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Once Upon a Deadpool Blu-ray Review
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Thanks for the review. This feels strange to release on its own. Although I suppose in theory they want people who saw the PG-13 version to be able to buy it if they wouldn't be allowed to buy the R one, the whole thing feels like it will eventually become a bonus feature on some double dip of Deadpool 2 down the line. I'd be curious to see the new scenes, but not enough to buy this.

Also, I get that it's a re-release anyway, but this is really stretching the limits of the theatrical-to-disc window.
 

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I'm surprised it has such a high price point. $30 MSRP for a barebones disc with a movie that's just an alternate version of an existing release???

Seems like it would've made more sense at $14.99 MSRP - especially because then it's more appealing to the fans who already own the "R"-rated disc...
 

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It's currently $15 at W*M and Targheee
Clearly they're having a high MSRP so retailers can claim a HUGE MFing discount to encourage the double dip
 

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Clearly they're having a high MSRP so retailers can claim a HUGE MFing discount to encourage the double dip

Percentage discount doesn't matter as much to me as the actual price. If it was at a $15 MSRP and then discounted from there (even if the discount wasn't as much), that would still be better than paying $15 since it would be lower than $15.

I haven't seen the PG-13 cut -- and frankly I didn't like the R-rated version much either -- but I want to ask this question: would anyone who has seen both versions actually prefer the PG-13 one? And if so, why? I can understand the curiosity about what they've done to it to secure the lower rating, but in terms of future rewatches once you've seen both, why would the PG-13 version be anyone's first choice?
 

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Percentage discount doesn't matter as much to me as the actual price. If it was at a $15 MSRP and then discounted from there (even if the discount wasn't as much), that would still be better than paying $15 since it would be lower than $15.

I haven't seen the PG-13 cut -- and frankly I didn't like the R-rated version much either -- but I want to ask this question: would anyone who has seen both versions actually prefer the PG-13 one? And if so, why? I can understand the curiosity about what they've done to it to secure the lower rating, but in terms of future rewatches once you've seen both, why would the PG-13 version be anyone's first choice?

In the grand scheme of things, I think I actually prefer the PG-13 version because it was funnier. Fred Savage was a great casting choice. I don't have a problem with all the things that being R rated lets you get away with, but I liked how this film needled all that stuff. I think you need to have seen Deadpool 2 to have a better grip on the narrative, but this version just felt more likable to me. At least, that's how I feel right now, ask me again when I want to revisit the series ahead of a Deadpool 3.
 

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I think "Once" is a novelty and that's about it. The Savage scenes are fun but they're really just a gimmick - a clever gimmick, but a gimmick nonetheless.

I'll never watch it again - the "R" version is superior in every way...
 

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