New version of Predator in R2, but not R1?

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  1. Ben_J_L

    Ben_J_L Stunt Coordinator

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    Just thought id say that it seems that Fox have announced a new version of Predator for R2, but not the US, I wonder why that is?
    I wonder if the new version will just be the uncut print they should have released in the first place?
     
  2. Kenneth English

    Kenneth English Second Unit

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    It's the same thing Columbia's doing with John Carpenter's STARMAN -- release a Special Edition with all kinds of extra features in R2 but not R1. Columbia claims this is because the no-frills edition didn't sell well in R1.
    I guess it never occured to them that maybe it sold badly because it was bare-bones? [​IMG]
    Anyway, whatever. I'm not getting STARMAN or PREDATOR until they come around and give up the good stuff to us Yanks! [​IMG]
     
  3. TheoGB

    TheoGB Screenwriter

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    Yeah well at least you *get* the good stuff in the States eventually even if not originally. We are never likely to see re-releases of some of our pathetic titles.
    Look at Shrek - slashed down to a one-disc set.
    Predator has probably sold badly because it is such an awfully chopped version. I guess Fox refuse to replace all those sold copies so they are going to have to pull out some stops to get people to buy it a second time (they make the cash anyway).
    Bet they don't give us the DTS audio. [​IMG]
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  4. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    I have to agree with Kenneth. The transfer for the R1 "Starman" ain't that hot, either.
    You have to feel jacked around as a consumer when companies produce supplements for movies you love-- and then tell you that you can't have them.
     

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