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Old September 11 2013, 06:40 PM   #301
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

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The back of the German 2D steelbook lists the regular special features "and more". I'm gonna find out what that's supposed to mean as soon as I get home!
No extra extras ...
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Old September 11 2013, 07:42 PM   #302
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

I went to Target yesterday but walked out with nothing.

I was disappointed but not surprised to find all their blurays pre-damaged, jammed into security boxes that were too small.

For those who did buy it at Target - were they not damaged like that? Did you not care if they were? Did you just toss the slipcover?

Of course the DVDs were not security-damaged. But they're as valuable to me as a VHS at this point.
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Old September 11 2013, 07:55 PM   #303
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When I bought mine I bypassed the display and went to the media center and found a number of blu-rays in those tiny coffins and the slipcovers were smushed in the top corner. I lookedthrough a few and found one with minimal damage so I picked it up. When I went back up front I looked at the display and the blu-rays were in bigger security boxes so I grabbed one of those and stuck my tiny coffin amidst the bigger ones. Of course I got home and peeled off a sticker and took some of the slipcover off while doing do. Fracking stickers.
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Old September 11 2013, 07:57 PM   #304
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[A] It's the Variable Aspect Ratio version - shifts between IMAX 1.78:1 and Widescreen 2.40:1.

[B] Contains the English Dolby Digital True HD 7.1 soundtrack.

[C] Concerning the stylised "burnt in" graphic subtitles - are they English with player generated German subs? Specifically, I'm referring to the sequence where Uhura is speaking to the Klingons on Kronos, and the Planet Nibiru title at the beginning etc.
Speaking for the German 2D Steelbook version:

[A] No.

[B] Yes.

[C] Yes.
Thanks for the info, Oso! But my intention was to import the German 3D, rip the VAR 2D 1080p stream from the disc (not a fan of 3D) and burn it back to a blank BD.

But - it's all moot now!
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Old September 11 2013, 08:00 PM   #305
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

The only issue I had with the packaging on the one I ordered from Amazon was that the plastic slipcover was slightly warped from the heat we've been having in the area the last several days.
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Old September 11 2013, 09:44 PM   #306
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

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I went to Target yesterday but walked out with nothing.

I was disappointed but not surprised to find all their blurays pre-damaged, jammed into security boxes that were too small.

For those who did buy it at Target - were they not damaged like that? Did you not care if they were? Did you just toss the slipcover?
I actually took a long time going through the copies just to find one that wasn't like that.

Then I open it up at home to find minor warping of the plastic cover on the front of the Blu-ray case...

But I got the stickers off the slipcover without incident...

The best part is that there were no ( zero ) copies of the film in the actual Blu-ray/DVD section at around 2:30 in the afternoon, just in the displays near the front entrance. Some guy was stocking movies, probably hadn't gotten around to it yet. Whatever.
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Old September 11 2013, 11:43 PM   #307
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I received my Amazon Phaser set yesterday with the 3D blu-ray combo set. I don't need the dvd, so I threw it on ebay. The digital copy code I used for the iTunes version, so I get the commentary.

So, I preordered the Best Buy excusive combo pack with slipcover, and a Cinema Now (UV compatible) copy of the movie and an email code for the exclusive content. Since I already got the exclusive content free when I "pre-ordered", the code that came inside for that was also put on eBay, along with the DVD that came with that release. I used a 5$ Best Buy reward cert towards the purchase. It also came with the digital copy code for UV/iTunes that I put on ebay.

And I went to Target to get the exclusive 3D combo pack that came with the bonus Blu-ray of additional special features. I kept that bonus disc, and put on ebay the 3D disc, the blu-ray, and the DVD, along with the digital copy code.

So now, I have the phaser, the Target bonus disc, the iTunes commentary, the Cinema Now exclusive features, a UV digital copy, and of course the 3D and regular Blu-rays.

And with what has already sold and what is selling now, I may have ended up having it cover everything except the added cost of the phaser, which I wanted anyways.

Thanks Paramount, for allowing me to turn your shitty practices around into a small win for the completist in me. I'm sure this is exactly what you wanted.


There really isn't any other response to this post that I can think of. Oh, wait.

No one forced you to buy ANY of this shit. Paramount fleeced everyone because they knew they could and that the fans would pay for it because the fans always pay for it.

