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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020

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THAT’S TOO MUCH MONEY FOR THAT

EDIT: did the math and it works out to ~$36/movie. Absolutely insane. Short of the OOT, i can’t begin to conceive what kind of special features it would need to have to justify that price.

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“The saga will end.”

“If you err it is not for me to punish you. We are punished by our sins not for them.”

— Elbert Hubbard

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joefavs said:

THAT’S TOO MUCH MONEY FOR THAT

EDIT: did the math and it works out to ~$36/movie. Absolutely insane. Short of the OOT, i can’t begin to conceive what kind of special features it would need to have to justify that price.

I’ve got news for you - the Marvel Best Buy exclusive set comes with none. It’s only the 4k discs and it was $550. It’s sold out.

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And the fat cats’ coffers swelled three sizes that day.

“If you err it is not for me to punish you. We are punished by our sins not for them.”

— Elbert Hubbard

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digitalfreaknyc said:

joefavs said:

THAT’S TOO MUCH MONEY FOR THAT

EDIT: did the math and it works out to ~$36/movie. Absolutely insane. Short of the OOT, i can’t begin to conceive what kind of special features it would need to have to justify that price.

I’ve got news for you - the Marvel Best Buy exclusive set comes with none. It’s only the 4k discs and it was $550. It’s sold out.

It includes regular 1080p blu-ray copies and there was a bonus disc exclusive to the collection, but yeah, it was still almost 24 dollars per film.

Is that price for the Skywalker set in Canadian dollars or US?

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Probably Canadian. Canadian prices are ridiculously high compared to American.

“If you err it is not for me to punish you. We are punished by our sins not for them.”

— Elbert Hubbard

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If that $329 price is in Canadian dollars, the current exchange rate brings it to $249 American, or just under $28 per film.

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An entire bonus disc for each individual film?

Maybe they’re including the extras from the 2011 bonus discs, just broken up among the individual movies?

Notice I’m trying real hard not to get my hopes up about you know what.

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27 discs??

My theory on what will be included:

UHDs of each 1-9 (obviously), regular BDs of 1-9, and the same bonus discs from before. That adds up to 27.

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Fang Zei said:

An entire bonus disc for each individual film?

Maybe they’re including the extras from the 2011 bonus discs, just broken up among the individual movies?

Notice I’m trying real hard not to get my hopes up about you know what.

I was about to say two bonus discs per film, but then I realized one disc for each is probably just a standard Blu-ray.

The content of those third discs really will be the key. If it doesn’t happen here, I don’t see it ever happening… at least not for a very long time.

Currently, The Last Jedi (the only one of the saga released on UHD yet) just has the bonus features on the Blu-ray while the 4K disc is dedicated to the film. IF they followed a similar approach here, that leaves them with a LOT of room to add extra features on the third disc. If they just split the old extras onto separate discs for no apparent reason other than to “justify” the pricetag because more discs, that will be a huge disappointment. Hopefully at the very least the bonus discs for each film will include a lot more content, both new and old. i.e. Stuff that wasn’t included on the 2011 Blu-rays but was on the DVDs or earlier like Empire of Dreams, From Star Wars to Jedi, etc.

As for the OUT… they could conceivably use the third disc of the OT films for a restored OUT, and shove the other special features onto either that disc or the standard Blu-ray like they did with TLJ. It’s, again, almost definitely our best chance for a long time. I’m just getting nightmares that they will merely stick the GOUT onto the “bonus disc.” Maybe if we’re lucky it will be anthropomorphic this time… In any case if there is an OUT I doubt it will be higher quality than 1080p. They’ll likely want the “canon” and “George-approved” edition to outshine it still, just hopefully not by as much as in 2006.

Ideally, though, they would give us 4K discs of the OUT and use the standard Blu-ray discs of the SE (presumably it will also be the new transfer from Disney Plus rather than the old Blu-ray) to dump the special features. No idea what they’d do with an entire extra disc for each of the prequel/sequel films though.

OR they could simply have two discs worth of special features for each trilogy, three 4K discs of the OUT, plus the standard 4K+Blu-ray versions of each film. That would work out to 27 discs as well. There’s also the possibility of a branching version of the film that only includes two versions of the scenes that are altered, so they could fit both the SE and the OUT on one disc. I doubt that will happen, or if it’s even feasible given the number of changes, but with the Disney Plus color grading I would not mind it one bit.

