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Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

Old 04-13-10, 08:35 PM
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Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

I just picked up The Sherlock Holmes Collection (Hallmark films w/Matt Frewer) for a 2nd time because they released it in a new cover that resembles/rips-off the new Sherlock Holmes movie.
This is only the 3rd time I have done it, I bought the re-release of Robin Hood:Prince of Thieves that resembles all those ...... Movie covers and Can't Hardly Wait (Non-SE) that has the American Pie-style stamp on the front.
So has anyone else bought a DVD for a 2nd time just because it had new artwork, No new features just different artwork.
I don't own the original release but I don't plan on buying Young Sherlock Holmes unless I find the recent re-release with the Sherlock Holmes rip-off cover
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

No I have not. I wanted to buy the steelbook for for Nightmare Before Christmas BD before I saw it, but I couldn't justify spending another $30 just for a new cover. Plus it looked terrible, so I passed.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

The only time I've done anything like that was when I bought The Little Mermaid on VHS a few months back because it was the recalled "penis castle" cover.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

Never.

If I really loved the artwork, I'd just download it and print it on some photo paper.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

No, the only time I could see myself making an exception would be for novelty things like what dkedvd said, and also if there was a really badass steelbook.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

Have never done it and can't see a time in the future where I would.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

I paid $5 for the Princess Bride release with the ambigram artwork. Loved it.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

as long as they have the movie (maybe some extra content) in it and it doesn't skip, pixelate or freeze who gives a shit what the actual cover art looks like.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

Nope.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

Never have. Never will.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

Never.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

There are a few I've done in reverse order.. For instance I have an upgraded Animal House edition, but I liked the foil cover with original poster art from the original collector's edition, so I bought the foil cover used, and put the upgraded edition in it.. Same with Conan the Barbarian, Young Frankenstein others.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

No, but I did buy The Will Be Blood twice. I bought the regular version then later bought the Special Edition. It's the only movie I have 2 copies of. I love it.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

Nope.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

Yep. I don't think I've ever paid very much for the replacement copies, though.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

Originally Posted by droidguy1119 View Post
Yep. I don't think I've ever paid very much for the replacement copies, though.
This.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

No, but after a double dip I've kept the previous one(s) because of the cover(s). Ex: I kept the Universal monster double features that resemble midnite movie double feature covers after buying the legacy sets because of the covers.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

I've considered re-buying The Ring (US) since it now comes in a slipcover, but I haven't pulled the trigger on that.

When I double-dipped on The Black Hole for the new 16x9 transfer, I took the old red DVD case from Anchor Bay and swapped it for the new one before getting rid of the old disc.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

The only time I may have done this, is for a Steelbook. But even then, I dont think they was exactly the same content on the discs.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

No, that would be silly.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

I did buy the universal monster double features at BL for around $2 -- even though I had the Legacy sets (thought about getting rid of them since then). The only other one was the snapper for Logan's Run. 1) I think I paired it with something in a B1G1 around 8-10 years ago and 2) I liked it b/c it had the poster art (I also have the orig. MGM release).

I wish more DVD cover art was the poster --- esp. if it is included in a box set where it shouldn't matter so much for marketing.

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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

I've done it for different extras, but never for cover art. I've also bought blu-rays that I bought not long before, just because I was a huge fan of the movies. This is mainly the classic Disney stuff.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

Ooh, almost forgot, I bought both versions of The Omega Man on DVD for the two different artworks. I thought they were going to end up being pretty rare.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

Shockingly - I must say I agree 100% with Scott1598. And, if - for some weird reason - I really loved some particular artwork then I would do as Mr. Peepers said - download it.
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Re: Ever bought a DVD a 2nd time JUST for alternate artwork?

Originally Posted by pjflyer View Post
No, that would be silly.
Those James Bond movies had some nice movie posters and if those were to be put on dvd that would sell.

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