Will this be a real 2-disc BD, or are they counting the "digital copy" DVD as the second disc?

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Initial post: Nov 23, 2009 4:46:00 PM PST
Timmy K. says:
I'm getting kind of tired of BD releases being advertised as "2-disc special edition!" and such when in reality they are just basic single disc releases and a standard data DVD with the "digital copy" of the movie on it. It's very dishonest of them to do that. I'm wondering if Inglorious Basterds will actually have two BDs, one for the movie and one for the extras, AND a digital copy disc as well. If not then I might hold off getting it. The movie itself is long enough that any extras included on that same disc are bound to be short and not all that worthwhile. Unless this set is really 2-discs worth of content I might just hold off for the inevitable actual multi-disc "super duper" type edition that will most likely be coming along at some point.

Posted on Nov 24, 2009 4:18:43 PM PST
no the second disc is just a digtal copy

Posted on Nov 24, 2009 9:11:16 PM PST
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W. Haire says:
BluRays have a ton of space and there is plenty of room for some good special features with the movie itself.

I doubt there will be another version of IngBst to come along in the future. Other then the Watchmen doing a director's cut (that was announced from day one), I can't think of a single movie that has multiple BluRay releases so far.

Your getting a pretty good amount of features....(per the amazon listing)

Extended & Alternate Scenes
Nation's Pride - Full Feature
Roundtable Discussion with Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt and Elvis Mitchell
The Making of Nation's Pride
The Original Inglorious Bastards
A Conversation with Rod Taylor
Rod Taylor on Victoria Bitter
Quentin Tarantino's Camera Angel
Hi Sallys
BD Live - Killin' Nazis Trivia Challenge
Inglourious Basterds Poster Gallery
My Scenes
Pocket Blu App
BD Live - My Scenes Sharing
BD Live - My Chat
BD Live - My Movie Commentary

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2009 3:06:51 AM PST
G. Sexton says:
Just off the top of my head "Natural Born Killers" for a Blu-ray double dip?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2009 10:55:00 AM PST
Timmy K. says:
W. Haire, thanks for the info, but I've seen that extras list, and to me it screams of the kind of release the studios love putting out with enough extras (including a huge bloated list of useless BDLive features) to make some people think it's a worthwhile purchase. And then a few months later they announce the real special edition that they had been planning all along. The fact that the second disc of this disingenuously advertised "2-disc special edition" is nothing but the "digital copy" data DVD doesn't give me much reason to trust the studio behind this release to not be planning a bigger better release later on. I have decided to wait on this one. If a year or so goes by and I haven't seen any indication of another edition I'll pick this one up, probably used and for even less than this discounted preorder price. And if for some reason I REALLY badly need to see it again before that I can always get it from Netflix.

As for BD double dips in general G. Sexton brings up Natural Born Killers, and I can think of Casino Royale, Full Metal Jacket, and No Country For Old Men off the top of my head. The first two Harry Potter films will also soon be getting "Ultimate Editions" after only a year and a half or so of being out on BD, and I know there are more than a few other double dips I've seen out there that I'm just not thinking of right now. I've been burned enough times in the past that I pay VERY close attention to such things now, and BD hasn't shown any signs at all of being immune to the disingenuous practices that the studios have used so often with their DVD releases. The format is newer, and so they are still putting a lot of their efforts into releasing their back catalogs, but even if the double dip scam isn't as widely spread amongst BD right now it is definitely still alive and well, and sure to only grow as time goes on.

Posted on Nov 28, 2009 6:26:40 PM PST
Thanks for posting this question. The answer has made me decide this really isn't worth about $20. I'll wait for the price to come down or a better edition.

Posted on Dec 5, 2009 7:32:28 PM PST
Goodfellas is another example of a Blu-Ray double-dip. The 20th Anniversary Edition will be released on February.

Posted on Dec 7, 2009 2:58:38 PM PST
Just a quick note, Angels and Demons was labeled as a 2-Disc special edition blu-ray but it actually had a 3rd disc that was the digital copy with the first 2 being blu-ray discs. Although, I don't think that's the case for Inglourious B's; however, studios are starting to get better about the digital copy disc.

Posted on Dec 9, 2009 7:56:44 AM PST
R. Spizer says:
Has anyone actually seen the blu-ray disc of this yet? I was wondering about the quality...

Posted on Dec 10, 2009 12:36:21 PM PST
another double dip is T2

Posted on Dec 15, 2009 7:39:52 PM PST
if you buy it at best buy you get a 3rd disc with an hour long interview with Quentin but if you get it anywhere else the 2nd disc is the digital copy

Posted on Dec 16, 2009 5:49:54 AM PST
El Piloto says:
I'm confused. Will I be able to view this movie on my 'regular' DVD player? I don't have a Blue Ray gizmo.

Posted on Dec 16, 2009 8:24:56 AM PST
El Piloto if you buy the movie on blu ray then you must have a blu ray player

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2009 1:37:52 PM PST
El Piloto says:
Thanks. It was the inclusion of a "2nd disc" which I suspected might be designed to play the movie on a regular DVD player that confused me. However, I figured out how to contact a Support Person and she told me the movie was also available as a regular DVD also, under a totally different item number. Having clicked the link on an email they sent me, this other option never presented itself. All's well....

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2009 11:03:19 AM PST
RMurray847 says:
"another double dip is T2 "

I think the Terminator films, over the years, are not just double dips, but INFINITE dips. How many versions of T2 have there been!!

Posted on Jul 18, 2012 3:32:53 AM PDT
Xen says:
I know I'm late to the party. I would like to add that despite the inevitable double dips, it doesn't always mean a better version will come through. Sometimes they release inferior versions. Spiderman trilogy being one example. The original release was great and then they downgraded the audio in the rerelease from what I've read.
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