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Okay.....maybe we need to start a 12 step recovery process from DVD packaging addiction.
Aaron Schneiderman wrote: Those crafty marketing guys can see the likes of me from miles away. I am one of those obsessive collectors that are willing to pay steep prices for a pretty cardboard package. I've tried to stop but I just can't live with a plain keepcase anymore. Once you start this addiction you just move on to a more expensive high. First it was those fancy slipcovers that in most cases were exact duplicates of what laid beneath the wrapper....Then I moved on to those beautifully rendered digipaks... I shudder to think what might happen if I try to quit cold turkey.
Are you my twin? I suffer from the same disorder, its really quite sad and all my friends/family think I am certifiably insane. For instance, I will never buy used dvds. I remember my first slipcover for a dvd was when Spiderman 2 was released, and since then I've been hooked on slipcovers and always try to buy new releases with slipcovers right away before they get all torn up. As much as I don't like the price increase lately for 2 disc editions, I still always shell out the extra cash for them. Whether it be tins, slipcovers, digipacks, monkey heads, whatever, I am a dvd addict. Should we start a club or something maybe? DAA (dvd addict anonymous)?
You'd probably have a big problem like I do.  I can't help it, but I have to have the best release and it drives my wife nuts.  She hates me at times.  I love her though.  Until she says no.
Those crafty marketing guys can see the likes of me from miles away. I am one of those obsessive collectors that are willing to pay steep prices for a pretty cardboard package. I've tried to stop but I just can't live with a plain keepcase anymore. Once you start this addiction you just move on to a more expensive high. First it was those fancy slipcovers that in most cases were exact duplicates of what laid beneath the wrapper....Then I moved on to those beautifully rendered digipaks... I shudder to think what might happen if I try to quit cold turkey.
I love the Monkey Head.  I'm a sucker for packaging like that.  Not to mention it is a limited edition of 10,000.  I wonder if they will sell that many.  It was worth the upgrade though over the previous box set to get all the sequels in anamorphic widescreen.  Probably when you add all the costs up $30 for the legacy, $35 for the Show, $30 for the cartoon, $9 for the Tim Burton film, it really isn't that much of a premium for the monkey head.  I had put off buying the TV series when I heard about the Monkey Head.
Adrian wrote: Aaron Schneiderman wrote: Adrian, I would have been happy to do that, however, I went to my Best Buy today to pick up the Planet of the Apes Legacy Box Set and noticed plenty of single disc copies of "Jarhead" but not a single two-disc set to be found.

...I can't find the Planet of the Apes Ultimate Collection on Best Buys website.  What were they asking for it?  I ordered it off the web for around $125.


I bought the 6 disc "Legacy Collection." It was $36.99 and has all 5 of the original movies plus the "Behind the Planet of the Apes" documentary. All six discs have their own keepcase placed in a nice cardboard sleeve. I already owned the 2-Disc Tim Burton remake and the television series. The animated "Return to the Planet of the Apes" will be released separately and I don't want that hideous "monkey head." I actually saw the "Legacy Collection" at Costco today for just $30.99. Now thats a steal for 6 DVDs. That's a little over $5 a disc.
Matt wrote: I think in this case, temporarily out of stock means you're pretty much SOL if you want to order it from them--it's doubtful they are going to get anymore in. A lot of retailers use euphemisms such as 'Temporarily Out Of Stock' to give you a glimmer of hope and keep you coming back when in reality it means they don't have any now and they won't have any later.

I don't know what the big deal about this set is anyway. The movie itself wasn't great and the second disc in the set isn't anything to write home about either.

Well...I guess some people collect movies according to the 'package' as well as the 'movie' itself...

Certainly for me, I collect 'Gift Set' and 'Digipak' mainly because simply they are more attractive than a normal keep case...
The best bet, I think, is to use BestBuy.com.  It will show you stock availability in various stores.  There was nothing close to me, but luckily I have friends all of the country and was able to get a copy from Miami where she said they had "tons" of them.
The film was a very good war film and bonus stuff is really good
I think in this case, temporarily out of stock means you're pretty much SOL if you want to order it from them--it's doubtful they are going to get anymore in. A lot of retailers use euphemisms such as 'Temporarily Out Of Stock' to give you a glimmer of hope and keep you coming back when in reality it means they don't have any now and they won't have any later.

I don't know what the big deal about this set is anyway. The movie itself wasn't great and the second disc in the set isn't anything to write home about either.
http://www.playusa.com/DVD/Region_1/3-/867364/J...

It's tempory out of stock, but it beats paying over the odds on ebay etc, also if you manage to pick it up elsewhere you can easily cancel the order.
Aaron Schneiderman wrote: Adrian, I would have been happy to do that, however, I went to my Best Buy today to pick up the Planet of the Apes Legacy Box Set and noticed plenty of single disc copies of "Jarhead" but not a single two-disc set to be found.

I was really only kidding.  I managed to get the Cinderella Man from my local Best Buy.  I've been using their store finder to see if any stores around where any of my good friends live has it and I have a bead on a few.

I can't find the Planet of the Apes Ultimate Collection on Best Buys website.  What were they asking for it?  I ordered it off the web for around $125.
Got hold of both F4 and Cinderella Man on Tuesday, still waiting for the shipping to come through for Jarhead

Pic of Cind. and F4. can be found here

http://www.forumcommunity.net/?t=2854717

http://www.forumcommunity.net/?t=2857444

Photos by myself ofcourse!!
Adrian, I would have been happy to do that, however, I went to my Best Buy today to pick up the Planet of the Apes Legacy Box Set and noticed plenty of single disc copies of "Jarhead" but not a single two-disc set to be found.
Aaron Schneiderman wrote: I don't know where you guys shop but my local Best Buy in Phoenix has both Collector's Editions of Jarhead and Cinderella Man sitting on the shelf.

