Re-purchased DVD Titles.

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  1. Ed St. Clair

    Ed St. Clair Producer

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    I had made a promise to myself not too do this. After buying the original American pressing, the colored [white] vinyl, the picture disc, the Mobile Fidelity Super Disc, the English pressing, and the Japanese pressing of: Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. I was only going to get 'trapped' into puchasing "one" copy of title on DVD. No such luck! As hard as I've tried to educate myself on each and every title, I've still been 'caught' re-purchasing these titles. Ugh!



    1. T2 SE, T2 UE Tin [one disc], T2 UE Tin [two disc].



    2. Boogie Nights [who new they had any 'more' extras?], BN SE.



    3. Predator, P SE, & it looks like I'm doing this one again soon! Five Star, anyone?



    4. Few Good Men, FGM SE [did not think they cared enough for this title to be revisted].



    5. Forbidden Planet, Import FP.



    6. Bug's Life, BL SE, Disney is much better now at 'warning' everyone of SE's.



    7. Fifth Element, FE SB, who knew the bar would be raised when this 'demo disc' was first released?



    8. Saving Private Ryan, SPR DTS.



    9. Ed TV SE [at least I missed the standard release!], Ed TV DTS.



    10. Antz, Antz DTS.



    11. Desperado [a fine transfer], El Mariachi/D [loaded], & D SB [DTS]. Ouch!



    12. Tarzan, Tarzan SE [did not see that one coming]. And the first issue had the soundtrack problem that Disney never addressed!



    With these re-buy's in the near future,



    1. Goodfellas SE, no more flipper!

    2. Baraka SE.

    3. Dogma SE.

    4. BS Dracula, going for the SB.

    5. Forbiden Planet. And now a SE in 2002! Let's hope it with the original soundtrack this time.

    6. Exorcist. Looking for seamless branching with the improved sound.

    7. Almost Famous [on the fence with this title to bootleg]

    8. Apocalypse Now. Not doing Redux, but they did improve the sound. Please, seamless branching.

    9. The Right Stuff. No flipper. SE coming in 2002.



    Which title, if any, have you bought or see yourself buying, again & again?
     
  2. Neil Joseph

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    - The Prince Of Egypt SE - The Prince Of Egypt dts SE

    - A Bug's Life (non 16x9) - A Bug's Life SE

    - T2 - T2 UE

    - The Fifth Element - The Fifth Element SB

    - Twister - Twister dts SE

    - The Mask Of Zorro 0 The Mask Of Zorro SE

    - The Peacemaker - The Peacemaker dts
     
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    Import Forbidden Planet? Please elaborate! What? Where? How Much?
     
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    Will_B Producer

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    La Femme Nikita. The original had horrible compression, so I got the new version.
    The new version had perfect compression, but they removed the subtitles, thinking that closed captions are the same thing (they're not - closed captions are like cliff note versions of dialogue!).
    So now, if it comes out a third time, i am there.
    I've succesfully resisted upgrading T2 and The Fifth Element.
    I'll be an unusual one and will eventually be buying the original, _shorter_ version of leon:the professional, since the extra long Version Integral that came out later and is more popular is such a different film. I want them both.
     
  6. Stephen L

    Stephen L Second Unit

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    Haven't done so yet but I'll be upgrading Tombstone when the new disc comes out.
     
  7. Artur Meinild

    Artur Meinild Screenwriter

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    hmm... this smells like a poll! [​IMG]
    Have rebought:
    The Crow
    Die Hard box set
    Army of Darkness (DC)
    Lock, Stock and... (DC)
    Will rebuy:
    Starship Troopers (SE)
    Mulan and Hercules (anamorphic)
     
  8. Paul_D

    Paul_D Cinematographer

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    Have upgraded:

    Rushmore Criterion

    Die Hard 5 Star

    Mummy Ultimate Edition

    Shining Remastered

    Se7en Platinum Series

    Nightmare Before Christmas SE

    Platoon SE

    Will upgrade:

    Blade Runner: SE!!!!!!! (How come no one has already mentioned this one!)
     
  9. Deepak Shenoy

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    OK, I admit I am a sucker for re-releases [​IMG]
    Have upgraded :
    Donnie Brasco
    Dr. Strangelove
    Exorcist
    Fargo
    Fugitive
    In the Line of Fire
    JFK
    La Femme Nikita
    Leon: The Professional
    Notorious
    Platoon
    Rebecca
    Seven
    Taxi Driver
    Terminator
    Terminator 2
    Vanishing
    Will be upgrading :
    Batman
    Batman Returns
    Blade Runner
    Blue Velvet
    Double Indemnity
    Game
    Goodfellas
    Great Escape
    Pulp Fiction
    Raging Bull
    Raising Arizona
    Reservoir Dogs
    Sleuth
    Spellbound
    Usual Suspects
    (all of them have been rumored at some point or the other).
     
