NEW 2001: A Space Odyssey: Poster Edition Blu-ray: AVOID!

bradavon78

Well-known Member
www.amazon.co.uk/2001-Odyssey-Blu-ray-Special-Poster/dp/B08LT6BK4Y

I recently received the above blu-ray, it was released 7th of December as part of a new "Scifi Poster Edition" series (same discs, new artwork). I thought I was getting the 2018 Remastered 2 Disc Bluray (which I think is OOP but is included with the 4K BD) but in fact have the 2007 blu-ray.

I first thought "it's just a re-release of the 2011 blu-ray" and I got it wrong, but the slipcase says (no mention of this on the bluray case itself):

"RESTORED & REMIXED 5.1 AND ORIGINAL 1968 THEATRICAL AUDIO FORMATTED FOR 5.1"

The blu-ray only has English DD5.1 and English PCM, which are exactly what my 2007 blu-ray has. The "1968 theatrical 5.1" is nowhere to be found. The Remastered blu-ray from 2018 has two DTS-HD MA tracks. I thought it was odd the Amazon cover art states PCM (but figured it's pre-release cover art).

It's also only 1 disc. The Remastered 2018 release put the extra on a separate DVD-9 to make room for a significantly higher bitrate.

The blu-ray disc itself is the same blue colour as the Remastered release (it's not the same physical disc as the 2007 release) and cover art for the actual case is also the same cover art as the 2018 Remastered edition.

Someone at Warner messed up :(

Lastly going by this DVD Beaver comparison, the MGM logo is much closer to the Blue here:


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Zombie Twin

Well-known Member
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Jim Di Griz

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www.amazon.co.uk/2001-Odyssey-Blu-ray-Special-Poster/dp/B08LT6BK4Y

I recently received the above blu-ray, it was released 7th of December as part of a new "Scifi Poster Edition" series (same discs, new artwork). I thought I was getting the 2018 Remastered 2 Disc Bluray (which I think is OOP but is included with the 4K BD) but in fact have the 2007 blu-ray.

I first thought "it's just a re-release of the 2011 blu-ray" and I got it wrong, but the slipcase says (no mention of this on the bluray case itself):

"RESTORED & REMIXED 5.1 AND ORIGINAL 1968 THEATRICAL AUDIO FORMATTED FOR 5.1"

The blu-ray only has English DD5.1 and English PCM, which are exactly what my 2007 blu-ray has. The "1968 theatrical 5.1" is nowhere to be found. The Remastered blu-ray from 2018 has two DTS-HD MA tracks. I thought it was odd the Amazon cover art states PCM (but figured it's pre-release cover art).

It's also only 1 disc. The Remastered 2018 release put the extra on a separate DVD-9 to make room for a significantly higher bitrate.

The blu-ray disc itself is the same blue colour as the Remastered release (it's not the same physical disc as the 2007 release) and cover art for the actual case is also the same cover art as the 2018 Remastered edition.

Someone at Warner messed up :(

Lastly going by this DVD Beaver comparison, the MGM logo is much closer to the Blue here:


😡
You want the 4K UHD.
 

aprout

Distinguished Member
It's also only 1 disc. The Remastered 2018 release put the extra on a separate DVD-9 to make room for a significantly higher bitrate.

I believe the UK 2-Disc version is an exclusive to HMV's Premium Collection.
 

bradavon78

Well-known Member
I believe the UK 2-Disc version is an exclusive to HMV's Premium Collection.
Maybe I'm not sure actually.

It's not just the existing release with a bonus disc. The 2008 remaster put all the extras on a DVD-9 to increase the bitrate of the film.

It's still available in The USA (although I can only find it at Amazon marketplace) and Australia (although it says stocks are low).

Maybe like you say the Remaster is only available at HMV. Would seem odd for Warner not to release it too though. That said I can't even find it on eBay so you're probably right.
 

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