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I see that a lot on National Geographic specials.  I always enter the studio as a group header, and then the producer under it.
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If they wrote the theme, either music or lyrics, that's Theme By.
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I believe they are likely deriving the / from the convention for sets like this one (sample picture below), wherein you would enter the title of the parent profile as Devils of Darkness / Witchcraft

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Currently, all but vol. 5 are in the database in the following format:

The Universal Horror Collection: Volume #: Film Title/Film Title/Film Title/Film Title

Vol. 5 is what I consider correct - The Universal Horror Collection: Volume 5

I didn't like that when I got them, so I corrected it locally.  I never submitted the change because I didn't feel like fighting about it.  But I personally don't feel that the title is correct as is in the online db.
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Universal Horror Collection: Volume 5

The way I see it the posters advert the contents of the set, so are not part of the parent profile title.
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Well, a pinned thread for this already exists - here. I'm not sure how you would best draw from that for your CastCrewCheck program, though.

Yeah, I'd need something a lot better structured than that.

I think the questions that would have to be answered before someone might volunteer, would be
- What would "better structured" look like?
- How often would it need to be updated?  (daily, weekly, monthly?)
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His stage name has no credits in the database either, so that's incorrect.

At this point you just pick one of the two credited, and enter the other as credited as.
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I can go along with this reading of the rules.  From a certain perspective, even the Blade Runner set still conforms, since it contains a 3+ hour documentary along with the three cuts of the film.  So it technically does contain more than one film, even if the other one is a doc on the film.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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