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ScissorPuppy
03-02-07, 10:03 PM
ok so Wal-Mart has annouced the poker card editon.
http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=cZdGXyuEAtc&type=2&subid=0&offerid=64951.5634771

A friend of mine told me he heard Target was getting an slipcase and script (like The Departed)

Any idea what else others are getting?

Best Buy a steelbook?
CC a bonus disc or Lithograph?

I love exclusives, guess i'm gonna have to buy the dam thing 5 times lol.

Update...

Target - 3rd bonus disc ( possible slipcase to hold both cases, like the DiVinci code eariler this year, unconfirmed )

Wal-Mart - Poker cards and chip

Circut City - Collectible Coin

Best Buy - Mini Bond Car

Any word on Fye or Suncoast?

I don't think anyone else offers exclusives...

Cameron
03-02-07, 10:19 PM
has sony ever done a steelbook?

ScissorPuppy
03-02-07, 10:29 PM
I don't think so.

Was Appleseed released by sony?

The Departed was WB's first one I think.

cultshock
03-02-07, 10:31 PM
I'm guessing that an exclusive involving the Blu-ray version won't happen. :(

canaryfarmer
03-02-07, 10:49 PM
Appleseed was released by Geneon.

Mr. Cinema
03-02-07, 11:04 PM
The Grudge 2, a Sony film, was released as a 2-disc Steelbook exclusive at Best Buy.

canaryfarmer
03-02-07, 11:11 PM
The Walmart link wasn't working for me, so here's the pic for those having similar problems:

http://i.walmart.com/i/p/00/04/33/96/18/0004339618876_500X500.jpg

Abe.
03-03-07, 01:11 AM
Man, that set looks a little too bulky. I'll probably just pick up the Blu-Ray disc. Maybe the Blu-Ray will have a nice slipcase :)

Rypro 525
03-03-07, 01:19 AM
I'll take the region 3 version with DTS (and a cheaper price then the american 2 disc.

The Valeyard
03-03-07, 03:09 AM
There's reports that there's a problem with the R3 DTS track.

Rypro 525
03-03-07, 03:38 AM
There's reports that there's a problem with the R3 DTS track.
whats the issue?

xage
03-03-07, 11:03 AM
I'll take the region 3 version with DTS (and a cheaper price then the american 2 disc.


Shipping cost? was that not added in the final purchase price?

darkside
03-03-07, 11:34 AM
I'll stick with it on Blu-ray. No freebies, but hopefully Sony will go all out for a top notch transfer and PCM sound.

cultshock
03-03-07, 12:10 PM
I hope so (fingers crossed).

matome
03-03-07, 12:27 PM
I'll stick with it on Blu-ray. No freebies, but hopefully Sony will go all out for a top notch transfer and PCM sound.

First Blu-Ray review (IGN) 9/10 PQ - 10/10 AQ (Thanks to its near-flawless transfer, varied locales and great action sequences, Casino Royale really is the perfect demo disc. )

Thanks to its near-flawless transfer, varied locales and great action sequences, Casino Royale really is the perfect demo disc.

DVD Josh
03-03-07, 12:44 PM
Well that is certainly a nice BD review. Can't wait!!

canaryfarmer
03-03-07, 12:53 PM
whats the issue? [with the DTS track]

Audio drop-out at one point.

BrentC07
03-03-07, 03:53 PM
According to this post at the Double O section blog (http://doubleosection.blogspot.com/2007/03/random-intelligence-dispatches-dandy-in.html), Best Buy will be giving away a Corgi Aston Martin DBS (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8250153&st=casino+royale&lp=4&type=product&cp=1&id=1627164) with purchase.

N0treDom
03-03-07, 03:58 PM
well i guess that means no steelbook from Bestbuy. Darn.

TheMovieman
03-03-07, 04:18 PM
Well, I think I'm going for the Wal Mart one...

tonymontana313
03-03-07, 05:02 PM
Cmon Circuit City, throw us a bonus disc!

MartinBlank
03-03-07, 05:06 PM
A friend of mine told me he heard Target was getting an slipcase and script (like The Departed)


WTF, is this the new trend for something "extra"? Weak sauce.

