What's new

Double, double, double dipping (1 Viewer)

Ric Easton

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2001
Messages
2,828
... or Sextuple dipping!!

With the upcomomg re-releases of Termnator 2 and Robin Hood, I started thinking of all the movies I have bought multiple versions of. Whether it be for a better format or a better/special edition, I have been down this road many times.

I started wondering what movie I bought the most. I think it's gotta be Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan.

First there was my "priced to own" Beta version for the bargain price of 39.99! What a deal! I had to have it!

Beta bit the big one so I had to get a VHS HiFi copy of it.

Then I saw a widescreen box set of all 5 Star Trek films on VHS, with a shot of the Enterprise that spanned across all 5 spines! Too Cool! At last I could see them the way they were meant to be seen... OAR baby!

Well, the way ST:2 was meant to be seen was on my new widescreen Laserdisc! Look at that improved quality!

Buh-bye LD hello DVD! Too bad they still haven't inserted the deleted scenes... Well at least I have my version I taped off of ABC-TV way back when (Not that I'd ever watch it!)

Gotta love that new DVD Special Edition! At last everyone will know that Peter Preston was Scotty's nephew!

Hopefully I've hit the end of the road on this one... Until HD-DVD that is.

Ric
 

Mark_Wilson

Screenwriter
Joined
Jul 27, 2000
Messages
1,798
T2 would be my most purchased with 3 dvds, 2 LDs (one anamorphic), and 1 D-VHS. Battle Royale second with 5 dvds, Starship troopers a close second with 3 dvds (third coming in august) and Stargate with 3 dvds and 2 LDs (1 dts & 1 anamorphic).
 

Paul McElligott

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jul 2, 2002
Messages
2,598
Real Name
Paul McElligott
2001 is my vice.
1 VHS (old, old MGM tape in the larger silver box).
2 Laserdiscs (Criterion CLV, MGM CAV box set).
2 DVDs (Old non-anamorphic MGM, new anamorphic Warners).
 

Derek Miner

Screenwriter
Joined
Feb 22, 1999
Messages
1,662
TERMINATOR 2 and the STAR WARS trilogy have to be my tops...

- Bought used VHS copies of the STAR WARS films individually before I had an inkling about widescreen.
- Bought the VHS Widescreen Trilogy set (with spiffy hologram cover!)
- Bought the Special Edition VHS Widescreen Trilogy
- Bought a used copy of the "Definitive Collection" on laser when I got a LD player
- Hadn't planned on getting the Special Edition laserdisc set, but I found it marked down by nearly 50% in a store clearing out lasers.

- Bought a used T2 VHS
- Bought the "Terminator Collection" VHS set (widescreen with spffy hologram cover!)
- Bought a used copy of the T2 laserdisc box set
- Bought the T2: Ultimate Edition DVD
- Will be buying the T2: Extreme Edition DVD. Why? Because I am lured by the promise of new special features (and the new transfer is spiffy as well).

So what should studios learn from me? More hologram covers!
;)
 

Dave Mack

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2002
Messages
4,671
Halloween... over and over and over.... and still counting! Alien(s)... Still coming!

Bram Stoker's Dracula... VHS, WS VHS, DVD, SB DVD...
SW, of course and Trek....Bought the Beta Trek 2 at Crazy Eddie the nite it went on sale here in NYC and the joint was PACKED!

Queen, We Will Rock You... 2 vhs releases, 2 DVD releases...

Jeez, now U guys made me really think! There oughta be a DD anonymous! Or triple-dipper's, or Quadruple...
 

Brian E

Screenwriter
Joined
Aug 12, 2000
Messages
1,636
Probably the Star Wars Trilogy here.

All three on CED
Rental Priced VHS (man were those spendy)
Original VHS Box Set
Original VHS Box Set (had to buy a second after first set wore out)
THX Box VHS Box Set
WS THX VHS Box Set
WS SE VHS Box Set
WS SE LE VHS Box Set
All three on THX LD
 

JeremySt

Screenwriter
Joined
Aug 19, 2001
Messages
1,771
Real Name
Jeremy
Triple dipping and beyond.....


2001
MAR VHS release
MAR VHS Release #2
LTBX VHS Release
MGM DVD
WB DVD (why? Im an idiot)
Kubrick Box Set #1
Kubrick Box Set #2

T2
MAR VHS
LBX VHS
Live DVD
UE DVD
EE DVD

Bond Movies
all MAR VHS
LBX VHS
MGM DVD (goldeney and for your eyes only)
MGM SE DVD (all of em)

Evil Dead
VHS
crap release #1
Elite Edition
Book Edition

Night of The Living Dead
VHS
cheapo edition
Elite
Millenium

Exorcist
VHS
original
25th Aniv.
TVYNS
 

Paul_Scott

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2002
Messages
6,545
T2 for me.

first it was the $40 double disc LD.
then it was the "superduperwhoanellyisthisthemostcomprehensiveboxse tever" LD set
then, after abandoning the LD player and it's inadequete analog outs, i got almost that exact same $125 box set for $20 on dvd at circuit city.
now this tues i will be buying the extreme edition.

that will be $200 i've spent to watch this movie at home.
good movie, still holds up, but i've only watched that huge honking LD set once, and same for the UE dvd.
i just want the movie in my collection in the best possible a/v quality.
just pulled the current UE out, and i can see why alot of videophiloes have dogged it (i always thought it looked fine before).
finally, it appears this film look state of the art again.


funny enough, the next film i have had the most copies of has been The Thin Man
1 vhs
1 LD box set
1 dvd

i just about never bought pre-recorded movies on VHS, but all the money on blew on LDs made up for it.
 

