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5-disc "Blade Runner"/"Harry Potter" sets (Blu-ray/HD DVD) coming

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Jari K, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Jari K

    Jari K Well-Known Member

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    http://www.videobusiness.com/article/CA6461120.html

    "The Harry Potter set, priced at $119.97 standard-definition and $149.99 Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD, will hold the first five films including the most recent theatrical installment, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. It represents the first time Warner has enhanced a Potter collection with exclusive memorabilia, which includes bookmarks and collectible trading cards.

    The five-disc Blade Runner set is $78.92 and four-disc is $34.99. Blu-ray and HD DVD versions of the five-disc configuration also will be available day and date."
     
  2. Rob Young

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    the price diff for the 5 and 4 disc bladerunner set must be a typo as I can't see why the 5 disc would cost so much unless it comes with some statue or something. I realize the 4 disc may be the dvd version and 5 disc for the next gen but at more than double the price? No way.

    I am giddy for the Harry Potter set
     
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    Whoah! What's on the one additional disc to warrant more than doubling the price? Sounds like robbery to me.
     
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    Good the hear the HP set will contain all the films. I'm so glad I didn't spring for that UK Import of Goblet. [​IMG]

    Hopefully we'll be getting dates soon for both Blade Runner and the HP set.
     
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    It sounds like the 5 disc Blade Runner is only confirmed for the dvd set. Surely the BD and possibly the HD set could lose at least one disc. Using the same price structure from Harry Potter the Blade Runner set should be about $100.

    I posted this last night and it got moved to the SD board. I almost never even go over there anymore. [​IMG]
     
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    You are probably right on the price. It is going to be a little steep for a single movie, not matter how much I would like it.
     
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    Yes, I'm not paying $80 or $100 for any movie (or variations of it). Hopefully, there will be a trimmed down, more reasonably priced version.
     
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    In the case of Blade Runner you could always get the remastered single disc that came out last year. How does $10 grab ya?
     
  9. Jari K

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    Since we focus on the price (they´re always eventually cheaper than in the first press release): Harry Potter set - $119.97 standard-definition and $149.99 HD. HD-set costs only 30$ more.. This must make some "SD DVD only"-fans upset and at least consider of getting that HD-player.

    HD software should be almost as cheap as the SD DVD. That would speed up things.
     
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    I wonder if they take a chance of two encodings, one for HD-DVD and one for Blu-ray to take advantege of having BD50 hmm.

    I am in for both boxsets [​IMG]

    Marek
     
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    The article states "Blu-ray and HD DVD versions of the five-disc configuration also will be available day and date."
     
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    It wont take 5 discs to put the thing on Blu or HDDVD. Remember the space!
     
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    or we will get several cuts of movie ?
    or all extras in 1080p ? hmm

    I would be happy with one BD50 for movie, all cuts via seamless brenching [​IMG] DolbyTrueHD, plus one BD50 for all extras...

    Marek
     
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    If all the versions are in HD (which they better be) I think they do need the space, especially if seamless branching isn't (or can't be) used. Plus Warner will probably go the lower space 25gig route with BD because they have a one size fits all policy.
     
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    Now I want the game to be rewritten for XP and Vista. Let's spend the next ten years lobbying for that, ok?
    [​IMG]
     
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    New Blade Runner information from dvdactive:

    http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releas...final-cut.html

    It looks like we will not be wanting for options when we go to purchase this one. Sign me up for the 5-disc digipak BD please. [​IMG]

    Note to the mods:

    I posted this here to avoid creating another thread, but since this thread deals with the release of two properties, perhaps splitting it out would be in order?
     
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    The amount of content in the Blade Runner release is staggering.
     
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    Wow, that is a ridiculous amount of content! I would be truly surprised if all of the versions of the film on the 5-disc (or less) HD/BD version is not in HD.
     
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    Seems like I need to clear some room off the shelves for Blade Runner, don't I? And clear an entire week to get through all the features. This is great news!
     

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