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Time to buy X-MEN 1.5 (box and pubs)


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#41 of 79 Jeff Rogers

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Posted November 16 2002 - 12:23 PM

Still holding out for X-men XP home edition.. Posted Image
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#42 of 79 Dennis

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Posted November 16 2002 - 02:06 PM

The cover looks like a bootleg. I know Wolverine isn't supposed to be clean shaven with a nice 'do but Hugh Jackman looks like they rustled him out of bed one morning and threw the uniform on him and took the picture.

If this was supposed to drum up some anticipation for the sequel, why do it so early? Why not wait till closer to the release date? Or is there something else prepared?

#43 of 79 Ryan_TD

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Posted November 16 2002 - 04:32 PM

well screw you all, here's to hoping that there's an x-men 2.5 on the way as well!!Posted Image


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#44 of 79 Aaryn Chan

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Posted November 16 2002 - 06:57 PM

Amazon stil list it as X-MEN 1.5.

The Continuum has received a first look at the DVD packaging for X-Men 1.5, which will be released on Feb. 11.

The image comes from a promotional flyer provided to retailers by Fox.

According to the flyer, the two-disc set will include more than four hours of never-before-seen material, featuring:

* 15 minutes through additional enhanced viewing mode.

* All-new commentary from director Bryan Singer and actors Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.

* A sneak peek at the X-Men sequel with "sizzle reel."

Tuesday Nov 11, 2002.

The specs seems old. I don't know what to make of this. Btw, it has a 12$ ticket for X2.

EDIT: Click right here:
http://www.vstore.co....8&catID=160463

and see for yourself.

#45 of 79 Dave F

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Posted November 17 2002 - 02:11 PM

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#46 of 79 Dave Gilbert

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Posted November 17 2002 - 03:36 PM

I'm guessing that the "15 minutes through additional enhanced viewing mode" is why they're billing it as X-Men 1.5

I think the "1.5" moniker is corny as hell, but an SE by any other name...

#47 of 79 Thomas H G

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Posted November 17 2002 - 04:23 PM

The cover is still ugly.
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#48 of 79 Seth Paxton

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Posted November 17 2002 - 09:05 PM

Well, again, the report CLEARLY stated that the change came after the specs were released.

Is everyone's memory so short that the ET release fiasco is already forgotten? Which online vendor correctly listed the ET release specs? Uh, none.

I don't expect Amazon or any other retailer to change any info now. Most of them keep up whatever crap they intially had till the freaking thing shows up and bites them in the ass.


Again, everyone mad about the 1.5 thing, could I please hear your opinion of the 1.5 title as it pertains to the NEW CUT of the film. Do you think that SPECIFIC idea is wrong or misleading (to name the DVD 1.5 because it has a new version of the film on it)?

If not, then you don't have a problem with this release after all. Fox WAS going to have a new version of the film, thus the 1.5 title. Now they ARE NOT going to, thus no 1.5 title. BUT all the vendors already had it listed with the original spec and won't be changing it anytime soon (they NEVER do because most of the time they are totally clueless).

I will go against FOX if when the release shows up I see 1.5 adverts and 1.5 on the DVD cover. But otherwise I see this as FOX having to cut an idea for something they wanted to do but couldn't and the long advance info at online sites not being updated.

#49 of 79 Mark Walker

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Posted November 18 2002 - 08:10 PM

Well, I am going to be buying this title, and if what
Seth says is true, then one can only assume the artwork
that is currently posted with the "1.5" on it will be
gone.

Singer is a great commentator, and I look forward
listening to him discuss this film.

Then again, I don't buy DVDs because of their good
or bad cover art; I buy them because I like the film.

If this DVD contains all of the features of the first
release, plus DTS and an audio commentary, then it is
on my "must buy" list.

While it is flogging a dead horse, 1.5 implies version
to anyone who owns a computer. So, if there was going
to be an extended version, then the 1.5 made sense, if
it was, as always, a horrid idea for a title on a DVD.

Can one imagine "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship
of the Ring
Version 1.78
?"

Tacky....real tacky.

But then this falls into the catagory of crying
over milk that was never spilled.

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#50 of 79 Jeremy Conrad

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Posted December 09 2002 - 10:06 AM

Revised Cover:
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#51 of 79 Thomas H G

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Posted December 09 2002 - 10:33 AM

Lots better. The 1.5 is dropped isn't it?
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#52 of 79 Rob T

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Posted December 09 2002 - 10:35 AM

Well... at least it's not red. Posted Image

#53 of 79 NickFoley

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Posted December 09 2002 - 02:48 PM

Thats a better cover but they should have taken the 1.5 off since there wont be a new friggin cut.

#54 of 79 Paul-Gunther

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Posted December 09 2002 - 06:03 PM

So much for dropping the 1.5 thing...

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I really don't think the "1.5" is any more misleading than a "special edition" banner. Movies such as the original "Star Wars" trilogy and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" were re-released theatrically as newly cut "Special Editions" and that doesn't necessarily mean that people are expecting a new cut of every movie that carries the "Special Edition" banner.

When they do it theatrically I think they do. Admit it. If Paramount released a video called The Godfather Part 3 1/2, you'd think it was at the very least a new version of Godfather Part 3, wouldn't you?

As an experiment, I showed the cover to some people here at work and asked them what they would think the product was if they saw it in the store. Every single one of them said that they thought it would be a new version of the original movie.

#55 of 79 Brian Kidd

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Posted December 10 2002 - 02:22 AM

I get the distinct impression that this release isn't worth the extra money. Yeah, you get a commentary, but the other additions don't seem all that spectacular. Maybe I've been spoiled by FOTR. I'm keeping my original copy. It looks and sounds great.
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#56 of 79 Bruce_S

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Posted December 10 2002 - 09:21 AM

Next up... Star Wars 2.25, T2.5, Matrix 1.5, Spidey 1.5 etc.... Oh why!!

#57 of 79 Bruce_S

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Posted December 10 2002 - 09:21 AM

Next up... Star Wars 2.25, T2.5, Matrix 1.5, Spidey 1.5 etc.... Oh why!!

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Posted December 10 2002 - 09:21 AM

Next up... Star Wars 2.25, T2.5, Matrix 1.5, Spidey 1.5 etc.... Oh why!! Posted Image

#59 of 79 Bruce_S

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Posted December 10 2002 - 09:23 AM

Sorry to the multiple replies. It was stuck!

My bad...

#60 of 79 Dave H

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Posted December 10 2002 - 04:37 PM

Yeah, that "1.5" sounds stupid. They would have been better off calling it the Ultimate Edition or something instad of giving it a number. The original cover art looks MUCH better, as well.