Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by pinky3003, Jan 20, 2004.
from VHS..... DVD 5.1dd....... DTS..........on to dvhs....then on to hddvd....when will it stop ?
I think most home cinema fans will probably never stop upgrading their most favoured films as they upgrade their equipment.
For me, there are several films that I will allways want the best version of, however, the version that I want to upgrade to has to be a decent step up in quality before I hand over the cash... a couple more puff piece's that cloak themselves as documentries or a DTS soundtrack (unless it sounds significantly better "to my ears") don't qualify...
A few years ago I used my parents' VCR (which I thought was state of the art at the time) to record Glengarry Glen Ross from BBC2. Their VCR was a Sony, I can't remember what mine was, but it was cheap. The Sony had more "heads".
Anyway, I thought it was a damn good quality recording!
Then GGR came out on VHS. Bought it. Got my first DVD player in 2000. Bought GGR on DVD (note: crap R2 release with mono sound, has since been superseded by more recent R2 release, think it's by Carlton, crap quality, 4:3 etc.). Few months ago, got wind of an anniversary edition R1 release. Anamorphic, widescreen, DD5:1, extras etc. Excellent.
So I suppose that's three upgrades if you count going from home-recording to commercially-bought video.
Got a few more DVD's that I may be tempted to upgrade over time - eg Matrix (pic quality could be better).
Ask me in twenty years
kazuya....this is your next step...http://www.uln.com/cgi-bin/vlink/012236139065IE.html?ptitle=Glengarry-Glen-Ross-(D-VHS-D-Theater)-VHS
I've replaced at least 17 films I originally had in VHS with DVD - soon to be 20 when I get my Indy boxset. I also have 2 copies of the same film on DVD too - 5th Element....
I've upgraded countless dvds for newer versions. I am also considering upgrading pulp fiction for the third time, but luckily the version I want has burnt in subtitles which may be enough to put me off oh yeah, I've upgraded army of darkness about three times and I don't even particularly like it but I finally have the longest cut available with both ending, which also happens to have the best pq and cheapest price tag
I havent ever upgraded a film! I have thought about it but can always find a new one such that id prefer to have 2 different ones!
'Ere pinky3003 - maybe I'm being thick, but what's the story with "dvhs"? Is it a new format? Better than DVD? I was hoping I wouldn't have to upgrade again until hi-def TV /DVD is on the go...
'Ere kazuya...its hi def video tape....I have looked at it....but with hidef dvd just around the corner ???....there are menbers on here with it....do a google or search on here to find out more
Does getting an extended version of one of The Lord of the Rings dvd's (when you already own the regular release) count as an upgrade?
they all count nobber...what about buying a dvd or cd more than once because you cant remember who you lent it to ?
I have single handedly paid for the last 4 bond films!
I bought the collection in the late eighties when the first came out on sell thru VHS (silver boxes).
Then replaced them with VHS widscreen copies and Laser Disc version of those that were cut.
Now purchased them all on R1 & R2 DVD, and even wrote to MGM to get replacement sleeves for the US copies so all the spines matched.
Sad or what
I was lucky in that I never really did buying films on VHS.
Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction & Jackie Brown have all been upgraded VHS- DVD- SE DVD though.
Will usually upgrade for a better transfer of a favourite (not if the only difference is the inclusion of a dts track though!)
Robocop - VHS -> R1 orion DVD -> R1 criterion DVD -> considering MGM release for anamorphic widescreen.
Well the granddaddy in this category for me is the Original Star Wars Trilogy. In its various incarnations
The Original Widescreen VHS release
The Digitally Remastered VHS release
The THX Remastered VHS release
The Special Edition VHS Release
The Special Edition Laserdisc Release
And i will be getting the Special Edition v2.0 versions in Oct when they come out. What can i say, its Star Wars. Or it was once
And theres also 4 copies of The Terminator (VHS, Laserdisc, R2 DVD, R1 DVD)
And 4 copies of the Alien Trilogy ( VHS singles, VHS Boxset with the doc for 4) and 3 copies of Alien 4 (Laserdisc, R1 Legacy DVD and R1 Quad DVD)
and i thought i was compulsive !!!!
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