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Old 09-14-07, 02:55 PM   #1
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Troy Director's Cut: Anybody "Double-Dipping"?

Not technically a double-dip I guess... I got the theatrical version the day it came out on HD DVD & it is a very nice looking disc. But I don't know if I like the movie enough to buy it again, even if the DC might be better. I'm on the fence right now, & would like to see a few yea or nays either way.
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Old 09-14-07, 03:08 PM   #2
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Luckily, I haven't picked up the original yet, so I won't have to double dip on the new version. Even so, I'm going to wait and get it in the BEST OF BLU-RAY: ACTION box set (coming out on November 6th). The set includes TROY: DIRECTOR'S CUT, ALEXANDER REVISITED, BLOOD DIAMOND and WYATT EARP. Amazon should have it for around $60, and it might be even cheaper at the Warner Bros store with a coupon.
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Old 09-14-07, 03:20 PM   #3
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I didn't buy the original in HD (SD only back in the day) so I plan on picking this up. Not sure I would get it again if I'd already put down the $$$ on the HD version.
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Old 09-14-07, 03:32 PM   #4
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I still haven't opened my original DVD from when it came out, so this will have to wait.
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Old 09-14-07, 03:39 PM   #5
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I have the theatrical cut on both DVD & HD DVD, and i'll definately be grabbing the new cut on HD DVD. I enjoyed the theatrical cut and i'm sure the new version will only be better.
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Old 09-14-07, 03:46 PM   #6
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I have the theatrical cut on both DVD & HD DVD, and i'll definately be grabbing the new cut on HD DVD. I enjoyed the theatrical cut and i'm sure the new version will only be better.
Ditto, I enjoyed this movie far more than most, and I'll add a third copy to my collection.
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Old 09-14-07, 04:24 PM   #7
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I am. Troy's a great movie and I can only imagine the DC being better. I might keep the regular version for the IME.
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Old 09-14-07, 04:40 PM   #8
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Might duoble dip and keep the original for comparison. I actually like owning different cuts of movies so I can show people the benefit of DVD editions like this one.
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Old 09-14-07, 05:35 PM   #9
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Definitely getting either the HD or SD version of the Director's Cut. Enough good reviews of it have convinced me it will surpass the theatrical in quality as a film. Certainly this was true of Kingdom of Heaven. I'll probably sell off my copy of the theatrical cut too.
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Old 09-14-07, 05:41 PM   #10
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I've never seen any version of this, but have heard enough good things that I decided to blind buy the director's cut on HD-DVD...
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Old 09-14-07, 05:49 PM   #11
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I wouldn't really consider it a double dip. I do have it pre-ordered.
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Old 09-14-07, 06:20 PM   #12
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Just curious, but is there any difference content-wise between the HD version and the Ultimate version on SD?
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Old 09-14-07, 07:38 PM   #13
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Yes. I am. I commented on this very thing in another post. I'm getting the Ultimate Collector's Edition and the HD DVD Director's Cut. I really like the blue color of the SD DVD UCE version. Btw, I got it for $22.46 with a few other HD DVDs on Warner Bros' website.
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Old 09-14-07, 08:10 PM   #14
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I bought the original on SD. I've preordered the HD-DVD from Warner's site, so I'm pretty stoked about that.
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Old 09-14-07, 09:51 PM   #15
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Sold the original SD when I purchased the theatrical version on HD. I'll be acquiring this extended cut on HD-DVD as well.
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Old 09-14-07, 09:57 PM   #16
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I'll be getting it. I enjoyed the movie and the promise of increased violence alone was enough to get me interested. Works every time...
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Old 09-14-07, 10:06 PM   #17
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The music change for the Achilles / Hector fight is disappointing since the original was pretty awesome as is. Not every fight scene needs a massive, epic score.
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Old 09-14-07, 10:59 PM   #18
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I'm getting this and Alexander on BD. Sword and sandal day!
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Old 09-15-07, 12:23 AM   #19
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I will get Alexander on BR as well (undecided about Troy)

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Old 09-16-07, 08:23 AM   #20
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Thanks... I'm an HD whore so I ended up ordering the DC BD. The DVD Talk review of the SD DC said that colors are much more vibrant, so that also helped sway me.
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Old 09-16-07, 08:57 AM   #21
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Yeah, I didn't see the original cut of Troy, but the SD review has me seriously considering the DC on either format.
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Old 09-16-07, 11:18 AM   #22
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I had the original on HD DVD and sold it, but haven't decided on the new version. I'll have to read the reviews and see if it seems a big improvement.
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Old 09-16-07, 03:53 PM   #23
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I held off the HD version because by the time I got into HD 10 months ago, there were already rumblings of this version. I have the SD and am one of the few people who fucking loved this movie. I was 'Troy' a few times in theatres and have watched it a few times on disc, so this director's cut is a no brainer for me... I can't wait for Tuesday!
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Old 09-16-07, 04:39 PM   #24
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Quote:
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The music change for the Achilles / Hector fight is disappointing since the original was pretty awesome as is. Not every fight scene needs a massive, epic score.
This was my favorite part in the theatrical version. Loved the background music. I really like the theatrical cut, but I'll probably add this version as well.
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Old 09-18-07, 09:03 AM   #25
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Yep....sold my old HD-DVD a few weeks ago on ebay.....made about 75% of what I bought it for! So, not bad.
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