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NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO, Gladiator to become 1 disc only!

NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO, Gladiator to become 1 disc only!

 
Old 06-04-03, 01:14 PM
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Welcome to the new "rental pricing".
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Old 06-04-03, 01:20 PM
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Originally posted by Groucho
I don't understand why you are so upset. If you are a big fan of the movie you already have the 2 disc set.
Word.

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Old 06-04-03, 02:26 PM
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I already have it, but leave the damn dvd alone in its 2 disc glory.
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Old 06-04-03, 02:28 PM
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LOL My first thought was wtf you don't have it already?! I couldn't care less what they do with a dvd i've owned for years now.
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Old 06-04-03, 04:07 PM
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Nothing new here. Patton, Sound of Music, and many other titles go one disc.

Why complain?
You've had fair warning.
Been out for over a year.
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Old 06-04-03, 04:16 PM
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Originally posted by tacomantt
Why complain?
You've had fair warning.
Been out for over a year.
November will make 3 years, actually.

I agree... anyone who expects a DVD to exist on the market in its current form indefinitely is delusional. Reducing Gladiator to 1 disc and (presumably) reducing the MSRP makes sense -- it makes the DVD appeal to those who don't want all the 'bells and whistles'. And it also allows Dreamworks to sneak it in as a 'new release' at Best Buy that week and get some extra promotion.

And, let's be realistic... there's like 5 million copies of the 2-disc DVD out there. It's not hard to find now, nor will it be for years. If anyone wants it, they can find it easily.
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Old 06-04-03, 04:18 PM
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I have had mine for what seems like forever and yet I still have never watched the DVD. Man I have sooo much catching up to do.
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Old 06-04-03, 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by SCHMEGGA
I have had mine for what seems like forever and yet I still have never watched the DVD. Man I have sooo much catching up to do.
I'm right there with you.
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Old 06-04-03, 06:26 PM
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I guess I will be the only one here who will sell my 2-disc on Ebay for $65.00 (as I did with Fight Club 2-disc), and be happy with the 1 disc version because I don't care about the extras.

Actually, I better start stocking up on these to sell down the road--- easy money.
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Old 06-04-03, 07:16 PM
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Hmm... 62 used copies available through amazon, 178 on half.com...
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Old 06-04-03, 09:58 PM
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Mine's for sale if anyone wants it. Pristine, only watched 1/2 a time. Couldn't even finish it.

Still, nice to have the good version, I guess.

Too bad Dreamworks is learning Fox's bad habits. You'd think Spielberg would know better.

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Old 06-05-03, 12:46 AM
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I don't understand why you are so upset. If you are a big fan of the movie you already have the 2 disc set.
What if you have never seen the movie until a couple months down the road from now, really like it, then realise you can't buy the good version easily?

It's a little flawed to think that everyone saw the movie when it first came out.

Not that I'm trying to start a fight or anything. I think most people who want this movie, have it. I'm just trying to say it's not so cut and dry.
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Old 06-05-03, 01:10 AM
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Well, it's too early to complain now. There are a tonne of copies out there. Go buy one if you want it. Get 'em while they're still under $50.

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Old 06-06-03, 01:23 PM
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There were like 40 consecutive posts that basically said 'who cares'
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Originally posted by Tommy Ceez
There were like 40 consecutive posts that basically said 'who cares'
Actually they said:

Just don't buy the damn thing.
Screw everyone else who doesn't have it yet.
let it die.
Oh boo freakin hoo.
Big deal ....
Big whoop...
I got mine!...
I couldn't care less.
No big deal.
No big deal to me really.
So what???
Why complain?
I don't care about the extras.
and my favorite of them all....."Mine's for sale" Such a negative thread
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Old 06-06-03, 03:40 PM
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I am gonna go out and buy a whole bunch of them so that I can make some money on ebay.
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I think the reason why there are so many "who cares?" responses is the extreme overreaction of the original poster. If the title of this thread was "another disturbing trend", I suspect there would be a lot fewer people chiming in to say "so what".

My first response was: "what, have you been saving up your money for three years and now that you can almost afford it it's going out of print?" Face it, anyone who likes this film already owns it. What IS the big deal?

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Old 06-06-03, 05:32 PM
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Yeah. You're pretty retarded if you're a fan of the movie and don't have the DVD by now. What concerns me is that what if the disk you have gets messed up in some unknown way and you can't replace it. I guess as long as the movie is WS anamorphic, blah blah blah we'll still be happy.

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Old 06-06-03, 07:24 PM
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Ill be pick it up then.

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Old 06-06-03, 07:43 PM
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I picked up my 2 disk set the day it came out. It's one of the better 2 disk sets out there, and it's a shame to see it go. It's a shame that anyone who is just now getting into DVD may have a hard time finding the 2 disk set.
On the other hand, I have my copy, and anyone who is just now getting into DVD must clearly be a slacker.
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Old 06-06-03, 08:22 PM
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This was my first DVD ever (a gift from my sister) and I love it. I also managed to snag a barely used copy of the 2-disc Fight Club SE on ebay, which I also love. These "diet" editions of movies are a crappy trend for people who start collecting DVDs later though. That's why I had to go to ebay for that copy of Fight Club; I wasn't buying DVDs when it came out.
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Old 06-06-03, 10:03 PM
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Who cares? Everyone has had this set for 2 years....
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Old 06-06-03, 10:17 PM
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Evidently not *everyone* has had this...
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Old 06-07-03, 04:41 AM
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Oh well, guess I am going to hoard a bunch of copies and make oodles of money on ebay in a few years.
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Originally posted by DrMcKittrick
Yeah. You're pretty retarded if you're a fan of the movie and don't have the DVD by now. What concerns me is that what if the disk you have gets messed up in some unknown way and you can't replace it. I guess as long as the movie is WS anamorphic, blah blah blah we'll still be happy.

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retarded? thats a bit harsh.

i don't have it yet because my roommate already does. my mindset has been "either buy Gladiator even though i already have access to it or buy _________ (insert dvd title here)?" each time i've gotten the other dvd. i don't own Saving Private Ryan either for the same reason. i'm going to pick up Gladiator soon since i heard or the re-issue.

i would much rather see this re-issue practice instead of the reversewhen a barebones release is followed by the more expensive special edition a year or two later (ex: Black Hawk Down and presumably Ocean's 11). nothing chaps my ass more than spending another $20-$30 on an expanded edition of something i already bought. if studios are going to do this at least have the decency to let people know as New Line did with the LOTR releases.
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