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arsmith7
02-13-07, 04:29 PM
I'm getting awfully jealous of everyone who has this already. Damned mother nature snowing me in!

audiomixer
02-13-07, 04:29 PM
Best Buy In West Los Angeles had tons of "steelbooks".

Snowmaker
02-13-07, 04:35 PM
What is it, like a Halo 2 type metal case? How much was it?

I just blind-bought the 2-disk at Costco for $20.39. It better be as good as everyone says.

OutRun2
02-13-07, 04:36 PM
I wonder why they didn't include the "Scorsese on Scorsese" doc with Blu-Ray or HD-DVD. I had to buy the steelbook and Blu-Ray.

whoah...is this confirmed? Why would they do that?

OutRun2
02-13-07, 04:45 PM
From DeepDiscount:

Blu-Ray version:



The Departed

[Blu-ray Disc]

Widescreen
Actor/Actress: Leonardo DiCaprio , Matt Damon , Jack Nicholson
Director: Martin Scorsese
Year: 2006
Runtime: 151
Rating: R (MPAA)
Language: Original: English
Color: Y
Closed Captioned: N
UPC: 085391117292
Item Number: WBD011729

Blu-ray Features:

Widescreen - 2.40
Audio:
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English, French, Spanish
PCM 5.1 - English
Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Addititonal Release Material:
Additional Scenes (9) - Introductions by Martin Scorsese
Featurettes - 1. The Story of the Boston Mob - The Real Life Gangster Behind Jack Nicholson's Character
2. Crossing Criminal Cultures - How Little's Italy Crime and Violence Influence Scorsese's Work
Trailer - Theatrical Trailer


DVD version:



The Departed:


Details

Departed
Widescreen
Actor/Actress: Leonardo DiCaprio , Matt Damon , Jack Nicholson
Director: Martin Scorsese
Year: 2006
Runtime: 151
Rating: R (MPAA)
Language: Original: English
Color: Y
Closed Captioned: N
UPC: 085391132882
Item Number: WBD013288

Special Features:

Region 1
Widescreen - 16.9
Audio:
Dolby Digital Surround 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
Addititonal Release Material:
Additional Scenes (9) - Introductions by Martin Scorsese
Featurettes - 1. The Story of the Boston Mob - The Real Life Gangster Behind Jack Nicholson's Character
2. Crossing Criminal Cultures - How Little's Italy Crime and Violence Influence Scorsese's Work
Trailer - Theatrical Trailer



I don't see anything about a Martin Documentary on EITHER of these versions!

WHAT'S GOING ON??? Is BB the ONLY place to get the Martin doc?

dman988
02-13-07, 04:49 PM
From DeepDiscount:

Blu-Ray version:




DVD version:




I don't see anything about a Martin Documentary on EITHER of these versions!

WHAT'S GOING ON??? Is BB the ONLY place to get the Martin doc?
No, not at all.
See, at first everyone thought that there wasn't going to be the Martin doc on the 2-disc, but then it was discovered that it really is.
I don't know about the blu ray disc, but it seems that it's a case of DD not updating.

tylergfoster
02-13-07, 05:06 PM
I read in EW about the doc and didn't really think about it until I had the BB steelbook and it mentioned it on the features. A full-length documentary, even if it is not about the movie itself, really improves the quality of this DVD. Still...I yearn for a commentary. Scorsese is always a good commentator. Maybe in the future...

conscience
02-13-07, 05:17 PM
No, not at all.
See, at first everyone thought that there wasn't going to be the Martin doc on the 2-disc, but then it was discovered that it really is.
I don't know about the blu ray disc, but it seems that it's a case of DD not updating.

There was definitely a picture on some dvd site (I believe the link was posted in one of the Departed threads in this forum) of the back cover of the 2 disc that did not list the Scorsese doc, but the steelbook back cover print <i>does</i> list it as an extra.

Josh H
02-13-07, 05:26 PM
What is it, like a Halo 2 type metal case? How much was it?

I just blind-bought the 2-disk at Costco for $20.39. It better be as good as everyone says.


Yep. And it was $22.99 at Best Buy.

redrum
02-13-07, 05:39 PM
braved the weather to go get the steelbook. very nice dvd set. movie deserved it.

doraemon10
02-13-07, 06:20 PM
All versions of it minus full screen is sold out in all the stores in my area, then again I knew it was gonna be a big seller in Boston. I'm sure there are tons of copies available outside of Boston.

slop101
02-13-07, 06:20 PM
Studios should take note at how much people are shitting themselves over some cool packaging and do this sort of thing more often - even if it costs them more, the buzz it generates is worth it.

dvd_luver
02-13-07, 06:26 PM
Picked up The Departed for the third time now on DVD, I had to sucker up for the LE Steelbook from Best Buy, the pics posted of it convinced me to triple-dip. No more!

Nth Power
02-13-07, 06:28 PM
I was going to hold off, but I'm a sucker for steelbooks. It looks fantastic.

Mr. Salty
02-13-07, 06:31 PM
Shoveled my way out of our latest winter storm and picked up the steelbook. It looked like Best Buy had only about seven of them left.

While I was there, I overheard a depressing conversation. Some dude, looked like he was in his early to mid 20s, was looking for "The Departed" with the help of a buddy. He tells his buddy to look for the fullscreen version. His buddy says, "Wait, why do you want fullscreen?" To which the guy responds, "Because I have a huge, widescreen TV, so I don't need the widescreen DVD. Plus, fullscreen is better because it'll fill up the whole screen."

I didn't bother trying to help. The guy looked like he was confident that he was cool enough to know it all.

The Valeyard
02-13-07, 06:46 PM
While I was there, I overheard a depressing conversation. Some dude, looked like he was in his early to mid 20s, was looking for "The Departed" with the help of a buddy. He tells his buddy to look for the fullscreen version. His buddy says, "Wait, why do you want fullscreen?" To which the guy responds, "Because I have a huge, widescreen TV, so I don't need the widescreen DVD. Plus, fullscreen is better because it'll fill up the whole screen."


-ohbfrank-

OutRun2
02-13-07, 06:48 PM
Just got back from BB with my Steelbook....

Isamu: Yeah hi, do you have the departed steelbook?

BB guy: Yup.

Isamu: Errr, how many do you have? A bunch?

BB guy: Errr, I'm looking at about 100 of 'em righ now.

Isamu: Cool! I'll be there in 20 minutes

BB guy: Err, OK

I get to BB and there's like 10 left! :lol: :lol:

benh911
02-13-07, 06:51 PM
Shoveled my way out of our latest winter storm and picked up the steelbook. It looked like Best Buy had only about seven of them left.

While I was there, I overheard a depressing conversation. Some dude, looked like he was in his early to mid 20s, was looking for "The Departed" with the help of a buddy. He tells his buddy to look for the fullscreen version. His buddy says, "Wait, why do you want fullscreen?" To which the guy responds, "Because I have a huge, widescreen TV, so I don't need the widescreen DVD. Plus, fullscreen is better because it'll fill up the whole screen."

I didn't bother trying to help. The guy looked like he was confident that he was cool enough to know it all.

Hahahaha....Best line ever...What an idiot.

Drexl
02-13-07, 07:00 PM
Yeah, he was saying he would rather watch the stretched fullscreen image than deal with the black bars because it's 2.35:1. I guess he also thinks his TV just "makes things widescreen."

BuckNaked2k
02-13-07, 07:31 PM
.....I guess he also thinks his TV just "makes things widescreen."My Dad, 68, thought the same thing when he got his 16 x 9 set. "Now that I have a big screen, I should buy the full screen versions....right?"

It took me a while to explain, but I think he finally got what I what saying.

DarthMarino
02-13-07, 07:48 PM
Just got back from BB with my Steelbook....

Isamu: Yeah hi, do you have the departed steelbook?

BB guy: Yup.

Isamu: Errr, how many do you have? A bunch?

BB guy: Errr, I'm looking at about 100 of 'em righ now.

Isamu: Cool! I'll be there in 20 minutes

BB guy: Err, OK

I get to BB and there's like 10 left! :lol: :lol:

I'm sure he didn't know what the hell a steelbook is. He was likely just answering for the stack of all the Departed discs sitting there.

Deadman31
02-13-07, 07:49 PM
I went to the Saugus, Ma. Best Buy, and they said they never got the Blu-Ray version in so I just came home and ordered it from Amazon.

benh911
02-13-07, 07:49 PM
Yep I went to the Dedham store, and called Braintree and Brockton and they were all out. I ordered the steel book on their website.


I got mine at the Dedham store at about noon. There was a big display, and plenty of SE & Regular editions when I got there. They must have gone fast after that.

bojanglesoup
02-13-07, 08:09 PM
My winner is Best Buy. And if you can wait until Friday, you can use the 10% off coupons.

What coupon? I searched the forum for a best buy coupon and couldn't find one. Any help?

ReduxGuy
02-13-07, 08:16 PM
I went and bought both versions.

