Fox special editions end of september incl Chariots of Fire & Titanic

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  1. oscar_merkx

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    I wonder if the film being referred to here is Titanic! starring Barbara Stanwyck? There is no way a SE of the Cameron film would be released with this little fanfar and at that price point, unless it is merely an anamorphic re-issue.
     
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    I am dubious about these being SEs probably just reissues of the existing versions, possibly at a lower price point.
    Also mentioned was Braveheart which is already a 2 disk (although only a making of is on the 2nd disk).

    In the UK Fox have just re-released ID4, Abyss (both 2 disk SE) and an number of their scifi titles (including X Men) at a lower price of around £13 (previously £20 to £25). Not sure if this is permanent or a limited period only.


    X Men is already better in UK R2 as includes a making of doc in addition to the spoof doc on R1 & R2. This is slated as a 2 disk SE coming in summer 2003 to tie in with X Men 2's theatrical release, also may be a longer version.

    Titanic has long been rumoured as a SE extra footage has supposedly been filmed for a Cameron super edition but this was I thought 2003 at the earliest. I do not believe an anamorphic master currently exists.
    However they took take the existing non-anamorphic disk and add a second of the EPK and making of docs etc which already exist. When I bought the VHS they gave a bonus VHS of around an hour's making of stuff.
     
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    It's listed in AMAZON.UK, Titanic CE coming Sept... No details though, but it DOES say "Collector's Edition"... Interesting, since the original DVD is STILL for sale as well...

    Any info...? D
     
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    I don't know why you guys are so down of Fox and the Titanic collectors edition release.
    Remember Fox owned the worldwide rights to this movie and Paramount owns the US rights. It is not as unfeasible as you state that R2 may get a new release with extra features. After all, there is no need to publicize this release in America - and if Paramount has plans for their own special edition in the next couple of years, why should they?
    The real question in my mind is not will the new release feature anything new (I'm convinced it will) but will the extras be worth while. There are, after all any number of 'making ofs', promotional footage and even real life Titanic documentaries which could be included on the disc. Most of which wouldn't be worth the plastic they were pressed on.
    Fox have already released an overpriced collectors edition VHS during the films initial launch on home video (
    See here on Amazon.co.uk ) which apart from the usual gimmicks (film cells, script book etc), also includes a separate Making Of tape. If the new Collector Edition DVD is to include this making of, it would explain why no new extras have been certified by the BBFC (it's already been passed).
     
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    My sources tell me no Titanic SE has been put into production yet. If this is an SE release, it's using old material
     
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    Well according to play.com, it is a DVD plus a CD.
    See here
    So I would expect it to be the same (non-anamorphic transfer) disc plus a CD.
    How disappointing. Like I said before, there are lost simply 'Movie Making Of' and 'Real-Life' Titanic documentaries available so that fox could release a value added disc - and still leave themselves in a position to release the 'ultimate' DVD of this movie when it finally is ready.
     
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    Titanic was actually listed as a special edition by a magazine in the uk. Very deceiving! I think the real special edition will come in time for xmas 2003.
    Also what about a shawshank redemption special edition. This is a movie that just does not get the treatment it deserves.
     
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    Well, I've just been told my somebody who has the Titanic Collector's Edition on order at Blackstar that an email has been sent saying that the releases have been delayed so that additional content can be included on the disc.

    Make of that what you will. Play incidentally are still showing the September 30th release date on their site.
     
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    I've spoken to Fox last week about a possible Titanic SE and all they said that it is coming in 2003 and nothing more.

    I think we will have to wait a bit longer to get the new Titanic Collector's Edition.

    Greetz,
     
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    http://www.r2-dvd.org/article.jsp?se...articleId=4704
    Remember the Ho-Ha we had a few weeks ago about a new edition of "Titanic" showing up on Play as a 2 disk set ? We guessed it was part of Fox's new "Movies and Music" range, looks like we where right! Fox's PR has sent over these pack shots for the films in the range. You get the film on DVD and the CD of the soundtrack for £19.99. Should make nice Christmas gifts for those new to the format. More details later, they have the covers as well
     
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    I love the covers for The Commitments, Chariots of Fire
    and Dances with Wolves.
    I hope a scan of the covers pops up at DVDcoverart
    when the sets come out.
     

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