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.
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 Trailers My Scenes D-BOX Pocket Blu App BD Live - My Scenes Sharing BD Live - My Chat BD Live - My Movie Commentary
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.
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.
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....
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.