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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Originally Posted by Josh Z
Keep in mind that, even with a huge hit like this, MGM is still dead broke and hopelessly in debt. Releasing multiple editions for different retailers is probably seen as extraneous.
Gotta spend money to make money. Plus, Skyfall took in a billion dollars at the box office. If ever there was a sure bet on where to "risk" the home video release budget, surely this is it.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Originally Posted by Josh Z
Keep in mind that, even with a huge hit like this, MGM is still dead broke and hopelessly in debt. Releasing multiple editions for different retailers is probably seen as extraneous.

With that said, a Steelbook will be available in Europe. However, initial specs on Amazon UK indicate that it's Region B locked.
Where are you getting that MGM is in debt? They got out of debt 3 years ago after a major reorganization. The management of Spyglass entertainment took over operations and $5 billion in debt was wiped out. After the year they had with The Hobbit and Skyfall, I would say things are looking even better for them.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/ente...0-million.html
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Just got back from Walmart. They have a pre-order offer: $18.96 for the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack delivered to your home, plus you get to choose either Casino Royale or Quantum of Solace to add to your Vudu library in HD. To guarantee on-time delivery of Skyfall, you have to order by 4 February. It's tempting, but there's enough time left to wait to see what other retailers do.

I've been keeping my eye on the second-run theater to see when Skyfall will play there. It still hasn't hit, believe it or not!
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Here's hoping for an Amazon pricematch of the Walmart price.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Still 24.99 online at wmt, the sale prices usually start a few days before release day so maybe next Thurs.

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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Originally Posted by DJariya
Where are you getting that MGM is in debt?
Here's a story from today about MGM's debt.
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Old 02-05-13, 03:19 PM
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Glad I went ahead and just did Walmart's preorder. $1.10 less, plus I got to add Quantum of Solace to my Vudu library.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

on sale now 19.99 at amazon and best buy. wmt should go on sale soon.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Nabbed it today at Amazon thanks to the current price. Not my favourite Bond film (not even my favourite Craig-Bond film) but it's worth it at that price.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Originally Posted by danfindlay
I thought a high profile release like this would have exclusives for each retailer. Any word?
http://www.foxconnect.com/skyfall-14980.html
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

The above is only packaging (looks like a slip cover that fits over the standard case)...the discs themselves are the same...and at $25.99, I think I'd rather get it for $19.99 in the standard case.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Those covers look lazy. Though I do like that they paired
Spoiler:
the two dead chicks
together on one of the covers.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

any retailer exclusives?
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

This showed up in my Gold Box this morning at Amazon. Nabbed it for $18.99 + tax... thanks to Prime, it'll be here Tuesday.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

I'm waiting on the eventual drop to 10 bucks or less.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

My pre-ordered Blu-ray came yesterday! Or maybe it came Saturday and no one bothered to tell me until yesterday. Either way, I'm pretty excited that I already have it and this definitely will encourage me to consider future Walmart/Vudu pre-order offers.

I spent most of the early morning hours watching the bonus content and then the Sam Mendes commentary track. I still have the second commentary track to go, but I feel pretty confident saying that this is the weakest offering we've ever had for a James Bond home video release in the DVD era. There's a making-of doc split into 13 thematic segments that runs just under an hour, a bit of footage from the royal premiere that barely exceeds four minutes in run time, one of the trailers and a promo spot for the soundtrack album. That's it outside of the two commentary tracks and 15 minutes of trailers and ads from Fox, half of which auto-plays when you insert the disc.

I discussed the bonus content more in depth in a Letterboxd diary entry in case anyone really wants to hear what I have to say about it.

One very little thing I forgot to mention in that diary entry: I really like the slipcover. I'm not one of the slipcover fanatics or anything, but this one is kinda nice. The online photos made it look rather generic, I thought, but in person it's actually kind of elegant as these things go. The cardboard stock has a nice texture to it, and the photo of Daniel Craig is glossy, which creates a nice contrast. I also appreciate that the font they used for the formats ("Blu-ray | DVD | Digital Copy") is small enough not to dominate the top of the cover.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

I don't care that it doesn't look like the rest of the discs in the Bond 50 set. In fact I don't think I'll even put the disc in the box set, I'll keep the blu ray as is. I still have my copies of Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Considering it's one of the most popular Bond movies ever, I'm sure we'll see a special edition of SKYFALL at some point...for now, I'm just happy to have the movie at a reasonable price.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Supposedly Walmart's national in-store price will be $18.96.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Someone broke street date. And they have a BD only release:

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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

Picked up my copy at Walmart this morning. Rang up $18.96.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

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Picked up my copy at Walmart this morning. Rang up $18.96.
Nice!

I went back last night after Dallas and watched it with the second commentary track. It was one of the dullest commentary tracks I can recall offhand, unfortunately. I updated my aforementioned Letterboxd diary entry, though.

Despite watching it twice yesterday (both commentary tracks) and the bonus content, I'm actually considering re-watching the movie itself already. It's been quite a while since I was this into re-watching a movie, and the weird thing is, Skyfall didn't excite me in the same way that previous movies have that I've re-watched with this kind of frequency. Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves; these I just had to keep re-watching. (I was also an adolescent at the time.)
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

I still prefer Casino Royale to Skyfall. I really liked it, but I didn't completely love it like most did. It drags just a little during the middle, and then Javier Bardem gives it a much needed boost.
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Re: Skyfall (early 2013, possibly 3/12/13)

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I still prefer Casino Royale to Skyfall. I really liked it, but I didn't completely love it like most did. It drags just a little during the middle, and then Javier Bardem gives it a much needed boost.
This pretty sums up my feelings on Skyfall. I liked it but Casino Royale was better to me.

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