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Why Have the Blu-rays Gone Backwards??

Discussion in 'Disney/LFL' started by adamclark83, Jun 18, 2016.

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    Just in case you didn't know in the UK, TFA 3D collectors edition has 3 discs.
    3D film.
    2D Blu-ray film with commentary.
    2D Blu-ray bonus features. New ones in this set and the one's from previous blu-ray.
    There's no DVD or digital.
    I contacted Disney to find this out.
     
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    More than likely, which is bull crap. I hate that double dipping stuff. Also, who cares about 3D Blu-Ray? I know I don't.
     
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    I dont care about the 3D, I'm only getting it as it has all features so far. I didn't buy the previous versions so this is good for me. I admit I'm gonna get the DVD edition at some point because I like the cover and nice to have the DVD in case I wanna watch it somewhere other than home.
    You?
     
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    I bought it as a DVD Blu-Ray combo pack at launch(I also like being able to watch movies at friend's houses who don't have a Blu-Ray player). I don't blame you for buying the most recent version if you haven't bought it yet, but they aren't getting more money out of me, especially when there will be another version with even more features in just a couple months.
     
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    As much as I love 3D, my home in California doesn't ahvea 3D tv and there is no difference...now my home in texas, I'd buy it for my theater there :D .
     
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    We have to understand that Disney is the same company that refused to switch to widescreen with Power Rangers because "the format's not family friendly."
     
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    HOLY IMPERIAL S--T!!!

    Now that's what I call a collector's edition :)

    If they ever decide to put out another reissue of The Force Awakens, they have to do exactly what you've written here because these are not only incredible ideas, but a release like this would be a dream deal for Star Wars fans :)
     
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    Thank-you. :)

    There would also be a documentary titled The New Order that details how Disney buying Lucasfilm affected the franchise.
     
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    From my perspective as an OOT fan, the Blu-Rays haven't gone backwards under Disney because the only release ever on that format has been the Special Editions. In fairness, I don't see why we can't have both -- except for the mad whims of George Lucas.
     
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    Then maybe I should've said DVD/Blu-rays. The TV shows have gone backwards in the audio department and the movies backwards in terms of extras. The movies on DVD/Blu-ray have always been known for their excellent assortment of extras, so since when has 6 featurettes of around 10 mins each and some deleted scenes become the norm for extras???
     
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    I can understand that complaint at least. The move from DVD to Blu-Ray has led to a lot of special-feature-heavy releases being replaced by bare-bones discs. The people on originaltrilogy.com were complaining about that very thing just yesterday.

    (But I still don't consider the OOT to have had a real DVD release in a meaningful way, since it was simply a rip from the 90s laserdisc release -- albeit with the 1977 crawl inserted in SW to conform to Lucasfilm's marketing campaign -- rather than a proper master.)
     
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    Indeed, disappointing stuff. Say what you will about the Prequels, but they had some of the best extras and documentaries that I've ever seen included with a movie. What they gave us with the initial release of The Force Awakens is shameful in comparison, even more so with their 3D release a little later, already trying to get fans to double dip.
     
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    The prequels' DVDs were incredible. I wonder if that was because of George?

    I strongly think my breakdown of what I would've put on TFA's Blu-ray would've been far better received.
     
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    Quoted for truth.
     
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    Studios are trying to move away from physical media and strictly to digital where they maintain more control, cut expenses, and have bigger profits. Some big companies have already stopped selling blu ray players and blu rays, in general, have drastically reduced special features opting for bare-bones budget friendly dvd special features instead. It sucks.
     
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    The best DVD extras that I saw so far: TPM. 10 hrs long of extras.

    TFA extras was the worst so far. What a pitty.

    But I prefer a good movie with no extras than a bad movie with full of extras...hahah
     
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    As a format I'd say Blu-Rays are currently the best option for Star Wars films. I have a 4K tv and bought the 4K version of Solo when it was released, this also came with the Blu-Ray disk which was actually better quality than the 4K as the 4K version was almost too dark to watch.

    From what I understand 4K is far superior than Blu-Ray but that only applies if the films are filmed using 4K cameras. If they are not you are best buying the Blu-Ray and saving some cash!
     
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    I think there saving it for inievtable 4K UHD Box of All 12 films which i think may come after TROS release between 2020-2021
     
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