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Old August 29 2013, 11:51 PM   #166
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

Other than not buying the discs, is there any way to complain about this?

Does J.J. have any say over the poor presentation of his film on the home video market?

Is he aware of this?
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Old August 30 2013, 12:00 AM   #167
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

Check this out.

This guy M. David Melvin (the producer of the VAM on the discs) says this situation was not all Paramount's doing....

https://twitter.com/MDavidMelvin
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Old August 30 2013, 12:13 AM   #168
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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I heard that all the film's special features are been split into different DVDs of the film. Apparently screenrants reports that if you want to get all the special features you have to buy all the dvds which will cost you $85.

how cute (SCARSAM) for Paramount to rip off Trek fans.
Remember, this is the same studio who had the balls to charge fans $100 for the VHS release of STV:TFF.
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Old August 30 2013, 12:19 AM   #169
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

serenitytrek1 wrote: View Post
I heard that all the film's special features are been split into different DVDs of the film. Apparently screenrants reports that if you want to get all the special features you have to buy all the dvds which will cost you $85.

how cute (SCARSAM) for Paramount to rip off Trek fans.
Why complain? It's been that way for years now for pretty much every movie.
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Old August 30 2013, 12:21 AM   #170
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

HaplessCrewman wrote: View Post
Check this out.

This guy M. David Melvin (the producer of the VAM on the discs) says this situation was not all Paramount's doing....

https://twitter.com/MDavidMelvin
Suggesting that it is probably Bad Robot's doing. Which would tie in with that report that BR was disappointed that they weren't allowed to exploit Star Trek merchandising as much as they wanted to.
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Old August 30 2013, 12:37 AM   #171
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

I have absolutely no intention of buying this film until they release a complete version of the disc. I'm NOT paying twice, no matter how hard they try to make me. I'm sure a complete version will be out in a year or so. Will be interesting to see how the sales go for this with what we know.
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Old August 30 2013, 01:09 AM   #172
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

Tosk wrote: View Post
HaplessCrewman wrote: View Post
Check this out.

This guy M. David Melvin (the producer of the VAM on the discs) says this situation was not all Paramount's doing....

https://twitter.com/MDavidMelvin
Suggesting that it is probably Bad Robot's doing. Which would tie in with that report that BR was disappointed that they weren't allowed to exploit Star Trek merchandising as much as they wanted to.
Wow. You really think this is tied into BR's plan to re-brand all of Trek with the 2009 film? What fuels your speculation?
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Old August 30 2013, 01:46 AM   #173
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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serenitytrek1 wrote: View Post
I heard that all the film's special features are been split into different DVDs of the film. Apparently screenrants reports that if you want to get all the special features you have to buy all the dvds which will cost you $85.

how cute (SCARSAM) for Paramount to rip off Trek fans.
Remember, this is the same studio who had the balls to charge fans $100 for the VHS release of STV:TFF.
Where was I for this?
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Old August 30 2013, 01:51 AM   #174
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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Remember, this is the same studio who had the balls to charge fans $100 for the VHS release of STV:TFF.
I would call that "adding insult to injury".
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Old August 30 2013, 01:56 AM   #175
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

Or this is Abrams' parting FU to CBS/Paramount over the merchandising brouhaha by sabotaging the home video release. "Yeah, let's see you make money off me now." And judging by the growing outrage, I'd say it's working.
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Old August 30 2013, 01:59 AM   #176
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

trekker670 wrote: View Post
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serenitytrek1 wrote: View Post
I heard that all the film's special features are been split into different DVDs of the film. Apparently screenrants reports that if you want to get all the special features you have to buy all the dvds which will cost you $85.

how cute (SCARSAM) for Paramount to rip off Trek fans.
Remember, this is the same studio who had the balls to charge fans $100 for the VHS release of STV:TFF.
Where was I for this?
It's quite possible that they did charge that much for the VHS release. But it also wasn't unusual. I used to work the video stores during the heyday of VHS, and most videos were not sold to customers, they were sold to video rental stores. Of course, the studios had to have a price in case an indivisual did want to buy a video, (because it wasn't illegal for a customer to have a chance to buy it) but it was always prohibitively expensive that no one would actually do it, but the studios could say it was available. Their target was the video stores, and the stores would be able to get the tapes in larger quantiitues at almost no cost, but they'd have to return commisions on every rental for quite a long time. I knew about this because our store was small and my boss, who owned the store, didn't go that route and would have to pay the customer price for VHS's.. his benefit was that he didn't have to send these companies any money back for rentals.

Remember all of this was before WalMart became an easy place to buy movies cheap.
So yes, Paramount probably did have a hefty tag for that movie, but you have to have some historical context.
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Old August 30 2013, 01:59 AM   #177
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I just cancelled by preorder too. The movie was good, but definitely not worth $80 for a release they've thrown together as a means of ripping off fans. I may pick up the phaser separately (it's been available for years, so it's easily available on ebay) and if I want to watch the film I'll get it through other means, unless they release an edition with the complete set of features.
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Old August 30 2013, 02:04 AM   #178
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

The situation with the extras is quite disappointing, but I'm surprised it riled up enough people to see demands for boycotts. For me, the real clincher would be if they skimped on the visuals and audio, which is the reason I buy blu-rays in the first place.

How else would you watch the movie if not buying it on home video?
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Old August 30 2013, 02:06 AM   #179
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Illegal downloading.
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Old August 30 2013, 03:21 AM   #180
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I just cancelled by preorder too. The movie was good, but definitely not worth $80 for a release they've thrown together as a means of ripping off fans. I may pick up the phaser separately (it's been available for years, so it's easily available on ebay) and if I want to watch the film I'll get it through other means, unless they release an edition with the complete set of features.
Agreed. I've got the blu-ray / DVD combo pack on preorder, and I might just cancel and pick up the DVD version--if that. I've got the I-tunes version, not sure if it's worth the extra money for a hardcopy if there's nothing extra to be gained.
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