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Old 02-28-07, 03:48 AM
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"Fantastic Four" double dip?

I don't know where the last thread is for Fantastic Four, so I'm just going to start a new one.

Wasn't there a double dip for this? I know Fox released single-disc editions for The Day After Tomorrow, I, Robot, and one other. Then, several months later, each was given a 2-disc collector's edition. I thought I remembered that the initial release of FF was minimal, and was succeeded by a more elaborate one. But Rewind shows only one release for R1, which looks quite good.

Then again, I also remember talk of something new planned as a tie-in with the sequel. Is that the double dip of which I'm thinking?

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Old 02-28-07, 05:17 AM
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You're correct, there hasn't been a second version released yet.
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Old 02-28-07, 06:05 AM
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We'll probably get the 2-Discer that's already available for Region 2.



Commentaries Cast Feature Audio Commentary By Ioan Grufford Jessica Alba Chris Evan Michael Chiklis And Julian McMahon
The Fantastic Tour Making Jessica Alba Visible
Inside Look XMen 3 And Fantastic Four And XMen 3
Producer Avi Arad Walks Through Xmen3
Music Video Everything Burns
Music Video Come On Come On
Music Soundtrack Spot
Heroes Are Born Making Of Fantastic Four Feature Length
The Baxter Building Declassified
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Fantastic Four Making A Scene
Fantastic Four Casting Session
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Theatrical Trailer
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Old 02-28-07, 08:28 AM
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I'll buy an extended edition of anything Marvel-comics related.

Yes, even Swamp Thing.
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Old 02-28-07, 08:38 AM
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I'll have to see what it offers before I double dip. The current one is pretty good.
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Old 02-28-07, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by ignition
I'll buy an extended edition of anything Marvel-comics related.

Yes, even Swamp Thing.
Swamp Thing is DC comics related. Do you mean Man-Thing?
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Old 02-28-07, 09:17 AM
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That'd be the one... well I look pretty foolish now don't I.
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Old 02-28-07, 10:05 AM
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Fox always screws us over on their Special Editions. Region 2 gets the 2-disc right from the start, yet we have to wait awhile before we get to buy it. I'm sure we'll get the same 2D set of X3 eventually.

I'm hoping the new FF set will have a director's cut. This film went by too quickly, similar to Daredevil's theatrical version. I loved the dir cut of that film.
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Old 02-28-07, 10:10 AM
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Oddly this movie was released in 2 versions,
an "American" cut and an "International" cut.
a few alternate scenes, and also different audio in some scenes too.

Most likely, before the sequel fox will release a 2 disc set for the US
with just the same extras as the foreign discs, and add one more featurette on the sequel or movie cash for it, and also call it 'The Director's Cut'......
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Old 02-28-07, 11:27 AM
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That's why I waited on picking this up. I am counting on them doing a new 2 disc release with movie cash, and probably a promo piece for FF2.
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Old 02-28-07, 12:41 PM
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There were two different exclusive bonus discs offered when this title was first release. I think Wal-Mart and Target. Anyway, many of the features that are on the 2nd disc that other regions received are on these 2 bonus discs. The pop up sometimes on eBay...

I have both, so a double dip may not be in my future...
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Old 02-28-07, 01:02 PM
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The Wal-Mart bonus disc was a cut-down version of the "Heroes Are Born Making Of Fantastic Four" documentary. I think they cut out like 30 or 40 minutes.

The Target disc had "The Baxter Building Declassified", another small feature & tons of trailers.
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Old 02-28-07, 02:32 PM
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I thought I remembered some interview with Tim Story where he said he wanted to do a director's cut. It would be great if that saw the light of day.
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Old 03-01-07, 08:53 AM
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There was also a Best Buy exclusive, it was a collection of comic books on DVD or CD.

Edit to add: And special packaging, a round tin. I think it came with a comic book too.