I'm keeping the steelbook edition and the screenplay from the Taget set.

And selling/auctioning off the SAG one-disc/Target two-disc.

TomOpus
02-13-07, 08:33 PM
For those that got the screenplay, what's that like?

NiCK Crush
02-13-07, 08:36 PM
So as i posted before, i got the steelbook... but a buddy of mine picked up the Target edition... and damn is it packaged miserably. The sticky grease line on the script from the glue holding it on, and the slip cover being way too big once the script isnt attached... and the wrinkled plastic on the case it self.... just horrible.

-NiCK

ScottsDvds
02-13-07, 08:37 PM
What coupon? I searched the forum for a best buy coupon and couldn't find one. Any help?
10% Preferred customer/Rewardzone coupons good for Feb 16 -19.

Mr. Cinema
02-13-07, 08:46 PM
I thought you can't use those on "new releases".

ScottsDvds
02-13-07, 08:49 PM
I thought you can't use those on "new releases".
I have no trouble using them. YMMV.
Edit: If you have trouble you could wait until Sunday, but they might sell out.

nezumi
02-13-07, 09:05 PM
Picked up the 2-disc edition from Target after work today. The screenplay is printed on glossy magazine stock and staple-bound. The gum adhesive used to hold the screenplay to the case does leave a stain on the cover of the screenplay. I do wish that the slipcase opened at the spine rather than at the top and bottom, but I'm satisfied with my purchase.

groovrbaby
02-13-07, 09:17 PM
Really digging my new steelbook edition, but still think I might have to head to target tomorrow to get that script as well.. despite the less than glowing reviews. The target exclusive cover is rather attractive.

islandclaws
02-13-07, 09:43 PM
This steelbook rocks. Easily the best way to go. My BB had tons.

Willh51
02-13-07, 09:45 PM
Got the steelbook too and it is classy. Our Best Buy had tons and copies - it and the one disc were FLYING off the shelves. Literally every other person in line had a copy. Good for you Marty.

gerrythedon
02-13-07, 09:57 PM
went to Target first, looked at it, wow how lame.

then went to BB, the copy I got was stickered $19.99, so I got it for that price (-$5=$14.99]. .. gotta agree the steelbook is fuckin' nice.

Snowmaker
02-13-07, 10:12 PM
If I had known of the steelbook, I may have considered it, but this was a rare, spur of the moment, on the spot blind purchase for me.

GuruTwo
02-13-07, 11:46 PM
I was sorta disappointed in the "Scorsese on Scorsese" doc.

It's very in-depth but instead of completely glossing over "Boxcar Bertha", "New York, New York", "The Last Waltz", "After Hours", "The Color of Money", "Casino" (!) and "Bringing Out The Dead" they should have expanded it by 30 minutes.

Zee
02-13-07, 11:46 PM
I walked out of the midtown Manhattan Best Buy at about 2:00 with my steelbook that I had ordered online. I heard someone ask the man at the door if they had any more copies and he said they were completely sold out, not even any one-disc copies left. Ridiculous!

Bell65
02-13-07, 11:58 PM
For those that got the screenplay, what's that like?


pretty good, this is the first dvd ive boughten in yrs (normally burn them). The screen play is pretty cool, i like them too, cause it gives u a different aspect for watchin the movie (how the scenes come to life)I guess given my lack of care for packaging, the steel box wasnt a big deal.

the big bummer was Target glueing it to the dvd box, so the front of my screen play has a line from the glue on it...anyone else have this problem??

shacmasta
02-14-07, 12:07 AM
Ended up buying the BB steelbook and the target excl. The Steelbook definitely trumps the target edition.

The Best buy had about 10 steelbook's for sale and more then enough 1 disc editions. The target only had 1 of the 2 disc/script edition sets.

xage
02-14-07, 12:34 AM
The Bestbuy Edition is a standout!

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b221/xage00/departed.jpg

QuikSilver
02-14-07, 12:54 AM
After seeing the steelbook and reading all the postings, I caved and decided to go buy one. Unfortunately, all the Bestbuys in NYC are sold out. I had to call a sibling in Los Angeles to reserve a copy for me.

Cameron
02-14-07, 01:25 AM
grabbed a steelbook as well, and got a raincheck for the 22.99 HD-DVD/dvd combo at best buy. I may be jumping in with the month

benh911
02-14-07, 01:36 AM
I'm not sure of the exact time, but can anyone confirm a layer change, after Damon got off the phone with Nicholson, and goes over to his girlfriend and leans in to kiss her?

bryanr
02-14-07, 02:04 AM
Did the Internal Affairs Trilogy boxset come out? I tried a few stores and they didn't have it (Borders had all 3 separate though). A lot of websites don't have it yet either.

NiCK Crush
02-14-07, 02:39 AM
I'm not sure of the exact time, but can anyone confirm a layer change, after Damon got off the phone with Nicholson, and goes over to his girlfriend and leans in to kiss her?

i noticed it.

-NiCK

ReduxGuy
02-14-07, 02:49 AM
For those that got the screenplay, what's that like?

A miniaturized version of a shooting script.

So, to solve the problem of the big-ass slipcase, I store the steelcase in the slipcase (if something happens, I'd rather the crap case get damaged rather than the REALLY good one) with the script.

Hank1215
02-14-07, 05:04 AM
Did the Internal Affairs Trilogy boxset come out?

Infernal Affairs boxset was out at Walmart today for $29.99.

SuperBatMan
02-14-07, 08:48 AM
I may have to pick up the steelbook, along with the HD-DVD version coming.

Can anyone tell me the difference in the extras between the two versions? Thanks!

speedy1961
02-14-07, 09:17 AM
Ended up buying the BB steelbook and the target excl. The Steelbook definitely trumps the target edition.

The Best buy had about 10 steelbook's for sale and more then enough 1 disc editions. The target only had 1 of the 2 disc/script edition sets.

The Target Deluxe editions are disappearing faster than the chicken wings at an Overeaters Anonymous Banquet.


I went to the local Target right after work and found 0. Asked a very helpful Target employee to see if they had more and they did not. I had her check another store and they had 6 but would not hold one for me. I drove in rush hour traffic to the other Target and again found none. But I cruised through the aisles and found one laying down like someone has decided not to shell out for it. So I got the last one at that location. :D

speedy1961
02-14-07, 09:18 AM
I may have to pick up the steelbook, along with the HD-DVD version coming.

Can anyone tell me the difference in the extras between the two versions? Thanks!

I think the extras are the same but I'll let ya know.

bookcase3
02-14-07, 09:24 AM
After seeing the steelbook and reading all the postings, I caved and decided to go buy one. Unfortunately, all the Bestbuys in NYC are sold out. I had to call a sibling in Los Angeles to reserve a copy for me.

When I lived in NYC, this was ALWAYS the case: sold out on new release day. It didn't matter how popular (or unpopular) the release was, they never ordered enough to meet the demand of a NYC population. I stopped going to BB until I moved to Boston.

movieking
02-14-07, 09:33 AM
I checked FS here in Canada and they had a bunch of the steelbook 2 DVDs there, but on the back there was the dreaded bilingual packaging. However, it was just a sheet glued on. For you guys in the US that got the set from Best Buy, is there anything on the back of the steelcase itself, or do you have a glued on piece of paper as well? If so, what is on it?

LorenzoL
02-14-07, 09:45 AM
I checked FS here in Canada and they had a bunch of the steelbook 2 DVDs there, but on the back there was the dreaded bilingual packaging. However, it was just a sheet glued on. For you guys in the US that got the set from Best Buy, is there anything on the back of the steelcase itself, or do you have a glued on piece of paper as well? If so, what is on it?
I'm imagining that the steelbook at Best Buy US will be similar to the one in Canada. I will go later on to my nearby Best Buy when the roads improve to check it out.

Thanks for letting us know about the Future Shop version steelbook being the 2 disc.

Cameron
02-14-07, 09:47 AM
Did the Internal Affairs Trilogy boxset come out? I tried a few stores and they didn't have it (Borders had all 3 separate though). A lot of websites don't have it yet either.

oddly enough, wal mart had it

BuckNaked2k
02-14-07, 10:11 AM
I grabbed a second steelbook from BB yesterday.

PM me if you are truly in need (as opposed to truly lazy), and you can have it for my cost.

movieking
02-14-07, 10:14 AM
I can't quote but in response to LorenzoL, I would assume that the steelcases would be the same as well, with the exception of the bilingual sheet being glued on to the back of the case, so I am curious about if there is anything on the back, or if there is a english only version of what the glued on sheet has. I picked up the HD one regardless, but I might be tempted if I knew what was on the back on the steelcase :)

Can anyone comment?

bjh_18
02-14-07, 10:24 AM
For you guys in the US that got the set from Best Buy, is there anything on the back of the steelcase itself, or do you have a glued on piece of paper as well? If so, what is on it?

