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new Spider-Man Deluxe Edition DVD out before Spider-Man 2 hits the screen


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#1 of 176 oscar_merkx

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Posted December 29 2003 - 01:51 AM

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this was to be expected.

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Columbia TriStar is preparing a Spider-Man deluxe edition for release before Spider-Man 2 lands July 2.

"The New Line strategy shows that consumers really will repeat a home video purchase of essentially the same product in a short time frame, provided there is sufficient differentiation between the releases," says Video Store magazine's Judith McCourt.

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#2 of 176 Sven Lorenz

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Posted December 29 2003 - 02:18 AM

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provided there is sufficient differentiation between the releases


That quote almost screams "Director's Cut" or "Extended Edition".

#3 of 176 JustinCleveland

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Posted December 29 2003 - 02:41 AM

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#4 of 176 PaulP

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Posted December 29 2003 - 02:45 AM

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"The New Line strategy shows that consumers really will repeat a home video purchase of essentially the same product in a short time frame, provided there is sufficient differentiation between the releases," says Video Store magazine's Judith McCourt.


No, the New Line "strategy" involves letting people know in advance that two different releases will be made with different extras. What this is is basically cashing in on a sequel, which is generally frowned upon. And it's far from "essentially the same product"...

#5 of 176 Christian Preischl

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Posted December 29 2003 - 02:52 AM

PaulP,

I agree completely.

What Columbia/Tristar is doing is nothing they haven't done before. MiB II and Stuart Little come to mind.
And, unlike the LotR releases, those reissues were essentially crap and not upgradeworthy (I think the main difference was a new featurette on the sequel), so hopefully this time a deluxe rerelease will actually deserve the name deluxe. I'm not holding my breath.

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#6 of 176 Mark Zimmer

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Posted December 29 2003 - 02:53 AM

If they inserted two hours of the rain footage, I'd buy it. But probably not otherwise. Posted Image

#7 of 176 Eric Larsen

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Posted December 29 2003 - 03:16 AM

This would have to at least have that Tobey Maguire commentary that was previously available through that online event. Of course it will have something from the new movie..

Or maybe it will just include a film cell and a book.

Digital Bits had listed the previous version as being a bit lacking. Maybe it will include more on the comic history. That Stan Lee disc was nice though.

Did that lawsuit with Stan Lee ever get worked out?

#8 of 176 Chad A Wright

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Posted December 29 2003 - 03:54 AM

No, the New Line "strategy" involves letting people know in advance that two different releases will be made with different extras. What this is is basically cashing in on a sequel, which is generally frowned upon. And it's far from "essentially the same product"...


This is exactly what I was thinking when I read that quote. The absolute key to why people are so happy with New Line I think has to do with their honesty as much as the quality of the releases. I like knowing what is coming down the pipe for these releases.

That being said, I would love a 3 disc set along the lines of the Black Hawk Down set, just packed with extras.

#9 of 176 oscar_merkx

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Posted December 29 2003 - 04:10 AM

It would be great to see a feature on Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spider-Man but that is very unlikely indeed.

I would guess that it is the Tobey Maguire commentary that will be added.

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Posted December 29 2003 - 04:19 AM

Somehow I'm thinking that it will mainly be re-packaged from the previous 2-disc set, taking some stuff out from that first set and adding in some Spider-Man 2 promo fluff.

As long as they took out all of the unnecessary Smith footage, that would be fine with me. Otherwise, no double dip.
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Posted December 29 2003 - 04:19 AM

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No, the New Line "strategy" involves letting people know in advance that two different releases will be made with different extras.


Yup - if this Spider-Man disc does materialize, it follows the CTS strategy: milk every movie for as many releases as possible...
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Posted December 29 2003 - 04:46 AM

I am a "fan" of Superbits, but I agree New Line's strategy is much different than Columbia's. The writer and person quoted for that article don't seem to really understand the differences going on here.

Note the article never mentions the word "Superbit" but considering the word "Deluxe" is used with some of them, it seems more than likely it will be a Superbit.

#13 of 176 JustinCleveland

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Posted December 29 2003 - 04:53 AM

That's right, I forgot about the DVDROM-only commentary that I never listened too, because I only recently got a DVDRom drive.

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Posted December 29 2003 - 05:15 AM

Cripes... and I just got the Spider-man limited edition box set a while ago. Anyone know if it would be wise to ditch this for the upcoming re-re-release? I try to minimize double-dipping unless I can't avoid getting the ideal set. I'm weird like that.
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#15 of 176 David Williams

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Posted December 29 2003 - 06:51 AM

The only way I'd double dip on this is if it contained a new cut of the film.
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Posted December 29 2003 - 07:21 AM

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The absolute key to why people are so happy with New Line I think has to do with their honesty as much as the quality of the releases.


Not only that, but New Line (and Peter Jackson) cleverly made sure that the two releases of The Lord of the Rings movies did not duplicate any content, not even the same cut of the film. Consumers could buy either the two-disc set or the four-disc set and be happy, but if they bought both, they essentially ended up with a six-disc set of the movie. I find it highly unlikely that Columbia Tristar would do the same, based on past releases.

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The writer and person quoted for that article don't seem to really understand the differences going on here.

The person quoted, Judith McCourt, is the director of marketing research for Video Store magazine. She specializes in statistics and sales numbers related to the DVD industry. Her quote is odd, though, because she's basically saying that people will buy the same product as long as it's different.
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#17 of 176 Dave H

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Posted December 29 2003 - 07:34 AM

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Her quote is odd, though, because she's basically saying that people will buy the same product as long as it's different.


It's beyond odd. It's incorrect and misinformed --- especially from such an "expert." But, maybe she was misquoted.

The more I think about this, I am wondering about something. Has anyone noticed there have been no new Superbits announced for some time, and the article failed to mention "Superbit" with this new Deluxe Spider-Man that's coming. Is Columbia still doing Superbits?

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Posted December 29 2003 - 07:41 AM

they did release a superbit of spider-man in japan.. which is region 2.

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Posted December 29 2003 - 07:48 AM

If it ain't a Superbit with DTS, then I'm not double-dipping!
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Posted December 29 2003 - 08:11 AM

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"The New Line strategy shows that consumers really will repeat a home video purchase of essentially the same product in a short time frame, provided there is sufficient differentiation between the releases," says Video Store magazine's Judith McCourt.


I agree with what others have said and I can only add: She simply doesn't get it, does she? Posted Image

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