The Wal-Mart exclusive is actually pretty sweet.

ignition
03-03-07, 05:49 PM
I'm partial to the Wal-Mart freebie right now... we'll see if Circuit City or Target has anything interesting to add to the mix.

I wonder if Xage plans on picking these up... he'll have one hell of a day if he does!

Harold Wazzu
03-03-07, 06:04 PM
Target will offer a bonus disc: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=494210

Wildo1966
03-03-07, 06:06 PM
WTF, is this the new trend for something "extra"? Weak sauce.

The Wal-Mart exclusive is actually pretty sweet.

It's simple....there are people out there who will buy every exclusive of new release dvds....Waste of money? Absolutely but the world needs crazy people too.....

chris_sc77
03-03-07, 10:01 PM
Sony and MGM are being very greedy releasing a crappy edition of a BOND film after the film did so well for them.
No commentary...No thanks then......
Seeing as this was one of my favorite films of last yeay I'll prob. wait til movie gallery runs a Buy 2 Get 2 sale to pick this up...That is assuming that they do get the 2-disk set with the promotional featurettes on the 2nd disk...

jjcool
03-03-07, 10:02 PM
It's simple....there are people out there who will buy every exclusive of new release dvds....Waste of money? Absolutely but the world needs crazy people too.....

Without crazy people there would be no sane people.

TheJoker
03-05-07, 02:21 AM
Heres a pic of the BB car they should be giving away...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8250153&st=casino+royale&lp=4&type=product&cp=1&id=1627164

chong sek seong
03-05-07, 06:03 AM
Audio drop-out at one point.

Where is the audio drop-out? What happen?

tylergfoster
03-05-07, 08:38 AM
I will never use it, but that poker set looks nice. I would normally spring for the bonus disc, but maybe I'll wait a day and hear from everyone here if it's worth it or not.

tbwmp88
03-05-07, 11:12 AM
This is my favorite movie of last year and the only one I planned on buying during release week and all the exclusives suck! I'm hoping Target will have a slipcover.

DVDsAreMyLIFE
03-05-07, 11:28 AM
I think the poker cards and chip are a cool display item, if you are into that sort of thing.

Harold Wazzu
03-05-07, 05:26 PM
I think the poker cards and chip are a cool display item, if you are into that sort of thing.

Definitely!

MetalGator311
03-05-07, 05:37 PM
First DVD purchase from Wally World in years for me

noahtc
03-05-07, 06:14 PM
Any idea if there will be the trailers on the target bonus disc??

man*machine
03-05-07, 08:19 PM
Any idea if there will be the trailers on the target bonus disc??

I don't know, but one of the two trailers for this movie knocked me out (I believe it was the longer one). I'm usually not impressed with modern trailers, but that was a good one. If it's not on the official release or Target bonus disc, has anyone seen the trailer as a promo on any other recent Sony release?

Rizor
03-05-07, 09:57 PM
Haven't spotted the second trailer on any Sony discs (though honestly, I haven't tried very hard). The first one was on "The Da Vinci Code" though

Dean Kousoulas
03-05-07, 10:01 PM
Looks like a Wal-Mart purchase for me.

starman9000
03-05-07, 10:19 PM
Im assuming the Wal-mart package won't actually look as nice as the pic in this thread, it will probably be the flimsy cardboard they use for their other promo's correct? Is there any reason to suspect otherwise?

Applejack
03-05-07, 10:53 PM
I think I'll go with the Best buy set.

I don't know what I'd do with the cards and single poker chip from wal mart
At least I could keep the Aston Martin on my desk at work

TomOpus
03-05-07, 10:57 PM
Looks like I'm heading to Target... especially if it's like their other exclusive 3-disc sets. I already have cards, don't need chips.

animatedude
03-06-07, 10:31 AM
what do you guys think of this?

http://www.hmv.co.uk/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=285;5;-1;-1&sku=619689

benh911
03-06-07, 11:40 AM
I think that's the coolest exclusive out. Wish it was available in the US. I don't play cards really, and I don't need a matchbox, so I'll just get it at CC.

