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post #31 of 76
Ahhh; then I'll likely wait to see what we're getting with the 25th Ann editions; (I've see the individual discs on blu going for $5 here though, sometimes at best buy with a dvd trade in)
post #32 of 76
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Bonus edition listed on Play in the UK, wonder if its the same thing?

http://www.play.com/DVD/Blu-ray/4-/38678064/0/Die-Hard-Bonus-Edition/ListingDetails.html

1 2 and 4 at Amazon

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddvd&field-keywords=die+hard+bonus&rh=n%3A283926%2Ck%3Adie+hard+bonus&ajr=0

And box set http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hard-Quadrilogy-Bonus-Disc-Blu-ray/dp/B00A3HATSI/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1354633800&sr=1-2

28th Jan

Listed as 2 blu-rays
post #33 of 76
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Now official, OP updated
post #34 of 76
post #35 of 76
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Also, we've hard back from 20th Century Fox about that Die Hard: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray box set due on 1/29. It will include the theatrical cut of Live Free or Die Hard only. A LOT of your have been hoping for the unrated cut on Blu-ray and rest assured we've let Fox know this.
http://www.thedigitalbits.com/


You beat me by seconds, when did Fox become Warner?
post #36 of 76
Disappointing, but not in the least surprising!
post #37 of 76
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Odd the UK is getting single releases with the bonus disc also
post #38 of 76
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Originally Posted by Aficionado84 View Post

Looks like it will be the old master:
Quote: "According to Fox the same master will be used, so there won't be any change in image quality."

Congratulations to Fox for locking up the Most Pointless Release of 2013 early!
post #39 of 76
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Originally Posted by Aficionado84 View Post

Looks like it will be the old master:
http://translate.google.de/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bluray-disc.de%2Fblu-ray-news%2Ffilme%2F39939-neuauflagen-der-stirb-langsam-reihe-ab-sofort-auf-blu-ray-disc-vorbestellbar&act=url
Quote: "According to Fox the same master will be used, so there won't be any change in image quality."
No buy. **** you, Fox.

Unsubscribing from thread.
post #40 of 76
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So what happened to the new commentary? Same thing as the new terminator commentary? Lost never to be seen?
post #41 of 76
I'm still hoping for the unrated Die Hard 4. Any news on that?
post #42 of 76
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Originally Posted by Deviation View Post

I'm still hoping for the unrated Die Hard 4. Any news on that?

Exact same disc
post #43 of 76
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

Exact same disc
And.... I'm out.

Have fun, guys.
post #44 of 76
"Because you guys are are in the the ever shrinking minority of people who actually pay for physical copies of our movies, we will reward you with this lump of coal. Merry Christmas - 20th Century Fox
PS. Please don't steal out movies, that's not cool, also be sure to catch Die Hard 5 in theatres next year, it'll be rad"
post #45 of 76
Those of you that do Vudu, take your theatrical BD to Walmart and give them $2 to own the unrated version of DH4. If you have the DVD, it will be $5 for the HDX version.

It ain't half bad quality, considering.
post #46 of 76
Vudu does have the HDX version of Live free or Die Hard, but it's not listed in their disc to digital program as a possible trade up. Tried searching for it under Die Hard, and Live free or die hard, nothin.
post #47 of 76
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Originally Posted by plissken99 View Post

Vudu does have the HDX version of Live free or Die Hard, but it's not listed in their disc to digital program as a possible trade up. Tried searching for it under Die Hard, and Live free or die hard, nothin.

Wow, you are right. I didn't check that before posting, but I had actually bought the HDX some time ago so did not even look to see if this was on the conversion list.

And I see that the HDX is up to $22.99. I paid $19.99 some time ago.

That sucks almost as much as Fox not releasing this version in a new box set.
post #48 of 76
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Not being from the US, what is the difference between HD and HDX?
post #49 of 76
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

Not being from the US, what is the difference between HD and HDX?

HDX uses a higher bitrate, around 9/10 mbits I think...
post #50 of 76
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

HDX uses a higher bitrate, around 9/10 mbits I think...

Actually Vudu can stream close to 20 megs with HDX. Blu-Ray has a maximum bit rate of about 35 megs, although I have yet to find one that is higher then about 25.



Ian
post #51 of 76
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Originally Posted by mailiang View Post

Actually Vudu can stream close to 20 megs with HDX. Blu-Ray has a maximum bit rate of about 35 megs, although I have yet to find one that is higher then about 25.
Ian
If I remember correctly (and it's been a few years since I looked into Vudu,) the HDX streams can peak as high as 20 Mbps, but that's not the average (which is closer to 9 or 10 Mbps.)

Your numbers for BD are off as well, as it has a maximum video bitrate of 40 Mbps (48 Mbps for both audio and video.) Bottom line is that Vudu can't come close to touching the a/v quality of BD.