I still am not getting my hopes up… but with this many discs at this price, it damn well better have the OUT in at least HD quality. If not, I am done with Disney Wars. If what I’ve read about Rise of Skywalker is true, I am now at the point where I’m ready to write everything other than the OUT off as non-canon and toss every disc that doesn’t include OUT content in this set. If it doesn’t include the OUT, no reason to buy it at all. This will be their last chance to be a massive disappointment, and I would not be surprised if they take it based on their track record so far. On the other hand, it will also be their last chance to finally give us the only thing many of us even want anymore.

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crissrudd4554 said:

27 discs??

My theory on what will be included:

UHDs of each 1-9 (obviously), regular BDs of 1-9, and the same bonus discs from before. That adds up to 27.

No it doesn’t. There were only three bonus discs in the 2011 Blu-ray set, and neither TFA nor TLJ has a bonus disc. The standard Blu-rays of both TFA and TLJ simply include all the special features on the same disc. In TLJ’s case the standard Blu-ray functions as a bonus disc to the UHD for that reason.

So if they just included what’s been released so far, plus ROS and new UHD discs for all the films aside from TLJ, that would only add up to 21 discs.

At the very least they would have to spread everything out to an extra disc per film to get 27 discs. Which would be incredibly inefficient. And I can’t imagine they have enough new features from the sequels alone to make up 6 discs. So we should expect at bare minimum they include a lot more special features for all the films in some shape or form. That may or may not include the OUT.

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I don’t have 4K equipment yet, so I’m mostly interested in the special features and if there will be anything new in there. I imagine that I might replace my Blu-ray collection with something like this in a few years, but for now it seems too expensive. Especially considering that you could get almost 4 years of Disney+ for that money, and watch the 4K versions that way.

It also seems weird to put both the 4K and HD versions in the same massive set. If you have a 4K player you don’t need the HD discs and if you don’t have one you’d only want the HD discs. This way it just makes it unnecessarily expensive and probably physically huge as well.

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Density said:

crissrudd4554 said:

27 discs??

My theory on what will be included:

UHDs of each 1-9 (obviously), regular BDs of 1-9, and the same bonus discs from before. That adds up to 27.

No it doesn’t. There were only three bonus discs in the 2011 Blu-ray set, and neither TFA nor TLJ has a bonus disc. The standard Blu-rays of both TFA and TLJ simply include all the special features on the same disc. In TLJ’s case the standard Blu-ray functions as a bonus disc to the UHD for that reason.

So if they just included what’s been released so far, plus ROS and new UHD discs for all the films aside from TLJ, that would only add up to 21 discs.

At the very least they would have to spread everything out to an extra disc per film to get 27 discs. Which would be incredibly inefficient. And I can’t imagine they have enough new features from the sequels alone to make up 6 discs. So we should expect at bare minimum they include a lot more special features for all the films in some shape or form. That may or may not include the OUT.

I stand corrected although there was a disc for additional extras in the 3D set of TFA. If you wanna count that disc, and perhaps the 3D disc of TFA itself, that’s a possible 23. They may also do 3D discs for TLJ and TROS.

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Density said:

crissrudd4554 said:

27 discs??

My theory on what will be included:

UHDs of each 1-9 (obviously), regular BDs of 1-9, and the same bonus discs from before. That adds up to 27.

No it doesn’t. There were only three bonus discs in the 2011 Blu-ray set, and neither TFA nor TLJ has a bonus disc. The standard Blu-rays of both TFA and TLJ simply include all the special features on the same disc. In TLJ’s case the standard Blu-ray functions as a bonus disc to the UHD for that reason.

So if they just included what’s been released so far, plus ROS and new UHD discs for all the films aside from TLJ, that would only add up to 21 discs.

At the very least they would have to spread everything out to an extra disc per film to get 27 discs. Which would be incredibly inefficient. And I can’t imagine they have enough new features from the sequels alone to make up 6 discs. So we should expect at bare minimum they include a lot more special features for all the films in some shape or form. That may or may not include the OUT.

You’re correct about the 2011 extras, but for both TFA and TLJ the extras were given their own discs. If you’re in a territory outside the US I suppose things might’ve been done differently, though.

It’s the prequels that I’m maybe the most curious about. TPM has been altered the most drastically by far from its theatrical version, but the differences become more trivial once we get to AotC and practically non-existent when we hit RotS. I know there isn’t nearly the same demand for the O-PT as there is for the O-OT, but it would be nice to see those versions officially preserved.

I could totally see Disney streamlining the collection by simply labeling each movie’s third disc “bonus.” That way, if they do include the theatrical I-VI, there won’t be an awkward lopsidedness to the set.

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Fang Zei said:

If that $329 price is in Canadian dollars, the current exchange rate brings it to $249 American, or just under $28 per film.

