Who holds the record for most rebuys?

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  1. Peter D

    Peter D Stunt Coordinator

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    With all of the re-releases, special editions, ultimate editions, and ultimate special editions, I was wondering who here had the record for the most 'upgrades' of movies in their collection?
    I've tried to resist the urge, but I've still been bitten eight times. [​IMG]
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Since this is a poll-kind of question--and since polls are so rare in "Polls"--I thought it would be nice to put your thread here.

    Hey, any of ya guys wanna take a break from all those "tournaments" and actually participate in a poll. Remember polls? Well, here's a poll: How many times have you repurchased the same title? Peter is at eight times.
     
  3. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    Hmmmm... For DVD's, let's see:
    • Jurassic Park - DD/DTS
    • Jaws - DD/DTS
    • Saving Private Ryan - DD/DTS
    • Die Hard - Regular/5 Star
    • Die Hard 2 - Regular/5 Star
    • Die Hard with a Vengeance - Regular/5 Star
    • Lethal Weapon - Regular/Director's Cut
    • Lethal Weapon 2 - Regular/Director's Cut
    • Lethal Weapon 3 - Regular/Director's Cut
    • A Bug's Life - Gold/CE
    • Tarzan - Regular/CE[/list=1]

      Looks like 11 so far. Fortunately, many duplicates have been received as gifts, so I'm not personally out-of-pocket twice for each title. Others I'm trying to resist, but which may be futile:
      • Amistad - DD/DTS
      • The X-Files - DD/DTS
      • Peter Pan - LE/SE
      • The Mummy - Regular/UE
      I will also repurchase an OAR/anamorphic version of Driving Miss Daisy if released. I asked for and received as a gift not knowing it was P&S. After all, why would DMD *not* be OAR?? [​IMG]



      Depending on how far we're supposed to look back, I could also add the LD and VHS versions of Lethal Weapon 1-4 (LD only for 4), Die Hard 1-3 (LD only for 3), and Jaws. Plus lots of additional VHS to LD to DVD upgrades. I've mostly stopped upgrading LD to DVD because my LD player is still functional and they still look pretty good. Unless it's a super-duper, special edition DVD, of course. [​IMG]
     
  4. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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  5. Rain

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    I'll nominate...oh, sorry, force of habit. [​IMG]
    I have done a "rebuy" on the following titles:
    A Clockwork Orange
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    A Bug's Life
    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    Charade
    Platoon
    Rushmore
    I guess that makes 7.
     
  6. Patrick McCart

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    Well...I've bought the following films on VHS first and then replaced them with DVD's:

    Citizen Kane

    The Wizard of Oz

    2001

    Amadeus

    Weird Al: Live!

    Frankenstein (1931)

    Jurassic Park

    Fantasia

    All The World's A Stooge

    The Wolf Man

    I'll upgrade my MGM 2001 to the remastered disc whenever I buy the Kubrick box. I'll definately buy the SE's for Amadeus and Blazing Saddles. I actually have one film on 3 formats: The Wizard of Oz. I have the CED, THX VHS, and the SE DVD.
     
  7. Chad R

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    Are we talking about how many times we've rebought movies in general, or one particular title.

    If it's one particular title and we can count VHS and LD than let me count on a few titles:

    2001:

    VHS

    P&S LD

    CLV LBX LD

    CLV Criterion

    CAV Criterion

    Original DVD

    Remastered DVD

    That's seven for that and for:

    Star Wars

    VHS

    P&S LD

    LBX LD

    Definitive Collection

    Special Edition

    So that's 5, that makes 2001 my winner.
     
  8. Peter Apruzzese

    Peter Apruzzese Producer

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    2001: A Space Odyssey :
    VHS (pan and scan, mono)
    BETA (p & s, stereo)
    MGM LD (p & s)
    Criterion LD (lbx, CAV)
    MGM LD (lbx, CLV)
    MGM DVD (keepcase)
    Warner DVD (original version)
    Warner DVD (remastered version)
    There are others as well, but 2001 is my most-repurchased title. I fully expect to buy it again in the next couple of years if Warner reissues it as a Special Edition DVD.
     
  9. Peter D

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    Dang - eight upgrades on a single movie! And I felt bad about upgrading these from one DVD version to another:
    Notorious
    Spartacus
    Bull Durham
    The Usual Suspects
    Monty Python & the Holy Grail
    Seven
    Die Hard
    Total Recall
    Plus I bought Memento knowing damn well I'd have to get the special edition in the very near future. I just use the excuse that I'm 'spreading the joy' by giving the old discs to family and friends. [​IMG]
     
