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Old 05-04-03, 09:38 AM
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What's your usual wait time between viewings of the same DVD?

With me-90 days.That way you don't get tired or burned out of a favorite disc.
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Old 05-04-03, 10:24 AM
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Sometimes I'll wait months... sometimes days. It just depends on my mood. There are a few movies I'd never get burned out on. One of the beauties of DVD is that you don't have to worry about quality loss with each viewing like with VHS.
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I've watched a movie then watched it again straight away with a commentary on. It's all a matter of mood.
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Old 05-04-03, 10:48 AM
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It all depends on how much I like the movie.
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Old 05-04-03, 11:05 AM
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I usually watch the DVD when I get it, then wait 6 months or so. Although I have broken that rule a few times. Then after that, it's what ever I'm in the mood for.
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3 hours to 2 years, favorites Hackers, THEM, Coyote Ugly, Sum of All Fears, and Cutaway~sky diving~Tom Beringer. All of the above movies have been watched between 55 and 350 times+, the highest being THEM 1954 (Giant Ants); the lowest being 'Sum' for it's still newish.
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Old 05-04-03, 04:03 PM
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for me it's a matter of priority. I also have a schedule and I rotate older dvds only because it's the only way to check for delamination, mistakenly called rot. other than that....it's a mood thing.
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For me, it depends upon the movie. Some like Fight Club, LOTR, Gladiator, T2, Die Hard, Tombstone, Pulp Fiction, Shrek, and Braveheart I watch all the time. Others I watch less frequently. Also, some films just have a much better replay value than others.
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Old 05-04-03, 04:56 PM
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Just depends on my mood and what movie I want to watch, but usually it's a few months.
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Old 05-04-03, 09:50 PM
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I watched the Aliens DVD twice in the same day. It was the first time I saw the extended cut and it was just amazing!
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Old 05-04-03, 11:14 PM
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1 second to months on an end.

Hell, I watched Van Wilder 9 times in a 5 day period. If that's not questioning my sanity, then I don't know what will...
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Old 05-04-03, 11:17 PM
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I've thought about this a lot myself; It's probably in the months range; there's only a few DVDs I have watched more than 2 or 3 times. Having said that, isn't it more economically sound to rent instead or purchase? I figure unless you're going to watch it more than 3 times, it's better off to rent, ESPECIALLY if the disc cost you more than $16-17 (which is most DVDs). I guess I REALLY need to start downsizing and buying less....but I can't!
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Old 05-04-03, 11:35 PM
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Originally posted by UKingdom
isn't it more economically sound to rent instead or purchase? I figure unless you're going to watch it more than 3 times, it's better off to rent
all depends on what your goal is. some people have no desire to have a film library, but only to hang-out in the current format until a better one comes along. I see alot of value in my library. I wish to own all of my personal fav films, not just for entertainment value but as to contruct a perfect reference library. dvds may not be around for years as a format, but it is supposed to last years and years when it comes to disc life itself. unless we were misled. this is my only concern. so maybe I'll watch a dvd only once in the next 3 years. is that a waste? not to me. as far as renting....I think I rented a tape about 8 years ago.

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Old 05-05-03, 12:12 AM
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Some movies I can watch once a month. For other movies its like once every 6-7 months.
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Old 05-05-03, 01:09 AM
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Originally posted by Skank
I've watched a movie then watched it again straight away with a commentary on. It's all a matter of mood.
I've done that numerous times too. Although I don't think I could do it on DVD's with multiple commentaries.
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Old 05-05-03, 01:27 AM
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It depends for me too. I don't want to ruin the experience watching my favourite movie by watching it too often.
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Old 05-05-03, 01:35 AM
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average 6 months or so.
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Old 05-05-03, 01:38 AM
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Depends on the film...some I've only watched once, but there's DVDs I own that I've watched many times. Hell, I watched Rules of Attraction 4 times in two weeks. I hated the movie the first time I saw it, gave it another chance and then developed a minor obsession with it...
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Old 05-05-03, 01:44 AM
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Years...

I watch the movie and all the extras when I first buy the DVD. And then I wait years to watch it again.

Bought my player over two years ago. Last month was the first time I watched a disk again. This weekend I increased that number to two rewatching the Matrix.
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it really depends on my mood. I used to watch a movie over and over, but mostly now I watch a movie once and put it away for a while. I have so many choices and such limited time, I feel the urge to move on to another movie.
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Old 05-05-03, 04:58 AM
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1. Watch new DVD
2. Watch most extras/commentaries within a week
3. Try to watch each one I decide to keep every 6 months or so. Even keep a spreadsheet to remind me which titles I've been neglecting.
4. ???
5. Profit
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Old 05-05-03, 07:21 AM
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It depends if it`s a box set like say Band Of Brothers then your not gonna watch that once a month..I have to get into that "war" mode to want to sit through the whole set concurrently..I saw it when it first came out in November but I probably won`t get back to it until the fall again..

I find that`s my view of war movies (which I love btw) in general there not something you can just pop in when your bored..You really have to be in that angry revengeful mood..

Other films like Jaws,French Connection,Dirty Harry I can watch every 2-3 months no problem
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Old 05-05-03, 08:59 AM
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It really depends for me as well. I watched Mulholland Drive when I first bought it 4 or 5 times over a 2 day period (it was that good). Usually though, I wait for a long time because the ratio of buying movies to being able to watch them is much greater in the buying direction. I still have about 20-30 movies I still haven't watched yet that I bought.l
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Old 05-05-03, 11:11 AM
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I think it can rage from immediately to NEVER. Yes, never watching the movie again, not cuz I don't wanna, but cuz of a lack of time.
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Old 05-05-03, 11:47 AM
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It depends on the movie and my mood. &nbsp Some movies I can watch once a week, others might take me a few months to a year.
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