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Old February 6 2014, 08:12 PM   #16
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness DVD & Blu-Ray Sales

It should be noted that in the realm of Home Theater Media enthusiasts those things matter (as they do to me).

I can totally see people not caring about special features or things like that.

Keep in mind that sites like that and others in that particular subset don't just view the movie and the quality of the film or the transfer, they look at the whole package compared to other released titles.

There has been standards set by other companies and other releases giving the fans more bang for their buck. I've got to agree, in terms of getting getting more bang for your buck STID pales in comparison to even the first JJ film which had a ton of bonus content.

So in saying it was a terrible release, they are just saying compared to the industry standard STID Bu-Ray release was a let down. Still sold a lot of copies, still a great movie, just a let down compared to what you can get (if such things matter to you).
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Old February 6 2014, 08:41 PM   #17
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Yeah, I used to be at HTF but left long ago because of the attitude there.

But the handling of the extras for STID is still a pretty bad indicator of how the studios treat their product and their consumer base. This could have been a contender for Best Bluray, instead of a footnote.
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Old February 7 2014, 12:17 AM   #18
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness DVD & Blu-Ray Sales

Cinema Geekly wrote: View Post
It should be noted that in the realm of Home Theater Media enthusiasts those things matter (as they do to me).

I can totally see people not caring about special features or things like that.

Keep in mind that sites like that and others in that particular subset don't just view the movie and the quality of the film or the transfer, they look at the whole package compared to other released titles.

There has been standards set by other companies and other releases giving the fans more bang for their buck. I've got to agree, in terms of getting getting more bang for your buck STID pales in comparison to even the first JJ film which had a ton of bonus content.

So in saying it was a terrible release, they are just saying compared to the industry standard STID Bu-Ray release was a let down. Still sold a lot of copies, still a great movie, just a let down compared to what you can get (if such things matter to you).
I understand all that, yes, and I did consider it in that context. That given, I suspect that calling it the worst (or even second-worst) Blu-Ray package of the whole year might still be just a teensy bit hyperbolic.
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Old February 7 2014, 01:26 AM   #19
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The question is what do we as consumers expect feature wise on a DVD/BR. Sure some are happy with more a less a vanillia release, others prefer releases loaded with extras. I enjoy listening to commentary tracks, and making of features. In the days when On Demand services you have to want people to go to the expense of buying a DVD/BR, sure I can understand a DVD release being a vanillia release but what the studios should do is load the BR with features so as to get people to migrate to the new medium. Though what I think is more annoying than a lack of bonus features is where they are released as exclusives availble from only a certain retailer. I view that as nothing more than a shameless attempt to rip fans off in the hopes that they'll double or even triple dip.
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Old February 7 2014, 01:46 AM   #20
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Though what I think is more annoying than a lack of bonus features is where they are released as exclusives availble from only a certain retailer. I view that as nothing more than a shameless attempt to rip fans off in the hopes that they'll double or even triple dip.
The retailers actually pay for those exclusive releases (video games have been doing it for near a decade now). They see it as a way to drive traffic to their stores. Based on the fact that Star Trek Into Darkness sold pretty well, I imagine we'll see more similar releases in the future.
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Old February 7 2014, 02:37 AM   #21
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Ya, know...I'll look at a Super-Duper Deluxe Edition with Mega-Extra and drool (IE: The LotR Special Edition Sets). But, then I find once I get it, I barely bother with the Extras, maybe once and sometimes not even that, if you have to play a bunch of stupid games to get to the Extras). Deleted Scenes are probably the most religiously viewed that first time, for me
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Old February 10 2014, 07:29 PM   #22
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Home cinema has been a passion of mine since the late 80's. My wife cringes at the money I'm constantly dropping on upgrading! For me, as an enthusiast, video/audio quality is of paramount importance - bonus content is extremely low on my list of priorities.
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Old March 1 2014, 09:15 AM   #23
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Update:
As of November 17 its combined U.S. sales for DVD & BluRay:

20 Star Trek Into Darkness 27,049 2,356,756 $631,470 $50,585,123 10

Also something that might be of interest to all of you...
http://investor.rentrak.com/released...leaseID=825897

Star Trek was #3 in 2013 for Rentals and Digital Purchases.

According to iTunes, it was the #4 best selling film of 2013.

1. Skyfall
2. Wreck-It Ralph
3. Argo
4. Star Trek Into Darkness
5. Django Unchained
6. Silver Linings Playbook
7. Iron Man 3
8. The Hobbit
9. Identity Thief
10. World War Z

https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/...e?id=763140884 (Warning, may open iTunes)
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