that would e good if more then a rumor, that website looks sketchy to me.
" Warner is preparing a new edition DVD Beetlejuice (or as he called on Spain: "Bitelchus") called "deluxe edition", imagine that the restored edition that exists right now is not very good and interesting extras (that old is peeled). Pero la buena noticia es ¡que también saldrá en Blu-ray ! But the good news is also running on the Blu-ray!"
How can this be a "deluxe" anniversary edition if it only includes three episodes of the animated TV series? Where are the deleted scenes, documentaries, commentaries, trailers, etc.? Very disappointed.
Is that all? Some cartoons? This must be an incomplete list, because how does three cartoons entail a "special edition"? Burton's done commentries and the like before with Warner in their excellent Batman SE's, I was assuming this would be a similar package.
Too bad Warner didn't put more effort in this. Well, at least in the bonus materials (I don't know what the video will look like). Actually, the old video transfer isn't that bad. The special effects sequences suffer from excessive grain (which is to be expected), but to my eyes (and I haven't watched this movie in a long, long time) that was the only problem. I don't think Warner will go all out with the transfer. It doesn't make sense that they would be willing to do a new high-definition tranfser, and then put some meager bonus material on it. If the Mars Attacks! SE comes out (and that's a big 'if') I hope they will do better than this one.
Well I'd hardly call this a "deluxe" edition if the only extras are 3 episodes from the cartoon series. Geez, not even a theatrical trailer from the sounds of it. Regardless, I've never owned the previous release so this is an obvious purchase for me. Add the fact that I loved the cartoon as a kid and would like to see it again. It's just a shame that this is the best we're gonna get for this movie. A real shame.
Don't know if I believe the episodes will be the ONLY special features. Would think that they'd at least get a Burton commentary on there. Though if even that's all there's gonna be can't say that I'm too excited enough to actually get it, Burton doesn't do that great of commentaries from the one's I've listened to. Though I'll wait for something more official before crying bloody murder.
I used to love the cartoon and remember the title of the episode 'Skeletons In The Closet' but am dubious as to how it would stand up today. To my younger self it seemed like a trip, but again time does wonders to one's perception of things.
First The Road Warrior, then Poltergeist and now Beetlejuice is getting a lackluster treatment in terms of extras. I really hope more extras are announced. If not I'll still upgrade to the blu-ray version, but I won't rush out and buy it on release. I'll wait for a price drop.
Yikes...the old version has the trailer and an isolated score track. I think that puts it about even with this one for extra material! I really hope there's more to this. The skimpy 'Poltergeist' reissue I could sort of rationalize, but c'mon!