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Old 01-05-06, 05:05 PM
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new Casino: Special Edition dvd ?

does anyone know of any differences between this apparently new 'Casino: Special Edition' dvd being released on Jan 17 2006, and the current '10th Anniversary Edition' dvd?

Special Edition:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C20VPA

10th Anniversary:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007VZ9DK
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Old 01-05-06, 05:42 PM
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One would hope it would be two discs instead of a DVD-18 but it isn't likely.
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Old 01-05-06, 06:37 PM
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Looks like a price drop. The cover is exactly the same.
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Old 01-05-06, 06:54 PM
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It's like a Malibu Stacey with a new hat.
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I'm sure it's just a typo but it states the SE as 178 min. runtime

the 10th Ann. is listed as 179 min. runtime.

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Old 01-05-06, 09:07 PM
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Amazon has been known to do this when another run of an existing product is about to go out. I'm willing to bet that it's exactly the same release.
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Originally Posted by Trout
It's like a Malibu Stacey with a new hat.
But it's just the same stupid doll!
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Old 01-06-06, 10:58 AM
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Amazon.com has a funny way of confusing so many of their customers. It's the same exact release as the current DVD-18 version.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Trout
It's like a Malibu Stacey with a new hat.

Originally Posted by Egon's Ghost
But it's just the same stupid doll!

But....she's got a new hat.
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Old 01-06-06, 03:20 PM
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Old 01-07-06, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
Looks like a price drop. The cover is exactly the same.
The covers are not EXACTLY the same. One says "10th Anniversary" on the top the other says "special edition". And also Amazon is not the only place to be listing this as a new release, it's virtually everywhere. It's got its own listing on dvdpricesearch as well.
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Old 01-07-06, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by dvd_luver
Amazon.com has a funny way of confusing so many of their customers. It's the same exact release as the current DVD-18 version.
I just used Amazon as an example. This new release is available everywhere. They are definitely two different releases with 2 different UPCs.

See for yourself at DVDPlanet:
http://www.dvdplanet.com/product_lis...roductid=53902
http://www.dvdplanet.com/product_lis...roductid=64439

Why is Universal doing this? Is there any different content?
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Old 01-07-06, 05:16 PM
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I have yet to buy the current release so I'm hoping they pull a switcharoo and release this as a 2 disc without much fanfare like they did with the T2: UE a couple of years ago
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Old 01-07-06, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
I have yet to buy the current release so I'm hoping they pull a switcharoo and release this as a 2 disc without much fanfare like they did with the T2: UE a couple of years ago
Same here.

Looks like casino "anniversary" is taking 1 to 2 days to ship? I'm torn now. Should i buy the anniversary edition before they out of print it or will the special edition release be the same stuff plus more?
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Old 03-18-06, 04:07 PM
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a user review on Amazon.com sheds some light onto what this release is. It's a single DVD-9 release.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C20VPA

New version of last year's Anniversary Edition that actually works..., February 20, 2006
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This new "Special Edition" is a watered down version of last year's Anniversary Edition. Usually this is a bad thing. However, since Universal can't seem to figure out how to make a DVD-18 work properly, it's actually good they have seen fit to release this title as a single-sided, dual-layered DVD. Unfortunately, in doing so they have dropped most of the extras found on the Anniversary Edition. Still found on this release are the deleted scenes, the commentary and one of the featurettes.

Why they didn't decide to do 2 DVD-9's for this is beyond comprehension, but at least they've dropped the list price a few dollars.

My rating is for the overall the release, although in my opinion both the film and the transfer on this release get 5 stars. Colors are vivid and rich, and detail is very fine.

In closing, if you're not a "special features" junkie, definitely get this release, as it's much more likely to play properly. If you must have the Anniversary Edition, make sure you play the disc right away, because most likely, it will have problems.
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Old 03-19-06, 11:31 AM
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Glad to see I was wrong, as this is basically a stripped down version of the original DVD-18. I have to laugh at Universal though, for having to release a watered down DVD-9 of this, I think it would have cost them far less to make it a 2-disc set to begin with. Morons.

I am lucky that I haven't had any problems with my copy, it's the DVD-18 version. Still, DVD-18 gives consumers fits, Universal might be starting to realize this.
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I posted that review at Amazon aroundthe same time I posted the info in one of the other threads here.

The SE release is definitely the way to goif you don't care about extras, and want a functional disc. Best Buy also seems to have the newer version in good quantities as well. At least it has a different UPC so you can tell the difference.
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Is this new version getting a new UPC different from the anniversary edition? I just want to make sure there is a way to distinguish between the two in the stores.
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Old 03-21-06, 05:34 AM
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You have to love Universal. Instead of giving people who bought the previous edition with disc problems an exchange program, Universal quietly re-issues the disc and does not tell anyone.
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Old 03-21-06, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by eau
Is this new version getting a new UPC different from the anniversary edition? I just want to make sure there is a way to distinguish between the two in the stores.
Eau,

Check my post right above yours......

Alsom it has a gold banner stating Special Edition instead of Anniversary Edition.
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now if Universal and Scorsese could unearth the more violent cut of the film that premiered at ShoWest...
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I'm pretty happy with the version I bought years ago, may pick it up on HDDVD later though
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Old 03-21-06, 11:29 AM
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Fok,

The transfer is gorgeous IMO. I never screened the old disc on my current setup, but I think the SE (not the DVD-18) would be worth it to you once it drops under $10, assuming it's not announced for HD.
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Old 03-22-06, 09:49 AM
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saw both versions at my local BB last night finally. the old one had the shiny holofoil sleeve, this new "SE" version has a plain paper sleeve (no foil enhancement).
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