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WHV Press Release: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition (3D/2D Blu-ray)

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#21 of 27 OFFLINE   RolandL

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Posted August 21 2014 - 11:16 AM

To be fair to other HTF members, I didn't see any of them advocating that price point.  From my personal perspective, I won't be purchasing that 3-D release at that price which I can easily afford, but will not do so because I can wait it out.

 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D Blu-ray Extended Version was also $39.99 when first released. It dropped to $29.96 on Black Friday and is its current price.


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#22 of 27 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted August 21 2014 - 01:02 PM

To be fair to other HTF members, I didn't see any of them advocating that price point.  From my personal perspective, I won't be purchasing that 3-D release at that price which I can easily afford, but will not do so because I can wait it out.

Some of the comments:

Im getting it..

 

Good News I've been waiting for this.

 

Sounds great, but I'll be waiting for the box set...

 

And not one comment about the price till mine.  I'm not saying anyone has to be a price-sensitive as me.  But $40 and no one else has any concerns about that?  This falls right into the category of Hollywood driving another nail into the coffin of 3D.  I suspect this will not sell well and then the bean-counters will say "3D doesn't sell."

 

PS: I hate the 3D TAX and think that $29 is still way to high.


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#23 of 27 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted August 21 2014 - 01:27 PM

Frankly, for what is included, I don't think it's that bad. I paid $40 for the first film's 3D EE release and the bonus content alone made it worth it. Everyone has their own sense of value. Some people won't spend more than $10; for others they happily spend $70 for a film they love if it comes with a statuette.
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Posted August 21 2014 - 01:53 PM

Frankly, for what is included, I don't think it's that bad. I paid $40 for the first film's 3D EE release and the bonus content alone made it worth it.

Yeah, considering the level of extras and that there's a 3-D version, I don't think $40 is outrageous. How many 3-D discs that are fairly light (especially in comparison to this) cost $30 or $35?



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Posted August 21 2014 - 02:05 PM

I don't think it's that bad either, and I'll be getting it most likely, but..

 

I just looked and noticed that the suggested retail price for the 2D Extended Version is $35.99, and for the 3D Extended Version is $54.98.  Given that all of the bonus material is the same on both sets, I think it's a little much to ask for an extra (almost) $20 just to include the extra disc with the 3D version of the film.  If you go by what Amazon's currently offering, it's $19.96 for the 2D, $39.96 for the 3D, so it actually does work out to be an extra $20 exactly.

 

I personally think all 3D titles should cost the same as their 2D counterpart.  There are a lot of functions and features on a Blu-ray disc that not everyone has the ability to access or chooses to access, but they charge the same price for the movie anyway.  Until a couple months ago, I didn't have surround sound, much less lossless audio.  But the studios charge the same for a movie whether it has lossy audio or lossless audio, and they charge the same whether the movie is in mono or stereo or surround sound.  3D is the only tech spec that we're charged extra for.  But I accept that the ship has probably sailed on 3D versions being sold for the same price.  But when you go to the movie theaters, they charge you $3-6 extra, depending on the theater.  Most 3D Blu-rays sell for about $5 extra than the 2D version; some sell for closer to $10 more (Hello, Disney!).  But $20 extra?  That seems excessive to me.


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Posted September 11 2014 - 07:55 AM

Some of the comments:

Im getting it..

 

Good News I've been waiting for this.

 

Sounds great, but I'll be waiting for the box set...

 

And not one comment about the price till mine.  I'm not saying anyone has to be a price-sensitive as me.  But $40 and no one else has any concerns about that?  This falls right into the category of Hollywood driving another nail into the coffin of 3D.  I suspect this will not sell well and then the bean-counters will say "3D doesn't sell."

 

PS: I hate the 3D TAX and think that $29 is still way to high.

At least you get the choice over whether to buy the extended 2D or extended 3D versions - here in the UK the only way to get the extended versions is to buy the 3D sets (which includes a 2D version) - expensive and wasteful in that I don't have 3D capability....



#27 of 27 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted September 11 2014 - 04:21 PM

At least you get the choice over whether to buy the extended 2D or extended 3D versions - here in the UK the only way to get the extended versions is to buy the 3D sets (which includes a 2D version) - expensive and wasteful in that I don't have 3D capability....


At the prices they're charging, I don't think it's much of a choice. And in the UK, you still get Disney 3D.
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