There's just a piece of paper glued on the back that gives details about the movie and the special features, which is all in English. When you take it off, the back looks like this:

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/8526/thedepartedbackyt6.th.jpg (http://img207.imageshack.us/my.php?image=thedepartedbackyt6.jpg)

Wildo1966
02-14-07, 10:51 AM
Infernal Affairs boxset was out at Walmart today for $29.99.

I am not a big fan of foreign films dubbed in English, is this Internal Affairs trilogy a good blind buy?

movieking
02-14-07, 12:10 PM
Thanks bjh_18! Exactly what I wanted to know :up:

claytonlee10
02-14-07, 12:28 PM
I am not a big fan of foreign films dubbed in English, is this Internal Affairs trilogy a good blind buy?

Well Infernal Affairs was the source material for the Departed afterall. Wouldn't it be interesting to see the similarities and differences? Also the IA trilogy is considered some of HK's best movies so i would say get it! But why would you want dub when the original language with subtitles is available? lol.

Bought the steel book at Future Shop and its damn nice. Now on the lookout for the IA boxset myself...

bookcase3
02-14-07, 12:44 PM
My local Best Buy was completely sold out of ALL versions of The Deparated when I went today. I overheard some very unhappy customers. Luckily I bought my copy yesterday.

tylergfoster
02-14-07, 01:06 PM
Did anyone find out if the steelbooks for Canada are identical or not?

bryanr
02-14-07, 01:07 PM
Infernal Affairs is not available at the Walmarts near me (Piscataway, North Brunswick, Woodbridge, NJ). I ordered it from J&R but even they never got it in yet.

slop101
02-14-07, 02:53 PM
As of noon today, my BB still had over 50 copies of the steelbook on the floor - of course they had more than 200 yesterday, but still, it shouldn't be too hard to find, as while it is limited, they have more on the way after they deplete their initial stock.

Toy-Gun
02-14-07, 03:42 PM
I went with the steel case. Looks GOOD.

Big Worms
02-14-07, 04:08 PM
Got mine during lunch. Tons of them at my BB. Wish I could say the same about the HD-DVD version. They never received any copies of them.

jmj713
02-14-07, 04:24 PM
Watched this last night. What a great film. It'll be a travesty if this doesn't win Best Picture. I didn't even notice that over two hours have passed. Same feeling as back when I saw it in the theater. The steelbook case is great, and has a nice and smooth feel to its surface (not metallic, not sure what, kinda plastic). Too bad the glued back paper can't fit inside the case, so I threw it away. I usually preserve them, whenever possible.

PJsig08
02-14-07, 05:42 PM
I felt the same way...I usually get bored/uneasy at some point in the theater, but not for this one. Two hours went by so fast.

OldBoy
02-14-07, 05:56 PM
The steelbook case is great, and has a nice and smooth feel to its surface (not metallic, not sure what, kinda plastic) Too bad the glued back paper can't fit inside the case, so I threw it away. I usually preserve them, whenever possible.
i think it's called 'steelbook' for a reason. ;)

all i did was trim the back specs and it fits inside perfectly and good that it lists the extras and such.

fumanstan
02-14-07, 06:02 PM
I went with the Steelbook here too. Great looking case. All the Targets I went to were out of their special editions.

dvd_luver
02-14-07, 06:38 PM
If anybody from Canada has the free time and free will to post pics of the Futureshop Steelbook from Canada that would be nice, just to compare it with the Best Buy Steelbook. I want to check it out!

TheMovieman
02-14-07, 06:44 PM
Yeah, like the steelbook case and BB was already down to maybe 20 or so after having a stand full of 'em.

BTW, will these be like the Boondock Saints steelbook? I don't think it was a BB exclusive, but I did notice that the Special Edition is now encased in the standard two-disc single array case (with a slipcover).

auto
02-14-07, 06:45 PM
After reading this thread, I started to worry that my BB would be out before I got there today at lunchtime. Sure enough, when I arrived they only had two copies left. Thought about buying the other to sell on eBay before it dawned on me what a douche bag move that would be.

Glad I picked it up there. The case is really nice.

Mr. Cinema
02-14-07, 06:53 PM
Yeah, like the steelbook case and BB was already down to maybe 20 or so after having a stand full of 'em.

BTW, will these be like the Boondock Saints steelbook? I don't think it was a BB exclusive, but I did notice that the Special Edition is now encased in the standard two-disc single array case (with a slipcover).
Yeah, eventually the steelbook will not be produced and then they'll just carry the standard 2-disc set. I think the sticker on the steelbook cover mentions "limited edition" or something to that affect.

shacmasta
02-14-07, 07:08 PM
When I lived in NYC, this was ALWAYS the case: sold out on new release day. It didn't matter how popular (or unpopular) the release was, they never ordered enough to meet the demand of a NYC population. I stopped going to BB until I moved to Boston.

Totally agree. If your not in a best buy by 5pm tuesday, you can forget about finding a new release alot of the time.

king slug
02-14-07, 07:32 PM
Totally agree. If your not in a best buy by 5pm tuesday, you can forget about finding a new release alot of the time.


*shrugs*

I was in Best Buy a month or two after they had those special edition Star Wars tins (episode 4-6 in a nice looking tin), and they still had one left in stock.

TomOpus
02-14-07, 08:00 PM
I went ahead and ordered it for in-store pick-up. I'll probably go in either tomorrow or Saturday.

slop101
02-14-07, 10:29 PM
I forgot to mention that even though my BB had plenty of steelbooks left the day after, they had totally sold out of the HD version - I guess marking it down from $39 to $22 and only having about 15 copies will do that.

RagingBull80
02-14-07, 10:51 PM
I know I'm going to catch shit about this because of all the bitching I did about the overlapping discs but I went back to my Best Buy today and bought a steelbook. It is indeed a very nice package and I am glad I have it and the Target exclusive now. The stand up front had only the single disc editions but a shit load of them. I went to the action section and there were about 12 steelbooks left so I nabbed one. I thought the movie was good enough to warrant having both versions. I also looked and there were no HD/DVD copies but a few Blu-Rays.

DarthMarino
02-14-07, 11:02 PM
I know I'm going to catch shit about this because of all the bitching I did about the overlapping discs but I went back to my Best Buy today and bought a steelbook. It is indeed a very nice package and I am glad I have it and the Target exclusive now. The stand up front had only the single disc editions but a shit load of them. I went to the action section and there were about 12 steelbooks left so I nabbed one. I thought the movie was good enough to warrant having both versions. I also looked and there were no HD/DVD copies but a few Blu-Rays.

Since your user name is that of Scorsese's best movie, we'll cut you a break this time.

Harold Wazzu
02-15-07, 12:04 AM
*shrugs*

I was in Best Buy a month or two after they had those special edition Star Wars tins (episode 4-6 in a nice looking tin), and they still had one left in stock.

Mine still had 6 left in-stock as of yesterday, plus about 30 of the Departed Steelbooks. Thought about buying the Star Wars but passed.

Wildo1966
02-15-07, 06:37 AM
Just checked my local BB in the MA area, all have them in stock. Yesterday all but 2 stores were out of them. Looks like they got more in...After watching this awesome movie last night I want the steelbook!

Celpacius
02-15-07, 11:57 AM
Every best buy in manhattan is sold out of the exclusive. clerk told me they dont know when theyll get new shipments in and even if it will come with the steelbook. so i got mine online.

PJsig08
02-15-07, 01:37 PM
SO every BB here in my LA area is sold out of the steel case.

Are they getting more in eventually? Or will it be like $30 by then?

RUN-DvdMC
02-15-07, 01:47 PM
The BB in Hawthorne, CA has TONS of them left as of yesterday night.

Ghostface180
02-15-07, 02:08 PM
Just checked my local BB in the MA area, all have them in stock. Yesterday all but 2 stores were out of them. Looks like they got more in...After watching this awesome movie last night I want the steelbook!


I'm not too sure about this. I checked the store locator last night and every store in the Boston area had it in stock. This morning, at 9AM, they all showed it as unavailable. I just called the Landmark Center store and they are out of stock.

Giles
02-15-07, 02:12 PM
popped into the Tenleytown (Wash. DC) store at lunchtime and they a had few in stock, bought one

Wildo1966
02-15-07, 02:23 PM
I'm not too sure about this. I checked the store locator last night and every store in the Boston area had it in stock. This morning, at 9AM, they all showed it as unavailable. I just called the Landmark Center store and they are out of stock.

You are correct, about 1-2 hours later all stores in this part of MA are out of stock. Damn Best Buy!

Wildo1966
02-15-07, 02:44 PM
I had to bite the bullet and order the steelbook on Bestbuy.com with delivery. Is there anyway to know if they still have it in stock at their warehouse? My order went thru fine and I saw nothing about it being sold out...Anyone else order online and have it delivered?

Mr. Cinema
02-15-07, 07:02 PM
The store locator is never reliable. IIRC, if there is at least 1 in inventory at the store, then the website says it is in stock. They don't take into account the numerous store employees that are holding them for themselves in the back. ;)
Actually, I think if they have less than 5, the website says Out of Stock.

