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Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

Old 11-19-11, 11:37 AM
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
^Just got mine and Gladiator has a white UPC. That is the old version, correct?
Mostly likely, yes. I had an old version, called up Paramount, they gave me an address, mailed it in and got my new one 3 days later. Not bad.
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

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^Just got mine and Gladiator has a white UPC. That is the old version, correct?
Did you buy Gladiator by itself, or did it come from the 2-pack?

I got the 2-pack and mine is the corrected copy. Here are ways to check based on the packaging.

Yellow sku and the words "2-Disc Set" above Paramount logo on the ACTUAL COVER INSERT.

White sku WITHOUT the words "2-Disc Set" above the logo.

To tell during the movie, if the GLADIATOR title remains black the entire time, you have the corrected version. If it starts to turn yellow/gold at any time, it's supposed to be the old crappy version.

I sampled the new disc the other night and it looked fantastic. I loved the cold bluish tint in the opening battle scene. Just superb photography.
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

Originally Posted by QuikSilver View Post
Hi folks, I picked up a copy of Gladiator today but I am still a bit confused if I bought the corrected version. My copy has a yellow UPC code, and the words 2-Disc Set is missing on the back side of the slipcover. However, the words 2-Disc Set is present on the backside of the actual case. Did I buy the correct one? I popped in the disc and I have no idea if the "banding" or "blocking" is present or not. I don't know how it looks like.

Anyone's input would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Does "2-disc set" appear on the actual cover insert? If it does, you have the corrected copy. also see the note above about the GLADIATOR title.
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema View Post
Did you buy Gladiator by itself, or did it come from the 2-pack?

I got the 2-pack and mine is the corrected copy. Here are ways to check based on the packaging.

Yellow sku and the words "2-Disc Set" above Paramount logo on the ACTUAL COVER INSERT.

White sku WITHOUT the words "2-Disc Set" above the logo.

To tell during the movie, if the GLADIATOR title remains black the entire time, you have the corrected version. If it starts to turn yellow/gold at any time, it's supposed to be the old crappy version.

I sampled the new disc the other night and it looked fantastic. I loved the cold bluish tint in the opening battle scene. Just superb photography.
I bought the 2 pack. It has the white UPC and does say "2 Disc version" above the Paramount logo. The whole reason I bought this was to replace the old version that I had.
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

Also, unless i'm mistaken, the corrected copy has some commercial for the Sapphire Series, which the uncorrected copy does not...
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
I bought the 2 pack. It has the white UPC and does say "2 Disc version" above the Paramount logo. The whole reason I bought this was to replace the old version that I had.
Just to clarify. 2-DISC SET is shown above the Paramount logo on the case artwork, right? I'm not referring to the slipcover.

The best way to check is make sure the GLADIATOR title stays black the entire time. If it doesn't, you have the old copy.
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

Amazon has Saving Private Ryan right now for $14.00 with two hours remaining
Old 11-22-11, 07:12 AM
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema View Post
Just to clarify. 2-DISC SET is shown above the Paramount logo on the case artwork, right? I'm not referring to the slipcover.

The best way to check is make sure the GLADIATOR title stays black the entire time. If it doesn't, you have the old copy.
Right, it's on the artwork, there was no slipcover. I haven't opened it because it seems pretty obvious it's the old version. I'm just planning on swapping it out locally during the holidays.
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
Right, it's on the artwork, there was no slipcover. I haven't opened it because it seems pretty obvious it's the old version. I'm just planning on swapping it out locally during the holidays.
Yep. That's the old version. Did you get this from Amazon?

They are apparently still sending out the old copies of Gladiator in the single release. This is the first time I've heard anyone getting the old version in the Braveheart/Gladiator 2-pack.
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

^Yeah, in the 2 pack with Braveheart.
Old 11-26-11, 05:27 PM
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema View Post
I got the 2-pack and mine is the corrected copy. Here are ways to check based on the packaging.

Yellow sku and the words "2-Disc Set" above Paramount logo on the ACTUAL COVER INSERT.

White sku WITHOUT the words "2-Disc Set" above the logo.

To tell during the movie, if the GLADIATOR title remains black the entire time, you have the corrected version. If it starts to turn yellow/gold at any time, it's supposed to be the old crappy version.
I just got my 2 pack today, and my Gladiator has a white UPC sticker on the case, but it does say "2-DISC SET" above the logo in the bottom right of the back art. I guess I can pop it in to be sure, but it looks like I may have gotten the old one.
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

Take off the UPC sticker and you should see that you have actually have a yellow UPC on the case below that. That's how mine was.
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This is a picture of the one I got in a two pack from Amazon a week ago:
Spoiler:
As cgray said, the yellow UPC was under the white two pack UPC sticker on the Gladiator shrinkwrap. The disc also has "R2" on the inner ring. The two movies are in individual shrinkwrapped cases, then shrinkwrapped together and covered by a slip cover.
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

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the yellow UPC was under the white two pack UPC sticker on the Gladiator shrinkwrap. The disc also has "R2" on the inner ring. The two movies are in individual shrinkwrapped cases, then shrinkwrapped together and covered by a slip cover.
Okay, thanks. The UPC underneath was also white, and I checked the inner ring and I do not see any R2 on any of the numbers. I guess I'll contact them tomorrow.
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

This is still the current replacement instructions?

Send disc 1 with name, address & phone for a replacement set.
Here is the address: PHE Marketing, C/O Deluxe Media Mgmt, PO Box 801464, Valencia, CA 91380-1464
Old 11-28-11, 09:43 PM
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

I'd try contacting them first to make verify the replacement instructions:

888-889-9456
[email protected]
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

Originally Posted by Todd B. View Post
I'd try contacting them first to make verify the replacement instructions:

888-889-9456
[email protected]
Thanks, I did call the number, and they gave me the same mailing instructions that I posted above.
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

Are we going to see something new from this series? Feels like its been forever since they released a new film.
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

They may have bailed on it.

Titanic and Chinatown were obvious choices. Unless something like Terms of Endearment gets that banner, I don't know if they'll keep the series alive.
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

The line is dead.
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

Yeah, it's done. Titanic would have been an obvious title to release under that banner if it was still going...
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

God Paramount sucks ass
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

It doesn't really matter anyway. It was pretty much just a label for special editions. The Titanic release won't be any less special without the Sapphire banner.
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

I was just referring to in general though I think they are one of the worst studios overall. This is their 100th Anniversary and it hardly seems like they're doing anything special for it or rolling out some catalog titles. All they've done so far is taken some of their pre-existing releases and slapped a 100th Anniversary slipcover on them.
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Re: Paramount Announces Sapphire Series (BD) -- Braveheart, Gladiator, Forrest Gump

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I was just referring to in general though I think they are one of the worst studios overall. This is their 100th Anniversary and it hardly seems like they're doing anything special for it or rolling out some catalog titles. All they've done so far is taken some of their pre-existing releases and slapped a 100th Anniversary slipcover on them.
But, they did a big group photo, including such luminaries as Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, and... Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. It has the likes of Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglas, and... Justin Bieber.

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