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Old 05-12-2011, 03:30   #1
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Spider-Man Trilogy (blu) question???

Thinking of buying this now that it's a better price. I had it before (paid a ridiculous amount for it!) but Spider-man 2 was still the UK cut version, minus the headbutt! Pretty sure it was about 2007/2008 I bought it and I have since read that the BBFC waived the cuts in 2009. Has anyone bought the UK trilogy set recently and can confirm that the headbutt is in Spidey 2? Thanks!
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Old 05-12-2011, 21:00   #2
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I bought this set in June 2009; if you give me the time code I'll check for you. Of course, it may be the old version...
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:55   #3
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Wouldn't surprise me if this set got re-issued as a special edition when the new film comes out. Sony region code their catalogue titles don't they? If so, I don't imagine they'll get Spidey 2 reclassified.
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says uncut

http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparison....php?fid=11722

i have this as well and will double check though

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Old 06-12-2011, 21:09   #5
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Spidey 2 is an odd beastie. The Blu-ray features 2 versions of the movie, and the 2007 UK disc I've just had a look at has the headbutt present and correct in the theatrical version, but the extended 2.1 edition has the punch-for-headbutt substitution as per the BBFC cut version.

Actually, I seem to remember something about 2.1 having the substitution everywhere, even in the US, so the current UK Blu-ray is as it should be.
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Old 22-02-2012, 16:33   #6
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Hi forumites, just resurrecting this thread 'cos I've noticed that new Blu-ray editions of the Spidey films are coming out in June to tie in with the new movie.

I've had a look around t'internet and can't find any info on them... I'm just wondering if they'll be super-duper new remasters or not as I am thinking of investing in the existing trilogy set. Anyone know? Not fussed about new extra features, I just want the best pic and sound quality.

Ta in advance.
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I had no idea they were releasing new versions, although it comes as no great surprise with the new film just around the corder.

IMO Spidey 1 and 2 look good but not great, as they're quite grainy films and it doesn't translate all that well on those early-ish Blu-ray encodes, looking more like video noise than grain. New encodes could well improve that situation, although I doubt there'd be a massive difference between old and new.
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I'll go out on a limb and say they'll just bung the old discs in a shiny new box with some added promotional guff for the new film.
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I'll go out on a limb and say they'll just bung the old discs in a shiny new box with some added promotional guff for the new film.
No !! Surely not - no self respecting studio would do that.



But then again.......

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No !! Surely not - no self respecting studio would do that.



But then again.......
Just look at Paramount, even the recent 4th Mission Impossible film did not encourage them to remaster the old crap BDs of the earlier 3 films. Poor PQ and NO lossless audio.

Just a new box at a higher price !
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Just look at Paramount, even the recent 4th Mission Impossible film did not encourage them to remaster the old crap BDs of the earlier 3 films. Poor PQ and NO lossless audio.

Just a new box at a higher price !
They have done new masters of Mission Impossible 1-3 with AVC encodes and DTS-HD audio it's just they haven't released them in the UK or US but they are available in Hong Kong, Brazil and several European countries.

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They have done new masters of Mission Impossible 1-3 with AVC encodes and DTS-HD audio it's just they haven't released them in the UK or US but they are available in Hong Kong, Brazil and several European countries.
Do you know anyone selling these ?
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Do you know anyone selling these ?
To answer my own question this is out in Scandinavia. Now to track down a copy
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It might just be worth holding on, malcy. Just because the remastered versions haven't been released over here (or in the US) doesn't mean that they won't be, not least with the inevitable MI:1-4 boxset yet to come.

I rushed in and bought the HK versions of the remastered 1-3 for a lot of money, when in hindsight I should've just waited.
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It might just be worth holding on, malcy. Just because the remastered versions haven't been released over here (or in the US) doesn't mean that they won't be, not least with the inevitable MI:1-4 boxset yet to come.

I rushed in and bought the HK versions of the remastered 1-3 for a lot of money, when in hindsight I should've just waited.
Thanks for the advice. Currently in Sweden, pity virtually all the high street DVD retailers have closed here, but will be in Denmark next month. Is around £25 for the three film boxset there (so similar current price to the crappy UK version, although has been much lower in previous packaging) or £10 each. Plus Copenhagen has a number of DVD retailers in the city centre

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I thought I heard that the Scandinavian version didn't include the remastered version of MI3, so buyer beware. It'd be worth checking the threads over at blu-ray.com.
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I thought I heard that the Scandinavian version didn't include the remastered version of MI3, so buyer beware. It'd be worth checking the threads over at blu-ray.com.
The Scandinavian set does include the remastered MI3 with AVC video and DTS-HD audio, I believe its the best set worldwide at present because the first 2 films also have special features whereas the Hong Kong set does not.

Certain European countries have had sets released which only contain remastered versions of the first 2 films though so they are the ones to avoid.
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Ah, thanks for the clarification. When I ordered the HK set I thought it had the extras so I was a bit miffed when it turned up and the films were barebones.
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The Scandinavian set does include the remastered MI3 with AVC video and DTS-HD audio, I believe its the best set worldwide at present because the first 2 films also have special features whereas the Hong Kong set does not.

Certain European countries have had sets released which only contain remastered versions of the first 2 films though so they are the ones to avoid.
Got the Swedish set for SEK200 (around £20) as currently working in Stockholm.

What you say matches the sleeves which are 3 normal plastic cases in a card box. All 3 film are DTS-MA but only films 1 and 2 have extras, although 3 may have a commentary. Can't play them until I get home
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The third film just has a commentary, the extras would have been on the 2nd disc but they haven't included it.
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