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Matt wrote: David Blackwell wrote: Releasing something on HD-DVD before S-DVD might piss everal consumers off. Due to the cost of hardware and the kinks still being figured out, I don't think many are willing to early adopt HD-DVD.
That's true, but I'll add to that the statement that an extended version of Waterworld isn't going to be a title that will make people jump over to HD. I mean I like Waterworld and all too, but I'm not going to upgrade anything just to get an extended version of it.


I was using "Waterworld"  as an example".  I did here today a friend mine from INGRAM who told me that in the near future there will be "SOME CONTENT ONLY AVAILABLE ON Blue-RAY" the format that is owned by SONY.  

He was telling me that "Spiderman" is being worked on.  It will have hours of inter-active.      
David Blackwell wrote: Releasing something on HD-DVD before S-DVD might piss everal consumers off. Due to the cost of hardware and the kinks still being figured out, I don't think many are willing to early adopt HD-DVD.
That's true, but I'll add to that the statement that an extended version of Waterworld isn't going to be a title that will make people jump over to HD. I mean I like Waterworld and all too, but I'm not going to upgrade anything just to get an extended version of it.
Releasing something on HD-DVD before S-DVD might piss everal consumers off.   Due to the cost of hardware and the kinks still being figured out, I don't think many are willing to early adopt HD-DVD.
Still, you shouldn't make claims as if they are hard facts when they are only based on "gut feelings".
SOmeone e-mailed me and had the idea that a special edtion of any movie might makes its  debut on HD-DVD and would be avialable on that format for  ashort time! However 6 weeks later it would be available on standard dvd.  They said something like anniversary editon of "Blade Runner" could make its debut on HD-DVD and then be released a short time later be released on standard dvd.  
I think the HD-DVD release will only be the theatrical version.
Oh ok, I thought perhaps you had insider knowledge and knew this was happening, considering the HD-DVD release coming up.
Mr Chease I don't have proof/sourse!  Its a gut feeling! I have been around home video one way or another since 1980
I liked Waterworld, did not love it, but did like it.  I'd definatly pick up an extended edition if it came out, because I'd like to see some of this character developement and explainations mentioned here.  I thought the longer version of Dances with Wolves helped it become better, too.  Personally, I liked The Postman.

FYI: In Waterworld and The Postman couples come to Costner's character and ask him to breed with the women.  I find this an odd thing for him to include in two movies of similar nature for himself.
Source?
It will happen
stanton heck wrote: Well I think there is going to be Very Special Editions of movies only on HD-DVD or Blue-Ray.

  Studios want a new revenue stream. So in order to get people to buy the newest DVD players they need to put out SPECIAL EDITIONS ONLY on the new format!


This would be quite a mistake from the studios.  It would most likely not drive many people to the new format and could quite frankly sabotage the DVD market as well.  The studios have really screwed up the whole system at this point.  Many knowledgable DVD buyers now know that new releases will be available for as low as $9.99 within a year of their release and wait for the lower prices.
Well I think there is going to be Very Special Editions of movies only on HD-DVD or Blue-Ray.

  Studios want a new revenue stream. So in order to get people to buy the newest DVD players they need to put out SPECIAL EDITIONS ONLY on the new format!

 I can see this happening soon! Or they might do this.

 Some of the DVD extras we love may end up only on the new format.

 By doing this the studios will get the public into buying the new format. Whatever format takes off the studios know that that the public will  buy thier favorite movies again on the new format.

However to get the ball rolling the studios will likely put out special editions (or just some of the bonus material) only on the HD-DVD or Blue-Ray-DVD.

 I can see this happening! So look for future Special Editions of older movies ( like  "Water World"Wink is only on HD-DVD or Blue-Ray-DVD.

Or The studio might just put out some exculcive EXTRAS just on the new format.
If Universal does a SE of Waterworld for regular DVD, I hope they don't use a DVD-18 for the extended version.
I always thought WATERWORLD got a raw deal from both the critics & public.

No its not a great film. It was never intended to be. But it is quite enjoyable for what it is -- a popcorn sci-fi adventure flick.

Oh yeah, I also liked THE POSTMAN although I can't really explain why.
This just might happen! With the New HD-DVD Wars.  I think the Blue-Ray and HD-DVD might put pressure on studios to put out extended versions or Deluxe Editions of certain movies just on the new format.  WaterWorld would not be the first choice but I am sure it might be one of the first!  
i love that film...as far as I can remember it was one of the best adventure movies i've seen....would love to get a longer cut.
I liked Waterworld too - would like to see an extended cut.
same here. I'm just a complete sucker for legitimate alternate versions of films. That's what makes the Criterion Brazil one of the best DVD experiences ever.
I still would like to see the longer cut
Almost sounds like the saga of Dances with Wolves (but mind you that was a good film)
The film was horrible.
Extended Cut Waterworld
The extended version aired on ABC in the US in 1997 and again the next year (I think).  I recorded it on VHS and have been keeping an eye out for a DVD release ever since (how I found this discussion, actually...).  The extended cut improves the film for certain, with several questions and plot gaps answered/filled and more character development/alteration provided.  There's a LOT of extra material in it from beginning (GREAT stuff on the Atoll) to end (Mt. Everest!!!) and it's a blast to watch.  Though I don't suppose we'll see a new release, I'd love one nonetheless.  
This movie is f**king Citizen Kane compared to Costner's next film The Postman.
Waterworld
I've seen it...
It has been seen on french TV a few time now, on a french HBO-kind of channel.
It only exists in 1.33, and develops the characters quite a bit. We spend more time on the artificial island and we lear more baout the way the survivors live...
It doesn't ad much action, but, overal it is indeed more interesting than the theatrical cut.
I'm pretty sure you can find it on home-recorded DVD or on VHS... Try e-bay or something...
I think there are a few dodgy VHS versions going about.

I thought the film was absolutely superb.
i doubt this would see release now, its been so long since the movie was released that the majority of people that did like it are probably apathetical to its rerelease now
It needs more cutting out of it, not added!!!
I know MANY people thinks its boring and it sucks. But I think its a very underestimated adventure movie. Its quite good, and I think the story is pretty good In my opinion, I think it could only be better if it was longer.
why? it was so so boring.... good idea dragged out too long.
But - check out this link to IMDB here
Waterworld, Directors Cut
I've come to learn that there is a MUCH longer cut of Waterworld, nearly 3 hours long, and I wonder if anyone seen it, or better yet, know if it will find its way to the world of dvd?

/Robert