Brent L
02-15-07, 08:27 PM
The Anderson, SC Best Buy store only had one left earlier today.

Spiral Staircase
02-15-07, 09:31 PM
Actually, I think if they have less than 5, the website says Out of Stock.


Three

gerrythedon
02-15-07, 11:21 PM
The BB in Hawthorne, CA has TONS of them left as of yesterday night.

hey that's where I got it, and always go to.

ds6161
02-15-07, 11:30 PM
just watched it.. all I can say is WOW!!!

I have avoided this threed until I had time to watch it.. did not want ANY spoilers...
I'm gonna look back to find out which store has the best bonus stuff..I don't care about packaging.. just on DVD extra's
does any 1 wanta help me out with a post or page #??

ds6161
02-15-07, 11:43 PM
just read the post about the cdwow DTS 2-disc R3 ...
anyone know if the disc are the same as the R1???
this has to rock in DTS!!!!
time to feel like my head was blown off!!!

NiCK Crush
02-16-07, 12:20 AM
just watched it.. all I can say is WOW!!!

I have avoided this threed until I had time to watch it.. did not want ANY spoilers...
I'm gonna look back to find out which store has the best bonus stuff..I don't care about packaging.. just on DVD extra's
does any 1 wanta help me out with a post or page #??

all 2-disc sets have the same features on the DVDs, regardless of the exclusive offers at the particular store... that said, get the Best Buy Steelbook if at all possible.

-NiCK

BuckNaked2k
02-16-07, 08:07 AM
just read the post about the cdwow DTS 2-disc R3....this has to rock in DTS!!!Awesome, and since R3 is NTSC, you don't have to worry about that annoying 4% PAL speedup.

Wildo1966
02-16-07, 08:54 AM
IMO one of the greatest action movies of all time...Absolutely love this movie and everything about it! Just went out last night and picked up the Infernal Affairs Trilogy that The Departed was inspired by. I can't wait to watch the Trilogy and The Departed (AGAIN) this weekend!

crs
02-16-07, 09:14 AM
Awesome, and since R3 is NTSC, you don't have to worry about that annoying 4% PAL speedup.

However, the R3 has the movie split onto both discs, and the extras are different (f.ex. Scorsese documentary is missing). Also, according to some, the DTS 6.1 ES track isn't significantly better than the DD 5.1 EX track (though R1 is not EX even).

TheMovieman
02-16-07, 10:19 AM
However, the R3 has the movie split onto both discs, and the extras are different (f.ex. Scorsese documentary is missing). Also, according to some, the DTS 6.1 ES track isn't significantly better than the DD 5.1 EX track (though R1 is not EX even).

Good to know. I was thinking about getting it and was going to switch disc 1 on my set (for the DTS track) but since it's split across two discs, I think I'll pass.

ds6161
02-16-07, 10:35 AM
are there any digital 10% BB coupons out there..
I did not get a flyer this week...

phattyphat69
02-16-07, 10:47 AM
are there any digital 10% BB coupons out there..
I did not get a flyer this week...

Check this thread: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=492683

claytonlee10
02-16-07, 11:44 AM
For the people who bought the Infernal Affairs trilogy, what was the cover art for IA 1 like? Was it the aweful red one with the lady in the middle? If so, it would stard out compared to IA 2+3. Anyone care to post pics? Hehe thanks

slop101
02-16-07, 11:44 AM
IMO one of the greatest action movies of all time...
:hscratch:

Except for one shoot-out sequence (and a short one at that), I don't recal any real action in the movie.

GuruTwo
02-16-07, 02:09 PM
For the people who bought the Infernal Affairs trilogy, what was the cover art for IA 1 like? Was it the aweful red one with the lady in the middle? If so, it would stard out compared to IA 2+3. Anyone care to post pics? Hehe thanks

Yeah it's just the old "IA" disc with the red cover in a box with the new "IA2" and "IA3" discs. It looks sorta sloppy but it's not the end of the world, either.

mickey65
02-16-07, 04:17 PM
Watched my rental from Netflix last night - good flick, but not worth buying. I've just never liked Matt Damon or Leonardo DiCaprio.

ChefWinduAZ
02-16-07, 05:28 PM
Anyone else order online and have it delivered?

I ordered my copy Monday afternoon and got a shipping notice later that evening. And today I received it in the mail. There was no padding in the box whatsoever but it was in excellent condition.

BuckNaked2k
02-16-07, 06:08 PM
I ordered my copy Monday afternoon and ....today I received it in the mail. There was no padding in the box whatsoever but it was in excellent condition.Did you get the steelbook version or the standard?

OutRun2
02-16-07, 07:18 PM
As a diehard Jack Nicholson fan I honestly can't believe two things:

1)Can't believe he wasn't nominated for his performance in this film

2)Can't believe he didn't participate in ANY of the supplemental extras on the dvd. Very dissapointing. Would've love to hear him talk about how he prepared for the role what he thinks of his character.

OldBoy
02-16-07, 07:54 PM
As a diehard Jack Nicholson fan I honestly can't believe two things:

1)Can't believe he wasn't nominated for his performance in this film

2)Can't believe he didn't participate in ANY of the supplemental extras on the dvd. Very dissapointing. Would've love to hear him talk about how he prepared for the role what he thinks of his character.
1) he's been nominated to death, and i think although it was a good performance, it was one of the weaker of his career and not the strongest in this movie.
2) jack doesn't do supplements...like ever!

Rizor
02-16-07, 07:57 PM
2) jack doesn't do supplements...like ever!Actually, he recorded comentaries for As Good as it Gets, Something's Gotta Give, and The Passenger. He also participated in the DVD extras for Batman, contributed a piece for Criterion's L' Avventura and speaks about The Shining in "Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures" though I don't know if you'd consider the latter an extra.

xage
02-16-07, 10:45 PM
So as i posted before, i got the steelbook... but a buddy of mine picked up the Target edition... and damn is it packaged miserably. The sticky grease line on the script from the glue holding it on, and the slip cover being way too big once the script isnt attached... and the wrinkled plastic on the case it self.... just horrible.

-NiCK


I agree :clap: ... I bought one

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b221/xage00/departed03.jpg

DarthMarino
02-17-07, 07:48 AM
^Well, clearly you just went in to compare it to the Hong Kong version so anyone or anything that differed will register as bad on your radar.

tylergfoster
02-17-07, 08:54 AM
Still no Future Shop steelbook pics?

xage
02-17-07, 11:37 AM
^Well, clearly you just went in to compare it to the Hong Kong version so anyone or anything that differed will register as bad on your radar.


Nope, I already own and seen the Infernal Affairs trilogy, why I bought the Target edition is simply because I love double dipping (especially with store exclusives) . As far as the movie, each has its own manner of presentation but with similar plot - Mole vs Mole

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b221/xage00/in_departed.jpg

claytonlee10
02-17-07, 11:49 AM
Still no Future Shop steelbook pics?

The Future Shop steelbook is the exact same as the Best Buy steelbook.
2 disks, 4 postcards, same everything. So take a look at the pics posted, its identical.

DarthMarino
02-17-07, 12:09 PM
Nope, I already own and seen the Infernal Affairs trilogy, why I bought the Target edition is simply because I love double dipping (especially with store exclusives) . As far as the movie, each has its own manner of presentation but with similar plot - Mole vs Mole


Xage, I wasn't talking about you. The user "Visitor Q" had a post here before bashing The Departed and saying how everything was better about Infernal Affairs and was wondering why people actually liked the Departed. He also posted this in the movies section. Both of his posts have mysteriously vanished and therefore it now appears that I was pointing to your post. Clearly, you are a fan of film.

OldBoy
02-17-07, 02:18 PM
I agree :clap: ... I bought one

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b221/xage00/departed03.jpg
xage,
how come your script doesn't seem to have the horrid glue stain on the front? was it in mint condition as opposed to most others?

visitor Q
02-17-07, 04:26 PM
Xage, I wasn't talking about you. The user "Visitor Q" had a post here before bashing The Departed and saying how everything was better about Infernal Affairs and was wondering why people actually liked the Departed. He also posted this in the movies section. Both of his posts have mysteriously vanished and therefore it now appears that I was pointing to your post. Clearly, you are a fan of film.

You are correct, sir. I deleted them. I was pretty out of it when I posted up and yeah .. no reason for it. Sorry. Just wish the film lived up to the hype as I really wanted to enjoy it. But this thread's about the releases, so I won't post here about discussion of the film.

xage
02-17-07, 04:27 PM
Ack and understood Darth marino.

Xage, I wasn't talking about you. The user "Visitor Q" had a post here before bashing The Departed and saying how everything was better about Infernal Affairs and was wondering why people actually liked the Departed. He also posted this in the movies section. Both of his posts have mysteriously vanished and therefore it now appears that I was pointing to your post. Clearly, you are a fan of film.



It has - far right you will notice an oily line of glue stain

xage,
how come your script doesn't seem to have the horrid glue stain on the front? was it in mint condition as opposed to most others?

