Well, I don't think that a BR of Make Way For Tomorrow is technically useful...peerpee wrote:Thanks Zot!
Things are changing fast. Criterion and the BFI have really pushed the boat out and been wonderfully brave with their Blu-ray releases. We're lucky that we're in a position where we can ditch dual releases for Blu-ray only (although we are doing dual for M and METROPOLIS). I think it will be a while before Criterion and the BFI can safely ditch DVD.
And when I look at their That Hamilton Woman DVD, I can't even imagine looking at it in HD on a 40"+ TV.
Or maybe all these scratches and glitches are better in HD, I don't know.
Of course. The movie is the most important. People who are willing to pay $100 for the same movie they can have with the regular edition for $20, who are they ? Hardcore fans. The added-value has to be as important as the amount of stuff they want to learn about the movie itself.peerpee wrote:The problem then would be piracy, which would seriously devalue the limited edition originals, which would have to come with a ltd edition Taschen style book just to hold their value.
It's like when you have a single-disc edition, a 2-dicer, and a 4-dicer + documentary + book + OST.
If you just want the movie, just get the movie. The more you like it, the more you are willing to pay, but the more stuff you need to get in order to justify the investment.
I don't think I'm learning anything new to anyone here.
But generally speaking, for regular editions like MoCs, I personally think that a simple 60 pages booklet is enough for a nice edition, or perhaps, some nice packaging like Wild Side has done lately with their Sin City or 36th Chamber of Shaolin HD release. They don't need to be materially huge. Value should not be counted as the amount of paper, cardboard or plastic used for the release but in the care put in the release. It's like the extras for some movies. Some try to fill the package with tons of useless bonuses, when others just know that quality is the best.
Plus, I don't remember the NIN material CDs going with a 600 pages book in order to justify the money spent, but they still managed to do a huuuuge amount of money, even if it was legally possible not to buy the material editions...
Anyway, I find Taschen books really cheap. In France, it's like 20€ for a decade book. It's just amazingly cheap.