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The Final Countdown

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by sonny, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. sonny

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    I have had email from Amazon stating that this old favourite is about to be released as a 2 discer commentary, extras and all!
    Apparently the Amazon offer is advertised as discounted for pre-orders and works out at about £15 which is cheaper than play.
    I had no idea this was on the cards but did not hesitate to order it.
    Anyone know if a R2 will follow?
     
  2. Indiana Jones

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    There is already a Region 2 release of the film but its a bare bones release with just the film and a trailer, by dad got it for his birthday last year, think it was only £5 but I wouldnt mind a 2 disc edition.
     
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    I looked into this when I heard there was a new release.

    The R1 2 disc limited edition is a new transfer - and anamorphic with DTS - certainly be better than the current R2 (in the 3 for £10 bin at Play). Supposedly limited to 100,000 copies.

    Couldnt find any news of an R2 equivalent.

    Have got on pre-order with DVDPacific for $17 - call it £11.50 with shipping. Due end of month and can't wait.

    http://www.blue-underground.com/movie.php?movie_id=50
     
  4. captaineyecatch

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    Amazon.ca were doing the Limited Edition for under £10 including P+P - thats where i ordered mine. Not sure if the price is still low?
     
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    How come the Limited Edition is cheaper than the normal version?
     
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    Its a price mistake? As the limited edition one is the 2 discer. Well worth ordering from amazon.ca at there low (mis)price.
     
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    Received this yesterday from DVDPacific (no deliery probs there).
    The picture quality is great on this new transfer is great. Really looking forward to watching it again.
    The holographic-style cover with a disappearing Nimitz is also a winner.
     
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    Mines just been posted from amazon.ca - looking forward to seeing how good the picture is.
     
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    Just got mine this morning - will get back when I watch it and have compared it to the budget R2 release.

    Love the holo-cover - tasty!
     
  10. sonny

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    What goes on?
    I started this thread and I still have not had mine!
    It has been posted by Amazon though, so maybe tomorrow?
     
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    Sound and pic head and shoulders above the R2 release. Pair of decent docos too. :smashin:
     
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    I'll stick with my bought in 2001 R4 disc that has dolby surround and is presented in wide screen, line doubled it looks great on my W/S HDTV.
     
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    Not only is the picture and sound re-mastered for the R1 release, but the disc is anamorphic widescreen and a choice of DD 5.1 and DTS 6.1 ES soundtracks.

    The Australian copy seems to have the same specs as the R2 release, namely non-anamorphic and Dolby 2.0.

    Believe me the improvement is significant, and surely would look even better on your HDTV?
     
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    I've just ordered my copy. Does anybody know if the soundtrack is available on cd ? ( I've got it on vinyl, but no turntable at the moment )
     
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    Bonus materials on the DVD show a couple of CD releases.
     

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