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Two versions of the 'AVP' cover art? If so which will you be getting?


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#1 of 31 OFFLINE   Inspector Hammer!

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Posted January 18 2005 - 02:43 PM

I've been seeing two different versions of this dvd's artwork, one featuring the Alien in the foreground and the other featuring the Predator in the foreground, I assume this is so people can choose the case depending on which of the creatures they like best.

I'll be getting the Predator case, which will you be getting?
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#2 of 31 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted January 18 2005 - 02:46 PM

I believe (but may be wrong) that the Alien cover is the full frame version and the Predator cover is the widescreen version.

So, unfortunately, you don't have much choice.

#3 of 31 OFFLINE   Vince Maskeeper

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Posted January 18 2005 - 02:47 PM

Yep, one is wide, one is full.
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Posted January 18 2005 - 02:50 PM

Ah, I see, thanks. It's cool that they chose my boy Pred as the keeper of the OAR edition. Posted Image

I guess that renders my question moot now doesn't it? :b
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Posted January 18 2005 - 02:54 PM

The Predator is a punk! The Alien should be the widescreen coverboyPosted Image

Although it makes sense to have the winner of battle to be the OAR cover.


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Posted January 18 2005 - 02:58 PM

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Posted January 18 2005 - 03:06 PM

I thought I read somewhere that this comes with a slipcover, with one character on the slipcover and the other on the keepcase.

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Posted January 18 2005 - 03:12 PM

Sorry guys, I've got the box in my hand right now, and it's the Alien on the widescreen cover.
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Posted January 18 2005 - 03:20 PM

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Seriously though, the Predator is my favorite charactor of the two and now i'll be forced to buy the one without him on the cover. I really don't care for the way this cover was handled by the studio here, why not just keep the original artwork with both on the cover?

I would just buy both and swap out the cases, but that would mean giving my money to fool-screen which will never happen.
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#10 of 31 OFFLINE   James Sarno

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Posted January 18 2005 - 03:20 PM

I wonder what the rumored two disc SE will have on the cover?

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Posted January 18 2005 - 03:21 PM

Sorry guys, I've got the box in my hand right now, and it's the Alien on the widescreen cover.

Weird, maybe there are 2 covers for each. Everything I've seen shows Pred on OAR and Alien on Full:

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Posted January 18 2005 - 03:30 PM

Yeah, I think there are two versions of each format, it would appear that way.
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Posted January 18 2005 - 04:21 PM

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I wonder what the rumored two disc SE will have on the cover?


Maybe the same cover as on the 2-disc SE just released in R3:

Alien v Predator SE

I really don't understand Fox's policy on 2-Disc SE's for the rest of the world and almost bare bones releases in R1. Day After Tomorrow, Man on Fire, I-Robot and now Alien vs Predator.

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Posted January 18 2005 - 05:03 PM

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I thought I read somewhere that this comes with a slipcover, with one character on the slipcover and the other on the keepcase.


I read that too. I read it at IGNdvd:

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Alien vs. Predator comes in an Amaray keep case with a slip cover. The slipcase features the Predator prominently, while the Amaray case has the Alien dominating the picture. Keeping things balanced, I guess.


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Posted January 19 2005 - 02:44 AM

My review copy (widescreen) has the Predator on the slipcase and the Alien on the cover of the keepcase proper. So you can choose which way to display it, if you like.

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Posted January 19 2005 - 03:18 AM

That's possible. Mine is a prestreet rental so I'm only looking at the amaray cover.
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Posted January 19 2005 - 08:26 AM

We've already recieved our copies here and I can confirm that they have alternate keepcase/slipcover themes. The widescreen has the Predator on the outer slipcase & the Alien on the inner keepcase. The fullscreen is opposite, with the Alien on the outer slipcase and the Predator on the inner keepcase. On a related note, the 2-disc collector's edition of the vastly superior "Predator 2" is similarly packaged in a keepcase surrounded by a cardboard slipcover. I figured it would be packaged like the 2-disc "Predator" SE and the other 2-disc Fox Collector's Editions that are numbered, but it's not. It won't match your existing "Predator" DVD's 2-disc digipak, if you care about such things.
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Posted January 19 2005 - 10:28 AM

It's not exactly a bare-bones release in R1, either; the two commentaries are intact, the two versions of the film, and the making-of featurette (23m) and deleted scenes are all there.

Missing from the linked R3 version are the Alternate Opening Version of the feature, Pre-production - "Conception" featurette
Branching Footage - "ADI Workshop", "Storyboard Gallery", "Concept Art" storyboard, Branching Video off of "The Making Of Alien vs. Predator"
Post Production - "Visual Effects Breakdown",
Commentary on the deleted scenes
Licensing the Franchise
Marketing - HBO Special, Teaser Trailer


Most of that's fluff, but one does wonder why it doesn't show up in R1. Looking for better market penetration by doing a 1-disc version?

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Posted January 19 2005 - 01:03 PM

Thanks a bunch, Bill and Mark for the heads up on the features on AVP and the Predator 2 SE.Posted Image

Regarding the cases, sounds good to me, that makes much more sense to have done them this way.
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Posted January 19 2005 - 05:57 PM

I'll be getting...neither.

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