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Poll: Collections of self-contained, feature-length movies which are part of a TV Series should be profiled:
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorWigram
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Some TV series have feature-length, self contained movies as episodes. Examples are Columbo, Murder She Wrote, Agatha Christie's Poirot, Worricker...

Collections of such movies are sometimes entered in the database following the Box Set rules (barebone parent with no disc information; Features, audio, cast and crew, etc. are in the child profiles):
- Murder, She Wrote: 4 Movie Collection (025192088155)
- Columbo: Mystery Movie Collection: 1991-1993 (025192084584.3)
- Columbo: Mystery Movie Collection 1994-2003 (025192084591)
- Agatha Christie Poirot: Definitive Collection (733961131277)
- Babylon 5: The Movie Collection (883929048014.3)

Others have been profiled like a TV Series (all data in the main profile, including disc info, cast and crew separated by episode dividers; optional disc level child profiles are sometimes attached as allowed per rules):
- Columbo: Mystery Movie Collection: 1990 (025195017145)
- Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Classic Collection 2 (054961936595)
- Worricker: The Complete Series (841887026062)
- The Complete Above Suspicion (5036193080418.4)

Obviously, it cannot be both. Is there a consensus on what it should be?

Note: If your reaction to this question is to say that the subject has already be discussed in the past, please don't. I don't care what people thought 5 or 10 years ago; What is the opinion of the community today?
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Quoting Wigram:
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Some TV series have feature-length, self contained movies as episodes.

IMO, the length of the episode isn't important in determining whether or not it is an episode, though in some cases it may be difficult to assign such episodes to any particular season.

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The rules say, "The term "Box Set" is used to define any release that includes more than one film."

It does not say that it has to be a film released in theaters.  A made for TV film, in my opinion, still qualifies so they should be profiled using the Box Set rules.
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The rules say, "The term "Box Set" is used to define any release that includes more than one film."

It does not say that it has to be a film released in theaters.

How do you define "film"?  Is this a collection of "films"?

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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantGSyren
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Quoting scotthm:
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Quoting TheMadMartian:
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The rules say, "The term "Box Set" is used to define any release that includes more than one film."

It does not say that it has to be a film released in theaters.

How do you define "film"?  Is this a collection of "films"?

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Well, it's definitely not a TV show, so if not films, then what?
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Is this a collection of "films"?

That's somewhat different from Wigram's original question. The example you're giving here, is a collection of shorts. And the rules actually do address that, by stating that "Alternate versions are not used for contributing profiles for shorts." That means we can't contribute individual profiles for them.
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Most of these examples aren't exactly part of a TV series. They weren't TV shows with two hour episodes or multi-part movies episodes stitched together. They are TV movies that are related to a TV show, but weren't regular episodes. If you want a harder case, try Mystery Science Theater 3000 or the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes show.
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