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Old 03-25-2020, 12:12 PM   #1
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Default Spent more on the DVD then 4K BD of same film?

In 2000, I paid 24.99 for DVD release of The Fifth Element, the most expensive marked price single disc DVD that I have ever purchased. Last month, I bought the 4K BD (which also included the regular BD disc in the case) for 21.99.

Do any of you recall spending more for the DVD years ago and less for its 4K equivalent? Marked prices from High Street or on-line sources only - not third party transactions.
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In 2000, I paid 24.99 for DVD release of The Fifth Element, the most expensive marked price single disc DVD that I have ever purchased. Last month, I bought the 4K BD (which also included the regular BD disc in the case) for 21.99.

Do any of you recall spending more for the DVD years ago and less for its 4K equivalent? Marked prices from High Street or on-line sources only - not third party transactions.
I'd imagine a few members have spent about 4-5 times more for VHS tapes and LaserDisc releases.

I have far too many DVDs that were 24.99, thankfully the UHDs weren't as expensive.
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Way back in 2002 when I bought my first dvds the standard price for a single dvd was 30 euros. I got Grease for that price and paid 37 euros for Die Another Day, a few months later, which was the "standard" price for movies with 2 discs! I also remember that the original edition of Back to the Future trilogy was around 64 euros for 3 discs.
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The very first movie I bought was a used VHS copy of Raiders of the Lost Ark from the local video store for $30 in 1984.

That's the nature of any electronics product; the technology only gets better and cheaper as time moves forward.
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I remember having to special order Jurassic Park in widescreen, because retail stores generally only stocked 4x3 fullscreen videotapes back then. And because it was only a specialty item intended for some high-end displays in places like Blockbuster, it wasn't cheap... $80 worth of not cheap, to be precise. The fullscreen sold for 15-20 bucks. To add insult to self-inflicted injury, it was released to the general public in widescreen about a year later, and cost the same as the fullscreen version.
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Hi there. I'd rather spent money on 4K equivalent rather on DVD, despite I liked it a lot when I was a child.
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In 2000, I paid 24.99 for DVD release of The Fifth Element, the most expensive marked price single disc DVD that I have ever purchased. Last month, I bought the 4K BD (which also included the regular BD disc in the case) for 21.99.

Do any of you recall spending more for the DVD years ago and less for its 4K equivalent? Marked prices from High Street or on-line sources only - not third party transactions.
Not DVDs but a good example of how the cost of collecting home video products has in many respects gone down. In the early 90's I bought all 13 VHS volumes of Star Trek the Next Generation for between 10 and 13 each, so let's just call it ~145 for the set.

Never bothered with the DVDs but about three years ago I bought the blu-ray set of the season for 2.99 (rrp ~30) in a charity shop so I guess that fulfills your high street criteria.
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I remember paying about 24 for this back in the day.
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I remember a lot of DVD'S being around the $30.00 dollar mark and T2 when it first came out was $37.00 on DVD.
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When Star Trek The Original Series came out in season sets on DVD and not individual volumes, 100 dollars each. Now the entire series goes for 50-60 bucks which is the range I got it at.
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