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DVDBeaver review:

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Wonder if Wal-Mart with have a 1-disc BD edition?
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Does anyone know of WB coupons we can throw at this in November?
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I am thinking target will have the 2 disc without the box extras.
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Amazon has the Warner set for $45, I pre-ordered at that price. I'm a little less adverse to owning the whole shebang on this one because the extras are a little less corn-ball than with OZ
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I am thinking target will have the 2 disc without the box extras.

I'm counting on this; it's the only reason I haven't placed my Amazon order yet.
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I'm counting on this; it's the only reason I haven't placed my Amazon order yet.

I suspect the strategy will replicate TWOO. They know the market is limited for super premium box sets. They only annouce the box set in order to steer those that can't wait, or really want, the high price option. At the last minute the $20(street) movie only version appears.

While it MAY be good business, is it really the right thing to do? They ought to reward the pre-order customers. Denying them a choice, to me, seems a bit shady.
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I think it look as good as anyone could've hoped for. This, north by northwest and Oz is a go. Maybe one could hoped for a little more bitrate on the audio/video.. Other than that it seems like a lovely box set.
(I own about 10 BDs and only one is a new film, rest is classics. That's where BD really shines IMHO)
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Well you couldn't get a better Bitrate on Audio. TrueHD is loseless and zip the files. Since it's a Mono to 5.1, i guess only 3 to 1 speaker is always active and this compress really well. It's 16bits too so it's bitrate make sense. If you do FLAC on PC you understand the principle...

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All I know is I can see why Rhett wanted her !




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Then Rhett must have holes in his head. Scarlett showed herself to be strong-willed and able to stop feeling sorry for herself and actually pulled herself up from what could have been the loss of everything, learning to depend on no one but herself and no longer needing to be catered to. But she still remained as self-centered as ever. What man in his right mind wants a spoiled brat like that for a wife?

Scarlett O'Hara (a la Anne Taintor):

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Well you couldn't get a better Bitrate on Audio. TrueHD is loseless and zip the files. Since it's a Mono to 5.1, i guess only 3 to 1 speaker is always active and this compress really well. It's 16bits too so it's bitrate make sense. If you do FLAC on PC you understand the principle...

Ah, didn't really know that. Yes I use flac and it's great. Thanks for the info.
But still, I guess they list the unzipped bitrates and then it's def a lot lower then DTS HDMA for ex. But it's an old movie with pretty weak sound to begin with.
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i'm counting on this; it's the only reason i haven't placed my amazon order yet.

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Do the actors in this film speak normally or with that over acting style that many old films seem to use?

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Then Rhett must have holes in his head. Scarlett showed herself to be strong-willed and able to stop feeling sorry for herself and actually pulled herself up from what could have been the loss of everything, learning to depend on no one but herself and no longer needing to be catered to. But she still remained as self-centered as ever. What man in his right mind wants a spoiled brat like that for a wife?


Who said anything about wife ? This shot gives me a seventy year anniversary chubby.







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Do the actors in this film speak normally or with that over acting style that many old films seem to use?

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No Gable has a style so similar to the natural every-day-joe as Will Smith might use in his many great films.

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No Gable has a style so similar to the natural every-day-joe as Will Smith might use in his many great films.

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Indeed. His last line in the film is about as honest and straightforward as it can get.

This is one of the films that DEFINITELY deserves a Blu-ray release. If there is a 1-disc version like Oz, I predict it will sell very well, especially in the South.
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Then Rhett must have holes in his head. Scarlett showed herself to be strong-willed and able to stop feeling sorry for herself and actually pulled herself up from what could have been the loss of everything, learning to depend on no one but herself and no longer needing to be catered to. But she still remained as self-centered as ever. What man in his right mind wants a spoiled brat like that for a wife?

Hmm? All that sounds good outside of the spoiled brat thingy. However, it's a bit of a double standard when someone could just as easily sight Rhett's womanizing, gambling, hard drinking, occasionally violent behavior and shady business dealings as not really being marriage material either.

Keeping that in mind, they were made for each other?
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Hmm? All that sounds good outside of the spoiled brat thingy. However, it's a bit of a double standard when someone could just as easily sight Rhett's womanizing, gambling, hard drinking, occasionally violent behavior and shady business dealings as not really being marriage material either.

Keeping that in mind, they were made for each other?

You're right. They deserve each other.
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There will also be a Target exclusive single-disc Blu-ray release priced at $28.99 SRP.

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If it's offered for $19.99 the first week, it's worth it, but since the UCE Blu-Ray can be had for about $45 (Amazon or Wal-Mart online), it seems $29 would be too much to pay for just the single-disc Blu-Ray.
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There's also the UK release which will hopefully have the movie and extras discs, but none of the other stuff.



Great cover art (unlike the UK edition of Oz) and the price isn't bad either.
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If it's offered for $19.99 the first week, it's worth it, but since the UCE Blu-Ray can be had for about $45 (Amazon or Wal-Mart online), it seems $29 would be too much to pay for just the single-disc Blu-Ray.

I am guessing we will see this for $19-22 on release week with an SRP of $29. Gremlins at Target on Blu-Ray was $22.xx on release week and has since been sold on a sale for $19.xx in store. I am thinking we will see very similar pricing for Gone With The Wind. I will most likely just grab it there if I can get it for $19.xx.
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Amazon has the Warner set for $45, I pre-ordered at that price. I'm a little less adverse to owning the whole shebang on this one because the extras are a little less corn-ball than with OZ

My feelings as well. In fact, I'm looking forward to owning When The Lion Roars. Throw that in, along with the full port of the DVD SE sets extras, and the $49 (with tax) cost of the set doesn't give me much pause at all.
That still works out to a few dollars less than I paid for the 50th Anniversary bare bones LD set 20 years ago. I expect to be a pretty satisfied camper with this.

My only kvetch would be I wish the set was designed to be more practical and self friendly. The Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland DVD set from a couple years back packed 4 discs with a book and some postcards...just about the same MO as this GWTW set, but did so with a form factor that took up as much space as a typical 4-5 disc box set.
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Wow, this looks better than Oz, PQ-wise, since both were 1939 films. This, as Oz was, will be a blind buy for me, and I cannot wait to give a damn!
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Damn, I want a 2 disc set without the fluffy extra stuff.
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Damn, I want a 2 disc set without the fluffy extra stuff.

See 4 posts above yours.
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Wow, this looks better than Oz, PQ-wise, since both were 1939 films. This, as Oz was, will be a blind buy for me, and I cannot wait to give a damn!

I was going to blind buy this but decided to rent the dvd. This is a GREAT film and will definately pick up the blu on release day. To me, this is as safe a blind buy as any I can think of.

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My feelings as well. In fact, I'm looking forward to owning When The Lion Roars.

I wouldn't hold my breath for that one in HD. From the looks of the DVD, it appears to have come from a videotape source. That may be all they have.

Edit: never mind. I just noticed that it comes with the UCE.
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Just preordered the Amazon Gone with the wind set.The wifes favorite movie of all time.Will make a great xmas present.I also love this movie.Scarlett has some great lines.And the acting by all if just top notch'Unlike most movies today sadly.
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