Go Back   Forums @ The Digital Fix > Entertainment Discussion Forums > DVD and Blu-ray Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 31-07-2008, 11:39   #1
thescrounger
Trusted User
 
thescrounger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Kent
Posts: 19,802
Thanks: 93
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Star Wars -The Clone Wars Blu-ray

I see Amazon have some artwork up although it says it's provisional. Probably not an indicator of any other Star Wars releases on BD, but who knows.
thescrounger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 12:33   #2
jroadley
Trusted User
 
jroadley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Aylsham, Norfolk
Posts: 5,399
Thanks: 85
Thanked 133 Times in 69 Posts
Just a bump to say that AmazonUK are pumping this out for a rather reasonable £14.98

Can't find it cheaper anywhere*

*Now there's a challenge for you all!
__________________
Jonathan Roadley

Last edited by jroadley; 07-10-2008 at 12:33.
jroadley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 12:40   #3
Mr Majestik
Trusted User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: In a pineapple under the sea.
Posts: 15,783
Thanks: 8
Thanked 387 Times in 222 Posts
Be warned it is very very very very bad though.
Mr Majestik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 12:52   #4
ourmatetone
PSN/XBL/Steam: tone217
 
ourmatetone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Chelmsford
Posts: 15,398
Thanks: 208
Thanked 153 Times in 99 Posts
No interest in this myself but I hope the BD release is successful. It might convince Uncle Georgie to release the holy trilogy.
ourmatetone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 14:50   #5
Guest 12934
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 7,253
Thanks: 35
Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by AKPiggott View Post
No interest in this myself but I hope the BD release is successful. It might convince Uncle Georgie to release the holy trilogy.
I can't see it being a very big seller, it flopped at the cinema.
Guest 12934 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 15:00   #6
hookbeak
Poor, poor you.
 
hookbeak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Beverley, UK
Posts: 9,091
Thanks: 90
Thanked 199 Times in 132 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by horseflesh View Post
I can't see it being a very big seller, it flopped at the cinema.
What signifies a flop ?

$62,653,585 worldwide takings, and it was made as a TV show a cost of $1 million an episode - multiply by 3 (3 episodes) = $3 million - which means it's made back it's budget x 20. Then add in the merchandising and this movie was incredibly profitable.

Technically it's a *huge* hit as it's made it's money back many, many times over.
hookbeak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 15:11   #7
Roberto
OMG! it's full of stars!
 
Roberto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Londoner
Posts: 16,916
Thanks: 867
Thanked 600 Times in 252 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Majestik View Post
Be warned it is very very very very bad though.
Wasn't that bad to be honest, better than ep1 anyway
__________________
Saddam✓Osama✓Gaddafi✓Kim Jong-un☐Justin Bieber☐
Roberto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 15:12   #8
GAmbrose
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 11,735
Thanks: 5
Thanked 86 Times in 69 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by hookbeak View Post
What signifies a flop ?

$62,653,585 worldwide takings, and it was made as a TV show a cost of $1 million an episode - multiply by 3 (3 episodes) = $3 million - which means it's made back it's budget x 20. Then add in the merchandising and this movie was incredibly profitable.

Technically it's a *huge* hit as it's made it's money back many, many times over.
I'm sure they spent a considerable amount on the marketing budget though.

Gary A
GAmbrose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 15:19   #9
hookbeak
Poor, poor you.
 
hookbeak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Beverley, UK
Posts: 9,091
Thanks: 90
Thanked 199 Times in 132 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by GAmbrose View Post
I'm sure they spent a considerable amount on the marketing budget though.

Gary A
Quite true, however that budget is also marketing the TV show and the toys just as well, no matter which way you look it at - it's very profitable.
hookbeak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 15:32   #10
Guest 12934
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 7,253
Thanks: 35
Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by hookbeak View Post
What signifies a flop ?

$62,653,585 worldwide takings, and it was made as a TV show a cost of $1 million an episode - multiply by 3 (3 episodes) = $3 million - which means it's made back it's budget x 20. Then add in the merchandising and this movie was incredibly profitable.

