JCC Question About U.S. "Highlander" Steelbook Blu-Ray

Discussion in 'Community' started by Moviefan2k4, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Moviefan2k4 Force Ghost

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    Does anyone know the details for Best Buy's steelbook Blu-Ray released on November 24th? The current American disc has a really crappy transfer, and I'm hoping this new edition is a port of the much better UK release.
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  2. Darth Guy Chosen One

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  3. duende Force Ghost

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    well from what you've told me i know it is in a steelbook and **** that and **** best buy.
  4. Moviefan2k4 Force Ghost

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  5. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    The case looks the same. [face_dunno]
  6. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Senate thread.
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  7. Moviefan2k4 Force Ghost

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    What does politics have to do with this?
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  10. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    The US release is superior in every way.
  11. Saintheart Chosen One

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    (1) There are still DVDs?
    (2) People still buy them?
  12. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Blu-rays aren't DVD's the same way DVD's aren't CD's. They're all optical discs of the same physical size (for easier backward compatibility, I think) but they're not the same thing. Blu-rays have vastly superior video and audio quality compared to anything you can stream or download over the internet (because uploading or downloading an entire BD without compressing it more would be insane). If you actually like a film or television program, Blu-ray is by far the best way to watch it at home. That's why people "still" buy them. And they can be really cheap if you're patient and wait for sales.
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  13. Saintheart Chosen One

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    (1) There are still Blu-Rays?
    (2) People still buy them?
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  14. Moviefan2k4 Force Ghost

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    Are you talking about this one? It got a medium rating for video quality in the Blu-Ray.Com review, which is why I haven't grabbed it.

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  15. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Sssshhh!
  16. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I am sorry, for I don't understand the question.
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  18. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I'm talking about the one with the holographic cover.
  19. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Yes to both questions.
  20. Moviefan2k4 Force Ghost

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    I'm not aware of one like that in the States, just the standard cover and the recent steelbook. The original "Highlander" is one of my faves, but I didn't want to settle for a poorly-done release or spend tons to import from the UK. That's why I want to know the details about the Best Buy steelbook.
  21. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I hope you're lining up a namedrop list for your 5 year anniversary in a couple of days.
  22. mrsvos Force Ghost

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    Haha...hey, you people that met my daughter at CVI, she told everyone I named her after Heather from this movie. 'cause it's true
  23. Moviefan2k4 Force Ghost

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    Actually, I didn't start posting regularly here until a few days ago. I started accounts at several forums a few years back, then forgot about most of them.
  24. Moviefan2k4 Force Ghost

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    Sad news, folks: the Best Buy steelbook is just a repackaging of the 2010 U.S. release. I was able to tell by the menu, which only includes Russell Mulcahy's commentary and a few deleted scenes without audio. By contrast, the UK version included a new interview with Christopher Lambert, plus a 3-part documentary. :(
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