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Old 04-10-13, 03:30 PM
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Disney splitting up Blu Ray & Blu Ray 3D releases?

Saw this over at Amazon and thought it was interesting (and hopefully not a new trend). Disney has several listings for Oz the Great and Powerful. They have a Blu Ray + DVD + Digital Copy, Blu Ray + DVD, and a Blu Ray 3D + Digital Copy. They don't have a Blu Ray 3D + Blu Ray + DVD + Digital Copy like other releases. So is this a new game plan by Disney to make a couple more bucks or a one off deal? Guess we'll find out soon enough.

PS - there is a coupon for $5 off the Blu Ray + DVD + Digital Copy that you can clip out on the Amazon page.
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Re: Disney splitting up Blu Ray & Blu Ray 3D releases?

This is total BS IMO. As if $31 isn't enough for the 3D less BD, but no extra content either?
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Re: Disney splitting up Blu Ray & Blu Ray 3D releases?

Seems very.... Un-Disney.
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Re: Disney splitting up Blu Ray & Blu Ray 3D releases?

Are you people actually complaining? I thought you hated the different formats being crammed in together?

I wish I could get the Prometheus set at a better price because I don't need the 3D disc. I'm not seeing the problem here.
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Re: Disney splitting up Blu Ray & Blu Ray 3D releases?

If the coupon was offered on the 3D edition, I would've purchased that as I don't necessarily need the DVD (or the digital copy for that matter). In this case, I guess I'm waiting.

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I wish I could get the Prometheus set at a better price because I don't need the 3D disc. I'm not seeing the problem here.
The four-disc set has been as cheap as $14.99 at Best Buy before.
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Re: Disney splitting up Blu Ray & Blu Ray 3D releases?

Again, like past Disney releases, it should've been:

Blu-ray + DVD
Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy

There's no need for three SKUs. This is also a guaranteed way to continue the downfall of 3D. If this is how Disney will treat future combo packs I'd purchase, like Iron Man 3, there will be hell to pay.
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Re: Disney splitting up Blu Ray & Blu Ray 3D releases?

Especially bad in the case of Disney movies. I can see where the family of 4 may want the 3d version, but when the kid has a sleepover, they can't choose that movie because they don't have a 2d version or 8 pairs of glasses
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Re: Disney splitting up Blu Ray & Blu Ray 3D releases?

This blows.

Of all the movies to start this mess on, it just had to be this one. I don't have a 3d set up, but if I was to get one, this would be one of the titles I would most want because I really enjoyed the 3d. I was really counting on the future proofing DVD/Blu/3d Blu set.
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Re: Disney splitting up Blu Ray & Blu Ray 3D releases?

Well, it comes with a digital copy, so I guess that will be my 2D version.
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I wish more discs would be like Dredd and just include the 3D version of the film and the stand version of the film on one single sided disc. There shouldn't be a reason to have to include a bunch of extra discs.
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Re: Disney splitting up Blu Ray & Blu Ray 3D releases?

Originally Posted by milo bloom View Post
Are you people actually complaining? I thought you hated the different formats being crammed in together?
People don't want to watch it with 3D glasses all the time. They want the regular blu included with the 3D version.

Here's an article about it: http://www.technologytell.com/homete...-stands-alone/
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I wish more discs would be like Dredd and just include the 3D version of the film and the stand version of the film on one single sided disc. There shouldn't be a reason to have to include a bunch of extra discs.
Actually, there often is a reason. The use of floating windows can mean that the 3D version cannot be used to derive a 2D version and the 2D version needs to be a separate encode. In these cases, it's better to put the two encodes on separate discs (for compression-quality reasons).
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
There's no need for three SKUs. This is also a guaranteed way to continue the downfall of 3D. If this is how Disney will treat future combo packs I'd purchase, like Iron Man 3, there will be hell to pay.
The thing is, if 3Ds already in a downfall (at least in the US) doesn't it make sense for the studios to start testing the waters to see if there's a point to releasing stuff in 3D for the home?

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Re: Disney splitting up Blu Ray & Blu Ray 3D releases?

Lame if the Blu-ray 3D package costs the same premium as it does now. Personally, I dislike 3D quite a bit and it doesn't affect me, but think it definitely sucks for people who do buy 3D and might need buy a 2D version separately.
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Re: Disney splitting up Blu Ray & Blu Ray 3D releases?

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Seems very.... Un-Disney.
Right, because they hate making money.
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Re: Disney splitting up Blu Ray & Blu Ray 3D releases?

Good, this will force me to save a few $$$, some movies I buy in 3D/BR and BR because I know they are coming in the same package for $5 more. Now, I will just buy the BR version and leave the 3D on the shelf.

3D is not even close to being a big selling point for me. Love Lion King in 3D, then the list gets real small after that. I have about 9 3D titles, without the BR included I would have only bought LK and maybe Titanic.

Goodbye 3D...RIP.
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Re: Disney splitting up Blu Ray & Blu Ray 3D releases?

They ought to drop the DVD and just package the two BDs together. Then have a deluxe package with all 4 formats.
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Re: Disney splitting up Blu Ray & Blu Ray 3D releases?

Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
Again, like past Disney releases, it should've been:

Blu-ray + DVD
Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy

There's no need for three SKUs. This is also a guaranteed way to continue the downfall of 3D. If this is how Disney will treat future combo packs I'd purchase, like Iron Man 3, there will be hell to pay.
I hope no other studios follow suit, Disney IMO has done a truly stupid to the kill the 3D market.
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Re: Disney splitting up Blu Ray & Blu Ray 3D releases?

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They ought to drop the DVD and just package the two BDs together. Then have a deluxe package with all 4 formats.
I'd actually be okay with this. So many releases come with a lot of crap I never use. I'm sure if studios were to opt for this option though you'd see more movie only discs and could only get the extras by buying the deluxe editions. It already happens with some discs actually.
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Re: Disney splitting up Blu Ray & Blu Ray 3D releases?

Boy this and layoffs, what's going on over at the Mouse House?!?! Mickey get caught in an expensive paternity suit and need to cut costs?
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Re: Disney splitting up Blu Ray & Blu Ray 3D releases?

Enough with the 3D already.
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I usually get the version with all the discs, but looks like I'm gonna keep it simple and go with the regular Blu-ray with Digital Copy. It has the best cover anyway...
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This sucks. Thanks a lot Disney. I guess I don't buy Oz.
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Re: Disney splitting up Blu Ray & Blu Ray 3D releases?

Really disappointing. I came around to liking the complete editions after initially resisting them. (even going back to buy some that I missed) But live-action films not made for 3D are easy to pass up. (Do they really think people are going to buy two releases?) We can only hope they don't extend this to the animated films.

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