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29th July 2008 0:26  #1

Mr_Flix_1983 Member Join Date: November 2007 Location: United States Posts: 119 Send a message via AIM to Mr_Flix_1983 Send a message via Yahoo to Mr_Flix_1983
How often do you Double-Dip?
The Princess Bride, Some Like It Hot, Jaws, Close Encounters of The Third Kind.

Those are just a few DVD titles that have been reissued more than twice boasting all-new and sometimes 'Exclusive' special features.

I was just wondering, what are the most editions you've ever bought of a single movie?

For me, I will admit I previously owned the bare-bones editions of MGM's 12 Angry Men, The Apartment, and In the Heat of the Night.  Since the release of the Special Editions of 12 Angry Men and The Apartment and the Anniversary Edition of In The Heat of the Night, I decided to sell the former versions and buy the new ones.

Also, I recently picked up the original 1998 'Collectors Edition' of Animal House for a mere 5 bucks.  I already owned the 'Double-Secret Probation Edition', but I do consider myself a bit of a collector.

Over 300 DVDs and still buying!

29th July 2008 1:15  #2

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
TIMMY: You double-dipped the chip!
GEORGE: "Double-dipped"? What are you talking about?
TIMMY: You dipped the chip. You took a bite. And you dipped again.
GEORGE: So…?
TIMMY: That's like putting your whole mouth right in the dip! From now on, when you take a chip – just take one dip and end it!
GEORGE: Well, I'm sorry, Timmy … but I don't dip that way. [George takes a chip]
TIMMY: Oh, you don't, huh?
GEORGE: No. [dips the chip] You dip the way you want to dip … [takes a bite of the chip] I'll dip the way I want to dip. [double-dips the chip]
TIMMY: Give me the chip! [Grabs George and the chip goes flying.] Give me the chip! [George and Timmy start to struggle.]

Meh...someone was bound to post something along these lines sooner or later...I elected for sooner.

29th July 2008 7:18  #3

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
I've only double-dipped twice.

I had the original Superman set, and upgraded to the massive 14 disc set when it came out.

I had the original director's cut version of Blade Runner, and upgraded to the 5 disc briefcase set when it came out.

I'll probably double-dip if and when "TWBA" is released, and possibly Grindhouse, but I doubt the latter... I just taped it off of the movie network up here, and plan to convert it to DVD quite soon. And since I don't officially own the Godfather trilogy (my father has it, but is pretty liberal about me borrowing it), I'll probably pick up the Coppola Restorations eventually.

Also, it's been tempting to get the Planet of the Apes collection stuffed in the Roddy McDowall's head, but held off because I already have the 35th anniversary of the original and the 2-disc of Burton's. And I'm sure this being the 40th and all, we'll be seeing something new (or at the very least, something Blu, not that I'd get it (Blu), just saying.) But would it top the Roddy McDowall's head set though?

29th July 2008 10:29  #4

Disciple Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Sweden Posts: 760
Oh, i'm really bad when it comes to this. Here are my double-dips:

(number = copies of film)

American Gangster (2: DVD & HD DVD), Batman films (2), Black Hawk Down (2), Black Rain (2), Blade Runner (2: DVD & Blu-Ray), Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (2: DVD & HD DVD), Christine (2), Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (7), The Matrix films (2: DVD & HD DVD), Dante's Peak (2: DVD & HD DVD), Daredevil (2), Dark City (3: DVD & Blu-Ray), Donnie Darko (2), Dune (2: DVD & HD DVD), Elektra (2), Evil Dead (2), Evil Dead 2 (2), The Exorcist (2), Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (2), Face/Off (2: DVD & HD DVD), Fantastic Four (2), The Frighteners (2), Gladiator (2), Halloween (3), All Harry Potters Films (DVD & Blu-Ray (1x HD DVD)), Haute Tension (2), Home Alone (2), HULK (2), Jason X (2), King Kong (2005) (2: DVD & HD DVD), Kingdom of Heaven (2), LOTR films (3), The Lost Boys (2), Man-Thing (2), Mulholland Drive (2), Mummy films (2: DVD & HD DVD), Napoleon Dynamite (2), El Leberinto del Fauno (2: DVD & HD DVD), Passion of the Christ (2), Phantasm films (3), Phenomena (2), Picnic at Hanging Rock (2), Pirates of the Caribbean films (2: DVD & Blu-Ray), Resident Evil films (2: DVD & Blu-Ray), Silent Hill (3: DVD & Blu-Ray), La Sindrome di Stendhal (2), Sleepy Hollow (2: DVD & HD DVD), Superman films (2), Texas Chain Saw Massacre (2), Tideland (3: DVD & HD DVD), Tremors (2), Twin Peaks (2), X-Men films (2).