I shop mostly online.  Most retailers are showing it out of stock or don't even list the titles any more.  According to BestBuy.com they have the 2 disc Cinderella Man, but not Jarhead.  Want to pick up a copy for me Aaron?  Very Happy
I never said it wasn't a marketing ploy, just making the point that Universal has nothing to gain by running a short supply of and making it a 'collectible'. As far as I know, they have no stake in eBay and the exorbitant prices that will be asked for sets like this on those types of sites.

The people who are most likely to buy the set would do so right around the release date. The longer the movie has been released on DVD, it becomes less and less likely that someone would choose to purchase the two-disc over the less expensive single-disc (especially once the title has been out for six months or so and the disc becomes heavily discounted), so there is little reason to keep manufacturing the two-disc set if the number of purchases of those sets keep diminishing. Pretty soon the overall cost of manufacturing the set would outweigh the monetary gain of keeping it on the shelves. In Universal's case here, they didn't wait for the returns to diminish and pulled the plug shortly after the release.
I don't know where you guys shop but my local Best Buy in Phoenix has both Collector's Editions of Jarhead and Cinderella Man sitting on the shelf.
Matt wrote: Anthony Tan wrote: Another marketing poly from Universal once again. This way, by OOP these 2 disc editions, they made them even more collectible (very much like Criterion editions)for those who are keen on getting the 2 disc editions.
What does Universal have to gain by having a certain title go out-of-print just to make it a collectible? As far as Criterion is concerned, the only reason certain titles go out-of-print is because they aren't able to renew the licensing to manufacture a particular film.


It is a marketing ploy, just not in the way that it was described.  They put out the limited edition 2 disc set so that  real fans of the movie are forced to pony up the extra cash to get that set instead of the loss-leader 1 disc set.  They pull the set early so that you have to make sure you buy it early.  I would be really surprised if we don't see a reissue of the 2-disc Jarhead and Cinderella Man sometime soon.
i just got mine tonight for 30 bucks at fye and they had TONS left over as well as the cinderella man CE
Supply and demand are quite hard to figure out, but I got mine the week it came out.  It was the last one and I was pretty fortunate (or unfortunate considering the price), but I usually go for the more expensive releases.  It seems to me that Jarhead was glossed over on the DVD releases because of all the other good movies that have been coming out in the last month or so.

Universal doesn't intentionally make SEs rare for any reason.  They don't benefit and any idea that they do is pretty much crazy.
Matt wrote: Anthony Tan wrote: Another marketing poly from Universal once again. This way, by OOP these 2 disc editions, they made them even more collectible (very much like Criterion editions)for those who are keen on getting the 2 disc editions.
What does Universal have to gain by having a certain title go out-of-print just to make it a collectible? As far as Criterion is concerned, the only reason certain titles go out-of-print is because they aren't able to renew the licensing to manufacture a particular film.


Matt, are you really expecting people to employ logic? You are asking waaay too much.
Picked mine up on release day. Going to do the same with Kong and Crash's SE.
Anthony Tan wrote: Another marketing poly from Universal once again. This way, by OOP these 2 disc editions, they made them even more collectible (very much like Criterion editions)for those who are keen on getting the 2 disc editions.
What does Universal have to gain by having a certain title go out-of-print just to make it a collectible? As far as Criterion is concerned, the only reason certain titles go out-of-print is because they aren't able to renew the licensing to manufacture a particular film.
For your info, Amazon.com still have 3 copies left of Jarhead:2 Disc Edition retailing at US25.99 brand new. You might want to take a look.
lst
cinderella man isnt oop in my local best buy.
Another marketing poly from Universal once again. This way, by OOP these 2 disc editions, they made them even more collectible (very much like Criterion editions)for those who are keen on getting the 2 disc editions.

The other possiblity is that they might release some of these in more elaborate editions in the future. King Kong seems to be heading for an extended cut in November. Don't know if Jarhead and Cinderella Man are heading in the same direction. Remember Universal started this trend when they release a limited edition of The Mummy with a DTS track which has since been OOP.  
lst
goddamn I'm like struggling so bad to get jarhead I'm bidding one on ebay rite now but its crazy expensive.
Anthony Tan wrote: Is it just me or did most of those special edition mentioned were from Universal with the exception of Fantastic Four?
Yeah absolutely right!!

Universal has gone a bit weird nowadays..with Jarhead and Cinderealla Man..being OOP so soon...

Might be a good idea to pre-order King Kong...just in case?!?!
Is it just me or did most of those special edition mentioned were from Universal with the exception of Fantastic Four?
I also pre-ordered it, I couldn´t believe that two days after they released it, it was sold out and on amazon there was only one used for sale at 81 Dollars.
Got my friend to buy it at Bestbuy, he is currently in the US!

Same with Cinderella Man: Collector's Edition and Fantastic Four Tin Exclusive to BB!

Happy
Try playusa.com
they have it in stock apparentlyHappy
I have it,i ordered before it came out and I was lucky
lst
yes I learned my lesson now I'm struggling to get it =(
Probably only on ebay or other auction sites. I went to BB on the same day it was released, and they only had about 6 copies, so luckily I got one. Let this be a lesson to you, always pick up the 2 disc versions on release day!
lst
jarhead collectors edition
does anyone kno where I can get this it seems to be sold out everywhere