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dpippel

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Is this not already available on Blu-ray?
It was released in a Digibook some time ago. This is the release that I have, but apparently it's out of print and fetching high prices:

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Then there's this import release, which seems to be readily available:

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Huh. Mine is in a regular blu in a case with a "Monster Mayhem" slipcover. I doubt there's a huge difference, if any, between any of them.
 

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Huh. Mine is in a regular blu in a case with a "Monster Mayhem" slipcover. I doubt there's a huge difference, if any, between any of them.

Unless there is an eventual press release stating otherwise, I would just about guarantee this is the same transfer as all the previous releases.
 

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It is also the same cover art they've used before, which I recognize from my old DVD version. I never got around to upgrading it to Blu-ray before. I would agree with the assumption that this is a repackaging.
 

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Mine is part of a 4 film release:
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A "like new" used copy purchased solely for King Kong and less than Kong was selling for by itself at the time. And you can still get used copies of that package in the $16-$20 range.
 

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That is one of the weirdest releases I've ever seen. King Kong really doesn't fit in with those other modern movies.

I believe most of those four pack releases were about liquidating extra inventory. Often when discs are made, the discs themselves are pressed and stored in spindles and not assembled into cases with artwork and shrink wrap until more units are needed. So they may, for the sake of using round imaginary numbers, print up 10,000 copies but only package 5,000 initially. The rest can be assembled quickly as needed, but this saves storage space and allows for packaging reconfigurations as needed. Add to that, generally speaking, that every studio wildly over pressed in the early years of Blu-ray anticipating demand that never materialized, and that’s a recipe for having lots of different discs lying around.
 

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I believe most of those four pack releases were about liquidating extra inventory.
You are absolutely correct, of course. But most of them that I have seen in the past have had more of a connection between the included films than the one Howie posted.
 

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If you can find one at that price point. Well, people now have the option of just waiting for the WAC release. ;)
 
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