Fincher Fan
03-06-07, 12:44 PM
Here's a R4 release:

http://www.ezydvd.com.au/g/i/p/792071.jpg

animatedude
03-06-07, 02:47 PM
off-topic.

Fincher Fan, can you explain your signature a little bit more? does that mean Fincher hates those movies?

tbwmp88
03-06-07, 04:24 PM
Any other non region 1 special packaging or exclusives?

MartinBlank
03-06-07, 04:35 PM
off-topic.

Fincher Fan, can you explain your signature a little bit more? does that mean Fincher hates those movies?

I'm pretty sure it's referencing the fact that at the time of SE7EN's release Pitt was know primarily for Legends of the Fall and Freeman for Driving Miss Daisy...thus, to the average movie-goer, "oooh, I like these other movies!! They were sweet/touching!! I bet this Seven-movie will be sweet/touching also!" :D

Simpson Purist
03-06-07, 09:50 PM
Hmm, the Aston Martin toy car is sweet, and I really dig the cards/poker chip from Wal-Mart (although I wouldn't want to pay extra just to get those), the only deciding factor now is what the heck is Target slipcase/bonus disc is like.

MikeShaynePI
03-06-07, 10:50 PM
I'm guessing that an exclusive involving the Blu-ray version won't happen. :(
Yeah that certainly pisses me off. Reward people for buying the cheap dvd while overcharging me and giving me jackshit for buying blu-ray, the medium you really want people to buy.

MikeShaynePI
03-06-07, 10:52 PM
off-topic.

Fincher Fan, can you explain your signature a little bit more? does that mean Fincher hates those movies?
No, it means Brad Pitt had just been in Legends of the Fall and Morgan Freeman had just been in Driving Miss Daisy, so when they advertised it to the test audience they said starring Legend of the Fall's Brad Pitt and Driving Miss Daisy's Morgan Freeman, which would lead people to the belief that it is like those movies.

Fincher Fan
03-07-07, 10:25 AM
No, it means Brad Pitt had just been in Legends of the Fall and Morgan Freeman had just been in Driving Miss Daisy, so when they advertised it to the test audience they said starring Legend of the Fall's Brad Pitt and Driving Miss Daisy's Morgan Freeman, which would lead people to the belief that it is like those movies.

:thumbsup:

squidget
03-07-07, 06:20 PM
Here's a R4 release:

http://www.ezydvd.com.au/g/i/p/792071.jpg

That is damn shiny. $68.44 total cost to the US for the curious from www.ezydvd.com.au

bluetoast
03-08-07, 05:50 PM
To those who know, how have Target's extra discs been in the past? I'm not sure whether to get that or the car from Best Buy.

islandclaws
03-08-07, 06:01 PM
My only concern is when is someone going to post a custom cover for this so it can match the other 22 Bond films I own. As for where to buy, I'm going with BB. That car is just as useless as Wallyworld's poker set (to me, anyways) and I doubt Target's disc is going to have anything that isn't a fluff promo piece.

DarthMarino
03-08-07, 06:08 PM
My only concern is when is someone going to post a custom cover for this so it can match the other 22 Bond films I own.

I might just do a custom spine like I did for Die Another Day. I still have my template so it shouldn't be hard to do.

Apone
03-08-07, 06:21 PM
Here's a R4 release:

http://www.ezydvd.com.au/g/i/p/792071.jpg

Beware of the rating classification. It is printed on the cover and becomes very intrusive.

noahtc
03-08-07, 07:26 PM
I don't know, but one of the two trailers for this movie knocked me out (I believe it was the longer one). I'm usually not impressed with modern trailers, but that was a good one. If it's not on the official release or Target bonus disc, has anyone seen the trailer as a promo on any other recent Sony release?

The Holiday, released on tuesday, has the full length trailer in 1.85 anamorphic widescreen on the trailer page of the disc.

