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I anticipate buying blu-rays I skipped the past five to ten years. And now I'm faced with too many options. I just ordered Dark City: Director's Cut, after suffering though internet discussions on the various releases.

The current match-up:
Avatar: Extended Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray)
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/com...ew-avatar-extended-collectors-edition.299648/

vs

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/avatar-3d-blu-ray-review.318498/
Avatar 3D (Blu-ray Combo Pack)


Which should I buy?
 

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Like Travis, I own both. My preference would be the 3D.

Again, as Travis mentioned, if you like 3D go with the 3D version. If you want special features (documentaries, deleted scenes, etc.) then go with the Extended Edition. If I remember correctly, the Extended Edition has 3 versions of the film.
 

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Thanks. That's a tough choice, since I like special features and I enjoy 3D. :) I think I'll have to postpone this for a while and see how much 3D I watch going forward.
 

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Avatar is a tough call - I have both. The extended cut is better but 2D only, and also has great bonus features. But the 3D version is a great demo for the 3D projector.

For Gravity, I'd absolutely reccomend the 3D version. I think the visuals are more important than the audio with that film. It's one of the most immersive 3D titles out there.
 

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Josh, you're killing me! :) But I'm undecided about 3D at home. My quick trial at home was promising, but I've not watched a full movie yet. I don't know if the Sony glasses are comfortable for a full-length viewing. I should hold off on these purchases until I know what works.

Why are these discs segregated? My life would be easier if there was a 3D Atmos release of Gravity. Or a 3D Avatar with all the special features.
 

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Avatar in 3D was tied up as a manufacturer exclusive with Panasonic 3D TVs, so that's why the special edition with the bonus features came out more widely before the 3D edition came out in general release. Hopefully when the new movie comes out they'll reissue the extended cut in 3D.

For Gravity, the first release didn't have Atmos for unknown reasons, and then the second one didn't have 3D because it came out after studios started dialing back support for it on home releases.

Bad timing on both it seems. Definitely sucks.
 

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I've got another dilemma: Which Star Wars blu-ray set?

There's the trilogy set, but maybe it's out of print and only from 3rd-party sellers:
https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Original/dp/B003AQCAZE/ref=tmm_blu_title_1?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

There's the six-movie saga, with a a bunch of releases and seller choices:
https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Co...2/ref=tmm_blu_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

I only care about the OT. If I had them, I might try to re-watch the prequels, but I have no enthusiasm for them.
 

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I've got another dilemma: Which Star Wars blu-ray set?

There's the trilogy set, but maybe it's out of print and only from 3rd-party sellers:
https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Original/dp/B003AQCAZE/ref=tmm_blu_title_1?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

There's the six-movie saga, with a a bunch of releases and seller choices:
https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Co...2/ref=tmm_blu_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

I only care about the OT. If I had them, I might try to re-watch the prequels, but I have no enthusiasm for them.
Dave,

Maybe this will help, the six-movie collection for $38!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-T...594154?hash=item4afc3f69aa:g:fqwAAOSw9KpW~nn~

I bought this item last month, and can verify these are brand-new, in shrinkwrap. I was very pleased with the transaction.
 

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I've got another dilemma: Which Star Wars blu-ray set?

There's the trilogy set, but maybe it's out of print and only from 3rd-party sellers:
https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Original/dp/B003AQCAZE/ref=tmm_blu_title_1?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

There's the six-movie saga, with a a bunch of releases and seller choices:
https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Co...2/ref=tmm_blu_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

I only care about the OT. If I had them, I might try to re-watch the prequels, but I have no enthusiasm for them.
I don't know how much you care about special features but the saga set has 3 bonus discs (one for the PT, one for the OT and the third is largely OT oriented with three late 70's/early 80's docs and more). Even if I loathed the prequels, I'd definitely go for the saga set so I could get the extras for the OT.
 

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Dave,

Maybe this will help, the six-movie collection for $38!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-T...594154?hash=item4afc3f69aa:g:fqwAAOSw9KpW~nn~

I bought this item last month, and can verify these are brand-new, in shrinkwrap. I was very pleased with the transaction.
Thanks, will check that out.

I don't know how much you care about special features but the saga set has 3 bonus discs (one for the PT, one for the OT and the third is largely OT oriented with three late 70's/early 80's docs and more). Even if I loathed the prequels, I'd definitely go for the saga set so I could get the extras for the OT.
I like special features, so that might be a deciding factor.
 

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I've got another dilemma: Which Star Wars blu-ray set?

There's the trilogy set, but maybe it's out of print and only from 3rd-party sellers:
https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Original/dp/B003AQCAZE/ref=tmm_blu_title_1?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

There's the six-movie saga, with a a bunch of releases and seller choices:
https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Co...2/ref=tmm_blu_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

I only care about the OT. If I had them, I might try to re-watch the prequels, but I have no enthusiasm for them.
This might be another one where you might want to see how much you enjoy your 3D setup. The current rumor is that 1, 2, 3, and episode 7 will be released as a 3D box set later this year.
 

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I agree completely with Travis. It's worth getting the full saga set just for the original trilogy bonuses, like deleted scenes.
 

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Dave,

Maybe this will help, the six-movie collection for $38!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-T...594154?hash=item4afc3f69aa:g:fqwAAOSw9KpW~nn~

I bought this item last month, and can verify these are brand-new, in shrinkwrap. I was very pleased with the transaction.
With respect, that eBay listing doesn't pass my sniff test. Hopefully I can find it for sale elsewhere for something under $90. I should have bought it last month during the BN sale, but I wasn't in a shopping mood.
 

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Ok, I changed my tune, and bought the Star Wars Saga from eBay. Not the specific link atfree gave, since they're sold out, but an equivalent sale. As far as I can tell, it's not pirated or illicit in any way. So, ok. :)
 

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Gravity Diamond Luxe was $30 last night on Amazon. Put it in my shopping cart. Go to buy it and some other stuff this morning, and it's back up to $80!

:(
 

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