How many times have you "dipped" on the same titles?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Matt Butler, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. Matt Butler

    Matt Butler Screenwriter

    Jun 23, 2001
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    Between VHS, LD and DVD how many times have you dipped for your fav titles?

    Alien, Aliens: VHS, LD, Legacy DVD, Quad DVD
    Alien3: LD, Legacy, Quad

    Lethal Weapon 1,2,3: VHS, VHS (ws), first run DVD, Dir cut Vhs, Dir cut DVD

    Die Hard 1,2,3: VHS, remastered LD, DVD 3pk, Ultimate DVD set

    Star Wars trilogy: VHS, THX VHS (Faces), Faces THX WS VHS, Definitive LD, SE LD, SE VHS WS,

    Halloween: VHS, Criterion LD, THX DVD, THX DVD LE, 25th Anni DVD

    Ill add later if I think of any more.
  2. JohnE

    JohnE Supporting Actor

    Jan 1, 2001
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    Not to often myself. I just can't afford to buy the same movies over and over so I try to make sure I'm gonna be happy the first time around. Also I'm not big on extras. I mean they are nice to get, but the most important thing for me is to get a good transfer and OAR. If I get that the first time around I can usually live with my bare bones edition.
  3. Carl Walker

    Carl Walker Stunt Coordinator

    Jul 31, 1999
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    Star Wars Trilogy: First-Ever VHS Release (individually released), VHS WS Trilogy (Hologram), VHS P&S THX , VHS WS THX, VHS SE P&S, VHS SE WS, Licensed VCD SE Trilogy, 2 Different DVD Bootleg Editions of the OT

    Halloween: VHS P&S Media Home Video, VHS WS Anchor Bay, VHS WS 20th Anniversary Anchor Bay, DVD WS/P&S Anchor Bay, DVD Limited Edition, DVD 25th Anniversary Edition

    Alien: VHS WS, DVD Legacy, DVD Quadrilogy

    Scream: VHS WS, DVD WS (First Release), DVD WS Collectors Edition

    There are TONS more that I have double-dipped on, but I won't go into those here...
  4. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

    May 16, 2001
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    Georgia (the state)
    Real Name:
    Patrick McCart
    The Adventures of Robin Hood: VHS, DVD (Note: Never watched from relative)

    2001: A Space Odyssey - VHS, MGM DVD

    Fantasia: VHS, DVD (3-disc box)

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: VHS, DVD (1954 version)

    Treasure Island: VHS, DVD (1950 version)

    Looney Tunes: GC Vol. 1, various VHS tapes, various recordings from Cartoon Network

    The Unknown (Lon Chaney): TCM recording, Lon Chaney Collection DVD

    The Wizard of Oz: THX VHS, Warner DVD, CED

    Amadeus: LBX VHS, DVD, Director's Cut DVD

    Casablanca: Warner DVD, special edition DVD

    Frankenstein (1931): 2001 VHS, DVD

    The Blues Brothers: original VHS, DVD

    Citizen Kane: VidAmerica VHS, DVD

    Superman: The Movie: CED, DVD

    Singin' in the Rain: CED, special edition DVD

    Lawrence of Arabia: 2-disc SE DVD, Superbit DVD

    "Weird Al" Yankovic: The Videos: Image DVD, Volcano SE DVD

    "Weird Al" Yankovic: Live!: VHS, DVD

    Dumbo: CED, DVD

    UHF: Orion EP VHS, DVD

    Three Stooges: Uncivil War Birds VHS, All The World's A Stooge DVD (DVD is +4 shorts "re-do" of tape)

    It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World: Extended Edition VHS, DVD

    The Fellowship of the Ring: 2-disc DVD, 4-disc DVD

    The Two Towers: 2-disc DVD, 4-disc DVD

    Metropolis: Madacy VHS (gift), Kino/Transit Film DVD
  5. Todd Robertson

    Todd Robertson Second Unit

    Dec 18, 2002
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    more than care to mention. I think I quadruple dipped on Army Of Darkness. then I wized up and bought the R3 release...the only one really needed.
  6. Bob Graham

