Universal - "Grinch" Collector's Edition with P & S Only?

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  1. Jeff_Johnson

    Jeff_Johnson Auditioning

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    Imagine my horror when I discovered that my Collector's Edition of "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas" had only the P & S. It had Dolby Digital AND DTS, was absolutely loaded with extras and had the "Pop-up" case but no widescreen (not even non-anamorphic). What's next, Limited Edition P & S only? Make no mistake, I accept responsiblity for my actions. I saw "Collector's Edition" behind the title and purchased the DVD without looking at the specifications. I assumed... :b

    I feel that if a DVD is going carry the mantle "Special", "Collector's" or "Limited" Edition, in addition to all the other bells and whistles, it should contain the OAR. I made a $30 mistake. It won't happen again because, with the above exception, I DON'T BUY P & S.
     
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    Jeff, welcome to the forum! Your going to fit in just fine here!
    I agree that a dvd containing DD and DTS and being in fullscreen is an oxymoron of gargantuan proportions!
    You've got theatrical audio, but a non-theatrical picture!?[​IMG]
    Makes NO sense.
    Also, do you still have the reciept? Perhaps you could exchange it, or get your money back and get the OAR version. Wouldn't THAT be something to keep the people at that store talking! Imagine that exchange, "Hey Bill, some guy returned a dvd because it DIDN'T have those stupid black bars, can you believe it!?". Morons.
     
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    They're even charging a collector's price ($39) for this, but the actual disc inside isn't the collector's edition! Why would anyone pay more to get the pan and scan version??? (This does look like a very cool package, BTW, and this is coming from someone who hated the movie!)
     
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    Thanks for the welcome and comments. I do have to give Universal credit for producing the coolest packaging to date. The DVD case is a "pop-up" book. For those who have never seen a "pop-up" book, when you open the case, a stage with cardboard characters, buildings, etc. unfold and stand (pop-up) creating a three dimensional scene. When the case is fully opened, you can paper clip the front and back covers together creating a circle containing three scenes from the movie. My young nieces, nephews, and cousins are absolutely mesmerized by it. Because it is so unique, I will keep it. With an OAR DVD, there is no doubt it would have been worth $30.
     

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