Anyone know of a new edition of Bound?

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  1. RodC

    RodC Stunt Coordinator

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    Just picked up the Wachowski's "Bound" for cheap at Best Buy. Now I am realizing it isn't anamorphic (unless someone can tell me otherwise?)which would be my preference. Before I open it, anyone know of an updated version in the works or should I just suck up the $10 investment?

    I imagine that the moment I break the seal, an announcement will be made... [​IMG]

    I hate when this happens.

    Thanks,
    Rod
     
  2. Charlie Essmeier

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    It's a great movie, and a much better film than anything in the "Matrix" series. And now that the Wachowskis are directors of Box Office Blockbusters, I don't see them returning to thoughtful, character-driven films again.

    Open and enjoy. My laserdisc looks fine when scaled to 92" wide; I can't imagine that the DVD looks any worse.

    Charlie
     
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    i've got the current slightly crappy version. it's not horrible, but it's not great, either- it's watchable. I'd say keep the one you've got, 'cause I haven't heard anything anywhere about a new version coming out. If one does come out down the road, you can always sell your current copy.
     
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    Yes, please open it, so we can soon enjoy an anamorphic version of this nice little film [​IMG].

    But seriously, I also haven't heard anything about a new version coming out. However, I believe Region 2 (Europe) has an anamorphic version.

    -Christian
     
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    I haven't heard anything but with Best Buy clearing out on the title for such a low price it sure seems suspicious. I can see new artwork saying something like "From the Creators of the Matrix". It is certainly within the realm of possibility. I absolutely love this movie and wouldn't let that stop you from enjoying it now. Worst case is that you turn around and sell it for $5 and then it's no more expensive than a rental.
     
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    R2-UK is anamorphic and has the same extras.
     
  7. Dan Rudolph

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    Eric, it normally costs $10, so clearing it out for $8 isn't a huge deal.
     
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    Wow! I bought mine about 2 years ago when they were hard to find and paid considerably more than that. I think about $25. Oh well, it's worth it at either price.
     
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    This title is now "Out Of Print" on DVDaficionado. On many past occasions, a movie being listed as "Out Of Print" on that website has been a precursor to the release of a new DVD for the movie. Does anyone think that might be the case here? I wonder if there might be a "tenth anniversary edition" before the end of this year since it is now ten years since the movie's release.
     
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    I thought Paramount -- who apparently took control of the Republic library -- was releasing an SE of this in late summer. Am I just dreaming this?
     
  11. When considering an older DVD as a blind buy for either content or A/V quality, it's best not to overestimate the resale value.

    Unless you sell on Ebay, an older DVD traded in at Coconuts/FYE/Gamestop will typically only yield $1-$2.

    I found this out the hard way with blind buys on new copies of Goin' South and Cloak & Dagger, both were $1 trades.

    Even newer movies rarely exceed $5 in trade (and that's store credit, cash is less).
     
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    I've had this on by "to buy" list for a loooong time, but since I have a widescreen display I don't purchase non-anamorphic DVDs. I was keeping my fingers crossed for a new release through all the Matrix films and DVDs and V for Vendetta, but at this point I think I'm just going to get the R2 version.

    Oh well.
     
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