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Quoting huskersports:
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the longest running time cut would be the parent profile and the other would be child profiles?

Yes, if it's set up as bonus feature films.  If it's set it up as a box set that wouldn't matter.
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Seems like the same sort of set as Blade Runner: 5 Disc Collector's Edition, which is set up as a box set.
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Sounds good.  Life's too short to put up with someone who can't, at minimum, be civil in a dispute.
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Quoting Nosferatu:
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As Psycho from Texas is a feature film, it would fit the rules on being included as a child profile.


I think the point of dispute is whether to set up the profile this way (bonus feature film):

The Gates of Hell
-- Psycho From Texas

or this way (box set):

The Gates of Hell / Psycho from Texas
-- The Gates of Hell
-- Psycho From Texas

I agree with GSyren that the two sides give different impressions.  If the spine says "The Gates of Hell" then I'd set it up as the first option (bonus feature film).
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Yup, to link the new children to the parent in the online db, you have to submit the parent profile with the new children attached.  Then, when another user goes to update their database, that update will offer to download new child profiles.  Sure, they'll have to delete the previous incorrect ones, but the new ones will download and associate as long as the other user doesn't have the profile locked.
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Quoting hydr0x:
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What I said is that people are more willing to purchase physical copies of stuff that is either "special" or hard to find otherwise. That can be the newest blockbuster with outstanding CGI or a rarely seen screwball comedy.


Agreed.  The boutique label stuff sells very well for us when we get it (which isn't often), as do older films (like classic Hollywood) and the new big blockbusters.  But when people call up and ask if we buy dvds, and I say 'some,' and then they're like, what are you looking for, the easiest way to answer is 'if it was ever in a $5 bin at Wal-Mart, I don't want it.'  Because all of that's on streaming, and the physical media buyers already own it.

Now, don't get me wrong, I like streaming as a concept, but I don't personally see it as a replacement for physical media, for me it's something that's in addition to physical media.  It's an expense that could be cut if necessary for the budget, and by the nature of my job I've built a large enough collection that if I had to do that, I wouldn't suffer.
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Quoting huskersports:
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Quoting Magmadrag:
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Am I right with that presumption or IS there a connection of the alternative versions? Which means: If anybody does an updated contribution for "ABC #2" it is also done for "ABC" and "ABC #1"?


No. Only the profile that you have in your local database will be updated. If I have ABC #1 and update it, only ABC #1 will be updated with that change.

Yes, what husker says here.  Like all other changes to profiles, they only effect the one you submit.
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Yes, I create Alternate ID profiles.  I didn't see that as an option in your poll.

Most recently, I added 3 Alternate ID profiles, for the child profiles for the Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy.

The same disc is used for at least four US releases alone - two for the prequel trilogy together, and two for different releases of the "complete saga" (which is no longer complete, as it's just the first two trilogies).  That's not even counting the releases in other countries (which are also the same disc ID).  I'm pretty sure they'll use the same disc for a new "complete saga" release with all three trilogies in it at some point in the future.

The profile I originally downloaded had child profiles from one of the complete releases attached, so it was easy to make the change by changing the disc ID to the new alternate and copy/pasting the correct cover from the parent profile.  Poof, new alternate ID profiles with the correct cover art.

If I can make things a bit more correct for others in the future, why not do it?
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We've definitely branched out into Funko Pops as well, but none of our dvd/bluray sections shrank.  Our CD shelves did, and our video game sections consolidated.  I wish we'd get more video games, that's solidly our best selling department, but they sell so well that we can't keep that many shelves filled.
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Quoting scotthm:
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It may be true that the number of people buying discs is stagnant or shrinking, but for people interested in certain genres or vintages of films on disc these are good times, and I for one am buying more discs than ever.


Oh absolutely!  We sell genre films really well, especially horror films.  I have a couple of guys who come in or call weekly looking for certain old westerns.  I really wish more people would come sell them to us, because I could turn over older films and genre films very easily.

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It's a fallacy that any film I might buy on disc will be available for streaming at my convenience and whim.


