labyrinth, the so called collectors edition...

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  1. Jonathan Dagmar

    Jonathan Dagmar Supporting Actor

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    Gees. What kind of Morons are making the decisions at columbia Tri-Star these days? They certainly are vying for the worst studio honours...

    First Annie....

    Now we get this ridiculously overpriced single disc release with barely any extras mascarading as a "collector's edition"?????


    Give me a break. http://dvdfile.com/software/review/d...yrinth_ce.html
     
  2. Chuck Stephens

    Chuck Stephens Stunt Coordinator

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    Why on earth is this thing listed for 50 bucks? I'd be interested in buying it but not at that price.
     
  3. ThomasC

    ThomasC Lead Actor

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    WOW. That's pure insanity. The list for LOTR: TTT - EE is $10 less than that!
     
  4. CraigF

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    Agree, was looking at it the other day and was amazed that it only had 1 disc for that price.
     
  5. Will_B

    Will_B Producer

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    I thought this third release marked the first time that Labyrinth has had a 5.1 soundtrack, but the DVDFile review says that also existed on the Superbit version. Anyone confirm?

    Update: Ok, it appears that the first version of Labyrinth did not have 5.1, but had that great Into the Labyrinth documentary. Then the Superbit came out which had 5.1 but did not have the Into the Labyrinth documentary. Now this third version came out and it has the 5.1 and it has the Into the Labyrinth documentary. Seems like this edition makes sense.

    Except the price doesn't make sense. You could simply buy the Superbit version to get the best version of the film, and also buy the original version to get the Into the Labyrinth documentary, and you'd still be paying ten dollars less than the cost of this new edition.
     
  6. Stephen_J_H

    Stephen_J_H All Things Film Junkie
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    Except that the SuperBit has sync problems with the DTS soundtrack. I'd love to get this version, but have a difficult time justifying the $50 US pricetag.
     
  7. Tom Tsai

    Tom Tsai Supporting Actor

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    I only bought this because at the time, dvdsoon.com mispriced it as $16.98 CDN. [​IMG]
     
  8. Adam Barratt

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    It looks quite interesting at first glance, until you notice how malnourished the set is. The real capper is the price. Just insane.

    Adam
     
  9. WillG

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    Is it at least in its OAR?
     
  10. Tony Whalen

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    Well, I don't own a copy of Labyrinth yet. However, with a price like that, I won't be purchasing a copy anytime soon. Too bad...
     
  11. Josh Simpson

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    I'd like this movie as well, but once again Columbia craps out another mediocre release. [​IMG]
     
  12. Brian Kidd

    Brian Kidd Screenwriter
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    Also, DVD Beaver did one of their great comparisons between the three versions and could find nary a difference in picture quality. Just get the original release unless you really need the 5.1. I mean it wasn't originally in 5.1 anyhow, so it's not like it's any great loss.

    EDIT- That was actually a comparison of the DARK CRYSTAL discs, but I'm pretty sure it still applies.
     
  13. Enrique B Chamorro

    Enrique B Chamorro Supporting Actor

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    I did the dark crystal comparison,
    I will pull out the old Labyrinth and the SB
    and see if the picture is acutally different
    and post a note.

    I think Columbia is trying to do what WB is
    doing with the "Collector's Edition" box sets.
    WB is issuing the same discs, just adding a film
    strip, a booklet, and some photos / post cards.

    Columbia's Dark Crystal CE vs. original was nothing
    new in the picture or sound dept. The extras varied
    but I value the music only track of the old one over
    the story treatment on the new. The paper extras at
    first sounded nice, but the miniature notepad turned
    out to be a disappointment.

    For Dark Crystal, keep the original and get a real
    book about the making of the movie.

    I think the same will apply with Labyrinth.
     
  14. Dean Cooper

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    $50? For something that just qualifies as a non bare boned release? I love this film in a nostalgic kind of way, but as said already in the thread. That price is lunacy.

    Makes you wonder if Sir Didymus is in charge over there. [​IMG]
     
  16. john mcfadden

    john mcfadden Stunt Coordinator

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    Nah i'll stick with my original editions ..thanks but no thanks
     
  17. Will_B

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    Dean, thanks. You can see the improvement in the 4th screencap the best - look at the clock in the scene. But both versions look good. The 5.1 sound is probably more of an incentive than the slight improvement in picture quality.
     
  18. Jonathan Dagmar

    Jonathan Dagmar Supporting Actor

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    I'll wait a few months until this gets moved to the Bargain bin, you know after months of no one buying it because of the insane price. I can see all the Columbia execs scratching theri heads now, saying "what went wrong? we called it a collector's edition, those lemmings should have eatend it up. that it, I have no faith in humanity!"
     
  19. Sven Lorenz

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    You'd be surprised - there is a market for this.

    I got one for my sister's birthday and she was extremely happy - although she already has the first two editions.

    For some people (mainly women in their late twenties) this is a very very special film.
     
  20. Scott Weinberg

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    I think it's a pretty special movie too, but this latest release seems a bit loopy to me. I still have yet to purchase the DVD, but I'll most likely snag the earlier release.
     

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