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post #211 of 435
Sony only region lock new releases in the USA if they are out before the UK, for everything else they do not bother normally
post #212 of 435
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Originally Posted by LordAwesome View Post

No commentary?! One of the most popular, praised, important and beloved films of all time and they couldn't find one person to do a commentary on it?! They've got to be taking the piss.

One disc is taking the piss
post #213 of 435
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

One disc is taking the piss

You really think they're going to put this kind of time, effort and money into the restoration and then throw it away on insufficient disc-space at the final hurdle? If it's on one disc, that's because one disc is enough.
post #214 of 435
The Amazon ad says it's Wee-jun Emancipated and one can get it 10 September.
post #215 of 435
Thread Starter 
Swiggity-sweet! It's the UK version for me. Not that LoA isn't worth it - but there are so many big sets coming out this fall (Bond 50, Universal Monsters, Indy, etc.) that I hate to spend $67 on a single title.

BTW, anyone else considering the UK version - it came out to around $19.38 US shipped.
post #216 of 435
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Originally Posted by BigDad View Post

Swiggity-sweet! It's the UK version for me. Not that LoA isn't worth it - but there are so many big sets coming out this fall (Bond 50, Universal Monsters, Indy, etc.) that I hate to spend $67 on a single title.
BTW, anyone else considering the UK version - it came out to around $19.38 US shipped.

That's the price I got for ordering it as well. I don't need all the swag.
post #217 of 435
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Originally Posted by Rachael Bellomy View Post

Just go to Amazon U.K. and get that version. It should fit inside your parameters.

Thanks for that... I'll definitely check it out! cool.gif
post #218 of 435
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Originally Posted by spectator View Post

You really think they're going to put this kind of time, effort and money into the restoration and then throw it away on insufficient disc-space at the final hurdle? If it's on one disc, that's because one disc is enough.

So why did WB put Ben-Hur across two discs? For giggles? LOA's running time is even a bit longer.

I assume Sony will at least put the supplements on a separate disc.
post #219 of 435
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Originally Posted by wuther View Post

So why did WB put Ben-Hur across two discs? For giggles? LOA's running time is even a bit longer.
Don't forget Sony's awesome bitrate-killing French and Portuguese DTS-MA dubs
post #220 of 435
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Originally Posted by eric.exe View Post

Don't forget Sony's awesome bitrate-killing French and Portuguese DTS-MA dubs

I never noticed that before, just looked at two Sony BDs and it also has Japanese, Spanish & Thai audio.

Anyway the French amazon claims 3 BDs so maybe it will be across two discs.
post #221 of 435
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Originally Posted by Rachael Bellomy View Post

Just go to Amazon U.K. and get that version. It should fit inside your parameters.

Thanks for that most excellent suggestion. I just ordered the UK version and saved about $40, and I get it two months early.
post #222 of 435
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Originally Posted by wuther View Post

I never noticed that before, just looked at two Sony BDs and it also has Japanese, Spanish & Thai audio.
Anyway the French amazon claims 3 BDs so maybe it will be across two discs.

...and the artwork for the box set seems to show four BDs. (If one disc is an audio CD, why do they all have the Blu-ray Disc logo?) Amazon.fr also claimed that one disc would be a DVD with outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage, but they've removed that sometime within the last 24 hours. God knows where their info is coming from.
post #223 of 435
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Originally Posted by ozar View Post

I really do want this on blu-ray but I'm not at all willing to pay the price Amazon is currently asking for it (over $67 US). If it comes down to a reasonable price, or they offer up a simpler blu-ray package with reasonable pricing, it will definitely go into my movie library..

The Sony press release announcing the Nov. BD release & Oct. theatrical run said a 1 disc BD would also be released in the US Nov. 13, and they mentioned that the only extra feature included would be the PiP that is on disc 1 for the big box set. It's just no one has a listing for it yet. No way I'm paying $67 for 1 movie on a Blu-ray disc. If that Sept. date holds for the UK BD I may go ahead and order that and not wait 2 months for the US release, but there will be a less expensive 1 disc version available in the US- even Sony isn't stupid enough to not realize that the vast majority of folks aren't going to pay $67 for a movie.
post #224 of 435
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Originally Posted by CochiseGuy View Post

The Sony press release announcing the Nov. BD release & Oct. theatrical run said a 1 disc BD would also be released in the US Nov. 13, and they mentioned that the only extra feature included would be the PiP that is on disc 1 for the big box set.
Link please.
post #225 of 435
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Originally Posted by rezpekt View Post

Link please.

