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Old 06-10-08, 12:52 PM
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are we seeing new extras on bluray releases?

if so which ones? seems like most are just the same old stuff from the dvd releases.
Old 06-10-08, 01:31 PM
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Pretty much the only thing I've noticed have been "in-movie experiences".
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I know the blurays of Ocean's Twelve and Thirteen each had bluray exclusive extras. Each movie has a commentary and I believe Thirteen also has a featurette not included on the standard dvd.
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There should be a list of Blu-Ray exclusive features. I went searching for such yesterday in the usual places, but found nothing.
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The D-Files feature on Enchanted is exclusive to the Blu-ray release.

Also in the coming soon category, the S2 Blu-ray release of Heroes will include all the SD extras plus:

- Hero Connections: Bio's, PIP Cast & Crew Commentaries
- Hero Connections: Network
- My Scenes
- BD Live: Enabled

I would image that the S1 set released the same day (8-26-2008) will also have additional Blu-ray only features...

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Old 06-11-08, 08:58 AM
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Lost: S3 had 2 (I think, maybe more) exclusive features on blu. 1 involved Qs being answered by Cuse/Lindelof. Too bad they didn't really cover any new ground...
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The Bucket List has some exclusive stuff like a trivia track I think.
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The Bucket List has some exclusive stuff like a trivia track I think.
Plus two interviews between Rob Reiner and Jack Nicholson, and Reiner and Morgan Freeman, and the making of the video clip.
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Both National Treasure movies have Blu-ray exclusive features. Each has a featurette/documentary (depending on your definition), and one has a commentary, while the other has some additional deleted scenes.
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Originally Posted by Grubert
Plus two interviews between Rob Reiner and Jack Nicholson, and Reiner and Morgan Freeman, and the making of the video clip.
I thought that was the case, but the way it is worded on the back cover, I wasn't sure if the exclusive to Hi-Def features were everything listed or the first thing listed under that line.
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Personally, I don't think they should be putting exclusive extras on BDs, unless of course they can't be done on DVD. I don't think it's fair to DVD consumers to hold things back to try to get people to buy into BD.

I should like it because I want BD to succeed, but at the same time I understand why DVD-only people get upset when they find out about this.
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Be Kind Rewind has a couple exclusive featurettes I believe.
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So BluRay is supposed to be able to hold 5 times as much as a regular DVD. Is anyone else intimidated by this? I barely have enough time to watch the extras on my DVDs. But if I don't, I feel like I'm not getting my money's worth.
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Some Blu-ray releases just destroy the DVD version in terms of special features.

Check out this incredibly useful link:

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/reviews_hd.html

The titles at the top of that list blow the DVDs out of the water. Check out the "HD Bonus Content: Any Exclusive Goodies in There?" section of each of the reviews.

The reviews on that site also almost always say if all of the DVD special features are on the Blu-ray version or not, usually at the very start of the "The Supplements: Digging Into the Good Stuff" section.

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Old 06-12-08, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by RD1973
So BluRay is supposed to be able to hold 5 times as much as a regular DVD. Is anyone else intimidated by this? I barely have enough time to watch the extras on my DVDs. But if I don't, I feel like I'm not getting my money's worth.
That's just raw space. A lot of it goes to having the film in high definition and including lossless audio. You can generally get some more content but not a whole lot more, especially if they're using high, BD-specific (as opposed to encoding for both formats) bitrates for video.
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Originally Posted by Drexl
That's just raw space. A lot of it goes to having the film in high definition and including lossless audio. You can generally get some more content but not a whole lot more, especially if they're using high, BD-specific (as opposed to encoding for both formats) bitrates for video.
That's actually good to hear. I was imagining 50 hours of extras for each movie.
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Originally Posted by Drexl
Personally, I don't think they should be putting exclusive extras on BDs, unless of course they can't be done on DVD. I don't think it's fair to DVD consumers to hold things back to try to get people to buy into BD.

Why not? That's one of the main reasons a lot of people jumped from VHS to DVD in the first place.
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Why not? That's one of the main reasons a lot of people jumped from VHS to DVD in the first place.
Yeah, but special features couldn't be done properly on VHS. They would be cumbersome to access, and they couldn't include a commentary unless it was on a separate tape.

In this case, they're deliberately leaving off features that could easily be included on the DVD, to get people to buy into BD. Now, I want BD to succeed so part of me likes the idea, but I can't help but think it's the wrong way to go about it. I can understand if someone gets pissed and feels they are trying to push him into the new format. I would rather see BD just succeed on its own merits rather than because of stunts like this.

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