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17th November 2007 16:13  #1

Cervantes Member Join Date: November 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 172
Close Encounters Blu-ray 'extras' ploy...
Question - I hope this is not a sign of things to come...but is it unreasonable to have expected ALL the 'extras' goodies on the Blu-ray 'CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND' to have also appeared on the standard DVD set?...

Now I'll HAVE to side with Blu-ray, just in case, as I adore this Movie...

17th November 2007 17:29  #2

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
I think at least on one of the BD extras, the new 2007 Spielberg interview, he specifically talks about the BD version so unless editing ocurred, his specific comments wouldn't really carry over to the DVD or be relevant. But yes you point is a valid one. I think distributors will try to give the HD versions a little more in some cases. Ocean's 13 BD/HDDVD for instance.

18th November 2007 3:32  #3

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
"Ratatouille" got the shaft in the realm standard DVD extras. What is up with Pixar and their lack of extras on their last 3 releases??? (Including the short films)

They used to be the standard to which every other DVD release was measured. Such a shame.

19th November 2007 1:37  #4

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Well it wouldn't surprise me.  Remember when CD'S first came out the record companies would put BONUS TRACKS that were only on the CD'S.  

20th November 2007 3:50  #5

Director7 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
You had to know that eventually they were going to gve High Def lucrative offers not seen in SD-DVD to get you to buy the HD version.

21st November 2007 14:18  #6

Cervantes Member Join Date: November 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 172
As a lot of High Def releases seem to be annoyingly 'extras'-lite, I think I got lulled into thinking that simultaneous High Def / 'standard' DVD releases like this would at least have the same on them...

I didn't want to be forced into choosing either format quite yet, but the way things are looking, I'm going to have to plunge for a DUAL-player to cover ALL eventualities, including the fact that I have to STILL buy certain 'standard' DVDS that may take ages to make it to High Def, IF ever, or that have far superior 'extras' to their High Def counterparts... Sad

10th December 2007 12:49  #7

sjp1966 Member Join Date: September 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 87
You would think that with all the extra room on the disks that the BD/HD versions of any film would be brimming with extras. From some of the reviews i have read, it seems to me that some films the film quality is not massively superior to the SD versions. I think studios are looking just to get some extra revenue ou of old, tired titles.

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