Is THX making the Ultimate Demo DVD more available?

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  1. Aaron Garman

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    Hello all. Went to the THX homepage tonight for fun and found a link for the illusive Ultimate Demo DVD.
     
  2. Ned

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    Of course not. They will however allow just enough copies to leak out through various sources to allow Ebay sellers to gouge us for a copy. Yay for THX!
     
  3. Troy LaMont

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    Funny you mentioned Ebay, there's three of the THX discs being sold now for $200 or more! ! [​IMG]
    Never in a trillion centuries would I pay that much for a demo disc, not even THX.
    Troy
     
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    I heard they pulled them due to too much excessive EE.
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    They went for over $800.00 when they first came out....

    Im in when it is under $100.
     
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    If they get down to around $100 I'll be picking one up as well. I want this disc but I can't bring myself to spend $200+ for it.
     
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    I wonder if the ones without a jewel cases might have been stolen from a local dealer? Or maybe the replicator?

    I can't imagine how someone would come across two copies of this disc, both without jewel cases...
     
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    Update:

    These DVDs are all over ebay now.

    I am thinking about buying one. Is the entire DVD anamorphic or just parts?

    Thank you.
     
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    THX apparently just got new stock in and are sending them out to companies now.
    I guess that's why they're all over E-Bay and the prices are dropping.
    The disc doesn't appear to be anamorphic, except for the pod race scene. But I'll have to check again.
    Many other parts are taken from previous LD versions and are not.
     
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    Did it occur to anyone that some of these are probably copies? I mean, if you had your hands on a rare dvd like this and could flip it on eBay for several hundred dollars, I would think the temptation to rip copies would be pretty strong. I mean, the other day there were 5 separate auctions by the same seller. Did this guy just knock over a THX delivery truck, or what? It's really fishy - especially since these discs aren't supposed to be sold to the general public, and a reputable legal owner of one (a licensed THX retailer) would NOT sell it...
     
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    The pod race and WOW are the only parts anamorphic...correct?
     
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    I have a buddy who burned me a copy for FREE! He paid a couple hundred dollars for it and his is an original. This thing ROCKS, but it isn't worth $100 IMO...
     
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    Make sure you read the sellers feedback-

    THere are a couple that are selling THX-DVD-r copies that look pretty good.
    I would guess that only 10% realize that they have been ripped off.
     
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    I have this disk brand new, original, in it's case and ......... trust me, you aren't missing much - except for one small thing:
    If my memory serves me right, this demo disk contains shorts from the original SW trilogy ON DVD!!! Crystal clear and good PQ too! So Lucas "could" release them on DVD without a lot of additional prep work and delight us all - if he wanted to. [​IMG]
     
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    Good luck im a dealer and I can't get one.
     
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    Yeah, apparently my dealer had a really good relationship with Lucasfilm. But THX has split off as a separate thing now and these things are harder for him to get. I still have faith, though.
     
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    I don't understand how this disc could be considered the "ultimate Demo DVD" if the majority of the video isn't even anamorphic!?
     

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