Discussion in 'DVD' started by DeeF, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. DeeF

    DeeF Screenwriter

    Jun 19, 2002
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    I'd be interested in your lists of movies that you have bought more than once on DVD, and particularly, why.

    I don't have that many, but here they are:

    Singin' in the Rain
    Obviously, the special edition could not be passed up.

    I originally bought the Criterion, but then this year an anamorphic version was found on the backside of The Truth About Charlie, so I bought it. Needless to say, this second version wasn't necessary.

    Little Shop of Horrors
    This was my first DVD. When a newer version came out, I gave the older one to my sister (with 3 kids). Later, I came to realize my error, since the older one is valuable and includes that alternate ending. I got it back from my sister, so I have two.

    Orphans of the Storm, Intolerance, Birth of a Nation, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
    I have bought different versions of these movies, for different features, and different qualities of transfer.

    West Side Story
    The newest edition does have great features and great packaging. But there is one scene (the Balcony scene where they sing "Tonight") which is so seriously out-of-sync audio that the movie is almost ruined by it. I'm glad I kept the original release DVD.

    Modern Times, The Goldrush, The Great Dictator
    This week, I added these new versions to my original DVDs.

    I am looking forward to the rest of the Chaplin, plus the special edition of Casablanca. There are many movies I would like to see redone, in new transfers, with better features...

    The Searchers
    Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang
    Mary Poppins (where is this one?!)
  2. Marvin Richardson

    Marvin Richardson Supporting Actor

    Jul 16, 1999
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    I double dip all the time. I don't like to do it but I'm a sucker for new features/better transfers. The new features don't even have to be all that great, I'm still a sucker for them. That's pretty much the reason. Here's a list of all the doubles I've had, and whether or not I kept the original version.

    American Pie
    An American Werewolf in London
    Apocalypse Now: Don't feel bad about this one, as the original and Redux are really two different movies.
    Blue Velvet
    Boogie Nights
    Conan the Barbarian
    Die Hard
    Die Hard 2: Die Harder
    Die Hard with a Vengeance
    The Evil Dead: Have both the "Book of the Dead" and Elite versions, for the different aspect ratios.
    The Exorcist: Have both "The Version You've Never Seen" and the far superior "25th Anniversary" versions.
    The Fugitive
    Highlander: Used to have the atrocious Republic version, then upgraded to the "Immortal Edition".
    Jaws: Had the DD version, then when I got a new receiver upgraded to the DTS version.
    Jurassic Park: Have both the DD and corrected DTS versions.
    The Lost World: Jurassic Park: Have both the DD and corrected DTS versions.
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Have both the theatrical and extended versions.
    Memento: Have both the original and Limited Editions
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Night of the Living Dead (1968): Upgraded to the Elite "Millenium Edition"
    Re-Animator: Upgraded to the Elite "Millenium Edition"
    The Silence of the Lambs: Have the Criterion and the new special edition; kept the Criterion for the incredible commentary.
    The Sixth Sense: Have both the Collector's Edition and the Vista Series version.
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: The only "Star Trek" I've double-dipped on. Kept both the original and the Director's versions because I'm a completist.
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day: Had the first version, then upgraded to the Ultimate Edition. Now I may have to triple-dip and get the Extreme Edition. [​IMG]
    X-Men: Have both versions. Haven't got rid of the first one because I haven't figured out if there are any supplements on the first that aren't on the second. Anyone know for sure?

    Yikes, that's quite a list! The only one I really feel bad about is American Pie though. I didn't need that new version.
  3. DeeF

    DeeF Screenwriter

    Jun 19, 2002
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    Wow! That's quite a list Marvin.

    Since I slowly buy DVDs, I was fortunate enough not to get many of these in their first incarnation, and bought them as special editions.

    But you've reminded me of a few more that I own or owned two versions:

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Have both the theatrical and extended versions.
    Memento Have both the original and Limited Editions
    The Sixth Sense Have both the Collector's Edition and the Vista Series version.

