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MGM Press Release: MGM Offers New DVD + Blu-Ray Combo Collection


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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 21 2010 - 12:37 PM

 

 

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#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Nicholas Martin

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Posted April 21 2010 - 12:43 PM

I've seen these at Walmart for the past couple of weeks now, for only $10. It think they're putting off Blu-ray owners (like myself) by using DVD cases for these instead of Blu cases.


#3 of 10 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted April 21 2010 - 12:59 PM



Originally Posted by Ronald Epstein 

 
MGM is the first studio to offer an assortment of DVD + Blu-ray combination sets, designed to provide a solution for consumers who already own or are planning to upgrade to a high definition television but still want the standard DVD for secondary television sets and other playback devices.
The first studio? Really?


#4 of 10 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted April 21 2010 - 04:33 PM



Originally Posted by Nicholas Martin 

I've seen these at Walmart for the past couple of weeks now, for only $10. It think they're putting off Blu-ray owners (like myself) by using DVD cases for these instead of Blu cases.
 
I saw these at Costco for around $12.  I agree that I would like to see them in BD cases too.  I understand they they are being marketed toward DVD owners, but I wish I could buy DVD/BD versions of these films in Blu-ray cases too.


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The first studio? Really?
Technically I think Disney just offered it on Snow White, not on "an assortment". 


#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted April 21 2010 - 11:45 PM



Originally Posted by Adam Gregorich 



Technically I think Disney just offered it on Snow White, not on "an assortment". 
What about the Toy Story films?


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Posted April 22 2010 - 12:52 AM

Disney has done it a number of times but I think they mean 'assortment' in the sense of more than just movies aimed at kids or families.

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Posted April 22 2010 - 04:17 AM

$9.83 @ Walmart in Canada, but Igor is not available here because of different rights holders (Alliance). There are also several Fox titles packaged in this series including Napoleon Dynamite, Speed, Predator, Commando and others. My personal peeve with this series is that Fox is using Viva EcoBoxes with a centre flip page holding the DVD. This packaging is cheap and flimsy and makes me want to huntdown a cover scan for Walking Tall (the only title I've bought so far) and put this in a BD double. Yes, they're that cheap.

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Posted April 22 2010 - 04:23 AM

I'd consider buying Rocky if the included DVD has the special features from the SE DVD that weren't included on the BD, but I'm not holding my breath on that.


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Posted April 22 2010 - 10:30 AM

I'm assuming that the versions of WALKING TALL and ROLLERBALL are the horrendous remakes and not the originals.  It would have been nice if MGM had seen fit to include that information in their press release, but my guess is that whomever wrote that has no idea there even WERE any other versions of those two movies besides the remakes.


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Posted April 23 2010 - 05:48 PM

There's also that MGM doesn't own the rights to the 1973 Walking Tall; Paramount does.

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