Double-dip alert: The Princess Bride

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  1. Elijah Sullivan

    Elijah Sullivan Supporting Actor

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    Yep, and there'll be two versions, both streeting 6/13 for $24.96:

    The Princess Bride: Dread Pirate Roberts Edition
    The Princess Bride: Buttercup Edition


    Uhhhh... no word yet on what this is supposed to mean. I'm guessing just packaging variations?

    We'll see in June.
     
  2. Brandon Conway

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    I see no reason to replace my current SE.

    Sony is really going crazy with pointless and wasteful re-releases lately.
     
  3. Keith Paynter

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    I'm still working with the first pressing. I could get the second version with the Rob Reiner commentary for under $10 CDN at any video store/Wal-Mart/Superstore. It follows me wherever I go.

    What, you thought Sony was going to buy the MGM library and just sit on it? [​IMG] That's Hallmark's job...

    Seriously, when they decide to release "Yellowbeard", get back to me...
     
  4. Andrew Bunk

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    This is one of my absolute favorite films, so if there are any new interesting features I may check one out, but the A/V on the current SE are pretty good IMO.
     
  5. Jack _Webster

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    One of my all time favorites...but no, I'm not going near this. The current Special Edition is more than enough.

    Bad move, Sony. [​IMG]
     
  6. CameronMcC

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    gonna need specs.

    can't believe no one has chimed in about their criterion laserdisc
     
  7. Aaron Silverman

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    Where did you hear about that? There's no mention on Sony's press website (yet).
     
  8. Scott Temple

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    Another release for The Princess Bride? First was that non-anamorphic/open matte double sided disc with no extras that MGM put out in 2000. In 2001 the MGM Special Edition with the 16x9 transfer and the plethora of bonus materials was released. Now, five years later, I guess we're getting it again. The only way I can see myself buying this title again is if the commentary track (or was it two?) exclusive to the LaserDisc turns up on this new release. For those of you that don't know, the two commentaries for the 2001 SE DVD were newly recorded. For whatever reason, they didn't use the previous commentary track(s) from the LaserDisc.

    Why two new releases at the same time though?
     
  9. Paul McElligott

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    One single-disc and one two-disc. One fullscreen and one widescreen. "Collectable" Packaging [​IMG].

    Take your pick.
     
  10. Cameron Yee

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  11. Aaron Silverman

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    Scott, your picture answers your own question. [​IMG]
     
  12. Christian Preischl

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    Just what we need, another SE release (or two) of The Princess Bride! That's much better than finally releasing the Leone SEs that have been out on R2 ages ago. What the hell, Sony?! [​IMG]
     
  13. jim.vaccaro

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    Why? The SE is nearly perfect. Sony, that was dumb.
     
  14. Rocky F

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    The original, non-anamorphic disc was one of the very first DVD's my wife and I bought, and I just upgraded to the SE about a month ago. As much as I like the film, the specs will have to be great before I triple dip on it. Of course, if I wait a few years I might can get it for the same price I got the SE for, $7.50.
     
  15. Joseph DeMartino

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    Because there are completists like myself who will feel almost obligated to buy both versions. [​IMG]

    I have a sinking feeling that one set will be the better set but lack a feature or two that the other has...

    Let's hope for group/video commentary!

    Ryan
     
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    "Inconsiderable."
     
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    [​IMG]

    I've already dd on this one. HD or bust. [​IMG]
     
  20. Joseph Bolus

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    I don't think that word means what you think it means!!

    Seriously, I thought the picture provided on the prior SE could be improved a little ... but I'm still not sure it's worth a triple-dip at this point for a slight improvement in PQ.
     

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