    I didn't realize there was another version of American Werewolf in London. Also, I would like to look into the versions you mentioned of Silence of the Lambs, The Exorcist, and This is Spinal Tap, for the superior commentaries. Also, I should buy Apocalypse Now Redux.
  4. Carl Johnson

    Carl Johnson Cinematographer

    May 6, 1999
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    I've yet to double dip a single title. I was tempted with Se7en, but I'd rather spend money on a blind purchase over double dipping.
  5. Matt Stone

    Matt Stone Lead Actor

    Jun 21, 2000
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    I double dip all the time as well. I sell of the old, and buy the new. Double dipping has never really bothered me as it bothers others.
  6. ThomasC

    ThomasC Lead Actor

    Dec 15, 2001
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    Pearl Harbor: 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
    Pearl Harbor: The Director's Cut, Vista Series

    I believe both DVDs were announced at the same time and I planned on buying them both from the day they were announced. There was a $10 rebate for those who bought both editions, and while that was nice, I would've bought both anyways.
  7. Dan Rudolph

    Dan Rudolph Producer

    Dec 30, 2002
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    A.I.: Accidentally bought the full-screen and couldn't return it. Then got a wide replacement. I'll sell the old one to you if you want it.

    Army of Darkness: Have both the theatrical and director's cuts

    Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Have the theatrical and extended editions.

    Nosferatu (1922): Have the Image SE and the Arrow release with the Type O Negative soundtrack

    Sleuth: Bought the original, then upgraded to the non-flipper with special features.

    The Sum of All Fears: Bought the original single release, then the boxed set. Sold the old one to my Dad.

    Terminator 2: Have the Ultimate and Extreme Editions

    The Toxic Avenger: Bought the first one by itself, then bought the Tox Box for Toxic Crusaders. Sold the old one on the trade forum here.

    X-Men: Have the original release and 1.5. Keeping the original around for the Charlie Rose interview.
  8. Jeff D Han

    Jeff D Han Supporting Actor

    Mar 2, 2003
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    I've double dipped on-

    Bull Durham
    A few Good Men
    The Fugitive
    In The Line Of Fire
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    Pulp Fiction
    Reservoir Dogs
    Star Trek 2: The Wrath Of Khan
    There's Something About Mary

    I'll double dip on Fargo when that comes out
    at the end of September.

    I upgraded these titles because of added features.
  9. DeeF

    DeeF Screenwriter

    Jun 19, 2002
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    Whoops! Forgot about a big double dip I did:

    The Stanley Kubrick Collection

    which I rebought when it came out with better transfers.

    So, that means:

    The Shining
    Full Metal Jacket
    Dr. Strangelove
    Barry Lyndon
    A Clockwork Orange

    plus, I did double dip with Spartacus, buying first the Universal, then the Criterion.
  10. Christian Preischl

    Christian Preischl Screenwriter

    Oct 11, 2001
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    Christian Preischl
    Here's what I double dipped on (shockingly, it's quite a lot):

    Die Hard 1-3
    Flash Gordon (from non-anamorphic UK R2 edition to anamorphic R2)
    Friends (from R2 to R1 because of the extended cuts and better picture quality. Funnily enough the R1's are so dirt cheap that everytime a new set is released I actually make a profit when ebaying the old set. So keep those sets coming, Warner, I need the money. [​IMG]
    The Fugitive
    Jerry Maguire
    One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Pulp Fiction
    The Right Stuff
    Robin Hood: PoT
    Silence of the Lambs (kept the Criterion though)
    Sixth Sense
    Groundhog Day
    Thelma and Louise
    There's Something about Mary
    Total Recall (from R2 to R1 SE because of the extras, probably wouldn't upgrade today)

    Now here's what I find even more interesting, a list of DVDs I refused to double dip on:

    American Pie 1&2 (Ultimate Edition and Beneath the Crust my ass)
    First Blood
    Hercules (Disney)
    Highlander (mostly because I don't really care for the film that much anymore)
    El Mariachi/Desperado (okay, the SE's aren't out yet, but I won't upgrade anyway)
    The Mummy (see American Pie)
    T2 (got the Ultimate Edition, won't upgrade until the Uber-Extreme edition)

    Also, I didn't double-dip on any of the SuperBit releases.