Which possibly means that the Amazon price could end up as $199 or lower, if there’s a version of this set that is not a retail exclusive. It’s also been my experience that when Star Wars is released on a new format it is an event in itself, and I’ve ended up upgrading my TV and sound system each time, in 2004 and 2011 respectively. That said, I’m hoping that Star Wars coming out on 4K UHD will increase the number of new buyers
to the 4K UHD format.

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Sir Ridley said:

I don’t have 4K equipment yet, so I’m mostly interested in the special features and if there will be anything new in there. I imagine that I might replace my Blu-ray collection with something like this in a few years, but for now it seems too expensive. Especially considering that you could get almost 4 years of Disney+ for that money, and watch the 4K versions that way.

It also seems weird to put both the 4K and HD versions in the same massive set. If you have a 4K player you don’t need the HD discs and if you don’t have one you’d only want the HD discs. This way it just makes it unnecessarily expensive and probably physically huge as well.

if you don’t care about quality then, sure, you could get 4 years of Disney+.

Remember, you own nothing with Disney+ and you’ll have to subscribe for the rest of your life to get those movies. AND you have to hope they don’t ever remove those particular movies.

I’ll never understand anyone’s interest in something that’s streaming only. That gives the studios the power.

Also, if you look at all 4k releases, they always come with the regular HD versions. Disney never includes any bonus features on the 4k discs, including commentaries. That means that if you want any of that, you have to include the HD disc.

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digitalfreaknyc said:

It’s now been removed.

I think this was the image from the removed link? (likely concept / placeholder art - though you never know):-

 
The Digital Bits had mention of the set here too (and used the same art as above?):-

https://thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/121819-1000
 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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oojason said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

It’s now been removed.

I think this was the image from the removed link? (likely concept / placeholder art - though you never know):-

Nope. Click the link above. It’s gone.

Clearly someone screwed up in a major way.

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digitalfreaknyc said:

Sir Ridley said:

I don’t have 4K equipment yet, so I’m mostly interested in the special features and if there will be anything new in there. I imagine that I might replace my Blu-ray collection with something like this in a few years, but for now it seems too expensive. Especially considering that you could get almost 4 years of Disney+ for that money, and watch the 4K versions that way.

It also seems weird to put both the 4K and HD versions in the same massive set. If you have a 4K player you don’t need the HD discs and if you don’t have one you’d only want the HD discs. This way it just makes it unnecessarily expensive and probably physically huge as well.

if you don’t care about quality then, sure, you could get 4 years of Disney+.

Remember, you own nothing with Disney+ and you’ll have to subscribe for the rest of your life to get those movies. AND you have to hope they don’t ever remove those particular movies.

I’ll never understand anyone’s interest in something that’s streaming only. That gives the studios the power.

Also, if you look at all 4k releases, they always come with the regular HD versions. Disney never includes any bonus features on the 4k discs, including commentaries. That means that if you want any of that, you have to include the HD disc.

I give this all the likes.

“If you err it is not for me to punish you. We are punished by our sins not for them.”

— Elbert Hubbard

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DuracellEnergizer said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

Sir Ridley said:

I don’t have 4K equipment yet, so I’m mostly interested in the special features and if there will be anything new in there. I imagine that I might replace my Blu-ray collection with something like this in a few years, but for now it seems too expensive. Especially considering that you could get almost 4 years of Disney+ for that money, and watch the 4K versions that way.

It also seems weird to put both the 4K and HD versions in the same massive set. If you have a 4K player you don’t need the HD discs and if you don’t have one you’d only want the HD discs. This way it just makes it unnecessarily expensive and probably physically huge as well.

if you don’t care about quality then, sure, you could get 4 years of Disney+.

Remember, you own nothing with Disney+ and you’ll have to subscribe for the rest of your life to get those movies. AND you have to hope they don’t ever remove those particular movies.

I’ll never understand anyone’s interest in something that’s streaming only. That gives the studios the power.

Also, if you look at all 4k releases, they always come with the regular HD versions. Disney never includes any bonus features on the 4k discs, including commentaries. That means that if you want any of that, you have to include the HD disc.

I give this all the likes.

😃 😃 😃 Thank you 😃

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Does not include Rogue One, yet uses a very Rogue One image for the box. Named “The Skywalker Saga”, yet does not use any Skywalkers on the box. Huh.

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timdiggerm said:

Does not include Rogue One, yet uses a very Rogue One image for the box. Named “The Skywalker Saga”, yet does not use any Skywalkers on the box. Huh.

How is that not a Star Wars image at least as much as it’s a Rogue One image?

TV’s Frink said:

I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.