Saving Private Ryan SE?

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  1. Artur Meinild

    Artur Meinild Screenwriter

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    Am I the only one holding out for a special edition release of this movie? The current DVD is 4 years old, and I don't believe there was no documentary footage shot when filming the movie.
    SPR deserves a special edition treatment, and I'm waiting patiently for this release to happen. It's a great movie, but I'm not buying it until an SE is released...
     
  2. Bruce Hedtke

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    It might happen but probably not. Has Spielberg done any re-issues to date? Since the man doesn't seem to ever stop making films or television series, I doubt he'd find the time to work on another SPR edition.

    Bruce
     
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    Well "The Color Purple" has a re-issue. Though I think that has more to do with Warner than Spielberg
     
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    I think you are really depriving yourself.

    There has been no word AT ALL of a new release and the current DTS version is probably the most powerful sounding DVD to date and has a very good picture. Why wait when you have "A" or "A+" quality now?!
     
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    Isnt SPR refference quality already??? I prefer my Video and Audio to the best than to have special Featerus that take up more room on the disc.
     
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    I'd like to have a two disc set so I could have both DTS and the documentary.
     
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    I think the presentation of the movie on the current DVD is very good - but so was the original Starship Troopers. I would really like to see some more documentary footage about this film, and I can't afford another DVD right now anyway, so I'll just hold on a little longer...
     
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    I'd like to have an SE, but I'm more then happy with current DTS version.
     
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    I'd reconsider waiting for a SPR:SE. The dts disc in particular is one of the best-sounding (and -looking) discs out there. It's doubtful Spielburg/Hanks will rerelease an already quality title, especially since they've already revisited that period of history with Band of Brothers miniseries (which is, IMO, better than SPR). I'm sure you can find it for cheap at a place like Deep Discount DVD, so go for it.
     
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    It says it is a "Limited Edition" but it seems to always be on the shelves. I think this is odd. Will they ever pull it to make it limited?

    I don't think we'll see a SE of SPR. Unless maybe for 20th or 25th anniversary of it.
     
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    It was limited to exactly the number of copies they could sell.
     
  13. Bruce Hedtke

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    DVDEmpire has it listed for $26.94 (both versions) and Deep Discount DVD has it for $21.55 (both)...so, when compared to releases now, it's no bargain.

    Bruce
     
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    There was no footage {I think!} of behind the scenes stuff shot for SPR because Spielberg was busy there with another documentary crew who were shooting interview footage with him for the Close Encounters DVD.
     
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    Maybe the limit was relatively high like a million units or something.
     
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