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Old 11-23-07, 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by poirot
There's no insert with the LFODH steelbook, just the download instructions and Hitman ticket. The Walmart disc contains a featurette with Len Wiseman talking to film school students and a featurette on the film's casting.

For the DH2 and DH3 steelbooks, they basically packaged the discs (artwork and all) from the 5 Star collection into cases using the artwork from the most recent "Die Hard Collection" boxset.

For the DH steelbook, they simply packaged the discs (artwork and all) from last summer's steelbook release, into a case using the cover from the "Die Hard Collection" boxset. This is why it doesn't list all the features on the back cover, despite the fact that it's a 2-disc.

I hope that made sense. Basically, what I'm describing here is a clusterfuck.

Thanks. I got the LFODH Steelbook, so I was just wondering about the regular (non-Steelbook) 2-disc version. Does it have an insert?

Also, do the features on the Walmart disc even have clips from the movie? The 2 featurettes seem pretty unrelated to the movie (as I suspected).

I'm pretty sure at this point that I'm going to get the Steelbooks. But before I do, can someone confirm that the Costco discs have exavctly the same content? I'd hate to have to triple dip.
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Old 11-23-07, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by poirot
I don't like this type of approach either. The end result is that you end up with two versions of a film, and yet neither one really feels complete. It's basically trying to satisfy everyone, which of course never works.
I like the two different versions with alternate dialog. Its kind of like "Your lucky you got out of there" vs. "Your lucky you don't taste very good" in Empire Strikes Back.

Besides, you get both versions on the same disc. If I had to choose between them, then I'd probably have a problem.
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Old 11-23-07, 12:25 AM
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Sorry, I kind've skipped over that part of your question, while trying to get all the steelbook variations straight in my head.

I'm afraid I can't say much about the content of the Walmart disc, since I only read the featurette descriptions on the back cover. But both were originally Fox Movie specials, so I imagine they probably have nearly more clips than actual content.

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I like the two different versions with alternate dialog. Its kind of like "Your lucky you got out of there" vs. "Your lucky you don't taste very good" in Empire Strikes Back.
Oh, I like having the extra footage. It just seems like we've gone from deleted scenes and branching options to having one film with missing footage.

For example, I really liked how Willis delivered the "I ran out of bullets" line in the theatrical cut. It just seemed very "John McClane-ish". So naturally, it isn't there on the unrated version. I agree with droidguy that it would've been better to have the theatrical cut enhanced by the unrated content rather than changed. But even then, I guess there would still be some people upset that a "PG-13" swear had been replaced by one that's rated "R". Oh well.

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Old 11-23-07, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by manicsounds
Don't waste your time with that video. It's quite an abomination....
Boo! That video is hilarious!
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Also, I'm curious about the Walmart bonus disc. Anyone watch it? What's in the 2 featurettes? The titles aren't very descriptive.
They are pretty good, namely the one where Wiseman answers the three film students' questions. It's all very promotional, but they both totally own the one on the 2-disc, the Fox Legacy featurette, which is amazingly, mind-breakingly bad. I really was looking forward to something cool with the Legacy featurette but instead I got the dumbest featurette ever starring Tom Rothman. Ugh.

And, shockingly, no. Neither featurette contains an overabundance of clips from the film, in fact, the Wiseman featurette barely contains any clips at all, it's nearly a solid half-hour of him answering questions. There is lots of behind-the-scenes footage, though.
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Old 11-23-07, 03:02 AM
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Originally Posted by droidguy1119
Boo! That video is hilarious!
They are pretty good, namely the one where Wiseman answers the three film students' questions. It's all very promotional, but they both totally own the one on the 2-disc, the Fox Legacy featurette, which is amazingly, mind-breakingly bad. I really was looking forward to something cool with the Legacy featurette but instead I got the dumbest featurette ever starring Tom Rothman. Ugh.

