Why is the Spaceballs DVD considered a Special Edition?

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  1. StephenA

    StephenA Screenwriter

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    There's not much on it. A commentary, and some behind the scenes footage, and maybe a few other things. I don't own it so I don't know all that's on it. I was looking at it yesterday, and the stuff on it could hardly be considered enough to make the disc a Special Edition. The 2 older discs of the Usual Suspects(one of which I have) have just as much stuff if not more, including a commentary, but isn't labelled as a Special Edition. Can someone shed some light on this for me? Thanks.
     
  2. Garrett Lundy

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    Writing "special edition" on something helps it sell more copies. Its nothing but marketing, pure and simple.
     
  3. Kyle McKnight

    Kyle McKnight Cinematographer

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    I believe there's an actual SE on the way...or am I remembering something I thought I read?
     
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    Tim_Prasuhn Stunt Coordinator

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    there IS an actual SE of Spaceballs on the way.

    Tim.
     
  5. StephenA

    StephenA Screenwriter

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    Ok. Since there is a Special Edition coming, then they'd have to change the current one to a regular edition. It really isn't a Special Edition in the first place, that's why I asked why they called it that.
     
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    Maybe the new one will be called the "Ultra Deluxe Extra Super Duper Edition". [​IMG]
    In any case, I agree. I have Spaceballs because I like the movie but fully intend on purchasing the "real" SE. Tho whole naming convention for this movie is kinda silly, IMHO.
     
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    As long as they redo this title in 16X9 I'll be a happy man [​IMG]
     
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    What, didn't you find the Easter Egg?
    There's a hidden Princess Vespa Naked picture gallery, which >>I
     
  10. James E

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    Or the shworts(sp) edition:b
     
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    With two different shwartz editions, we may have to worry about size... your shwartz is bigger than mine....
     
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    Where is Spaceballs considered a special edition, except maybe on the Image site (which lists anything with a commentary track as a special edition)?
     
  13. MaxY

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    The new one will have to come with a plaid cover art sceme.

    Max
     
  14. StephenA

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    Jason S: It says right on the DVD cover of Space Balls "Special Edition".
     
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    i've looked over my spaceballs cover with a magnifying glass and no where could i find "special edition."
     
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    Here is a link to the cover:
    http://images.dvdempire.com/gen/movies/11695h.jpg
    Don't see "Special Edition," "Collector's Edition," "Superbit," "Superbit Deluxe," "Vista Series," "Special Collector's Edition," "Limited Edition," "Five Star Collection," or "Collector's Edition Series" anywhere on the cover. [​IMG]
     
  17. StephenA

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    I guess I misread it. I could have sworn the one I saw at Wal-Mart said it it on the cover. Maybe it was the plastic wrapped around it. I admit when I'm wrong.
     
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    Any word on when the real SE is coming?
     
  20. StephenA

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    Ok, thanks Colin J, I yhought I was going crazy. Maybe it didn't say special edition, but since I looked at it quickly I misread it as such.
     

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