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Most $ Ever spent on DVD?

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4th June 2008 5:23  #1

Slave2Horror Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 116 Send a message via MSN to Slave2Horror
Most $ Ever spent on DVD?
I want to know what the most cash you guys have ever spent on a dvd purchase.

I spent about 300 bucks on the complete series of the X-Files! WORTH EVERY DAMN PENNY!!!!!

4th June 2008 6:59  #2

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,125 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I was gonna say, I've never spent $ on DVDs Tongue

Mine's not that high really, probably £30-£40, which I think was for the first release of the Alien Legacy back in the day. Pretty much every other major boxed set has been a present (Star Wars trilogy, Ultimate Matrix, Indy trilogy, Ultimate Superman, Alien Quad) and some of the lesser ones I got for less than £15 in sales (the most recent Back to the Future and Jurassic Park sets). Not a big collector of fancy packaging or TV series.

If you added up all the money I've spent on individual releases of Star Wars and the Matrix films it'd be a bit. Also Park Chan-wook's films, with multiple versions of each and such. I don't do that any more though; I'm a lot more selective and careful with my money. Even my OOP editions of the original Korean Oldboy DVD and the uncut Dutch Ichi the Killer were fairly cheap.

4th June 2008 10:51  #3

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Indavidual DVD would have been £60..whats that about $120? on Mickey Mouse in Living colour - vol.1 (Disney Treasure tin)

Most I've spent on a series would be Star Trek, my final set arrived the other day. I think the RRP value is around 5 grand but I haven't paid that much out.

4th June 2008 12:26  #4

m@tt Member Join Date: October 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 551
Those Criterions discs are not cheap but it's the only time i fork out for the more expensive discs. The HD-DVD version of Star Trek original series would make a nice present because the asking price for that is effing vertical.

4th June 2008 13:47  #5

Stubby Member Join Date: December 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
Last year I purchased the complete Man from UNCLE and the complete Get Smart. Those set me back $200-$300 each

4th June 2008 15:00  #6

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,125 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I told a lie actually. I forgot that back in the early days of DVD I paid £60 for the eight-disc Nightmare on Elm Street Collection. Had to pay a bit more to avoid the import duty, but it was still cheap considering what was in the box and how relatively expensive DVDs were back then.

4th June 2008 15:27  #7

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Most I paid for a single DVD was Anchor Bay's Halloween Limited Edition 20th Anniversary two-disc set. I paid around $60 on eBay for that one a year after it went out of print.

Most for a boxed set would probably be the eight-disc Universal Classic Monsters set from 2000--believe I paid right around $125 for that one.

4th June 2008 22:15  #8

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
$200 on the original F*R*I*E*N*D*S 'The One with All Ten Seasons' limited edition boxset from 2005.  Best 200 bucks I ever spent though!

5th June 2008 4:20  #9

The Ranger Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 135
The most I spent was $70 for the ultimate superman set. The next most expensive were the Lost seasons at about $40 each. All totally worth every penny.

6th June 2008 20:36  #10

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
$ 100 AUD for my Cylon head Battlestar Galactica complete series.

$1100 AUD for my first DVD player in I think 1997 - and that was cost price from a retailer friend

7th June 2008 1:35  #11

m@tt Member Join Date: October 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 551
Worst Nightmare wrote: $ 100 AUD for my Cylon head Battlestar Galactica complete series.

$1100 AUD for my first DVD player in I think 1997 - and that was cost price from a retailer friend


And people complain about the price of Blu-Ray.

7th June 2008 5:35  #12

BoBoi Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 1,109 Send a message via MSN to BoBoi Send a message via Yahoo to BoBoi
US$310 Spider-Man Wooden Box R2 France

7th June 2008 23:46  #13

Manda of Mu Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 458
$950 for the Godzilla Final Box set.

8th June 2008 6:11  #14

TheSkipper Member Join Date: April 2008 Location: United States Posts: 63
I spent about $180 to $190 dollars on the complete series of Red Dwarf, and that was on ebay.

