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5.0 out of 5 stars Rip-off Britain again!, 2 Nov 2009
This review is from: Watchmen - Director's Cut (2-Disc) [Blu-ray] [2009] (Blu-ray)
So we've had the theatrical cut when America got the 'Director's cut'.

Now we get the 'Director's cut' just as America gets the 'Ultimate cut'

What the hell is wrong with film companies? I am sick to death of their attempts to rip us off with dearer prices and inferior extras. With this film they can't use the BBFC as an excuse - it's already an 18!

Five stars to the film, but a bunch of fives to the UK distributors for their ridiculous attempts to try to make people buy the film more than once.

I have deliberately resisted buying this yet. You should too.
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Initial post: 11 Nov 2009 17:57:34 GMT
Does anyone have any idea when we might get the Blu Ray Ultimate Cut pover here?

Posted on 14 Nov 2009 08:28:58 GMT
Here, you dropped this -

- that's right, your dummy; you spat it out.

I always love reading reviews from, supposedly, 'adults' who act like children in a sweetie shop moaning "I want! I want!! I wan't!!!"

Books: the ultimate information delivery system - a 'technology' that never goes out of date and does NOT require another piece of technology in order to play it.

Oh, and talking of 'ultimate'; the 5-disc 'Ultimate Cut' in standard definition is currently only $27/£16 on Amazon.com. So go order it and stop crying your eyes out.

And if you STILL feel the need to complain about such and such a version only available on such and such a technology, well - like I said above - stick to books. A multinational, multidecade technology that never goes out of date!

Happy viewing/reading ;-D

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2009 16:31:05 GMT
what nasty childish person your are sir. the price you listed are for the dvd version not the blu-ray version, which is the one the poster wants. also whats the use of posting prices for amazon.com when they dont deliver to the UK.

please grow up and show some common decency.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Nov 2009 23:17:50 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 19 Nov 2009 23:51:46 GMT
Amazon shouldn't even be posting these 'reviews' because none of them IS a review.

They're rants.

Rants that should be confined to movie forums. Anyway...

Look, first of all guys like our self-professed "Dan The Man" are angry at the US getting the Ultimate Cut as if this is all something new. Anyone who is a fan of the book and/or the movie has known FOR 8 MONTHS that there was always going to be three versions of this movie. Director Zack Snyder made that clear in a press conference - weeks before the movie was released in cinemas - that there would be a Theatrical Cut, a Director's Cut in July and a bells and whistles version containing "Tales of the Black Freighter" at the end of the year. Simple internet searches over the past year would have informed everyone of this.

Okay, let's talk about this 'Rip-Off Britain' thing, ignoring the fact that the British have the world's biggest inferiority-complex and think everyone's in league against them and laughing at them behind their back. In the UK we don't get everything that the US gets because they're bigger than us: it's simply a numbers game.

If you type 'Watchmen Ultimate Cut 70,000' into google's search engine you will immediately find several articles stating that Warner Bros. are only manufacturing 70,000 copies of the 5-disc Ultimate Cut boxset for the US market. Why? Obviously they reckon that there in only enough of a market in the US to justify making that many units.

Now, if you bear in mind that the UK has a fifth of the population of the US (and, as a general rule of thumb, no matter how successful something is in America it stands to reason that it can only ever hope to be a fifth as successful over here) that means that in the UK there is only a big enough market for 14,000 copies of the Ultimate Cut.

THAT is why we don't have it: it is simply not economically feasible, or justifiable, to produce a measly 14,000 units of a 5-disc boxset. In order to make a profit they discounted price would have to be £50, meaning the RRP would be closer to £80. They would have to mass produce half a million, or a full million, copies in order to sell it reasonably cheap.

People are just going to have to get over the fact that we live on an island with a small population, and to accept the drawbacks that that entails. The US is made up of 50 states - 50 countries if you like - all under one banner. The UK is the equivalent of one 'state'. Indeed, the UK is smaller than the state of Texas.

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In reply to an earlier post on 19 Feb 2010 09:01:59 GMT
M. Carter says:
Paul, you've forgotten that we are part of the EU and therefore your point is moot. The distributors could quite feasibly have released an EU-wide version of Watchmen, because it represents a market of more than 300 million people. You may not like that idea, but it is reality.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2010 14:21:29 GMT
A. Needham says:
Just get the import from amazon.com. It's about £20 cheaper there than it is on .co.uk and the great thing is, it doesn't matter if it's from the USA! Blu-rays are region free! :D

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Mar 2010 17:20:36 GMT
Pardek says:
Blu-Rays are NOT region free - there are three A/1, B/2, and C/3. Just Google it. :-)
Not only that, it is getting harder to hack a Blu-Ray player to make it region free.
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