"Aladdin"--2 disc set or box set?

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  1. Scott David

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    I'm still trying to make up my mind about which version of "Aladdin" to buy this week. With all the sales, I can get the 2-disc set at a number of b&m's for around $15 and change. However, the box set also interests me, but only for the enclosed book. If anyone has the box set, is the set worth the extra $20 or so just for the book? Or can I learn just as much about the making of the film via the DVD's extras?
     
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    Did you try the Aladdin thread?
     
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    I see nothing truly compelling for me in the gift set -- I went with the standrad release, not the gift set. I'm against gift sets in principle unless they offer true, tangible a/v bonus content I can't get anywhere else. Statues? Lithographs? CD soundtracks? No thanks. A bonus disc with extra interviews or truly special content you can't see or hear anyplace else? Now you're talking.

    The Aladdin gift set is a pass for me. I also passed on the two previous LOTR gift sets. I am, however, jumping on the ROTK gift set because of the bonus DVD of Howard Shore performing great moments from the score of LOTR live. THAT is added value material.
     
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    I went for the gift set, soley because I got an Abu plushie. [​IMG]

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    totally worth the $40. heh.
     
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    At Best Buy, the $15.99 2-disc version also included the Abu plushie. But back to the original question, I couldn't justify the extra $24.

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  7. Scott David

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    I did; couldn't find any comparisons between the two sets on it.

    I decided on the 2-disc set. From what I have read on the thread, the extras on that will tell explain all there is to know about the making of the movie (even if, for various reasons explained, it's light on Robin Williams' contribution). And...it's a lot cheaper. I can buy the new "Untouchables" disc and "Farenheit 9/11" with the money I saved. [​IMG]
     
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    You can't beat a three-for-one!

    I also went with the 2-disc set. I went through the same quandary with the Shawshank set until I saw the price on that one, too.
     
  9. Al (alweho)

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    I got the Aladdin set knowing the "lithos" and film frame were pretty worthless.

    The book on the other hand is quite nice and would probably retail (if sold separately) for around $15, which is about as much more as it costs to get the box as opposed to just the DVD itself.

    As with the Lion King box, the 160 page hardbound book is about half "making of" and half illustrated storybook. Every glossy page is fully color printed - the stills and artwork used are nicely chosen.

    YMMV of course, but what is good here is that the consumer has a choice. IMHO the book is worthwhile for those that would like to have it.
     
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    Just the 2 disk set here. But I am salivating over the ROTK:EE gift set.

    doc
     

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