1-disc rereleases of 2-disc SEs from Fox

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  1. Chad Gregory

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    DVDEmpire is listing one disc editions of The Abyss, Independence Day and Cast Away coming out on 3/5.

    No specs listed yet except the $19.99 MSRP, but the idea is interesting (troubling?). I guess I don't follow the logic of rereleasing these titles which are already affordably priced.

    I can only hope that The Abyss does not include an anamorphic transfer.

    Thoughts?

    -Chad
     
  2. Tom Ryan

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    I THINK that these are the original DVDs with a price drop. Not sure what the single disc thing is about.

    -Tom
     
  3. Andrew_Sch

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    They did re-release Patton, which was formerly a two-discer, on one disc a little while ago. Of course, the one disc version was missing some of the extras from the original.
     
  4. Joshua Moran

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    Patton was a limited edition thats why it was rereleased about these others I am not sure.
     
  5. Chad Gregory

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    The 2-disc Patton SE recently went out-of-print too.
     
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    oddly enough I was just going to post this info...here you go...
    One is the loneliest number - 4:03pm
    So, is this the start of a new trend? On 3/5, Fox will reprice three of its most popular catalog titles - Cast Away, The Abyss, and Independence Day - to only $19.95, which seems like great news, right? Well, there is one little catch...these reissues will be single-disc versions only, i.e., the second disc of supplementary material on all three titles will be dropped. Why bother, you might ask? Well, common sense would say that it is obviously cheaper to replicate a one-disc set rather than two, hence the lower cost. Personally, I think this is a REALLY bad idea...it is confusing to consumers (how will these discs be marketed and packaged, as "Single Disc Special Editions?") and why create double inventory? And how long will the two-disc versions currently on the market last? Who knows...but get those two-disc wonders why you can...
    http://www.dvdfile.com/software/dvd-....html#01162002
     
  8. Jesse Skeen

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    The new discs should be DVD-18's (with a 2nd bonus disc featuring the printed artwork on both sides [​IMG] )
     
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    I think that the big problem with DVD18 was it cost MORE than two discs to produce... so that wouldn't solve the problem. Somebody get Peter Staddon in here [​IMG]
     
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    I'm glad I picked up ID4 5 star when I did.
     
  11. Jeff Kleist

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    The Patton 2-disc did NOT go OOP, they just added a "Fox War Classics" banner to it I believe, and they changed the catalog #. I can find it all over the place.

    Fox is just putting out 1 disc editions of the big SEs for the lower price market is all
     
  12. Marvin Richardson

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    Jeff, you're mistaken. The new Patton is a one-disc version. From the review on DVD File:
     
  13. Chad Gregory

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    Marvin is right. There were a number of threads about Patton before, but what was supposed to happen was that both releases would be available and the "Fox War Classics" one disc is the budget line.

    It is news to me that the 2-disc is OOP. I would recommend that people pick it up if it is going out of print.

    Back to the topic at hand though, I can't believe anyone would want to miss out on the extras of the second discs for a street price difference of at most $5. Especially the fantastic doc on the second disc of The Abyss.

    -Chad
     
  14. LukeB

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    The 2-disc of Patton did go OOP. Here is Image's latest listing of DVDs being discontinued:
    6th Day (Movie-Only Edition) COL05074DVD
    Anastasia FOX4112601DVD
    Art Of Fighting ID4413CTDVD
    Babe (Dolby Digital) 20013DVD
    Babe (DTS) 20455DVD
    Babe: Pig In The City 20527DVD
    Beauty And The Beast (Special Edition/ 1946) BEA120DVD
    Beethoven (1992) M20027DVD
    Beethoven's 2nd 20270DVD
    Dragonheart (Movie-Only Edition/ DTS) 20463DVD
    Dragonheart (Special Edition/ Dolby Digital) 20161DVD
    Extreme Force CL12050DVD
    Flintstones: The Movie (Movie-Only Edition/ DTS) 20562DVD
    Flintstones: The Movie (Special Edition/ Dolby Digital) 20274DVD
    Groundhog Day (Movie-Only Edition) 52299DVD
    Hi-Line CL11201DVD
    Little Rascals (1994/ Dolby Digital) 20034DVD
    Little Rascals (1994/ DTS) 20561DVD
    Patton (Special Edition) FOX4112579DVD
    Peter Pan (Movie-Only Edition/ 1953) DIS18786DVD
    Reservoir Dogs 60442DVD
    Sammyville CL12029DVD
    Sex And Bullets CL12043DVD
    Simple Wish 20271DVD
    Suckers (Special Edition/ 1999) CL12036DVD
    Titanic (1994/ A & E Documentary) ID4511ANDVD
     
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    This one disc re-issue idea stinks! It stinks I tells ya! [​IMG]
    Lets hope it doesn't catch on.
     
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    Re: BatB

    >Hmmm...that's not the Criterion Collection one being

    >discontinued, is it? Why...yes it is. I'll have

    >to go pick it up today; I know exactly where a copy is in

    >stock.

    According to Lasersedge, it's to make way for a remastered version later this year:

    "DVD discontinued

    Beauty And The Beast (Special Edition/ 1946)BEA120DVD

    NOTE: Discontinued as of 1/15; a remastered version will be released in Fall 2002"
     
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    Is the Abyss going to be anamorphic?

    I'm assuming not considering how much trouble they said it would be for 2-disc SE, but you never know I guess.
     
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