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A Bug's Life CE: Re-release?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Heinz W, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. Heinz W

    Heinz W Well-Known Member

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    I was searching for this set expecting to once again find the out-of-stock/discontinued notices just on the off chance of finding it somewhere. I foolishly skipped buying it a few years ago because the price was between 30-40 bucks and I figured it would come down later. Instead, it disappeared!

    Imagine my surprise when I searched this title at Amazon and found it was not yet available; to be released May 27, 2003!! And for $23! This is the only place I've seen mention of it. For those who don't know the Collector's Edition features an anamorphic transfer whereas the Gold Edition does not. Hence I will only buy the CE.

    Can anyone confirm or deny this?
     
  2. James Reader

    James Reader Well-Known Member

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    I understand the Reissue will also include a "Finding Nemo" trailer which (obviously) was not on the first issue.

    However, don't get too excited. While this may be a full on promotional featurette, it may also be nothing more than a short Disney "Sneek Peek" at the start of the disc.
     
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    I did the same search you did a month or so back.

    I did find the original CE at Digital Eyes. Don't recall the price, but it was less than $30. Bought it and enjoy it.

    Then I found it about the re-release. Dohhhhhh.

    BGL
     
  4. LukeB

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    The new features are "Fishy Facts" (about Finding Nemo) and a new game. The real attraction is the lower SRP.
     
  5. Heinz W

    Heinz W Well-Known Member

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    So is it still a 2 disc set?
     
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    [​IMG] Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! [​IMG]

    Excellent Luke, thanks! It's MINE! [​IMG]
     
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    Jeez, I'm glad I got the older one. That new cover art is hideous.
     
  9. Heinz W

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    No way! It's perfect! And the the disc art is nice too!

    Much more colorful and vibrant, like the movie! [​IMG]
     
  10. Jeff Ashforth

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    Woo hoo! I'm all over this one!

    Thank you Disney for re-releasing this one!!!!
     
  11. Rob Lutter

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    Pffft.... it's an animated version of the standard "head shot" cover.

    Plus, I betcha this sucker is in a single-wide keepcase (grrr... I hate those).
     
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    Does anyone know how long this re-issue will be available for?
     
  13. Heinz W

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    Rob is obviously the proud owner of the first CE! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I'm not sure about your question Nick but with Disney it's best to get it while it's hot! I learned that from the first release of this set! Now I'm glad I missed it the first time 'round.
     
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    I understand that the new Bugs Life is supposed to be a different transfer. Its supposed to be the first movie to use pure digital transfer to digital dvd. That is what I read anyway.

    Or, is that way Toy Story and Bugs life do anyway? I thought they went from Digital, then analog. I'm not sure.
     
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    All Bug's Life transfers have been direct digital, but supposedly this one is THX-Certified, as if that means something.
     
  16. Heinz W

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    I doubt they could really improve upon the original transfer, but maybe they will maximize the bit rate or something similar that will improve performance.
     
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    OT, but vaguely related: is the Toy Story CE (The Ultimate Toy Box) going OOP? Or has it been re-released too? I notice amazon.ca lists it at a ridiculous price and has comments about unavailability, but it's selling locally pretty cheap now.
     
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    Amazon.ca has it for just $38 US after the $10 off coupon, before shipping. How is that a ridiculous price?

    And to answer your question, yes, it is going out of print May 1.
     
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    Luke, ~Can$67 is VERY high for this set, considering the individual movie discs are available for ~Can$17. The Ultimate Toy Box is selling for Can$34 (US$23) at Best Buy right now (a good deal!), and I couldn't figure out if it was going OOP (i.e. a clearout) or new (i.e. a re-release), pretty much the only reasons BB here has discs on sale...
     
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    Sweeeet! I love A Bug's Life. Talk about a gorgeous transfer. I'll definitely be picking this one up!
     

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