X2-X-Men United - Will there be a special edition?

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  1. Kachi Khatri

    Kachi Khatri Second Unit

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    The current R1 dvd is: "X2-X-Men United (Widescreen Edition)"

    Based on many reviews, this set is a solid one with DTS track, but is there any special edition in the works?

    I've held of on purchase waiting for the eventual re-release.
     
  2. Matt Czyz

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    The picture and sound is fantastic, and the current version already has a boatload of extras. Not really sure what else they can do to it. I would not expect a new edition to come out before HD.
     
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    Whats wrong with the current release?


    (from dvdcompare.net)

    DISC ONE
    The Film
    Audio Commentary by Director Brian Singer and Director of Photography Newton Thomas Sigel
    Audio Commentary by Producers Lauren Schuler Donner and Ralph Winter and Writers Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris and David Hayter

    DISC TWO
    History Of The X-Men:
    - "The Secret Origin Of X-Men" featurette (15mins)
    - "Nightcrawler Reborn" featurette (8mins)
    Pre-Production:
    - "Nightcrawler Attack: Multi-Angle Study" (4 Angle Options*) (2mins)
    *Angle Options:
    - 1 "Animatic"
    - 2 "Unfinished Effects"
    - 3 "Animatic/Final Film Comp"
    - 4 "Unfinished Effects/Final Film Comp"
    - "Evolution In The Details: Designing X2" featurette (18mins)
    - "United Colors Of X" featurette (9mins)
    Production:
    - "Wolverine/Death Strike Fight Rehearsal" featurette (1min)
    - "The Second Uncanny Issue Of X-Men: Making Of X2" featurette (60mins)
    - "Introducing The Incredible Nightcrawler!" featurette (10mins)
    - "Nightcrawler Stunt Rehearsal" featurette (2mins)
    - "Nightcrawler Time-Lapse" featurette (4mins)
    - "FX2 Visual Effects" featurette (25mins)
    Post-Production:
    - "Requiem For The Mutants: The Score Of X2" featurette (12mins)
    - "X2 Global Webcast Highlights" featurette (17mins)
    Deleted Scenes:
    - "Extended Wolverine/Deathstrike Fight" (2mins)
    - "Wolverine Kills The Intruder" (1min)
    - "Mystique In Stryker's Files" (3mins)
    - "Nightcrawler BAMFs To Save The Students" (1min)
    - "Jean And Storm In The X-Jet" (1min)
    - "Jubilee At The Museum" (1min)
    - "Pyro Starts The Campfire" (1min)
    - "One Of The Children Is Sick After BAMFing" (1min)
    - "Rogue Helps The Children Escape" (1min)
    - "Professor X And Cyclops Escape" (2mins)
    - "Arriving To An Empty School" (1min)
    Galleries:
    - Characters (43images)
    - Locations And Sets:
    ---- Dam (52images)
    ---- Cerebro (24images)
    ---- Dark Cerebro (9images)
    ---- Deathstrike's Office (2images)
    ---- Drake Residence (9images)
    ---- Museum (5images)
    ---- Mystique & Laurio (7images)
    ---- Plastic Prison (23images)
    ---- Stryker's Base (28images)
    ---- White House (24images)
    ---- X-Jet (124images)
    ---- X-Mansion (8images)
    - Mutant X-Rays (47images)
    - Nightcrawler Circus Posters (8images)
    - On-Camera Graphics:
    ---- Museum (20images)
    ---- Plastic Prison (18images)
    ---- Ronny's Room Posters (10images)
    ---- Stryker's Base (76images)
    ---- X-Jet (51images)
    ---- X-Mansion (15images)
    - The Unseen X2
    ---- Angel (4images)
    ---- Danger Room (48images/31storyboards)
    ---- Sentinels (2images)
    Trailers:
    - Trailer A (1min)
    - Trailer B (2mins)
    - Trailer C (2mins)
    Anti-Drug PSA
    DVD-ROM Features

    Subtitles: English and Spanish
    2.40:1 Anamorphic
    English DTS 5.1
    English Dolby Digital 5.1


    I can't possibly see how they can add more, or release another special edition.

    This was released as a special edition, and was on many top ten lists last year. There will not be a "eventual re-release" of either this or the first X-men film. Perhaps a repackaging of some sorts to coincide with X3 when it comes out in May of 2006.
     
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    Yeah, the X2 DVD out right now is about as special as I think it's gonna get. There's a 2 hour doc and boat loads of other extras, plus like said above, the sound and video is top notch.

    No point in waiting around for a special edition to come out considering it already is out. [​IMG]
     
  5. Bill Williams

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    Unless Fox was planning to do an X-Men 2.5 that basically reinserted all of the deleted scenes into the context of the film (and threw in the TV spots to the film), I don't really see a reason for reissuing it.
     
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    I don't get this. The original release is absolutely packed, but you skipped it just in case there's a slightly more packed version later? I know people hate to deal with double-dips, but c'mon folks - live your lives! If you want to get a DVD, get it! Don't postpone gratification because a superior version MAY someday exist.

    It's one thing to wait for announced second releases ala the LOTR EEs, but a case like this perplexes me...
     
  7. Rakesh.S

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    I hope there isn't another edition

    These double, triple and quadruple dips are getting out of hand

    Maybe they could include a featurette on how the actors sat and watched paint dry?
     
  8. Josh Simpson

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    The only other version that they might do has already been stated; promotional materials for X3. This is a great SE with superb video and audio. You can likely pick this up used for 10 bucks, so what are you waiting for?
     
  9. Kachi Khatri

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    Thanks for the re-assurance. I will pick it up.
     
  10. jason:g

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    The current edition of X2 Special Edition has extras that are similar in scope to the X-Men 1.5 release (or X-Men Japanese R2 Ultimate Edition). As I see it, a bonus 3rd disc would be overkill and would probably feature completely useless promo material for X3. (For an example, see the new 3-disc Spider-man Collector's Edition release.)
     
  11. RyanAn

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    Great movies are deserving of a double-dip in my opinion. The film is great, and the packaging is wonderful. A trilogy Special'er Edition my come out in 2007, but like I said, that is 2007.

    Ryan
     

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