AvP SE (no flames, please)

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  1. Vader

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    I am one of the few who really enjoyed this film, and have been holding off buying the current version due to rumors of a special edition being prepared by FOX. This seems to have been "confirmed" (a confirmed rumor...?!?) by The Digital Bits in their AvP review:

    And I had heard somewhere that this was being planned for a March-April release. Has anybody heard anything?
     
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    I bought the current dvd blind and I really enjoyed it. If an SE or DC is coming, I'll double-dip.
     
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    It's definitely not coming out in March or April. Fox wouldn't re-release a DVD in only three months. They'd wait at least six months[​IMG]
     
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    I also would double-dip this flick. Just watched the current disc yesterday and me and my 2 boys really enjoyed it for what it was, a popcorn flick.
    Todd
     
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    The region 2 disc is released on 7th March and has the following extras.

    * Disc 1:
    * Audio commentary from director Paul W.S. Anderson with stars Lance Henriksen and Sanaa Lathan
    * Audio commentary from Special Effects Team members Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff and John Bruno
    * 'Inside Look' at the films 'Hide And Seek', 'Elektra' and 'Robots'
    * Disc 2:
    * Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary
    * HBO special programme
    * 'Conception' featurette
    * 'Visual Effects' featurette
    * 'ADI (Special Effects) Workshop' featurette
    * 'Monsters In Miniature' featurette
    * The 'Making Of' Alien vs Predator
    * 'The Biggest Match-Up Of All Time' clips
    * 'Tom The Alien Actor' featurette
    * Facehuggers and Eggs
    * Trouble at the mouth of the tunnel
    * Storyboard gallery
    * Conceptual art gallery
    * Alien vs Predator - The Comic Book
    * Miniature whaling station

    Not sure if they are getting ported over for the region 1 release.
     
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  7. Vader

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    What I had read was that Anderson filmed with an 'R' rating in mind, in keeping with the two parent franchises, and that FOX came in three weeks prior to release demanding a 'PG-13' rating. As a result, the film was hacked to make it more box-office friendly. Among the casualties was the explanation of the accelerated alien life cycle (the captive queen being pumped full of hormones). I am not so much interested in more extras as I am having this excised material (I think about 30 min) added back in. On the other hand, this all may be unsubstanciated rumor (though I think the bit about the hormones came from an interview with Anderson). Or, maybe it is just hopeful thinking..... I may just go out and get the current release, then double-dip if and when a DC shows up.... [​IMG]
     
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    I'll only double-dip for an uncut version.
     
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    Why would anyone flame you, Derek? I mean you like what you like. I really like this film too and would buy a SE when released.

    I didn't care for the film after I saw it in the theater, I expected too much from it. However it's really grown on me on DVD, just as I suspected it would.
     

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