Steven Spielberg's landmark "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" is coming to DVD ($40) and Blu-ray Disc ($50) on November 13, four days shy of the 30th anniversary of its 1977 theatrical opening.
$40 and $50 Are you kidding me? It's a good movie but its not that good.
Didn't know Spielberg had Lucas Syndrome!
i'll stick to my older dvd copy thanks
Maybe for Indiana Jones, but not for Encounters.
But the price they put on was rediculous. A DVD for $40 bucks is a no no for me.
One of my all time favourite movies. Thats a little steep though.
I never understood the hype surrounding it :( The ending was pretty corny.
You have to take into account the fact that it was made in 1977. It came out the same year as Star Wars so the whole extra terrestrial, out out of this world thing was huge at the time. For a movie 30 years old to still have any relevance today says a lot about the movie. Like I said before. It's good but not $40 or $50 good.
Three movies on one Blu-Ray disc. Others will follow suit.
think that this is going to make any kind of doffernece. People here believe that the Wii is a fad. I hate the Wii as much as the next person, but you can't deny people wanting it. People try to say is going to be a fad, just in case you didnt know, the PS2 wasn't the most powerful gaming device last year. People buy based on price, nothing else, just price. Thats why when the PS2 became slim and $150 you couldn't find one. Whichever company comes to the $150 price is going to win, it doesn't matter how good the games are. If this sounds bad it is becuase I have been drinking.
*****You can't seriously think that this is going to make any kind of doffernece. People here believe that the Wii is a fad. I hate the Wii as much as the next person, but you can't deny people wanting it. People try to say is going to be a fad, just in case you didnt know, the PS2 wasn't the most powerful gaming device last year. People buy based on price, nothing else, just price. Thats why when the PS2 became slim and $150 you couldn't find one. Whichever company comes to the $150 price is going to win, it doesn't matter how good the games are. If this sounds bad it is becuase I have been drinking.***** I'm glad you typed that you have been drinking because what you said had nothing to do with this topic. lol! Anyway it was a good laugh so I will give you + bubble.
this has so much to do with gaming and tech...
Blu Ray is technology, is it not? so this is indeed tech. Blu Ray is also built into *EVERY PLAYSTATION 3 console. so it is connected to gaming also, as some of us bought a PS3 because it: 1.) Plays games (yes, there are plenty to enjoy for now, with more on the way) 2.) Plays High Definition Blu Ray discs (i'm a movie buff, so i love to watch films. once you see a movie in HD, it's hard to go back) 3.) Surfs the net. 4.) Plays music. 5.) Is backwards compatible with my PS1 and PS2 library, so i don't have to have multiple consoles fighting for slots on my tv. 6.) Can make nice-nice with my PSP, so i can show people my vids and drawings, anywhere where there's a Wi Fi connection. Speaking of which: 7.) Has built in Wi Fi adaptor, so i don't have to buy a separate router, just to plug in my PS3, when the 3 computers, X Box 360, PS2, PSPs, and the other PS3 are all connected to the internet (which is to say, most of these devices are connected, wired, to the net at all times). see, some of us bought a PS3 for more than just *GAMES, despite our obvious love for gaming. i mean, if you just wanted a games console, buy a 360 or Wii, instead of b*tching about what Sony is *OFFERING consumers with the PS3. remember: it's completely *OUR choice whether we buy a PS3 or not, Sony isn't putting a gun to *ANY of our heads and saying: "Buy a PS3 or else!" it's really rather simple: if you don't want something, don't buy it. if you want it, but can't afford, just wait until you can (ie, price drops, etc), but don't sit there, arms crossed, brow furrowed, and pout about it. $500 is indeed a lot of money to ask, but the PS3 is not just a gaming console. it is much, much more, and a $500 price tag is rather a deal, if not out of the reach of a lot of people. the price, however, will come down. we *KNOW this for a fact, but us Americans tend to have this incredible urge to whine and complain about something *UNTIL it changes, then whine and complain about how long it took to change when it does. or maybe that's *EVERYBODY, i don't know. there are some of us that find this news very, very interesting (i don't go around to a thousand different sites a day, so finding a story about movies, music, games, etc, in one place, is very convenient). *edit - on topic, i think the pack is expensive, but it's pretty cool how it will recognize the three different versions of the films, and splice the appropriate footage for each cut accordingly. it's a cool feature. and the fact that three said versions of the film fit on just *ONE Blu Ray is impressive, especially considering that it will be remastered in HD.
Those seem high, but those are just the list price; when it actually hits shelves it will probably be for $10-$20 less on each of those. For example: the list price on 300 is $34.99 on DVD and BluRay, and $39.99 on HDDVD. Check with your favorite retailers for their prices; if there's not at least $10 difference between the list and selling price, you need to find a new store to shop at. Amazon has it for an average of $12 less than list for example, and it will probably be about the same at brick and mortar stores. Encounters is likely to still be a bit expensive, yes, but it won't be selling for $40 and $50 dollars at most stores.
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