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Which out-of-print DVDs do you regret not buying?

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#1 of 93 OFFLINE   Kristian


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Posted July 18 2004 - 06:07 AM

What discs do you wish you had bought before they went OOP? This isn't limited to DVDs; if there's an OOP LD or VHS you wish you had picked up, feel free to mention it.

My greatest DVD regret is not picking up Walt Disney Treasures - The Complete Goofy when I had the chance. There's actually a little story behind this, so bear with me.

Sometime in January 2003, I go to The Disney Store to buy Walt Disney Treasures - Mickey Mouse in Living Color - Volume 1. When I go to pay, the cute cashier asks me if I want to also pick up The Complete Goofy. Maybe her beauty affected my cognitive skills, but I said "not now, maybe later". Later never came, as I never saw the DVD again after that. I had the money to buy it, which makes me feel even guiltier about it. After this fiasco, I swore that I would never wait until later to pick up a Walt Disney Treasure (I managed to get all four of the current wave before it was too late, thankfully).

Another one I regret not buying is Disney's Pinocchio. I know it was a barebones DVD, but I really love the movie and I wish I didn't have to wait a few more years for the Platinum Edition to arrive.
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#2 of 93 OFFLINE   Jay*W


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Posted July 18 2004 - 06:19 AM

One that comes to mind for me is the Criterion version of SPINAL TAP.


#3 of 93 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted July 18 2004 - 06:48 AM

Bride Of Re-Animator- the pioneer version with all the extras. I once had this in my hands at an HMV but balked at the price. Now all there is is that crappy featureless Artisan version. I still keep a lookout for it when shopping, but I doubt that I'll ever find it......sigh.... Posted Image
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#4 of 93 OFFLINE   WillKTaylor


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Posted July 18 2004 - 08:24 AM

Criterion Killer and Tartan Battle Royale.. that's about it.

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#5 of 93 OFFLINE   Julio De Luis

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Posted July 18 2004 - 08:37 AM

Toy Story Box set
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#6 of 93 OFFLINE   Lynda-Marie


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Posted July 18 2004 - 08:38 AM

I wish Disney would NOT release things and then yank them off the shelves a few months later. That is such a pain. I realize it is their business, and their decision, but honestly, it is highly annoying!
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#7 of 93 OFFLINE   Jeff D Han

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Posted July 18 2004 - 08:42 AM

I didn't get Sid And Nancy Criterion DVD in time,
and I was really bummed out about it. Fortunately
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#8 of 93 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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Posted July 18 2004 - 09:23 AM

None *cuddles Criterion This is Spinal Tap DVD and Tartan NTSC Battle Royale disc* Posted Image

#9 of 93 OFFLINE   Jeremy Little

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Posted July 18 2004 - 09:29 AM

One that comes to mind for me is the Criterion version of SPINAL TAP.

Ditto, I mean I did get one. While I was there, I knew it was OOP and they had 2 copies. I could have bought another one and at least sold it for about triple what they were asking.

The other is The Killer CC. I know there are better versions out, but I had the opportunity to buy it for $29.99.
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#10 of 93 OFFLINE   Mike Wadkins

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Posted July 18 2004 - 09:50 AM

the anchor bay evil dead 2 tin the only version i dont own
i have every ed dvd and laser from all over the world bar this
and the criteron silence of the lambs

the only other thing i want is the goldeneye dts laserdic and the jap phantom menace laser

#11 of 93 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted July 18 2004 - 09:51 AM

I regret not picking up the Davy Crockett 2-disc set.... now, I have every Walt Disney Treasure except that!

On the other hand, I'm glad I picked up the Universal Monsters 8-disc, 5 of the Image Chaplin DVD's (4-disc set and The Circus), the many Disney DVD's, and some Fox 2-discers before going out of print.

#12 of 93 OFFLINE   Harold Wazzu

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Posted July 18 2004 - 10:53 AM

Ultimate Toy Box DVD set

#13 of 93 OFFLINE   Mike Wadkins

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Posted July 18 2004 - 10:55 AM

i didnt realise the toy box was oop glad i got it now

#14 of 93 OFFLINE   Rob Stidham

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Posted July 18 2004 - 11:06 AM

I've been holding out for a re-release of the 1982 oddity Liquid Sky, which has become a rarely listed $70-$90 eBay wonder.

Must've picked up and put down the same $25 copy on at least a dozen trips four years ago!
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#15 of 93 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted July 18 2004 - 11:12 AM

Salo. I could have sold it and made a mint.
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#16 of 93 OFFLINE   Brian W

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Posted July 18 2004 - 11:18 AM

Double Indemnity (OOP Universal release, though not great, better than nothing until they get around to giving this the transfer it deserves) and Duel In The Sun (OOP Roadshow version by Anchor Bay I understand was over and beyond). Have not heard ANYTHING about the current MGM release, I am justified in being always hesitant regarding MGM. Anyone have a review?

#17 of 93 OFFLINE   Julio H

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Posted July 18 2004 - 11:21 AM

I wish Disney would NOT release things and then yank them off the shelves a few months later. That is such a pain. I realize it is their business, and their decision, but honestly, it is highly annoying!

I agree. Why the hell do they do it?
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#18 of 93 OFFLINE   Paul_Stachniak



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Posted July 18 2004 - 12:08 PM

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie. The HMV by Time Square had a rack of them for 8.99, and I didn't pick it yup for whatever reason. And I've since ALWAYS regreted that.

I guess I should enjoy that LaserDisc while it lasts.
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#19 of 93 OFFLINE   JeremySt



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Posted July 18 2004 - 12:53 PM

Ditto on MST3K. I bought mine for $9.99. I should have bought all 30 copies!

#20 of 93 OFFLINE   Shawn_Sek


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Posted July 18 2004 - 01:28 PM

Rocky Horror Picture Show (2 disc) im not even a big fan of the movie but i want it.

Passion Of Darkly Noon (French) although that was way before i was even into DVDs and certainly not educated on DVDs from other regions.

oh yeah, 100 more copies of Salo (Criterion) for resale.
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