Zodiac Blue Ray over 100??

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  1. Peter Neski

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    Whats with this ?? I have the HD version and was thinking of getting the Blue Ray ,but its now some collectors thing??
     
  2. Steve Tannehill

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    It's out-of-print, and a seller's market.
     
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    if you still have a blockbuster near you. you might want to try there. I bought a rental copy for 10 bucks.
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  4. Mark Cappelletty

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    How the hell did this go out of print? I find that baffling (and I own it).
     
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    The British version is Lb 7.99 at amazon.co.uk. I have it and it is fine. Wonderful movie.
     
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    Is there a difference in the UK version versus the US release? Maybe, it's the specs.





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    As I recall, the UK version does not have loseless audio, unlike the US version.
     
  8. MattAlbie60

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    Doesn't the UK version put all the extras on the movie disc, and the US version is two discs? I believe I read that.
     
  9. rayman1701

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    Yeah, all the extras are on a single disc, and are not HD...Plus the audio is not lossless. I went ahead and got it since I do have the HD-DVD version and if I need to watch the extras in HD I can do it from there. I got a 2 disc Blu-ray case and put the HD-DVD extras disc in there to keep it handy. Sure it would be nice to have the original 2 disc Blu-ray, but after waiting for too long and it going out of print, you gotta make choices. The UK one is Region Free and at a very good price.

    Heck I even customized a scan of the 2-disc cover art to add HD-DVD in red next to the second disc info, and I got the type to match the "old typewriter" font. A small thing, but sometimes those things just bug me, that and I'm just getting into custom covers and this was actually something I had the talent and software to do. Creating customs from scratch, not too sure about that.
     
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    Yes, this is true.
     
  11. Vincent_P

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    I thought I read that there were more extras produced by David Prior but they were left off the HD-DVD (and later Blu-ray) due to space limitations. Seeing as how this strangely went OOP, and Paramount seems to now have a relationship with Criterion, I wonder if we'll see a Criterion ZODIAC with all of Prior's extras at some point?
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  12. MattAlbie60

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    Does sound like it. He referenced the following on his own forum here not too long ago:
    If a Criterion ZODIAC is anything like the Criterion THE GAME we're supposed to get, it'll evidently never happen :)
     
  13. Peter Neski

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    guess I keep the HD version for now,Thanks
     
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    I guess about the only thing that Criterion would have been able to add to the package anyway would be an option to view the original theatrical cut. Let's hope Paramount reissues this for all the folks that missed out, and folks like me who are still holding onto their HD-DVDs :)
    Vincent
     
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    I am holding on to my HD-DVD, but for GBP10, I went ahead and ordered the UK blu-ray.
     
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    I watched the U.K. disc today. The supplements were in high definition. Lossy audio, sure, but HD picture all-the-way.
     
  18. TonyD

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    Blu-ray has no "e" you must know that or just don't care.
    :huh:
     
  19. Scott Calvert

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    I believe lots of Paramount BDs (along with a majority of their catalog DVDs) are out of print.
     
  20. Mark Cappelletty

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    Very bizarre. I've kept my eyes open for any Paramount catalog titles I'm interested in (from THE NAKED JUNGLE to IS PARIS BURNING) on Amazon, etc. because of this -- and just picked up a copy of the seemingly out-of-print DAY OF THE LOCUST for $7 for my efforts.
     

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