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Old 12-18-05, 02:35 AM
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DVDs with books?

How many DVD releases out there come with books similiar to the recent Sin City release?

I can think of a few off the top of my head.

Sin City Recut Extended
Chronicles of Riddick
Batman Begins
Seinfeld Gift Sets, although these are scripts


Others that are good?
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Old 12-18-05, 03:01 AM
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Ugetsu from Criterion comes with a booklet containing the short stories that influenced the movie. Great movie!
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Short Cuts does off the top of my head.
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Old 12-18-05, 05:58 AM
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Constantine.

Although I just picked up the regular 2 disk.
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Old 12-18-05, 07:53 AM
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Criterion's Man Who Fell To Earth

Also, I believe that Polanski's Tess had a choice of w/book or without.
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Twilight Zone Season 1 Definitive Edition
E.T. The Extraterrestial Ultimate Gift Set

Do these count since they're books only available w/the DVD?

The Lion King Gift Set
Schindler's List Collector's Gift Set
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Old 12-18-05, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by RavenTwo
How many DVD releases out there come with books similiar to the recent Sin City release?

I can think of a few off the top of my head.

Sin City Recut Extended
Chronicles of Riddick
Batman Begins
Seinfeld Gift Sets, although these are scripts


Others that are good?
What book came with Riddick?

- AvP CE, Elektra DC, and Punisher all included comic books.
- Hellboy DC came with an excerpt booklet from the diary of Grigori Rasputin
- Ghostbusters 1 & 2 - Double Feature Gift Set - scrapbook
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas CC - booklet featuring an essay by J. Hoberman and two pieces by Hunter S. Thompson
- Dr. Strangelove (40th Anniversary) - collectible scrapbook with original production photos and an essay written by Roger Ebert
- Underworld EE - collectible production sketch notebook and mini comic book
- Ultimate Matrix Collection Limited Edition Collector's Set - 80-page book

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Old 12-18-05, 08:48 AM
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Videodrome (Criterion)
Sanford & Son season 6

I'm sure that there are many Criterions that have books.
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Old 12-18-05, 10:53 AM
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Dawn of the Dead UE came with a comic book.
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Old 12-18-05, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by fryinpan1
What book came with Riddick?

When I bought the DVD when it first came out it had the Paperback version of The Chronicles of Riddick attached to the case as a set.
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Old 12-18-05, 11:11 AM
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Criterions My Own Private Idaho has a book also.
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Old 12-18-05, 11:36 AM
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This is probably not what you meant by "books" as most of the thread seems to address comic books, but several literary adaptations have been packaged with the original book. I've seen Sense and Sensibility with the book, Little Women, and others I don't remember off the top of my head. Great gifts for afficianados of a particular author, I'd say.
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Old 12-18-05, 05:57 PM
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Monty Python & The Holy Grail in that stupid black box.
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Old 12-18-05, 07:16 PM
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Slacker contains a really nice one
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Old 12-18-05, 08:42 PM
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The Escape from New York SE came with a small version of the first issue of the comic.
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Old 12-18-05, 08:50 PM
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I bought Seabiscuit at Walmart when it first came out and I got the novel dont even know where it is now.
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Old 12-18-05, 10:22 PM
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The Good The Bad And The Ugly: SE has one.
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Old 12-18-05, 10:33 PM
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The Good The Bad And The Ugly: SE has one.
No it doesn't. It has an insert like most other DVD's, but not a book. It also has those little poster card things.
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Old 12-18-05, 10:37 PM
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Cinderella Man: Collector's Edition and King Kong Production Diaries both had pretty nice scrap books (plus some nice pictures/lithographs).
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Ghost In the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Official Log 1 is DVD plus book release.

The book is an elaborate translation of the same book in Japanese into English, that gives you rich insight into the world of GITS:SAC, at least first 1/3 of the entire series. The DVD is a collection of some interviews in original Japanese plus English subtitle. Of course, the main focus of the release is the book. Nevertheness, it's still considered a DVD with book release
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Underworld: Unrated, extended cut has a small comic book in it.
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Blade III came with a mini comic book also.
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