First two "X-Men" films coming April 21?

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  1. Jesse Blacklow

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    Several sites and retailers are showing the first two "X-Men" films as going on sale on April 21 (the week before the new Wolverine movie hits theaters). At least at DVD Empire, there's another listing for X3 as well, although I can't tell if it's a new edition (a la Casino Royale), an unchanged re-release to tie in with the first two, or just DVD Empire re-listing the title.
     
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    It wouldn't surprise me that these get a BD before "Wolverine" arrives.

    I've held off on picking up X3 BD, because I think at some point all 3 will be in a box set. This is no brainer for Fox. Series will look great on BD.

    Even though I like the action in 3, I'm still mad & sad that they killed Cyclops & that they changed the story line so much. Hoping they can get Singer back for a proper X4 and wrap up the series better. (My secret theory is that Cyclops returns in X4 because Nightcrawler teleported & saved him which we don't see until X4 [​IMG] )
     
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    Remember when the DVD of X3 came out, some people got the wrong disc. A disc that had deleted footage. It was supposed to be held back for a future SE. I have a friend that GOT that disc. It has features that my DVD didnt have.

    I hope any future Blu will give us those features, that still have not made it out, on purpose!
     
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    As long as both versions of the first movie are included...not to mention all the previous DVD extras...I'll be a happy camper. I'd even double dip on X3, sadly.
     
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    On D-Theater tape X1 looks a bit below average and X2 looks decidedly above average for the format, IMO. I think that will proably play out for BD's also. Fox doesn't seem to put as much effort ino it's fils as the leaders.

    I doubt I'll buy the discs. My tape decks continue to function purr-fectly well and the tapes are glitch-free.
     
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    The original X3 release was AVC too, though on a BD25 with 6.1 DTS-HD MA. I'm sure it couldn't hurt to give the film more space.

    Can't wait for the first two films, especially X2. Definitely a day 1 purchase for me. Didn't care much for the third.
     
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    'X-Men,' 'X2' Headed to Blu-ray | High-Def Digest

    SRP $34.95 - If I'm not mistaken these are the first catalog Fox titles priced below $40. Hopefully this is a trend.

    I'll be getting both.

    No mention of re-release of X3. There's nothing wrong with the current disc but I might double dip for an extended cut.
     
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    I think that's still too high, but to be fair, I've seen other Fox catalog titles with a MSRP of $29.99, titles like Drumline, Antwone Fisher and Sideways.






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    I know that Fox dropped the price on some of their catalog titles but only after they'd been out for a while. Were those prices on those titles the same when they were first released? If so then I was mistaken.

    As for too high a price I guess it's all relative to the individual. For me it's
    A. How much I like the title
    B. A/V Quality - (only known for sure after I've watched it myself on my own setup)
    C. Worthwhile bonus features/Alternate cuts

    While I'd love to pay less across the board for BD's, catalog (and new) titles that I feel the need to own are few and far between these days so when something comes along I want to own I'll unapologetically snatch it up. I suppose if I were less selective on what I bought the current pricing would be more of a factor and I'd be more selective based on price rather than on the title.
     
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    There is only ONE version of X-Men 1.
    They were going to make a 1.5 version with added footage, but backed out and released a X-Men 1.5 with additional bonus features but the same cut of the movie.

    My big question is whether there'll be a box set or only single releases..........

    The price for a box set would be cheaper than even the 'reduced' msrp they're showing for the individual movies.
     
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    Those three titles I noted haven't been released yet, they're scheduled for release later this month and in February.
     
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    There is talk of this over at Blu Ray.com also. Not sure on the date though.
     

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