I'll begin with this example of upgrading: Star Wars
1. VHS tape - non hi-fi 2. VHS tape - Hi-Fi 3. Laserdisc - Non-Digital Sound 4. Laserdisc - Digital Sound Special Edition 3-sided 5. DVD copy of laserdisc (aka bootlegs) 6. Legit release of trilogy on DVD with theatrical cuts included
That makes six times for that film. And the score?
1. Double LP album 2. Double CD release - same music as LPs 3. 1993 4 disc anthology CDs 4. 1997 2 disc Special Editions CDs
Six times for the movie, four times for the score. They got their money from me.
Yeah, definitely the Star Wars trilogy for me, as well as Indiana Jones.
1. CED (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back) 2. VHS (trilogy; CBS/Fox) 3. VHS (1995 widescreen "THX Edition" box set) 4. VHS (1997 widescreen "Special Edition" box set) 5. DVD copy of "Special Edition" trilogy 6. VHS (1995 widescreen "THX Edition" flat box set) - purchased again after the previous set was lost 7. DVD copy of original versions
For the scores:
1. Double LP (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back) 2. 1993 "The Star Wars Anthology" box set 3. 1997 "Special Edition" two-disc albums 4. LP (Return of the Jedi) - to complete my original LP collection
1. CED (RotLA) 2. VHS (RotLA) - original black case 3. VHS (RotLA, ToD, TLC) - all in matching tan case 4. VHS (1999 widescreen box set) 5. DVD (2003 widescreen box set) 6. DVD (KotCS) - Target edition w/mini photo book 7. DVD (KotCS) - Best Buy edition w/miniature crystal skull
For the scores:
1. LP (RotLA, ToD) 2. Cassette (ToD) 3. CD (RotLA) - 1995 DCC expanded edition 4. CD (ToD) - Japanese import 5. CD (TLC) 6. CD (KotCS) 7. 2009 "The Indiana Jones Soundtrack Collection"
Ah, this is the perfect place for me. My own record is in buying the Star Trek films and original series in every format I could play.
Star Trek: TOS 2 episode VHS limited release (6 vols) Individual episode VHS (only the black cases) 2 episodes per Columbia House VHS 2 episodes per Laserdiscs 2 episodes per DVDs DVD season sets DVD Season sets - Remastered Blu-Ray season sets
Star Trek Movies 1 - 6 VHS Full VHS w/s box set Laserdisc Disc full Laserdisc w/s DVD barebones DVD Director's / Collectors Editions Blu-Ray
And I still have everyone of of these. After a while, I decided to make it a "collection".
Four different versions of Blue Thunder: Cheap Goodtimes VHS release Columbia VHS release DVD (non-anamorphic WS) DVD (anamorphic WS)
Das Boot: Original theatrical VHS Directors cut DVD Extremely longer six hour version DVD Theatrical version LD-WS, which I burned to DVD
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan VHS pan and scan version VHS WS version (as part of 1991 box set) LD WS version DVD WS version
Fantastic Voyage: VHS pan and scan version LD WS version which I copied to a VHS tape DVD version packaged with VTTBOTS DVD single version
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (original 1977 theatrical release): CLV version of Criterion LD WS Two copies of the CAV Criterion LD WS in different packaging, though the final disc in one is defective DVD four version box set
Seems like four times is currently the top number for me.
And I still have every one of these. After a while, I decided to make it a "collection".
Holy smoke! You're one hardcore collector. When I upgrade, I always feel the need to get rid of the old stuff, either by selling it on Ebay or giving it to a friend or relative. That way I can recover at least part of the costs of the multiple buys.
I've upgraded some films from VHS to DVD and subsequently sold or given away the VHS'es. The ALIEN films I've updated twice - from VHS to 4DVD set to Quadrilogy 9-DVD set. I think that's the most (of course, I have rid myself of the older versions).
Anchor Bay, or whatever their new company name is, I think they changed it or merged, anyway, they put out a new Halloween on DVD every year with something new. This year it was a mini reproduction of the mask.