And, shockingly, no. Neither featurette contains an overabundance of clips from the film, in fact, the Wiseman featurette barely contains any clips at all, it's nearly a solid half-hour of him answering questions. There is lots of behind-the-scenes footage, though.
Darn, I hate going to Walmart, but I guess I have to.
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Old 11-23-07, 07:19 PM
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How long is the Yipee Ki Yay, Motherf*****: Bruce Willis/Kevin Smith Interview ?
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Old 11-23-07, 07:35 PM
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How long is the Yipee Ki Yay, Motherf*****: Bruce Willis/Kevin Smith Interview ?
30m approx.
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Old 11-23-07, 07:36 PM
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Is it just me or is the bluray copy only pg-13?
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Old 11-23-07, 07:37 PM
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Correct. Hence why I'm going with standard DVD.
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Old 11-24-07, 07:15 AM
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ditto.
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Old 11-24-07, 12:26 PM
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I finally received my Costco box in the mail today, and Costco.com used the dreaded shitty two sheets of cardboard sealed around the DVD to package the order for shipping, and it arrived crushed to death. So just FYI for anyone planning to order the box from Costco.com, mine took 10 days to arrive and their order packaging doesn't provide much protection. I wrote them an e-mail about getting a replacement, since I don't have a Costco warehouse anywhere near where I live.

Edited to add: Apparently they took the box off of Costco.com anyway... it doesn't show up in a search anymore and entering the item number (237793) yields "invalid item."

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Old 11-25-07, 03:11 AM
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I just got this tonight from Target. My wife and I were watching the Unrated version (Of course) and throughout the run of the movie we noticed the movie would pause for a moment once in a while almost similar in a way to an old layer change (Something I've not seen in ages). Needless to say this totally threw me off and it was quite jarring.

Was this a normal thing due to the Unrated scenes branching into the PG13 version of the film or could it be a DVD/DVD player issue? Anyone else experiencing this or should I try exchanging my copy? It's really annoying, I'd say it happened about 3 times in the first hour or so.

I'm using a Samsung upconverting player model DVD-1080P7

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Old 11-25-07, 03:56 AM
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I noticed one slight pause in the unrated version. It was right before the scene change going into the part where an airbag is deployed if I remember correctly. Some cop froze with his mouth open. We laughed about it. That was the only one I noticed.
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Old 11-25-07, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Holysmoker
I noticed one slight pause in the unrated version. It was right before the scene change going into the part where an airbag is deployed if I remember correctly. Some cop froze with his mouth open. We laughed about it. That was the only one I noticed.
I noticed this pause too, it took my player like six or seven seconds to recover and the edit went right into them messing with the car, but the times matched up so I didn't think anything was lost. But yeah, I noticed several obvious layer-switches outside of this one.
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No pause in the bd version.
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Old 11-25-07, 11:38 AM
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does the single disc version have the same problem??
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Old 11-25-07, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by ajcstr
How long is the Yipee Ki Yay, Motherf*****: Bruce Willis/Kevin Smith Interview ?
22min. Approx.
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Old 11-25-07, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Wompratz
I'd say it happened about 3 times in the first hour or so.
I experienced a few pauses too, and assumed it was just a dvd player issue. Whenever it froze, I would just rewind back a few seconds and then the same scene would play normally.
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Old 11-25-07, 01:25 PM
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Mine froze once right before the 'breaking into the car/air-bag' scene started; I just assumed it was a faulty layer change.

I won't be at all surprised if Fox put out rushed and faulty discs, I'm really not surprised by anything they do now.
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well, I watched the unrated version from my BB steelbook and had no problems.
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Old 11-25-07, 03:57 PM
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I only experienced once minor pause that I normally associate with a layer change. No other hiccups though!

It's a sad but true state of DVD technology that unfortunately, not every disc will always be compatible with every player. I had a disc one time that froze completely at the layer change, but only on one player I had. And it wasn't a cheap brand name either. Best of luck to you on this issue though.

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Old 11-25-07, 04:26 PM
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Luckily, if memory serves, all the switches happened at slow moments in the movie-- it would be a much bigger issue if there was a pause like right before the car hits the helicopter or something
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there shouldn't be more than 1 layer change while a movie is playing otherwise it's just retarded. maybe if they didn't put all that extra "digital copy" crap on it we wouldn't be having this kind of problem.
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there shouldn't be more than 1 layer change while a movie is playing otherwise it's just retarded. maybe if they didn't put all that extra "digital copy" crap on it we wouldn't be having this kind of problem.
It's surely the result of some sort of "seamless branching" between the two versions on the same disc.
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Old 11-25-07, 08:40 PM
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It's surely the result of some sort of "seamless branching" between the two versions on the same disc.
I love how you said seamless branching with quotations around them. I say for now on we call them 'branching'.
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