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Old 03-24-08, 10:34 AM
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Spaceballs vs. Spaceballs: Collector's Edition

I noticed that the standard 'Spaceballs' release includes 'behind the scenes footage' that was not listed on the 'Spaceballs: Collector's Edition' DVD. Can anyone confirm what this 'behind the scenes footage' is and if it is or isn't included on the Collector's Edition release? Is this footage enough to own a copy of the standard edition? Used copies are available for $1 from Amazon. Thanks!
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Old 03-24-08, 10:44 AM
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You are better off with the collector's edition.

The footage is just EPK material and does not hold a candle to the new featurettes created for the CE. In fact, Spaceballs: The Documentary includes '05 interviews with nearly every surviving major lead except Rick Moranis. The CE also fixes a major framing issue that ruined a joke.
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Old 03-24-08, 12:18 PM
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The CE is the one to get, but I have to admit to owning both versions because I wanted to keep that missing feature from the first release. Honestly though it isn't worth the trouble if you already have the CE.
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Old 03-24-08, 12:20 PM
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Regardless, the CE includes an anamorphic transfer. The movie-only edition does not.

Also, you can pick up the CE for pretty cheap now. The other week, Fry's had it for $4.
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If I liked this movie, I'd choose owning both for $8 total.
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Trevor - How could you not like this movie?!
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Old 03-24-08, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by emachine12
The CE also fixes a major framing issue that ruined a joke.
Which joke?
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Which joke?
Spoiler:
Princess Vespa's new nose.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Which joke?
Exactly, there are none in this movie.

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Trevor - How could you not like this movie?!
I know I know. I should like it most likely, as I am generally a fan of all the actors, and am a SW/ST geek sort of. But for some reason, this movie just doesn't do anything for me.

I do own the original release, bought it for $5 to get a free $10 movie ticket once. But the one time I watched it it fell totally flat for me.

But I have told myself that it deserves another chance, so I'm holding onto it for another viewing some day. But generally, I'm not a huge Brooks fan, although I loved Young Frankenstein.
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Old 03-24-08, 08:44 PM
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I am a bit partial to the audio on the original release, the CE seems off to me. Could be the way the audio track was mixed.
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Old 03-25-08, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Trevor
Exactly, there are none in this movie.


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But generally, I'm not a huge Brooks fan, although I loved Young Frankenstein.
Neither of your posting are more than threadcraps. You're not a Brooks fan so why are you in here except to slam a movie where a fan is trying to ask a serious version question?

Why don't you troll somewhere else?
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Old 03-25-08, 09:16 AM
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Give me a break. I typed three slightly negative words, then, in response to a direct question, tried to make a silly joke and posted a few more words about probably liking the movie someday.

My main point of posting in the thread was to tell the OP he could own both versions for about $8 total, and that was my advice.

If you think I'm a troll or a threadcrapper you don't get out much, or are just super sensitive today.
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Old 03-25-08, 05:28 PM
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Definitely go CE - I mean, it's for COLLECTORS. That's what it says on the cover. That always means it's the best... right? Right???

Just kidding... Seriously, though, I would go with the CE version - Spaceballs: The Documentary is worth the extra $$$.
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Why were neither of these released called "Spaceballs: The DVD"?
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Originally Posted by UAIOE
Why were neither of these released called "Spaceballs: The DVD"?
Well, there's always hope a future HD release is called "Spaceballs: The Blu-balls Edition".
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Spoiler:
Princess Vespa's new nose.
Oh yeah. Forgot about that problem. So glad I upgraded. The CE has DTS too!
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