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The mutant evolution of a DVD: "X-Men" 2 disc set coming!


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#1 of 66 OFFLINE   Michael Allred

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Posted October 15 2002 - 06:51 PM

www.dvdfile.com is reporting what we all knew was coming, a 2 disc special edition of the eXcellent "X-Men" film from Bryan Singer. Here's the details;

"With the big X-sequel X-Men 2 due to hit theaters next spring, Fox Home Entertainment will prime the pump on February 11th with the long-awaited new X-Men 1.5 Collector's Edition, a 2-disc re-release of the original Bryan Singer blockbuster.
Disc one features a new Singer introduction to the theatrical version of the film (a long-planned new cut has been scrapped), no less than 24 deleted scenes, and an audio commentary by Singer and actors Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan and Hugh Jackman.
Disc two features another intro from Singer, the featurettes "The Making Of X-Men: Part 1 (Origin Of The X-Men)", "Part 2 (The Uncanny Suspects)", "Part 3 (X-Factor)", "Part 4 (Shooting X-Men)" and "Part 5 (Remembering The X-Men)," and a gaggle of promo items including 3 trailers, 13 TV spots, 11 Internet interstitials, an "X-Men 2" teaser trailer and a short "Behind the Scenes of X-Men 2" special. Retail is $26.95."

Where are the technical specs though? Will it be a dual widescreen/full screen release or just WS only? Will that DTS track be included? If Mr. Staddon pops in, please let us know.

Anyway, I am SOOOOO buying this!

#2 of 66 OFFLINE   Paul_D

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Posted October 15 2002 - 07:10 PM

Am I the only one bitterly disappointed that the new cut has been scrapped? My main complaint with the film was that it felt like it was lacking something substantial, and I'd hoped that a new cut would at least partially rectify that.

Regardless of the commentary and deleted scenes (which are enticing) I'll skip this release, and keep my original disc. They won't be able to improve on the picture/sound quality.
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#3 of 66 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx

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Posted October 15 2002 - 07:22 PM

I will be getting the new dvd as I skipped the original release. 24 deleted scenes is quite a lot.

Can't wait for this one

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#4 of 66 OFFLINE   Bernhard

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Posted October 15 2002 - 07:24 PM

I'll wait for the reviews but as it looks now, I will also keep my old DVD.
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#5 of 66 OFFLINE   David Coleman

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Posted October 15 2002 - 07:26 PM

Was really looking forward to a Director's Cut but since that has been scrapped, no mention of DTS I think i'll just keep the original.

#6 of 66 OFFLINE   Michael Allred

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Posted October 15 2002 - 07:52 PM

Gosh, how can you pass up a commentary, ****24**** deleted scenes, multiple featurettes, etc????? This set sounds fantastic!

#7 of 66 OFFLINE   Quint van der Vaart

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Posted October 15 2002 - 08:05 PM

X-Men SE will feature DTS sound !

From DVDFILE :

With the big X-sequel X-Men 2 due to hit theaters next spring, Fox Home Entertainment will prime the pump on February 11th with the long-awaited new X-Men 1.5 Collector's Edition, a 2-disc re-release of the original Bryan Singer blockbuster. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen only with Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround tracks, the extras are plentiful. Disc one features a new Singer introduction to the theatrical version of the film (a long-planned new cut has been scrapped), no less than 24 deleted scenes, and an audio commentary by Singer and actors Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan and Hugh Jackman. Disc two features another intro from Singer, the featurettes "The Making Of X-Men: Part 1 (Origin Of The X-Men)", "Part 2 (The Uncanny Suspects)", "Part 3 (X-Factor)", "Part 4 (Shooting X-Men)" and "Part 5 (Remembering The X-Men)," and a gaggle of promo items including 3 trailers, 13 TV spots, 11 Internet interstitials, an "X-Men 2" teaser trailer and a short "Behind the Scenes of X-Men 2" special. Retail is $26.95.


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#8 of 66 OFFLINE   Dana Fillhart

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Posted October 15 2002 - 08:47 PM

All I care about for this release is:

Please please PLEASE tell me they've fixed the worst line in action-movie history! PLEASE!!*

(* Storm's extraordinarily bad delivery of the "Do you know what happens to a toad..." line)

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#9 of 66 OFFLINE   Jason Harbaugh

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Posted October 15 2002 - 10:59 PM

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lease please PLEASE tell me they've fixed the worst line in action-movie history! PLEASE!!*

(* Storm's extraordinarily bad delivery of the "Do you know what happens to a toad..." line)

And to think, I thought I was the only one that felt that way. Everytime I see that scene I just gasp and think "This is an Academy Award winning actress." Posted Image
Bad line, bad delivery.