Rypro 525
03-08-07, 07:52 PM
Shipping cost? was that not added in the final purchase price?
actually it was 15.95 after a $2 code at cdwow.com. And from what I have read (thanks to dvdbasen) the so called drop out is very brief (about a half a second) and not every disc has the issue.) since i don't have blue ray yet, I'll take this in a heart beat over a $23 2 disc se region 1 disc.

man*machine
03-08-07, 08:16 PM
The Holiday, released on tuesday, has the full length trailer in 1.85 anamorphic widescreen on the trailer page of the disc.

Thanks! That's cool to know and may be a last resort if it's not on anything else worthwhile. Romantic comedies are really not my thing, but I may have to bite the bullet in the end. An earlier poster mentioned that the shorter trailer is on the "Da Vinci Code" disc, but there's no way that will ever enter my home as I despise anything Ron Howard comes in touch with.

If anyone else out there sees the long CASINO ROYALE trailer on any other Sony release, please let us know. Thanks!

Trevor
03-09-07, 10:56 AM
An earlier poster mentioned that the shorter trailer is on the "Da Vinci Code" disc, but there's no way that will ever enter my home as I despise anything Ron Howard comes in touch with.

I hope that doesn't include The Andy Griffith Show!

man*machine
03-09-07, 01:05 PM
I hope that doesn't include The Andy Griffith Show!

Nah, that was OK and I didn't mind Howard in his early acting days and through Happy Days, etc. It's just his directing that irritates me to no end. "Grand Theft Auto" was OK and "Splash" was moderately watchable, but I found everything else he has done to be pompous and overwrought. Sorry, I didn't want to turn this into a Ron Howard bashing, though. Obviously, he is some sort of talent as he continues to work on major projects that are successful, so to each their own, I guess.

GuruTwo
03-09-07, 03:20 PM
I despise anything Ron Howard comes in touch with.

"Arrested Development" more than makes up for all of his crimes against cinema.

TheJoker
03-09-07, 03:41 PM
Im not sure which one I want to get....the coin looks pretty cool from CC but the car looks awesome as well...

canaryfarmer
03-09-07, 03:48 PM
"Arrested Development" more than makes up for all of his crimes against cinema.

I don't see it as a series. Maybe a movie?

whotony
03-10-07, 12:45 AM
Beware of the rating classification. It is printed on the cover and becomes very intrusive.
case is very tempting.
take out the sd dvd and sell it, put the bluray in its place.

Fincher Fan
03-10-07, 12:48 AM
take out the sd dvd and sell it, put the bluray in its place.

That's exactly what I was coming in to post! I just ordered one. If you don't like the rating classification or can't play PAL discs, use custom cover art or otherwise pick up a copy of the R1 disc itself cheap to replace it.

Dean Kousoulas
03-10-07, 12:58 AM
Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but FYE is also giving out a pack of Casino Royale playing cards with purchase. The pack is seperate and not boxed with the DVD, so you will have to ask for it.

Vision of Love
03-10-07, 11:33 PM
I haven't bought a DVD from Wal-Mart in ages.

Would you guys know if Canadian Wal-Marts get the US exclusives as well? How about Best Buy? Or are they always different?

matowest
03-11-07, 09:44 AM
Thanks! That's cool to know and may be a last resort if it's not on anything else worthwhile. Romantic comedies are really not my thing, but I may have to bite the bullet in the end. An earlier poster mentioned that the shorter trailer is on the "Da Vinci Code" disc, but there's no way that will ever enter my home as I despise anything Ron Howard comes in touch with.

If anyone else out there sees the long CASINO ROYALE trailer on any other Sony release, please let us know. Thanks!


Almost 100% certain that the long trailer is on the "Stranger Than Fiction" Blu-Ray. In HD no less!

Wildo1966
03-11-07, 09:57 AM
I can't believe Target is getting 22.99 for their exclusive of only a small making of disk. Not even a exclusive slipcase or anything! Since the Casino Royale release is 2 disk anyway why bother paying almost 10 bucks more for the bonus disk?