Wildo1966
02-17-07, 05:30 PM
xage,
how come your script doesn't seem to have the horrid glue stain on the front? was it in mint condition as opposed to most others?

Because he sits at the store for about an hour looking for the perfect copy? Haven't you seen those kind of people at your local store? My wife and I laugh at them all the time...

cardaway
02-17-07, 05:43 PM
My for those in my area, the Everett WA store still has steelbook copies in stock. I picked up one and there were at least ten left. In the Drama section with the other titles that start with the letter D.

ChefWinduAZ
02-17-07, 05:54 PM
Did you get the steelbook version or the standard?

I got the steelbook version.

OldBoy
02-17-07, 06:44 PM
It has - far right you will notice an oily line of glue stain
man, that sucks. i really want this edition and looked at some at 2 Targets and they all had messed up keepcases (ruffled and disfigured, ya know) and i imagine the glue on the script as well. that bites they are all like that.

BuckNaked2k
02-17-07, 07:22 PM
Nope, I already own and seen the Infernal Affairs trilogy, why I bought the Target edition is simply because I love double dipping (especially with store exclusives) . As far as the movie, each has its own manner of presentation but with similar plot - Mole vs Mole

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b221/xage00/in_departed.jpgIs that Infernal Affairs the OOP 6 disker? Can anyone comment on the new version of the Trilogy just released on 2/13? Thanks.

xage
02-18-07, 12:07 AM
Is that Infernal Affairs the OOP 6 disker? Can anyone comment on the new version of the Trilogy just released on 2/13? Thanks.

Its th 8disc #d out of 3000 Media Asia Limited Edition

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b221/xage00/I_A.jpg

Gonvik
02-18-07, 01:58 AM
I love that set, well the worth the money I put down for it...

Anyway about the new Dragon Dynasty release. According to the knowledgeable folks over at the <i>asian dvd guide forum</i>, it seems the first movie, "Infernal Affairs" is just the old Miramax disc. Yes, that same disc with the cover of the woman with the gun which has no relation to the movie at all. Also many people on that board complained about the subtitles on this old miramax disc, claiming they weren't accurate, but instead just plain made-up at some points? I can't prove that as I don't even own it, but I thought I'd throw it in there if someone else has any other information regarding that.

However, the second movie, Infernal Affairs II atleast has its commentary subtitled in English. Something that the set I own lacks, unfortunately.

Rypro 525
02-18-07, 03:18 AM
Yep, also the miramax disc also has the infamous miramax filtering job (see kill bill vol 2 and cold mountain)

The Valeyard
02-18-07, 03:40 AM
Because he sits at the store for about an hour looking for the perfect copy? Haven't you seen those kind of people at your local store? My wife and I laugh at them all the time...


Thanks for the valuable input.

LorenzoL
02-18-07, 08:04 AM
I ended up purchasing the Future Shop steelbook 2 disc version yesterday.

The Eliminator
02-18-07, 10:52 AM
I ended up purchasing the Future Shop steelbook 2 disc version yesterday.

Ditto, and watched it for the first time as well. Wow.

OldBoy
02-18-07, 12:32 PM
Because he sits at the store for about an hour looking for the perfect copy? Haven't you seen those kind of people at your local store? My wife and I laugh at them all the time...
and your point? you and your wife are probably the ones that get FullScreen because it fills up the tv screen completely!

i'm that guy and usually don't see anyone else doing it. i may not be there for an hour, but i look a little longer than a normal consumer because i care about my collection and the presentation of it. not for anyone else to gawk at, but merely for myself...so what's wrong with that??

PrometheusUFO
02-18-07, 01:00 PM
Because he sits at the store for about an hour looking for the perfect copy? Haven't you seen those kind of people at your local store? My wife and I laugh at them all the time...

So I'm not the only one who does that..? *sighs in relief* :P

Duder
02-18-07, 01:02 PM
Because he sits at the store for about an hour looking for the perfect copy? Haven't you seen those kind of people at your local store? My wife and I laugh at them all the time...

What's worse, the person who spends an extra minute or two (not an hour) choosing the best quality item to purchase, or the person who spends his time watching and mocking that first person for being a quality-conscious consumer? Give me a break.

Dane
02-18-07, 01:11 PM
FYI:

Asia will be releasing a duplicate 2-Disc steelbook. Just like the Region 1.

mzupeman2
02-18-07, 04:01 PM
I'm sure 'an hour' is quite the exaggeration. I'm sure all that he REALLY means, is they see people pick up a DVD, maybe shake it to hear if the DVD is loose, look at the casing to make sure it's not damaged, and move along... where he may just pick up any old disc and carry on.

Wildo1966
02-18-07, 05:34 PM
Yes saying a hour is an exaggeration. But I am refering to the anal retentive person who inspects every single inch of the dvd for any imperfections, all the while standing in front of the stock so others cannot reach it. We literally have to shove our way in there to get a copy. Give me a break, you are buying a dvd not gold....

dvd_luver
02-18-07, 06:22 PM
FYI:

Asia will be releasing a duplicate 2-Disc steelbook. Just like the Region 1.

Hah. Figures. eBayer's beware. Glad I got the Best Buy version from the USA.

ScottsdaleSaint
02-18-07, 06:23 PM
Yes saying a hour is an exaggeration. But I am refering to the anal retentive person who inspects every single inch of the dvd for any imperfections, all the while standing in front of the stock so others cannot reach it. We literally have to shove our way in there to get a copy. Give me a break, you are buying a dvd not gold....the phrase, "excuse me," works wonders.

crs
02-18-07, 09:25 PM
Was it ever discussed how poor the DVD picture quality was for a while at the beginning of the film? Like the first meeting in the office of Queenan with Dignam, their faces was very grainy with hardly any details. It seemed to improve after the title sequence. Still, it's not even mentioned in the DVD Talk review or any other review I've read for that matter...

xage
02-19-07, 09:12 AM
Wildo, you have no clue I guess on what scott1598 is mentioning. That Glue stain cant be seen, feel or smelled not unless one will open the DVD and it has nothing to do if one will check it.


xage,
how come your script doesn't seem to have the horrid glue stain on the front? was it in mint condition as opposed to most others?

Because he sits at the store for about an hour looking for the perfect copy? Haven't you seen those kind of people at your local store? My wife and I laugh at them all the time...


I guess you already admitted it was an exaggeration. but then again.. was it necessary to shove? or was it another exaggeration on your end.

Yes saying a hour is an exaggeration. But I am refering to the anal retentive person who inspects every single inch of the dvd for any imperfections, all the while standing in front of the stock so others cannot reach it. We literally have to shove our way in there to get a copy. Give me a break, you are buying a dvd not gold....

shtfilter
02-19-07, 09:13 AM
Was it ever discussed how poor the DVD picture quality was for a while at the beginning of the film? Like the first meeting in the office of Queenan with Dignam, their faces was very grainy with hardly any details. It seemed to improve after the title sequence. Still, it's not even mentioned in the DVD Talk review or any other review I've read for that matter...

For real, the movie looks like it was filmed in the 70s or 80s. You would think it would look better than it does.

canaryfarmer
02-19-07, 09:23 AM
Just watched it last night and the transfer really was pretty weak. I expected much better.

Mr. Cinema
02-19-07, 09:39 AM
Looked great in high-definition.

steebo777
02-19-07, 10:59 AM
Was it ever discussed how poor the DVD picture quality was for a while at the beginning of the film? Like the first meeting in the office of Queenan with Dignam, their faces was very grainy with hardly any details. It seemed to improve after the title sequence. Still, it's not even mentioned in the DVD Talk review or any other review I've read for that matter...

For real, the movie looks like it was filmed in the 70s or 80s. You would think it would look better than it does.
I noticed the first meeting in Dignam's office was very grainy as well, but almost a digital grainy. Especially around the outside of their faces. I thougt something was wrong with my setup, but I popped in a few other DVDs and it wasn't the player. Fortunately, no one else really noticed it that was watching it with me. I did also notice a lot of background noise during many of the darker scenes. AUdio was phenomenal (I love me some Dropkick Murphys in 7.1 :) )

dvd_luver
02-19-07, 03:43 PM
What's worse, the person who spends an extra minute or two (not an hour) choosing the best quality item to purchase, or the person who spends his time watching and mocking that first person for being a quality-conscious consumer? Give me a break.

The person mocking somebody for being a quality-conscious consumer.

Bottom line, we pay MONEY for QUALITY! No matter what it is. As for DVD's, it's just like any other product, some people want the best quality for they're dollar. Some security seals on DVD's get stuck on the artwork if it is to high in the case during manufacturing, for that reason alone you have to look for a minute to see. Nothing worse than removing the security seals and have the paper tear off the cover. I can't stand it. Slipcovers also get badly damaged or beat up through shipping and stocking. So people have a right to LOOK for QUALITY!

