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Old 07-09-07, 05:10 PM
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Terminator Special Edition ~$8 at Sam's Club (YMMV)

So I was in Sam's today and saw a few copies of The Terminator. Had a slipcover with Ah-nold on it. I decided to pull out the DVD case and see if it was the SE (no distinction on the slipcover). The first one wasn't, but for some reason I decided to check another. Score!

I've been trying to find the SE for a while now with little success. This was at the Sam's in Coral Springs, FL, by the way.

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Old 07-09-07, 05:23 PM
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Had the same experience at Costco a couple of months ago. Checked about 25 copies and found 2 copies of the SE out of the batch. Coincidentally, I finished watching the movie last night and started on the extras last night! A real shame that the dropped them. I really was hoping/expecting that Fox would restore them on the lenticular reissue.
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I happened to be in Sam's near me and didn't find a single copy of Terminator (SE or otherwise). Oh well, I have a copy but thought I might upgrade at the right price.
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Hard to find?

It is on Amazon.com today for 7.49!
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Originally Posted by krloach
Hard to find?

It is on Amazon.com today for 7.49!
Yeah, wtf...am I missing something? This is rare?
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Old 07-10-07, 06:21 PM
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Sorry.. but what's the scoop with the Special Edition versus the Regular Edition (if there's such a thing) for Terminator?
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Hard to find?

It is on Amazon.com today for 7.49!
I feel like an idiot now for not checking on Amazon! I had been looking for it for quite some time. Haven't seen the SE in stores for a very long while. About a year back, I bought it on DeepDiscount, but they sent me the regular edition. Called customer service and they said that they no longer had the SE and that the website listing was a mistake. Sure enough, they changed the listing not too long after that.

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Despite their listing, Amazon has only had the regular (non-SE version) in stock for a long time. I speak from experience. The disc was a flipper with all special features on one side, and MGM converted it to a single-sided disc (but did not change the UPC), thereby dropping all of the special features.
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What about Terminator and RoboCop combo?

http://content.vcommerce.com/product...7/main-205.jpg

Is that Special Edition version too?
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Originally Posted by dvdfansub
What about Terminator and RoboCop combo?

http://content.vcommerce.com/product...7/main-205.jpg

Is that Special Edition version too?
Not if the packaging can be trusted.
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^I own the Terminator/Robocop double-feature package (found it for $10 recently and figured the price was worth it).
Just to give you some info on it: The movies are in separate DVD slim DVD cases, which fit insde the usual cardboard slipcover. On the shelf, the package is the same size as a normal DVD case in a slipcover. Both movies have 1.85 anamorphic transfers but are 1-disc only, not special editions, minimal special features.
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Originally Posted by njwiv
Despite their listing, Amazon has only had the regular (non-SE version) in stock for a long time...
I can believe it. Amazon has info errors in their listings all the time.

ESPECIALLY when these two different versions (the original SE, and the newer stripped one) SHARE THE SAME UPC.
And inventory systems can't know the difference

What a headache. I hate those companies that can't be bothered to put a different UPC on different versions of their discs
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What a headache. I hate those companies that can't be bothered to put a different UPC on different versions of their discs
always MGM flippers in my experience, that go to single sided. Usually to POS...I mean...P&S.
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I'm pretty sure that I picked this up for $5-7 about a year ago at Best Buy or Target.
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Originally Posted by FangsFirst
always MGM flippers in my experience, that go to single sided. Usually to POS...I mean...P&S.
And this recent thread: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=503049 has an example of a slightly different type where the UPC wasn't changed: the 2 disc Lord of War fiasco
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And this recent thread: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=503049 has an example of a slightly different type where the UPC wasn't changed: the 2 disc Lord of War fiasco
Oh yeah. I got to go through that bs, too, actually.

Got mine used, but managed to find one at another branch of the store I got it used from that had a corrected disc (whew)
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Originally Posted by krloach
Hard to find?

It is on Amazon.com today for 7.49!
krloach, how about this one? can you find it? with holofoil cover..

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So basically, the dual-disc one is the SE and the single-sider is not? Other than that, the cover is the same and everything?
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So basically, the dual-disc one is the SE and the single-sider is not? Other than that, the cover is the same and everything?
SE= 1 disc, doublesided.

Regular= 1 disc, singlesided.

I have the lenticular cover over the SE. Some of the copies at Sam's with the lenticular cover were the regular edition, though.

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Old 07-12-07, 01:21 AM
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Terminator (SE) is on sale for 6.75 at buy.com right now. It's part of a sale that also includes titles like Alien, Aliens, Laura, Miller's Crossing, Edward Scissorhands, Fight Club, etc. I'm having trouble linking to it...but you should be able to find it...

Looks like most of those titles are either 5.00 or 6.75, although Miller's Crossing appears broken at the moment and is coming up as 9.32 when it should be 5.00.

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^ I wonder if it's actually the SE!
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Well, it's kind of confusing since I think there are two different SE's, but it's this one:
http://dvdspot.com/dvd.php?d=1339709736

Is that the one you were thinking of?
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It's easy(underneath)
there is the original holifoil is a special edition
and they stopped with those about half a year after and just had a regular special edition cover. same booklet inside just a different cover and back cover art. same extras.
the new one(re-release) says MGM dvd and has no extras
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Originally Posted by njwiv
Despite their listing, Amazon has only had the regular (non-SE version) in stock for a long time. I speak from experience. The disc was a flipper with all special features on one side, and MGM converted it to a single-sided disc (but did not change the UPC), thereby dropping all of the special features.
That's been the case for a few MGM SE's that I've seen at the FYE I work at. A couple I can recall off the top of my head are The Silence Of The Lambs (not that big of a deal itself, since there's now the 2-Disc available), Jeepers Creepers, and Valley Girl.

I checked the copies of The Terminator at the store, and they're all the regular edition.

Doesn't personally affect me, since I bought the SE about 4 years ago. I'd like to see the SE get re-released (or even a 2-Disc version; I've never been crazy about double-sided discs).

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