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7th December 2005 17:57  #1

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Cinderella Man Collector's Edition
Has anyone ponied up the $35+ for this set?  It seems quite ridiculous for what seems like a normal 2 disc SE.  Hopefully, the price will come down soon.

7th December 2005 20:16  #2

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I have the single disc set. Where I live, they didn't have an advance copy on that.

7th December 2005 21:41  #3

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
i think I\'ll stick with the regular disk on this one

7th December 2005 22:34  #4

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
What's the big difference in terms of extras on the second disc, anything "mindblowing" that isn't on the regular set?

7th December 2005 22:56  #5

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: What's the big difference in terms of extras on the second disc, anything "mindblowing" that isn't on the regular set? According on here:

Universal has announced two editions of Cinderella Man which stars Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger and Paul Giamatti. Both the single-disc, and double-disc editions will be available to own from the 6th December this year. The single-disc should retail at around $29.98, whereas the two-disc collector's edition should retail at around $44.98. Both discs will carry 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfers, along with English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. Both releases will carry an audio commentary with director Ron Howard, a second commentary with writer Akiva Goldsman, and a third commentary by writer Cliff Hollingsworth. Also included will be deleted scenes with director commentary, a Casting Cinderella Man featurette, a The Man, The Movie, The Legend featurette, a featurette on boxing history, a feature on the legend of Jim Braddock, a gallery, and some DVD-ROM features. As well as a collectible book, the collector's edition will also house a bonus disc with some more deleted scenes, a feature on how Russell Crowe became Jim Braddock, pre-fight preperations, Braddock vs Baer fight footage, a photo montage, a featurette on the music, and more.

8th December 2005 1:42  #6

BoBoi Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 1,109 Send a message via MSN to BoBoi Send a message via Yahoo to BoBoi
Fantastic Movie with wrong timing...

If they released it like in December...this would have been a strong contender for the Oscar this year...what a shame!

8th December 2005 1:57  #7

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,434 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Am I the only person here who thinks Ron Howard is perhaps the most overrated filmmaker in modern history? I can only think of ONE film(Apollo 13) he's made that I'd even give a second thought to. Parenthood's worth had little or nothing to do with him.

8th December 2005 2:05  #8

BoBoi Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 1,109 Send a message via MSN to BoBoi Send a message via Yahoo to BoBoi
Gabe Powers wrote: Am I the only person here who thinks Ron Howard is perhaps the most overrated filmmaker in modern history? I can only think of ONE film(Apollo 13) he's made that I'd even give a second thought to. Parenthood's worth had little or nothing to do with him.
Guess that you are not a big fan of 'A Beautiful Mind' then...I personally think that film is brilliant, althuogh maybe not deserved the BP...

8th December 2005 2:32  #9

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
BoBoi wrote: Gabe Powers wrote: Am I the only person here who thinks Ron Howard is perhaps the most overrated filmmaker in modern history? I can only think of ONE film(Apollo 13) he's made that I'd even give a second thought to. Parenthood's worth had little or nothing to do with him.
Guess that you are not a big fan of 'A Beautiful Mind' then...I personally think that film is brilliant, althuogh maybe not deserved the BP...
I didn't like A Beautiful Mind, should of thought twice before I bought it to rent it.

8th December 2005 7:12  #10

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,434 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I just felt that A Beautiful Mind was more like a made for BBC or PBS movie. I dunno, it just felt so bland.

8th December 2005 15:23  #11

MrFlix Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 36 Send a message via AIM to MrFlix
I thought Cinderella Man was fantastic, great performances, great story.  Sure some of Howard's stuff is a bit sentimental and tries too hard, but he knows how to make a good film.  I even like some of his "darker" stuff like Ransom and Backdraft.

8th December 2005 17:42  #12

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
This past Tuesday I forked over $32.99 for the two disc collector's edition. In reality, it is like a three disc set. The first disc is the identical dual-sided disc which appears in the standard release (making that like a two disc set) and the second disc is a single-sided disc that contains some terrific documentary featurettes. Rounding out the presentation is terrific packaging and the inclusion of a nice set of four-color cards and a booklet which I believe made it worth the purchase. I bought the collector's edition of Seabiscuit for the same reasons.

Hmmmm.... Ron Howard overrated? Certainly not among most of his contemporaries. If you combine his producing credits to this list it would be even more impressive:

Cinderella Man (2005)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Edtv (1999)
Ransom (1996)
Apollo 13 (1995)
The Paper (1994)
Far and Away (1992)
Backdraft (1991)
Parenthood (1989)
Willow (1988)
Gung Ho (1986)
Cocoon (1985)
Splash (1984)
Night Shift (1982)



8th December 2005 21:31  #13

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
I heard Russell Crowe would beat the s**t out of you if you dont buy the SE.

9th December 2005 4:42  #14

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
Well, that's true. But think about the story I could have told in my old age.

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