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Discussion in 'DVD' started by PaulP, Jul 11, 2003.
http://www.animatedbliss.com/news.asp?TID=649 Read it and weep! Oh and start saving.
From reading that, its nice to see that their giving us different options on what kind we want best of, or big box! Originally i thought they would only choose 1 of the 2 or whatever .
Heh. I just dropped by to report on this. Well, I've been beat. Ah well. :wink: Well, I see he left off the info about the extras, the sound and subtitles, the video formats...and completely missed Space Jam: 2-Disc Special Edition. In widescreen. That's des-picable!
I'm assuming that each set is going to contain different cartoons so as to make you want to buy all four sets. 10/28/2003 just became my most anticipated date of the year.
That's odd. Back a few months ago, either DVDFile or The Digital Bits (perhaps both) linked to a survey WB was reportedly conducting to determine which of these release options fans wanted to see. Now it seems we're getting all of the above. Hmmm. Oh well. The Golden Collection is, of course, the premiere ticket (residents of Aberdeen may see some tongue in cheek humor there ), but I trust these 56 will be followed by subsequent boxed sets (they didn't number the first Looney Tunes set on laserdisc, either, so that isn't necessarily a worry). How many will they need for the entire gang, at the rate of 50-60 per set? I seem to recall reading this someplace (probably DVDFile or TDB), but I've forgotten ... around ten sets, isn't it? Something like that. Stagger 'em a few months apart, and I'm there for each, assuming all widescreen material is anamorphically enhanced. Once these are out, my laserdiscs will make fine hubcaps (I don't imagine I'll be able to sell those pricey suckers for much ... such is the bitter in sweet progress -- no complaints here!). Well done, WB. With the Warner Legends set the month before, and rumored Lon Chaney releases also in late October, this is quickly becoming their year. Exciting days ahead ....
cartoonresearch.com has more info! PAT
I'll also repeat a question.... Does the 4-disc boxed set contain totally different material than the 2-disc set? -or- Is the 2-disc set a streamlined version of the 4-disc set? I would guess that we will be buying both sets.
Ron, this is just my opinion, but after following the link, it sounds like the 2 discer will have different ones than the 4 discer, i could be wrong though.
It is my understanding that the cartoons on the 2 disc set are among the larger quantity found on the 4 disc set. The 2 disc is aimed at "Family" audiences whereas the 4 disc is aimed at the adult/collector's market, and accordingly has all the killer added-value stuff.
If its the way you say Roger, then itll be 2 discer for me,running out of room !
I just read the specs for the golden collection and this baby is packed! I'm definetly going for the 4 discer. Though is worries me that they're reporting these to be 4:3 transfers here. I'm guessing they're just speculating. Hopefully these will be uncensored.
this is great. First Disney cartoons now Bugs Bunny. ALL MINE!
Okay, so, thus far, I am guessing that if you buy the 4-disc set, you don't need the 2-disc set as the content is shared.
Someone expressed concern over the aspect ratio of the transfers. All Warner cartoons were shot flat* though starting in 1953 their title and credit cards, at least, were formatted to accomodate expected theatrical projection matting. None were made in Cinemascope. *"Lumber Jack Rabbit" was made in 3-D, but that's a different story.
Paul is 100% correct. The only WB cartoons photographed specifically for "widescreen projection" were the recent shorts done in the late '80s and forward.
Full list of extras for the 4-disc set posted here. The 2 discs in the Premiere Collection are identical to discs 3 and 4 of the Golden Collection.
Man that is some SERIOUS extras. I wonder how often these waves will come? But this is awesome, and far beyond my wildest expectations (isolated music tracks? commentaries?)! Super well done, Warner!!!
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