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=6207589&postcount=334
post #226 of 435
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Well, that's not Sony's press release. The one posted at HomeTheaterForum doesn't have a word about single disc release and it also does not mention special features. That list came from TheDigitalBits few weeks ago.
post #227 of 435
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Originally Posted by rezpekt View Post

Well, that's not Sony's press release. The one posted at HomeTheaterForum doesn't have a word about single disc release and it also does not mention special features. That list came from TheDigitalBits few weeks ago.

Did Google search on the first sentence, looks like the BD.com poster got that from HighdefDiscNews

http://www.highdefdiscnews.com/?p=85716

They say " It also appears that a single-disc version will be released as it’s listed on Sony’s press site".
And I would guess that folks/sites beside Bill Hunt had also info on the special features.
post #228 of 435
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Originally Posted by wuther View Post

So why did WB put Ben-Hur across two discs? For giggles? LOA's running time is even a bit longer.

Couldn't tell ya- different studio, different movie.
post #229 of 435
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Originally Posted by ozar View Post

I really do want this on blu-ray but I'm not at all willing to pay the price Amazon is currently asking for it (over $67 US). If it comes down to a reasonable price, or they offer up a simpler blu-ray package with reasonable pricing, it will definitely go into my movie library..

+1
post #230 of 435
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Originally Posted by spectator View Post

You really think they're going to put this kind of time, effort and money into the restoration and then throw it away on insufficient disc-space at the final hurdle? If it's on one disc, that's because one disc is enough.

While not a "one disc, insufficient space" issue, alot of TLC and money went into the restoration of My Fair Lady, but the BD release was completely hosed up!mad.gif So it's evident a great restoration doesn't automatically mean a great BD release. While I don't think Sony will pull the same crap as CBS, I'll wait until we see the actual BD release before buying.
post #231 of 435
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Originally Posted by spectator View Post

Couldn't tell ya- different studio, different movie.

And near same running time. I guess WB was just being silly then. If it was Universal, different studio would make sense.
Edited by wuther - 7/22/12 at 12:14pm
post #232 of 435
I noted that the single vs. two disc discussion continues.

Having viewed the film on a single disc, albeit without audio ( which takes up very little space) I seen no problems.

RAH
post #233 of 435
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Originally Posted by Robert Harris View Post

I noted that the single vs. two disc discussion continues.
Having viewed the film on a single disc, albeit without audio ( which takes up very little space) I seen no problems.
RAH

Multiple dts-hd tracks take up little space? An average MA track is what, close to 8gb?
post #234 of 435
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

Multiple dts-hd tracks take up little space? An average MA track is what, close to 8gb?

I would expect that the one disc version will hold only one DTS HD MA track and the versions with multiple DTS HD MA tracks to be spread over two discs.
post #235 of 435
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

Multiple dts-hd tracks take up little space? An average MA track is what, close to 8gb?

The 5.1 MA track on Ben-Hur (which is about the same length as LOA) is a little over 5.5 GB. Not a huge number by itself, but if Sony follows their usual practice and includes lossless French and Portuguese too, that'll be over a third of disc eaten up by just the MA tracks. (For the sake of comparison, the video alone on Ben-Hur came in at 43 GB, spread over two discs.) One disc should be OK if they follow Oliver Klohs' suggestion, or if the dubs are lossy.
post #236 of 435
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Originally Posted by Oliver Klohs View Post

I would expect that the one disc version will hold only one DTS HD MA track and the versions with multiple DTS HD MA tracks to be spread over two discs.
Unless the one disc version is mastered by the same "wise folks" that did Apocalypse Now with duplicates of the MA track(s) thereon, causing puzzled customers to wonder why on Earth they'd do this, and if they unnecessarily left additional bitrate on the table! rolleyes.gif
post #237 of 435
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Originally Posted by Laserfan View Post

Unless the one disc version is mastered by the same "wise folks" that did Apocalypse Now with duplicates of the MA track(s) thereon, causing puzzled customers to wonder why on Earth they'd do this, and if they unnecessarily left additional bitrate on the table! rolleyes.gif

Thanks for the scary thought. Those folks would also recolor LOA in strange ways, wipe out the grain and tell us that's what it looked like originally.
post #238 of 435
If it's just the movie and 1 Lossless audio track then I believe a single 50 GB disk will be fine. As long as the video bitrate averages around 24 Mbps I'll be happy.
post #239 of 435
This release sucks. It needs to b spread across three discs!


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post #240 of 435
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Originally Posted by Robert Harris View Post

I noted that the single vs. two disc discussion continues.
Having viewed the film on a single disc, albeit without audio ( which takes up very little space) I seen no problems.
RAH

Thanks. That's good to hear.
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