    DVD Marketing people are gonna love this thread, btw. [​IMG]

  11. Dennis Heller

    Dennis Heller Second Unit

    Nov 29, 2001
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    A few:

    Jurassic Park--DD to dts
    Saving Private Ryan--ditto
    Black Hawk Down--regular to Deluxe
    Almost Famous--regular to Untitled Bootleg
    T2--regular to Ultimate, holding off on Extreme
    Tombstone--regular to Vista Series
    Twister--DD to dts
  12. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

    Dec 4, 2001
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    I've also double-dipped on a few titles:

    Lord of The Rings:FOTR -Theatrical & Extended Editions
    Nosferatu: Image(2nd version) and Kino versions
    Evil Dead: Elite and Book Of The Dead versions
    Sixth Sense: Original and Vista versions
    Terminator 2: Ultimate and Extreme
    Silence Of The Lambs: Criterion and MGM versions
    American Pie: Original and Ultimate editions
    The Mummy: Collectors and Ultimate editions
    Groundhog Day: Original and Special Edition
    X-Men: Original and 1.5
    Fifth Element: Original and Superbit
    Desperado: El Mariachi/Desperado disc and Superbit
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Original and Superbit
    The Mask of Zorro: Regular and Special Edition

    and will double-dip again this week when 'There's Something About Mary' comes out.
  13. John Madia

    John Madia Second Unit

    May 13, 2003
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    So far I've double dipped on:

    Lord of the Rings - I wasn't going to get the theatrical cut but I traded Brannigan and Moby Dick for it at EB when it came out.

    Memento - Didn't feel like waiting for the LE.

    Platoon - I wanted the extras (especially the documentary) and was able to trade my bare bones version.

    Star Trek II - I picked it up because I'm a Star Trek fan and wanted the special edition but I haven't even watched it (or III) yet. I was going to double dip on IV if I saw it for a good price but figured I'd better wait until I actually watched II and III.
  14. Britton

    Britton Supporting Actor

    Jun 3, 2001
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    1) Apocalypse Now - Original and Redux.
    2) Blue Velvet - upgraded for the DD5.1 and extras.
    3) A Clockwork Orange - upgraded to get decent video transfer.
    4) Die Hard - upgraded for the anamorphic transfer and DTS.
    5) Dr. Strangelove - got the SE with the remastered Kubrick box.
    6) The Exorcist - Special Edition and VYNS (although I later sold the new cut).
    7) First Blood - upgraded for the DTS track.
    8) From Russia With Love - This was the first DVD I bought in 1998 and later got the SE with Bond Set 3 in October 2000.
    9) Full Metal Jacket - upgraded to get decent video transfer.
    10) Groundhog Day - upgraded for DD5.1 and extras.
    11) The Hunt for Red October- upgraded for the anamorphic transfer and DTS.
    12) Jurassic Park - bought DD, later got the DTS.
    13) Lord of the Rings: FOTR - both the theatrical and extended.
    14) Monty Python and the Holy Grail - upgraded for anamorphic transfer.
    15) Platoon - upgraded from MGM barebones to MGM SE since Borders had it for cheap when it first came out.
    16) Pulp Fiction - had the Alliance version, then the region free Korean DVD and then the CE with the DTS track.
    17) Saving Private Ryan - bought DD, later got the DTS.
    18) The Shining - upgraded to get decent video transfer.
    19) The Silence of the Lambs - have both the Criterion and the MGM SE.
    20) Star Trek II - wanted to see the cut scenes from the legendary ABC version.
    21) Star Trek III - upgraded for Nimoy commentary.
    22) Star Trek IV - uprgrade for Shatner and Nimoy commentary.
    23) Terminator 2 - bought the UE and then the EE.
    24) Toy Story and Toy Story 2 - upgraded to the Ultimate Toy Box.
    25) X-Men - I have the original release and got 1.5 for DTS and the extras.

