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Oscar

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with the old one?.

So far i haven´t brought any reissues.

But when i see them coming I don´t buy the old issues.

But I keep them for comparsion or i sell them.

Also it is, depending on how worthy the reissue is.
 

Dave Gilbert

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I've only replaced one so far (Se7en), and I sold the old one to a buddy of mine who didn't care that it was a flipper.
 

Oscar

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Well i certainly buy a reissue depending on the quality and specs treatment i feel that a film deserves.

An example of that could be "The Fugitive" which is now a modern classic and it deserved something special.

But a film like "The Fifth Element" which i love, but i don´t think it deserves any kind of special treatment.

Also i won´t buy the Re-issue LOTR. Because when a film has an already special treatment, like in the August 6th edition, i am satisfied.

But who knows?! I might end up buying it. If it has a DTS track, also the same will be to the Pearl Harbor Vista Series disc.

And the list goes on and on...
 

FredCampbell

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I've got several friends who have launched their own dvd collections in the last year or so, largely as a result of my influence, I'm afraid. So, when a reissue emerges of a film that I already own on dvd, my altruistic side kicks in and I simply give the old version to one of these people. I've already got a couple of people eyeing my Canadian dvd of PULP FICTION.
 

Sarah S

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I do the same, Fred. I'm starting to think that a nominal fee (like $1/disc) to rummage through my box of replaced discs might not be too bad.
 

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I use Ebay. I am selling my current version of Star Trek II and expect to get a reasonable price for it where the upgrade to the new version will only cost me 5-7 bucks.
 

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So far the only re-issue disc that I've had to buy is Tombstone: Vista Series. Usually I hear about the re-issue just in time. :)
 

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I have always received more than I paid for it for any Region 1 DVD I have sold on ebay (almost all of which have been replaced by SE's).
However, I checked and the going price on Region 2 DVDs of Mad Max plummeted when the Region 1 SE was released, so I still have that sitting around...
 

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I'll buy a re-release depending on the title. A lot of titles I'm fine with the first release. When I do buy a re-release I'll either keep the old one, if the new one is a different cut, etc. or I'll give away/trade it if there is no reason to keep it.
 

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ditto. I already have more DVDs than time so I'd be hard pressed to justify paying money to get an improved version of a movie I already own. Se7en is like one of my all time favorite films and I didn't even consider making the upgrade. If that one doesn't tempt me then I don't know what will.

If I ever did get the urge to upgrade I would probably sell the old one for $5 to a local video store that carries used DVDs.
 

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It really depends on the movie. If I want whatever is on the re-issue, I'll buy...but most of the time no.

I've replaced JFK, Dogma, Almost Famous...and soon Traffic. Most of the time I just sell my old version, so it's no biggie.
 

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EBay. I've put 34 DVDs up there, and sold every one without a problem. I've got another batch of 12 going up in the next couple of weeks.
Yes, I do buy too many reissues!! ;)
 

Cameron Seaman

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I used to sell them on Ebay, but now that my sisters have DVD players, they get the hand-downs :) A few examples have been The Sixth Sense, Boogie Nights, The Rock, From Dusk till Dawn, Notorius. They love free DVDs.
 

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I'll upgrad if the old one wasn't anamorphic, or extra special, like...
Total Recall
Terminator 2
Princess Bride
The Die Hards
etc.
I won't do Fifth Element, Starship Troopers, ST:2. Anamorphics are already there.
I stack 'em up and take a gym bag full of them to work, send out e-mails saying "DVD BLOWOUT! $10". 8 hours later, I go home with an empty bag, and a wad of cash.
I love those suc...err my co-workers.:laugh:
 

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Also i won´t buy the Re-issue LOTR. Because when a film has an already special treatment, like in the August 6th edition, i am satisfied.
Hugh? The 2nd release will contain about 20 minutes of added scenes incorporated back into the feature. That's reason enough to repurchase the disc even with *no* other "extras".
 

John Berggren

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I'm buying Memento and Traffic. I'll likely sell my old ones to CD Exchange. I've already repurchased Willy Wonka and Interview with the Vampire. I plan on buying the Iron Giant again when it comes out.

I do intend to grab 2 editions of Lord of the Rings. As the original film won't be included on the second edition, I'll be keeping both.
 

Iain Jackson

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I have three discs that I've upgraded (Die Hard 1 and 2 (R2), The Fugitive R2), and I've tried selling them to my mates. But every time they say they're interested and then at the last minute decide not to buy... I suppose I'll have to Ebay them...
 

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