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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Sep 22, 2009.
wow how nice, i didnt buy the first release to wait for this.
I bought the 1st release blind. I really love the movie and enjoyed the comic. I'm tempted by this release and wonder how limited this will be.
Limited until they can think up some other gimmick for a triple-dip?????
When Watchmen was initially released on Blu-ray, I had planned to purchase both the U.S. and U.K. releases in order to get both cuts of the film, but decided to hold off, knowing that an extended version was coming and figuring that it'd probably be part of a comprehensive release.
I'm disappointed to see that this release does not appear to be that comprehensive release, as the above ad mentions neither the theatrical version (except as a "digital copy," about which I am completely apathetic) nor the director's cut.
I wonder if the ultimate cut will add even more unnecessary footage, turning an already bloated and indulgent director's cut into a movie that can actually make time stand still. Or perhaps it can add in more scenes of giant blu penises, or make the disappointingly puncy bad guy even less intimidating. Why bother with this dross when The Incredibles said everything it said, but funnier and much more efficiently.
because people want it.
I want it and will buy it.
I've watched the dir version 3 times and can't wait to see the next version.
Why bother, hmmm
this release doesn't claim to be comprehensive.
It claims to be the ultimate cut.
this release is exactly as advertised.
I think a better question is why bother posting in this thread at all if you didn't like the movie?
Looks good. I held off on the initial release for this. I had hoped a release would come that included Black Freighter and the motion comic.
I never said that this release is not what it claims to be, or that its advertisement was misleading. I'm just disappointed that it's not what I'd hoped to get from the next Watchmen release.
Hasn't a movie ever annoyed you so much you felt like taking revenge on it? I felt the same way about The Usual Suspects. The more reasonable version of my previous post is is I felt the pacing of the director's cut was such that the movie lost steam about an hour in, for those of us who hadn't read the graphic novel; and I didn't care personally for the film, even though I tried very hard to like it. I guess I also posted here because I kind of feel bad that so many other people like the movie and I just didn't. At all. The director's cut made me worry that directors throw out all their good pacing decisions for theatrical cuts and create laboured experiences for home viewing which I often feel like turning off when they get boring... And I wish they worried as much about me doing that at home as they do in the theatre, because its much easier to turn a movie off at home than it is to walk out in a theatre. If anything, directors cuts are more appropriate at theatre and less at home for this reason. Just my two cents.
I admire your candor. A similar motivation cries out from a lot of posts that get made here, but you're the first person I can remember in eleven years at HTF who's willing to be up front about it.
As much as I'd like to see this version, I would have preferred a seamless branching option with regards to the Black Freighter parts. I really enjoyed the director's cut, but I'm not sure which version I want to buy, and there's no room in the budget for both.
One report says this edition is limited to 70,000. Why? If people want to buy it, make more!
Some speculation: At that price point, I think this is mostly for hard core fans. That number sounds like it will meet demand, and making it limited creates a sense of urgency that will push people who might otherwise have waited for a lower price.
I really liked the Director's Cut, and was really looking forward to this. I think the price will keep me away from this, and not feeling like I have the complete movie will keep me away from the previous blu-ray. If it had all three cuts via seamless branching, I might have gone past my normal per-title spending limits and picked this up if it went down to a $30 street price.
I loved Watchmen, but I'm content with the Director's Cut. I think it expanded the film nicely, but I've no desire to see the Black Freighter stuff tied back into the film.
This one's an easy pass in my eyes.
While the November 3rd street date is nice that it is coming so soon, I'm a bit puzzled on Warner Bro's decision for that date.
In the directors cut disc there is a sheet that promotes a $10 off coupon for the ultimate cut. It says that if you register on the WB rewards site by December 1st then they will email you the $10 off coupon.
Why a month after the release date? If it's a coupon then you need to have it in hand before you actually buy the disc. By releasing the disc a month before anyone gets the coupon, the consumer has to wait a month to get the disc if they want to qualify for the $10 off, and then they risk either the limited edition selling out, or the store raising the price back up to a point where the coupon is worthless, after the first loss leader week sales price expires.
Is this a slick move by WB so that they don't really have to honor any of the coupons they made themselves look good by offering?
I thought that this means you have to register before dec 1st just to get the coupon.
does it say you don't get the coupon before dec 1st?
Yeah, here is the fine print at the bottom of the flyer:
"Coupon expires 6/30/2010 and will be delivered by email to registered members on December 1st, 2009. Restrictions apply."
maybe the coupon will be sent earlier, wasn't the release date not set when this coupon was first made available.