    I will probably double dip on Aliens since it sounds like it will include the theatrical cut.
    If Robert Harris' post in the Lawrence of Arabia Superbit thread means what I think it does, my LE of the movie will have a companion on the DVD shelf.
    Whenever Spider-Man gets a Superbit version, I will be getting it.
    Finally, I plan to upgrade the remaining Star Trek movies through First Contact.
  15. EricSunde

    EricSunde Stunt Coordinator

    Dec 8, 2002
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    I've done it several times as well, since I can't resist better transfers and new features...

    Die Hard Trilogy - Regular and SE's
    Lord of the Rings: FOTR - Theatrical and Extended Versions
    Memento - Regular and LE
    Silence of the Lambs - Criterion and SE
    Stargate - SE and Ultimate
    Terminator 2 - Ultimate and Extreme
    There's Something About Mary (This week!)
    Unforgiven - Regular and SE
    Usual Suspects - Regular and SE
    X-Men - SE and 1.5

    And I'm sure the Alien Quadrilogy will have its hold on me later this year, too.

    It works out pretty well when I trade the discs in, since sometimes you get the movie cash or some kind of rebate, like on X-Men or LOTR.
  16. Josh Sieg

    Josh Sieg Second Unit

    Oct 27, 2002
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    I have 'There's Something About Mary' and I'm planning on getting 'There's Something More About Mary' so I guess that could be my first double dip! [​IMG]
  17. David Williams

    David Williams Cinematographer

    Mar 6, 2001
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    I have only DDed on two titles: The Fellowship of the Ring (Theatrical and Gift Set) and X-Men (thankfully I received 1.5 as a birthday gift).

    I plan to DD both of the remaining LOTR movies and possibly Chicago if/when a special edition comes out.
  18. DanielM

    DanielM Stunt Coordinator

    Jul 5, 2002
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    so far only twice
    Dogma and Total Recall although when the alien quad comes out it will be mine i guess I will have to sell the original set with the 5 disc.....Im still waiting on Batman
  19. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

    Apr 7, 2000
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    Um... lets see

    2001 ASO X 3
    Almost Famous
    An American Werewolf in London
    Black Hawk Down
    Das Boot
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    Conan The Barbarian
    Dances With Wolves
    Die Hard
    Die Hard with a Vengeance
    Dirty Harry
    Donnie Brasco
    The Doors
    Dr No
    Dr Strangelove
    La Femme Nikita
    First Blood
    From Russia With Love
    The Fugitive
    Full Metal Jacket
    High Noon
    Hunt for Red October
    Interview With the Vampire
    Last of the Mohicans
    Lethal Weapon
    Mad Max
    Midnight Run
    Nightmare Before Christmas
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Pulp Fiction
    Reservoir Dogs
    The Right Stuff
    The Shining
    Silence of the Lambs X3
    Slap Shot
    Star Trek 2
    Starship Troopers
    T2 x3
    Total Recall

    In the near future (hopefully)
    Blade Runner
    Escape From New York
    Great Escape
    Raging Bull

    Unsure about
    Alien Box - I'd like to see the new cut of Alien3, but I never want to sit through Resurrection again.
  20. Yee-Ming

    Yee-Ming Producer

    Apr 4, 2002
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    "on a little street in Singapore"
    Real Name:
    Yee Ming Lim
    So far I've managed to limit it to:-

    Sixth Sense
    Silence of the Lambs

    The first 2 because I never expected decent special editions to come out, with Sixth Sense the improved version was hard to resist, and SotL Criterion + MGM, well you get a whole lot with both.

    In future, I expect to have to double dip on Alien box, the 3 ST:TNG movies in the box (i.e. VII, VIII and IX).

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