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There Will Be Blood April 8th?

Old 02-15-08, 01:10 AM
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hate that Paramount hasnt figured it out and gone Blu... ill definitely grab the 2-Disc DVD though.

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Old 02-15-08, 01:13 AM
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It kinda sucks. PTA has talked about how he learned so much from listening to commentaries on laserdiscs and felt gracious to give back.

He's sold out!
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Old 02-15-08, 03:31 PM
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Is there really going to be no commentary?
That stinks, but I love the film so much that I'll buy it anyway. Though I'll wait for the eventual BD version because if any film should be viewed in Hi-Def it's this one.
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Old 02-15-08, 07:57 PM
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Okay, time to break the official news on this one....I'm a few days early, but...

Paramount will be releasing a single disc, a 2-Disc SE and a 2-Disc HD-DVD on April 8th.

The single disc will be barebones.

The 2 Disc Features:
English, French Dubbed & Subtitled, Spanish
5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital
Featurette: 15
Trailers: Teaser
Trailers: Trailer
Additional Scenes: Fishing
Additional Scenes: Haircut/Interrupted Hymn
Featurette: Dailies Gone Wild
Featurette: The Story of Petroleum

The 2 Disc HD-DVD Features:
English, French Dubbed & Subtitled, Spanish, Spanish Dubbed & Subtitled
5.1 Dolby Digital Plus, 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
Additional Scenes: 15 Minutes
Featurette: The Story of Petroleum
Featurette: There Will Be Blood - Pics, Research, Etc
Trailers: Teaser
Trailers: Trailer
Additional Scenes: Fishing
Additional Scenes: Fishing
Additional Scenes: "Haircut"
Additional Scenes: Haircut/Interrupted Hymn
Featurette: Dailies Gone Wild
Additional Scenes: Dailies Gone Wild
Trailers: Teaser
Featurette: The Story of Petroleum

(Now if someone could help me post the artwork, I have it...391.2 KB and 379.9 KB respectively)
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Old 02-15-08, 08:13 PM
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Wow what a another shit release by paramount. Doesn't surprise me after what they are doing to INTO THE WILD.
I own HD-DVD but I must bestow a special FUCK YOU to paramount for putting more features on the HD-DVD than on the 2-disk DVD.
This whole hi-def format thing has really made me lose faith in films and DVD.
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Old 02-15-08, 08:15 PM
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I'd be glad to get the artwork posted. PM me.
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Old 02-15-08, 08:40 PM
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:::waiting anxiously for the cover art to appear::::

Thanks for the update Mao!
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Old 02-15-08, 09:01 PM
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While I'd love to get this in high def, I'll have to rent this one for a movie night to share Day-Lewis' masterful performance with my friends.
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Old 02-15-08, 11:12 PM
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F*CK YOU Paramount with a capital "F". If that gets me banned, so be it, but this is complete and utter BS. You can't put more features on an HD version of a premium release where a barebones is also available. That's not how the market works. If there was one SD with all of the SD 2-disc features and then the HD with bonus, FINE. They are just being @ssholes.

Please, everybody, BOYCOTT this release. This isn't an HD vs. BD thing.
I would have problems with this if any other company pulled this stuff with BD too, so don't say it's because of bias. You pay the premium price for more features, this is complete crap they're pulling.

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Old 02-15-08, 11:14 PM
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Also, I think it's completely moronic that suddenly PTA isn't making commentaries.
The one thing I've always appreciated were his informative commentaries, and I've seen him in person and he's not the most interest person (he tends to repeat himself too), but I'd still appreciate a full commentary. This is just LAZY.

I might just...hmm...this makes me mad. I'll leave it at that.
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Old 02-15-08, 11:21 PM
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Hey, guys, here's the art that Mao sent me:

The 1-Disc:



The 2-Disc:

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Old 02-15-08, 11:24 PM
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Thank you very much!
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Old 02-15-08, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by dman988
F*CK YOU Paramount with a capital "F". If that gets me banned, so be it, but this is complete and utter BS. You can't put more features on an HD version of a premium release where a barebones is also available. That's not how the market works. If there was one SD with all of the SD 2-disc features and then the HD with bonus, FINE. They are just being @ssholes.

Please, everybody, BOYCOTT this release. This isn't an HD vs. BD thing.
I would have problems with this if any other company pulled this stuff with BD too, so don't say it's because of bias. You pay the premium price for more features, this is complete crap they're pulling.
you know Disney did this for the BR edition of Ratatouille - there's a bucketload of extras that are nowhere on the standard DVD.
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Old 02-15-08, 11:27 PM
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I'm definitely buying this... but those are two of the worst attempts at cover art I have ever seen.
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Old 02-15-08, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by dadaluholla
I'm definitely buying this... but those are two of the worst attempts at cover art I have ever seen.

I've never liked the top art/photo layout, it makes Daniel Day Lewis look like he's trying to restrain a fart.
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Old 02-15-08, 11:32 PM
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He looks more like Burt Reynolds in Boogie Nights in the top picture.
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Old 02-15-08, 11:35 PM
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as for the second disc photo - wtf? There are countless scenes from the movie that could have been included as cover art. Terrible terrible still pic.
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Old 02-15-08, 11:36 PM
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I really wish they had gone with this:

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Old 02-15-08, 11:49 PM
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Wait and see what the features actually are before condemning Paramount for the apparent split. That list of features for the HD DVD is so clumsily written that I suspect some of those are mistakenly listed twice, like "fishing." The only thing that really looks missing is the featurette on pics, research, etc., and that may still be on the DVD. We'll see.
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Old 02-16-08, 12:38 AM
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Those are obvious joke covers guys
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Old 02-16-08, 01:32 AM
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Why would you think that those were joke covers? Mao sent them to me. They're obviously very very early temp art.

Plus, where has anybody seen that picture on the 2-disc before? It's a brand new picture.

Trust me, I wouldn't jerk anyone around on this. There Will Be Blood is my hands-down favorite of last year, I just wanted to help post them so that I could see them, myself.
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Old 02-16-08, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Giles
you know Disney did this for the BR edition of Ratatouille - there's a bucketload of extras that are nowhere on the standard DVD.
That's OK because there was no special edition of Ratatouille simultaneously released. If there was the Ratatouille regular, Ratatouille CE with more features, and the Ratatouille CE for Blu with even more features then I'd be just as pissed.
I bought the SD version of Ratatouille because I didn't have a BluRay player at the time and I was completely fine with that. I actually like the incentives for either side because I think that's going to get more people on, but Paramount is cheating with those incentives.

But as someone mentioned, I guess I should wait and see what the final specs are, though Mao has posted specs before and to my recollection he has always been on the dot.

OH, and if the 2-disc special features are the same as the 2-disc HD features then I take back EVERY SINGLE (bad) WORD. Then it's completely fair.
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Old 02-16-08, 08:37 AM
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This will all become clearer to you on Tuesday.
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Old 02-16-08, 09:27 AM
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Not trying to argue, but I genuinely don't understand the posts by dman988 and chris_sc77. What is wrong with including more special features on the HD version? Isn't it like an incentive for people to pick up the HD version? Or how about a better version for the higher price paid? Or how about people who are into HD in the first place are more likely to want to watch special features than the average bare bones purchaser?
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Old 02-16-08, 09:32 AM
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Agreed. Including exclusive extras on the HD versions of movies is going to become more and more commonplace, and frankly, is the way it should be done now.
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