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5-disc "Blade Runner"/"Harry Potter" sets (Blu-ray/HD DVD) coming


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#1 of 213 OFFLINE   Jari K

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Posted July 18 2007 - 02:22 AM

http://www.videobusi.../CA6461120.html

"The Harry Potter set, priced at $119.97 standard-definition and $149.99 Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD, will hold the first five films including the most recent theatrical installment, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. It represents the first time Warner has enhanced a Potter collection with exclusive memorabilia, which includes bookmarks and collectible trading cards.

The five-disc Blade Runner set is $78.92 and four-disc is $34.99. Blu-ray and HD DVD versions of the five-disc configuration also will be available day and date."

#2 of 213 OFFLINE   Rob Young

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Posted July 18 2007 - 02:33 AM

the price diff for the 5 and 4 disc bladerunner set must be a typo as I can't see why the 5 disc would cost so much unless it comes with some statue or something. I realize the 4 disc may be the dvd version and 5 disc for the next gen but at more than double the price? No way.

I am giddy for the Harry Potter set

#3 of 213 OFFLINE   Grant H

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Posted July 18 2007 - 02:37 AM

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The five-disc Blade Runner set is $78.92 and four-disc is $34.99. Blu-ray and HD DVD versions of the five-disc configuration also will be available day and date."

Whoah! What's on the one additional disc to warrant more than doubling the price? Sounds like robbery to me.
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#4 of 213 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted July 18 2007 - 02:37 AM

Good the hear the HP set will contain all the films. I'm so glad I didn't spring for that UK Import of Goblet. Posted Image

Hopefully we'll be getting dates soon for both Blade Runner and the HP set.
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#5 of 213 OFFLINE   BrettB

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Posted July 18 2007 - 02:42 AM

It sounds like the 5 disc Blade Runner is only confirmed for the dvd set. Surely the BD and possibly the HD set could lose at least one disc. Using the same price structure from Harry Potter the Blade Runner set should be about $100.

I posted this last night and it got moved to the SD board. I almost never even go over there anymore. Posted Image

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Posted July 18 2007 - 04:02 AM

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It sounds like the 5 disc Blade Runner is only confirmed for the dvd set. Surely the BD and possibly the HD set could lose at least one disc. Using the same price structure from Harry Potter the Blade Runner set should be about $100.

I posted this last night and it got moved to the SD board. I almost never even go over there anymore. Posted Image
You are probably right on the price. It is going to be a little steep for a single movie, not matter how much I would like it.
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#7 of 213 OFFLINE   Dave H

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Posted July 18 2007 - 05:22 AM

Yes, I'm not paying $80 or $100 for any movie (or variations of it). Hopefully, there will be a trimmed down, more reasonably priced version.

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Posted July 18 2007 - 05:30 AM

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Yes, I'm not paying $80 or $100 for any movie (or variations of it). Hopefully, there will be a trimmed down, more reasonably priced version.

In the case of Blade Runner you could always get the remastered single disc that came out last year. How does $10 grab ya?

#9 of 213 OFFLINE   Jari K

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Posted July 18 2007 - 05:33 AM

Since we focus on the price (they´re always eventually cheaper than in the first press release): Harry Potter set - $119.97 standard-definition and $149.99 HD. HD-set costs only 30$ more.. This must make some "SD DVD only"-fans upset and at least consider of getting that HD-player.

HD software should be almost as cheap as the SD DVD. That would speed up things.

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Posted July 18 2007 - 05:37 AM

I wonder if they take a chance of two encodings, one for HD-DVD and one for Blu-ray to take advantege of having BD50 hmm.

I am in for both boxsets Posted Image

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#11 of 213 OFFLINE   Will_B

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Posted July 18 2007 - 06:03 AM

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It sounds like the 5 disc Blade Runner is only confirmed for the dvd set.

The article states "Blu-ray and HD DVD versions of the five-disc configuration also will be available day and date."
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#12 of 213 OFFLINE   RickER

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Posted July 18 2007 - 07:52 AM

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The article states "Blu-ray and HD DVD versions of the five-disc configuration also will be available day and date."

It wont take 5 discs to put the thing on Blu or HDDVD. Remember the space!

#13 of 213 OFFLINE   MarekM

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Posted July 18 2007 - 07:55 AM

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It wont take 5 discs to put the thing on Blu or HDDVD. Remember the space!

or we will get several cuts of movie ?
or all extras in 1080p ? hmm

I would be happy with one BD50 for movie, all cuts via seamless brenching Posted Image DolbyTrueHD, plus one BD50 for all extras...

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Posted July 18 2007 - 08:25 AM

interesting info RUMOURED SPECS around net... !!

post from Mr. Gong on avs
http://www.avsforum.....

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most of the rumored specs floating around the internet indicate that the set WILL include seamless branching. but there won't be 3 versions of the movie, there'll be 5. the final cut allegedly will get its own disc on disc 1. disc 2 will be divided among the international cut, the original theatrical release and the '92 director's cut via seamless branching. disc 3 will be a feature-length documentary (presumably in high definition, if it's taking up a whole disc) with some assorted extras, disc 4 should be the main collection of featurettes, galleries, trailers, etc. and disc 5 is apparently split between the original workprint version of the film (pre-release circa 1981) with extra footage, alternate cuts, diffent editing, different music, etc., and the bbc documentary "on the edge of blade runner."

as to why all five different cuts would not be seamlessly branched together, i can only presume that between the final cut, the dc/international cut/domestic, and the workprint, each of those three represents a fairly significant difference in print/transfer quality. seamless branching is only seamless so long as the footage being intercut all looks the same, i.e. came from the same master, was all restored effectively, etc. if i had to guess, i'd say that having to re-edit the final cut made it impractical to make it seamlessly branched, and that the workprint has to be separated because it represents a cut of the film with its own, different audio cues and editing/pacing, and no doubt comes from or includes print elements that have not been preserved to the same standard as the other cuts'

this is all speculation, of course. sure would love to know straight from the horse's mouth exactly what is on the release.



#15 of 213 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted July 18 2007 - 08:27 AM

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It wont take 5 discs to put the thing on Blu or HDDVD. Remember the space!

If all the versions are in HD (which they better be) I think they do need the space, especially if seamless branching isn't (or can't be) used. Plus Warner will probably go the lower space 25gig route with BD because they have a one size fits all policy.
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Posted July 18 2007 - 09:02 AM

Now I want the game to be rewritten for XP and Vista. Let's spend the next ten years lobbying for that, ok?
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#17 of 213 OFFLINE   Paul Arnette

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Posted July 26 2007 - 02:56 AM

New Blade Runner information from dvdactive:

http://www.dvdactive....final-cut.html

It looks like we will not be wanting for options when we go to purchase this one. Sign me up for the 5-disc digipak BD please. Posted Image

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I posted this here to avoid creating another thread, but since this thread deals with the release of two properties, perhaps splitting it out would be in order?
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Posted July 26 2007 - 02:58 AM

The amount of content in the Blade Runner release is staggering.

#19 of 213 OFFLINE   Chris S

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Posted July 26 2007 - 03:11 AM

Wow, that is a ridiculous amount of content! I would be truly surprised if all of the versions of the film on the 5-disc (or less) HD/BD version is not in HD.
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Posted July 26 2007 - 03:28 AM

Seems like I need to clear some room off the shelves for Blade Runner, don't I? And clear an entire week to get through all the features. This is great news!


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