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I never even knew these were available. I know that it only has 1 version of the movie and no extras; however, does it maintain 100% of the audio and video quality vs it being on it's own BR disc?? I am one that doesn't care about special features and special director's cut. Pretty interesting.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=7664
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WB has been selling triple feature packages for at least two years, each are on their own disc so the pq/aq should be exactly same as the single BD versions.
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I never even knew these were available. I know that it only has 1 version of the movie and no extras; however, does it maintain 100% of the audio and video quality vs it being on it's own BR disc?? I am one that doesn't care about special features and special director's cut. Pretty interesting.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=7664

At the risk of being more snarky than normal, did you read the info in the link you posted?

"...the three-disc collections repackage previously available Warner Blu-rays"
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At the risk of being more snarky than normal, did you read the info in the link you posted?

"...the three-disc collections repackage previously available Warner Blu-rays"

I have had exactly the same question as the poster even with comments like the above. It is not definitive enough (although it is encouraging).

In the past, I have seen DVD multi-title packages that definitely did not have the same versions of the movies that were available as single titles. So, I tend to have a caveat-emptor caution.
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FYI - Costco is now selling these triple feature movies from Warner Bros.
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I have the sci-fi triple pack with Red Planet, 2010 and Contact. All three discs are in a single Elite case with a sleeve, and all discs have art.

For special features, 2010 has the theatrical trailer and a making of doc.

Red planet has a trailer and some deleted scenes.

Contact has 3 commentary tracks, a music only track, 7 making of shorts, and 2 trailers.


They all seem to be identical to the stand alone releases.
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WB has been selling triple feature packages for at least two years, each are on their own disc so the pq/aq should be exactly same as the single BD versions.

Just to be clear, I wrote this because I saw and examined the triple BDs in a store. Which anyone concerned about it can do themselves.
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I recently bought the western triple pack. You get three discs. So far i have only watched a few minutes of how the west was won. The picture is phenomenal and the audio is excellent. It is the same as the separately boxed movies. The audio and video formats are the same.
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does the se7en disc have everything the standalone has?
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does the se7en disc have everything the standalone has?

Yes. Disc is identical

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I assume the triple pack for Alexander The Great, Troy and 300 has 4 BDs? The standalone Alexander has two 25GB BDs.
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I assume the triple pack for Alexander The Great, Troy and 300 has 4 BDs? The standalone Alexander has two 25GB BDs.

Warner has never gone out of their way to reencode anything. I would hazard a guess that you are correct.

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Warner has never gone out of their way to reencode anything. I would hazard a guess that you are correct.

They have released double packs (one disc two movies) in Europe on single discs
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They have released double packs (one disc two movies) in Europe on single discs

Yes, but were they out prior to the double packs? In the US, all of the "new" double packs had 2 movies on 1 disc. All of the double packs that were repackages of movies previously released seperately were own their own disc (identical to original release). I suspect this was the same in Europe.

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Yes, but were they out prior to the double packs? In the US, all of the "new" double packs had 2 movies on 1 disc. All of the double packs that were repackages of movies previously released seperately were own their own disc (identical to original release). I suspect this was the same in Europe.

The us one disc packs came out in the us first, and then were released in the UK as single discs
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Warner has never gone out of their way to reencode anything. I would hazard a guess that you are correct.

Alexander should be at the top of their "to do" list as far as new Blu-Ray releases go but I don't think it will ever happen. Just thinking about the entire movie on a single disc with loss-less Dolby TrueHD audio and how great it could be makes me sad. Really sad. I'm gonna go hug my puppy now.
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Alexander should be at the top of their "to do" list as far as new Blu-Ray releases go but I don't think it will ever happen. Just thinking about the entire movie on a single disc with loss-less Dolby TrueHD audio and how great it could be makes me sad. Really sad. I'm gonna go hug my puppy now.

Both Nolan Batmans are first in the queue
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They feature the transfer from the previous single, individual releases of the film.

Whatever flaws were in the inidividual releases are here as well as well as whatever they did well.

For example I picked up the "Thriller" set with "Se7vn"--looks exceptionally good. "Copycat" looks so-so a bit too much DNR used on the film IMHO and "Taking Lives" looked nice.

All of them have the special features of course from the original releases.
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My theory is once individual multi discs movie gets repackaged as part of the Triple Features, the 2nd bonus disc will get dropped.

Tom Cruise Blu-ray Collector has 5 movies but it dropped Minority Report 2nd bonus disc.

Blu-ray multi movies set is following DVD multi movies set strategy. It's easy to manufacture double-sided DVD disc but not easy to manufacture double-sided Blu-ray disc because the data layer is very close to the surface. It would be like manufacturing "4-layer 25GB/25GB" or "6-layer if each side is dual-layered 50GB/50GB" Blu-ray disc. So, only individual 25GB movies have better chance to be two movies per 50GB disc like Universal Double Features.

As older Blu-ray movies now dropped as low as $5 per movie, we'll expect to see the movie studios repackage more multiple movies per set. It's a way to bundle bad movies with better movies together.

Anyone want to guess when DVD will drop to less than 10% of the disc market where Blu-ray becomes 90% of the market? Low end Blu-ray players aren't that far away from DVD player price. The catch is low end Blu-ray player manufacturers may not get frequent/any firmware update support which will become incompatible as newer Blu-ray movies key gets changed.
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Best Buy has these on sale again, and I'm interested in the one with "Se7en", but I noticed that it only has lossy audio, while the individual book-package release has lossless. Is the video quality the same, or is the triple-feature version from an older not-as-good release?
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Se7en, in the special edition release, has a DTS-MA 7.1 channel lossless re-mix. Get that version.

Listen up, studios! Just say "NO" to DNR and EE!!
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Best Buy has these on sale again, and I'm interested in the one with "Se7en", but I noticed that it only has lossy audio, while the individual book-package release has lossless. Is the video quality the same, or is the triple-feature version from an older not-as-good release?

I think that's a typo. There has only been 1 version of Seven and it has all the extras and DTS-HD MA.. There is no difference between the individual releases and the triple-features AFAIK. The discs are always identical.

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I think that's a typo. There has only been 1 version of Seven and it has all the extras and DTS-HD MA.. There is no difference between the individual releases and the triple-features AFAIK. The discs are always identical.

Says on the box "Dolby Digital 5.1" for Se7en; the other two are movies are indeed Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD MA. Could be a mistake, but it sounds like the older release was used, and not the special-edition book edition (which also states that it's a brand-new master).
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Says on the box "Dolby Digital 5.1" for Se7en; the other two are movies are indeed Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD MA. Could be a mistake, but it sounds like the older release was used, and not the special-edition book edition (which also states that it's a brand-new master).

It is a typo Seven has the dts ma Soundtrack and it rocks!
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Says on the box "Dolby Digital 5.1" for Se7en; the other two are movies are indeed Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD MA. Could be a mistake, but it sounds like the older release was used, and not the special-edition book edition (which also states that it's a brand-new master).

The older Se7en was from a different distributor.
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