And the person mocking can buy the DVD with those problems and enjoy torn off cover art and a damaged slipcover. To each their own. Now back to The Departed.........

Toy-Gun
02-19-07, 07:13 PM
I noticed the first meeting in Dignam's office was very grainy as well, but almost a digital grainy. Especially around the outside of their faces. I thougt something was wrong with my setup, but I popped in a few other DVDs and it wasn't the player. Fortunately, no one else really noticed it that was watching it with me. I did also notice a lot of background noise during many of the darker scenes. AUdio was phenomenal (I love me some Dropkick Murphys in 7.1 :) )

(GREAT FILM) I noticed that the film quality flucuated. you are right, I thought it was my player.

Tarantino
02-19-07, 07:49 PM
To get this thread back on track...

I got lucky and picked up the Steelbook version as well. Great, great movie.

= J

smashthesymbols
02-19-07, 09:02 PM
To get this thread back on track...

I got lucky and picked up the Steelbook version as well. Great, great movie.

= J
Is the steelbook getting hard to find already? I was in Best Buy today and they had probably 15 or 20 on the shelf, they actually had more of it than the regular DVD. I grabbed it just to be safe, but here at least, it doesn't look like it's going very fast.

BuckNaked2k
02-19-07, 10:11 PM
Is the steelbook getting hard to find already? I was in Best Buy today and they had probably 15 or 20 on the shelf, they actually had more of it than the regular DVD. I grabbed it just to be safe, but here at least, it doesn't look like it's going very fast.Some have reported receiving it from BB.com. If they are stocking it in their warehouse, they must have ordered plenty from the distributor, unlike earlier exclusives they have offered.

noahtc
02-20-07, 12:04 AM
This was my fav movie of 2007. I picked up the 2 disc (steel case) and the extras were fantastic but they were all non-anamorphic. I think the studios should start focusing more on the extras if they are going to release seperate dvd versions of their films. It's nice to have them in widescreen, but if they are non-anamorphic, for the ever increasing widescreen t.v. population, what's the point?

doraemon10
02-20-07, 10:32 AM
The Best Buy store at Fenway is still sold out and the blockbuster by my apartment had a sign that read "Departed sold out we will recieve 100 copies on wednesday, pre-order now." Perhaps it's Whitey Bulger buying all the copies...

Geez I guess Bostonians really love this movie. I didn't see Boondock Saints, Mystic River or Fever Pitch sell like this. Then again I'd rather wipe my arse with a cheese grater than to sit through fever pitch again.

BuckNaked2k
02-20-07, 12:48 PM
The Best Buy store at Fenway is still sold out and the.........Title still widely available here: Hey Chowdah Heads! (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8205337&st=departed&type=product&id=1626426)

Maklershed
02-20-07, 07:46 PM
Title still widely available here: Hey Chowdah Heads! (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8205337&st=departed&type=product&id=1626426)

I bought this version with in store pickup and I went to the store and they gave me this:

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000M5AJQS.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_V45746209_.jpg

And I asked the customer service if she's sure this is the steelbook version cause it sure didnt seem like it. And she said yes and that its the same sku if I didnt believe her (which it is). So I guess I'm going to return the version I have and order directly from the site and hope they send me the steel book tin.

TomOpus
02-20-07, 08:02 PM
^^^ yeah, they screwed up. I ordered mine for in-store pick-up when I heard they were going fast. I got it on Saturday and it was the right one.

Maklershed
02-20-07, 08:06 PM
Do you think I would probably get the correct version if I ordered the Steel Book straight from the site instead of in store pickup?

BuckNaked2k
02-20-07, 08:18 PM
Best Buy website now shows the steelbook version as "Sold Out".

doraemon10
02-22-07, 12:53 PM
Now the site just reads "The Departed: Special Edition" sans "steel book and Limited edition." Was the steel book an actual limited edition? Are they only selling the regular 2 disk version now? Can anyone confirm?

Mr. Cinema
02-22-07, 01:12 PM
Now the site just reads "The Departed: Special Edition" sans "steel book and Limited edition." Was the steel book an actual limited edition? Are they only selling the regular 2 disk version now? Can anyone confirm?
The steelbook had a sticker on the cover that said "limited edition". It will get replaced with the standard 2-disc set. Maybe it already has.

TOMHOLJEN1
02-22-07, 04:48 PM
The SteelBook(tm) version of The Departed was a limited edition, still available online at Best Buy.com
The cover just has the logo in a black gun, no pictures of the main characters, these are in the inside

TOMHOLJEN1
02-22-07, 04:49 PM
Maklershed, if this is what you bought, its not the SteelBook(tm)

TOMHOLJEN1
02-22-07, 04:59 PM
Can anyone tell me how to upload pictures? Please

MartinBlank
02-22-07, 09:24 PM
Can anyone tell me how to upload pictures? Please

www.photobucket.com...then, post the "IMG code" provided.

TOMHOLJEN1
02-23-07, 09:59 AM
Thanks

Dane
02-23-07, 01:14 PM
Ordered the Region 3 Steelbook 2-Disc, which is limited to 3000.

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7686/departedpi6.jpg

T.Williams
02-25-07, 07:40 PM
what are other special editions released of this film? i picked up the steal book but this is prolly my favorite movie of all time so i was wondering if there is another version i should pick up.

robsul82
02-26-07, 03:21 AM
Now, after the Best Picture win (feels good to type that), will there be another edition, this time with commentary by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese (feels better to type that)? Hmm.

DJariya
02-26-07, 04:23 AM
I definitely forsee Warner spending some $$$$ now and prepping a Special Edition for maybe a late fall or winter release. Probably early 2008 at the latest.

Mr. Salty
02-26-07, 05:56 AM
It's not like the two-disc set that's out now is shoddy. In fact, far from it. The only thing it's really lacking that I would like is an audio commentary.

I don't foresee Warners re-releasing this anytime soon. It's not their pattern. If it was Sony, that would be another matter.

Furio
02-26-07, 08:04 AM
I'm actually very annoyed at this release. Everyone in this thread is worried about getting a tin can for a box, meanwhile this transfer is complete garbage. I thought it was my player when I noticed the grainy appearance of the video, but other people have had the same problem.

I can't believe the reviewer gave this a 4.5 out of 5 stars for video. I've seen better transfers on movies in the 4.99 bin at Walmart.

dollfins1
02-26-07, 08:04 AM
got my steelbook the other day and watched over the weekend. very happy with the presentation and beautiful packaging. :thumbsup:

DVDFreaker
02-26-07, 08:53 AM
I'm actually very annoyed at this release. Everyone in this thread is worried about getting a tin can for a box, meanwhile this transfer is complete garbage. I thought it was my player when I noticed the grainy appearance of the video, but other people have had the same problem.

I can't believe the reviewer gave this a 4.5 out of 5 stars for video. I've seen better transfers on movies in the 4.99 bin at Walmart.

Buy Blu-Ray then

BuckNaked2k
02-26-07, 09:58 AM
It's not like the two-disc set that's out now is shoddy. In fact, far from it.I completely agree. It would take some pretty significant upgrades to make me double dip on this title.

starman9000
02-26-07, 10:10 AM
Buy Blu-Ray then

I don't think the fact that High Def alternatives are available means we should stop expecting as good as PQ as possiple for regular DVD's. Furio is right, this disc just has a bad transfer.

BuckNaked2k
02-26-07, 10:17 AM
Furio is right, this disc just has a bad transfer.How can this be? It's a brand-new film. How could the transfer be so shoddy?

I didn't see this in the theaters, but I've heard that some directors and cinematographers prefer a grainier transfer over a crystal-clear one in order to give their film a certain tonality. Are we sure this isn't the case here?

JackBurton
02-26-07, 10:29 AM
I just put in an order at BB.com for what I thought was the tin (that is what is pictured). However, now I notice that my invoice only says "Special Edition" and that is the only special edition version that I see on the site (I don't see the non-tin version pictured). If they send me the wrong one can I exchange/return instore or will I have to send it back in the mail. The tin is pictured, but it wouldn't be the first time BB has the wrong version of a disc pictured on their site.

starman9000
02-26-07, 10:36 AM
How can this be? It's a brand-new film. How could the transfer be so shoddy?

I didn't see this in the theaters, but I've heard that some directors and cinematographers prefer a grainier transfer over a crystal-clear one in order to give their film a certain tonality. Are we sure this isn't the case here?


It isn't consistant throught the dvd. I wouldn't even really call it grainy, it's almost like pixelization at the beginning of the movie (not just the flashback scenes either).

BuckNaked2k
02-26-07, 11:00 AM
I just put in an order at BB.com for what I thought was the tin (that is what is pictured). However, now I notice that my invoice only says "Special Edition" and that is the only special edition version that I see on the site (I don't see the non-tin version pictured). If they send me the wrong one can I exchange/return instore or will I have to send it back in the mail. The tin is pictured, but it wouldn't be the first time BB has the wrong version of a disc pictured on their site.The steelbook is sold out online as well as in most stores. They just haven't updated the picture to reflect the standard cover.

steebo777
02-26-07, 01:13 PM
It isn't consistant throught the dvd. I wouldn't even really call it grainy, it's almost like pixelization at the beginning of the movie (not just the flashback scenes either).
Exactly. It is a pixelation problem that is very apparent IMO. Check out the interview scenes with Leo towards the beginning and you'll notice it, especially around some of their faces.

