Why is The Crow SE so expensive?

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  1. Gary Harris

    Gary Harris Stunt Coordinator

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    In addition to being hard to find, on Ebay they're going for $25US & up. Also is there much difference between the regular version & the SE, picture & sound wise?
     
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    possibly OOP?
     
  3. Steve Tannehill

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    Is US$25 considered expensive?

    It's a 2-disc special edition. SRP is $30. $25 is certainly reasonable.

    The original edition of The Crow was non-anamorphic and had a bad transfer (the contrast was off in the first few minutes). There was a second release that supposedly corrected the contrast problem, still non-anamorphic and in the same packaging.

    The new 2-disc SE is a major improvement, and well worth the cost.

    - Steve
     
  4. Matthew Chmiel

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    The Crow was originally released with a non-anamorphic transfer, DD 5.1 (IIRC), and just the trailer.
    The special edition is a two disc set with a new anamorphic transfer, DD and DTS tracks, commentary, and a whole second disc devoted to special features. If studio politics didn't get in the way, we could've also had another commentary (with Alex Proyas) and a 90 minute documentary dealing with the making of the film. [​IMG]
     
  5. Dave H

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    I received mine as an enrollment through Columbia House...cost was under $10.00.
     
  6. StephenA

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    I didn't buy the original release of the Crow because I saw it for like 22 bucks, and thought it was expesnive for what it offered and everything. Then I saw the SE and I believe it was 24, so I picked it up becausae I thought it was worth it with all the extras and such that came with it.
     
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    It ended up being about $40 CAN for me because I had to order it through DVDBoxoffice.com due to it being underprinted up here. [​IMG]
     
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    I see one on Half.com for $15.
     
  9. Dave Mack

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    If you like the flick, go for it. New anamorphic Pic. looks GREAT!!!
    Extras are pretty cool, too.
    Interview w/ James O'Barr.... woah! That dude has MAJOR issues! Brilliant, though!
    [​IMG] D
     

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