Yeah, I've been down this road a number of times. UK box sets, for whatever reason, are almost always ridiculously cheap compared to their overpriced US counterparts. I imported both the Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection and the Universal Monsters Collection when they came out, and saved over $150. Despite the fact that the UK collections had way cooler packaging. And that's not an isolated incident, by any means. haha
Sweet. At least this means I'll be able to pick this up a LITTLE sooner than I would've been able to if I bought the US set.
I would be very surprised if there was any difference whatsoever. The DVDBeaver comparison shows that the discs offer you a choice of language as soon as they go in, so it's almost a 100% certainty that they're the exact same discs worldwide.
Definitely looking to grab it at that price if I can.
I'm pretty sure they are identical. I'm hoping the UK price will hold until I can place an order.
As much as I've clamored for it, Eraserhead will have to wait until the fall B&N sale.
And while I hardly ever watch RZH anymore, I still don't want to part with the T-Cut BD. For collection purposes, I need to have it. The RZH2 T-Cut, I can do without. I'll literally never watch it again.
I'm totally broke, and this is gonna be one hell of an expensive year. Twin Peaks, Halloween, Batman '66...it never fucking ends. haha Though I'm really just thankful that we're finally getting all this great stuff. Still, my bank account can't handle it.
I doubt we'd see 25YOT released on BD. Now that it's OOP, I expect it will stay that way. Though it might be reissued on DVD at some point...probably without the bulk of the extras, though.
As for the Zombie T-Cuts, I don't need the T-Cut of RZH2. And I do have the T-Cut of RZH on BD (from Germany), and will be holding on to it. I have to say that, overall, I prefer it to the D-Cut, if only because it doesn't try to make me believe that Michael Myers walked 150 miles in one night. haha
There may be an issue with the H4 commentary. This is the second time the film has been released on BD without it. Then again, it looks like H4 and H5 are the exact same discs AB already put out, so that may be it. They added more features for H4 and H5 on Disc 15 (both new and recycled extras), but they obviously couldn't put a commentary on there.
Other than that, I'm fine with everything. It'd be nice to get an audio track with Ottman's score, but it was always a long shot. They'd have to reconstruct the audio from the ground up, and that's both costly and time-consuming. I never held out much hope. As for 25 years of Terror...sure, they could have included it, but we already have it on DVD with a whole second disc of extras. Were they supposed to include all that, too? If not, what's the point? To have a doc (that for all I know was shot in SD) on BD, minus the extras from the DVD? No thanks.
Aside from the exclusion of the H4 writer commentary, I'm pretty happy with the announcement. We're getting pretty much everything that exists, plus plenty of new extras. If some fans are complaining, well...fuck them, I suppose. haha With all the work that's been put into this set, anyone bitching is obviously never going to be happy. It ain't like the F13 set, where they not only left off a number of existing extras, but also recycled the old HD masters that they struck for DVD on every single film. I get so sick of the fans who are never satisfied by anything.
I thought it was a nice touch that the press release includes "Presented in its original aspect ratio of 2.35:1" as a Bonus Feature for H20. haha While it's a bit of a stretch to call that a bonus, it definitely shows that they were paying attention to what the fans wanted out of the set.
Why? Just WHY???
I still feel that it's doomed one way or the other. haha But one can always hope, I suppose.
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