Wildo1966
02-26-07, 01:16 PM
Here in MA it appears all the Best Buy's in the area now carry the regular 2 disk version, no steelbook....So anyone still waiting you better go to the dark side (Ebay) soon.....

freshticles
02-26-07, 01:33 PM
Exactly. It is a pixelation problem that is very apparent IMO. Check out the interview scenes with Leo towards the beginning and you'll notice it, especially around some of their faces.

I noticed that too!..i totally started messing with my tv because i thought the convergence was off or something..glad to see it's not that...

PatrickMcCart
02-26-07, 01:50 PM
I've only watched the first 5-6 minutes, but it looks pretty much flawless. Maybe it suffers on a 9' screen, but it's not even close to bargain-bin quality.

BuckNaked2k
02-26-07, 02:36 PM
I've only watched the first 5-6 minutes, but it looks pretty much flawless. Maybe it suffers on a 9' screen, but it's not even close to bargain-bin quality.Yea, I have to agree there. Maybe for you guys with HD mega screens, it looks pixilated, but I'm watching it at 480p on a 42" plasma, and it looks quite sharp to me.

(I guess this also explains why I'm not that enthused about HD/Blu-Ray).

Furio
02-26-07, 03:14 PM
Exactly. It is a pixelation problem that is very apparent IMO. Check out the interview scenes with Leo towards the beginning and you'll notice it, especially around some of their faces.

Its also very obvious in the scene where Leo and Damon are taking their State Trooper test. The blue wall behind them is very pixelated. This is a terrible transfer and I'm embarassed that I bought a "Special Edition" that looks like this.

crs
02-26-07, 03:23 PM
Well here are two direct screen captures from the DVD that examples the poor picture quality in the beginning. Notice the pixellation in the face details.

It's really surprising that this got 4.5 stars in the DVD Talk review (or atleast a mention of this PQ problem). And how is it possible to fail to notice this on a 42" display? :shrug:

(Edit: Funny thing, read the DVD Talk review again, and it says, quote: "No digital problems (edge enhancement and pixellation, for example) were spotted along the way...")

(Images are in png format so the artifacts are not due to image compression)


http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/9582/thedeparted1yi0.png

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/5900/thedeparted4gm7.png

Furio
02-26-07, 03:36 PM
Well here are two direct screen captures from the DVD that examples the poor picture quality in the beginning. Notice the pixellation in the face details.

It's really surprising that this got 4.5 stars in the DVD Talk review (or atleast a mention of this PQ problem). And how is it possible to fail to notice this on a 42" display? :shrug:

(Edit: Funny thing, read the DVD Talk review again, and it says, quote: "No digital problems (edge enhancement and pixellation, for example) were spotted along the way...")


It has nothing to do with screen size. Its bad on every screen I tried in on when I first noticed it. And I laughed when I read "No digital problems" as well. This reviewer should be banished to writing porn reviews and should get his ass paddled with the steelbook edition until he cries.

BuckNaked2k
02-26-07, 03:37 PM
I wonder if maybe there were some QC issues at the pressing plant, because not every copy seems to have this defect.

canaryfarmer
02-26-07, 03:49 PM
I watched it on a 27" CRT, and those scenes shown above looked terrible. I couldn't make out any real facial detail. The transfer seemed to improve as the movie went on, but those scenes really stood out for how blocky they were.

dvd_luver
02-26-07, 03:59 PM
No question now there will be a BETTER release for The Departed on DVD since it has won Best Picture and Best Director at the Oscars, 4 Oscars total. Get ready to double-dip eventually!

Josh H
02-26-07, 04:11 PM
I didn't notice any problems in those scenes on my 27" Wega. :shrug: Maybe there's some bad discs out there?

darkside
02-26-07, 04:19 PM
Glad I bought the HD DVD seeing that pixelation. May flip it over and see if I can spot that stuff on the DVD side.

Tarantino
02-26-07, 05:40 PM
Hmm...I thought the DVD looked pretty good on my 57" screen.

Maybe as someone said, it's specific DVD's?

= J

crs
02-26-07, 05:51 PM
Hmm...I thought the DVD looked pretty good on my 57" screen.

Maybe as someone said, it's specific DVD's?

= J

I checked two DVDs, the steelbook one and one "normal" 2-disc version, and they were both like in the screen captures. But anyone's welcome to put up other captures to prove different transfers exist (from the same scene in the beginning).

Furio
02-26-07, 06:32 PM
Hmm...I thought the DVD looked pretty good on my 57" screen.

Maybe as someone said, it's specific DVD's?

= J

For comparison purposes, my copy that is pixellated is the SE in the cardboard slipcase from Best Buy in West Hollywood. I have viewed it on a Sony 27" CRT and a 50" Pioneer Plasma

Gigantopithecus
02-26-07, 06:42 PM
the closest bestbuy to me still has about 32 of these steel book versions(yes, i counted them).

i thought about getting one, since theyre going for over $30 on ebay.

The Valeyard
02-26-07, 06:53 PM
Its also very obvious in the scene where Leo and Damon are taking their State Trooper test. The blue wall behind them is very pixelated. This is a terrible transfer and I'm embarassed that I bought a "Special Edition" that looks like this.


I saw it too. My wife didn't. It was driving me nuts and I had trouble watching the first 5 minutes or so. I had to turn off the DVD and go online to see if anyone else was having this issue. I finally finished the movie by sitting farther away from the screen so I wasn't as distracted.

hardercore
02-26-07, 07:44 PM
So... the Region 4 DVD comes out March 14. What do you guys think? is it too close to the Oscars to get the "Winner of 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture" branding on the DVD cover? I'd love that, but seeing as the release is less than three weeks away, I think all the stock will have been packed up and close to shipping by now.

I wonder which they'd tout more if they did have time to add it to the packaging, giving the significance of Scorseses win?
"Winner of 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture", or
"Winner of 4 Academy Awards, including Best Director"

xage
03-01-07, 01:14 AM
Another Region3 Release from Warner (whats bad is that it has the same exact design as Bestbuy's release)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b221/xage00/departedR3.jpg



Ordered the Region 3 Steelbook 2-Disc, which is limited to 3000.

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7686/departedpi6.jpg

Dane
03-01-07, 01:17 AM
Another Region3 Release from Warner (whats bad is that it has the same exact design as Bestbuy's release)
Why would that be bad?

I think itīs great as international buyers are able to get this as well.

MartinBlank
03-01-07, 01:45 AM
I wonder which they'd tout more if they did have time to add it to the packaging, giving the significance of Scorseses win?
"Winner of 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture", or
"Winner of 4 Academy Awards, including Best Director"

My guess would be "Best Picture". The average movie renter/buyer doesn't seem to give a shit about who directs a film.

dman988
03-01-07, 03:07 AM
Why not just put...

"Winner of 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director - Martin Scorsese", or something along the lines of including both.

Big Worms
03-01-07, 11:31 AM
My guess would be "Best Picture". The average movie renter/buyer doesn't seem to give a shit about who directs a film.
You are correct. I just picked up the HD-DVD version. And on it is the sticker saying "Best Picture Academy Award Winner".

Spiral Staircase
03-01-07, 11:55 AM
My guess would be "Best Picture". The average movie renter/buyer doesn't seem to give a shit about who directs a film.


Scorsese's name alone has incredible salience even to the average viewer. During his speech, he mentioned how many people approached him and expressed their desire for him to win an Oscar.
Now if only he could get the average viewer to pronounce his name correctly...

Josh H
03-01-07, 12:44 PM
Scorsese's name alone has incredible salience even to the average viewer. During his speech, he mentioned how many people approached him and expressed their desire for him to win an Oscar.


I'd say most average viewers aren't people who would even recognize him.

Average viewers are just people who buy movies at wal-mart and go to the theater's every once in a while.

Not ones who watch the oscars, know what directors look like etc.

GuruTwo
03-01-07, 01:12 PM
Yeah but I think there are directors like Spielberg and Scorsese that ARE recognizable to the general public.

Scorsese has made many appearances as himself over the years, whether it's on that commercial with the photo developer or his "Curb" episode. He's a famous and recognizable man, my mom doesn't know "Mean Streets" from "Sesame Street" but she knows that Martin Scorsese is a famous director and she'd know him if she saw him in public.

T.Williams
03-01-07, 01:17 PM
what are other special editions released of this film? i picked up the steal book but this is prolly my favorite movie of all time so i was wondering if there is another version i should pick up.

so are there no other editions i should pick up?

digitalfreaknyc
03-01-07, 01:36 PM
Buy Blu-Ray then
Or hd-dvd ;)

You get both.

canaryfarmer
03-01-07, 02:28 PM
so are there no other editions i should pick up?

