Schindler's List now on preorder

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  1. Doug Brown

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    Amazon now has several versions of Schindler's List DVD available for preorder with a release date of 3-9-04, including a $55.99 collector's edition. Don't know if this is old news or not, but I thought I'd post in on the forum. I for one have been waiting for this title since I purchased my first DVD player way back when.
     
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    Yikes, the Collector's Edition is $79.98 MSRP. Better not be like the ET Boxset. I don't want to pay around $60.00 for a movie that I thought was a very good story, just to get all the bells and whistles. Hopefully it's just one of those sets with the Senitype and such. I can live without books, and fancy packaging gimmicks. But if it's got extra content, then boo on MCA.
     
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    Hopefully we will see some specs soon...
     
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    I wonder if the collectors edition is anything like the Laserdisc collection.

    Widescreen version
    CD of the score of the movie
    The Book


    Me personally as much as I like the movie, I plan on just picking up the basic widescreen version.
     
  5. Dan Hitchman

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    Hopefully Universal will do right by this one...

    and not mess anything up like E.T., Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Monty Python's Meaning of Life, Balto, The Land Before Time, An American Tail, etc. etc. etc.

    Spielberg would be a fool not to oversee every single step of this production.

    Dan
     
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    Looks like they're releasing it the same way they did the Anniversary Edition of Scarface: WS and FS, and then the collector's box set.
     
  7. TomWoodward

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    Well, Universal has now officially announced the set, although they haven't released full specs or artwork yet. Anyway, release date is indeed the 9th March, and it will indeed be available in widescreen, fullscreen and collector's releases. Wide and full will retail at $26.98 a pop and the collector's set for $79.98. English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and English DTS 5.1 Surround tracks will be included, as well as French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1. Oh, and the collector's set will include a coffee table book, CD Soundtrack, a Senitype and a certificate of authenticity. Not a great deal there that we didn't already know, but it's nice when things are officially confirmed [​IMG] Oh, and the Spielberg produced television series Broken Silence will be available from the same day for $26.98.
     
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    There's a (forced) teaser for this on the SEABISCUIT disc.

    - Steve
     
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    The Digitalbits is reporting that, to their knowledge, there are no extras on the DVD. Am I the only one who is disappointed by this?[​IMG] I'm hoping that they may not have the fulls specs yet.
     
  10. Jesse Skeen

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    Why are they doing a foolscreen version of this?? They might as well colorize it while they're at it!
     
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    If there are no extras and no commentaries, then why release a DVD-18? The running time is about 3 hours 17 minutes, and could easily fit on a single-sided, double-layer disc while retaining a high quality image (I'm not familiar with the space requirements of a DTS track -- would that not fit on a single-sided disc of a 3-hour movie?).

    A few weeks back didn't we see a picture of an R2 announcement that appeared to show single-sided discs (with artwork on one side)? Could it be possible that R2 gets two single-sided discs while R1 gets one double-sided disc?

    Edit: I just checked DVD Fanatic, and they report the following:

    "Although no real features have been confirmed, it is known that there will be 3 versions of the film being released, the normal Fullscreen and Widescreen 2 disc sets and then a Collector's Giftset. The Widescreen and Collector's Edition sets will contain 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Transfers and all the sets will contain English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and English DTS 5.1 Surround tracks."

    DVD Fanatic mention "2-disc sets" while others mention "DVD-18," so does anybody really know???
     
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    Alvin, I agree completely. I remember the R2 announcement noted "90 minutes of extras" (I assumed a documentary) and showed two single-sided discs. So, I assumed the movie on Disc 1 and the extras on Disc 2.
     
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    OK thedigitalbits has cover and specs:
    It's official folks! As we reported last week, Universal studios will release Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List on 3/9 (SRP $26.98). The single-disc set will be packaged in both Digipak and keep case packaging (the disc will be DVD-18 - dual sided, dual layered). Seperate anamorphic widescreen and full frame versions will be available, both with audio in English, French and Spanisg Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, as well as English DTS 5.1 audio (along with English captions and French and Spanish subtitles). To our knowledge, there will be no extras on this DVD. There will also be a gift set version available (SRP $79.98) that will include the anamorphic widescreen version of the DVD along with a coffee table book, the CD soundtrack, a senitype cell and a certificate of authenticity. Reportedly, this title is being co-marketed with the DVD release of the Steven Spielberg-produced TV miniseries Broken Silence, although we have no details yet on that. Here's a look at the cover art and the gift set.
    Looks like it will be a dvd 18 in R1, also are fullscreen and widescreen on the same disc? And no extras?? They hopefully be announced later!
    What do you think that plastic thing is?
    But its finally coming! Spielbergs best!
     
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    where on amazon?

    The only thing I see is

    Availability: NOT YET RELEASED: The studio is currently not producing this title on DVD, but to be notified when it is available, enter your e-mail address at right. You'll also be voting for this release; we'll let the studio know how many customers are waiting for this title.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Jesse Skeen

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    "I was hoping we were getting away from that terribly annoying abomination of two-sided DVDs."

    I'm hoping to get away from that terribly annoying abomination of 2-disc sets where each disc is 1 side, especially the keepcases with that stupid flappy thing!
    They should have tried to fit the movie on 1 side though, with just 1 audio track- 5.1 Spanish and French dubs is pushing it.
     
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