Its' official! SPIDERMAN SUPERBIT DVD

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  1. ty_diaz

    ty_diaz Agent

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    Sorry if this has been posted before:

    DVD Debate has a tidbit claiming that "Columbia Tristar have stated that they will be releasing two new editions of Sam Raimi's excellent superhero movie Spider-Man, as well a releasing the superb new animated series that is currently being shown on TV. May 24th will see the release of a mysterious 'Spider-Man' DE 3-Disc collection and a 'Spider-Man' Superbit edition; where-as April 5th will be the date of release of the very popular animated series in a 2-disc set (hopefully with the same DTS audio and anamorphic transfer of the excellent region 1 package."
     
  2. Eric F

    Eric F Screenwriter

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    I don't understand much of your post.

    Which animated series do you mean? The MTV animated series was released last month. Are you talking about the 90's series from Fox which has been released in bits and pieces?

    Which animated series was released in DTS and widescreen enhanced?
     
  3. ty_diaz

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    There's the 67's animated series that are being released in a box set, perhaps that's the one.
     
  4. ty_diaz

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  5. Eric F

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    Yes, I see you posted it verbatim. The 1960's series won't fit on 2 DVDs, and it certainly won't be widescreen.

    The Superbit edition is interesting- I wonder if it will be the same as the R4 version.
     
  6. CraigL

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    FYI..this is for Region 2...not 1. But one can assume the same for here.

    And R2/3 have had the Superbit for quite some time now.
     
  7. greg_t

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    Spiderman on superbit would be awesome.
    Perhaps some hope for more superbit releases later in the year (?)
     
  9. Matt Czyz

    Matt Czyz Supporting Actor

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    Wasn't the R3 Spider-Man Superbit a letdown, picture-wise? I'd have to do some internet searching, but I recall reading that there was minimal PQ enhancement, and it just ended up enhancing the already existant EE. Hopefully the inevitable R1 Superbit won't be a direct port (which I'm sure it will be) if this was true.

    EDIT:
    Found this at totaldvd.net:

    "So it is really a bit of a mixed bag from Columbia, the source material is clean and without any damage, but the picture fails to add any real improvement over the already available release and still contains many of the problems associated with the earlier DVD versions. There is a slight improvement with detail and sharpness, but certainly nothing to get excited about."

    more at http://www.totaldvd.net/cgi-bin/dvdr...reviewid=10031
     
  10. Darren Haycock

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    Ugh, unless any of these are new cuts I'm gonna pass. There are plenty of releases out there that have Dolby Digital, DTS, Commentaries, and excellent picture quality. Three different versions of Spider-Man on DVD??Columbia Tristar can go jump in a lake...
     
  11. Ron Reda

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    I'm a sucker for a DTS track...I'll be picking it up.
     
  12. Dave H

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    This is not official until it's announced for Region 1.

    I'm sure it will be, but just making a point. There has been no press release.
     
  13. Kenny Goldin

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    I have never seen Spider Man. (YIKES!) and have kept holding off for a Superbit edition. Hopefully it comes out before the release of the sequal.
     
  14. ChrisYK

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    I had harsher words in mind, but I'll go with that.
    I wish studios would be more consistent in how they let the public know what is being released (like the fine job New Line did with the LOTR DVDs).
     
  15. Chris Farmer

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    Or even C/TS with their release schedule of Black Hawk Down and Panic Room. They said from the beginning that the initial release would be followed by an SE later. Of course, from a business standpoint it's better to get people to double dip, but it's still infuriating. Even worse with Spider-man because I felt (and I don't think I'm the only one) that C/TS intentionally futzed the video quality on the initial release to justify a Superbit later.
     
  16. Darren Haycock

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    I did too, but I decided to be civil... [​IMG]
     
  17. Dan Rudolph

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    This sounds interesting. Anything known about it besides it being three discs?
     
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    SPider-man is one of the few movies where its just fine as is.. no need for extra footage. I heard there was not much cut from the film.
    I am also curious about the 3 disc deluxe edition. I wonder if it will have the toby maguire commentary that was on the dvd-rom site back in 2002.

    JACOB
     
  19. Shane Martin

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    Improved A/v = a sale for me. I trust Kris Deerings word on this.
     
  20. Tony-B

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    Oh great. Now I'll have to upgrade. [​IMG]
     

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