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Old 01-30-12, 07:37 PM
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

J. Edgar appears to be a 2-disc set. The WB Shop lists the packaging as a double disc case. They have Harold and Kumar 3 listed as 1 disc for the standard combo and 2 for the 3D one. So I tend to think J. Edgar's listing is correct.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
J. Edgar appears to be a 2-disc set. The WB Shop lists the packaging as a double disc case. They have Harold and Kumar 3 listed as 1 disc for the standard combo and 2 for the 3D one. So I tend to think J. Edgar's listing is correct.
Hopefully. I'll find out in a couple of weeks...
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
J. Edgar appears to be a 2-disc set. The WB Shop lists the packaging as a double disc case. They have Harold and Kumar 3 listed as 1 disc for the standard combo and 2 for the 3D one. So I tend to think J. Edgar's listing is correct.
It's possible it was pressed before the change and held back for any awards etc.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

Saw this thread title and even though I haven't gone to blu-ray yet, I think this is pretty shitty of WB. I hate flipper discs myself, I'm always worried about dust/dirt/scratches/scuffs and accidental fingerprints, end up treating these like they were fine china just so I don't mar the surface(s). Since I don't care about fullscreen, each flipper disc is replaced into the case WS surface down, just like it would be if it was a single-sided disc so the side I care about is protected.

Hated when they did/do that with DVDs, hope the cheap bastards get this sorted before/if I make the change to blu-ray. The 'rental concerns' seem like a smokescreen to me. I'd be more inclined to believe it's a money issue, as in money-grubbing assholes. -kd5-
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
It's possible it was pressed before the change and held back for any awards etc.
That also is possible. I don't expect Harold and Kumar to be the only combo disc we get.

Right now, the WB Shop also lists Happy Feet Two's standard combo pack as using a double disc case.

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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

If the discs work without any glitches, I really don't give a fuck if they're flippers or not.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

Interesting enough, This is Amazons listing for Happy Feet 2:
http://www.amazon.com/Happy-Blu-ray-...pr_product_top
Happy Feet Two (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + UltraViolet Digital Copy) (2011)

and Puss in Boots
Puss in Boots (Two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) (2011)

We all know Puss is not Warner, but Amazon mentions it's a two disc. Happy Feet 2...not so much. Maybe it's just an error, or Amazon does not even know.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

Well I took a chance and bought the new Harold and Kumar. I watch both version of the movie already and there wasn't any glitches. I wish there was more extras, but I hope flippers don't become the norm with Warner bros.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

Got J. Edgar in yesterday and can confirm it's two discs.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

Originally Posted by RocShemp
Are the UK releases region free? And don't the UK menus play havock with the PS3 (my default BD player)?
All the ones from Warners have been...so far.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

Is there any chance A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas will get rereleased as a non flipper. I went to watch it this week, and it wont play on both of my bluray players, only the dvd side works and I am kinda pissed.
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I know there is a movie only version out, but I am talking about if they would rerelease the version with the extended cut.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

Wow, is Warner's actually doing this? I haven't seen any flippers from them.
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They only did it on a few titles, thats why I bumped the thread angry about my Harold and Kumar disc.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

I have the 3D release (with the 2D BD) of AVHKC and don't recall it being a flipper. I could be off, as I haven't watched it since it first came out.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

According to post #6, the 3D version has the 2D flipper included as well.

Did you try to find more info on this set? It might since there is no mention of DVD copies included

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Harold.../52010/#Review
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

Originally Posted by mattysemo247
According to post #6, the 3D version has the 2D flipper included as well.

Did you try to find more info on this set? It might since there is no mention of DVD copies included

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Harold.../52010/#Review
I just watched an unboxing video of the set on youtube, and it does indeed include a non flipper version. I may try and get it at some point or keep looking out for other discs out there since I already have 1 and 2 on bluray as well.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
I just watched an unboxing video of the set on youtube, and it does indeed include a non flipper version. I may try and get it at some point or keep looking out for other discs out there since I already have 1 and 2 on bluray as well.
The set was originally offered with a flipper disc; it is no longer offered that way.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

Thank goodness that WB wised up and didn't expand this odious practice to all BD releases. Even Universal, the inventor of this horrible format, have largely given up on flippers.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

I looked up the disc on amazon, and it mentions the UV on the flipper disc set expires in February, maybe it will be discontinued soon then they will start selling the non flipper disc by itself.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

Originally Posted by mattysemo247
According to post #6, the 3D version has the 2D flipper included as well.
How interesting, after checking the receipt, it looks like I bought the 3D set a month after it came out. I just checked it and the Blu and DVD are on separate discs. I guess those flippers didn't last long at all.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

After looking around at several websites including WBshop I think all versions available now are the single sided non flipper disc of AVHKC as there is no mention of a dvd side. I will look and see if I can find in store anywhere or just try ordering it online, I wont buy any flipper disc again.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
...I wont buy any flipper disc again.
The good news is, you may have no choice.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

Come on guys, Flipper isn't as bad of a movie as you're all making it out to be.
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Re: Warner goes 'Flippers' for new releases

I have the "Flipper" double-feature DVD, which is a flipper! Have four flipper DVD/Blu-Ray discs but still haven't had time to watch them yet, haven't had any problems with the combo HD-DVD discs though (and a TON of the single-sided HD-DVDs have gone bad!)

Either way, I don't see the point of including a standard-def copy- I stopped buying movies on regular DVD the day the HD formats came out (meaning that if a movie's available on either of those, I won't buy it on regular DVD even if it's a lot cheaper), with the trend of so many Blu-Ray discs including them though I've gotten more recent ones than ever!

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