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Old 06-24-2014, 08:30 PM   #1601
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I disagree. Super 8's transfer was strong on the retail release - but not perfect. Around a 4.5/5. It might seem silly to spend extra just to reach as close to perfection as one can get to some, but Super 8 is one of my favorite movies of the last few years and getting the release with an almost 10 mbps higher bit-rate will ensure that's the best version I'll ever own. So I would like to get either the rental version (if possible) or the Wal-Mart one, if it's the same situation. I have the UK steelbook (with US discs) and will simply take out the US DVD and put the BD inside with the higher bit-rate transfer.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:20 AM   #1602
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I really love this movie.

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Old 11-13-2014, 04:30 PM   #1603
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It would seem Walmart's movie-only version does look quite better indeed...





http://blurayretailerexclusives.blog...f-super-8.html

... Although we would need higher-res screencaps to be sure.
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Old 12-10-2014, 12:37 PM   #1604
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Default Super 8 Wal-mart exclusive

Any help on where to get the single disc version for international buyers? can't find it on ebay and Amazon only have it used.
The road goes ever on...
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Old 12-10-2014, 12:52 PM   #1605
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Any help on where to get the single disc version for international buyers? can't find it on ebay and Amazon only have it used.
Unless someone on this forum can help you obtain a copy, eBay is your best bet. Keep checking eBay for any listed.

Finding a new/sealed copy will be quiet hard to come by. You will have to settle with a used copy from eBay or amazon.

I got my copy off eBay, used but in like new condition.
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:21 PM   #1606
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Believe it or not, I've seen them pop up from time to time in the Walmart bins.
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:28 PM   #1607
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Believe it or not, I've seen them pop up from time to time in the Walmart bins.
Those guys live in Europe.
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:32 PM   #1608
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The Walmart website lists the exclusive version as having commentary and features, but people here are saying its movie-only. Is the website wrong or did they change it?
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-8-Bl...creen/17688693
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:33 PM   #1609
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The Walmart website lists the exclusive version as having commentary and features, but people here are saying its movie-only. Is the website wrong or did they change it?
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-8-Bl...creen/17688693
Its movie only.

No com or features.
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:35 PM   #1610
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Believe it or not, I've seen them pop up from time to time in the Walmart bins.
Perhaps you could help ZeroY0DA out.

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Those guys live in Europe.
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:03 PM   #1611
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The problem I had with Super 8, which made it a somewhat lesser film in my estimation, is that J.J. clung far too closely to modern Spielberg sensibilities.

The movie has a dark, gritty undertone and the creature is pretty scarey and violent... up until the very last act. It then inexplicably shifts gears and almost becomes a totally different film with a completely different tone. And the ending takes an unnecessary 180 into happy E.T. land. I love E.T., but that ending fit with that movie, not so here.

If J.J. had stuck to his guns throughout and not ended on a "Spielberg's War of the Worlds" with a tacked on "happy ending" that did not fit the movie at all, I might have put Super 8 up there with certain other 80's classics.

And the train wreck did nothing for me since it came across as far too CGI with every bit of wreckage landing precisely where the kids were not. No realism or feeling of danger. I liked The Fugitive's train wreck precisely because it was an in-camera effect with a real train.

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Old 12-10-2014, 04:27 PM   #1612
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Perhaps you could help ZeroY0DA out.



I try to avoid Walmart this time of year for obvious reasons (to us in the states), but the next time I feel brave enough to go in, I'll check it out.
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:22 PM   #1613
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The problem I had with Super 8, which made it a somewhat lesser film in my estimation, is that J.J. clung far too closely to modern Spielberg sensibilities.

Almost as if the film was Executive Produced by Steven Speilberg himself...

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And the train wreck did nothing for me since it came across as far too CGI with every bit of wreckage landing precisely where the kids were not. No realism or feeling of danger. I liked The Fugitive's train wreck precisely because it was an in-camera effect with a real train.

The Fugitive was a "simple" wreck and derailment. Super 8's crash was nothing of the sort, each car had to derail and land in a certain area. Difficult to do even in miniature. I thought the CG by ILM was excellent.
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:55 PM   #1614
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Almost as if the film was Executive Produced by Steven Speilberg himself...




The Fugitive was a "simple" wreck and derailment. Super 8's crash was nothing of the sort, each car had to derail and land in a certain area. Difficult to do even in miniature. I thought the CG by ILM was excellent.
I'll take simple, practical in-camera effects and realism over bombastic, physics be damned, unrealistic CGI sequences any day.
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Old 12-11-2014, 01:56 AM   #1615
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I'll take simple, practical in-camera effects and realism over bombastic, physics be damned, unrealistic CGI sequences any day.

So you want a real train crash that lets loose a real monster. OK then.
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