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1.0 out of 5 stars 2D Blu-Ray and 3D Blu-Ray are separate products, without a reduced price for each, April 11, 2013
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This review is from: Oz the Great and Powerful (Blu-ray 3D + Digital Copy) (Blu-ray)
I sincerely hope that this doesn't become a trend in Blu-Ray, but I'm not surprised that Disney is doing this. The 3D Blu-Ray and 2D Blu-Ray are separate releases. This wouldn't be a huge problem if the cost wasn't the same as previous releases that combine both. But unfortunately they are. Yep, if you want to own both the 2D and 3D Blu-Rays of this movie on Amazon as of now, it will cost you $63.

This benefits no-one, not even Disney, as owning a combination of both 2D and 3D was an incentive for 2D watchers to upgrade to 3D.

If you are wondering why this is such a big deal, or why many reviewers are passionately giving this product one star, just think about the long term effects. Although movie studios are trying to push people to downloading movies, there are still many people who still prefer to buy the Blu-ray versions and are willing to pay for it, because they desire the quality that downloadable content cannot reproduce. If you're reading this review, you're probably one of those people.
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Initial post: Apr 12, 2013 9:36:06 AM PDT
S. Awalt says:
Even more, to date, Disney only provides SD digital downloads! They're such a great studio for the quality they put into their Blu-ray releases, both the films and the bonus features, but why would anyone who invests in Blu want a SD download of anything? Even Universal offers 1080p downloads. Disney needs to step up.

Posted on Apr 13, 2013 4:02:28 PM PDT
N. Heredia says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2013 5:59:23 PM PDT
I don't see the point of "digital copies" at all- even at 1080p, they're still heavily compressed. I don't watch movies on my computer or phone either!

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 9:55:38 AM PDT
P. Naughton says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 1:01:04 PM PDT
I like to own both versions because I plan to upgrade to 3D someday. I currently watch 2D movies until that happens.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2013 5:01:52 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 16, 2013 5:03:48 PM PDT
Wayne says:
Pretty much for the same reasons that DVDs are often included. There are some people who have more than one player/TV and only one is 3D, or one is DVD only, etc. Or people are willing to pay $5 more for a movie that was made in 3D that they saw in 3D so that if they get a 3D system in the future, they will have something to pay and won't have to buy discs all over again.

When I got my 3D HDTV and player, there were a few dozen titles available at most. But the bigger question now is whether it makes sense to buy a 3D system when you have nothing to play on it. I got a system and had one disc. It was a good deal, (holiday special, special mailing for discount using Amazon Visa, bundled with 3D player and two pairs of glasses, etc.) and if I had sold off the player and glasses it would have been a great deal compared to a standard TV. But unless there's a big incentive, I can see why people wouldn't want to spend the extra money for a system when they have no 3D material to play.

One other reason to want both versions, which is not one that Disney would like, is to get the 2D version and an extra disc for a friend or relative with a 3D player.

If I want to watch the movie on more than one TV, I can get away with it since I have a PS3. But if I want to watch it in my car, I have to upgrade to a new car with a 3D player if anybody ever comes out with one.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2013 3:50:48 PM PDT
Dest says:
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Posted on Apr 17, 2013 4:39:20 PM PDT
Lizzie says:
I gave this film four stars, but that was for the story. I agree with you completely.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2013 5:04:19 PM PDT
Wayne says:
Did it occur to you that people without any 3D discs might not want to upgrade to 3D? And why would you say it will be $5? Based on what?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 9:15:03 AM PDT
Mark says:
Hello, so we can watch it in 3D at home and have the regular Blu Ray copy for rooms with out a 3D TV and other times. Both the 2D and 3D need to come together!
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