Originally Posted by Ralph Potts
Thank you for your comments William, they are much appreciated.
I agree John. The longer cut would have definitely been more appropriate and pleasing to fans who have been anticipating the release of Narnia on Blu-ray.
Congrats, Ralph, and welcome to your review post!! Your first ones are most insightful and helpful. Thanks for all your effort.
That being said, I must disagree with you and the previous poster in the opinion that the "extended edition" of "Narnia" should have been the one released on Blu-Ray. I've stated on another thread that there is ample commentary that the "extended edition" is mostly extraneous filler.
That being said, I DO agree that this Blu-Ray release should have "contained" the "extended edition;" I just don't believe that should have been the official release.
Seamless branching would have allowed everyone to be happy. I would personally have really enjoyed comparing the two versions.
But when I buy a film, unless it's officially a "Director's Cut" (ala "Alexander, etc.") or "Director's Extended Edition" (ala the superb LOTR longer releases, or Oliver Stone's "JFK," which fills out alot in that complex film), I prefer to have the original theatrical release that I enjoyed in the theatre.
Just my two cents!! Again, Ralph, congratulations on your most welcome, insightful and valuable contributions to AVS Forums!!
ilovenola2-- Joe in New Orleans