Digital Bits Indy DVD news: "...aliens and Hobbits still hold far more interest..."

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  1. Kain_C

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    "...aliens and Hobbits still hold far more interest for us on DVD in 2003..." -Digital Bits 5/6 news in reference to the Indiana Jones Trilogy DVD annoucement

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    Can someone explain to me WTF that means?? I assume that more people care about an Indy trilogy DVD release then Lord of the Rings. And I also assume HE believes that more people care about LOTR DVDs then having the Indiana Jones films on DVD. I for one don't give a rat's *** about LOTR DVDs but the Indy movies on DVD really light up my day. These films on DVD represent my #2 entry under my DVD wish list(under Star Wars ORIGINAL Trilogy). That statement confused (and kinda ticked) me and I was just trying to understand.

    Also, what 'aliens' is he talking about??
     
  2. Michael St. Clair

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    He would be talking about the Alien Quadrilogy box. Odd to be more excited about that because at least those films have been on DVD for years.

    Frankly, the Indy box will almost certainly be the best-selling DVD movie box released so far.

    I'm looking forward to all of them and I don't understand the 'Bits throwing mud in this situation. I'm also not sure why they criticized Fox for releasing Buffy Season 4 in OAR.
     
  3. Russell G

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    I believe he was talking about special features and extras, on top of the actual release of the movies themselves (without DTS). the alien set is rumored to be the most extensive set ever released period, so that was probably an unfare comparisson, as will as the LOTR as those were produced with DVD in mind, as opposed to the Indy films.

    That said, I'm buying all of them!
     
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    Wow, now we call it 'bare bones'?

    I remember when a 'bare bones' disc had just about nothing but a subtitle track and maybe a trailer.

    I love movies. Sometimes I think a lot of DVD collectors just love DVDs - the fatter the better.

    Nobody even considers the possible quality of three hours or more worth of extras. It's all about the number of minutes.
     
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  7. Beast

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    The movie is what's important, the extras are just extra cheese on my DVD pizza. Sort of a silly analogy, but it seems to be the case to often that people care more about the extras then the actual film. Including buying terrible movies that they even say they hate, just because they have "Cool Extras".

    I love extras as much as the next person, including audio commentaries. But all I really want is the movies and whatever they give me ontop of that is gravy. Besides, I swore that Lucas and company had done commentaries for all these. I remeber either him or Spielburg commenting that Lucas had tried to get Spielburg into the recording study, and he declined. [​IMG]
     
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    Bill goes on to say:
     
  9. Beast

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    Because Lucas is busy, and so is Spielburg. They have families and films that they want to work on outside prepping a DVD of one of their older films to be produced. You know, Lucas with the Prequels and Spielburg with the various movies he's made over the years. Since they are both so hands on with all aspects of their films, you have to be patient with them when it comes to getting these things out. I mean seriously, give them a break. They don't exist merely just to please rabid impatient fans.
     
  10. John Alderson

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    I like thedigitalbits.com and have always respected Bill Hunt, but come on, I love MOVIES more than special features. This news just made my day, and 3+ hours of features is FAR from being bare bones.

    As to why this couldn't have been released before, well, there was no Indy 4 on the horizon before [​IMG]
     
  11. Bill GrandPre

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    Look at it this way: with the Indy trilogy, each film included gets 1.33 DVD's of content on average. With "Alien Quadrilogy", each film gets 2.25 DVD's per film on average, and "The Two Towers" will get 4 DVD's devoted to a single film. DVD-wise, the Indy trilogy doesn't look too impressive. Of course, the films should be the main draw, but I can understand why they wouldn't be as exciting as LOTR:TTT and the new "Alien" set.
     
  12. WillG

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    Yes, It's great to have these movies on DVD, but since we have all seen these movies dozens of times, give us something to get excited about again. I know it was a long shot to get Speilberg to do Commentaries, but Lucas is willing to do commentary and he found time to do it for 2, majority opinion, lackluster Star Wars Films. And in my opinion, if you can make time to do Commentary for TPM and AOTC, you should very well make time to do it for far superior films we have been waiting on for years on DVD. I would even have settled for a text commentary, but negatory on that as well. No Deleted scenes, no DTS. I have to say, this release sounds very Speilbergian (with the exception of the lack of DTS) A Bare Bones movie(s) disc and a disc of extras with some documentaries and such, only this time it is just one extra disc for 3 movies instead of just one.

    On the other hand, I am salivating (no pun intended) over the Upcoming Alien set. Obviously Fox pulled out all the stops on that one. And yes I know they are replacing a previous set, some would say double dipping but at least they are going balls out with this new one, and not just adding a few extra things to for milking.
     
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    I think all three of these sets will get along just fine on my shelf.
     
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    I dont care much for most extras but I share Bill's irritation at this release, it has taken so long to get a merely mediocre set of DVDs.
     
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    "How do you know there aren't deleted scenes on disc four?"

    I don't but it has not been reported and Speilberg doesn't really do Deleted scenes, at least on the DVD releases of his newer films
     
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    With all due respect to everyone, I think this topic is unnecessary.
     
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    I'll be first in line to get these awesome films!

    Some people just aren't happy unless they're bitching about something. They're upset when they're not available, then they're upset that they aren't available in a super-deluxe 3 disc set with more extras than are worth watching!

    I like special editions as much as anybody, but the film itself and the quality of the video and audio presentation are the most important selling point for me! A four-disc set of the Indiana Jones films will be the crown jewel of my DVD collection, and rightfully so!

    I can't wait until November when the usual suspects will start bashing the quality of these sure-to-be stellar DVD's, claiming "EE" and "halo effects", and lamenting the lack of DTS! I've already read the ridiculous posts like, "Only available in a box set - No purchase for me!"
     

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