Technically it's a *huge* hit as it's made it's money back many, many times over.
Fair points, in that sense it was "profitable" but far from a big box-office hit.
That's all I meant; it's earnings for a Summer blockbuster were very meagre, particularly for a Star Wars release.
It's made far far less that Speed Racer ($93m) which is constantly derided as the biggest flop of the year.
Guest 12934 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 15:39   #11
Spooky_uk
XBL/PSN : SPOOKYVILLE
 
Spooky_uk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 15,962
Thanks: 0
Thanked 80 Times in 46 Posts
seems its true then, if you polish a turd long enough it will turn blu.
Spooky_uk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 15:54   #12
hookbeak
Poor, poor you.
 
hookbeak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Beverley, UK
Posts: 9,091
Thanks: 90
Thanked 199 Times in 132 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by horseflesh View Post
Fair points, in that sense it was "profitable" but far from a big box-office hit.
That's all I meant; it's earnings for a Summer blockbuster were very meagre, particularly for a Star Wars release.
It's made far far less that Speed Racer ($93m) which is constantly derided as the biggest flop of the year.

Quite, but speed racer cost $120 million - so it was a flop in all counts as it hasn't even made back it's budget.

I don't really think it's fair for anyone to lump clone wars in with the other star wars releases - it's clearly more of a niche interest and aimed *directly* at 8 year olds - whereas Star Wars generally is aimed at "the whole family".

Most people didn't even know it was being released - or what it was. I think there is no denying it could have done better at the box office, but i don't think anyone involved will be upset at the huge profit it's generated.
hookbeak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 22:47   #13
Niceguygeoff
I Do Deny Them My Essence
 
Niceguygeoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Swanage, Dorset
Posts: 10,176
Thanks: 129
Thanked 49 Times in 30 Posts
Definitely buying this. Has the TV show already started in the States?
Niceguygeoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2008, 08:20   #14
hookbeak
Poor, poor you.
 
hookbeak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Beverley, UK
Posts: 9,091
Thanks: 90
Thanked 199 Times in 132 Posts
it started Friday last week - two episodes aired with one a week from now on. There's a thread in the TV forum about it.
hookbeak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2008, 09:04   #15
Guest 46205
Trusted User
 
Guest 46205's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 887
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I watched the two eps and all I can say they were dire. What a load of rubbish.

Do not give Lucas the money, avoid the movie.
Guest 46205 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2008, 09:06   #16
ourmatetone
PSN/XBL/Steam: tone217
 
ourmatetone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Chelmsford
Posts: 15,398
Thanks: 208
Thanked 153 Times in 99 Posts
Didn't realise the show had started. If it turns out to be popular, then the blu/DVD could do a lot better than this did at the cinema.
ourmatetone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2009, 21:47   #17
bibmcfeck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,112
Thanks: 4
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Is the UK release of this locked to region B?

Thanks
bibmcfeck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2009, 22:22   #18
Walrus Man
Trusted User
 
Walrus Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Fareham, Hants, England
Posts: 5,200
Thanks: 9
Thanked 14 Times in 8 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by bibmcfeck View Post
Is the UK release of this locked to region B?

Thanks
This is a Warner Bros. release in the UK, nothing on the packaging about regions, so I'm guessing it is not-locked.
Walrus Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2009, 22:53   #19
bibmcfeck
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,112
Thanks: 4
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Ok thanks
bibmcfeck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-03-2009, 11:13   #20
Guest 69172
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have to say I thought the film was very good - much better than the last three live action films.
Guest 69172 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
Blu-ray Disc, Star Wars: Clone Wars

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Star Wars film out this summer! The Clone Wars Mr Majestik Film Discussion 214 06-11-2008 15:20
Risk - Star Wars Clone Wars Edition board game - £9.99 instore at Woolies Kevin Bargain Forum 1 07-07-2006 19:33
Star Wars Clone Wars S1: Chapter 1 Thoughts Please **Spoilers** Guest 10252 Television Discussion 36 14-11-2003 13:07

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:26.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018 Poisonous Monkey Ltd. Part of The Digital Fix Network