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    A DVD question - don't shoot me...

    I am in the minority I think. I do not own any dvds. What I want to know is, when you have watched your dvd, why would you want to watch it again. Now and again it is good to watch a classic repeat on tv, but would I want to own it? No.

    When my kids were toddlers they used to to like watching the same film / cartoon over and again, but I put that down to a developmental thing, you know, comfort in familiarity, seeing new things in the films because of changes in depth of understanding.

    Put me right. In a nice way if possible.

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    Original Poster

    Sorry, where should I post it? Mod please move if in wrong place.

    I totally agree with you there. once I've seen a film I wouldn;t want to watch it again as you know what it's about and whats going to happen which is what it's all about. Yes if it's a good film I might want to buy it for that odd time I might want to watch it again maybe with the kids too. But once I've seen a film I would rather watch a different one, not the same one again. They are often on tv anyway very quickly nowadays after being on at the cinima's.

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    DAMNOME

    Why have you posted this in Feedback?



    Also maybe I should have added that I am astounded at the amount of dvds that are posted on hukd

    disney ones are always good to keep-some people actually prefer the home cinema experience too-I would rather watch a bluray at home with the family than go to the cinema because I dont need to suffer idiots talking/texting/munching food loudly etc.I have loads of live concert blurays which obviously lend themselves to watching multiple times,and classic stuff like back to the future/star wars/lotr I can happilly watch time and again.

    My kids watch theirs loads of times. My hubby will too. However, i can never watch a film more than once. I dont get why anyone does.

    Reported it for misc use.

    Personally, I don't own a huge amount of DVDs because there are not that many films that I'd want to watch again. I only buy films which I thought were very good and I'd enjoy watching again sometime. The gap between me seeing a film and watching again is usually pretty long... many, many months usually.

    For example, I saw The Dark Knight at the cinema when it came out and then bought it on Blu-ray when I noticed a good deal on it. I only got round to watching it months later but as it had been so long since I'd seen it, some of it was unfamiliar to me (couldn't remember every last detail of the film.. even though I knew the outcome and plot twists) so re-watching it was enjoyable.

    I've never understood this watch-once-only thing. It seems exclusive to TV and movies. You guys who refuse to watch the same movie twice, do you hold the same policy for CDs, videogames, drinks, foods, places, people, or is it just movies that you take issue with experiencing twice?

    dxx

    I've never understood this watch-once-only thing. It seems exclusive to … I've never understood this watch-once-only thing. It seems exclusive to TV and movies. You guys who refuse to watch the same movie twice, do you hold the same policy for CDs, videogames, drinks, foods, places, people, or is it just movies that you take issue with experiencing twice?


    Just movies, books or tv shows in my case.

    I watch films again an again. Always find different things/understand more second time around

    Anyone who has Sky/Virgin TV will also end up watching the same episodes of the same TV shows, 90% of everything showing is repeats. I know I do all the time.
    I'd rather watch an episode of a good TV show I have seen before than a new episode of 'Dancing This' or 'Singing That' or 'I'm Yesterdays Celeb Watch Me Eat Poo To Get On TV Again'.(Although I probably would watch the last one out of sick curiosity, so if any TV show makers are reading...).

    I do buy a lot of DVDs (cheap) but I tend to sell most of them on (and a lot of the time for more than I paid) but keep a few select ones, I don't see the point of paying over the odds for a movie when they first come out on DVD but I know people who have collections that are in the 1000's and they buy them on the day of release and don't watch them for months (if at all).
    It's like collecting anything I suppose, whether it be Stamps, Coins or anything else. Some people like collecting movies and keeping them.
    Edited by: "zeroHour2" 1st Jan 2010

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    zeroHour2

    Anyone who has Sky/Virgin TV will also end up watching the same episodes … Anyone who has Sky/Virgin TV will also end up watching the same episodes of the same TV shows, 90% of everything showing is repeats. I know I do all the time.I'd rather watch an episode of a good TV show I have seen before than a new episode of 'Dancing This' or 'Singing That' or 'I'm Yesterdays Celeb Watch Me Eat Poo To Get On TV Again'.(Although I probably would watch the last one out of sick curiosity, so if any TV makers are reading...).I do buy a lot of DVDs (cheap) but I tend to sell most of them on (and a lot of the time for more than I paid) but keep a few select ones, I don't see the point of paying over the odds for a movie when they first come out on DVD but I know people who have collections that are in the 1000's and they buy them on the day of release and don't watch them for months (if at all).It's like collecting anything I suppose, whether it be Stamps, Coins or anything else. Some people like collecting movies and keeping them.



    I can fully understand the collectors thing. I would rather knit snot than watch repeats on telly or I am a pooey, singing, dancing, skating, no name celebrity, cover me in wee and improve my career I wish you would get out of here....etc. I tend to browse the internet, cook, listen to the radio (that dates me)... anyway, I think you get the gist

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    seeing new things in the films because of changes in depth of understanding.

    And that is only possible as a child?

    You've done all your learning and personal growth have you?

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    FilthAndFurry

    seeing new things in the films because of changes in depth of … seeing new things in the films because of changes in depth of understanding. And that is only possible as a child?You've done all your learning and personal growth have you?



    Yup, my brain cells are dying quicker than new ones are being made. Anyway, I pay attention when I am watching things, don't you?

    Why are you being aggresive and insulting, this is not a personal comment on you, it is a vox pop so I can understand why people buy dvds. Thank you for your input.

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    battelaxe

    Yup, my brain cells are dying quicker than new ones are being made. … Yup, my brain cells are dying quicker than new ones are being made. Anyway, I pay attention when I am watching things, don't you?Why are you being aggresive and insulting, this is not a personal comment on you, it is a vox pop so I can understand why people buy dvds. Thank you for your input.



    I've often noticed different things in films on repeat viewings. It's not abnormal as far as I'm aware. Maybe you're underestimating your diminishing capabilities if you're able to take in everything on a first viewing.

    Personally I think it's more about interpreting what one sees on the screen in different ways. You may come to a film after an experience that changes your understanding or you may have just noticed something in a way you hadn't previously.

    But that's just me - I listen to albums over and over, re-read books and have seen a number of exhibits on more than one occasion.

    Obviously I wasn't paying attention enough first time.

    I have asked dvd buyers this very question many times, more often than not the dvd is just an ornament on a shelf. If I am channel flicking I will watch a film if I have already seen it, but I wouldn't put a dvd on twice.

    Original Poster

    Obviously I wasn't paying attention enough first time


    Sorry couldn't help it.
    I do see what you mean partly though. If I accidentally pick up a book I have already read and read it again (for lack of new material) I do sometimes find it a little different and it seems to be connected to my frame of mind. But it is rare and I only need to usually read the first sentence for the whole plot to come flooding back. It is pretty much like that for me with movies.

    I have asked dvd buyers this very question many times, more often than … I have asked dvd buyers this very question many times, more often than not the dvd is just an ornament on a shelf. If I am channel flicking I will watch a film if I have already seen it, but I wouldn't put a dvd on twice.



    Exactly

    very true the only time i watch a dvd twice is if its with differnet people and they havent seen it

    A good film is an experience. It creates atmosphere, transports your mind elsewhere, creates emotional responses, reminds you of times in your life etc... kind of like music I suppose. It is for this reason that I could watch certain/programmes films over-and-over again (within reason). e.g. Bladerunner. I know for sure what is to transpire, but the visuals and mood created are always a real trip.

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