Which Seabiscuit are you buying?

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  1. Jeff Adams

    Jeff Adams Screenwriter

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    I am going to purchase Seabiscuit today and was wondering how many of you are going to purchase the 2 disc colletors set? Is it worh the extra money? Is there a lot more in there that we do not get with the normal version? I have found the normal version for $14.96, the collectors set is $29.99. Do you think it is worth the extra money?
     
  2. Chazz_S

    Chazz_S Supporting Actor

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    Collector's set. On its way to me from Amazon ($29.xx shipped)
     
  3. Christian Preischl

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    Got the collector's set, too. Actually, it arrived today. But to be honest, if you can get the single disc for only 15 bucks, I wouldn't buy the collector's set it unless you really want the bonus disc and collectible stuff.

    Interestingly, Germany will be getting a regular 2 disc set at a regular price. I wish Universal USA had done the same instead of once again making an additional disc only available in a (relatively) expensive box set. (Scarface, E.T. and American Wedding anyone?)

    Chris
     
  4. Jeff Adams

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    Yeah, I decided to get the normal version. Actually picked it up for $14.76.
     
  5. Joseph S

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    I bought the normal version for the packaging alone. Why couldn't the collector's edition have a keepcase?? Their loss I guess.
     
  6. Robert Spalding

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    I bought the 20 pound bag of kibble....my Dog loves it. It gave him a nice shiney coat.
     
  7. Rick Blaine

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    I'm buying the one with the horse!
    [​IMG]
    Rick
     
  8. SteveA

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    I am buying the fullscreen version, not the damn short-screened "litterboxed" edition. I didn't pay good money for a 50" screen not to have the whole screen filled!

    Kidding! [​IMG]
     
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    I usually nearly always go for the Special Edition, but I didn't in this case, for two reasons -

    1. At Best Buy, the regular edition came with the full Seabiscuit bestseller - now THAT'S a bonus feature!

    2. Believe it or not, sometimes useless "collectables" actually turn me away. While I do enjoy lavish packaging, to me those pointless "film frames" are a waste of time, and a BOOKMARK? What's the point - most collectors won't take it out of the box anyway.

    I'm by no means down on all this stuff - I actually did enjoy the R2 Hulk box, with the book of different artist's interpretations of the "Hulkification" scene, and the cute storyboard cards.

    If Seasbiscuit CE had been say, $5 cheaper and dumped the stills, bookmark and film frame, I might well have bought it. But to me, in this case there's nothing "collectable" about this junk.

    Of course, YMMV.[​IMG]
     
  10. Steve Tannehill

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    I got the Best Buy regular (widescreen) edition with the mass-market paperback attached. Then I got a price-match on the collector's edition. Someone will be getting the regular edition minus the book for Christmas. [​IMG]

    The bookmark in the collector's edition was clearly intended for the paperback book that came with the Best Buy regular edition. [​IMG]

    - Steve
     
  11. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    Steve, what a devious....hey wait a sec...that's a good idea! (heads over to BB w/ Circuit City flier in hand) [​IMG]
     
  12. David Dias

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    I usually go for the gift sets too, but not in this case. I just couldn't bring myself to justify spending $29.99 for the gift set compared to $15.99 for the regular version.
     
  13. Rob Tomlin

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    Heck, I haven't watched 90% of the Special Features on the nearly 300 DVD's that I already own...so I personally would never be able to justify the extra expense. Not for this movie anyway.
     
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    Sorry to resurrect this thread, but I have a question about this DVD. Actually, about the case ... what kind of case IS this, anyway? I mean, with the two little 'snap-locks' on it. This is the first time I've seen one of these.

    Oh, and I bought the regular version w/ the book @ Wal*Mart.
     
  15. Kenny Goldin

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    box set.[​IMG]
     
  16. DanFe

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    I decided on keeping the giftset (have both) and giving my sister the regular copy.
     
  17. Mikel_Cooperman

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    What do you get for the more expensive one, a horses hoof?
     
  18. WilliamG

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    funny, Kenny, very funny[​IMG]

    but seriously, is there a name for the type of case with those 'snap-locks'?

    Thanks!
     
  19. WillG

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    I kind of wish that people would stop buying Universals' Deluxe editions. It's price gouging plain and simple. It's them saying they can charge double or triple just for a bonus dics with some more extras and some "Collector's Items" The sad thing is that plently of other studios would just make them 2-Disc special editions at a regular price and be done with it. Unfortunaltely I did have to cave in and buy the American Wedding Gift Set because the 3-hour documentary was recomended.

    I would be more forgiving if this was Universals' only fault.
     

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