Basic Instinct - Ultimate Edition?

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  1. Haden

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    Amazon has a new "ultimate edition" of Basic Instinct listed for a March 14 release:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...v=glance&n=130

    They even have cover art for it, but no specs listed. Anybody got details on this yet? What's different about it compared to the previous special edition? I bet the only new extras are promotional stuff for the pointless sequel coming out at the end of March.
     
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  3. Haden

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    Okay, so the new version appears to have these new extras:
    - A Conversation with Sharon Stone
    - A DVD Introduction by Sharon Stone
    - Screen Tests

    And it might be missing these extras from the original SE:
    - Commentary With Feminist Critic Camille Paglia
    - Photo Gallery

    Not really worth a double dip to me.
     
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    The screen tests are on the original DVD as easter eggs.

    Cheers
    Maggi
     
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    This release is not Ultimate, since it doesn't include both cuts of the film.
     
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    The next time I re-buy Basic Insinct with be on HD.
     
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    wasn't the 2001/2002 DVD edition of the movie that you can get at Wal-Mart for $5.50 with no problem as ultimate as it comes for Basic Instinct?
     
  8. Todd Stout

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    I may be mistaken but I think that Wal Mart carries the version that is rated R and not the unrated cut. I picked up the unrated version awhile back for $5.99 Circuit City I believe.
     
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    I'm more that happy with my extras stuffed R2 edition of the unrated "Basic Instinct" I would not repurchase this film unless it was HD &/or sporting a lot of new worthwhile extras in addition to the older ones & not IN PLACE OF the older extras!
     
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    The transfer on the existing DVDs is sub-par, and
    while I am not EAGER to buy again, if there is a notable upgrade in picture quality, I will double-dip.

    Personally, I found the Paglia commentary sadly lacking in anything of interest. As much as I enjoy her column and theories on Hitchcock, her commentary for BI was banal.
     

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