Erik68
03-11-07, 11:45 AM
Those interested in the Best Buy deal online, here's the direct link...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?type=category&id=pcmcat114700050010&ref=10&loc=01

OldBoy
03-11-07, 11:59 AM
I can't believe Target is getting 22.99 for their exclusive of only a small making of disk. Not even a exclusive slipcase or anything! Since the Casino Royale release is 2 disk anyway why bother paying almost 10 bucks more for the bonus disk?
i saw the ad today and there is no mention of a bonus dvd. it is only a "Bond on Set" book that is included in their listed "Limited Edition". i think the bonus dvd mentioned was a mistake.

Jim
03-11-07, 12:36 PM
i saw the ad today and there is no mention of a bonus dvd. it is only a "Bond on Set" book that is included in their listed "Limited Edition". i think the bonus dvd mentioned was a mistake.Our ad shows the "Bond on Set" (hard to tell if it is a book or DVD) and below the pictures, next to the price, it says "With bonus making-of DVD".

speedy1961
03-11-07, 03:37 PM
i saw the ad today and there is no mention of a bonus dvd. it is only a "Bond on Set" book that is included in their listed "Limited Edition". i think the bonus dvd mentioned was a mistake.


It could very well be a mistake.

I found the picture of Bond On Set at another website which called it a book.

Needless to say, I'll be stopping there on Tuesday to see exactly what Target's got.

Wildo1966
03-12-07, 09:06 AM
I just looked real close at the Target ad, the box that the dvd comes in definitely states BOOK, the ad states bonus dvd, but the packaging is BOOK..

horroru
03-12-07, 10:28 AM
According to someone who's actually seen the packaging
(see post 22 of this thread: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=494210 (http://) )
looks like this just comes with a book, no bonus DVD.

Has anyone else seen the packaging yet?

man*machine
03-12-07, 12:06 PM
I just looked real close at the Target ad, the box that the dvd comes in definitely states BOOK, the ad states bonus dvd, but the packaging is BOOK..

It's possible that it's both a book AND a bonus DVD, just like the Target DEVIL WEARS PRADA exclusive.

bgmat58
03-12-07, 12:18 PM
yeah. why not just pick the one you like most? i have heard of double dipping but this is just crazy.

TheJoker
03-12-07, 03:14 PM
I saw the DVD released early at my local Sears store on Saturday!

It was 4 days early....wanted to buy it but the $22.99 price tag held me off.....i think im gonna price match at BestBuy with the CC ad and get me the Free car....or just buy at CC.....the free coin looks decent.

GuruTwo
03-12-07, 03:40 PM
I think the way Target words their ads in this respect can be sorta misleading.

You could look at their "Departed" ad and interpret it as saying it had "exclusive content" that was only available in their store whereas in reality the "exclusive content" they talked about was in relation to the cheaper 1-disc set.

Based on the fact that people in that other thread have claimed to have seen the packaging I'm gonna have to assume that what the Target ad meant to say is "this edition with the book also comes with the 2-disc version".

Rizor
03-12-07, 10:43 PM
but the regular, cheaper edition is a 2-disc version, so bonus discs doesn't really apply

noahtc
03-12-07, 11:38 PM
According to someone who's actually seen the packaging
(see post 22 of this thread: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=494210 (http://) )
looks like this just comes with a book, no bonus DVD.

Has anyone else seen the packaging yet?
We get our dvd's at the video store i work at on the thursday before they street, you actually dont get a book about the film, but a insert on some vaction giveaway they are running with the release of the film on dvd.

bjh_18
03-12-07, 11:39 PM
but the regular, cheaper edition is a 2-disc version, so bonus discs doesn't really apply

It sure does apply if it's got some good extra content that's not on the regular 2-disc version.

Rizor
03-13-07, 12:32 AM
It sure does apply if it's got some good extra content that's not on the regular 2-disc version.it doesn't if it's the same exact 2-disc set. The exclusive's only extra is a book. Same exact content discwise.

Trinitron
03-13-07, 09:05 AM
Target set has no bonus disc - book only. It is very nice (smaller version of the full book) but no disc

Wildo1966
03-13-07, 09:17 AM
Target can keep their crappy exclusive this time...

The Valeyard
03-13-07, 10:40 AM
Gah!

