DVD Talk Forum

DVD Talk Forum (https://forum.dvdtalk.com/)
-   DVD Talk (https://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk-3/)
-   -   Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection (https://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/610341-stanley-kubrick-limited-edition-collection.html)

animatedude 04-28-13 11:53 AM

Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection
 
the last Blu-Ray boxset is OOP but the DVD boxset is still in print.

i need your recommendations if i should go for the DVD boxset or go for the Blu-Ray set.

mrcellophane 04-29-13 01:55 AM

Re: Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection
 
I have the Blu-Ray set and absolutely love it. The picture on most of the films is very crisp and looks quite good. However, I'm not sure if its worth the outrageous OOP price I'm seeing on Amazon. It has been awhile since I've seen the films on DVD, but I do remember that the DVD of Dr. Strangelove and 2001 looked decent... I'm afraid I'm not being much help... Good luck!

animatedude 04-29-13 06:46 AM

Re: Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection
 
is there any difference between the content of both sets? come on you guys i need your help!

manicsounds 04-29-13 06:47 AM

Re: Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection
 
You could instead get the UK Boxset which is still in print, although it doesn't include "Dr Strangelove" or "Spartacus", but you can still buy those separately. Also, the UK disc of "The Shining" is the international cut, not the US cut on the US disc.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi 04-29-13 09:46 AM

Re: Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection
 
Setup an alert for someone to do the blu-ray at a reasonable price. Why buy movies with lower video quality on purpose?

Boba Fett 04-29-13 02:30 PM

Re: Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection
 
There's a triple feature from WB of 2001, Shining, and Clockwork Orange for $20.

All the other Kubricks on Blu that were in that OOP set can be purchased on their own for $10-$15 each.

animatedude 05-03-13 08:24 AM

Re: Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection
 
what's the difference between the DVD boxset or the Blu-ray release?

flansered 05-03-13 08:42 AM

Re: Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection
 
I have the bluray set, and unless you just have to have the packaging I would either import the UK set and pick up the movies that aren't in it separately or just but the US single discs. The packaging for the US set isn't that great, and the book that comes with it is the kind of thing you would look at once and never pull out a second time.

Dr. Mantle 05-03-13 06:29 PM

Re: Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection
 

Originally Posted by animatedude (Post 11676675)
what's the difference between the DVD boxset or the Blu-ray release?

Blu-ray is Blu-ray and DVD is DVD. Is there really a chance you will go with DVD because of the package?

thetao 05-03-13 08:15 PM

Re: Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection
 
The set is currently unavailable from Amazon, but can be found at many other sellers. You can currently get it from wbshop.com for $114.49 with free shipping: http://www.wbshop.com/product/stanle...ks&from=Search

As for differences between the DVD and BR sets, this Amazon review may sum it up (I don't own either, so don't have a personal opinion):

http://www.amazon.com/review/R1TBW0D...tore=movies-tv

If that's not enough, visit http://www.dvdcompare.net and search for the individual titles or do a director search for Kubrick. I suspect the Amazon review is correct and there are no differences in disk contents, besides the better picture quality.

I wouldn't be surprised if Amazon received a new batch in the next 1-2 weeks. This is Stanley Kubrick we're talking about, after all. (Although personally, I hate the current BR packaging and wouldn't mind some changes...)

Hope that's what you wanted to know.

animatedude 05-04-13 06:31 AM

Re: Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection
 

Originally Posted by thetao (Post 11677558)
The set is currently unavailable from Amazon, but can be found at many other sellers. You can currently get it from wbshop.com for $114.49 with free shipping: http://www.wbshop.com/product/stanle...ks&from=Search

As for differences between the DVD and BR sets, this Amazon review may sum it up (I don't own either, so don't have a personal opinion):

http://www.amazon.com/review/R1TBW0D...tore=movies-tv

If that's not enough, visit http://www.dvdcompare.net and search for the individual titles or do a director search for Kubrick. I suspect the Amazon review is correct and there are no differences in disk contents, besides the better picture quality.

I wouldn't be surprised if Amazon received a new batch in the next 1-2 weeks. This is Stanley Kubrick we're talking about, after all. (Although personally, I hate the current BR packaging and wouldn't mind some changes...)

Hope that's what you wanted to know.


thanks

manicsounds 05-04-13 08:58 AM

Re: Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection
 
Also the DVD set does NOT come with the bonus discs for each title so you'll be missing out on a lot of bonus features.

animatedude 05-08-13 05:45 PM

Re: Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection
 

Originally Posted by manicsounds (Post 11677944)
Also the DVD set does NOT come with the bonus discs for each title so you'll be missing out on a lot of bonus features.

this is the answer i wanted to know....unfortunately now i want to order the set from the above warner bros store link shows it doesn't exist anymore.

thetao 05-12-13 02:06 AM

Re: Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection
 
I dug around and there's currently a single 10-disk copy on EBay for $129.20 (a sale, not an auction...but the box is dented). I also found a single copy in Canada, but the merchant doesn't ship to the USA. They do seem to have largely disappeared unless you can find one at a local Best Buy/B&N/Books-A-Million/etc. (There appears to be one at the local B&N for the not-so-sweet price of $148.99.)

Personally, I still think a Kubrick set is such a good idea that another set (or more of this version) is just around the corner. And while the 10-disk set is gone, thoughtful buys of the individual titles doesn't appear to be substantially more expensive than the $114.49 that WB was asking. Then you get the Clockwork Orange "book packaging" (content not available with the box set methinks) and avoid that (IMHO) nasty cardboard-rubbing-laser-side packaging of the full set.

animatedude 05-24-13 02:19 PM

Re: Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection
 
apparently, DVDempire have some IN STOCK, i ordered earlier today and in less than two hours my order was shipped!!!

i ordered hundreds of DVDs online in the last 13 years i never had an order shipped in less than two hours lol!

http://www.dvdempire.com/1567007/sta...n-blu-ray.html

flansered 05-29-13 03:46 PM

Re: Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection
 
I saw a copy at Barnes and Noble during my lunch break. I didn't ask how much it was, but they are doing the 40% off bluray sale right now. It's probably still more than I paid for it when I got it from Amazon.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:56 AM.


Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.