Resident Evil 2 - potential double-dip?

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  1. Chris Bergmann

    Chris Bergmann Second Unit

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    Since this is a Columbia Tristar title - has anybody heard anything about an 'Unrated' or 'Extended' version of Resident Evil: Apocalypse?

    They have been pretty nice about giving us this information in advance recently (Hellboy, Spider-Man 2) - so are there any rumours/interviews that talk about a possible double-dip?

    I didn't like the movie enough to double-dip but enough to buy it once (mainly because of Milla) - but then I want the longer version.
     
  2. Adam_WM

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    I would doubt it. It is already a 2-disc edition. RE 1 was double-dipped to a 2-disc edition.
     
  3. Chris Bergmann

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    Actually Resident Evil was double-dipped to a 1-disc Superbit edition and then triple-dipped to a 1-disc Deluxe Edition.

    Resident Evil: Apocalypse is only a 2-disc edition because it includes both the Widescreen and the Fullscreen version.
     
  4. Adam_WM

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    Ah, I stand corrected.
     
  5. David_Blackwell

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    But I think the widescreen and fullscreen versions are on disc one, and most of the extras (including deleted scenes) are on disc 2. I'll know more once I receive my review copy.
     
  6. Aaron Silverman

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    If we ever receive them. . .

    David, as you know, I've just started reviewing Sony titles. How long beforehand do you usually get your screeners?

    As for double-dipping, I think that all three versions of RE1 were the same cut of the film. They may do a Superbit version of RE2 in the future I guess.
     
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    A double-dip is a sure thing if you're into Superbit titles. That's the one I'm going to wait for.
     
  8. David_Blackwell

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    Aaron, I usaully receive Sony titles about 1-2 weeks before release date (and I should have RE: A at my doorstep later today), but it depends on the title (because some Special Edition titles arrive closer to the release date than other titles). I await to read your review on this title after I write my mine.
     
  9. Andy Patrizio

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    They will double dip when the third film comes out. IGN FilmForce has some stories about a Resident Evil: Afterlife being in the works.
     
  10. Aaron Silverman

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    Likewise! [​IMG] Thanks for the info.
     
  11. Colin Jacobson

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    This is correct. Both ARs of the movie, 3 commentaries, and a couple of ads on DVD One - everything else on DVD Two. Pretty nice set!
     
  12. Rob T

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    [​IMG] oh well. I'll still get it.
     
  13. BrunnenMatt

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    German Resident Evil: Apocalypse Premium edition (2 DVD)
    Region Code: 2
    Delivery status: Advance notice
    Publication: ANGEK?DIGT (17.02.2005)
    Year/country: 2004 (the USA)
    Running time: 103 min.
    FSK/Rating: 18
    Category: Action / horror
    Display format: Widescreen ( info. )
    Languages: German: Dolby Digital 5.1 / German: DTS 5.1 Surround / English: Dolby Digital 5.1
    Special feature: Making OF
    Deleted Scenes
    Special Effects Featurette
    Fighting Girls
    Featurette Umbrella corporation
    Verpatzte scenes
    Making OF Short Edit
    Interview with Cast and crew
    View behind the window blinds
    TV Spots
    Pages Cast and crew
    Comment: 8 minutes more than cinema version

    I am not sure if movie was cut in the theatres in Germany, all if this is an extended version. If anybody else knows any think regarding PAL theatrical time all any think regarding this movie it would be appreciated.

    ...BMatt
     
  14. Chris Bergmann

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    On a German forum someone wrote to the German publisher about this and they responded that the 'Premium' edition will feature a longer cut of the movie (102 minutes) that was originally made for the asian market.

    That's 102 minutes in PAL - which should work out to 106 minutes NTSC. The US DVD runs 94 minutes.

    I guess that answers my question about whether there will be an 'Extended Unrated' edition next year.
     
  15. David_Blackwell

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    A longer cut in Asia?! sigh.
     
  16. Aaron Silverman

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    David, did you get your screener yet?
     
  17. David_Blackwell

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    I got my copy on Friday, Aaron. I'm listening to the first commentary track right now. I ripped into the disc starting last night (while alternating it with MILLENNIUM Season 2 which I'm also reviewing this week). I'm aiming to get my review up tomorrow at my site.
     
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    Well, this would have been a natural buy for me, but knowing that there's a longer cut we won't be getting for now I'll probably pass.

    Maybe even worse is this:

    When I realized this was a 2 disc set I thought there would be a decent enough bitrate on disc 1 until I read that both Full and Widescreen versions will be on that disc 1.

    Sony sure does like to necessitate Superbit releases.

    I wonder if many of the deleted scenes will be in the Extended cut. I would have sprung for the 2 disc set to see those had it not been for this bullshit of the Fullscreen version eating up precious bitspace.

    Unless that disc 1 is a DVD-18. (double sided/dual layer). Anyone know? That wouldn't be so bad.
     
  19. Aaron Silverman

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    Hopefully it just takes longer for the mail to get from LA to Florida than to Montana. [​IMG]
     
  20. Bill>Moore

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    I will be buying RE:A blind with a love of zombies and having enjoyed the first film. Even if there is a double-dip later, I doubt I'll be interested in picking it up. Whatever's coming on the 2-disc set is likely to be good enough for me.
     

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