When a reissue of a DVD comes along and you have the old version, what do you do...

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  1. 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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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...
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. 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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    What i will do is put the old copy on ebay several weeks before the newer one is released.
     
  7. Dave H

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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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    My family members love it when I upgrade to a newer edition.

    M.
     
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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. [​IMG]
     
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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'm a sucker for re-releases:

    Speed

    Armageddon

    GoldenEye
     
  12. Brian E

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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.
     
  14. Matt Stone

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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!! [​IMG]
     
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    I used to sell them on Ebay, but now that my sisters have DVD players, they get the hand-downs [​IMG] 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.[​IMG]
     
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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.
     
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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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