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« on: February 26, 2004, 09:14:13 PM »

I was in a local dollar store, Dollar Tree, and up next to the register there was a box full of DVD's, each shrinkwrapped in a cardboard sleeve. Most of them were 3-4 episodes of old TV shows like Ozzie & Harriet, some old B/W movies, some blaxploitation (I'm blanking on the titles), a couple kung fu films and some generic 1980's stuff that I'd never heard of. Then as I was flipping through the last stack I spotted a couple copies of one that looked like it had the mutant offspring of Mr. Potatohead on the cover. Pulling it out I discovered it was Creature! Klaus Kinski is listed on the front and the back has a capsule description of the movie, but no other credits or pictures from the film. There are no special features listed (others listed some) but I figured how wrong could I go for a buck?

I don't currently have a DVD player although I do have a new computer with a DVD drive, which I haven't set up yet (ned to make some room so I can keep both and network them together).

Anyone else seen these? The back says it's from Dollar DVD with an email address but no web site listed.
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2004, 09:23:18 PM »

Your 1st DVD!?

Where have you been?

I bought my 1st DVD player & DVD's back in '99...5 years ago!

You'll like Creature...it's great!
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2004, 10:14:40 PM »

John, I too bought my first DVD before I had a player.  It was "Five Fingers of Death."  Even after I had my player I didn't watch the damn thing for several years.  When I finally did, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2004, 11:27:52 PM »

Attaboy JohnL! I only started getting into DVD's last year.

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2004, 06:51:23 AM »

>Your 1st DVD!?
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>Where have you been?

Clinging to video tapes! :)

>I bought my 1st DVD player & DVD's back in '99...5 years ago!

I don't really buy movies, at least I haven't so far, so I didn't have a big need for a DVD player. I'm not really a big video renter either.

>You'll like Creature...it's great!

I know, I've seen it on cable back in the 80's. I even have a copy I recorded (if the tape is even still watchable) from one of the premium channels.

>John, I too bought my first DVD before I had a player.

Well, technically, I HAVE the player (DVD drive), it just isn't set up yet. I need to make room for the new system so that I can keep my current system as well.
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2004, 09:43:36 AM »

I picked up a stack at my own Dollar Tree:
Karate Warriors
Triumph of Sherlock Holmes
Secret Weapon (another Sherlock Holmes)
TNT Jackson
Mr. Wong, Detective
Bail Out (Linda Blair/David Hasselhoff)
His Girl Friday
Dementia 13
The Terror

No Creature at my location, dang it.

Karate Warriors, TNT Jackson, and Bail Out  all billed themselves as being from Dollar DVD, with a URL on the back: dollar-dvd.com.  There's no website there now, but the domain is registered to the people behind Brentwood Home Video -- the people who put out those "10 movies on 5 DVDs" compilations.
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2004, 09:44:08 AM »

Welcome to the wonderful world of buying a lot of movies.  At least, that is often the result I have seen when someone gets a DVD player.    Yours truly included.

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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2004, 02:34:42 PM »

i just bought a Phillips DVD recorder (for $200!!!!) so i am planning on renting movies from Hollywood video--and making my own copy.SWEET!

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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2004, 04:17:10 PM »

There's a Dollar Tree here in the city I live in but I've never been to it.

I think I'm gonna have to check the place out and see what they got for movies!
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2004, 04:23:16 PM »

Very true.  My dvd collection is starting to approach my cd collection in size, despite cds have about a ten year head start.  I'll only start worrying if it approaches my vinyl collection.
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2004, 04:38:14 PM »

Turn back JohnL, turn back! I got a dvd player in May 2002, and bought 5 cheapo discs, must have 100 now. It's an addiction I tell you.

Then again it's nice to have "Master of the Flying Guillotine" and M*A*S*H episodes handy to watch anytime.
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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2004, 07:38:46 PM »

it's funny you mention that, this morning i saw on the news a bust on a dollar store for selling fake dvd's (pirated)

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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2004, 09:23:19 PM »

>Welcome to the wonderful world of buying a lot of movies. At least, that is often
>the result I have seen when someone gets a DVD player.

Thanks. I doubt I'll go that wild, since I can't afford to buy that many DVD's. There are a few things that I definitely want to get, like the Firefly series, but for the most part, I don't see myself buying a ton of movies.

>i just bought a Phillips DVD recorder (for $200!!!!) so i am planning on renting
>movies from Hollywood video--and making my own copy.SWEET!

Most likely, it includes some kind of copy prevention which will prevent you from doing this. Hopefully not, but it wouldn't surprise me if it did. I doubt that they would go to the trouble of putting Macrovision on DVD's (actually in the player itself), and then turn around and make a recorder that will make perfect copies.

>it's funny you mention that, this morning i saw on the news a bust on a dollar store
>for selling fake dvd's (pirated)

Did they give any details?
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2004, 04:00:23 PM »

Ah, yes.  I still remeber my first DVDs.  I bought 2 the day I bought my DVD player (back in the days when there were only about 30 titles available).  My first 2 were:

* HOODLUM

* THE ARRIVAL

The rest, my friends, is history . . .

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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2004, 04:28:02 PM »

JohnL writes:

>Most likely, it includes some kind of copy prevention which will prevent you from doing this. Hopefully not, but it wouldn't surprise me if it did. I doubt that they would go to the trouble of putting Macrovision on DVD's (actually in the player itself), and then turn around and make a recorder that will make perfect copies.<

If it does try to do that-i can always record a DVD onto VHS, and then copy that VHS onto a DVD. I also have alot of old TV series on tape that i want to put on DVD. These include:

Titus
V-the series
Mamas' Family
Sledgehammer!
Superbowls 36 and 38

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