New Blu-ray/DVD Thread XVIII - Spending, We Wrote
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Author:  Disney's Divinity [ Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:51 pm ]
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I'm not sure. I sent off the paper filling out my choices the other day, so it hasn't been done yet. I'm nervous because I assume my password and everything will stay the same? I can call the 1-800 number if there's any problems, so not too worried. I guess the one thing is I won't be VIP anymore (for a while), but I didn't buy anything else after I completed my membership agreement last time anyway even with the VIP offers... So for me, I don't think there will be a downside? The offer to re-enroll also said Free Shipping for all my future orders (which the fine print says can stop at any time. :P ). It could be a while before those first movies come in the mail.

And if they end up sending me another offer to re-enroll in 6 months' time and I only have to buy three films (one of which is half-price if you get it right away), I might do it again just to finish out my collection. :D I was tempted to get Aladdin the re-make, but I didn't want to waste this deal on re-makes. In ten years, those movies won't cost much on Amazon anyway, I'm guessing, whereas the originals will always be high. I didn’t want to buy Cinderella for a long time holding out on a proper restoration, but that’s probably never gonna happen, so I went ahead and got it. And I love the Signature covers for Cinderella and PP—better to buy them with covers I like, I guess!

Author:  blackcauldron85 [ Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:37 am ]
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Absolutely, getting them with a deal and covers you like is a plus. Are you keeping your previous versions? When I went Blu, I did research on this site and Blu-ray.com to compare bonus features, and I kept the DVDs with features that didn't transfer, and sold the rest, making it a little easier to justify rebuying these movies.

Author:  Disney's Divinity [ Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:56 pm ]
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I keep nearly everything I buy, since I really don't have that many movies anyway. Leaving aside animated films like Disney, most of my DVDs or Blu-rays are TV shows or anime really. I do own some live-action films, but they're much rarer for me. Plus, a lot of those old releases have nice covers, slipcovers, or packaging as well as bonus features that probably weren't carried over. I know to expect all of Disney's new releases to be barebones.

There were some Disney films I never even got on DVD though, like The Aristocats, The Rescuers, Hunchback, several shorts films or Pooh features that I only bought for the first time on Blu-ray. But I still have VHS copies that I could watch, so it was never really a hurry until now, with me worrying that physical releases will start diminishing altogether for Disney because of streaming.

Author:  blackcauldron85 [ Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:13 pm ]
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I think if you can afford it, it's smart to replace those VHSs, because if those break, and Disney is no longer selling physical media, it may be more expensive buying DVDs/Blu secondhand.

Crazy that we're talking about the end of days for physical media; people wondered this a decade or more ago but we still have it, but with the Streaming Wars™®, who knows how long we have.

Author:  DC Fan [ Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:21 am ]
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-Birds of Prey SteelBook

...by the way, when I watched it on theaters wasn´t what I expected, know the problems it has but didn´t think it was as awful as people claimed it to be either. Still, after owning it and having watched it 2 times already again I´ve started to really enjoy it more and more.

-Ralph Breaks the Internet

-Frozen 2

With that, I have my Classics up to date (in Spain, where we´re still missing The Great Mouse Detective and both Winnie Pooh movies).

As for Pixar, I still need Toy Story 4 and Onward.

Author:  UmbrellaFish [ Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:10 pm ]
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I got my first paycheck (in awhile....) today and I ordered a few things.

Hocus Pocus 4K Best Buy exclusive— this will be the 4th copy of this movie I own. I have the old DVD, the first Blu Ray, the remastered anniversary Blu Ray, and now this. I don’t usually buy special steelbooks (the only other time I’ve gone out of my way to buy the steelbook was for the 80th anniversary edition of The Wizard of Oz— and only because the standard edition was especially ugly!), but I liked this cover and for as many copies of HP that I own, I’m sick and tired of them using the same cover!

Jaws: 45th Anniversary Edition 4K— I’ve never bought Jaws on any format although I like the movie.

Roman Holiday Blu-ray- This is the most exciting Blu-ray release of 2020 so far IMHO! I can’t believe it’s taken this long but it’s finally here. I almost bought the DVD earlier this year, but after Paramount announced their new line of collectible movies with never-before-released titles, I had a suspicion Roman Holiday might see a release. And I was right! Can’t wait to have this one in my hands!

Author:  farerb [ Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:54 am ]
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It's great to hear that you also buy 4K films. I also have the 80th anniversary edition of The Wizard of Oz, but the standard one, not the steelbook.
I haven't bought anything new since Star Wars came out in April, well I actually bought The Princess Bride from Turbine, but there was a problem with the disc and I'm waiting for a replacement.
I'm looking forward to The Lord of the Rings which is supposed to come out in December though nothing official yet and the original Mulan. And hopefully Fantasia and The Jungle Book will be released this year so I could finally complete The Signature Collection.