I have to say, between this and the bogus info about the rental version of Snow White, correcting your inaccurate information is becoming steady work.
post #52 of 76
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Bluray can run over 35
post #53 of 76
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Originally Posted by mailiang View Post

Actually Vudu can stream close to 20 megs with HDX. Blu-Ray has a maximum bit rate of about 35 megs, although I have yet to find one that is higher then about 25.
Ian
If I remember correctly (and it's been a few years since I looked into Vudu,) the HDX streams can peak as high as 20 Mbps, but that's not the average (which is closer to 9 or 10 Mbps.)

Your numbers for BD are off as well, as it has a maximum video bitrate of 40 Mbps (48 Mbps for both audio and video.) Bottom line is that Vudu can't come close to touching the a/v quality of BD.
The maximum video bitrates are even higher than 40 Mbps for Blu-ray. Many early encodes for Blu-ray were topping out at the 48 Mbps mark; studios reined that in to more mundane levels because some of the cheaper standalone players couldn't handle it that well. I know many modern AVC hardware encoders are capped at 40 Mbps for video, solely because of compatibility issues with the earliest Blu-ray players. Players like the PS3 can easily handle 48 Mbps for video encodes on Blu-ray.
post #54 of 76
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Originally Posted by iBob57 View Post

Wow, you are right. I didn't check that before posting, but I had actually bought the HDX some time ago so did not even look to see if this was on the conversion list.
And I see that the HDX is up to $22.99. I paid $19.99 some time ago.
That sucks almost as much as Fox not releasing this version in a new box set.
I'm tempted to buy the HDX version as well, I have $5.99 in credit I could put toward it at the moment, I might rent it, but I hate to waste it if I like it tons mor than the theatrical.

How does the quality compare to the Blu Ray?
post #55 of 76
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Originally Posted by Steeb View Post

If I remember correctly (and it's been a few years since I looked into Vudu,) the HDX streams can peak as high as 20 Mbps, but that's not the average (which is closer to 9 or 10 Mbps.)
Your numbers for BD are off as well, as it has a maximum video bitrate of 40 Mbps (48 Mbps for both audio and video.) Bottom line is that Vudu can't come close to touching the a/v quality of BD.


Never said it could. Nor was I quoting averages. If you still have a problem with my numbers, file a complaint with PC World, Mark Waldrep, President/Chief Engineer of AIX Media Group, and Ross Rubin, an analyst with NPD:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/241215/video_format_war_blu_ray_vs_streaming.html


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I have to say, between this and the bogus info about the rental version of Snow White, correcting your inaccurate information is becoming steady work.



If you read my post correctly about Snow White, it was in reference to another member's comment from the subwoofer forum and the Netflix disc HE rented. I appreciate your correction since you still had the same BD, however, as a long time member of AVS like yourself, I don't appreciate your comments about the authenticity of my postings. If you continue to have issues with my contributions to this forum, I'll be glad to put you on my ignore list, and you can do the same.



Ian wink.gif
Edited by mailiang - 12/9/12 at 8:23am
post #56 of 76
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

HDX uses a higher bitrate, around 9/10 mbits I think...

VUDU's "HD" files are 720p. "HDX" is 1080p with higher bit rate.
post #57 of 76
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Originally Posted by plissken99 View Post

I'm tempted to buy the HDX version as well, I have $5.99 in credit I could put toward it at the moment, I might rent it, but I hate to waste it if I like it tons mor than the theatrical.
How does the quality compare to the Blu Ray?

Not quite as sharp or have the very fine level of detail that you can get with good BD masters, but it is also well above even a very good DVD. Audio quality is akin to DVD, which is to say, not bad but certainly not DTS-HD MA.

All things considered, IMO, this version of the movie is worth the compromise.

BTW, to those talking bit rates for HDX, I can't say the exact bit rates, but I use a LG BD690 BD player for Vudu which has a built in hard drive (I upgraded to a TB). The file sizes of HDX movies run from the low 6 GB to a little over 9 GB for a movie file. The master used is what really dictates the overall image quality. I have seen HDX movies that look really very good, especially considering the bit rate, and I have also seen upscaled DVD quality, and barely DVD quality at that.

Vudu offers a 2 minute preview. I always use that before buying even the low priced Walmart conversions. If it is no better than the DVD I already have, no point in paying another $5 for it.
post #58 of 76
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Let's not make out the unrated version is a worthy die hard movie, it's still a film with people opening and closing their mouths silently because they had no script marshalled by a talentless asshat. It just now has more swearing.
post #59 of 76
Can't wait for the 5th film to rob my childhood some more like the 4th one did. smile.gif
post #60 of 76
I still refuse to own any other Die Hard movie after the first one. The rest were just...dumb to say the least. To me there's only one real Die Hard. smile.gif
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