I'm wondering if it really came out. Every B&M store I tried didn't get it in. I called DDD & tried to order it this afternoon & was told it was discontinued (not backordered) & that it could not be ordered. If somebody did get it please let us know how it is & more importantly: Where the hell you got it?
On Amazon.com it says this version is unrated. Is this some kind of different cut? I remember Verhoeven saying how much violence he had to cut out to get an R rating. It'd be cool if so, but I figure they'd advertise this more if it was indeed the case.
Mine is currently en route to me from DVDEmpire.com. I, too, had originally ordered it from DeepDiscountDVD, only to be given the same bullshit story that the title was cancelled and would not be released. Now, I'm just waiting for my trusty mail carrier to drop off the goods from DVDEmpire. I'll be sure to give my impressions when he does (I also own the Mars tin version to use in comparison/contrast).
Well, the disc has arrived and I am tremendously disappointed. The print used is the same dirty, uneven print used for all prior DVD releases, and the THX Optimum bullshit Resolution enhancement has provided only the most minimal improvement to the clarity of the image; it's still light years away from that crisp, 3-D quality we know the film could/should/deserves to look like. The sound option has been upgraded from DD 5.1 to 6.1 EX, so maybe that would be worth it for some, but as a video upgrade, this represents only the most fractional step up from what's come before. A major disappointment, but for whatever it's worth, there is an insert inside that promises further THX O.R. releases, like STARGATE: Extended Cut and JACOB'S LADDER, which look like ass currently, so I'll probably give those another try (like the idiot I am)...
Travis, thanks for the review. Sure does sound disappointing. Since I sold back the Mars tin to Wal Mart I might still pick up this unimpressive new release. What's the skinny on the special features on the THX release? Same as before? Better? Worse? None?
Zip, zilch, nada, just like the first wave of Superbits; considering how many bonus features were on the one-disc S.E., there really should have been a measurable improvement for this THX O.R. release, since they were all dropped but, alas, no. As soon as I went to the opening dream scene on Mars and saw all the compression artifacting, noise, dirt and red color bleed that was on the other earlier releases, my heart sank. And it never got notably better from there... :frowning: