Bowling for Columbine - 2 disc set!?!?

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  1. Scott_J

    Scott_J Cinematographer

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    I bought it on my lunch break earlier this afternoon at BB. When I opened it just now, I was surprised to see the disc say "Disc 2 Special Features." Then I flipped over the flippy thing to reveal "Disc 1 Feature Film." Did anyone know this was going to be a 2-disc set? I had heard nothing about it being 2 discs. Even the packaging says nothing about it, and it's in a regular 1-disc Amaray case, with the aforementioned "flippy thing."

    Nice surprise when I saw it. With a 5-DVD changer, I always prefer a 2-disc set to a 2-sided disc (which reviews of this indicated it was - maybe they made some DVD-14s and some 2-disc sets, similar to Artisan's T2:UE which had some DVD-18s and some 2-disc sets?). Anyone get this today as a DVD-14 (dual-sided disc)?
     
  2. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Mine is 2-discs, too!
     
  3. Karl F

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    The two I got for my store are both one disc, double sided. Hmm.

    --K
     
  4. Andrew Bunk

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    2 separate discs here...
     
  5. Richard Kim

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    I got a 2 disc set as well. [​IMG]
     
  6. Martin_T

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    I picked up 2 copies at Best Buy this morning. One for me, and one for a friend. Both of them are double disc editions.
     
  7. Lee-M

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    I stayed up an hour later than usual, to view a big chunk of the second disk.

    I missed the feature in the theater, and have been waiting for it even more anxiously than I have for LOTR:TTT. I was not disappointed.

    I thought it was better that "Roger and Me"... more poignant and thought-provoking. ...And I cheered when "Take Skinheads Bowling" opened the film


    A must-buy; especially if you're a pin-headed "when you take it from my cold, dead hands" type... you really should take a look.
     
  8. CraigF

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    My package (in Canada) says 2 disc edition on the front. I had no idea either, expected just 1 disc.
     
  9. WillG

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    Maybe they made a 1 disc version for the rental market as Blockbuster has stated they prefer one disc. Then a 2-Disc version as most people here seem to prefer, but some 1 disc versions got thrown into the retail mix
     
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    Wow, that's pretty bizarre. I just finished watching my rented copy from BlockBuster (which was a single DVD-14 flipper) a few minutes ago. Great flick.

    I hope there's a difference between the two different versions to differentiate between them. Maybe this'll be the next DVD trend, having to weigh cases at Best Buy to figure out if they have one or two discs. [​IMG]

    Lowell
     
  11. Derek U

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    The copy I rented from Blockbuster was one disc. The copy I bought at Best Buy was two discs. Go figure!

    Derek
     
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    I got the flipper online - SUCKS!
     
  13. Jack Briggs

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    I received a two-disc set. Just a day later I read with interest DVD reviewer Susan King's comments about the Bolwing release in her Los Angeles Times column where she mentioned receiving a single two-sided disc. I just chalked it up to her having received a screener copy.
     
  14. Andy_G

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    Two disc set here.
     
  15. Stephen_J_H

    Stephen_J_H All Things Film Junkie

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    Interesting. The Canadian version (from Alliance Atlantis) is advertised as a 2-disc, so no problem there, but I find it fascinating that people who buy from one retailer (Best Buy) get the 2-disc, while those who buy online or rent from SchlockBuster get the DVD-14. Maybe the reason the online one is a DVD-14 is to reduce shipping costs. Who knows?
     
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    I think only one person in the thread stated they had received the 1-disc from an online vendor. Have you heard anything else about online vendors?

    I bought from amazon.ca and received the 2-disc set.
     
  17. Nate Anderson

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    The real question is are there any differences in features?
     
  18. Jack Briggs

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    Don't think so. My two-disc copy was from an online vendor. No correlation there.
     
  19. AllanN

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    My Netflix copy was a single 2 sided disk.

    Signed;
    pin-head
     
  20. Stephen_J_H

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