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A Bug's Life CE: Re-release?


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#1 of 31 OFFLINE   Heinz W

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Posted April 17 2003 - 11:27 PM

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 of 31 OFFLINE   James Reader

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Posted April 17 2003 - 11:33 PM

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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#3 of 31 OFFLINE   Brian L

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Posted April 18 2003 - 02:21 AM

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.

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#4 of 31 OFFLINE   LukeB

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Posted April 18 2003 - 10:42 AM

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

#5 of 31 OFFLINE   Heinz W

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Posted April 18 2003 - 11:02 AM

So is it still a 2 disc set?

#6 of 31 OFFLINE   LukeB

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Posted April 18 2003 - 11:58 AM

Yes, it is...

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#7 of 31 OFFLINE   Heinz W

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Posted April 18 2003 - 01:01 PM

Posted Image Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! Posted Image

Excellent Luke, thanks! It's MINE! Posted Image

#8 of 31 OFFLINE   Chris Farmer

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Posted April 18 2003 - 01:02 PM

Jeez, I'm glad I got the older one. That new cover art is hideous.

#9 of 31 OFFLINE   Heinz W

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Posted April 18 2003 - 01:07 PM

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

Much more colorful and vibrant, like the movie! Posted Image

#10 of 31 OFFLINE   Jeff Ashforth

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Posted April 19 2003 - 02:59 AM

Woo hoo! I'm all over this one!

Thank you Disney for re-releasing this one!!!!
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#11 of 31 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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Posted April 19 2003 - 04:23 AM

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).

#12 of 31 OFFLINE   Nick Sievers

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Posted April 19 2003 - 10:55 AM

Does anyone know how long this re-issue will be available for?
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#13 of 31 OFFLINE   Heinz W

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Posted April 19 2003 - 11:12 AM

Rob is obviously the proud owner of the first CE! Posted Image Posted Image

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.

#14 of 31 OFFLINE   Adam_Reiter

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Posted April 20 2003 - 06:27 AM

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.

#15 of 31 OFFLINE   LukeB

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Posted April 20 2003 - 08:10 AM

All Bug's Life transfers have been direct digital, but supposedly this one is THX-Certified, as if that means something.

#16 of 31 OFFLINE   Heinz W

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Posted April 20 2003 - 09:01 AM

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.

#17 of 31 OFFLINE   CraigF

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Posted April 20 2003 - 11:37 AM

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.

#18 of 31 OFFLINE   LukeB

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Posted April 20 2003 - 12:00 PM

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.

#19 of 31 OFFLINE   CraigF

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Posted April 20 2003 - 12:31 PM

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...

#20 of 31 OFFLINE   Jeffrey Noel

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Posted April 20 2003 - 01:10 PM

Sweeeet! I love A Bug's Life. Talk about a gorgeous transfer. I'll definitely be picking this one up!
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