Double, double, double dipping

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  1. Ric Easton

    Ric Easton Cinematographer

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    ... 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
     
  2. Mark_Wilson

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    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).
     
  3. Paul McElligott

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    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).
     
  4. Derek Miner

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    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!
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Dave Mack

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    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...
     
  6. Brian E

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    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
     
  7. JeremySt

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    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
     
  8. Paul_Scott

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    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.
     
  9. Carl Johnson

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    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.
     
  10. Joshua_Y

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    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
     
  11. Mark_Wilson

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    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).
     
  12. Ric Easton

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    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
     
  13. David Norman

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    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.
     
  14. Tony Stark

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    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.
     
  15. Craig Beam

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    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! [​IMG] 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....
     

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