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7th November 2006 9:17  #1

Kozinski Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 235
Superman Ultimate Editions
Hey chaps,

Sorry about creating yet another thread about the Superman DVDs, but I didn't see one this would necessarily fit into.

I have a dilemma. I not whether to buy the Region 1 Ultimate Collection...
http://www.playusa.com/DVD/Region_1/STCS10/2-/3...
or  the Region 2 Ultimate Collectors Box...
http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/1112992/Superman...

They seem more or less the same, however one thing puzzles me - does the region 1 box have the Donner cut of 2? It claims to have the 3 disc special edition of 2, where as the special edition released seperately is only 2 discs.

So which one do you guys think - the Region 1 box is also £10 cheaper, but I don't want to get it if it doesn't have the Donner cut of 2!

Oh the agony of choice! Help!

7th November 2006 10:12  #2

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,111 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Yes it does, plus an extra disc. Got mine for £44.99. Don't PlayUSA attract customs charges? If so, you'll end up paying a lot more.

7th November 2006 13:29  #3

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
You know what is funny? For those living in Australia, it is cheaper to get the Region 1 Ultimate Boxed set of Superman than it is to buy the same in Region 4. That's really interesting!!

Region 4 - A$169.83 (The ezydvd website has already SOLD out of the product with all allocated to pre-orders!!)
http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/790083

Region 1 - U.S.$99.98 = A$129.22 (not including P&H!)

And I get it two weeks earlier!!
 

7th November 2006 16:20  #4

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
Superman UE. Ordering from Amazon US would only cost about US $76 (that's including shipping) to Thailand. That would ultimately be the total cost, since for some reason Amazon US never got taxed here, at least I never got any since I started order a couple of years ago.

Even the 3 LOTR Gift Set came through okay!

But I'll probably wait for this one, I'm getting my 2nd FRIENDS box for this month after a long thought, too irresistable package anyway!

8th November 2006 9:10  #5

demiscy Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 589
yeah, either Amazon neither playUSA gets charged extra at customs for CYPRUS either.. (EU)

remember : one is 14 discs the other 13 discs !

8th November 2006 14:44  #6

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
FYI, if anyone wants just the "Superman Returns" SE DVD, it is out in Region 3 Hong Kong next week.

8th November 2006 15:35  #7

pbtour4il Member Join Date: September 2006 Location: Hong Kong Posts: 36
Mark Lim wrote: FYI, if anyone wants just the "Superman Returns" SE DVD, it is out in Region 3 Hong Kong next week.

No, the Hong Kong R3 Editon of "Superman Returns" SE DVD has been already out yesterday (7/11)

9th November 2006 14:04  #8

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Chris Gould wrote: Yes it does, plus an extra disc. Got mine for £44.99. Don't PlayUSA attract customs charges? If so, you'll end up paying a lot more.

What's the extra disc in the region 1 Chris? Just doing a count up they've both got 13. The difference between the two releases seems to be the wording surrounding the Superman 2 and the Donner Cut. The Region 2's Supeman 2 seems to be a 3 discer which includes the Donner Cut on disc 3, while the Region 1 appears to have Supeman 2 as a 2 discer with the Donner Cut as a separate entity but included in the set as well.

Am I reading that right? I used DVDActive articles as the basis for my findings. It would be great to have a definative listing in one article to compare the 2 releases as there seems to be a lot of confusion as to the content of each 'Ultimate' release. Confusion whicg is compounded by the fact that there's also the Christopher Reeve Collection due out a couple of weeks earlier.

9th November 2006 14:50  #9

PJ Yang Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: China, People's Republic of Posts: 53

Region 6 edition is selling at around 370 yuan (USD 46.5)

9th November 2006 15:03  #10

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,111 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
As far as I'm aware the R1 has fourteen discs and the extra stuff is Bryan Singer's production journals. You can see all fourteen discs in the third picture down in this thread. The fourteenth disc is still in the packaging, so it only looks like thirteen at first glance.

9th November 2006 16:58  #11

Kozinski Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 235
So region 1 is the way to go?

9th November 2006 20:21  #12

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Chris, you are, as always, right and the fountain of knowledge that we turn to in times of deepest despair. It is indeed 14 and I too didn't see the cheeky little monkey still in it's case stood up. A foolish schoolboy type error.

Still not sure on which region though. Or whether the journals disc is enough to warrent a R1 purchase. Will wait and look forward to your review to assess the situation.

