Quantum Single vs Two-Disc Editions


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Initial post: Jan 29, 2009 4:18:15 PM PST
Jem says:
Single-Disc DVD Special Features:

"Another Way to Die" Music Video
Theatrical Trailers

Two-Disc Special Edition DVD Special Features:

Includes all of the above single-disc content plus additional bonus features:

"Bond on Location" 24-minute special feature
Start of Shooting
On Location
Olga Kurylenko and the Boat Chase
Director Marc Forster
The Music
Crew Files

Blu-ray DVD Special Features:

Includes all of the above two-disc special edition content in spectacular hi-definition.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 3, 2009 8:31:47 PM PST
B. Dobie says:
Thanks for the FYI.

Note to everyone else: I couldn't find any info. on any commentaries on either edition, so I'm going to assume that there is no commentary tracks.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2009 5:12:39 PM PST
Gruagach says:
Can we assume the transfers are the same? The only difference is the extras?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2009 5:16:55 PM PST
Jem says:
The press release did not specify, so I would assume yes. But, I dont' know for sure.

Posted on Mar 17, 2009 1:48:47 PM PDT
Garu29 says:
Now I don't know which one to get! But I'm not blown away by the bonus features.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009 5:30:27 PM PDT
M. Bigg says:
I think its an absolute disgrace this kind of low-level marketing ploy - bye the single edition (No proper Features) & later the "Special Edition" with arguably quite ordinary features. I think its an insult to fans both new & traditional - shame, pathetic shame! To market this way indicates to me that they're not confident the product has the legs to stand as a proper, fully-feautured edition.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009 5:30:50 PM PDT
M. Bigg says:
I think its an absolute disgrace this kind of low-level marketing ploy - bye the single edition (No proper Features) & later the "Special Edition" with arguably quite ordinary features. I think its an insult to fans both new & traditional - shame, pathetic shame! To market this way indicates to me that they're not confident the product has the legs to stand as a proper, fully-feautured edition.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009 8:42:06 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 20, 2009 8:44:44 PM PDT
Studios love to double, triple and even quadruple dip on getting us to purchase the same movie time and time again. I think we're just about guaranteed a fuller 'ultimate' edition with commentaries and deeper special features in about a year or so...about the time the next Bond film is released (like they did with the 3 disc Casino Royale last year) or Sony releases all the Bond flicks in a another complete 'ultimate' box set. The thing is, can a real Bond fan hold off purchasing that long?

Posted on Mar 26, 2009 10:43:16 AM PDT
Major flaw of 2-disc edition: store pricetag stickers won't come off the slipcover!!! if you hate having the pricetag on the cover, like I do, well it ruins the collectible slipcover if you try taking it off!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2009 11:30:35 AM PDT
Jem says:
I REALLY hate that as well! Luckily, most of the time Amazon doesn't put them on, but occasionally... That happened to me with the Troy Deluxe Collector's edition - it was an expensive set in an awesome box but the stupid advert label ripped it.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2009 1:10:57 PM PDT
but amazon usually doesnt ship the movies in the slipcover, you just get the plastic case.
and it you do happen to get the slipcover included, it always has some damage from the shipping

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2009 1:35:37 PM PDT
Jem says:
It is odd how they don't always provide the slipcase. I wish they did. Sometimes I get it, sometimes not. Mine have never been damaged, but then again I am very quick to send things back for being poorly packaged so maybe that has made an impact. I buy a ton of DVDs and books from them. And usually the price cut is worth doing without the slipcase.

My main issue is with studios lately charging $6-7 more for "special 2 disc editions" that have maybe an hour of extras if that. It used ot be "special" meant more than just paying more! I didn't buy the 2-disc Quantum, Dark Knight or for Wanted because the extras were so thin. Yet, the Sweeny Todd (and from what I have heard Clone Wars) 2-disc was totally worth it. That's one of the reason's I search for DVD specs on new releases to post in discussion so fans have a chance to make an informed decision - because I've been burned one too many times.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009 9:07:55 PM PDT
i picked up a copy of the 2-disc at Fry's Electronics. the sticker was a pain to get off, but in the end it all come off, but still left a little "stain" on the slipcover.

the bane of my existance lol. these damn stickers!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2009 1:28:55 AM PDT
AH-1Z says:
As much as I resent double-dipping, I think M. Bigg's criticism is off-base here. They're releasing the Regular and Special Edition at the same time. So, if you just want the movie you can just buy that. But, if you want the special features, you don't have to re-buy, you can pay $6 extra and get the SE from the get-go. They're giving you the choice, not double-dipping.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2009 7:09:25 AM PDT
Jem says:
I what M Bigg was implying is that they will likely release another version sometime down the line with more extras - as they did with Casino Royal. They releases the single and 2-disc editions of that film at the same time, and then a few months ago a new 3-disc edition came out. It gets annoying.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2009 9:30:08 AM PDT
Jordan Appel says:
Hollywood always does that, and they will keep doing it.
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