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#1 of 363 OFFLINE   DavidPla

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Posted September 09 2005 - 06:04 AM

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#2 of 363 OFFLINE   WillG

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Posted September 09 2005 - 06:43 AM

Of course they have to do the 1-Disc (which I am assuming will be completely bare bones) and the 2-Disc deluxe versions. I wish they would cut the crap with this.
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#3 of 363 OFFLINE   cafink

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Posted September 09 2005 - 06:47 AM

What crap? It's a good thing to give the consumer a choice. Anyone who wants a fully-loaded multi-disc set can get it, and anyone who doesn't want to waste money on supplemental feature's he'll never watch can have his way as well.
 

 


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Posted September 09 2005 - 06:48 AM

mmm... DTS! Besides, releasing them both on the same day is heck of a lot better than releasing the 1 disc first and then releasing the 2-disc next year.

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Posted September 09 2005 - 06:51 AM

it's definitey GOOD they're releasing both at once!! It gives us a choice, and even better - we don't get the bare bones one first with a 'promise' of a better one down the line. how can this be bad? ~Jason
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#6 of 363 OFFLINE   WillG

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Posted September 09 2005 - 06:59 AM

Because if you want extras, you are going to have to pay a premium. If the 1-Disc set was sold at a true bargain price and the 2-Disc was sold at a more "standard" price, I wouldn't mind so much. At the very least, they could do it like WB and price the 2-Disc at only a dollar or two more. Doubt that will happen here. But if people are happy with this "solution", so be it.
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Posted September 09 2005 - 07:09 AM

Well, that's a complaint about the pricing, not the release structure. $30 does seem a bit steep for a bare-bones disc; I won't argue with you on this point.
 

 


#8 of 363 OFFLINE   WillG

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Posted September 09 2005 - 07:41 AM

Well I thought that would be the logical ascertainment from my gripe. I have nothing against giving consumers a choice, but I resent that fans of extras are being milked for premium dollars (especially when I consider how much money I have pumped into this industry already) Do any studios release new films in stand alone 2-Disc SEs at the usual $29.99 MSRP anymore?
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Posted September 09 2005 - 07:42 AM

$30 is the MSRP but it'll be about $20 or less when it's released.

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Posted September 09 2005 - 07:42 AM

DVD Answers now has the covers up. Glad they went with no faces on the 2-discer, which is what I'm getting. Shit, this fall, starting with September all the way to December, is killer on the ol' credit card.

#11 of 363 OFFLINE   WillG

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Posted September 09 2005 - 07:52 AM

Yeah, for the Bare Bones. The 2-Disc won't be as heavilly discounted at the stores. It will probably retail for at least $25 and that is being generous. I think I would rather have the double dips that the premium priced 2-disc edition. At least most double dips are easy to predict and you can choose to hold off until the better edition arrives (not couting re-releases that occur years later) And when it does, you can usually get it for a more reasonable price.
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#12 of 363 OFFLINE   Ernesto.Morin

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Posted September 09 2005 - 09:24 AM

The 2 disc LE shall be mine! DTS is awesome news!

#13 of 363 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted September 09 2005 - 09:52 AM



Will, I see your point. But for $5 to $10 more, you're getting another disc worth of content and if you don't want it, you can choose the cheaper versionPosted Image

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Posted September 09 2005 - 10:15 AM

Guess I'm just longing for the good old days. However, didn't they do the same Deluxe Edition of "The Terminal" where the Disc-2 extras turned out to be pretty lame (as in like, little more than standard EPK stuff) If the extras really warrant the extra money (and since I am assuming that most of whatever extras appear were filmed right on the set, I'm not sure how a premium price can really be justified) that's one thing, but if Disc-2 is going to be a collection of shallow featurettes, then I think it is kind of a rip off and it seems resentful to demand a premium price for it. But anyway, I'm not trying to turn this into a Standard Edition vs. Deluxe Edition debate.
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Posted September 09 2005 - 12:50 PM

Depending on the price difference, I may just buy the single disc and rent the 2-disc version since I usually only watch extras once anyway. I'm just glad the film itself is getting the DTS treatment because it's the best sounding movie I've EVER experienced in a theater. I can't wait to hear this DVD on my system. Posted Image
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Posted September 09 2005 - 01:40 PM

In spite of the Big Tom Cruise Head cover, I would probably just go with the one-discer. I barely touch extras anyway.

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Posted September 09 2005 - 07:09 PM

I'll get the 2 disc in spite of its being overpriced (at least its not $45 like the 2 disc Cinderella Man). The prices for 2 discs is getting out of hand.

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Posted September 09 2005 - 09:16 PM

The Terminal also had the soundtrack CD to justify the higher price. By the way, The Digital Bits now lists an SRP of $36.98 for the double-disc set. Slightly cheaper than I feared (probably because this time no soundtrack CD is included). Chris

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Posted September 10 2005 - 03:48 AM

So, if SRP is $36.96 that means it will probably be about $24.99 at all the stores opening week, right?
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Posted September 10 2005 - 04:08 AM

More than likely. Since that's right before Black Friday, it MAY even be cheaper to get some business going before the 'official' beginning of the holiday sales season.




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