All you lovely people who went out and bought the movie and especialy those of you who went to the trouble, as Tommunist seemingly has, to get more than one version of the film don't get to complain about Paramount spreading the extras like this anymore. You're all part of the damn problem, constantly feeding your cash into Paramount's maw no matter what they spit back at you.

Certainly, it's your choice to do so but Paramount doesn't owe anyone anything. It's their property to distribute the way they want to, and as long as they believe we, the nerd-driven completist "gotta catch 'em all" fans will pay for whatever they put out, they're not going to change their business model.

"The fault, dear Braga, is not in our stars but in ourselves."

We have no one to blame but ourselves.
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Old September 12 2013, 12:03 AM   #308
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

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I received my Amazon Phaser set yesterday with the 3D blu-ray combo set. I don't need the dvd, so I threw it on ebay. The digital copy code I used for the iTunes version, so I get the commentary.

So, I preordered the Best Buy excusive combo pack with slipcover, and a Cinema Now (UV compatible) copy of the movie and an email code for the exclusive content. Since I already got the exclusive content free when I "pre-ordered", the code that came inside for that was also put on eBay, along with the DVD that came with that release. I used a 5$ Best Buy reward cert towards the purchase. It also came with the digital copy code for UV/iTunes that I put on ebay.

And I went to Target to get the exclusive 3D combo pack that came with the bonus Blu-ray of additional special features. I kept that bonus disc, and put on ebay the 3D disc, the blu-ray, and the DVD, along with the digital copy code.

So now, I have the phaser, the Target bonus disc, the iTunes commentary, the Cinema Now exclusive features, a UV digital copy, and of course the 3D and regular Blu-rays.

And with what has already sold and what is selling now, I may have ended up having it cover everything except the added cost of the phaser, which I wanted anyways.

Thanks Paramount, for allowing me to turn your shitty practices around into a small win for the completist in me. I'm sure this is exactly what you wanted.


There really isn't any other response to this post that I can think of. Oh, wait.

No one forced you to buy ANY of this shit.
I don't believe he's claimed otherwise.

All he's done here is describe the steps taken to arrive at the set he wanted to own. Yes, it's a bit involved (and more trouble than I would have taken) but as long as he's satisfied with the result, who am I to say he's wrong to have put in the effort?
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Old September 12 2013, 12:13 AM   #309
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I couldn't have said it better or more plainly myself, doubleohfive. And as a matter of fact, I'm not allowed to any more, by decree. It's a good message to those who are still pondering whether to buy or not. Thanks for posting. (But I'd probably leave out the curses that everyone seems to love here, even if quoting and responding to someone who uses them).
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Old September 12 2013, 12:25 AM   #310
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I received my Amazon Phaser set yesterday with the 3D blu-ray combo set. I don't need the dvd, so I threw it on ebay. The digital copy code I used for the iTunes version, so I get the commentary.

So, I preordered the Best Buy excusive combo pack with slipcover, and a Cinema Now (UV compatible) copy of the movie and an email code for the exclusive content. Since I already got the exclusive content free when I "pre-ordered", the code that came inside for that was also put on eBay, along with the DVD that came with that release. I used a 5$ Best Buy reward cert towards the purchase. It also came with the digital copy code for UV/iTunes that I put on ebay.

And I went to Target to get the exclusive 3D combo pack that came with the bonus Blu-ray of additional special features. I kept that bonus disc, and put on ebay the 3D disc, the blu-ray, and the DVD, along with the digital copy code.

So now, I have the phaser, the Target bonus disc, the iTunes commentary, the Cinema Now exclusive features, a UV digital copy, and of course the 3D and regular Blu-rays.

And with what has already sold and what is selling now, I may have ended up having it cover everything except the added cost of the phaser, which I wanted anyways.

Thanks Paramount, for allowing me to turn your shitty practices around into a small win for the completist in me. I'm sure this is exactly what you wanted.


There really isn't any other response to this post that I can think of. Oh, wait.

No one forced you to buy ANY of this shit. Paramount fleeced everyone because they knew they could and that the fans would pay for it because the fans always pay for it.

All you lovely people who went out and bought the movie and especialy those of you who went to the trouble, as Tommunist seemingly has, to get more than one version of the film don't get to complain about Paramount spreading the extras like this anymore. You're all part of the damn problem, constantly feeding your cash into Paramount's maw no matter what they spit back at you.

