Gladiator BD exchange

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Originally Posted by Ronald Epstein
Todd,

Good to hear.

This is now at the top of my must buy list.

What I plan to do is buy it from the studio
store when I go to Paramount in a few weeks.

I feel that's the only way I can be assured of
getting the newer version. I don't feel safe
purchasing from Amazon.
Ron you won't be disappointed. I couldn't spot any type of filtering or edge enhancement whatsoever. The grain is resolved beautifully. It's a perfect example of how a film should be transferred.
 

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FWIW, I took a chance with Amazon, and received one with the yellow bar code from them today. Picture quality confirmed that it was the corrected release.
 

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My replacement disc arrived today, almost exactly two weeks after I mailed it to Paramount.
 

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Kind of funny. I was at the Paramount studio store
on the lot today hoping to nab a copy of Gladiator on
Blu-ray.

Thought for certain they would have the new pressings.

What they had were an entire row of Gladiator Blu-rays
with white UPC labels on the back.

So, I am going to wait to shop locally to see if I can
nab a copy with the yellow UPC label.
 

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at this point wait til thanksgiving sales, might get a good price. i lucked out last year and paid 10 bucks for it, then got my 10 buck rebate for owning the dvd.

on another note im sending back my disk 1 today, we'll see how long it takes to get a replacement
 

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I received my replacement today. I sent the disc 10/25 USPS first class, and received the replacement via FedEx Ground today, 11/16. That's just over 3 weeks.
 

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Someone gave me GLADIATOR BD as an early
Christmas gift.

It was bought on Amazon.

Wouldn't you know it, there is no yellow UPC sticker.

Is the replacement process still the same?



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Valencia, CA 91380-1464



I take it no need to call the number first?
 

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UPDATE

Called Customer Service at Paramount.

Seems that I have the corrected disc despite
the fact that the packaging does not have the
yellow UPC label.

They had me read off the NA code embedded on
the data side of the disc. It ends in B1R2

Allegedly, this is the corrected disc.

Anyone else can verify?

I take it if this is the incorrect disc I will
immediately notice the inferior transfer quality?
 

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Originally Posted by Ronald Epstein
UPDATE

Called Customer Service at Paramount.

Seems that I have the corrected disc despite
the fact that the packaging does not have the
yellow UPC label.

They had me read off the NA code embedded on
the data side of the disc. It ends in B1R2

Allegedly, this is the corrected disc.

Anyone else can verify?

I take it if this is the incorrect disc I will
immediately notice the inferior transfer quality?
B1R2 is the correct remastered disc. I think most discs in the U.S. are now the correct ones, they sent all the bad discs to Canada, wrapped in new cases with yellow stickers. That's what we get for stealing alot of movie production from Hollywood!
 

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Okay, so I don't have to worry about the fact that
the disc arrived without a yellow UPC.

I guess they just aren't putting them on the replaced
copies anymore.
 

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Originally Posted by Ronald Epstein
Okay, so I don't have to worry about the fact that
the disc arrived without a yellow UPC.

I guess they just aren't putting them on the replaced
copies anymore.
Mine arrived with the yellow upc and had the wrong disc inside. Thankfully, I sent it back to Paramount and a new B1R2 replacement arrived two weeks later. That's about the only thing in this whole mess that worked out right the first time.
 

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I'm trying to find the post that shows the mistake or the bug of this Blu-Ray release, can you post the link?

I'm curious to see/know/understand the problem with this disc. To date, I never found the new release with a yellow UPC in store.

Thank you,
 

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The arrows in the opening sequence were apparently scrubbed from the picture.
 

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Got the movie for Christmas and finally got around to watching it this afternoon. Was very disappointed in the video. Parts looked okay, but it was nothing near the presentation of Braveheart. Called the number and was quickly asked to look for a yellow UPC. (Mine's white) Then was asked for a number that was on the data side of disc 1. The number started with NA and I was unable to locate it but read off a BVDL number that was used to verify I did not have an updated version. I will be shipping it out today or tomorrow. God speed, Gladiator.
 

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Hi Matt,

Well, at least some good news out of this.

You saw what you felt was a disappointing transfer.

Had it been the correct version I would have been
disappointed to hear it. Thankfully, it was the wrong
version.

I can tell you that the corrected version is a real
treat to watch. They did a superb job on the remaster.
 

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I'm glad I watched it before returning it. I really am looking forward to seeing how much improved it is.

I got it in the mail today. (03/14/11) The clock is ticking. :)
 

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Originally Posted by MattBradley
I'm glad I watched it before returning it. I really am looking forward to seeing how much improved it is.

I got it in the mail today. (03/14/11) The clock is ticking. :)
Received my replacement yesterday (03/29/11), just 16 days of wait time. It was shipped back to me by FedEx.

I'm much happier with this presentation.
 

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Originally Posted by MattBradley
Received my replacement yesterday (03/29/11), just 16 days of wait time. It was shipped back to me by FedEx.

I'm much happier with this presentation.
I finally got around to sending my original disc in and they received it on 03-21-11 and I got the replacement disc today 03-30-11 by FedEx.
 

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I finally bought "Gladiator" on Blu today, remembered the hoopla surrounding the quality issue and thought I'd have a look through various threads and I keep finding confusing points. One person says that as long as "2 disc set" is NOT on the packaging, you have the remastered version. Another says that if the UPC code is yellow and not white, it is the remastered version. OK great, my copy has a yellow UPC code but it also says "2 disc set" so WTF? I did notice that it has the "distributed by Warner Home Video" on it now since they took over Paramount's distribution recently so I don't know which copy I have to be frank. Can anyone clarify?
 

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