    Bob Graham Supporting Actor

    May 11, 2001
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    Bob Graham
    WILD BUNCH- CED, Beta, LD (P&S), LD Box Set (WS), DVD (Australian anamorphic edition)

    and if Warners decides to relase a new 2 disc special edition, I'll gladly buy it again!
  7. Doug Wallen

    Doug Wallen Screenwriter

    Oct 21, 2001
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    Real Name:
    Doug Wallen
    Dumbo - VHS and DvD
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit? - VHS and both DvD versions
    Singin' In The Rain - Both DvD versions
    Escape From New York
    The Music Man - VHS and DvD
    Stargate - flipper disc to Ultimate
  8. Thomas H G

    Thomas H G Screenwriter

    Aug 10, 2002
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    LOTR--but I don't think those count do they?

    Oh almost forgot:

    Pulp Fiction from vhs to dvd
    Someting about Mary - vhs to dvd "There's something more about Mary
    Star Wars 97 SE on vhs to dvd copy of a laser disc before the changes.
  9. MarcoBiscotti

    MarcoBiscotti Producer

    Sep 2, 2003
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    At least 15 times on DVD.

    I vow to never buy another title without making 100% sure that it will be the last and definitive copy to own.

    Never again!
  10. Tony Kwong

    Tony Kwong Supporting Actor

    Jun 20, 2002
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    Star Wars
    35mm (Only 2 reels but on Fuji!)
    VHD (also have ESB, ROTJ)
    LD 1130-85
    THX LD 8763-85 (also have ESB, ROTJ)
    Trilogy: SE Japan PILF-2860
    Trilogy: SE US 4102985

    8mm tape
    AC-3 LD LD60190-WS
    AC-3 Directors Cut LD 60213
    Squeeze 16:9 LD PILF-2193
    DTS LD Directors Cut 60231-DTS
    MUSE Hi-Vision LD PILH-1008
    DVD flipper
    DVD Ultimate edition

    Hopefully Artisan will release a D-Theater version of Stargate!
  11. Harminder

    Harminder Second Unit

    Apr 24, 2003
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    If the version I have has DTS sound I will stick with it no matter how many times the title is released over and over again.

    An example of that was with Terminator 2. Although the Director's Commentary on the Extreme Edition and better picture quality was tempting, I was not going to get it without the DTS track which I believe is far superior to the Dolby track, IMO of course.

    BUT, if an extended edition of one of my favourite titles was released and still had a DTS track or a very impressive Dolby Digital track (and I mean I better be damn well impressed like Lord of the Rings or Terminator 3) I would get it.

    If a DVD I have was first released in Dolby and later came out with an impressive DTS track or a DVD was originally released in Stereo or Mono and a re-release came out with a 5.1 track I would replace it.

    Examples of Dolby to DTS replacing:
    Bad Boys: SE --> Bad Boys: Superbit
    Face/Off (R1) --> Face/Off (R3)
    Pulp Fiction --> Pulp Fiction: Collector's Edition
    The Terminator: SE (R1) --> The Terminator: UE (R2)

    Examples of Stereo/Mono to 5.1 replacing:
    Conan The Barbarian: CE (R1) --> Conan The Barbarian: CE (R3)
    Goldeneye 007 --> Goldeneye 007: SE

  12. Artur Meinild

    Artur Meinild Screenwriter

    Aug 10, 2000
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    I have double dipped a couple of DVD's:

    Die Hard series, Alien series, The Crow series, Lord of the Rings etc. But often I've held out for a special edition (Stargate, Terminator 1+2, Lethal Weapon series, Evil Dead series). I have a feeling I will also double dip the Matrix if a new version is coming.
    Die Hard and Alien are actully triple dips, since I also owned them on VHS. Hey, what can you say, they are kick-ass, must-have movies! [​IMG]
  13. JonZ

    JonZ Lead Actor

    Dec 28, 1998
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    LD,DVD release, rerelease

    Examples would be Re-Animator,Platoon,Apocalypse Now,JFK,etc
  14. Lars Vermundsberget

    Lars Vermundsberget Supporting Actor

    Nov 20, 2000
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    I've never "double-dipped" on DVD so far, but I've had (and in some cases still have) numerous versions of certain Disney titles on VHS, LD and DVD. The following are probably the "best ones":

    Fantasia: VHS (Norwegian), VHS box set (UK), LD (2 disc CLV), LD box set (3 disc CAV), DVD "Anthology". Number of versions: Five.

