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  1. Chris Huber

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    You have to bring a little knowledge with you, or do a bit of research. DVD-Basen is probably the best resource.
     
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    Oh, I didn't see the "more" link. So anything in 2.35:1 will not be in proper format?
     
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    huh?
     
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    Chris,


    From what I can tell, if they get the special edition, then they will include that in the title; otherwise it's the old title. However, you may have to research the title because it may come out the first time, usually a while ago, as a special edition or special collector's edition (or Criterion) and Netflix will list the movie without saying it's a special edition in the title (like Out of Africa whose only release is a Collector's Edition). The only Criterion movie they have with Criterion in the title is The Killers. The rest of the Criterions you have to know it's a Criterion (sometimes Netflix will state it in the description).
    Lately though, they have been labeling new titles to include special edition in the title if appropriate (like 2004's Phantom of the Opera).
    The really weird thing they do is if a 2-disc special edition comes out (after the title has already been out), Netflix will sometimes just add the bonus disc to the title without updating the first disc (see The English Patient for example); other times, like with Heat, they will update both discs
    If you want to know what's a special edition, just type 'edition' in the search field and click on "Search". Right now there's 155 matches with 'edition' in the title (not all of them are really special editions) or the title has a special edition bonus disc associated with it.

    Dana in MD
     
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    I just had "Heat: Special Edition". It looked way scratched up like it had been around for a long time. I did not recieve 2 discs, nor was it better audio/video quality like the special should be... Is the new version re-mastered?
     
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    Chris,
    In regards to Heat and other 2-disc titles, you have to request the 2nd disc separately, unless the movie is spread over 2 discs (like Gangs of New York), whereby both discs will get sent to you automatically.

    Dana in MD
     

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