Off to Circuit City.

ReduxGuy
03-13-07, 11:21 AM
Target set has no bonus disc - book only. It is very nice (smaller version of the full book) but no disc

Is there an exclusive cover of any sort?

Wildo1966
03-13-07, 11:26 AM
Is there an exclusive cover of any sort?

No there is not...That really was the deciding factor for me...Target got no money from me this week!
Of course Target has an exclusive edition for Sublime but not Casino Royale...UGH!

ReduxGuy
03-13-07, 11:27 AM
DAMN!!! Goodbye, Target, Hello, Circuit City.

slop101
03-13-07, 01:57 PM
The people on this board are weird.

Everyone bitches and moans about the lack of a simple chapter-listing instert, and with the Target set we get one of the best "inserts" ever (and still below msrp of just the dvd alone and only $5 more than CC), and people are still pissed - there's no pleasing some of you.

LorenzoL
03-13-07, 02:04 PM
I bought the Best Buy exclusive for $19.99 Canadian. :up:


Would you guys know if Canadian Wal-Marts get the US exclusives as well? How about Best Buy? Or are they always different?
For the most part, the Best Buy exclusives are the same for US and Canada. There are some exceptions for example, Canada never got the Tin Case for the boxset of the King Kong Collection.

OldBoy
03-13-07, 02:26 PM
you know i got the CC and thought the coin was in the package ala "Crank" pen, but alas it wasn't and i didn't get it. hope it wasn't too good.

OldBoy
03-13-07, 02:28 PM
The people on this board are weird.

Everyone bitches and moans about the lack of a simple chapter-listing instert, and with the Target set we get one of the best "inserts" ever (and still below msrp of just the dvd alone and only $5 more than CC), and people are still pissed - there's no pleasing some of you.
it's actually $9.00 more and the book will not fit in the DVD case and thus not an "insert".

slop101
03-13-07, 02:46 PM
it's actually $9.00 more and the book will not fit in the DVD case and thus not an "insert".Actually it's 16.99 at CC, so $6 more.
The $13.99 was a mistake.

The Valeyard
03-13-07, 03:00 PM
Actually it's 16.99 at CC, so $6 more.
The $13.99 was a mistake.


It might have been a mistake at first but people are starting to report that they are getting the $13.99 price at CC.

dullboy
03-13-07, 03:10 PM
They had signs printed at my CC that said $13.99. No mistake. I was given the coin automatically at the counter. Haven't opened it to take a gander yet...don't really care to, either.

rhcp1214
03-13-07, 03:11 PM
Does anyone know if the Casino Royale DVD has a slipcover...the ads didn't look like it did, but it would be nice to know

Inner Logik
03-13-07, 03:30 PM
It might have been a mistake at first but people are starting to report that they are getting the $13.99 price at CC.

I got it for $13.99 at CC along with the 007 coin.

DarthMarino
03-13-07, 03:41 PM
Does anyone know if the Casino Royale DVD has a slipcover...the ads didn't look like it did, but it would be nice to know

Yes, it does.

noahtc
03-13-07, 04:08 PM
For those of you who picked up the target set could you post a pic of the book. Thanks

horroru
03-13-07, 04:56 PM
Does anyone know if the Casino Royale DVD has a slipcover...the ads didn't look like it did, but it would be nice to know

And for anyone interested in the WalMart exclusive that comes with 2 decks of Casino Royale playing cards and poker chip, even though that edition comes in a box the DVD inside comes with the slipcover as well.

benh911
03-13-07, 06:13 PM
I think the coin is pretty cool. I wasn't expecting it to be in a little pouch like it is. Pretty neat looking.

bjh_18
03-13-07, 06:27 PM
it doesn't if it's the same exact 2-disc set. The exclusive's only extra is a book. Same exact content discwise.

Since the extra is a book, then it doesn't, but if it would have been a third disc as originally thought with exclusive content, then it would. That's what I was saying.

OldBoy
03-13-07, 07:23 PM
Actually it's 16.99 at CC, so $6 more.
The $13.99 was a mistake.
signs were all posted $13.99 which is what i got it for, so actually it is $9.00 more for the Target LE.

