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Old 09-05-12, 04:45 AM
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Re: Lawrence of Arabia - FINALLY arrives...

Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema View Post
Amazon now has a single disc version for pre-order:

Lawrence of Arabia single disc

Actually, that's two discs.
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Re: Lawrence of Arabia - FINALLY arrives...

Anybody know what features will be on the two-disc version?
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Originally Posted by MisterHowie View Post
Anybody know what features will be on the two-disc version?
I would guess they're the two discs that aren't exclusive to the four-disc set.
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From The Digital Bits:

Speaking of Sony, the studio has also set a 2-disc only Blu-ray version of Lawrence of Arabia for release on 11/13 (SRP $26.99). It contains the film and one extras disc - essentially Discs One and Two of the more elaborate 4-disc box set version also due that day (SRP $95.99). Note that from the box, Disc Three contains additional HD extras while Disc Four is a CD soundtrack sampler - just FYI.
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Re: Lawrence of Arabia - FINALLY arrives...

The two-discer will be fine for me...don't need boxes of stuff regardless of an extra disc or two.
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Re: Lawrence of Arabia - FINALLY arrives...

It would be cool if Walmart got an exclusive 3-disc set in a regular case. They aren't too fond of massive gift sets.
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Re: Lawrence of Arabia - FINALLY arrives...

Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema View Post
It would be cool if Walmart got an exclusive 3-disc set in a regular case. They aren't too fond of massive gift sets.
I've been hoping someone gets a 3-disc Digibook.
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Re: Lawrence of Arabia - FINALLY arrives...

welll if anyone is interested, I'm getting the UK 'movie only' version, going to watch it, then either sell it or trade it off
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Re: Lawrence of Arabia - FINALLY arrives...

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Stunning.
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Re: Lawrence of Arabia - FINALLY arrives...

Originally Posted by MisterHowie View Post
Anybody know what features will be on the two-disc version?
Like Mr. Salty said. If true, that makes the two-disc release basically an upgrade of the original two-disc DVD, as the features are the same minus the trailer and DVD-ROM content and plus two new items:

Secrets of Arabia picture-in-graphic track
Newly produced Peter O'Toole Revisits Lawrence of Arabia interview
Feature-length The Making of Lawrence of Arabia documentary
Five behind-the-scenes featurettes:

A Conversation with Steven Spielberg
The Camels Are Cast
In Search of Lawrence
Romance of Arabia
1970 version of Wind, Sand and Star: The Making of a Classic

Newsreel footage of the New York premiere and material from the film's advertising campaigns
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Re: Lawrence of Arabia - FINALLY arrives...

Originally Posted by Mr. Salty View Post
Actually, that's two discs.
I just received the U.K. version. It's region free. Picture is great. I had to pull the trigger early on this one.
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Originally Posted by mike45 View Post
I just received the U.K. version. It's region free. Picture is great. I had to pull the trigger early on this one.
I did too

well finished the disc..

and now the UK disc is for sale: $20 (I have the deluxe edition on pre-order from Amazon)

interested or have any question feel free to PM me.
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Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k View Post
The two-discer will be fine for me...don't need boxes of stuff regardless of an extra disc or two.
Yeah, in the end I opted for the two disc as well.
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Re: Lawrence of Arabia - FINALLY arrives...

Finally put in my order for the two disc. I didn't need the extra features on the gift set. I'd probably only watch the special features on the two disc once anyway.
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Any word yet on store exclusives? I'm hoping BB will have a digi.
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Re: Lawrence of Arabia - FINALLY arrives...

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Any word yet on store exclusives? I'm hoping BB will have a digi.
Doubtful. I don't think BB has done digibook exclusives with Sony movies. If it were Universal of WB, maybe.
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I have both versions on pre-order because I've been going back and forth on which one to get. Lately I find myself leaning away from the set and toward the two-disc. While the extra bonuses might be nice, with space at a serious premium right now, I don't know if I can justify it. I prefer the more compact releases and, when there's been a bigger set available, I've resisted it in all but a few cases.