Agreed.  That's why I have a lot of physical Criterion releases, rather than just subscribing to their streaming channel.  Honestly, the streaming services I've made the most use out of are Kanopy and PBS.  The others are nice, but if I'm looking at what movies/tv shows I'm watching on services, those two hands down win.
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Quoting GSyren:
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Quoting Danae Cassandra:
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I think the point is more that the market isn't growing.  People are still buying physical media, but it's the same people.  It's an issue we're seeing at our shop.

Probably true, although I'm not sure that your shop experience is entirely relevant.


If anything, it bolsters your argument that DVDs/blu-rays are a niche market.  Much like vinyl records.  Both have their enthusiasts.  But John Q. Public has given up on physical media.  It no longer has the widespread mainstream buying that it once did.  While the enthusiasts are buying, especially from boutique labels and archive releases, the public is not.  Even film enthusiasts on letterboxd are moving to streaming, to services like The Criterion Channel and such.
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I think the point is more that the market isn't growing.  People are still buying physical media, but it's the same people.  It's an issue we're seeing at our shop.  We still sell dvds and blu-rays, but we see a lot of the same people, week after week, coming in to browse/buy, and when people come in to sell it's always collections of mainstream films, almost always movies that came out from the 90's or later, and usually they say they're selling because "it's all on streaming now". 

Most of our physical media buyers are 40+, usually looking for older films or niche/genre films, or buying TV seasons.  Of the new releases that we get (released on disc within the last 6 months), the only ones I'm reliably selling are the big blockbusters.  The only way we're selling the common releases in in grab bags, 20 DVDs in a brown paper bag for $10.  The bottom has fallen out of one previously solid reliably decent money maker - Disney films.  Disney+ has destroyed the secondary market for their films on DVD.  Pre-Disney+ films like The Lion King wouldn't stay on the shelf at $15, now they only move out of the $4 section.
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I also remember taking the contribution test back in the old intervocative days.
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It's most likely that the photo for Naveen is simply a mistake.  The cast/crew photo database was assembled by multiple people here on the forum in multiple contributions, and people are fallible creatures by nature. 

The photo for Naveen was most likely contributed by someone who assumed they were the same person as Naveen Andrews. 

But just looking at the pics, the dude from "Charmed" and "The Poughkeepsie Tapes" is not the same as the dude from "Lost."
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Here's another picture of the Charmed dude, this time from the film The Poughkeepsie Tapes

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1010271/mediaviewer/rm2418198017/?ft0=name&fv0=nm0623086&ft1=image_type&fv1=still_frame
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Looking at the picture of him on the Charmed wiki (https://charmed.fandom.com/wiki/Naveen) that's not the same dude as on Lost.
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Quoting drvrjon:
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this movie is one of those releases that was hit by cancel culture before it was a thing.  this was released on vcr tapes and laserdiscs back in the day


True, it has had VHS and laserdisc release in Europe and Japan, but has never had an official US release.  As it's in public domain in Japan, it could have a legal release there if a company wanted to do so, though I doubt that would happen.  Equally, I doubt it will ever have an official Disney release again.  it's too hot button, even if they tried to put it in context and release it in a collector/film historian sort of way (like the old Walt Disney Treasures sets or something).
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Personally, I think all of them can be valid credits for costume designer, when there is no one credited as Costume Designer.  If we had the ability to add anything to the credit table, I'd vote yes to adding Wardrobe Director/Direction to the list of accepted aliases.  I'd just also want an option so we don't get both the Designer and the Supervisor credits (much like so we don't get both Sound & Production Sound Mixer).
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Quoting MikaLove:
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"Still"?
If you want to remove the credit for Charles LeMaire, then we do not want the same thing even remotely.

Yes, still.  Am I missing credits somewhere?  Because if the credits shown are the only costume credits, then I do not want to remove LeMaire from being credited as costume designer.  I would want to craft a rule where someone like LeMaire would get credited, but someone whose job as described by ateo357 would not.

My proposition:  "Only use a Supervisor or Director credit when there is no Designer credit.  If a credit exists for Gowns, or costumes for a single actor or character, ignore that credit when determining whether to use a Supervisor or Director credit."