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Old 03-01-07, 10:24 AM
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I'll wait and see what they offer. The Blu-ray is good enough for me right now.
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Old 03-04-07, 01:25 PM
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Is there any word on when they'll bring out a Special Edition of F4. Especially with the sequel coming out now
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Old 03-13-07, 04:34 PM
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A new 2 disc Extended Edition has been announced by Fox. It will be released on June 5th with a $26.98 retail price. Here's the details on the special features:
  • Disc 1:
    • U.S. Theatrical Version with Seamlessly Branched Extended Cut
    • Theatrical Version Commentary:
      • Cast Commentary by Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba and Michael Chiklis
      • Director/Producer/Writer Commentary by Tim Story, Avi Arad, Kevin Feige, Michael France, and Mark Frost
    • Commentary for Extended Version:
      • Director/Producer/Writer Commentary by Tim Story, Avi Arad, Kevin Feige, Michael France, and Mark Frost
    • Commentary for U.Se 130 & 131: "Art Gallery"
      • Scene A131: "Johnny and Victor in Limo"
      • Scene 133: "Art Show"
      • Scene150: "Thing on a Bench"
      • Scene 151: "Johnny's Bar Tricks"
      • Scene 132: "Planetarium With Kiss"
      • Scene R132: "Walk and Talk"
      • Scene 180: "Proposal with Stretch"
      • Main Title: Alternate Version 1
      • Main Title: Alternate Version 2
      • Insert Scene 132: "Wolverine Bit - Alternate Insert"
    • Theatrical Teaser
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots
    • Fantastic 4 Rise of The Silver Surfer trailer
    • Silver Surfer featurette
    • Extended & Deleted Scenes:
      • Scene 2: "Icy Reception" (aka: Doom's Lobby)
      • Scene 35: "Fan 4 Wake-Up" (aka: Post Cosmic Storm)
      • Scene A40: "Push into Plant" (aka: Flower)
      • Scene 104: "Ben's Birthday" (aka: Watching B-day Tape)
      • Scene 111: "Sue Cloaks Envelopes"
      • Scene 119: "Reed Tests Plant"
      • Scene 110: "Victor/Sue's Dinner"
      • Scene XX1000: "Hot Elevator Girl" (aka: Johnny w/ Girls)
      • Scene A98: "Storage Room"
      • Scene 124: "Victor Takes Over"
  • Disc 2
    • Heroes Are Born: Making of Fantastic Four
    • The Baxter Building: Declassified
    • Multi-angle Animatic to Scene Study:
      • FF Hit By Cosmic Storm
      • Brooklyn Bridge
      • Ben Hits Johnny
      • Reed and Doom Fight
      • Johnny Chased by Missile
      • The Thing and Doom Fight
    • Featurettes:
      • The World's Greatest Comic Magazine
      • Jack Kirby - Storyteller
    • Collectibles:
      • Visiting the Stately Ross Museum
      • Gallery (50 Stills)
      • From Comic Book to Film
    • Still Galleries:
      • Behind the Scenes
      • Character Sculpts
      • Characters
      • Concept Art
      • Costumes
      • Human Torch Flame Tests


Fox hasn't released the artwork for the new set yet. I'll add it to www.dvdnn.com when it is released.

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Old 03-13-07, 08:13 PM
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Great to see both theatrical and extended cuts are being included.

From what I can see, it adds much from the R2 release, but drops items from the single-disc. Namely, Jessica Alba's video diary, the fluffy featurettes, and the music videos. Not sure if any of those are worth having.

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Old 03-13-07, 08:43 PM
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It's hard to believe anyone would buy this again after watching it.

I bought the version in the metal BB tin sight unseen (stupid I know)
and hated it so much I ended up giving it away to someone.
Worst packaging ever, which was consistent with the film at least...
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Old 03-13-07, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by porieux
It's hard to believe anyone would buy this again after watching it.

I bought the version in the metal BB tin sight unseen (stupid I know)
and hated it so much I ended up giving it away to someone.
Worst packaging ever, which was consistent with the film at least...
Thanks?
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Old 03-13-07, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by porieux
It's hard to believe anyone would buy this again after watching it.

I bought the version in the metal BB tin sight unseen (stupid I know)
and hated it so much I ended up giving it away to someone.
Worst packaging ever, which was consistent with the film at least...
Maybe because they liked the movie? It was a fun superhero movie.
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Old 03-14-07, 03:36 AM
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I'm happy with the current release
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Old 03-15-07, 12:45 AM
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Sorry, I'm still bitter about it. I hate when franchises I am interested in get 'stolen' by bad filmmaking which means I can't enjoy them. Same with LoEG and Spider-Man (yes I think the SM franchise is atrocious, sorry again)
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Originally Posted by porieux
Sorry, I'm still bitter about it. I hate when franchises I am interested in get 'stolen' by bad filmmaking which means I can't enjoy them. Same with LoEG and Spider-Man (yes I think the SM franchise is atrocious, sorry again)
I'm ok with being bitter if they ruin something unique and solid like LoEG or From Hell.

But with something as varied as Spider-Man or Superman, with so many interpretations of the characters, 90% of which are crap, I don't feel like I can complain as much if a movie or book version "gets it wrong".

The Spider-Man movies are infinitely better than most of his comic stories.

Not trying to disrespect your opinion, I can see not being head over heels for the SM movies, or wishing that it was closer to your particular interpretation of the character. But atrocious?
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