Cheers.

10th November 2006 10:07  #13

stuart bannerman Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 139
I wasnt overly impressed with the production diaries. They do add up to a few hours though but they are just too short and badly shot to make a decent making of  (and theres a very good making of on the Superman Returns second disc so I hear)

For the sake of walking down to the shop and not waiting for the postman to drop a card through my door asking me to call at the post office to collect the package that wouldnt fit through my door and then get hammered with customs charges....i think I will opt for the superior picture quality on Region 2

10th November 2006 11:25  #14

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,111 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I doubt you'd even notice the 'superior' picture quality on the R2 release. I'm getting my R1 set for £44.99 delivered, with no customs charges guaranteed. Won't find that on the high street.

10th November 2006 13:58  #15

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Thanks for the info Stuart. I had a feeling they might not be worth it for me personally. I did buy the Kong Production Diaries and thought they were good (if a tad exhaustive) but what I've seen of Bryan Singer's Diaries on the net seemed unfocused, not particularly well thought out or even interesting. I'm sure there is intersting behind the scenes stuff to be had from them but I didn't see much from the few that I did watch.

Looks like R2 then. Going and picking it off the shelf is a factor rather than wondering when or if it'll arrive in the post. Picture quality wise I'm not too fussed at the moment. It's from a HD source so it will look 'the nuts' on either region. Plus I'm only watching on a 29' CRT anyway. That'll do until I upgrade to an HD set, when I'll no doubt have to re-buy the boxset again in HD as well.

12th November 2006 16:04  #16

Kozinski Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 235
Chris - you wouldn't happen to indulge me in the shop that you speak of for £44.99? feel free to let me know on  paul@paulkozinski.co.uk if you dont want to post on the site - if yer up for it Wink it would be much appreciated

Or - does anyone know of any companies that dn't incur custom charges? I didn't think playusa did - but I could be wrong!

12th November 2006 16:22  #17

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
I haven't bought from playusa for awhile but if it's a box set over about £20 you'll most likely get custom charged.  I still rate PlayUSA quite highly though, despite this as they have been very reliable to date and replaced a rather large boxset that went missing in the post without any fuss. In some case, I'd rather pay a little extra just knowing that it's likely to turn up rather than piss away slightly less on a here today gone tomorrow company. But that's me.

19th November 2006 13:54  #18

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,111 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
The set is now showing as in-stock at DVDWorldUSA, which is where I got it. Unfortunately the price has gone up to £49.99, which means it'll be over the magic £50 mark with express shipping.

19th November 2006 17:27  #19

Kozinski Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 235
God bless you Chris Wink

19th November 2006 22:24  #20

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
CDWOW have the region 3 Ultimate set for £47.99 if anyone hasn't ordered it yet.

19th November 2006 23:57  #21

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,111 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Should be progressive as it's a Warner release, but it's only the thirteen disc job.

20th November 2006 9:05  #22

demiscy Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 589
I have decided that I wont be buying the ULTIMATE 14 or 13 disc set because in one year it wont be Ultimate anymore since a new Supermovie is bound to come out.

I WILL BE buying though the Christopher Reeves collection which is AND WILL REMAIN ultimate no matter how many years will pass!

20th November 2006 23:18  #23

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,111 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Mine has now shipped. Woo, and indeed, hoo.

20th November 2006 23:31  #24

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
OH MY GOD oh my god oh my god! Mines been SHIPPED! Yay! Oo baby Superman marathon!

20th November 2006 23:44  #25

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
superman sucks...and his pajamas to Tongue

20th November 2006 23:48  #26

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,111 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
There should be more women like you.

20th November 2006 23:58  #27

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
OOooo even better I've only been charged 29.55!! Thought I might have had a credit note thing from my whole jarhead saga but it doesn't add up so I'm assuming it's a wonderful wonderful cockup

21st November 2006 0:03  #28

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,111 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I'm going to tell them Wink Seriously, was that on the order screen, or have you actually checked the amount of money debited from your card?

21st November 2006 0:08  #29

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
On the site it says £44.99, and on the Worldpay email it says £29.55...saying that though. The 44.99 plus the postage works out to be a more or less direct conversion of USD to GBP (Who just shouted "NERD!"?)...Interesting. Anyways I'm going to bed now before I get even more over excited...if thats possible.

21st November 2006 0:26  #30

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,111 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Wouldn't do to get excited before bedtime Wink My WorldPay is in GBP.
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