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#1 of 29 OFFLINE   Jonathan Dagmar

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Posted January 30 2004 - 03:38 PM

Gees. What kind of Morons are making the decisions at columbia Tri-Star these days? They certainly are vying for the worst studio honours...

First Annie....

Now we get this ridiculously overpriced single disc release with barely any extras mascarading as a "collector's edition"?????


Give me a break. http://dvdfile.com/s....yrinth_ce.html

#2 of 29 OFFLINE   Chuck Stephens

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Posted January 30 2004 - 05:48 PM

Why on earth is this thing listed for 50 bucks? I'd be interested in buying it but not at that price.

#3 of 29 OFFLINE   ThomasC

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Posted January 30 2004 - 07:18 PM

WOW. That's pure insanity. The list for LOTR: TTT - EE is $10 less than that!

#4 of 29 OFFLINE   CraigF

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Posted January 31 2004 - 03:17 AM

Agree, was looking at it the other day and was amazed that it only had 1 disc for that price.

#5 of 29 OFFLINE   Will_B

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Posted January 31 2004 - 04:09 AM

I thought this third release marked the first time that Labyrinth has had a 5.1 soundtrack, but the DVDFile review says that also existed on the Superbit version. Anyone confirm?

Update: Ok, it appears that the first version of Labyrinth did not have 5.1, but had that great Into the Labyrinth documentary. Then the Superbit came out which had 5.1 but did not have the Into the Labyrinth documentary. Now this third version came out and it has the 5.1 and it has the Into the Labyrinth documentary. Seems like this edition makes sense.

Except the price doesn't make sense. You could simply buy the Superbit version to get the best version of the film, and also buy the original version to get the Into the Labyrinth documentary, and you'd still be paying ten dollars less than the cost of this new edition.
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#6 of 29 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted January 31 2004 - 04:58 AM

Except that the SuperBit has sync problems with the DTS soundtrack. I'd love to get this version, but have a difficult time justifying the $50 US pricetag.
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#7 of 29 OFFLINE   Tom Tsai

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Posted January 31 2004 - 05:28 AM

I only bought this because at the time, dvdsoon.com mispriced it as $16.98 CDN. Posted Image

#8 of 29 OFFLINE   Adam Barratt

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Posted January 31 2004 - 08:40 AM

It looks quite interesting at first glance, until you notice how malnourished the set is. The real capper is the price. Just insane.

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#9 of 29 ONLINE   WillG

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Posted January 31 2004 - 08:41 AM

Is it at least in its OAR?
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#10 of 29 OFFLINE   Tony Whalen

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Posted February 02 2004 - 04:13 AM

Well, I don't own a copy of Labyrinth yet. However, with a price like that, I won't be purchasing a copy anytime soon. Too bad...

#11 of 29 OFFLINE   Josh Simpson

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Posted February 02 2004 - 04:46 AM

I'd like this movie as well, but once again Columbia craps out another mediocre release. Posted Image

#12 of 29 OFFLINE   Brian Kidd

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Posted February 02 2004 - 05:02 AM

Also, DVD Beaver did one of their great comparisons between the three versions and could find nary a difference in picture quality. Just get the original release unless you really need the 5.1. I mean it wasn't originally in 5.1 anyhow, so it's not like it's any great loss.

EDIT- That was actually a comparison of the DARK CRYSTAL discs, but I'm pretty sure it still applies.
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#13 of 29 OFFLINE   Enrique B Chamorro

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Posted February 02 2004 - 06:50 AM

I did the dark crystal comparison,
I will pull out the old Labyrinth and the SB
and see if the picture is acutally different
and post a note.

I think Columbia is trying to do what WB is
doing with the "Collector's Edition" box sets.
WB is issuing the same discs, just adding a film
strip, a booklet, and some photos / post cards.

Columbia's Dark Crystal CE vs. original was nothing
new in the picture or sound dept. The extras varied
but I value the music only track of the old one over
the story treatment on the new. The paper extras at
first sounded nice, but the miniature notepad turned
out to be a disappointment.

For Dark Crystal, keep the original and get a real
book about the making of the movie.

I think the same will apply with Labyrinth.

#14 of 29 OFFLINE   Dean Cooper

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Posted February 02 2004 - 10:27 AM

Quote:
I did the dark crystal comparison,
I will pull out the old Labyrinth and the SB
and see if the picture is acutally different
and post a note.


I did some screen captures to show the difference between the original and the superbit
The Superbit is the one on the bottom.

#15 of 29 OFFLINE   Matthew_Brown

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Posted February 02 2004 - 10:41 AM

$50? For something that just qualifies as a non bare boned release? I love this film in a nostalgic kind of way, but as said already in the thread. That price is lunacy.

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#16 of 29 OFFLINE   john mcfadden

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Posted February 02 2004 - 07:22 PM

Nah i'll stick with my original editions ..thanks but no thanks

#17 of 29 OFFLINE   Will_B

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Posted February 03 2004 - 02:32 AM

Dean, thanks. You can see the improvement in the 4th screencap the best - look at the clock in the scene. But both versions look good. The 5.1 sound is probably more of an incentive than the slight improvement in picture quality.
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#18 of 29 OFFLINE   Jonathan Dagmar

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Posted February 03 2004 - 08:01 AM

I'll wait a few months until this gets moved to the Bargain bin, you know after months of no one buying it because of the insane price. I can see all the Columbia execs scratching theri heads now, saying "what went wrong? we called it a collector's edition, those lemmings should have eatend it up. that it, I have no faith in humanity!"

#19 of 29 OFFLINE   Sven Lorenz

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Posted February 03 2004 - 08:06 AM

You'd be surprised - there is a market for this.

I got one for my sister's birthday and she was extremely happy - although she already has the first two editions.

For some people (mainly women in their late twenties) this is a very very special film.

#20 of 29 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted February 03 2004 - 10:02 PM

I think it's a pretty special movie too, but this latest release seems a bit loopy to me. I still have yet to purchase the DVD, but I'll most likely snag the earlier release.