New Editions of Chronicles of Narnia: Lion, Witch and Wardrobe for the holidays

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Mike Frezon, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    37,731
    Likes Received:
    5,348
    Location:
    Rensselaer, NY
    Info here.

    A four disc set (extended edition with enhanced special effects) for $42.99.

    And a Gift set (which consists of the 4-disc set) for $79.99 with WETA bookends.
     
  2. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 1997
    Messages:
    10,391
    Likes Received:
    606
    I'm waiting to hear more specifics. Enhanced effects and an extra bit of battle sequence isn't going to be enough for a double dip, especially at those prices! [​IMG]

    But if there are substantive additions to the movie, that enhance story or characterization (or hopefully both!), Di$ney may have my pocketbook by the balls again. I love how you don't have to be an animated film to qualify for the dreaded Di$ney vault treatment!

    God I loved those SNL skits parodying the Di$ney vault treatment. [​IMG]
     
  3. David Williams

    David Williams Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2001
    Messages:
    2,290
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sign me up! Luckily my copy of the SE was a birthday gift, so I can purchase the Gift Set with a clear conscience. [​IMG] I can't wait to see what WETA has come up with for the bookends. I'm sure they'll look awesome on top of my entertainment center next to the LOTR trilogy.

    I'll look forward to filling the bookends the same way I did with LOTR! [​IMG]
     
  4. Tim Glover

    Tim Glover Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 1999
    Messages:
    7,989
    Likes Received:
    254
    Location:
    Monroe, LA
    Real Name:
    Tim Glover
    pretty pricey for sure. Great film...but may hold out for the hi-def version. However those bookends might be too tempting [​IMG]
     
  5. David_B_K

    David_B_K Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,916
    Likes Received:
    365
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Real Name:
    David
    I may go for it for the C.S. Lewis "feature length" addition. The previous SE had only a tiny blurb about Lewis. I'd still like more info about what might be added to the film itself.

    My wife and I are fans of the novels and quite liked the film.
     
  6. Claire Davis

    Claire Davis Extra

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    We have the collector set already but will upgrade for sure. Great film.
     
  7. Ray H

    Ray H Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2002
    Messages:
    3,481
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    NJ
    Real Name:
    Ray
    Enhanced visual effects? What? Last year's technology doesn't hold up anymore?
     
  8. Adam_WM

    Adam_WM Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    1,630
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's unfortunate that we splurged for the 2-disc SE and now they would like us to dive in again for a four disc or gift set. I'll probably pass.
     
  9. Tarkin The Ewok

    Tarkin The Ewok Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Messages:
    654
    Likes Received:
    0
    It irritates me that Disney is selling the 4-disc set at such a high price point. Besides the extended cut of the movie, all of the first two discs of the new set are identical to the 2-disc set, and it will be selling for at least $30 on release day. Compare that to the LOTR movies, which gave us 4 discs of new material for around $25 on release day, which the public new about before the 2-disc set even hit shelves.

    As of today, there will have to be some major glowing reviews for me to pick up the new version.
     
  10. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    37,731
    Likes Received:
    5,348
    Location:
    Rensselaer, NY
    I'm a huge fan of the books. Moderate fan of the movie.

    Splurged on the 2-disc set at the time of release. Won't be getting sucked-in on this expensive double-dip.

    Instead I think I'll open up the set of books again this summer for some lakeside reading. [​IMG]
     
  11. Ray H

    Ray H Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2002
    Messages:
    3,481
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    NJ
    Real Name:
    Ray
    So what is the disc layout of this? The two discs from the original SE plus two new ones?
     
  12. Tarkin The Ewok

    Tarkin The Ewok Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Messages:
    654
    Likes Received:
    0
    Disc 1 has the extended cut with the same bonus features as Disc 1 of the 2-Disc Collector's Edition.

    Disc 2 is identical to Disc 2 of the CE.

    Disc 3 has the C.S. Lewis feature-length documentary.

    Disc 4 has the visualization feature and the galleries.
     
  13. Kristian

    Kristian Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2001
    Messages:
    946
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was already weary of double-dipping, considering I haven't even watched the 2-disc SE I bought a few months ago. But these specs have sealed the deal. It's way too expensive for meager extras and an extended edition that is relatively short (compared to other recent EEs). I'll stick with what I have.
     
  14. Ricardo C

    Ricardo C Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    5,060
    Likes Received:
    0
    Screw you, Weta! You didn't get me with your FOTR bookends, and you won't get me now! [​IMG]

    I think I'm gonna hold out for the eventual HD release.
     
  15. Tim Glover

    Tim Glover Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 1999
    Messages:
    7,989
    Likes Received:
    254
    Location:
    Monroe, LA
    Real Name:
    Tim Glover

    [​IMG]
     
  16. James Spraggs

    James Spraggs Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2001
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    0
  17. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    46,208
    Likes Received:
    4,263
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein

    I'm waiting for a High Definition release.

    In fact, had Disney announced this for Blu-Ray I would probably
    be more inclined to buy a player.

    Come on studios, let's start thinking about promoting these
    new HD formats with supporting releases like this.
     
  18. Chris Atkins

    Chris Atkins Producer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Messages:
    3,887
    Likes Received:
    0
    I bought the cheapo one disc, precisely because I thought they might do this. So I will get this release for sure.
     
  19. Tim Glover

    Tim Glover Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 1999
    Messages:
    7,989
    Likes Received:
    254
    Location:
    Monroe, LA
    Real Name:
    Tim Glover
    Rub it in Chris! [​IMG]
     
  20. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    37,731
    Likes Received:
    5,348
    Location:
    Rensselaer, NY

    I must be doing something wrong. Everytime I click the link, I go to the UltimateDisney.com news page and from there I cannot find the set/bookends anywhere. Help?

    I found a discussion about the set, but that's it. I also found a picture of the face of the cover art.
     

Share This Page