2005 War of the Worlds 11/22

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  1. DavidPla

    DavidPla Cinematographer

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  2. WillG

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    Of course they have to do the 1-Disc (which I am assuming will be completely bare bones) and the 2-Disc deluxe versions. I wish they would cut the crap with this.
     
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    What crap? It's a good thing to give the consumer a choice. Anyone who wants a fully-loaded multi-disc set can get it, and anyone who doesn't want to waste money on supplemental feature's he'll never watch can have his way as well.
     
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    mmm... DTS!


    Besides, releasing them both on the same day is heck of a lot better than releasing the 1 disc first and then releasing the 2-disc next year.
     
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    it's definitey GOOD they're releasing both at once!! It gives us a choice, and even better - we don't get the bare bones one first with a 'promise' of a better one down the line.

    how can this be bad?

    ~Jason
     
  6. WillG

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    Because if you want extras, you are going to have to pay a premium. If the 1-Disc set was sold at a true bargain price and the 2-Disc was sold at a more "standard" price, I wouldn't mind so much. At the very least, they could do it like WB and price the 2-Disc at only a dollar or two more. Doubt that will happen here.

    But if people are happy with this "solution", so be it.
     
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    Well, that's a complaint about the pricing, not the release structure. $30 does seem a bit steep for a bare-bones disc; I won't argue with you on this point.
     
  8. WillG

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    Well I thought that would be the logical ascertainment from my gripe. I have nothing against giving consumers a choice, but I resent that fans of extras are being milked for premium dollars (especially when I consider how much money I have pumped into this industry already)

    Do any studios release new films in stand alone 2-Disc SEs at the usual $29.99 MSRP anymore?
     
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    TravisR Studio Mogul

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    $30 is the MSRP but it'll be about $20 or less when it's released.
     
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    DVD Answers now has the covers up. Glad they went with no faces on the 2-discer, which is what I'm getting.

    Shit, this fall, starting with September all the way to December, is killer on the ol' credit card.
     
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    Yeah, for the Bare Bones. The 2-Disc won't be as heavilly discounted at the stores. It will probably retail for at least $25 and that is being generous.

    I think I would rather have the double dips that the premium priced 2-disc edition. At least most double dips are easy to predict and you can choose to hold off until the better edition arrives (not couting re-releases that occur years later) And when it does, you can usually get it for a more reasonable price.
     
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    The 2 disc LE shall be mine!

    DTS is awesome news!
     
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    TravisR Studio Mogul

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    Will, I see your point. But for $5 to $10 more, you're getting another disc worth of content and if you don't want it, you can choose the cheaper version[​IMG]
     
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    Guess I'm just longing for the good old days. However, didn't they do the same Deluxe Edition of "The Terminal" where the Disc-2 extras turned out to be pretty lame (as in like, little more than standard EPK stuff) If the extras really warrant the extra money (and since I am assuming that most of whatever extras appear were filmed right on the set, I'm not sure how a premium price can really be justified) that's one thing, but if Disc-2 is going to be a collection of shallow featurettes, then I think it is kind of a rip off and it seems resentful to demand a premium price for it.

    But anyway, I'm not trying to turn this into a Standard Edition vs. Deluxe Edition debate.
     
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    Depending on the price difference, I may just buy the single disc and rent the 2-disc version since I usually only watch extras once anyway. I'm just glad the film itself is getting the DTS treatment because it's the best sounding movie I've EVER experienced in a theater. I can't wait to hear this DVD on my system. [​IMG]
     
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    In spite of the Big Tom Cruise Head cover, I would probably just go with the one-discer. I barely touch extras anyway.
     
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    I'll get the 2 disc in spite of its being overpriced (at least its not $45 like the 2 disc Cinderella Man). The prices for 2 discs is getting out of hand.
     
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    The Terminal also had the soundtrack CD to justify the higher price.

    By the way, The Digital Bits now lists an SRP of $36.98 for the double-disc set. Slightly cheaper than I feared (probably because this time no soundtrack CD is included).

    Chris
     
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    So, if SRP is $36.96 that means it will probably be about $24.99 at all the stores opening week, right?
     
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    More than likely. Since that's right before Black Friday, it MAY even be cheaper to get some business going before the 'official' beginning of the holiday sales season.
     

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