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New Editions of Chronicles of Narnia: Lion, Witch and Wardrobe for the holidays


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#1 of 28 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted July 21 2006 - 05:17 PM

Info here.

A four disc set (extended edition with enhanced special effects) for $42.99.

And a Gift set (which consists of the 4-disc set) for $79.99 with WETA bookends.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#2 of 28 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted July 21 2006 - 05:36 PM

I'm waiting to hear more specifics. Enhanced effects and an extra bit of battle sequence isn't going to be enough for a double dip, especially at those prices! Posted Image

But if there are substantive additions to the movie, that enhance story or characterization (or hopefully both!), Di$ney may have my pocketbook by the balls again. I love how you don't have to be an animated film to qualify for the dreaded Di$ney vault treatment!

God I loved those SNL skits parodying the Di$ney vault treatment. Posted Image

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#3 of 28 OFFLINE   David Williams

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Posted July 21 2006 - 06:18 PM

Sign me up! Luckily my copy of the SE was a birthday gift, so I can purchase the Gift Set with a clear conscience. Posted Image I can't wait to see what WETA has come up with for the bookends. I'm sure they'll look awesome on top of my entertainment center next to the LOTR trilogy.

I'll look forward to filling the bookends the same way I did with LOTR! Posted Image
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#4 of 28 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted July 21 2006 - 07:01 PM

pretty pricey for sure. Great film...but may hold out for the hi-def version. However those bookends might be too tempting Posted Image

#5 of 28 ONLINE   David_B_K

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Posted July 22 2006 - 06:28 AM

I may go for it for the C.S. Lewis "feature length" addition. The previous SE had only a tiny blurb about Lewis. I'd still like more info about what might be added to the film itself.

My wife and I are fans of the novels and quite liked the film.

#6 of 28 OFFLINE   Claire Davis

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Posted July 23 2006 - 02:39 AM

We have the collector set already but will upgrade for sure. Great film.

#7 of 28 OFFLINE   Ray H

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Posted July 23 2006 - 03:31 AM

Enhanced visual effects? What? Last year's technology doesn't hold up anymore?
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#8 of 28 OFFLINE   Adam_WM

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Posted July 23 2006 - 07:53 AM

It's unfortunate that we splurged for the 2-disc SE and now they would like us to dive in again for a four disc or gift set. I'll probably pass.
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Posted July 24 2006 - 05:58 AM

It irritates me that Disney is selling the 4-disc set at such a high price point. Besides the extended cut of the movie, all of the first two discs of the new set are identical to the 2-disc set, and it will be selling for at least $30 on release day. Compare that to the LOTR movies, which gave us 4 discs of new material for around $25 on release day, which the public new about before the 2-disc set even hit shelves.

As of today, there will have to be some major glowing reviews for me to pick up the new version.

#10 of 28 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted July 24 2006 - 06:37 AM

I'm a huge fan of the books. Moderate fan of the movie.

Splurged on the 2-disc set at the time of release. Won't be getting sucked-in on this expensive double-dip.

Instead I think I'll open up the set of books again this summer for some lakeside reading. Posted Image

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#11 of 28 OFFLINE   Ray H

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Posted July 24 2006 - 07:42 AM

So what is the disc layout of this? The two discs from the original SE plus two new ones?
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#12 of 28 OFFLINE   Tarkin The Ewok

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Posted July 24 2006 - 06:22 PM

Disc 1 has the extended cut with the same bonus features as Disc 1 of the 2-Disc Collector's Edition.

Disc 2 is identical to Disc 2 of the CE.

Disc 3 has the C.S. Lewis feature-length documentary.

Disc 4 has the visualization feature and the galleries.

#13 of 28 OFFLINE   Kristian

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Posted July 30 2006 - 12:29 AM

I was already weary of double-dipping, considering I haven't even watched the 2-disc SE I bought a few months ago. But these specs have sealed the deal. It's way too expensive for meager extras and an extended edition that is relatively short (compared to other recent EEs). I'll stick with what I have.
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#14 of 28 OFFLINE   Ricardo C

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Posted July 30 2006 - 01:12 AM

Screw you, Weta! You didn't get me with your FOTR bookends, and you won't get me now! Posted Image

I think I'm gonna hold out for the eventual HD release.
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#15 of 28 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted July 30 2006 - 04:27 AM

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Screw you, Weta! You didn't get me with your FOTR bookends, and you won't get me now! Posted Image

I think I'm gonna hold out for the eventual HD release.

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#16 of 28 OFFLINE   James Spraggs

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Posted July 31 2006 - 03:48 AM

http://www.ultimated.../lwwee-gift.jpg

picture of the gift set with bookends

#17 of 28 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 31 2006 - 04:05 AM

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It's unfortunate that we splurged for the 2-disc SE and now they would like us to dive in again for a four disc or gift set. I'll probably pass.

I'm waiting for a High Definition release.

In fact, had Disney announced this for Blu-Ray I would probably
be more inclined to buy a player.

Come on studios, let's start thinking about promoting these
new HD formats with supporting releases like this.

 

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#18 of 28 OFFLINE   Chris Atkins

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Posted July 31 2006 - 04:36 AM

I bought the cheapo one disc, precisely because I thought they might do this. So I will get this release for sure.

#19 of 28 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted July 31 2006 - 07:37 AM

Rub it in Chris! Posted Image

#20 of 28 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted July 31 2006 - 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by James Spraggs
http://www.ultimated.../lwwee-gift.jpg

picture of the gift set with bookends

I must be doing something wrong. Everytime I click the link, I go to the UltimateDisney.com news page and from there I cannot find the set/bookends anywhere. Help?

I found a discussion about the set, but that's it. I also found a picture of the face of the cover art.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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