In addition to that tidbit, also newly announced is a Van Helsing: Ultimate Collector's Edition. This three-disc set will feature the film plus bonus materials on disc 2 and the classic films Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolf Man on disc 3. There's no SRP for this set. Stay tuned for more details on this one as they are released.
Not really, unless you haven't already purchased the new "Legacy" sets of Dracula, Frankenstein, and Wolfman. If you have, then it's just a wasted disc needlessly increasing the price of the 2-disc set you really want.
I really don't understand the thought process at Universal Home Video.
What's up with Universal and their DTS support lately? They put it on DVDs for dialogue-driven films like Lost In Translation, Dazed & Confused SE, and The Breakfast Club, yet movies that could really take advantage of it like Seabiscuit, Hulk, and Van Helsing get the shaft(at least in Region 1).
I assumed the regular release was a 2 disc version because of the amount of extras. I thought that the only differences between the regular and 3 disc edition were that they were adding the Dracula, Frankenstein and Wolfman movies on a 3rd disc.
On second thought maybe I won't get the three disc version, because Amazon, Deep Discount and DVD Empire are all asking around $40 for the 3 disc set. I really enjoyed the movie, but that price is ridiculous. That price can't be right, can it?
Thre have been many Universal movies I didn't buy because of this issue. i wasn't going to buy a bare-bones disc when an SE was available, and I wasn't willing to pay near what they wanted for the SE. Hell, I just bought Red Dragon last week after find it shipped for under $12 in the Amazon marketplace. I still haven't purchased Seabiscuit or several others.
Ezydvd now have up the Australian R4 specs, which is due out on 8th Sept. Listed as a 2 disk for AUD30 so looks much better. There is no mention of DTS but given they have one disk for the film only plus commentaries and no French language track should hopefully be included (like Hulk, Scorpion King etc).