Most expensive dvd ever??

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  1. Kristoffer

    Kristoffer Second Unit

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    Does anybody know what the most expensive dvd ( s ) is ?
    Producing them, I mean.
    I was thinking of T2 UE or something...Or maybe LOTR EE?
    Or maybe something that required a lot of remastering?
     
  2. Gary->dee

    Gary->dee Screenwriter

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    I would think it would be either The Phantom Menace or Attack of the Clones DVDs since the visual effects for the deleted scenes were made just for the DVD releases and I'm sure that cost a lot of money. That's my guess anyway.
     
  3. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    I'd guess anything that features a lot of music. Have to buy the rights to all those songs.

    That's what's preventing "WKRP in Cincinnati" from coming to DVD. The music rights would be astronomical.
     
  4. Mark Zimmer

    Mark Zimmer Producer

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    I would think LOTR FOTR EE would have to be at the top, especially if you included the costs of shooting the additional half an hour of footage, much of it very effects-laden.
     
  5. Gary->dee

    Gary->dee Screenwriter

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    But wasn't the additional footage contained on the FOTR EE simply cut out of the original theatrical version? I do however think the additional scoring Howard Shore did for the EE as well as the additional visual effects cost mucho bucks.

    I'd place it neck and neck between FOTR EE and the two SW DVDs. It'd be interesting to know what DVD actually did cost more to produce.
     
  6. Rob Gardiner

    Rob Gardiner Cinematographer

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    Well if the cost of the original film is considered, wouldn't TITANIC be the most expensive DVD to produce content for?
     
  7. Anthony Urzi

    Anthony Urzi Stunt Coordinator

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    if you're talking just the cost up and above what ti cost to create the movie, the costs specificly encured mastering and authering the dvd itself.


    lord fo the ring sis up there with 4 disks atleast 2 of which were duel layer if not 3 plus the custom box design

    Star wars is a good guess beacuase fo the extra footage they finished.

    if you want to include sets, i'd say the alien quadridgy will be expensive

    whats the most expensive single dvd, store price.

    Windtalkers special ed streated for $39, msrp i belive, Brazil was up there too.

    the 3 disk E.T. box set was pricy, also $39 i belive
     

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