Applying that to the credits shown above, we have two costume credits:  one for "Wardrobe Direction", one for "Costumes for Miss Bette Davis designed by."  We credit Edith Head for the second.  Under what I would propose, we do not consider that credit when looking at other Costume or Wardrobe credits ("If a credit exists ... for a single actor or character, ignore").  There is no other credit for Costume Designer, therefore we list LeMaire for Costume Design.
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I guess you still didn't understand what I posted.  So, I'll try to rephrase what I would like to see.  Looking at the credit chart, I realize that the usual roles that are at issue (the person in charge of the costumes rather than the person designing them) are only partly Wardrobe, so I'll phrase accordingly.

Section: Art
Role: Costume Designer
Credited As: Costumes [by], Costume Supervisor, Gowns [by], Wardrobe [by], Wardrobe Designer, Wardrobe Supervisor, Wardrobe Director
Incorrect Roles: (blank)
Notes:  Only use a Supervisor or Director credit when there is no Designer credit.  If a credit exists for Gowns, or costumes for a single actor or character, ignore that credit when determining whether to use a Supervisor or Director credit.

I do think we want the same thing.  I want to credit the designer.  I want to not have the person who's in charge of keeping track of the costumes credited. 

All this is moot anyway.  There is no way to change the rules, because there is no Ken, and every time I've brought up that we take over the rules and run them by consensus, it has been shot down.  I don't know why we're even discussing it, since all we are doing is tilting at windmills.
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Quoting Nosferatu:
If Ms Head designed costumes for Bette Davis, wasn't she a costume designer? 


It almost seems like you're deliberately misunderstanding what I'm saying.  Yes, she is a costume designer.  However her credit does not read "Costume Designer" it reads "Costumes for Miss Bette Davis designed by."  Yes, that makes her a costume designer.  But it does not mean she was the costume designer for the whole film, it means she was the costume designer for Bette Davis.  Therefore, with no credit that reads simply "Costume Designer/Costumes Designed by" that encompasses the whole film, the way I would like to word things would give the credit to LeMaire.

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Quoting MikaLove:
If we would vote, I would vote for "credit people for what we know they did".

Agreed.  Which is why I would like a rule that says if there is a Costume Designer credited, do not add a Wardrobe credit.  Because that ends up inevitably crediting someone whose job was to wrangle the costumes, rather than design them.  With such a rule, we could include something that would read "Do not consider credits for gowns, or costumes for individual actors/characters when determining whether to include a Wardrobe credit."
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Quoting GSyren:
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In the case of All About Eve, that would deprive Edith Head of her credit in a film for which she won an Oscar.

Unless I missunderstand what Danae wrote, it would  deprive Charles LeMaire of his credit.

Would it?  The credits that are shown do not list someone as "Costume Designer."  The credits say "Costumes for Miss Bette Davis designed by Edith Head" = this equals specific costumes for a single actress.  Unless there is another general "Costume Designer" credit somewhere in those credits, that would give LeMaire that credit for wardrobe. 

In other words, we could tweak my phrasing to exclude credits for specific costuming (like Gowns or costumes for specific actors credits) when considering whether "Wardrobe" gets a Costume Designer credit.
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Personally, what I would like to see with a Costume Design credit in the rules would be a note like there is in the Sound credits.

So, to refresh memory, under Sound there is a note "Only use when there's no production sound mixing credit"

What I would like to see would be Wardrobe / Wardrobe by / Wardrobe Supervisor / Wardrobe Director note "Only use when there is no costume design credit."  This seems like it should keep the valid wardrobe credits, but might eliminate the ones where that's the person in charge of keeping up with costumes, rather than the designer.

Of course, even if we wanted to go that direction, we can't since Ken isn't active any more.
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Quoting Oliver K:
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Has there ever been talk about selling DVD Profiler and/or moving over to a subscription service or alternatively to a policy of paid upgrades?

It is still my number one movie collection program where everything comes together but the iOS and especially android apps are quite limited compared to the very powerful desktop program.


Ken has not weighed in on anything like subscription/paid upgrades.  Various members have from time to time voiced support for these sorts of things.
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