Author:  UmbrellaFish [ Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:59 am ]
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Re: Oz 80th. Do you have strong feelings about that cover? I think the composition is off and I hate how they seem to throw every single iconic detail of the movie into one image. I find it really chaotic and unappealing. Especially because that is one of the most beautiful movies ever made. The only other time I’ve felt so strongly about a cover was Snow White’s Diamond edition with the Old Hag in the center— its my personal conspiracy theory that this was done deliberately to ensure high sales for the studio’s first Blu-ray release in a DVD case (with Snow White in the center, which is the copy I own).

I hate to hear about your Princess Bride disc. I bought a DVD (The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex) earlier this year that was all scratched up. I’ve tried tooth paste and furniture polish (since it’s a DVD, thankfully I’ve never had an issue with a Blu) but it’s pretty badly scratched. The disc didn’t cost much so I think I will just buy another copy and toss out the old one.

I started buying 4K back in 2016 or 2017 to “future proof” my collection. When we recently moved, my parents bought a nice, big 4K TV. I’ve watched some streaming titles on 4K on that TV— and I will be able to buy a 4K Blu-ray player sooner rather than later now.

I also haven’t bought many movies this year, in part because I haven’t been able to, but I also haven’t been as tempted. The only new release I can remember really wanting over the summer was that copy of Jaws. Although, I do have a Disney Movie Club cart full of 4K Pixar titles (including Onward) which I’d like to buy. I’ve already bought all the DACs released on 4K and if after I buy the Pixar movies, I finish up the Star Wars movies on 4K, I will be pretty much be finished with Buena Vista titles outside of new titles and 4K catalogue releases... assuming those things still happen.

Author:  farerb [ Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:30 am ]
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I don't care much for the cover, I'm used to covers being bad or lazy at this point, but I agree that that wasn't a good cover at all.

Regarding the Princess Bride disc, it had an encoding problem and it happened to others as well so Turbine sent out replacements, which is good of them, but unfortunately mine hasn't arrived yet and they haven't provided a tracking info so I honestly don't know where it is. I'll probably contact them next week.

I left my parents at 2016 and went to live with a roommate, which he brought the TV - it was a 3D TV, not 4K. But after two years I found my own place and bought a 4K TV. I've been collecting 4K films since 2018 and I think my first ones were Coco, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. Ever since my collection grew with mostly Disney and Pixar films. I usually buy the standard editions because getting the exclusive can be expensive for me since I don't live in the US, but I did get some steelbooks for some, mainly the films I especially love. I have The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King, which I immediately bought as they came out. And I saw Moana being sold relatively cheaply (30$) on Amazon so I got that as well and recently I saw Frozen for 16$ which is a must, I guess if I ever see WALL-E or Tangled at these prices then I'll get them as well.

So you own Beauty and the Beast in 4K? What did you think about the colors?

Author:  UmbrellaFish [ Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:07 am ]
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farerb wrote:
So you own Beauty and the Beast in 4K? What did you think about the colors?

I’m going to reserve final judgment until I see the disc— but based on the 4K digital copy that I’ve seen, I think it looks a little more like the original theatrical release, but still looks very much like the rosy print that dates back to the Platinum Edition. For example, I think Belle’s hair does look a nice deep brown now as opposed to the reddish brown I grew up with, but other things appear unchanged— Mrs Potts more rose than white. It’s just weird to me, I don’t know what’s going on with those colors... I remember the pics you took of your BATB in 4K and I thought it looked beautiful... so I’ll let you know when I get a 4K player and can try it out.

Author:  farerb [ Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:05 am ]
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My replacement disc of The Princess Bride has arrived today :)

Author:  Disney's Divinity [ Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:15 pm ]
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Missing Link Blu-ray - $9.99
Paddington Blu-ray - $5

I'll get Paddington 2 eventually when it hits $5, too. They're such charming movies I watch all the time when they're on TV; they just give you a dose of positivity when you're feeling down. As for the other one, I haven't seen Missing Link yet. But I don't feel bad taking that chance because I trust Laika. Even if I don't love the film, it'll still be a film worth owning going by their record so far, and that's the price I was waiting on. :D

Author:  Mickeyfan1990 [ Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:26 pm ]
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My copy of Scream Factory's Friday the 13th box set came a day before my birthday (PS, I'm now 30 years old!!!)! :D

WONDERFUL box set, Scream's greatest opus, and a labor of love between them and Paramount and New Line/Warner!

There are however some errors on Parts 3, 9, and 10, but luckily, Scream Factory is looking into them:

https://twitter.com/Scream_Factory/stat ... 4898433024

Author:  UmbrellaFish [ Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:32 am ]
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All from the Disney Movie Club

Mulan 4K (1998)
Mulan 4K (2020)
A Christmas Carol BD (1984)
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker DVD

I was going to buy Mulan 2020 at Walmart but the DMC 4K bundle with the original movie was a cheaper option.

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