Movie Library

VHS tapes:

  1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    018713050014
  2. An Affair to Remember (1957)
    086162124037
  3. West Side Story (1961)
    027616126603
  4. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
    097360111330
  5. Star Wars (1977)
    086162113031
  6. Alien (1979)
    086162036958
  7. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    086162142536
  8. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    097360137637
  9. Time Bandits (1981)
    092091156759
  10. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
    086162147838
  11. Wall Street (1987)
    086162165337
  12. Rain Man (1988)
    027616164834
  13. Dead Poets Society (1989)
    012257947038
  14. Field of Dreams (1989)
    096898477239
  15. Parenthood (1989)
    096898092135
  16. Say Anything... (1989)
    086162170133
  17. Dances with Wolves (1990)
    023568087689
  18. Thelma & Louise (1991)
    027616235534
  19. Forever Young (1992)
    085391257134
  20. Jurassic Park (1993)
    096898140935
  21. Rudy (1993)
    043396537231
  22. Mallrats (1995)
    096898261937
  23. Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
    786936577938
  24. Rob Roy (1995)
    027616522283
  25. Fargo (1996)
    780063869331
  26. In Love and War (1996)
    794043455933
  27. Jerry Maguire (1996)
    043396825338
  28. Liar Liar (1997)
    096898292634
  29. Men in Black (1997)
    043396826533
  30. Titanic (1997)
    097363348139
  31. City of Angels (1998)
    085391704638
  32. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
    786936091632
  33. Runaway Bride (1999)
    097363238430
  34. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
    024543000921
  35. Erin Brockovich (2000)
    096898571036
  36. High Fidelity (2000)
    786936137088
  37. The Patriot (2000)
    043396057029
  38. The Perfect Storm (2000)
    085391858430
  39. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
    085392359134
  40. The Pianist (2002)
    096896106636

plus: Hands on a Hardbody: The Documentary (1997)

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I started by scanning tapes with my Cuecat. Some of the barcodes were covered up, so I used yahoo movie pages like this one to get the UPC codes. The result is vhscodes. Then I wrote movieIndex.py which looks up movies in a UPC database (thanks, Google!) to get the title then and IMDB to get the year etc.

I took a few notes in the #swig IRC channel while I was at it.

Hmm... the quick-n-dirty xml parsing techniques in movieIndex.py might merit an advogato blog article. But it's late. Maybe another day, maybe not


DanC, Jan 2005
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