View Full Version : The Others, did it really need 2 discs
05-28-2002, 03:05 AM
Now don't get me wrong, I thought The Others was a GREAT movie, and I happily went down to my local Best Buy and bought the new 2 disc SE the day it came out (for only $17.99 I might add) and was happy to do so. I watched the movie the next night, but hadn't really had a chance to check out the 2nd disc until last night, and I must say that I was pretty underwhelmed.
The 2nd disc only had maybe 40 or 50 minutes worth of suplimental material. A crappy studio pep talk about the film, a cool behind the scenes thing and a cool special effects one (together lasting around 15 mintues) a trailer and that was pretty much it. The 1st disc had the movie and some bonus trailers, not even a commentary. There is no reason on earth that this pretty weak "Special Edition" required 2 discs. This has to be the weakest excuse for a 2 disc set since Bad Taste came out.
Oh well, thats my rant, curious what the rest of the world thought.
Nothing is a poorer excuse for a two-disc set than Bad Taste. Nothing! I suppose studios assume that more people will subliminally think that a set is "loaded" if there is more than one disc, and thus be more open to purchasing it. But unlike Bad Taste, The Others didn't have added fees tacked onto the price. So, if a studio feels like pumping out an extra disc and does not charge extra for it... well, go ahead. That's how I see it...
05-28-2002, 04:49 AM
Good point about the price, as I spent the exact same amount on The Others as I imagine I would have had it only been a one disc set. As far as Bad Taste goes (and this is totally just my opinion mind you) I think AB announced a 2 disc SE early in the films development, then discovered that since Jackson was in LOTR hell, there really wasn't a whole lot in the way of features that could be done. No one in the movie but him ever really amounted to anything, and he was not even remotly available for comment. So instead of cancelling the SE they had already announced, they decided to just take what little they could find and run with it, hoping nobody would notice (which we did).
The fact that I paid $17.99 for Scars of Dracula the day it came out (at Borders none the less), and that came with the hour long "Many Faces of Christopher Lee" as a bonus disc, and a commentary. And then I was forced to pay $32.99 for Bad Taste the day it came out (at that same Borders mind you) and all that had was a pretty cool twenty some odd minute featurette, and a trailer is pretty uncool. But it did come in that neato case.
05-28-2002, 07:19 AM
Yeah, I felt cheated in buying the Bad Taste LE. It was a big rip off on that second disk. I thought the movie itself was superb but the second disk should have been added to the other disk (space permitting) or just dropped for another (you know its gonna happen) edition.
05-28-2002, 07:29 AM
Hey, the Bad Taste 2nd disc is almost guaranteed to remain limited! How they gonna sell a 20 minute dvd solo? Finally!
The next best example of a week second disc is The Crow.
The total time of all the stuff is maybe 50 minutes, although some of it's good. The sets still worth it for the movie disc being anamorphic, dts and dd 5.1, and most importantly, not a fucked up brightened butchery of a picture the original had!
Notice it's also a Disney disc?!
05-28-2002, 08:56 AM
Disney VS Anime ;) :p :D
05-28-2002, 05:28 PM
damn, you paid alot for that Bad Taste LE... i paid 22.99 or somethin for it, 1 week before street date
05-28-2002, 05:44 PM
I got my copy from Best Buy too...but they took forever and a day to get it in. It took like two extra weeks for it to show up. I almost gave up for ordering it at Suncoast. Suncoast was asking for an arm and a leg par usual but I was weeble-wobbling as it is on my stubbs. :p
05-28-2002, 09:37 PM
I paid about the same as Jeff and don't feel ripped off. I'm pretty sure that they actually couldn't fit the documentary on the disc because it had a DTS track. Not positive though. The documentary is still kick ass, and to me $22 isn't too bad.
05-28-2002, 11:43 PM
Sorry guys, I just couldn't justify the price tag related to the Bad Taste: LE, so I went the single disc route for a little less than $12 at Best Buy (I had a coupon).
Still got the DTS soundtrack & some trailers 'n' whatnot...believe me, I'm happy!
05-29-2002, 04:20 AM
Originally posted by AndrewBBD
I'm pretty sure that they actually couldn't fit the documentary on the disc because it had a DTS track. Not positive though.
I thought I read this somewhere. I can't believe that this was all they could find to try and fill up a second disk. :rolleyes: Still, I paid the Best Buy price for the LE version so I'm happy anyway. Cheers. :D\nn/
05-29-2002, 04:57 AM
Am I living in a Paralell universe of something?
My copy of the others did not have a DTS Track on it. Now From Hell had a DTS Track and a second DVD that was jamed with extras.
05-29-2002, 05:03 AM
They're refering to the DTS track on Bad Taste.
The single movie disc is the same, just the LE has a second disc with only a 20 minute doc. on it.
05-29-2002, 07:20 PM
I have too many discs that didnt need 2 discs. But I really have to agree that Bad Taste is the worst 2-disc set ever. The movie is great and the packaging is badass, but where are ALL the features? A documentary? Lame. And The Others really didnt need that second disc. Unless they decided to actually ADD more stuff, then I'm all for a second disc.
05-29-2002, 09:01 PM
So how are the From Hell and Starship Troopers second disks? Are they worthy of the price? It seems that a lot of new movies being released are getting some form of 2 DVD treatment. Why is that?
05-29-2002, 11:51 PM
I have not had a chance to look over Starship troopers 2 nd Disc but the one in From Hell is pretty cool There is a tour of the crime scenes with the Hughes brothers and they have the dummies used in filming all laid out were the murders happened. The whole area was recreated in a very exacting duplicate of the White Chappel area of london over in Prague.
Also a bunch (20+ i think) of deleted scenes. and much more.
05-30-2002, 04:32 AM
From Hell has a whole slew of stuff on there! :eek: Wow, I'm glad I picked From Hell from the DVD's available for the contest thread. ;)
05-30-2002, 05:57 AM
Well one little factoid is that if a disc has a DTS track, that usually takes up the rest of the space of the first disc, making a second disc for the supplemental materials necessary no matter how short they are.
05-30-2002, 08:42 AM
Is it just certain movie companies doing these recent 2 DVD sets or is it totally random? There seems to be a lot of this going around lately.
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