    Dumbo: VHS (Norwegian), VHS (UK), LD (CLV, early 90s), LD (CAV, mid-90s), LD (CLV, JP), DVD. That makes six...
  15. Bill Williams

    Bill Williams Screenwriter

    May 28, 2003
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    My DVD double dips:

    Terminator 2: Ultimate Edition and Extreme Edition
    LOTR: Fellowship and Two Towers: both 2-disc and 4-disc sets

    Other multi-dips for me across the board:

    the Star Wars trilogy: VHS and laserdisc
    Star Wars: Episode I: P/S VHS, widescreen VHS, DVD
    Superman: P/S VHS (x3), widescreen laserdisc, DVD
    Superman II: P/S VHS, widescreen laserdisc, P/S VCD
    Superman III: P/S VHS, widescreen laserdisc, P/S VCD of the French theatrical release with Chinese subtitles
    Superman IV: P/S VHS, Japanese widescreen laserdisc, DVD
    Star Trek movies: P/S VHS of all films (except Nemesis), widescreen VHS of first eight films, laserdiscs of VI, Generations, and First Contact, DVDs of I, II, III, IV, V, Insurrection
    Indiana Jones series: P/S VHS, widescreen laserdiscs, DVDs
    Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves: P/S VHS, widescreen laserdisc, DVD
    Beauty and the Beast: P/S VHS, alternate Work-in-Progress CAV laserdisc, Platinum Edition SE DVD
    CE3K: W/S CE VHS, Criterion Collection laserdisc, DVD
    E.T.: P/S VHS, W/S VHS, DVD
    Back to the Future series: P/S VHS, widescreen laserdiscs, DVDs
    Alien series: P/S VHS, widescreen laserdiscs of 1, 2, 3 (definitely want the Alien Quadrilogy on DVD - hey guys, there's still time for a last-minute Christmas present for me! [​IMG])
    American Graffiti - widescreen SE VHS, laserdisc
    Dr. No: P/S VHS, Criterion Collection laserdisc, DVD
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit - P/S VHS, SE DVD
    The Matrix - W/S VHS, DVD

    There's probably quite a number of others in my collection, but after all that my mind is too fuzzy from mulling it over at this point.
  16. Rob Gardiner

    Rob Gardiner Cinematographer

    Feb 15, 2002
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    I've owned THE RUTLES on VHS, Japanese LD, and DVD. I also own the soundtrack on LP, CD, and 8-track.
  17. TedT

    TedT Second Unit

    Aug 13, 2002
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    the LOTR movies
    Spinal Tap

    and in the future, I'll probably pick up the Alien Quadrilogy set
  18. Rob Tomlin

    Rob Tomlin Producer

    Jan 8, 2000
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    I just don't do this much:

    1. Lawrence of Arabia (Superbit and Limited Ed)

    2. Amadeus (original release and 2 disc SE)

    That's it!
  19. Dennis Nicholls

    Dennis Nicholls Lead Actor

    Oct 5, 1998
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    Boise, ID
    Real Name:
    I have "dipped" twice on Who Framed Roger Rabbit, although that has alternate meanings.....[​IMG]
  20. Casey Trowbridg

    Casey Trowbridg Lead Actor

    Apr 22, 2003
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    Well, lets see I bought Happy Gilmore, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2, Independence Day, Beavis and Butt-head Do America, Ernest Goes to Camp, Muppets from Space, The Muppet Movie, the Sandlot, Field of Dreams, Jerry Maguire, Star Wars Episode I, all on both VHS and DVD.

    I have double dipped on DVDs of Space Jam, Lord of the Rings (fellowship only though) and if the rumor mill at the bits from a month or 2 back is correct I will buy another version of South Park Bigger, Longer and Uncut.

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