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Old 09-01-07, 11:31 PM
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Blade Runner - so many versions

I thought I'd start a new thread since the last one was almost 700 posts, which puts a big strain on the forum.


Anyways, here are all the versions that are coming out on December 18th:

2-disc SD-dvd:



4-disc SD-dvd:


5-disc SD-dvd briefcase



5-disc HD-dvd



5-disc Blu-ray


and 5-disc briefcase in either HD or in Blu-ray:


Phew... but still, all that, and yet they don't have the 5-disc in SD-dvd without the briefcase. Not to mention, the 5-disc HD versions cost only a few dollars more than the 4-disc SD version....

Don't get me wrong, these are gonna be awesome, but it wouldn't be a dvd thread if there wasn't something to bitch about.

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This release was a big determining factor into going into Hi Def. It's just ridiculous what they're doing with this release.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
This release was a big determining factor into going into Hi Def. It's just ridiculous what they're doing with this release.
I f*cking hate it when the studio gives us lots of options, all reasonably priced, all announced at the same time, and all available on the same day!!!

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F*ck Warners, I wont purchase any of these versions unless they release a standard 5 disc DVD non-briefcase version. Stupid sons of bitches! All those Warner execs who had a voice in this release can collectively rot in hell for all I care.
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I'm curious, is anyone prepping to purchase just the 2-Disc Final Cut?
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Why aern't they releasing a two disc hd-dvd version??. Not all of us need to see 4 versions of the same film. Having said that even if they don't I will still end up getting the hd-dvd version (without the goofy briefcase)
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Originally Posted by slop101
I thought I'd start a new thread since the last one was almost 700 posts, which puts a big strain on the forum.


Anyways, here are all the versions that are coming out on December 18th:

5-disc HD-dvd



5-disc Blu-ray

are you sure of the info on these two... namely the HD-DVD and Blu Ray?...

i've seen several sites including amazon and the like that list the HD-DVD and Blu Ray releases as only 4 discs...

and you have to get the briefcase to get the 5...
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
i've seen several sites including amazon and the like that list the HD-DVD and Blu Ray releases as only 4 discs...
Really? The links provided right above the pictures go to Amazon which clearly states 5 discs.
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Major props to Warner for releasing the briefcase version in HD as well. I'm such a loser that I would have bought the 5 disc SD briefcase version (for display) and the standard HD version.

I really hope this is a trend that will continue in the future.
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I'm fairly certain the BD and HD DVD releases are 5 discs. As for the briefcase, the only extra feature is the briefcase. I pre-ordered the regular 5 disc BD set, and at $27.95, there's just no way to pass it up.
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Originally Posted by gryffinmaster
I'm curious, is anyone prepping to purchase just the 2-Disc Final Cut?
I wouldn't want it. I will watch the other versions once, but the versions I consider real are the theatrical versions. Those are all I really care about. I'm just glad I can finally retire my Criterion laserdisc for a quality HD set.
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this may have been discussed in the earlier thread, but can someone explain how much of the content on the hi-def 5 disc sets is actually in hd as opposed to sd? is this a speculative matter that still needs confirmation?
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Originally Posted by minguy
this may have been discussed in the earlier thread, but can someone explain how much of the content on the hi-def 5 disc sets is actually in hd as opposed to sd? is this a speculative matter that still needs confirmation?
My preference is for the 5 disc HD-DVD set w/o briefcase, as there is less and less room on the shelves for collectibles. That being said, while it would be nice for all of the extras to be in HD, I don't mind them being in SD. It's the movie in HD that counts here and I'll probably watch the extras once or twice if that.
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
are you sure of the info on these two... namely the HD-DVD and Blu Ray?...

i've seen several sites including amazon and the like that list the HD-DVD and Blu Ray releases as only 4 discs...

and you have to get the briefcase to get the 5...
Those have got to be the HD versions of the four disc set. A five disc set for under $30 in HD/Bluray is an insane deal! Hell, even the four disc set for that price is great.
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Originally Posted by Kevin M. Dean
Really? The links provided right above the pictures go to Amazon which clearly states 5 discs.
If you look closely at the pictures posted above, you can clearly make out "Five Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition" at the top. You kind of have to squint, but it definitely says "Five."

Edit: Here's the picture from Amazon:

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I'm a completist by nature when it comes to disc content, so it annoys me (since I haven't upgraded to a hi-def format yet) that I have to get the briefcase in order to get the 5-disc set on standard DVD.

Don't get me wrong, I'll still buy it on release day (I've got my copy pre-ordered), I just don't need the briefcase.
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Originally Posted by hal9000
F*ck Warners, I wont purchase any of these versions unless they release a standard 5 disc DVD non-briefcase version. Stupid sons of bitches! All those Warner execs who had a voice in this release can collectively rot in hell for all I care.
You strike me as someone who has anger management issues.
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Originally Posted by minguy
this may have been discussed in the earlier thread, but can someone explain how much of the content on the hi-def 5 disc sets is actually in hd as opposed to sd? is this a speculative matter that still needs confirmation?
I think it's still speculative, but based on the price, I think the smart guess is that only Disc 1 will actually be HD, and the "extras" will all be SD. But we probably won't know for sure until the first reviews start pouring in.
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Originally Posted by hal9000
F*ck Warners, I wont purchase any of these versions unless they release a standard 5 disc DVD non-briefcase version. Stupid sons of bitches! All those Warner execs who had a voice in this release can collectively rot in hell for all I care.
And where the hell is the VHS 5 tape version?
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Originally Posted by minguy
this may have been discussed in the earlier thread, but can someone explain how much of the content on the hi-def 5 disc sets is actually in hd as opposed to sd?
The Digital Bits confirmed with Warner that all 5 versions of the film will be 1080p, but all the other extras will be SD:
http://www.thedigitalbits.com/mytwocentsa140.html#newt
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Some factory in China is going to be busy making these briefcases and toys !!!
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Originally Posted by hal9000
F*ck Warners, I wont purchase any of these versions unless they release a standard 5 disc DVD non-briefcase version. Stupid sons of bitches! All those Warner execs who had a voice in this release can collectively rot in hell for all I care.
I am sure they will miss your money about as much as the ocean would miss it if you didn't put a drop of water in it.

Good luck on that.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty
You strike me as someone who has anger management issues.
Only when I drink. And I only drink when I can't surf!

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And where the hell is the VHS 5 tape version?
VHS!?! It's Beta or nothing for me brother!

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I am sure they will miss your money about as much as the ocean would miss it if you didn't put a drop of water in it.

Good luck on that.
1. Shhhh, don't say anything... but I'm an WB employee, so there's a wee little bit of sarcasm that didn't come across too well. Don't tell my boss.

2. I piss in my wet suit every-time I go surfing (gotta keep warm somehow) so I go above and beyond in that department. And for those heading to HB or Newport you might want to think twice before stepping in the water... then again all the animals in the ocean... oh nevermind. I won't gross you out with the details.
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Originally Posted by hal9000
2. I piss in my wet suit every-time I go surfing (gotta keep warm somehow) so I go above and beyond in that department. And for those heading to HB or Newport you might want to think twice before stepping in the water... then again all the animals in the ocean... oh nevermind. I won't gross you out with the details.
Aw shit - I go surfing at Newport fairly often. Just stay away from San Onofre - I go there more often. Wait, I pee in my wet-suit all the time too - good thing urine's sterile...
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has anyone confirmed how limited these briefcases are going to be?

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