Alex Proyas comments on I, Robot DVD

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  1. PaulP

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    Disappointing. Good movie though.
     
  3. Mark Cappelletty

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    Yeah, this seems to be Fox's strategy as of late (Club Dread, Man on Fire, etc.). And it sucks.

    What's the word on "Day After Tomorrow" (not to hijack the thread). Is this a one-disc set or a two-disc one? I know the R2 is two-disc and full of extras. I have a feeling we're going to be saddled with a bare-bones release followed by an SE later down the road-- down the road far enough to lose my interest and not get this at all.
     
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    Mark, since we all know that there are 2-disc versions coming out in practically every country BUT the U.S., I would bet money that we'll see a 2-disc SE of The Day After Tomorrow a few months after the single-disc streets. Fox's new policy is really disheartening, IMO. They were always one of the front runners of the DVD format, putting out some of the most impressive discs and SEs on the market. But now it looks as if they've fallen into the whole "take 'em for what they've got" facade of other studios and their DVD releases. I for one am not planning on buying any Fox single-disc releases of new films just out of my own suspicions of a better version down the line.
     
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    I, Robot has been announced in 1 and 2 disc versions for R4 and R2 in November, so add this to the pile of Fox double dips down the track in R1.
     
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    No!!! I just bought MoF!! Oh man, I guess my 2 disk special edition will have to be the one disk release plus my Best Buy bonus disk! (Hardly a Special Edition... [​IMG] )

    Mike
     
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    Well, there certainly goes my vote for studio of the year. [​IMG]

    Chris
     
  8. Steve Christou

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    Loved I,Robot, looking forward to the R2 2-disc sp.ed.[​IMG]
     
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    I hate this one disc with little features stuff only to have a 2 disc special edition to come out later. If they want to do this, please put a little more effort into the extras for a one disc release.
     
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    Yes, this "great" news is a double edged sword. It's definitely better than releasing a single disc than announcing a 2-disc set a week later like with Man on Fire.

    Although it does not seem like these single disc releases are any cheaper than what was common pricing when there was only a 2-disc release. It is seems to be a smoke screen for charging you more (on both the single and double disc), just like the ice cream industry quietly changing the size of a half-gallon container to 1.75 qts hoping no one would notice. [​IMG]
     
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    I never saw the movie, but from the looks of the trailers and well it performed at the BO I expected a much better set. I wonder if holiday pressure has prompted Fox to release this single disc version?

    Either way, I would still would have prefered something along the lines of the Master & Commander: CE.
     
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    Doesn't seem like it, since the R2/R3/R4 2-disc releases with all the extras are coming out before the R1 1-disc version.
     
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    it surely makes for a refreshing change for R2. Since the beginning of DVDs we have been getting discs with less extras than the R1, then we became even and now we are "taking over".



    weird. for all those that have no PAL compatible system the R3 (which is also NTSC) will be a two dics version as well (just as it is for shrek2 and Day after tomorrow)



    HTH
     
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    the u.s get all the movies 1st i always hated that

    now we get the better dvd's balance returns to the force [​IMG]
     
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    Mike even that is changing rapidly. the UK sometimes gets DVDs weeks earlier than the R1 (still exceptions though) But R3 seems to improve as well with I robot being released a few weeks earlier.
     
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    The time difference isn't the problem. It's just that it seems R2 is getting much better editions now.
     
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    the time diff was the big problem to me anyway.

    hellboy is out on dvd in jan same with the punisher !



    i have a multi region dvd player so i can at least stay a bit ahead.



    but with the extra res and the extra features im buying more r2 discs of late as my pc can get rid of pal speed up(not that it bothered me in the 1st place)
     
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    I haven't seen the R1 2-disc up for pre-order anywhere. How "official" was that blurb on dvdanswers.com?



    In any case, Fox has lost purchases on I, Robot and The Day After Tomorrow until they release the two disc special editions that other regions are getting.



    Why can't studios make more money by making products more people want to buy instead of intentionaly manipulating the consumer to get the same product over and over again.
     
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    Bleh. Time to cancel my pre-order and wait for the 2-disc edition.

    S'funny, R1 has always been king in terms of timing and features/extras, but this seems to be changing. Troy is actually available on R3 already and has been on the shelves for several weeks, and it looks like a fairly comprehensive release. It remains to be seen if the R1 is identical, or actually has more extras.
     

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