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Old 01-24-11, 02:19 PM
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Red - $12.99 at Amazon

Looks like they are getting a jump on the Target sale, which I still can't believe isn't a misprint:

Red for $12.99

I thought this deserved its own thread. I can't remember another "high profile" release that came out this cheap on Day 1.

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Old 01-24-11, 02:21 PM
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Re: Red - $12.99 at Amazon

The cheap version of Red only has 5.1 Dolby Digital audio. That makes the deal much less hotter.
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Old 01-24-11, 02:22 PM
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The cheap version of Red only has 5.1 Dolby Digital audio. That makes the deal much less hotter.
Not to me. While I appreciate DTS or whatever else, DD 5.1 is fine.
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Re: Red - $12.99 at Amazon

Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
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Nice, hopefully I get $5 back since I pre-ordered
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Old 01-24-11, 02:45 PM
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Wow, that's crazy. I ordered just about 40 minutes ago.
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Old 01-24-11, 04:36 PM
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Found a new listing. Here's the link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004E547D8/
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Old 01-24-11, 07:24 PM
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Re: Red - $12.99 at Amazon

Placed an order when the deal hit around noon.

I still don't understand why they'd do two versions of this when the deluxe version barely has any extras as it is. And on top of it, Best Buy has a DVD+BD combo that's exclusive.
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Re: Red - $12.99 at Amazon

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Not to me. While I appreciate DTS or whatever else, DD 5.1 is fine.
Hrmmm, well when the reviews suggest that the Bluray quality audio is reference quality, I think I'll wait for good deal on the SE.
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Old 01-24-11, 08:27 PM
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hang on, so this version loses the extras and BD audio? why?
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Old 01-24-11, 09:20 PM
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Who knows but I hope other studios don't follow suit (I mean with the audio change).
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Old 01-24-11, 09:50 PM
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Yeah, the audio is a bunch of BS. That is why I skipped most of the first wave of WB titles.
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not going to touch this if it doesn't have the lossless audio
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Old 01-25-11, 09:33 AM
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not going to touch this if it doesn't have the lossless audio
Ditto. I was in for a blind buy until I heard that.
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Re: Red - $12.99 at Amazon

I was about to jump on this.

So... it seems the Special Ed version is different, audio and special feature wise, correct? The lack of dvd copy goes without saying.

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I was about to jump on this.

So... it seems the Special Ed version is different, audio and special feature wise, correct? The lack of dvd copy goes without saying.

lmk

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Yeah, I believe the SE is a 2-discer.
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Originally Posted by clappj View Post
Yeah, I believe the SE is a 2-discer.
nope, none of them are 2 discers

Barebones edition.... single disc, movie only with only DD 5.1 sound
SE----Single disc on a BD 50 with the special features and lossless sound
Best Buy exclusive flipper--- same as the SE but with a dvd on the other side (flipper disc)
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Originally Posted by wormraper View Post
nope, none of them are 2 discers

Barebones edition.... single disc, movie only with only DD 5.1 sound
SE----Single disc on a BD 50 with the special features and lossless sound
Best Buy exclusive flipper--- same as the SE but with a dvd on the other side (flipper disc)
That matches what I read. It's bad enough when they make 2 different single disc versions of the same thing. What's worse here is (as people said) the cheaper BD has inferior sound. It's one thing to leave off extras (i.e. "movie only version") but to degrade the sound is despicable... no excuse for that other than greed. So there's no way I'd buy the "movie only version" of Red, and there's no way I'm paying more than $15 for this blind buy even though it has good reviews. Short of PM'ing Target's ad for $13 on the SE BD and getting lucky that the employee doesn't notice, it looks like I'll be waiting. It'll be interesting to see how many people post success PM'ing the SE BD.
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hang on, so this version loses the extras and BD audio? why?
BD-25. I can understand the extras, but the audio downgrade is dumb. I assume what happened was they wanted to cut costs for the cheap version and already had a video/audio encode that exceeded the 25gb capacity.
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BD-25. I can understand the extras, but the audio downgrade is dumb. I assume what happened was they wanted to cut costs for the cheap version and already had a video/audio encode that exceeded the 25gb capacity.
... or offer an incentive to ponying up for the special edition.
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The cheap version of Red only has 5.1 Dolby Digital audio. That makes the deal much less hotter.
This. I'll be picking up the Best Buy SE for $20. Flippers, I don't care but no lossless audio is a fail.
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Old 01-25-11, 04:18 PM
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That matches what I read. It's bad enough when they make 2 different single disc versions of the same thing. What's worse here is (as people said) the cheaper BD has inferior sound. It's one thing to leave off extras (i.e. "movie only version") but to degrade the sound is despicable... no excuse for that other than greed. So there's no way I'd buy the "movie only version" of Red, and there's no way I'm paying more than $15 for this blind buy even though it has good reviews. Short of PM'ing Target's ad for $13 on the SE BD and getting lucky that the employee doesn't notice, it looks like I'll be waiting. It'll be interesting to see how many people post success PM'ing the SE BD.
I pm'd the SE just fine at Walmart no questions asked. a lot of people on blu-ray.com have reported success too.
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Old 01-26-11, 12:57 AM
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Re: Red - $12.99 at Amazon

I like the 12.99 price point for new releases, but The Expendables and The A-Team were much more tempting impulse buys since they were combos (I know they weren't day 1 though)

Edit: Expendables was a combo with digital copy but A-Team was just DC

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Old 01-26-11, 08:37 AM
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$12.99 for a new release I was blind buying was a good deal to me. I like features as much as anyone, but I like money more
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Originally Posted by wormraper View Post
I pm'd the SE just fine at Walmart no questions asked. a lot of people on blu-ray.com have reported success too.
That's good. It all depends on the employee, and happily I had success too. I had to forego the extras that some people were able to get PM'ing at BB (BD), but decided it was worth sacrificing the comic book, DVD copy, and movie cash for a more pleasant experience at Walmart than the 99% likely denial I expected I would've gotten at BD (after the usual 10-15 minute wait in the customer service line to get waited on). I watched it last night and thought it was decent.
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