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Old 01-02-2014, 06:34 AM   #1
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Having just pre-ordered the remaster of Robocop, it got me thinking how many times I've essentially bought the same films over the years on various different formats and editions.

Robocop stands now at 5, having owned the VHS, US DVD special edition steelbook, original blu-ray, the blu-ray steelbook and now the 4k remaster; and I'm fairly sure The Godfather Trilogy and some others chalk up similar tallies.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:32 AM   #2
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I have probably bought Terminator 2 about 5 or 6 times over the years.

I'd say in most cases its 2-3 releases, vhs+DVD+blu. But in recent years I've double dipped on some films, Terminator 1&2 and Predator come to mind. I have 2 blu-rays each for those, all due to picking up improved transfers and I likely won't get rid of the weaker transfer discs due to exclusive extras on discs.
I'll likely pick up RoboCop remaster when price drops a bit. Think that'll be 3rd copy, 2 blus + VHS (don't think I had it on DVD).

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Old 01-02-2014, 07:42 AM   #3
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Probably Jaws for me.

Had it on VHS, then had 3 copies I think on DVD, already had the slip version on BD, now the digipack, and will inevitably get the SB at some point.

Blade Runner's another obvious one, must have 5 copies of that too across the DVDs and BDs.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:24 AM   #4
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This will be my third for Robocop.

Record is Zombi 2 which I owned twice on VHS, once on DVD and now twice on Blu Ray.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:30 AM   #5
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Same for me on most of my favourites. VHS, DVD then BLU.

Robocop will be the same plus 4k when price drop.

Haven't double dipped much with blu if at all. Only one I think is Childs Play as I imported no1 then for Xmas got the US box set. Have not double dipped due to packaging. I've just been lucky or lazy with some of the older titles I have, like predator. I didn't upgrade to blu due to reviews but then finally went for it when Play released steelbooks and I had predators SB. Same with the Tarantino films, picking up the Steels from Zavvi or Play hadn't bothered before

Double dipped on DVD more as they seemed to go from a normal release to a 2 disc s.e
I think Star Wars original trilogy would be the most re-buys, at least two VHS, then DVD set then the limited release of the unaltered then blu ray and I guess if a new set came out 8k whatever in a few years I'd look at that too. Nightmare on Elm St same too.
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I wasnt go to double dip for Robocop but that steelbook looks nice.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:37 AM   #7
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I have probably bought Terminator 2 about 5 or 6 times over the years.
This, but I've probably bought it a few more times than five or six.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:46 AM   #8
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Just a few from DVD to blu-ray (mostly Disney movies, Lord of the Rings trilogy, matrix,...) or very few from VHS to blu-ray. So I have bought a few movies twice for different formats. But twice is the maximum.

I used to own Lord of the Rings on DVD, upgraded it to blu-ray, but I also bought the extended editions on blu-ray. Honestly I don't think you can compare the theatrical editions with the extended editions. It's a completely different experience, so I consider them 'different' movies.

Only exception is The Lion King. Had it on VHS, bought it 3 times on DVD (only have one DVD version left) and I now own the 3D blu-ray as well.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:48 AM   #9
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I reckon Marketa Lazarová, with four copies - original Second Run DVD, Second Run's František Vláčil box set (which included a then-unique extra disc), Czech BD, Criterion BD. The transfers of the latter two are all but indistinguishable (they're both from the same 4K master), but the Criterion has much better extras and slightly more idiomatic subtitles.

The only other BDs I've double-dipped on are North by Northwest (because I got a good deal on Warner's Hitchcock box, which contained exactly the same disc) and Casino Royale (again, duplicated by the big James Bond box).
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:13 AM   #10
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mine would be licence to kill with six separate purchases

uk vhs
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:28 AM   #11
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I bought The Island, Resident Evil and Resident Evil: Apocalypse on DVD, UMD and Blu-ray, but I've since sold the DVDs and the UMDs.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:53 AM   #12
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Jaws for me too

VHS (Fullscreen)
VHS (Widescreen)

LD (Fullscreen)
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LD (Spielberg Signature Collection)

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Old 01-02-2014, 09:55 AM   #13
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Braveheart first copy was vhs.
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I brought Memento on DVD then brought the Limited Edition American version for the extras and commentary. I also brought the 3 disc special set that came out over here. It had everything the Limited Edition had but was far easier to navigate. And finally, I own the German blu ray version. If there was a region B 4K remaster I would happily purchase the film again.
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Probably Friday the 13th 1 and 2. Those movies i had several vhs and dvd copies of. Only bought the blus once though. Otherwise a lot of my collection i have owned on the 3 big formats.

I own 3 copies of 10.000 BC on blu ray! The standard amray and two steels.

I own King Kong 2005 several times, theatrical DVD, extended DVD, amray blu and digibook blu.
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Jurassic Park for me. I'm not usually one for pointless double-dipping (as opposed to upgrading in formats or other such sensible moves) but I went through a phase a few years ago.



Allowing for boxsets and combo packs that's 16 Jurassic Parks (3 VHS, 1 Laserdisc, 8 DVDs, 4 blu-rays) and, almost by default, 10 The Lost Worlds (1 VHS, 1 Laserdisc, 7 DVDs, 1 blu-ray) and 6 Jurassic Park IIIs (5 DVDs, 1 blu-ray).

There are plenty of films I've owned at least three times due to the VHS-DVD-blu-ray pattern, and count me in on the multiple copy clubs of Star Wars (5 each of the original trilogy) and Lord of the Rings (5 each again).
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Ok, I think we have a winner, don't see anyone touching that collection!
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Ok, I think we have a winner, don't see anyone touching that collection!
I don't know if owning that many copies of Jurassic Park make me a winner, probably quite the opposite

There must be at least a Star Wars fan out there who's bought every variation of every release who can top me.
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I don't know if owning that many copies of Jurassic Park make me a winner, probably quite the opposite

There must be at least a Star Wars fan out there who's bought every variation of every release who can top me.
Yeah, good call, I'd say either Star Wars or possibly Blade Runner will be the only things capable of spawning more different iterations than your JP bundle.
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Someone find that picture of Nisei's Sucker Punch collection.



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