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Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection
« on: April 7, 2015, 10:10 AM »
Finally officially announced:
- Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection Announcement
- Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection Trailer and Vendor list


Is anyone else really tired of buying and rebuying these movies?

I bought the VHS trilogy.  Then the SE versions on VHS.  Then Ep1 on VHS.  Then the SE versions on DVD.  Then the prequel DVDs.  Then the SE versions with the original cuts bonus DVD.  Then the Bluray saga set.

Now, they want to milk me for another $90 for digital copies?   I don't think I can do it.  :-\
« Last Edit: April 7, 2015, 10:38 AM by Jeff »
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Re: Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection
« Reply #1 on: April 7, 2015, 10:29 AM »
The bonus features will be ripped easily and posted online. No real benefit other than the convenience of having it everywhere you go.
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Re: Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection
« Reply #2 on: April 7, 2015, 10:30 AM »
Is anyone else really tired of buying and rebuying these movies?

Now, they want to milk me for another $90 for digital copies?   I don't think I can do it.  :-\

I agree.  And you can also replace movies with certain figures (and update or whatever) and it's still the same.


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Re: Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection
« Reply #3 on: April 7, 2015, 10:45 AM »
And you can also replace movies with certain figures (and update or whatever) and it's still the same.

It wasn't so bad when those resulpts were better figures and only $5-6 each.  Now that we are approaching $12-15 figures... it's a lot harder to rebuy those resculpts over and over again too.  :-\
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Re: Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection
« Reply #4 on: April 7, 2015, 01:37 PM »
Was there any mention of what the new bonus content was?

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Re: Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection
« Reply #5 on: April 7, 2015, 01:52 PM »
Check out the first link for a list, Dave.  New stuff seems to be "conversations" with people involved in the saga and "Discoveries From Inside", which appear to be people looking at things in the LFL vaults - costumes, mattes, props, etc.

Sounds like the content may vary a bit by vendor though...  "*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer"
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Re: Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection
« Reply #6 on: April 7, 2015, 02:28 PM »
While I'm pretty used to the Star Wars franchise milking cash out of fans, this seems... excessive? Especially since the industry standard has moved to Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital combo packs for $20. I mean, didn't they just drop BR/DVD combo packs last year?

Easy pass either way, since I already have different copies of the films on VHS, DVD, BR. If only more people would pass on these, they wouldn't have to release different versions of the films each year.
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Re: Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection
« Reply #7 on: April 7, 2015, 04:17 PM »
The whole rollout of this thing has been bizarre. Hasbro's toy sets spoil the existence of this, for whatever reason, and they announce this a week ahead of what would seem to be the optimum time to announce something like this. The value in buying the movies digitally isn't there for me because like Jeff said, I own every iteration of these films and if I want to watch them anywhere I go,  I guess I can search You Tube or flip on Spike. I saw one of the 'new' featurettes on Collider today, regarding the true color of the Hoth Han parka. This was made out to be some revelation at long last, when the true color (brown, he says, in spite of his Kenner roots) has been acknowledged for years. Decades, really.

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Re: Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection
« Reply #8 on: April 7, 2015, 07:47 PM »
I'm debating buying it.  I didn't purchase the Blu Ray sets due to the changes.  I'll probably wait until the price drops a bit though.
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Re: Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection
« Reply #9 on: April 7, 2015, 11:06 PM »
Yeah, I'm cheap with memory so that alone would keep me from buying these.  I'd not wanting them hogging space on anything I own, even if I were inclined to buy.  I have the BR's, and that's good enough for me.
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Re: Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection
« Reply #10 on: April 8, 2015, 12:52 AM »
If they release the originals in a Blu Ray/Digital format, I'd be the first in line!
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Re: Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection
« Reply #11 on: April 8, 2015, 01:03 AM »
If they released the original edits in BR, I'd buy again.  That's all it'd take.

I'll avoid digital download anything as long as possible.
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Re: Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection
« Reply #12 on: April 8, 2015, 09:41 AM »
I don't believe in buying non physical items that can be taken away at anytime. I'd rather buy the dvd/bluray and rip it for my own digital streaming. $20 for air is pretty high.
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Re: Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection
« Reply #13 on: April 8, 2015, 02:33 PM »
It doesn't work that way on iTunes.  Everything I've purchased there I've been able to re-download through the iTunes store when I've gotten a new computer or iPad.
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Re: Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection
« Reply #14 on: April 8, 2015, 04:58 PM »
+1

When I got a new laptop I was setting up my music on iTunes. I had downloaded a few songs from the iTunes Store but couldn't find them in the music I had transferred from my old laptop. I went on the iTunes Store to find the missing songs and was able to download those previously purchased songs for free.  iTunes recognizes your account and gives you access to those files that you've previously bought for another device.  It just takes a while for the concept to come around. 
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