Certainly, it's your choice to do so but Paramount doesn't owe anyone anything. It's their property to distribute the way they want to, and as long as they believe we, the nerd-driven completist "gotta catch 'em all" fans will pay for whatever they put out, they're not going to change their business model.

"The fault, dear Braga, is not in our stars but in ourselves."

We have no one to blame but ourselves.
"Lighten up, Francis..".

I knew what I was doing, and the extra purchases have now more than paid for themselves, and a few people elsewhere have also gotten stuff they wanted as a result. So, instead of just bitching about not getting the super-release many here would want, I made my own. A successful "enterprise", if you will.

And guess what? I still get to complain and pass judgment on any release I want, much in the same way you have passed judgment on me and declared what "rights" and say I have in the matter, which will have no bearing on my actions in the future.

Funny how that works!

Annnd... To further share with my fellow Trek fans, the first person to PM me will get an unused Digital Copy/Ultraviolet code for the film. The digital copy code will get you the iTunes "enhanced commentary". Now the sheet says the code can only be used for either a UV copy or iTunes copy, but reports are that it will work for both. So whoever gets this, I encourage them to share the unused portion of the code if they don't want it on both formats. Yay community of Trek fans!

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Old September 12 2013, 12:39 AM   #311
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...the extra purchases have now more than paid for themselves...
How have you made a monetary profit from the purchase? I might change my mind if this is actually not hyperbole.
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Old September 12 2013, 12:52 AM   #312
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...the extra purchases have now more than paid for themselves...
How have you made a monetary profit from the purchase? I might change my mind if this is actually not hyperbole.
Well, eBay prohibits selling of digital copy codes, which I didn't know at first, but which I see all the time. So your mileage may vary there. But there are online forums to trade or sell those things elsewhere, I understand.

I sold (or am selling)two Blu-rays of the films, 3 DVDs, and one 3D Blu-ray. At this point, I have more than made the difference of buying the Target and Best Buy exclusives.

Your mileage may vary; I think putting this stuff up right away allowed me to strike while the iron is hot. The Target Cartwheel app saved me 10%, and I had a 5$ Best Buy reward cert that saved me a few bucks.

Any surplus money goes right back to my movie buying fund. Last time I did something similar was when I sold the Target Avengers exclusive content Blu-ray for $20 (I'm keeping my Trek exclusive). Why anyone would pay that much for it is beyond me (I had no reserve on it with a 99 cent start price), when for a few dollars more they could've just bought the entire release themselves...

But look at it this way, many Blus come with a dvd. I'm not going to ever use it, so I give 'em to friends in the real world or online, or in this case, got some coin back... I thought some here would get a chuckle out of the elaborate steps I took to do this. I had the time, and took advantage of the first-sale doctrine.

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Old September 12 2013, 12:59 AM   #313
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

Here's the funny thing when I bought mine:

I picked up the 2D Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital combo from Best Buy (on sale for 19.99 - sticker price $27.99.) I also picked up Season 2 of "Enterprise" on Blu-Ray as well.

Funny thing, when the transaction completed; a message popped up on the cashier screen that I was entitled to a free $25.00 Best Buy gift certificate (which I accepted.) The cashier wasn't sure if it was because I bought both of these items at the same time, or what; but he wasn't questioning it, and I wasn't complaining.

(And yes, I verified I wasn't charged an extra $25.00 on the receipt.)

I do buy Blu-Rays there quite often, so I'm sure I'll make use of the card; so, one way to see it is they gave me STID free and paid $4 and change toward my purchase of ENT Season 2.

Not too shabby.
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Old September 12 2013, 01:29 AM   #314
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness out on Blu-ray/DVD September 10th [spoiler

So wait, there's no way to get the commentary with the Target version (with the download code that comes with that version)? The ONLY way to hear the commentary is to buy the iTunes version?
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Old September 12 2013, 01:42 AM   #315
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So wait, there's no way to get the commentary with the Target version (with the download code that comes with that version)? The ONLY way to hear the commentary is to buy the iTunes version?
No, the UV/Digital Copy code included with any of US STiD releases will allow use to use the code on iTunes which will get you two downloads: the movie itself and the "enhanced commentary" version of the film. Yes, the commentary is iTunes only, but any digital copy code from the Blu obtained anywhere in the US will get you access to it. Can't speak to other nations though...

And like I said above, first person to PM me will get a free code on me! (Too late! Code claimed!)

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