Will wait for reviews before I purchase this one though. 24 deleted scenes sure is tempting. Posted Image

#10 of 66 OFFLINE   John Berggren

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Posted October 16 2002 - 03:02 AM

Much as the line is horrible, I'd hate to see it changed without a completely new cut of the film. If they are marketting this as the original cut, that's what it should be.

I'll be getting this release, but I'm sad to hear a new cut has been derailed. I wonder if it will never come to pass.
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#11 of 66 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted October 16 2002 - 03:12 AM

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O: It's funny that the only lines I really remember from that movie are that one and Storm's toad comment.


Joss Whedon wrote that line, AND the BEST line in the film ("you're a dick") it's not his fault that Oscar Queen screwed it up Posted Image

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JW: Okay, which was also mine, and that's the interesting thing. Everybody remembers that as the worst line ever written, but the thing about that is, it was supposed to be delivered as completely offhand. [Adopts casual, bored tone.] "You know what happens when a toad gets hit by lightning?" Then, after he gets electrocuted, "Ahhh, pretty much the same thing that happens to anything else." But Halle Berry said it like she was Desdemona. [Strident, ringing voice.] "The same thing that happens to everything eeelse!" That's the thing that makes you go crazy. At least "You're a dick" got delivered right. The worst thing about these things is that, when the actors say it wrong, it makes the writer look stupid. People assume that the line... I listened to half the dialogue in Alien 4, and I'm like, "That's idiotic," because of the way it was said. And nobody knows that. Nobody ever gets that. They say, "That was a stupid script," which is the worst pain in the world. I have a great long boring story about that, but I can tell you the very short version. In Alien 4, the director changed something so that it didn't make any sense. He wanted someone to go and get a gun and get killed by the alien, so I wrote that in and tried to make it work, but he directed it in a way that it made no sense whatsoever. And I was sitting there in the editing room, trying to come up with looplines to explain what's going on, to make the scene make sense, and I asked the director, "Can you just explain to me why he's doing this? Why is he going for this gun?" And the editor, who was French, turned to me and said, with a little leer on his face, [adopts gravelly, smarmy, French-accented voice] "Because eet's een the screept." And I actually went and dented the bathroom stall with my puddly little fist. I have never been angrier. But it's the classic, "When something goes wrong, you assume the writer's a dork." And that's painful.

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Posted October 16 2002 - 03:16 AM

I think I'll just keep the original DVD. For one thing, I got a used copy for $8 which already has KICKASS audio/video. Maybe I will give the new version a rent, but I think I will keep the "old" version.

Just as a note to FOX (Peter can you hear me?), if they were to give, say, $5 off this release for owning the old release... I MIGHT pick it up Posted Image

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Posted October 16 2002 - 03:18 AM

I was hoping to be able to resist this one. The movie's good, but not great, and I've already got the 1 disc. But with both "Picard" and "James Whale/Richard III" on the commentary, I cannot resist.
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Posted October 16 2002 - 03:47 AM

My original R1 copy has been gone for a year now in anticipation of this release. I, for one, can't wait for the deleted scenes (hopefully anamorphic this time) and the dts track.

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Posted October 16 2002 - 04:00 AM

I can't get rid of my older version. I've got Stan Lee and Bryan Singer's scribbles on my case.Posted Image

#16 of 66 OFFLINE   Lou Sytsma

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Posted October 16 2002 - 04:26 AM

Yep - I'll keep my copy too. The extras on the new one are nice but not enough to entice.

A new cut of the movie would.
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#17 of 66 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted October 16 2002 - 04:28 AM

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#18 of 66 OFFLINE   Adam_WM

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Posted October 16 2002 - 09:11 AM

Count me in for the new disc. I only got the original for $9, so I'm not heartbroken.
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#19 of 66 OFFLINE   Bruce Hedtke

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Posted October 16 2002 - 09:38 AM

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Gosh, how can you pass up a commentary, ****24**** deleted scenes, multiple featurettes, etc?????


I guess I'll just have to get by with the current editions amazing video/audio presentation.

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#20 of 66 OFFLINE   Ray H

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Posted October 16 2002 - 09:56 AM

I passed on the original, so I'll be getting the SE, and by the way, 24 deleted scenes?!
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