  10. Mark_Wilson

    Mark_Wilson Screenwriter

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    What is this Lock,Stock... DC I keep hearing about? When did it come out? So there are two versions of LS in R1?
     
  11. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    bah! amateurs [​IMG]
    Here's what I've upgraded so far.

    DIE HARD
    DIE HARD WITH A VENGENCE
    LETHAL WEAPON
    LETHAL WEAPON 2
    LETHAL WEAPON 3
    DOORS
    DIRTY HARRY
    DR NO
    FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    GOLDENEYE
    GOLDFINGER
    LEON THE PROFESSIONAL
    LAST OF THE MOHICANS
    NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
    CONAN THE BARBARIAN
    AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
    BRAM STOKERS DRACULA
    INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE
    PREDATOR
    TERMINATOR
    T2
    TOTAL RECALL
    SEVEN
    SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (twice)
    OUTLAW JOSEY WALES
    FUGITIVE
    DONNIE BRASCO
    2001
    MAD MAX (soon)
    TOMBSTONE (soon)

    Here are the few I held out for.

    SPARTACUS
    DR STRANGELOVE
    MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL
    EXORCIST (25th anniversary edition)
    SHINING

    Here are the very few I'm still holding out for.

    RAGING BULL
    ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
    STING

    Here are the very few upgrades I took a pass on.
    LA FEMME NIKITA - I can't stand dubtitles. I'll pick it up if they ever fix it.
    MUMMY - not worth it to me
    MATRIX - ditto
    APACALYPSE NOW REDUX - I'll take the original cut any day over this mess.
    and here is what I'll be upgrading in the near future.

    BLADERUNNER
    GOODFELLAS
    PULP FICTION
    RESERVOIR DOGS
    ZULU
    GREAT ESCAPE
    UNFORGIVEN
    SCARFACE
    STAR TREK II

    Jim
     
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  13. Nick Sievers

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    I've re-purchased the following:

    Seven

    Dogma

    Almost Famous

    Apocalypse Now (Redux)
     
  14. MichaelPe

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    It never stops... [​IMG]
    • 12 Monkeys
    • Apollo 13
    • Armageddon
    • Bad Boys
    • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    • Die Hard
    • Die Hard 2
    • Die Hard: With A Vengeance
    • A Few Good Men
    • GoodFellas (soon)
    • Good Will Hunting
    • Jerry Maguire (soon)
    • Legends Of The Fall
    • Léon (twice)
    • The Matrix (upgraded to Revisited 2-pack)
    • Meet Joe Black
    • Platoon
    • The Prince Of Egypt
    • The Rock
    • Romeo + Juliet (soon}
    • Seven
    • The Sixth Sense (soon)
    • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    • The Thin Red Line
    • Tombstone (soon)
    • True Lies (soon)
    • The Usual Suspects (soon)
     
  15. Jack Briggs

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    A Forbidden Planet SE is on the way? When's the release date? What's on it?

    Also, when's the street date for the new Goodfellas disc?

    I suppose one disc I'm replacing soon is the newer anamorphic version of The Doors--even though I don't care for the flick all that much. (My psychotic ex-wife was an extra in the film.)
     
  16. Michael Reuben

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    I try not to think of all the discs I've upgraded. It's been a bad habit since the days of laserdisc. When Fox releases the 5-star edition of Speed next year, it will be the fifth time I've bought the film, which is probably a personal record.

    M.
     
  17. Mark_TS

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    Isnt there a 5-Star Edition of R.Scotts' ALIEN due out next year?

    And I thought I had read where he was considering retinkering the film for a 25th Anny Rerelease...which means *another* DVD edition in late 2004!
     
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    Im lucky. The only DVD I have upgraded so far has been T2 Ultimate Edition!
     
  19. Jeff_P

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    The following is the only titles I re-purchased-

    Dogma SE

    Desperado

    Evil Dead

    Night of the living Dead

    Jeff_P
     
  20. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    And just think: If those Flourescent Multilayer Discs (FMDs) become the next optical-disc format of choice, we get to replace everything again. Ain't technology wonderful?

    (For more information on FMDs, see the December 2001 issue of Widescreen Review.)
     

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