Man Who Fell to Earth single disc?

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  1. Dan Rudolph

    Dan Rudolph Producer

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    I ordered The Man Who Fell to Earth from FYE and when it arrived, the cover art didn't match the familiar version. It's David Bowie's face in a triangle (point down), with a landscape in a circle. I apologize that I don't have a picture. UPC is 1313124789.

    I looked at the packaging and found it was an Anchor Bay 2003 release, so I figured the packaging must have been changed at the last minute, or their are a couple covers. When I opened it, I found only one disc and a single-page insert.

    Anchor Bay's website makes no mention of any version other than the familiar one, nor can I find listed in DVD Profiler or at any other e-tailers. FYE doesn't even have it listed, exactly. They just have it with two different prices, but both with the familiar cover. Anyone know anything about this?
     
  2. Colin Jacobson

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    I just got the two-DVD version, and the cover of the disc package matches the one you mention. However, it comes in a slipcase that shows a half-face shot of Bowie on its cover (NOT the profile image that's also the cover of Low): Amazon's picture

    My version definitely has two discs, and it comes with a little booklet too. I have no idea what happened with your version, but it's definitely not the only one on the market - this wasn't a cover/packaging change...
     
  3. Jeff Ulmer

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    The new version is a double disc set with the cover Colin linked to.

    The previous version came in a keepcase and was a single disc, with a burgundy "widescreen" banner at the top, and a blurry Bowie face in a light tunnel, with "Fox Lorber" also on the cover. This is the old, nonanamorphic transfer.

    There is no single disc edition of the new transfer that I know of, however what you have is an Anchor Bay UPC which isn't the same as the dual disc version. I don't know what to tell you.
     
  4. Eric F

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    I saw the two version on FYE too, and ordered the two-disc version. I've seen the single disc Anchor Bay listed somewhere else, I just don't remember where.

    Don't worry, you're not missing much- the extras are sort of sparse. If I had to order again I would go for the single disc version to save a few $.
     
  5. soop.spoon

    soop.spoon Supporting Actor

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    Dan... is it in a keepcase?
     
  6. Dan Rudolph

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    Yes, it's a keepcase. I know it's the new version as it says "copyright 2003 Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc" and has a DTS 6.1 audio track.
     
  7. Jenna

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    Just picked up the new 2-disc version @ BB this week for $17.99. The DVD Mgr discounted it for me as it was released last week on sale for $19.99 (regular price is $22.99)-- and they told me that they had 2 copies on hand and would hold one for me. Problem is that the staff NEVER opened the box in the back, so it's been sitting on a back shelf for over a week. (I'd checked three times last week and each time was told they were "looking everywhere for it".)

    This DVD is scarce around town for now...sometimes it takes BB a few weeks to stock their shelves with new releases of "older films". Have found no mention of a 1-disc version here.

    The UPC on mine is: 13131-14779
     
  8. soop.spoon

    soop.spoon Supporting Actor

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    So we now have people stating that there are 3 packaging variations:

    2 discs in custom case with slipcover
    2 discs in keepcase with slipcover
    1 disc in keepcase


    ?!?!?!
     

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