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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 2009-11-16, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Star Trek (2009 Reboot) On BD & DVD: Nov. 17, 2009

As mentioned in this main Digital Home site article, the Star Trek (2009 Reboot) movie comes to retailers tomorrow in a variety of Blu-ray and DVD packages.

Looking at sales flyers and the sites of many Canadian retailers there appear to be several editions of each, from basic to added-feature or enhanced packaging versions.



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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 2009-11-16, 09:37 PM
 
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Will be picking up my 'Steelbook edition' from Future Shop tomorrow.
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I just posted about the pricing for this in another discussion, so I won't repeat the details.

Is anyone going to start a discussion in the Digital Deals section about where to get this movie cheap?

Having had a quick look at Futureshop and Bestbuy, it looks like they are deliberately not carrying the same items. FS has far more options, and BB is more expensive but does not have the same items, so you can't price match.

Is FS the only one with the steelbook?
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Anyone know if there is a chance of getting stuff like this at a major discount during the US Black Friday sales?

Sorry if this seems like the wrong area for such a query - I am asking specifically about this movie. I am guessing that a general disucssion of Black Friday deals does belong in the Digital Deals area.
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I remember reading somewhere that Future Shop has exclusive rights for 'Steelbook' versions in Canada. That's why you don't see them elsewhere.
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The 3-BD set I got at BB today came with a plastic model of the Enterprise, with the saucer section flipping open to where the BD discs are stored. Only BB has that version in Canada, from what the store's display said.

The model is cheap and kind of tacky, but if the package is never opened or unwrapped, cheap and tacky goes a long way with Trek memorabilia collectors in the years to come.

The movie itself is on Disc 1, while Disc 2 contains over 3 hours of special features, and Disc 3 is for iTunes or WMP users to download a digital copy of the movie with the supplied serial code. I'll be picking up a proper DVD/BD case for putting the BD discs into.



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Picked up a BR 3 disc copy in the USA today for 1 cent less than a 20.

Much better than the CDN pricing. The Canadian retailers and studios need to smell the coffee quickly..........

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Just finished watching Star Trek with my wife. We both enjoyed it. PQ and AQ were good. Well done Paramount.
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I bought the regular 3 disc edition at Best Buy and it had 2 copies of disc 2 in it, no disc 1. Taking it back today and hope they have more copies.
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Picked up a BR 3 disc copy in the USA today for 1 cent less than a 20.

Much better than the CDN pricing. The Canadian retailers and studios need to smell the coffee quickly..........
Never used to be that kind of price difference Canada vs US. I remember looking at some Bluray in the States and they were more expensive even without the exchange factored in. Never saw Star Trek anywhere yesterday in Canada cheaper than $29.99 some places $34.95, what is it gas?
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Although I loved this movie, and really want to rush out and buy it, I have to wonder about something......

It has been released at a good time for the Americans, what with the Thanksgiving shopping binge only a few days away.

However, most major movies seem to be released in yet another version, "Director's Cut" or "Unrated Cut" or somesuchlike, just a short while after the initial release.

I wonder if this will happen with the Star Trek movie as well?
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Question

Has anyone noticed that its a quieter soundtrack (very dynamic though)? I had to crank the opening 10mins up 10dbs to match other discs that I watched - its Dolby TrueHD (or is something weird going on with my setup?)

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Please keep all discussions on the movie and blu-ray edition. If you want to discuss cheapest price etc, use the Digital Deals forum



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watch for the shot with R2D2 in it!

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However, most major movies seem to be released in yet another version, "Director's Cut" or "Unrated Cut" or somesuchlike, just a short while after the initial release.
I wouldnt say most...even then, considering those terms mean almost nothing these days, I wouldn't be too worried about picking it up now.

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