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5.0 out of 5 stars WARNING!!! BLU-RAY PROBABLY WON'T HAVE THE EXTRAS THAT THE AMERICAN RELEASE HAS!!! : THANKS A LOT, PARAMOUNT U.K!!!, 17 May 2012
This review is from: Chinatown [Blu-ray] [1974] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
The five stars is for the film itself, BTW.

Anyone who is thinking of pre-ordering this, beware... there has been news that it might end up a vanilla disc in the U.K. Apparently, the German disc (released by Paramount, just like the U.S and U.K) which has been already been released, doesn't have any of the extras as follows...

Audio Commentary: Screenwriter Robert Towne and Filmmaker David Fincher.

Water and Power (480p, 1:17:50)

Chinatown: An Appreciation (480p, 26:15)

Chinatown: The Beginning and the End (480p, 19:28)

Chinatown: Filming (480p, 25:45)

Chinatown: The Legacy (480p. 9:37)

Chinatown Theatrical Trailer (1080p, 3:20)

I just checked the BBFC website and the only thing they have certificated for the Blu-Ray is the damn menus! (which I am sure are just static with not even Jerry Goldsmith's mysterious score to give it atmosphere!) It's less than two weeks before the release as of now, so this doesn't bode well at all! Paramount U.K have cheaped out on this big time ; it isn't the first time they have done something similar and it won't be the last either!

Luckly, the American disc is Region Free, so there will be no problem with it playing on U.K players, though it's bound to cost more in shipping...

ONCE AGAIN, GO SCREW YOURSELF, PARAMOUNT U.K!!!
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Initial post: 25 May 2012 14:04:26 BDT
sjconstable says:
Unfortunately I didn't see your review, and I've received my pre-order today, and yep there are no extras. I'm so annoyed at Paramount!

Posted on 28 May 2012 09:46:02 BDT
Dave F. says:
"Luckly, the Region A American disc is Region Free,"

Err... this is an oxymoron. If it's 'region free', then it's not 'region A'.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 23:25:19 BDT
I hope you haven't opened it. Just send it back to Amazon. Print a return slip from your computer, tape it to a jiffy bag and you are good to go.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 23:29:44 BDT
Oops... I guess I got a tad overzealous, there... I wasn't in the best of moods when I typed that comment (as you can probably imagine).

I've just edited it.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2012 22:30:10 GMT
A. Wieth says:
Why do you give the product a 5 star rating when Paramount screwed you over? Isn't that a contradiction?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2013 06:47:35 BDT
A bit late, I know... But I said at the beginning of my comments that the five stars were for the film itself. When you rate films on Amazon, the score reflects the film on all formats (Blu-ray, DVD, VHS). If I gave the Blu-ray one star, the VHS and the DVD would also be one star, which I don't think is fair.
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