Wow, that was quite a lot. Embarassing to say the least...

29th July 2008 11:20  #5

scottmck Contributor Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 393
7 copies of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe?!

30th July 2008 4:07  #6

lionel Member Join Date: June 2008 Location: United States Posts: 162
EVIL DEAD.
WHHYYYYYYY do they have to come out with some new release for this every two months... caussse i am the sucker thats just gonna keep buying it. i can't explain it, i just do. i love it.

i do keep every copy tho =P

30th July 2008 7:06  #7

Sam Spade Member Join Date: January 2007 Location: United States Posts: 2,030 Send a message via MSN to Sam Spade
Rarely double dip. Kingdom of Heaven, Sin City, Lord of The Rings and Seven Samurai were the only ones I can think of that are definitely worth it.

I own 4 copies of Hard Boiled (VHS Dubbed,VHS Subbed, Criterion and Dragon Dynasty).

30th July 2008 16:08  #8

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,150
I must say that I never double dip.

I find that once I've lost my mess, I'm pretty much incapable of a 2nd dip.

When it's over, it's really over if you know what I'm talking aboutHappy

30th July 2008 17:36  #9

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
10% of my collection are double (or triple) dip.

30th July 2008 19:02  #10

Disciple Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Sweden Posts: 760
scottmck wrote: 7 copies of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe?!
That's right; 7. Wink

I'm a huge collector of everything having to do with Narnia, that's why. Love the film as well of course.

30th July 2008 20:10  #11

hauntedtony Member Join Date: July 2008 Location: United States Posts: 6
why double dip?  just curious

30th July 2008 20:57  #12

Mr_Flix_1983 Member Join Date: November 2007 Location: United States Posts: 119 Send a message via AIM to Mr_Flix_1983 Send a message via Yahoo to Mr_Flix_1983
Sometimes just the words "ALL NEW FEATURES" are enough to grab the American Consumer.  

I cite the Simpsons episode 'Lisa VS. Malibu Stacy' where Lisa helps create a new doll called 'Lisa Lionheart' which she hoped would start a new generation of doll collectors.  However, on the day the doll is released to the public, the rival doll company that makes Malibu Stacy releases a new doll that boasts, 'Now with a new Hat!' and all the doll-hungry consumers, including Waylon Smithers go for the Malibu Stacy doll instead because, as Smithers says "But...she has a new hat!!!!"

I'll admit that I am a fan of bonus features left and right but usually the one thing I'm a stickler for is Theatrical Trailers.  I love seeing how movies are promoted and of course 9 out of 10, you can always rely on seeing some cut footage in them or alternate shots.

30th July 2008 22:45  #13

Manda of Mu Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 458
I just double dipped on 'Vampyr' because....well, one word, CRITERION....They did a breathtaking job with the release AND probably has the greatest packaging I have ever seen by them!

31st July 2008 0:46  #14

lionel Member Join Date: June 2008 Location: United States Posts: 162
hauntedtony wrote: why double dip?  just curious

better video/audio transfer.
new material found in the film.
new documentaries and/or commentaries.

double dips are for the fans of film and filmmaking.

31st July 2008 2:48  #15

Slave2Horror Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 116 Send a message via MSN to Slave2Horror
Ive tripled dipped on the first 2 sam films (original release, special 2 disc, trilogy boxset)

The Shining tiple as well! Stanly kubrick collection original release, Boxset director series, blu.

