How do you sort your Spaghetti Collection?


(Silver) #21

[quote=“Col. Douglas Mortimer, post:19, topic:1660”]I’m still at a loss on how to sort my collection. Currently its roughly according to actor, but than what happens when a movie has two actors and you have to pick one?

I’m going to switch to alphabetical sorting but its kinda tricky with spaghetti western titles. Do I go with english titles? Italian? What about titles that start with “a”, or a number, or “the”. What if spaghetti westerns have two titles that have two titles that are used equally often? For those of you who sort A to Z i’D appreciate some tips.[/quote]

When it comes to “a” and “the”…i tend to discount them when making an alphabetical list.


(ENNIOO) #22

In my big case each wallet holds eight discs so just left a few gaps between discs which worked for a while. When I reached 400 just sorted out again whilst listening to a few Spaghetti soundtracks and had the odd one or two beers and the job was an enjoyable one.

Like Silver says just ignore the ‘A’ ‘s and ’ The’ in the titles.

I sort by the most common english title.


(Paco Roman) #23

I’m a fan of the chaotic sorting.


(ENNIOO) #24

I used to be till I purchased the same version of a film twice.


(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #25

Thanks for the tips guys. I will try. But its still kinda hard going with english titles because many of my dvd’s are european or japanese releases with no english titles so it makes sorting and looking up something all the more messier.

Oh well. Such is the life of a spaghetti western fan…


(korano) #26

You could buy a label gun thing ( the real name escapes presently) and label your DVDs with the English titles. So what if it ruins the look of the case. At least it helps. This is what my video store does with non english covers.


(Silver) #27

What??? :o Lucky i have no prob differentiating between the titles…I’d never stick labels on them… :smiley:


(ENNIOO) #28

After being into Spaghetti westerns for many years and being a member of the forum for a while the different titles are usually not to much trouble for me.


(chuck connors brother) #29

I just put them in order of dvd companies.


(autephex) #30

Nice. I enjoy making a good time out of tasks like this


(Novecento) #31

Well, I would always go by director (as with all my non-spaghetti DVDs) but then again I have no box sets and I’m still well inside the double digits… to be honest, I’m not sure if I’ll ever make into triple digits to find out.


(korano) #32

How many you got?


(Søren) #33

To the people sorting by director or alphabetically how do you handle something like the Wild East double features? Or do you simply avoid buying anything with more than one movie on it :slight_smile:


(Dillinger) #34

Usually I sort my collectionsalphabetically. That’s the way I sorted my CDs and parts of my books.

My SW collection is a bit strange…

on the top shelf of my rack there are all the big ones like the x-rated, because they don’t fit in the other shelves of my reck (too low).

Then I have my Koch-shrine with the three big boxes and the rainbow collection.

Next one is the Django section with most of my Django movies (in Germany we have quite a lot of them).

The rest is rather unsorted, I have two more sections, for example an island of Kinski flicks.

In the lowest shelf I store my Euro- and US-westerns.


(chuck connors brother) #35

[quote=“Dillinger, post:34, topic:1660”]Usually I sort my collectionsalphabetically. That’s the way I sorted my CDs and parts of my books.

My SW collection is a bit strange…

on the top shelf of my rack there are all the big ones like the x-rated, because they don’t fit in the other shelves of my reck (too low).

Then I have my Koch-shrine with the three big boxes and the rainbow collection.

Next one is the Django section with most of my Django movies (in Germany we have quite a lot of them).

The rest is rather unsorted, I have two more sections, for example an island of Kinski flicks.

In the lowest shelf I store my Euro- and US-westerns.[/quote]

I have the xrated new & simpel movie boxes at the top too

All these together koch, wild east, mgm, blue underground etc (american releases), e-m-s, dfw, etc (other euro releases)

Dvd-r’s and movies I don’t like at the bottom


(Phil H) #36

I love the way this thread has got us all so involved so quick.
Geeks of the world Unite!!

Reading through it, I couldn’t help but be reminded of that scene from High Fidelity.

Whenever I watch this film with my wife she just looks at me knowingly :smiley:


(Dillinger) #37

Thanks for that clip Phil!

Fortunately my girl is quite tolerant, although our home tends to get too small for all that crap :wink:


(Paco Roman) #38

Had luck so far :smiley:
To be correct it’s not 100% chaotic. I have the Leone Movies on a shelf, all the Django’s (German Titels) and the Koch Media Rainbow Collection (it looks so beautiful) on a shelf. All my SW Boxes are on a shelf too. SW and Movies I love are at eye level the one’s I care less are beneath. So there is a certain system. :smiley:


(Novecento) #39

Not sure because I have seen some that I don’t own and, in terms of ownership, would only really count legit releases anyway. One day I’ll try and figure out exactly how many I’ve viewed but in any case I’m still holding off on compiling a top-20 until I’ve seen a few more.

The thing I love best about this forum and database is that all you knowledgeable fellows who’ve seen hundreds of these obscure ones have basically already separated the wheat from the chaff for me when I’m choosing a new one to watch. I’m also slowly learning who has more similar tastes to me which helps.


(davidf) #40

I just file them in the order i’ve bought them ie the first one i bought is at the back ;D