  10. Michael Moulton

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    Repurchases on DVD:
    Evil Dead 2
    Army of Darkness
    Entrapment
    Scream
    Silence of the Lambs
    Stargate
    Stargate SG-1 disc one
    Tomorrow Never Dies
    Upgrades from VHS:
    National Lampoon's Vacation
    Stargate
    Cutting Edge
    Apollo 13
    Dead Poets Society
    Slap Shot
    Independence Day
    Jurassic Park
    As soon as I can afford them, I need to upgrade these on DVD:
    The Mummy
    Evangelion 0:1
    Replacement Killers
    Starship Troopers
    And replace my VHS Goonies.
    So... 16 total so far. 5 more in the near future. Plus I know I'll buy both Fellowship of the Ring releases [​IMG] And if it ever comes out, I'll be replacing my The Game DVD with a Criterion one.
    [Edit: Adding more that I forgot originally]
     
  11. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

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    I have bought, over time, the following Star Wars Trilogy versions:

    1.) Full Screen

    2.) Widescreen, non-THX, 2 copies

    3.) Definitive Collection box sets, 4 copies

    4.) Special Edition box set, 10 copies

    5.) Widescreen, THX

    I currently own 1 #2, 3 #3's and 2 #4's. The rest were sold or traded.
     
  12. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
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    Only two.....so far [​IMG] (I AM considering the Great Escape SE when it comes out).
    Groundhog Day -- Original/SE
    Peter Pan -- All-Region/LE
     
  13. Randy B A

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    already upgraded:

    JP dd/dts

    the lost world dd/dts

    the mummy P&S/UE

    tarzan regular/ce

    bugs life regular/ce

    romeo and juliet regular/se

    total recall regular/se

    basic instinct regular/se

    american pie regular/ue

    deperado regular/sb

    cthd regular/sb

    terminator regular/se

    terminator 2 regular/ue

    mask of zorro regular/se

    grounghog day regular/se

    the doors regular/se

    silence of the lambs criterion/se

    need to upgrade:

    titanic (anamorphic/dts)

    pulpfiction (anamorphic/dts)

    goodfellas non flipper

    top gun (anamorphic/dts)

    star ship troopers

    jerry maguire
     
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    star wars episode 1

    pan and scam vhs

    widescreen vhs

    widescreen dvd

    all versions of night of the living dead, (68 version)
     
  15. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

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    DVD Rebuys:

    Platoon

    The Thin Red Line

    The Rock

    Total Recall

    Terminator 2

    Spartacus

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Full Metal Jacket

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Any Given Sunday

    JFK

    Glory

    The Silence of the Lambs

    Se7en
     
  16. MichaelPe

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    I think I'm winning so far. [​IMG]
    12 Monkeys
    Apollo 13
    Armageddon
    Bad Boys
    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
    Die Hard Trilogy
    A Few Good Men
    The Game (soon)
    GoodFellas (soon)
    Jerry Maguire
    Legends Of The Fall
    The Professional
    The Matrix
    Meet Joe Black
    Memento (soon)
    Pearl Harbor (soon)
    Platoon
    The Prince Of Egypt
    The Rock
    Romeo + Juliet
    Seven
    The Sixth Sense
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    The Thin Red Line
    Tombstone
    The Usual Suspects
     
  17. Gabe D

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    Rank amateurs, the lot of you.
    I've repurchased the following 85 DVDs (for special editions, director's cuts, DTS, anamorphic, or box set multiples):
    Almost Famous
    Annie Hall
    Any Given Sunday
    Apocalypse Now
    Army of Darkness
    Bad Boys
    Barry Lyndon
    Basic Instinct
    Behind the Planet of the Apes
    Boogie Nights
    Born on the 4th of July
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    A Bug's Life
    Carrie
    A Clockwork Orange
    Die Hard
    Die Hard 2
    Die Hard With a Vengeance
    Do the Right Thing
    Doctor Strangelove (repurchased twice)
    The Elephant Man
    The Evil Dead
    Evil Dead II
    The Excorcist
    Eyes Wide Shut (repurchased twice)
    Fargo
    A Few Good Men
    Fiddler on the Roof
    The Fifth Element
    The Fugitive
    Full Metal Jacket
    Goldfinger
    Groundhog Day
    Halloween II
    The Haunting
    House on Haunted Hill
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon)
    I Know What You Did Last Summer
    Interview With the Vampire
    JFK
    James and the Giant Peach
    Jaws
    Jurassic Park
    Lolita
    The Lost World: Jurassic Park
    Mary Poppins
    The Mask of Zorro
    Men In Black
    Mercury Rising
    National Lampoon's Vacation
    Natural Born Killers
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    Notorious
    Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
    Pecker
    Peter Pan
    Platoon
    The Princess Bride
    Psycho
    Pulp Fiction
    Rebecca
    The Rock
    Rushmore
    Saving Private Ryan
    Scream
    Scream 2
    Seven
    Shakespeare In Love
    The Shining
    The Silence of the Lambs
    The Sixth Sense
    Sleuth
    Spartacus
    Stand By Me
    Stargate
    The Stepford Wives
    Taxi Driver
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    This Is Spinal Tap
    Total Recall
    Twister
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    The Usual Suspects
    Wall Street
    Wallace and Gromit
     
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    My second DVD of National Lampoon's Vacation was an anamorphic widescreen Region 2 import.
     

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