Did anyone buy the Lugosi or Hammer Collection?

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  1. Horrorfan

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    I bought both and I am thouroughly enjoying them. Have not had any problems at all with the Lugosi collection as reported. These are some truly great films so far I have watched The Black Cat and the absolutly fantastic The Raven. You have to see it!!!!!!!
     
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    My GF bought both of them for my Birthday. To bad I can't open them until the 21st. :mad:
     
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    I just finished watching Murders in the Rue Morgue. Best the film has looked in years!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I ordered the Hammer Collection, waiting for it to arrive via mail. I love those old Hammer movies. I hope the transfers look good.
     
  5. old-boo-radley

    old-boo-radley They stay the same age...

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    I, too have the Hammer Collection cumming in the male from Columbia House

    Lugosi Collection I'll get when I know I have a second approved account at Columbia House. They seem to be the only people you can get TFTC Season sets from in Canada, so I have to wait.
     
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    I bought the Hammer Collection at Borders. FYI, if you go there, the tag will say it's 29.99, but when it's scanned it rings up at 22.99. This is a limited time thing, so if you want it, you'd better hurry.

    I've watched BRIDES OF DRACULA and NIGHT CREATURES so far and have been impressed by both, but I've heard a lot of complaints about these discs freezing up so I'm still nervous it'll happen to me. No problems yet though. If I encounter any, I'll be sure to post it here.
     
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    I have checked everywhere in my location and have not found them. Future Shop has it listed on there website, so I'm probbaly gonna have to order it. I'm tempeted to just ask Future Shop if they have it in the stock room or something, but they can never seem to find anything, even if they say they have it.
     
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    I got both.Watched all of the Bela Lugosi collection.Great to finally have these on disk.My disk was fine but there are some reports about bad disks.This weekend is all about HAMMER collection.
     
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    I'm going to "work" my way though the Hammer set this weekend. I have the initial three Universal Monsters sets (Dracula/Frankenstein/Wolfman) and they were all fine so here's hoping this Hammer set is golden. Really looking forward to this whole collection!
     
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    EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN is the third movie out of the eight that I've watched as of yet and the first that I've experienced problems with. In three places there was minor pixelation and stuttering, nothing so catastrophic as a complete freezeup. My player is pretty finicky however and won't play a lot of discs. I've had worst things happen than what I see on this set and with DVDs that have been proven to be flawless.
     
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    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    Take off to the Great White North, eh?
    I watched Curse of the Werewolf last night, which is supposed to be one of the troublesome movies in the Hammer set and it played fine on my Toshiba SD-1600.
     
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    I should also mention that Brides of Dracula and Phantom of the Opera also played fine. Bummer about Evil of Frankenstein, Maybrick. The Frankenstein films are my personal Hammer favourites, so I hope mine plays fine.
     
  14. old-boo-radley

    old-boo-radley They stay the same age...

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    I read that most of the discs seem to not play on the older players because the DVDs they used to cram all the content onto one side are a fairly new innovation. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
     
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    rxfiend Joe Six-Pack

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    cramming movies onto disc has been there since day one. it's just dual layer per side.
     
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    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    old-boo-radley They stay the same age...

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    I read something about the disc they used being called a "DVD-18" or something. And, I don't pretend to know what the holy hell that is.
     
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    Well I have finished watching the Bela lugosi collection and I have to say this was a fantastic dvd set!!!!!!!!! I had no issues what so ever and enjoyed all five films. This is a must buy for all classic horror fans!!!!!!!!
     
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    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    Great news, Horrorfan! Thanks!
     
  20. In layman's terms, it's a double-sided dual-layer disc. It holds somewhere around 18-19GB of video data if I remember correctly.
     

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