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Old 11-28-06, 10:49 PM
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What Have You "Double-Dipped" On??

I recently did my first double-dip. Memento. I find it very difficult to do. I almost did it for Wizard of Oz but changed my mind. I doubt I will ever go HD-DVD, with 1800+ dvds, I know I wouldn't be able to rebuy all over again. That HD though, so sweet, it makes my eyes water it is so clear.
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Old 11-28-06, 10:57 PM
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Old 11-28-06, 11:05 PM
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I used to double dip all the time. Now, very rarely. I think the last one I bought was the unrated version of Jackass.
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I bought roughly half the Star Trek DVDs when they were oming two episodes per DVD, then sold them all off and bought the season sets.

I double-dipped on 4 or 5 Hitchcock titles that I bought solo and then picked up in either the WB or Universal collections.

Dazed & Confused -- once in the Ultimate Party Collection and a second time when Criterion released it.

Searchers -- both the original snapper and in the Ford/Wayne boxed set.

Maltese Falcon -- again, the original snapper and the recent 3-discer in the Bogart Signature collection.

Thin Man -- once again, I bought it on its own and then rebought when the boxed set came out.

Sullivan's Travels -- I have the Criterion version and I just picked up the Sturges boxed set

The Bank Dick -- I own both the Criterion release and the W.C. Fields boxed set that contains it. I also own the Mae West Glamour collection, so I've got two copies of My Little Chickadee.

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Field of Dreams

Purple Rain

To Kill a Mockingbird

Ben Hur

Wizard of Oz

Grand Hotel (owned it solo first, then got the Garbo box)

Office Space

Ran

The Ten Commandments

I sold all of my double dips except the Bank Dick, My Little Chickadee, Dazed & Confused (I love the anti-pot PSA on the otherwise inferior non-Criterion version) and tGtB&tU (I like the original cut of the film).

I've also set aside my copies of Superman, Superman II, and the Fleishr Superman cartoons, since I'm planning to pick up the Utimate Superman bo as soon as I get a chance. But technically, that's not a double-dip .... yet.
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Uhh...not much, really.

Big Lebowski
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Ghost in the Shell

Wow. That's it, actually. Thought there'd be a few more.

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Old 11-29-06, 12:10 AM
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Old 11-29-06, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by DVDpackrat
I recently did my first double-dip
Yeah, I remember when I popped my double-dip cherry. Seems like years ago..... I've graduated to triple and quad-dips since and still don't give it much thought. I do what I have to do to maintain the library in a healthy fashion.

I doubt I will ever go HD-DVD, with 1800+ dvds, I know I wouldn't be able to rebuy all over again
I doubt you will ever own dvd only and no HD format. You will....and it's all a matter of time. And rebuy ALL your titles? Crazy talk. Like me, it should be with essential/selected titles only. Many releases are just fine on dvd and always would be. Many will never be released on an HD disc.

Oh yeah, I two-shotted Memento myself a few years back. My limited edition is still sealed in the original wrapping.
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Old 11-29-06, 12:19 AM
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I honestly don't think I'll ever switch to HD either. Of course, I used to say the exact same thing about switching from VHS to DVD... And I think I was one of the very last people to finally switch from cassette tapes to CDs.

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Old 11-29-06, 12:29 AM
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If we're restricting it to DVDs:

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home - originally bought the single disc, then later upgraded to the 2-disc and sold the single disc to a coworker. Net cost for the upgrade was $3 and change.

Hero - bought an all-region import in early 2003, before Miramax made HKFlix stop selling it. Late last year, I bought the Miramax disc.

Superman I and II - bought the initial releases back in 2001, now waiting for my copy of the Superman Ultimate Collection to arrive from Overstock.com. I gave the old Superman discs to my mom, who loves the Lois/Supes flying scene in the first movie.

Lord of the Rings - Initially I bought only the Extended Editions. In early 2005 I wound up having to re-buy Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers when the movie discs on each of those EEs mysteriously went missing. I hit the used market on Amazon for the replacements. August of that same year, I hit a sale on the Theatrical editions at Target, $10 each.

Supergirl - bought the International Version in August 2000. Later purchased the Director's Cut separately. Don't know if that qualifies as a true double dip.
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Old 11-29-06, 12:40 AM
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Virus (Jamie Lee Curtis/Donald Sutherland)
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All of these I bought twice because I forgot I already had them.

In the more traditional double-dip category:

Dune (Sci-Fi Channel production, not Lynch)
Donnie Darko
Truman Show
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Old 11-29-06, 01:15 AM
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When I get into HD, I'm sure this # will go up, to the benefit of my friends and brother.
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Old 11-29-06, 02:50 AM
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Don't mean to be a buzz kill but there is probably hundreds of thread on this same topic and maybe even with the same title.

SEARCH is your friend.

On another note.

I've double dipped on over a hundred titles since I sold my entire collection about 6 months ago, since then I've rebought alot of the same titles. In a more traditional sense of the term I would only say Dazed and Confused CC and it was the best double dip ever.

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Old 11-29-06, 06:10 AM
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Old 11-29-06, 06:26 AM
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Ugh, too many to list. I've even triple-dipped on a few titles.
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Old 11-29-06, 07:41 AM
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Here's the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

Oldboy
Reservoir Dogs
Star Wars Trilogy
Matrix Trilogy
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Clerks
Mallrats
Nightmare on Elm Street
Saw
The Dead Zone
Dracula
Frankenstein

Not as many as I thought actually. There's a ton that have been double-dipped that I have, but I was lucky enough to wait for the second version.

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Old 11-29-06, 08:08 AM
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Not much. If I'm pretty sure they'll have a better release within 1 year, I'll hold off until the new one come out.

Star Wars Trilogy (for the original theatrical releases)
Home Alone (for the Family Fun Edition)
Billy Madison & Happy Gilmore (From the bare bones to the Collection versions)
Fast & the Furious (For the Tricked Out Edition and only because I had the original version for only $5 and the new one came with a movie ticket for 2 Fast 2 Furious)
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Old 11-29-06, 08:59 AM
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I can't even begin to think of how many I have double-dipped on.
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Old 11-29-06, 11:30 AM
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Bad Santa
Dazed and Confused
Get Shorty
Office Space
The Shawshank Redemption
Stand By Me

But a few were either gifts or trades, so technically I guess I didn't double dip.
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