SCReuter
03-13-07, 08:01 PM
For those of you who picked up the target set could you post a pic of the book. Thanks
Here's pictures of the Deluxe Edition:

IMAGE 1 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/ShaneReuter/crde_1.jpg?t=1173807639)
IMAGE 2 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/ShaneReuter/crde_2.jpg?t=1173807790)
IMAGE 3 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/ShaneReuter/bos_1.jpg?t=1173810387)
IMAGE 4 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/ShaneReuter/bos_2.jpg?t=1173810452)
IMAGE 5 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/ShaneReuter/bos_3.jpg?t=1173823453)

Personally, I think it's the best exclusive of the bunch. Nice glossy hardcover and everything.

You can find more information on the original book here (http://www.amazon.com/Bond-Set-Filming-Casino-Royale/dp/0756622727).

Subgeniusguy
03-13-07, 08:43 PM
I bought the set with the playing cards at WM. In typical WM fashion, there were a ton of full screen deluxe sets but no visible widescreen. Asked a clerk if they had any in the back and she said no, but we did manage to find 2 locked in a display case. Why even bother with a full screen delux edition at all let alone stock it almost exclusively?

TheMovieman
03-13-07, 08:47 PM
I bought the set with the playing cards at WM. In typical WM fashion, there were a ton of full screen deluxe sets but no visible widescreen. Asked a clerk if they had any in the back and she said no, but we did manage to find 2 locked in a display case. Why even bother with a full screen delux edition at all let alone stock it almost exclusively?

That's Wal Mart for you. Seems like they stock more Full Screen DVDs than Widescreen. You don't see that at any other place...

SCReuter
03-13-07, 09:02 PM
I noticed the same thing at Wal-Mart, as well.

Almost thought the Poker Set was exclusive to full screen.

Autotelik
03-13-07, 10:46 PM
I just looked real close at the Target ad, the box that the dvd comes in definitely states BOOK, the ad states bonus dvd, but the packaging is BOOK..


I was at my local Target (since Best Buy had no miniature Aston Martins left, believe it or not) to get the exclusive. Even the shelf price tag advertises a "Making Of" bonus DVD, but the set only includes the 2disc and the book itself. Guess it's an error. Also, looks like the book is a scaled down version of the one advertised on Amazon. I saw the actual book at Borders, and it is much much larger than the one included in the Target set. Same number of pages and content, but just scaled down to fit the packaging.

Living Dead
03-13-07, 10:49 PM
I also got one for $13.99. Didn;t realize until I came into this thread that there was even a debate about the price.

The coin is cool. I thought it was going to be a small plastic piece of crap, but it's a real metal coin with a small pouch to keep it in. Kind of useless I guess, but still cool, considering it was free.

MartinBlank
03-13-07, 10:59 PM
Fuckin' Wal-Mart...I had to look through every single box set to find one that was widescreen, and I found ONE out of maybe 50 of the sets!

geicos27
03-13-07, 11:20 PM
Could someone please post pics of the coin? The pic in the ad is kinda small.

Scott27
03-14-07, 12:27 AM
I know Wal-Mart prices vary by location, but for those of you who got the poker set at WM, how much more was it than just the DVD by itself? Trying to figure out if it's worth the $. Thanks.

Subgeniusguy
03-14-07, 12:42 AM
At my WM, the deluxe version was $4 more. The DVD alone was $15.95.

horroru
03-14-07, 12:47 AM
I know Wal-Mart prices vary by location, but for those of you who got the poker set at WM, how much more was it than just the DVD by itself? Trying to figure out if it's worth the $. Thanks.

DVD itself was $15.84 (oh those wacky Wally World prices)
DVD poker set was $19.84

So for $4.00 extra you get 2 decks of cards (one black one red) and a poker chip. Cool thing is the cards and chip are made by Cartamundi (the company that made them for the movie), so they are exact reproductions of the cards and chip used in the movie. Nice quality, especially the chip.