Carl Johnson

Senior HTF Member
Joined
May 6, 1999
Messages
2,260
Real Name
Carl III
I replaced a dozen or so VHS titles with DVD but that shouldn't really count as double dipping, considering I got those tapes from Columbia House they were all but freebies. I've yet to double dip on any of my DVDs. Multiple have been rereleased but the only one that I was even tempted on was Se7en. It's been well over a year since I watched the flipper so I hardly feel the need to replace it with the SE, that money would be better spent on a new title.
 

Joshua_Y

Screenwriter
Joined
Dec 19, 2002
Messages
1,241
Heres mine:

Star Wars Trilogy:
Original Non-THX VHS (1991)
THX Remastered (1995)
SE P&S
SE WS
New SE WS With Ep2 Doc. (2000)
Empire Strikes Back (1984) 1st VHS release
SW EP1 TPM VHS P&S
SW EP1 TPM VHS WS Gift Set
SW EP1 TPM DVD
SW EP2 AOTC DVD

T2:
Theatrical VHS
2 VHS Extended Edition
T2:UE

2001:
WS VHS
Non-Anamorphic DVD
Anamorphic DVD

Clockwork Orange:
VHS
Non-Anamorphic DVD
Anamorphic DVD

Full Metal Jacket:
VHS
Non-Anamorphic DVD
Anamorphic DVD

The Shining:
VHS
Non-Anamorphic DVD
Anamorphic DVD

Silence of the Lambs:
VHS
Criterion DVD
MGM WS DVD

Army of Darkness:
VHS P&S
Theatrical Cut DVD
Bootleg Edition DVD

Pulp Fiction:
VHS P&S
VHS WS
DVD WS
Collectors Edition DVD

Alien Series:
Trilogy VHS
Trilogy WS VHS
Alien Legacy DVD
And the upcoming Alien Quadrilogy
 

Mark_Wilson

Screenwriter
Joined
Jul 27, 2000
Messages
1,798
I totally forgot about Star Wars:

VHS SE (never opened)
SW P&S LD (first one)
THX 'faces' LDs
Definitive Edition CAV LD boxset(2)
SE LD Boxset
Jap. SE LD Boxset LD
Ep. 1 Jap. LD
Ep. 1 DVD
Ep. 2 DVD
and a set of bootleg dvds many years ago (I know, I'm ashamed of myself).
 

Ric Easton

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2001
Messages
2,828
Yep, various editions of Star Wars, T2 and Aliens for me also. As a matter of fact, I think I had a total of 3 T2's on LD including the Panned and Scanned one that came free with my LD player. With a VHS and the Ultmate DVD,.. If I get the Exreme DVD, that'll bring me to 6 on that as well!

Is there an upstate New York chapter of DVD anonymous?

Ric
 

David Norman

Premium
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2001
Messages
9,561
Location
Charlotte, NC
That's easy, but certainly not alone.

Star Wars
VHS Set somewhere along the line though I can't think if I still have it.

LD's -- geez this is embarrassing to type and I have several copies of some of these. Dang, it's really hard being an obsessive completist and perfectionist at the same time. If I said I had nearly 9 linear feet of shelf space with SW LD's, would that be sick enough to require medication?

1982 P/S Epis 4
1983/85/86 P/S CLV (4,5,6)
1983 and 1985 CAV of 4 and 5
1989/90 -- Original WS releases 4,5,6. Pressings of some of these including some Technidisc, Pioneer Japan, and Pioneer US
1992 -- rerelease P/S 4,5,6
1992 Def Edition (all 3 pressings with their various flaws)
1995 THX Faces -- US and Japanese pressings
1997 -- SE Box
Japanese LD Epis 1
Japanese SE Boxset from 2000 (2nd release of the set)
Japanese CAV Special Collectors Editions (Individual 4,5,6) from late 80's
Japanese Epi 5 SE 1997

DVD:
Epi 1
Epi 2
Epis 4,5,6 SE's -- [hangs head in shame]


Indiana Jones trilogy
VHS Lost Ark

LD's
Lost Ark -- Special Collectors CAV P/S
Trilogy -- CLV P/S
Japanese LA and LC CLV P/S
US Trilogy W/S
Japanese Trilogy Boxset W/S


ST Wrath of Khan:
2 VHS
LD P/S and LTX (at least 2)
ST 25th Ann Box
ST Voyages Box
DVD Original and SE

Terminator and T2 -- at least 4 or 5 copies of each in different forms.

Multiple Disney titles with several LD releases, some also on DVD and VHS.
 

Tony Stark

Stunt Coordinator
Joined
Aug 19, 1999
Messages
95
I thought the term "double dipping" meant the re-release of a title for the same format (e.g. Army of Darkness has more than three releases for DVD), and "upgrading" is the repurchase of a title for a new format.
 

Craig Beam

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2000
Messages
2,181
Location
Pacific NW
Real Name
CraB
Agreed, Tony. I don't think replacing my Disney tapes with their DVD counterparts counts as "double dipping"... it's definitely an upgrade. However, the Extreme Edition of T2 is most definitely a triple dip! :D But I don't mind. As the format matures, its quality improves. I don't mind buying the same film again if it's gonna look and/or sound better on my home theater setup. Incidentally, T2 will mark the first time I've kept the earlier release after double (or triple) dipping.

Man, after all this talk of dipping, a trip to Baskin Robbins sounds good....
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Latest Articles

Forum statistics

Threads
356,556
Messages
5,115,785
Members
144,110
Latest member
newyork333
Recent bookmarks
0
Top