About The Site
Are you a DVD/Blu-ray collector? Do you obsessively watch each and every special feature included on your discs? Then you, like me, are probably upset by the amount of "double dipping" going on lately.
What is Double Dipping?
Double Dipping is the practice of releasing a movie on DVD or Blu-ray after it has already been previoulsy released. Even worse, is releasing the title with additional special features or with special features that are not included on the new release but were included on the prior release. The latter is especially frustrating with Blu-ray as this is often done on discs with plenty of space left over for additional content.
Double Dip is not even an accurate descriptor for some titles as they are released 3, 4, or 5 times on DVD and/or Blu-Ray. "Army of Darkness" immediately comes to mind as one of the worst offenders. See the Hall of Shame for a list of titles.
So What is this site?
This site contains compiled lists of special features found on DVDs and Blu-Rays along with an indication of what feature appears on what release. By looking at the matrix of special features for a particular title you can decide if a recently released version of a movie is worth upgrading your existing copy to or you can see what older releases you need to obtain to view all special features for a title. Not all double dips are a bad thing. If substantial additional content is present then a reasonably priced double dip is a good thing.
What isn't tracked?
Generally speaking the following are not tracked
- anamorphic vs. non-anamorphic widescreen versions
- DTS vs. non-DTS versions
- updated audio and/or video transfers
- DVD-ROM and/or BD-Live features
These are general rules and not written in stone. There are exceptions to these rules for certain titles.
Whenever possible I try to verify the data on this site first hand. I have an extensive DVD and Blu-ray collection so I do what I can. When I can't verify the data myself, I crawl the web looking at various reviews, news, and product information pages to create the data. I also hope some of you will use the submission feature on the contact form to send data in.
How Can I Contact You?
If you have a comment, suggestion, correction, or you would like to submit a special features comparison for a title use the Contact Form.