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People seem to think that £10 for a DVD is great value. But how many times do you watch a film? I have bought a few films, but realised once I watched it once, I never watch them again. Read More
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9y, 11m agoPosted 9 years, 11 months ago
People seem to think that £10 for a DVD is great value. But how many times do you watch a film?

I have bought a few films, but realised once I watched it once, I never watch them again.
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9y, 11m agoPosted 9 years, 11 months ago
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#1
I only buy DVD boxsets of TV series. Means I can watch a whole series without annoying ad breaks and having to wait a week for the next episode. And I usually get them so cheaply thanks to HUKD that I can sell them on eBay once I have finished and get at least the money I paid for it back, if not more.

Buying films on DVD seems a waste, i never buy unless it is cheaper than £5 or a real classic film.
banned#2
i have bought a few and top gun I have watched about a zillion times there again I do have a 43 in plasma to watch it on and the surround sound etc


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and just bought Hot Fuzz , watched it twice already .. gets me in the mood before my night shift
#3
yep exactly ive only every brought 3 movies gladiator, training day and lord of the rings box set
#4
You should see my collection! :shock:
#5
I buy, watch, then they go back to the shelf awaiting the circle to return in their favour :thumbsup:
#6
poppy10
I only buy DVD boxsets of TV series. Means I can watch a whole series without annoying ad breaks and having to wait a week for the next episode. And I usually get them so cheaply thanks to HUKD that I can sell them on eBay once I have finished and get at least the money I paid for it back, if not more.

Buying films on DVD seems a waste, i never buy unless it is cheaper than £5 or a real classic film.


co-signed. I rent DVD's off lovefilm (free) but I always buy the set of shows I like. £17.99 for 24 hours worth of 24 is unbeatable value... I musta made them a fortune introducing people to the show as well.
#7
I'v bought a fair few.. never at a tenner though, not since DVDs first came out (back when discs on high street were 20-22 quid if lucky).
#8
I've only bought films for £10 that i've already seen before and i think are amazing (e.g Back to the future, - i actully own 2 BTTF boxsets).

I usually i pick up okayish films off ebay for about £4
#9
I'm not a big film fanatic, I normally just watch them when they come on Tv.
#10
i watch same dvd more than once usually i have over 1000 retail dvd's, i might want to watch same movie in like 10 years time again;) i have a home cinema setup i started with movies on laserdisc when i paid £100 for alien and £250 for the star wars triology imported :)
#11
Now thats ^^^^ A film fanatic! :p
#12
It entirely depends on the price and the actual film itself, mostly it's comedy (Live Shows) and TV box sets that I usually go for, but I can say that I will definitely buy Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix when that comes out on DVD (obviously that'll be a while, since it has to come out at the cinema before it will get released on DVD! :giggle:), and thanks to HUKD, I expect I will pay a very good price :thumbsup:
#13
I used to take advantage of the Orange Wednesdays buy one get one free offer to see a film in the cinema - then if I liked it I'd wait until the special editions came out, by which time the normal ones were 'cheap as chips'.

Saving that I probaby own in excess of 500 DVD's and around 100 VHS (that I cant even use anymore), and those are just the ones I havent decided to sell off!
#14
I agree, 24 is great value for money and by the time i have watched the rest of my DVD collection (a lot of years worth) i will probably watch them again. I have got numerous people addicted to it!

I think £10 is a bit steep for a DVD unless it is a new one. Normally they come down in a few months though so just worth hanging on.
#15
birdyboyuk
You should see my collection! :shock:

you should see my collection of PIRATE copies lol:oops:
#16
Mattitude
Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix when that comes out on DVD (obviously that'll be a while, since it has to come out at the cinema before it will get released on DVD!

Not always the case.....if you know the right people,or should that be the wrong people.:giggle:
I've heard of cases where someone has seen a film before the cinema release.:roll:
Edit:Previous poster,might know these people.:whistling:
#17
I'm pehaps a little sad but I generally buy films to watch two or three times followed by the various special features - I like to leave a film satisfied I have understood it fully and there are no questions left unanswered. I usually get my money's worth out of films...

John
#18
I've probably bought two or three hundred DVDs, the majority back in the day of twenty quid price tags. Now I tend to rent them from Lovefilm instead, though when the high-def formats take off I'll probably start investing in them again.

Most recent purchases tend to be concert discs as I get a lot more viewings out of them.
#19
I own way too many DVDs. Very rarely pay full/just released price for anything - recently did for Hot Fuzz, and I can't even remember the last time I paid over £10 for a film.

I tend to buy TV series more than films, comedies mostly. Or music DVDs. I don't tend to watch dramas more than once, but comedy I would.

For buying films I either wait until they're cheap, or get them ex-rental from Blockbuster.

I download more films than I buy now. :whistling:
#20
I only buy movies i rate as classics ie Gladiator, Alien Quadrilogy, Lord of the Rings trilogy (although i didn't rate them that much, i'm keeping them for my little one when he's older) Star Wars collection.

I download what i fancy watching, movies tv series (Lost and Dr Who are favourites at the minute!). And i must admit that a lot of movies billed as blockbusters recently have been pretty dire and i fi had bought these at full price then i would have been disapointed and out of pocket.
#21
I've only just started buying DVD's, I've got a couple of TV boxsets which I think are well worth the money.
I only tend to watch films once so I download them (bit torrent) - also means I get to see them before they are released quite often :thumbsup: . However, the quality of these downloaded films is pretty poor compared to DVD, so I can see why people would buy films.
Personally I'd never spend more than 3 quid on a single dvd.
#22
bod emrys
However, the quality of these downloaded films is pretty poor compared to DVD, so I can see why people would buy films.


Not when you've downloaded DVD rips it's not. ;-)

There's a film called "Vacancy" coming out at the cinema in the UK tomorrow - I watched it on Monday night, at home, DVD quality. Thanks to Usenet.

Michael Moore's 'Sicko' documentary is doing the rounds on the internet now before it's been released anywhere at cinemas.

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