12th June 2008 1:26  #15

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I spent around $300 on the original 11 title Oliver Stone box set, while my first DVD player was about $600.

Thankfully, I haven't had to buy much since then and the Blu Ray player I just got was $299, half of what I paid for my first DVD.

12th June 2008 23:14  #16

Andrewr05 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 172 Send a message via Yahoo to Andrewr05
TheSkipper wrote: I spent about $180 to $190 dollars on the complete series of Red Dwarf, and that was on ebay.I bet it was well worth it too...
:D
Red Dwarf rocks!


The most I've spent (being the n00b here) is ~$50 for the Star Wars Trilogy 4-Disc Boxset when it first came out...

28th November 2008 13:10  #17

watcher517 Member Join Date: November 2008 Location: Canada Posts: 92
Seinfeld: The Complete Series was about $250

3rd December 2008 19:50  #18

bebo Member Join Date: May 2008 Location: United States Posts: 13
$75.
I used to sell dvds online and regulraly and could sell the 2 disc fight club for this price.  Untill they released a single disk .

6th December 2008 5:16  #19

takashistorm Member Join Date: May 2007 Location: United States Posts: 191
ive definitely spent a s**teload on some boxsets and seasons, but as far as how much ive spent for a single disc; Stella Shorts dvd. $85 + shipping. worth every dildo-loving penny

7th December 2008 12:29  #20

Gunsprout Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 171
I got the I Robot Sonny head for about £80 including P&P I think.

I opened the box, didn't really like it, and sold it 5 days later for £95 + P&P.

8th March 2009 22:22  #21

MrStayPuft Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United States Posts: 146
About $130 for the Planet of the Apes set in the Cornelius bust

About $170 for the Real Ghostbusters complete series in replica Firehouse

Think those are my highest 2

12th March 2009 7:09  #22

SpiderRock88 Member Join Date: September 2007 Location: United States Posts: 5
th most in a day..probably $50 at a awesome store called Rasputin! (25 movies) lol single dvd hmm i dont remember actually

15th March 2009 20:18  #23

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
$200 for the Box Set of all seasons of "Sex and the CIty"

21st March 2009 23:53  #24

Blu-Batman Member Join Date: March 2009 Location: Australia Posts: 7
Not that much really, probably around $30 - $50..

26th March 2009 15:12  #25

durden99 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 34
£140 for the 20th anniversary alien head set.

27th March 2009 11:09  #26

Yuzna Member Join Date: July 2006 Location: United States Posts: 8
Would be the Alien head set and the Predator head set. It was a lot all together, though I can't exactly remember how much I spent...probably better for my sanity that way. Managed to get the Complete Matrix set with the Reeves bust for $20 at Amazon one day though, so that was kinda nice. Knowing my own silly self I will probably get the new T2 bust as well Happy

3rd April 2009 19:02  #27

Edwise Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 184
I paid $70 for the Ultimate Superman Collection when it was released in 2006.

However, I think I may have paid slightly more for the Godfather trilogy when it came out in 2001.  Don't remember for sure.

As for a single disc, I'm not sure; though "The Prince of Egypt" was rather pricey when I got it.

26th April 2009 7:06  #28

Version 1 Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 238 Send a message via AIM to Version 1 Send a message via Yahoo to Version 1
Mine has to be the 200 bucks I spent when the "Sex and thr City:Complete Series" set came out

11th May 2009 3:13  #29

pennypincher Member Join Date: May 2009 Location: United States Posts: 3
180 bucks on the Twilight Zone complete set, worth every penny in my opinion.

4th July 2009 13:58  #30

hogaburger Contributor Join Date: April 2007 Location: United States Posts: 1,133 Send a message via Skype to hogaburger
Single movie - $45 for Criterion The Last Emperor when it first came out

Overall, I spent $100 bucks on the complete series of 'The Wire'. Great price if you ask me.

I'm bound to fork over $200+ soon for the complete Sopranos, but I'm waiting to see if that price moves.
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