When I finally decide I'll delete one of the pre-orders lol.
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Blu-ray.com has their review up on the 2-disc set. The 2nd disc has a good amount of extras. If you have a Barnes & Noble acct, you can use a 20% off coupon and get the 2-disc set for $15+ tax.

Blu-ray.com Review

Disc Two:

Peter O'Toole Revisits Lawrence of Arabia (HD, 21:07): The actor recalls landing the role of T.E. Lawrence, preparing for the part, his relationships with and thoughts on various cast and crew, life on and anecdotes from the set, his own crafting of one of the film's most iconic scenes, his thoughts on the film's themes and scope, the life of T.E. Lawrence, editing, not winning the Best Actor Oscar, the film's legacy, and more.

Making of Lawrence of Arabia (SD, 1:01:29): A high-quality documentary that recalls the life of T.E. Lawrence, the marriage of Lawrence's story and film, the initial film discussions and how David Lean came to be attached to the project, the process of assembling a script, casting, costuming, working in the desert and scouting desert locations, the challenges of the shoot, Lean's exacting ways, anecdotes from the set, cinematography and the process of crafting some of the film's most difficult scenes, Sam Spiegel's arrest during the shoot, themes and character arcs, the editing process, scoring the film, the film's release, its restoration, and its legacy.

A Conversation with Steven Spielberg (SD, 8:49): The acclaimed director recalls his first screening, its later impact on his life and career, his fascination with how the film was put together, his reaction to the core story, the picture's artistic licenses and the benefits thereof in this instance, his first meeting with David Lean, his role in the restoration, a unique "live commentary" experience with Lean, and the positives of the film's "natural" filmmaking techniques.

Maan, Jordan: The Camels Are Cast (SD, 2:00): A vintage piece looking at the camels' work, role in the film, and life on the set.

In Search of Lawrence (HD, 5:00): Another vintage featurette that examines the difficult process of shooting in an unforgiving desert.

Romance of Arabia (HD, 4:37): A short vintage feature that looks at the history and natural beauty of one of the world's most fascinating and historically important regions. The piece follows to briefly look at the making of the film.

Wind, Sand and Star: The Making of a Classic (1970) (HD, 4:32): Cast and crew reflect on the film's great success, intercut with making-of footage and voiceover narration covering the difficulties of the shoot. The piece recycles some material from other vintage featurettes.

New York Premiere (SD, 1:08): Brief news reel footage of the picture's premiere.

Advertising Campaigns (SD, 4:51): A piece that offers quick overviews of the film's advertisement campaigns from its various releases and cuts over the years.
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Crap. No Spanish subtitles or dub? I'm gonna have to alter my Amazon order to remove the 2nd copy I pre-ordered for my dad. I was looking forward to giving this to him as a gift cos he loves this movie.
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Re: Lawrence of Arabia - FINALLY arrives...

Watching it now. It looks fantastic. And even better is the sound. The LFE track is insane.
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^ Who cares about all that technical stuff? It's got a slip-cover!

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Re: Lawrence of Arabia - FINALLY arrives...

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Crap. No Spanish subtitles or dub? I'm gonna have to alter my Amazon order to remove the 2nd copy I pre-ordered for my dad. I was looking forward to giving this to him as a gift cos he loves this movie.
Huh? The review at blu-ray.com states there are Spanish subtitles.
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Re: Lawrence of Arabia - FINALLY arrives...

El Aurens just got dropped on my doorstep. After much wavering back and forth, I caved and went for the box.

I haven't even opened the shipping carton yet and this thing feels HEAVY.
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^ Who cares about all that technical stuff? It's got a slip-cover!

Damn, when did dvdtalk.com start redirecting to blu-ray.com?
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Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
Huh? The review at blu-ray.com states there are Spanish subtitles.
The specs listed in the review say otherwise:

Audio

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1


Subtitles

English, English SDH, French, Japanese, Arabic, Dutch
It seems only the special features on disc 2 have Spanish subtitles:

As for this set, disc two subtitle options include English, Chinese traditional, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai.

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