Scott27
03-14-07, 11:36 AM
DVD itself was $15.84 (oh those wacky Wally World prices)
DVD poker set was $19.84

So for $4.00 extra you get 2 decks of cards (one black one red) and a poker chip. Cool thing is the cards and chip are made by Cartamundi (the company that made them for the movie), so they are exact reproductions of the cards and chip used in the movie. Nice quality, especially the chip.
Thanks. I may splurge for the set.

Inner Logik
03-14-07, 02:05 PM
The coin is cool. I thought it was going to be a small plastic piece of crap, but it's a real metal coin with a small pouch to keep it in. Kind of useless I guess, but still cool, considering it was free.

I'm going to use mine as a Dealer chip when hosting Hold'em games.

groovrbaby
03-14-07, 02:12 PM
Heading to Walmart soon, but I'm wondering if i can only find the FS version, if it would be possible to take the DVD and flip it later for a WS version. Anyone try?

Fincher Fan
03-14-07, 02:46 PM
Heading to Walmart soon, but I'm wondering if i can only find the FS version, if it would be possible to take the DVD and flip it later for a WS version. Anyone try?

Don't see why you couldn't.

ScottsDvds
03-14-07, 02:50 PM
I picked up Best Buy's toy car, Target's book, and Wal-Mart's poker set, I would rank them: Wal-Mart, Target, and Best Buy. I don't have a Circuit City, so I can't comment on the coin.

noahtc
03-15-07, 06:25 PM
I don't know, but one of the two trailers for this movie knocked me out (I believe it was the longer one). I'm usually not impressed with modern trailers, but that was a good one. If it's not on the official release or Target bonus disc, has anyone seen the trailer as a promo on any other recent Sony release?
Rocky Balboa has this trailer on the trailer page of the disc.

islandclaws
03-15-07, 07:46 PM
I personally didn't care about any of the exclusives. I bought my copy @ BB and therefore received the toy car. It's nothing spectacular, but it was free and it looks nice hanging on my wall in the packaging. I'm more pissed about the fact that this disc screams double dip considering the shoddy menus, lack of "real" extras or any adherence to the style of prior 007 releases.

man*machine
03-15-07, 11:11 PM
Almost 100% certain that the long trailer is on the "Stranger Than Fiction" Blu-Ray. In HD no less!

I netflixed "Stranger Than Fiction" tonght (regular DVD edition, though, not the Blu-Ray) just to make sure, and the CR trailer is definitely NOT on this disc. It does have a 30-second commerical for the DVD release of "Casino Royale", but not the actual trailer. Pretty worthless spot.

So, I guess I may have to check out the DVD of "The Holiday" (ugh) or "Rocky Balboa" (lesser ugh) to find this trailer (thanks noahtc). Is the trailer on anything better? Sony's line-up just doesn't seem to be up my alley for the most part.

darkside
03-16-07, 10:11 AM
I downloaded the trailer in HD from the PS Network, but had no idea it was left off the disc.

utopianz14
03-18-07, 09:46 PM
From an interview with Martin Campbell in USA Today:
Q: There's no commentary on either the DVD or the Blu-ray Disc. Is one planned for a future edition?

A: Yes, we are doing a commentary. I think (the studio) tends to milk these things (with Bond films). When I did GoldenEye, I did it with the producer (Michael G. Wilson). We'll probably do it with (the producers). There may be some deleted scenes.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/movieawards/2007-03-16-casino-director_N.htm

Giggles
07-27-07, 05:28 AM
Just received the EzyDVD exclusive which I have an intent to give to my brother for his birthday. Damn, I already want one for myself! Just like with Korean Band of Brothers military bag edition which I also gave as a gift to my brother and now I'm biting my fingernails because I want one also!
I have to say it's pretty heavy, about 2,5 kg (guess it's about 5 lbs), nice to feel it in your hand - not like some cheap plastic. If I was a bit disappointed about EzyDVD's TheGodfather Trilogy box-set (I thought that wooden box would be fancier), Casino Royale's case just blows my mind.


http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t185/giggles1movies/CasinoRoyale.jpg
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http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t185/giggles1movies/CasinoRoyale3.jpg
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