There really weren't any other "special" versions for this movie. You could always buy the full-screen version if you need another one :)

MartinBlank
03-01-07, 08:58 PM
Now if only he could get the average viewer to pronounce his name correctly...
What do you mean?

Mulder
03-02-07, 12:39 AM
the closest bestbuy to me still has about 32 of these steel book versions(yes, i counted them).

i thought about getting one, since theyre going for over $30 on ebay.

Hey there- am a Gold Trader here on dvdtalk for many years and have been looking like crazy for one of these at best buy. would there be a chance of you picking one up for me and me paypaling the money to you for shipping and everything? Thanks for considering it at least, much appreciate it. Cheers-

Mitch

GuruTwo
03-02-07, 01:21 AM
What do you mean?

I assume he means "The Depahted"

Struz
03-02-07, 10:56 AM
Does Bestbuy still have their Special Edition release available at their stores ?

http://images.bestbuy.com/BestBuy_US/en_US/images/musicmoviegame/movies/features/8205337.jpg

Mr. Cinema
03-02-07, 11:00 AM
There may be a few here and there, but my store was sold out after day 1 of the steelbook. They are now replaced with the regular 2-disc version.

onebyone
03-02-07, 11:01 AM
Does Bestbuy still have their Special Edition release available at their stores ?

http://images.bestbuy.com/BestBuy_US/en_US/images/musicmoviegame/movies/features/8205337.jpg

I think that it depends on the store. I struck out at 2 best buys this week before going to a third which had like 11 left.

BuckNaked2k
03-02-07, 12:47 PM
None at my store for some time.

Wildo1966
03-02-07, 12:54 PM
Does Bestbuy still have their Special Edition release available at their stores ?

http://images.bestbuy.com/BestBuy_US/en_US/images/musicmoviegame/movies/features/8205337.jpg

No way, there are 3 in this area of MA/RI and they are long gone...A good way to tell is check Bestbuy.com if they are out of them most likely all the B&M stores are out of them. All the BB I go to have the regular 2 disk set now....Personally I think Ebay is the way to go if you got to have one...

Struz
03-02-07, 01:07 PM
No way, there are 3 in this area of MA/RI and they are long gone...A good way to tell is check Bestbuy.com if they are out of them most likely all the B&M stores are out of them. All the BB I go to have the regular 2 disk set now....Personally I think Ebay is the way to go if you got to have one...

BB online is showing this version.

Wildo1966
03-02-07, 01:10 PM
BB online is showing this version.

Just be careful as I have heard some people ordered thinking they were getting the steelbook but the regular 2 disk was received....

Struz
03-02-07, 01:34 PM
Just be careful as I have heard some people ordered thinking they were getting the steelbook but the regular 2 disk was received....

Ok, thanks.
I'm going to check a few local BB's first.

Wildo1966
03-02-07, 01:37 PM
Ok, thanks.
I'm going to check a few local BB's first.

2 options before you drive out and waste gas (gas is too expensive!):

1) Check store availability on Best Buy.com to see if you local store has it...

2) Call the local BB direct and ask if them have any left, if they do ask them to hold one for you...

Good Luck!

T.Williams
03-02-07, 01:45 PM
so is the steelbook getting hard to find now? glad i got mine :)

Wildo1966
03-02-07, 01:48 PM
so is the steelbook getting hard to find now? glad i got mine :)

Hard to find at retail price...You know how Ebay is, there are plenty there if someone needs one, you just have to pay more..

BuckNaked2k
03-02-07, 01:48 PM
I have an extra if anybody needs one.

T.Williams
03-02-07, 01:50 PM
right, but are they going to continue to make them or is this it?

Mr. Cinema
03-02-07, 01:53 PM
I think this is it. It was a limited run.

T.Williams
03-02-07, 01:54 PM
ahhhhhh sweet.

JackBurton
03-02-07, 03:53 PM
I have an extra if anybody needs one.

BuckNaked2k: ygm

thelivster
03-10-07, 08:11 AM
get this i live in Australia and our dvd isn't released till this tuesday which i've been really excited about because it's got the two disc edition with the script at a store but now it turns out that none of our 2 disc editions come with the martin scorsese documentary which seems to be the only featurette worth watching

cverneau
03-12-07, 06:16 AM
If anyone happens to have an extra or can get their hands on one, I'll Throw in an extra $5 above the cost and shipping.

mickey65
03-12-07, 10:45 AM
Does anyone know who does that rock instrumental of "Crazy" during the closing credits? I looked at the soundtrack CD and the score CD and it's not listed on either. I wouldn't mind having that one - it's a great rendition!

ThatGuamGuy
03-12-07, 02:18 PM
What do you mean?

Some people say "Score-say-see", some people say "Score-sez-ee". Even at the Oscars, I don't think they were consistent. I don't know which is right. I used to think "sez-ee" was the pretentious pronunciation, like "Stanley Cue-brick" (which is wrong), but it's more widespread, so I'm really not sure.

reubs82
03-12-07, 03:06 PM
In the beginning of the commentary for "Gangs of New York", he says, "This is Martin Scor-sez-ee". That's the one I go with.

Spiral Staircase
03-12-07, 06:56 PM
In the beginning of the commentary for "Gangs of New York", he says, "This is Martin Scor-sez-ee". That's the one I go with.


Bingo, he never pronounces it with a "say" in the middle when he says his own name.

Rizor
03-12-07, 08:27 PM
I used to think "sez-ee" was the pretentious pronunciation, like "Stanley Cue-brick" (which is wrong), but it's more widespread, so I'm really not sure.On the commentary for the "Making The Shining" documentary, Stanley's daughter Vivian pronounces it as "Cue-brick" but it might just be her accent. :)

Drexl
03-12-07, 08:50 PM
Yeah, they say "cue-brick" in Britain.

tonyjg
03-14-07, 07:31 AM
get this i live in Australia and our dvd isn't released till this tuesday which i've been really excited about because it's got the two disc edition with the script at a store but now it turns out that none of our 2 disc editions come with the martin scorsese documentary which seems to be the only featurette worth watching

Noticed this in JB HiFi today....

3 versions of THE DEPARTED

1 - Single Disc
2 - 2 Disc edition
3 - 2 Disc edition plus some script.

AND as you pointed out - the 'Scorsese On Scorsese' Doco is ONLY AVAILABLE on the pack with the script - ALBIET AT A MORE EXPENSIVE PRICE !!!.

GEE - THANKS WARNERS AUSTRALIA !!! NOT !!

freshticles
03-14-07, 07:59 PM
They should have one day a year when Warner DVD Execs and workers have to run the streets while we chuck beer bottles and rocks at them...

TomOpus
03-17-07, 08:16 PM
Sorry for the bump, but I was just at the Best Buy in Santee (east of San Diego) and they still had about 8 or 10 of the steelbooks.

Fincher Fan
03-17-07, 09:07 PM
get this i live in Australia and our dvd isn't released till this tuesday which i've been really excited about because it's got the two disc edition with the script at a store but now it turns out that none of our 2 disc editions come with the martin scorsese documentary which seems to be the only featurette worth watching

That was an oversight in the production that will be corrected on future runs. Wait for the new versions to arrive in store.

tonyjg
03-18-07, 02:23 AM
That was an oversight in the production that will be corrected on future runs. Wait for the new versions to arrive in store.

when is this likely to happen ??

You're probably going to need to have an 'eagle eye' out for the 'future runs' - can't see the B&M stores placing any more orders whilst they've got stock to sell.

Buttmunker
03-18-07, 10:26 AM
I just wish they'd release a version with the original cover art.

Fincher Fan
03-18-07, 05:08 PM
when is this likely to happen ??

You're probably going to need to have an 'eagle eye' out for the 'future runs' - can't see the B&M stores placing any more orders whilst they've got stock to sell.

It was corrected after the initial production run so as you say, it will depend on retailers.

Hal
03-30-07, 08:41 AM
Great comparision:

The Departed DVD vs. The Departed HD DVD (http://www.zonadvd.com/modules.php?name=Sections&op=viewarticle&artid=707)

-eek-

MasterCXtreme
03-30-07, 09:15 AM
Damnit... I really gotta get one of those HD DVD players.

canaryfarmer
03-30-07, 09:44 AM
The DVD actually holds up pretty well.

Simpson Purist
03-30-07, 01:25 PM
Interesting comparison, I'm curious to see how the Blu-ray version compares to the HD-DVD version.

Randy Miller III
03-30-07, 02:09 PM
Why do the HD-DVD's black levels look slightly washed out?

PixyJunket
03-30-07, 02:12 PM
Wow, HD screenshots at a resolution of 405 lines. Fantastic. :lol:

fumanstan
03-30-07, 02:56 PM
Wow, HD screenshots at a resolution of 405 lines. Fantastic. :lol:

Because clearly, the difference aren't visible otherwise. :lol: