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View Full Version : Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - 6/12/12


Mr. Cinema
03-13-12, 09:23 PM
Surprising to see such a late release. This had been rumored for the end of March. Per blu-ray.com:

Warner's Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Digital Copy combo pack presents the film in its 2.39:1 original aspect ratio with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. The disc also contains the following supplements:

Maximum Movie Mode viewing option hosted by Robert Downey Jr.
Seven behind-the-scenes featurettes:
- Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: A Perfect Chemistry
- Holmes Without Borders
- Moriarty's Master Plan Unleashed
- Holmesavision on Steroids
- Sherlock Holmes: Under the Gypsy Spell
- Meet Mycroft Holmes
- Guy Ritchie's Well-Oiled Machine

Anubis2005X
03-13-12, 09:40 PM
UltraViolet is still around? Ugh...

fumanstan
03-13-12, 09:57 PM
UltraViolet is still around? Ugh...

Didn't it just get started? Seems to be fairly "popular"

RocShemp
03-14-12, 09:54 AM
All I need to know is if it's a two-disc set or a flipper. That'll determine if I go import or domestic on this release.

Iron_Giant
03-14-12, 10:38 AM
This is the longest wait for any movie other than a Christmas themed movie.

Is it going to be sold as a Download/Online first?

Mr. Cinema
05-26-12, 05:26 PM
Best Buy exclusive steelbook:

http://images.bestbuy.com/BestBuy_US/en_US/images/musicmoviegame/pdpimages/5573608.jpg

Robert
05-26-12, 06:16 PM
Please don't be a DVD sized steelbook like <b>The Green Lantern</b>.

Mr. Cinema
06-06-12, 09:00 PM
The BD only version will be $12.99 at Best Buy next week.

Still no word on the steelbook size. I'm afraid it might end up being a G1.

RocShemp
06-06-12, 11:49 PM
Any word as to wether this will indeed be a flipper? I hope not.

TheMovieman
06-06-12, 11:55 PM
It's not.

Matthew Chmiel
06-07-12, 02:12 AM
Any word as to wether this will indeed be a flipper? I hope not.
Other than Harold and Kumar and New Year's Eve, what combo releases from Warner have utilized flippers?

RocShemp
06-07-12, 09:36 AM
It's not.

Thanks. I'll be getting it then.

Other than Harold and Kumar and New Year's Eve, what combo releases from Warner have utilized flippers?

I just recall the whole hullabaloo that Warner Bros. was making a switch to flipper discs on their new releases. I was worried they'd be doing that in this case.

bookcase3
06-07-12, 12:59 PM
Other than Harold and Kumar and New Year's Eve, what combo releases from Warner have utilized flippers?

Just an FYI: when I recently ordered Harold and Kumar 3D, it contained 3 discs. I know it was initially released as a flipper, but they apparently changed it back to a separate BD and DVD.

Mr. Cinema
06-07-12, 01:28 PM
The steelbook is G2 (BD size), per blu-ray.com:

http://i50.tinypic.com/raxg5k.png

http://i48.tinypic.com/30v28h1.png

This gives me hope Wrath of the Titans will be. And now I'll have to go to Best Buy after work and get the Sherlock 1 steel.

Mr. Cinema
06-11-12, 11:52 AM
Amazon has matched Best Buy's $12.99 price on the BD only version.

Shagrath
06-11-12, 12:39 PM
Are there any differences between the actual blu-ray features on the two releases? Is the blu-ray one really "movie only" with no special features? Or is it the same disc as the combo, and you're paying the extra $10 to get the dvd and digital copy on that one?

RocShemp
06-11-12, 01:32 PM
Amazon has matched Best Buy's $12.99 price on the BD only version.

Is the BD only version sans special features? Or are the only things missing the DVD and Ultraviolet copies?

I ask because the Amazon listing still mentions ultraviolet and calls it a Movie-only edition.

Mr. Cinema
06-11-12, 03:01 PM
The BD only version has 3 features on it. I think the main differences are the combo pack obviously has the DVD and the interactive feature. Both have UV.

I was planning on getting the steelbook, however, after taxes, that will cost $28+. That's $16 more for packaging and a DVD I won't use. So I went with the cheap option via Amazon.

DJariya
06-11-12, 03:19 PM
I rented this last week and really enjoyed it.

I would like to get this with the Maximum Movie Mode. I'll wait until it drops below $15.

I actually picked up the 1st movie with the Maximum Movie Mode for around $9.99 and if part 2 gets to that price at some point, I'm game.

Manzana
06-12-12, 09:49 AM
The BD only version has 3 features on it. I think the main differences are the combo pack obviously has the DVD and the interactive feature. Both have UV.
Maximum Movie Mode viewing option hosted by Robert Downey Jr.
Seven behind-the-scenes featurettes:
- Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: A Perfect Chemistry
- Holmes Without Borders
- Moriarty's Master Plan Unleashed
- Holmesavision on Steroids
- Sherlock Holmes: Under the Gypsy Spell
- Meet Mycroft Holmes
- Guy Ritchie's Well-Oiled Machine

I'm confused on this. Are you saying that the BD only version only has 3 of the above featurettes whereas the BD in the BD/DVD combo pack has all of them? Or are there 3 featurettes not listed above that are common to both? I assume the "interactive feature" that's missing on the BD only version is the "Maximum Movie Mode" which has all of the above featurettes)?

So, if that's right, it would seem that getting the BD only version for $12.99 not only loses the DVD (which I don't care about) but also a substantial amount of extras (which I do care about). I might hold off buying now and wait for the combo pack to go on sale for $9.99-$12.99 a year or so later (as I believe happened with Target on the first one). I don't suppose anyone knows yet whether Target will carry the BD only or the BD/DVD combo pack or both?

Mr. Cinema
06-12-12, 11:00 AM
The BD only version has 3 of those featurettes and a UV copy.

The combo pack has all of those extras, a UV copy, and the DVD.

Target is selling the BD only for $19.99 and the combo pack for $22.99.

d2cheer
06-12-12, 11:41 AM
I rented this last week and really enjoyed it.

I would like to get this with the Maximum Movie Mode. I'll wait until it drops below $15.

I actually picked up the 1st movie with the Maximum Movie Mode for around $9.99 and if part 2 gets to that price at some point, I'm game.

The review on this site says that it really isn't a Max Movie mode.

trespoochies
06-12-12, 11:47 AM
I was mildly interested in the steelbook, until I found out it's $26.99. Movie was okay, but after seeing the BBC Sherlock, these aren't quite holding up for me these days. Even at $12.99 for the single disc, I think I'll hold off for now.

Kedrix
06-12-12, 01:03 PM
I was mildly interested in the steelbook, until I found out it's $26.99. Movie was okay, but after seeing the BBC Sherlock, these aren't quite holding up for me these days. Even at $12.99 for the single disc, I think I'll hold off for now.

Yeah, without a trade & save (like the Underworld steelbook had) and a firm $26.99 pricetag, I can't rationalize this. I liked the movie plenty, so did my wife....but $27? $20 I would be willing, but it's hard to think of any single movie that is worth $30 to me.

Mike86
06-12-12, 01:15 PM
I think I'll go with the standard Blu-ray version for $12.99, paying $10 more for a few extras doesn't seem worth it. I won't watch the features more than once anyways and the movie is the main thing that's important to me.

Manzana
06-12-12, 01:26 PM
I think I'll go with the standard Blu-ray version for $12.99, paying $10 more for a few extras doesn't seem worth it. I won't watch the features more than once anyways and the movie is the main thing that's important to me.
That's true... $10 more for a few extras probably isn't worth it. However, I'm going to adopt a different plan as I'd like the extras. Since I'm so overloaded with movies to watch, I'm in no hurry to see this. I plan to wait until the combo pack is on sale for $12.99 or less so that I get all of the extras.

I truly hate it when BD + DVD combo packs have more extras on the BD than the standalone BD. I looked at various reviews and this very important detail (only mentioned in this thread AFAIK) is not mentioned anywhere since all of the reviews review the combo pack.

I don't suppose I've missed a master thread on DVD Talk such as "The Official Master Thread of Extras Missing from Various Blu-Ray Editions" where I could look up this type of info? Typically I'd assume the standalone BD is identical to the BD inside the BD + DVD combo pack. I know Prince of Persia was different like SH:GOS. I guess I'll always have to ask first.

mdc3000
06-13-12, 08:37 AM
Wasn't a fan of this one, but I picked up the Future Shop Steelbook and watched the Maximum Movie Mode. It was rather short, but Downey Jr. was great in it and I had more fun with that than I did the actual film (to be fair, I nearly fell asleep in the theatre, so I may grow to like it more when I get around to watching it on blu-ray).

Watched the rest of the features and a few minutes of the movie - great quality disc overall.

Decker
06-13-12, 12:19 PM
Can anyone actually confirm which extras are or are not on the single-disc release? The packaging has a sticker advertising the Maximum Movie Mode, so it's sort of hard to really ascertain what will or won't be in it. If it's truly bare bones, then I don't want the single disc, but if it's more or less the same as the Combo package (minus a DVD I don't really need), then that's the version I want.

davidh777
06-13-12, 01:00 PM
I don't suppose I've missed a master thread on DVD Talk such as "The Official Master Thread of Extras Missing from Various Blu-Ray Editions" where I could look up this type of info? Typically I'd assume the standalone BD is identical to the BD inside the BD + DVD combo pack. I know Prince of Persia was different like SH:GOS. I guess I'll always have to ask first.

Well, there is Definitive List of Blu-Rays without all SD extras (II) (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/hd-talk/600583-definitive-list-blu-rays-without-all-sd-extras-ii.html), but sounds like it's not quite what you're looking for.

Mr. Cinema
06-13-12, 01:08 PM
Can anyone actually confirm which extras are or are not on the single-disc release? The packaging has a sticker advertising the Maximum Movie Mode, so it's sort of hard to really ascertain what will or won't be in it. If it's truly bare bones, then I don't want the single disc, but if it's more or less the same as the Combo package (minus a DVD I don't really need), then that's the version I want.
I think I've typed this twice, but I'll do it again. The BD only version has 3 featurettes, the UV digital copy, and nothing else. The sticker mentioning the interactive feature is wrong. It is ONLY on the COMBO PACK.

Someone on blu-ray.com had posted a picture of the back cover of the BD only version and it showed 3 featurettes.

http://i45.tinypic.com/28upr48.jpg

Decker
06-13-12, 08:26 PM
I think I've typed this twice, but I'll do it again. The BD only version has 3 featurettes, the UV digital copy, and nothing else. The sticker mentioning the interactive feature is wrong. It is ONLY on the COMBO PACK.

Someone on blu-ray.com had posted a picture of the back cover of the BD only version and it showed 3 featurettes.


I saw the back of the Blu-only version, but that sticker is on every Blu Ray copy of the movie (at least every copy I've seen so far). If that's a mistake, it's a pretty huge one.

I can read the cover and the sticker. Since there are no actual reviews of the Blu only version, I asked if someone here could actually confirm whether the front or the back of the case is correct.

DJariya
06-13-12, 09:42 PM
I also went into Best Buy today and saw every single copy of the BD only version having the Max Movie Mode sticker on it when it wasn't listed in the back.

As I said before, I liked the movie alot when I rented it a few weeks ago, but I'm in no hurry to own it. I'll wait until the DVD/BD combo with the half assed Max Movie Mode gets reduced to under $15.

Mr. Cinema
06-28-12, 06:31 PM
Best Buy's ad for this Sunday has the combo pack listed for $14.99.

DJariya
06-28-12, 07:39 PM
$14.99 is actually not bad. I think I might pick it up.

RocShemp
07-03-12, 12:29 PM
Best Buy's ad for this Sunday has the combo pack listed for $14.99.

Amazon has matched the price (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007K3JCAE/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01) for the combo pack.

Iron_Giant
07-03-12, 12:50 PM
Bought the movie only version for $14.99, happy with that.

Very few movies do I need to pay $10 more for extras: LotRs, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Aliens, Harry Potter...the list gets smaller fast.

If All BRs were $14.99, it would help my wallet big time.

DJariya
07-03-12, 01:05 PM
Bought the combo pack yesterday $14.99 minus a $5 RZ coupon that I had. $10.86 out the door.

Started watching a little of the Maximum Movie Mode with Downey. From the 15 or so minutes that I saw, it seemed pretty cool. Kind of an intermittent commentary track with him on camera and some behind the scenes footage playing behind him.