Your DVD Collection Surprise Stories

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  1. Sam Davatchi

    Sam Davatchi Producer

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    With the growing of our DVD collections there are always DVDs that we forget we own. What’s your most surprise find in your own DVD collection?! I was looking at my DVDs today and was shocked to find 2 DVDs of Star Wars - Phantom Menace and at 2 different places! Now I’m thinking why and when I purchased a second copy?!
     
  2. Ben Silva

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    I purchased Dr Strangelove twice because with 1187 DVDs it hard to remember all of them [​IMG]
     
  3. Matt Stone

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    I've never purchased anything twice, but occasionally when I'm looking at my DVD collection I notice some really awful horror movie. I usually just chalk it up to getting greedy at the Walmart Discount Bin [​IMG]
     
  4. Sam Davatchi

    Sam Davatchi Producer

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    I have another one. Again today I saw one of my very very first DVD purchases and it’s the “Little Shop of Horrors: Special Edition”! This is the rare original release! This is all I remember. I remember that I heard back then that I should keep this because it’s exceptional and for later releases they are going to change it. It was a special feature or something.
     
  5. Brian Thibodeau

    Brian Thibodeau Supporting Actor

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    Someone snuck into my apartment and stuck a couple of pornographic DVDs in my collection when I wasn't looking. How DAAARRE they!! How disGUSTing! One of them did have the multi-angle feature, which was kinda cool, but otherwise a dirty, shameful deed. Tsk tsk and all that.


    NOTE: Sam, that's the LITTLE SHOP containing the original ending in black & white.
     
  6. Sam Davatchi

    Sam Davatchi Producer

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    Yes now I remember! I remember how excited I was at that time to have a rare item! It was 6 years ago and at the beginning of the DVD era.
     
  7. Brian Thibodeau

    Brian Thibodeau Supporting Actor

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    Sam, I think that thing's worth a pretty penny these days. Must say, it's nice to actually have titles in my collection that are actually collectible, including LITTLE SHOP and some of the out-of-print Criterions and early Image Universal titles (MST3K MOVIE, DOUBLE INDEMNITY, etc). Can't say I ever had a VHS tape that was worth much.
     
  8. Sam Davatchi

    Sam Davatchi Producer

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    That happens to one of my friends too but he doesn’t get surprised anymore!
     
  9. Sam Davatchi

    Sam Davatchi Producer

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    Yes it’s nice to know you have something rare. I didn’t get "Little Shop of Horrors" because I knew the movie or was a fan of it. I just got it because I heard it’s rare! Yes I’m ashamed! The other *maybe* rare item is the original "Devil's Advocate". Is this as rare as “Little Shop of Horrors” too?
     
  10. Patrick McCart

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    Nothing like this for DVD's, but I found out that I had purchased two copies of the Beatles album, Help!

    This wasn't obvious until I realized that I was listening to the CD on my PC, yet it was still in my CD wallet...
     
  11. Rob Gardiner

    Rob Gardiner Cinematographer

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    Sam,





    But seriously folks, I keep a list on my palm pilot so I never accidentally buy the same disc twice -- this happened with one of the numbered Star Trek volumes back in the olden days.
     
  12. Ryan Belfast

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    I have R2 DVD's of Tomorrow Never Dies and Goldeneye. It was the very first UK release way back in 1998. They are in very nice heavy jewel cases. I find them quite surprising that I still have them. I also have the TND R1 SE with the silver cover. And early R1 THX DVD's of The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. Are they worth anything?
     
  13. Sam Davatchi

    Sam Davatchi Producer

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    I remember those. I had them! I feel old!

    I was also very surprised today to find Star Wars Episode 4-5-6 DVDs in my collection! [​IMG]
     
  14. Andrew Radke

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    Feel free to send one my way! [​IMG] I have AOTC, but didn't get around to grabbing the first. Now it's OOP!! lol

    Anyway, a couple of months ago, I was leafing through my DVD collection and found "Puppetry of the Penis: Live at the Forum". How it got there is beyond me. I basically chalked it up to the conclusion that my ex-girlfriend bought it at one time or another.
     
  15. Rob Tomlin

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    I rent a lot from Netflix.

    The other day I told my wife that I enjoyed The Secret Window quite a bit, and thought I would buy it. She then reminded me that I had purchased it, we didn't rent it from Netflix.

    It happens....
     
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    I was sorting dvds after finally getting our rack in place and was kinda surprised to find out that we still have two copies of Ghostbusters. My wife and I bought the movie before we got married. I had completely forgotten about it.
     

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