Munich only because one was full screen.

Gonna have to again when that awesome halloween boxset comes out!

31st July 2008 13:34  #16

durden99 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 34
i would only double dip if the movie comes out as a directors-cut.i would never do it for more extras as i only tend to watch them like once ever.ive started replacing sum dvd's on blu-ray,but then ill sell the old dvd version.

wow disciple thats an amazing narnia collection you have im so jealous.but saying that ive just put my minoboar maquette by weta on ebay.

31st July 2008 14:07  #17

Edwise Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 184
Let's see...
Star Trek IV - bought the single-disc edition, then when the 2-disc version came out, bought that and sold the single-disc to a coworker
Princess Bride - bare bones edition was one of the first DVDs I bought back in 2000; I got the 20th anniversary edition as a gift last Christmas
Superman I & II - bought the original DVD releases (2001), gave those to my mom when the Ultimate Collector's Edition came out

If you count the titles I've upgraded from VHS:
Superman
Star Wars (Episode I & original trilogy)
The first 9 Star Trek movies
Star Trek TNG: The Best of Both Worlds (via Borg Fan Collective DVD set)
Indiana Jones trilogy
Ghostbusters
Alien, Aliens & Alien 3
E.T.

I may purchase the upcoming Hitchcock set from MGM.  If I do that, it would be a double-dip on Rebecca, Sabotage, and The Lodger (also Spellbound if you count my old VHS of that movie).  Actually, I have not watched The Lodger; it was included on my copy of Sabotage which I got for Christmas a few years ago.

To add to my previous post;

The sound is not that good on my copy of Sabotage, and my Rebecca disc is the bare-bones Anchor Bay.  So I think the MGM set may be a worthwhile upgrade.

5th August 2008 16:11  #18

TheSkipper Member Join Date: April 2008 Location: United States Posts: 63
I have double-dipped a few times in the past couple of years.
 One set I have double-dipped on, was upgrading my vhs colection of Red Dwarf to the complete collection on dvd. Another set I upgraded was from my vhs copy of Titanic to the 3-disc collector's edition, I also upgraded my original r-rated dvd of National Lampoon's Van Wilder to the unrated version. I also upgraded from the original vhs copy of The Little Mermaid to the 2-disc platinum edition. There maybe others but I can't remember them at this moment.

12th January 2009 12:24  #19

Shemp Member Join Date: January 2009 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 19
when i have to...

I REALLY dont like to but on occasion I have.

I have Labyrinth 3 times (vhs, dvd, signed 2-disc dvd)

and i have evil dead book of the dead with a free copy of evil dead i got as well (if you have the evil dead book of the dead then you will know that the slip inside holding the dvd isnt very good.) and i have it on vhs.

but they are like my top 2 films (almost) so i dont mind having multiples of them.

25th August 2009 6:31  #20

chrisman25 Member Join Date: May 2009 Location: Canada Posts: 90
not all the time. I think I've only Double-Dipped 3 times.
-Star Wars Original Trilogy (VHS,DVD)
-Ice Age (VHS,DVD)
-Daredevil (VHS,Director's Cut DVD)

7th October 2009 19:12  #21

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Well if the new extras on a dvd are worth seeing I will double dip.  I have done this with "Sound of Music" "Halloween", "Titanic" and "Gone with the Wind" to name a few. Now I triple dip because of blu-ray. (However I sell off my old dvds on half.com) On averge I buy 5-6 movies a month.  One of those is a doulbe or triple dip.  

7th October 2009 21:36  #22

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Intergalactic Ponce wrote: I must say that I never double dip.

I find that once I've lost my mess, I'm pretty much incapable of a 2nd dip.

When it's over, it's really over if you know what I'm talking aboutHappy

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Haha, I can't believe I missed this.
Genius.

9th October 2009 14:08  #23

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,150
I'd forgotten this post. A bit sad really. Too much information given methinks.

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