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Quoting GSyren:
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Opinions anyone?

I certainly wouldn't remove the "theatrical release studio" to make room for a third production company, since the rules explicitly state that the release studio has priority over the production companies.

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List the Studios in the following priority.

Theatrical Release Studio(s)
Production Company(s)

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DVD menu --> Change UPC / Locality --> Select / Create Alternate Version --> Create New Alternate Version & check "Retain existing entry and create a clone".

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Quoting T!M:
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This is something I would personally store locally using the non-contributable "Other" credit within the writing section, though.

This is what I do also.

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Quoting Dr. Killpatient:
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Ken hasn't uploaded his collection since just after the post was made and the site is coded not to display when he last visited the forums but it shows that Gerri last visited April 21, 2020.

Ken still visits the forums.  He was here yesterday.  Whatever he is doing or not doing, he still does drop in from time to time.

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Quoting ninso4:
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What do you think?

Unless you plan to change all of them you should leave this one alone, IMO.  I seem to recall Ken saying that consistency in the online database is important to him, and the online database is his, not ours.

If you can get them all changed then I think that makes sense.

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Quoting Addicted2DVD:
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Just looking for people's opinions... guess that is just not right to do. Will learn from my "mistake" than to ask opinions around here.

When I said earlier that I'm flexible, and have Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein cataloged as "horror", that was meant to suggest that if Venom was categorized as "horror" in the online database, and I added it to my collection, I would probably retain that genre.

By the way, this is what Wikipedia says about Venom and horror:
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Venom was considered "a spin on a horror film", inspired by the works of John Carpenter and David Cronenberg, but with "more pop and fun".

Link

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Quoting Addicted2DVD:
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My main thing is I watched it the once and I am not sure I am remembering enough. It is already listed as horror in the database. was trying to think if there was "enough " horror elements to call this a horror movie.

If it's your local database it's your call.  It's like asking how many songs need to be in a movie for it to be a musical.

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Quoting Addicted2DVD:
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Putting this here because it is Genre... so it is subjectable... and I do not plan to contribute... But I noticed that Venom is marked as horror. And I found myself on the fence on this one.... sure there is some horrific things in this... but would you personally have this as horror in your collection.

Why would you not consider it a horror film?  What essential element does it lack?

Personally, I have Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein categorized as "horror" in my collection, so I'm flexible.

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Quoting GeneinOrlando:
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Have been wearing out Ebay lately and doing my part to keep the post office solvent. Kinda blew past the 28,000 mark and at over 28,500 now.

So... how many movies a day do you have to watch to keep up?

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Quoting T!M:
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there's no reason that "if a company name heads a group of crew" couldn't be applied to a puppeteering company if there are valid credits listed under it.

No reason except that puppeteers are "cast" and not "crew".

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Quoting Magmadrag:
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Comments  like this are really helpful! Thanks for your extraordinary support!

No one who can give you a really helpful answer (Invelos) will bother doing so.

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Quoting Magmadrag:
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And without knowing if I or what I did wrong this time, it is quite difficult to make it better the next time.

Probably the wind was blowing north to south rather than east to west.

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Quoting Mithi:
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A dedicated UPC-scanner in 2020? Why not simply use a smartphone?

Because for some of us the convenience of importing directly into the desktop application is worth the $15.

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Quoting Addicted2DVD:
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It is not like the screener has the disc in front of them to check... they rely on the votes.

When cover images are online the screeners do not need to rely on the voters.  They can look.

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Plus Ken stated they will accept some wrong info if the majority is right.

This appears to be random.  Sometimes this happens and sometimes it does not.  As I've said, it almost seems as if it's a coin toss when "no" votes are received.

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Quoting Nosferatu:
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It's strange and a bit frustrating why there isn't consistency so you can have two identical contributions with identical wording and one will be approved the other will be rejected.

I would say that the screening process has succumbed to the same apathy as the technical support.  The powers-that-be behind Invelos have lost interest.

It seems likely that the approval process is automatic for contributions with no "no" votes, and a coin toss for the others.

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Quoting GSyren:
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How did you determine that?

I added him to my friends list a couple months ago.  He seems to drop by about three or four times a month.

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Quoting GSyren:
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Support from Invelos is non existant.

Which I don't understand, as Ken does drop by once in a while.  His last forum visit was 6/26/2020.

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Quoting DJ Doena:
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I'm 42. 1995 was my youth. 

One day you'll look back and think this was your youth.

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Quoting DJ Doena:
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But a 2005 movie is not new either. And a 1995 movie is one human generation old.

One doesn't go from new to old in the blink of an eye.  There is a transition period that's as long as each of us would like it to be.  An "old" movie for me is one that was around during my youth.  YMMV.

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Quoting DJ Doena:
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Almost all movies are Blu-ray except for old movies that don't rely on special effects and which I've never seen so don't even know if I like them.

What "old movies"?  I don't even see anything there that's B&W.

My philosophy is, if it's younger than me, it's not an old movie.

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Quoting GSyren:
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But ... are they still original songs?

Is it still the same movie?

Would you enter this film in the database as:

Title:  Hell's Bloody Devils
Original Title: Smashing the Crime Syndicate

If not, then they are not original songs.

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Quoting Dr. Killpatient:
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I've likewise got my collection stored on a Plex server though I've used Handbrake to convert the raw MKV files to h.265. Takes a 25GB MKV to 4-6GB. I've got 1,121 movies taking up 4.32 TB of storage which used to take over half of my 54TB NAS, freeing up enough space that I could take out a 6TB drive from the array and use it as a hot spare.

I have a little over 2200 movies on my Plex server so far, and like you am using Handbrake to convert the MKV files -- h.265 for Blu-rays and H.264 for DVDs.  I still have a little over 400 movies to go (plus whatever I buy from time to time.)  I only have about half of my TV series done yet though.

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More and more of my collection is winding up on my Plex server.  I think I have about 15 TB of video files on there so far.



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Quoting iPatsa:
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Except for: "If there are no credits, the film's official site may be used as a source."

The question then is if these actors taken from an offical source should be marked as uncredited.

Yes, they should be marked as uncredited.  The referenced bullet point in the rules begins with the words, "If there are no credits", so by definition they would be uncredited.

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I've only bought three DVDs this year so far, and I bought 19 DVDs last year, (three were boxed sets.)

This contrasts to 132 Blu-rays purchased in the same time period, 11 of which are boxed sets.

So since January 2019, about 14% of my disc purchases are DVDs, and about 86% are Blu-rays.

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