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Paramount Unboxes Jack Ryan Films for Blu-ray

anythingwt
06-04-2008, 11:32 AM
From HDD:

Paramount has apparently jettisoned plans to release the 'Jack Ryan Collection' box set on Blu-ray, opting instead to release all four films in the franchise as stand-alone BD releases this July.

Originally announced for HD DVD release last year as the four-film 'The Jack Ryan Collection' (only to be recalled from stores days before its release), Paramount had been expected to ultimately issue a Blu-ray version of the box set.

But word from the studio is to now expect the entire series -- 'The Hunt for Red October,' 'Patriot Games,' 'Clear and Present Danger' and 'The Sum of All Fears' -- to hit stores as individual Blu-ray releases on July 29.

Paramount has yet to issue tech specs or supplement details for the four titles, but expectations are high that the studio will this time include bonus features on the discs (unlike the previously planned bare bones HD DVD box set).

Suggested retail for each of the Blu-ray releases has been set at $29.99 apiece.

Full Read (http://www./news/show/Paramount/Disc_Announcements/Paramount_Unboxes_Jack_Ryan_Films_for_Blu-ray/1796)

I wonder why they are splitting them up. Just for profit purposes?

kamspy
06-04-2008, 01:17 PM
Damn. I just paid $1,100 for the HD DVD set on ebay;)

Joe_news
06-04-2008, 10:59 PM
I think its smart to release it stand alone and later as a box set, everyone will not wants to own all his movies, but if someone has a favorite and wants to see it in Blu why shouldn't they be able to just buy that very one?

Type A
06-05-2008, 12:02 AM
Damn. I just paid $1,100 for the HD DVD set on ebay;)


Wow, you really got me on this one....hook, line, and sinker.:o

anythingwt
06-05-2008, 12:56 AM
I think its smart to release it stand alone and later as a box set, everyone will not wants to own all his movies, but if someone has a favorite and wants to see it in Blu why shouldn't they be able to just buy that very one?

Agreed. It bugs me when just a boxset is released, but you only really want to own 1 or 2 of the titles from it.

It's funny because splitting them up like this works for both the consumer and the studio. The studio probably profits more by selling the titles individually, and the consumer gets the freedom to pick and choose which they want.

Dare
06-05-2008, 08:58 AM
I like it. These are films that are 100% totally unrelated, with different actors and different styles that are only technically related because the main character is named Jack Ryan. (kinda like Batman, only not so much. ;) )

Harrison Ford is cool, but his Jack Ryan movies were substandard. Alec Baldwin was infinitely better. I even liked Ben Affleck's movie. That one went to another level when the nuke blew up, and the movie actually went there. Too often in movies they threaten to blow the nuke and stop it at the last second. Screw that, let's see it happen. :D

I'll throw Harrison Ford a prop. Air Force One kicked ass. :D

HD Goofnut
06-05-2008, 09:02 AM
I am glad they are releasing them separately because I only like the first three. I didn't care for Sum of All Fears at all.

awol
06-05-2008, 09:29 AM
I am glad they are releasing them separately because I only like the first three. I didn't care for Sum of All Fears at all.

I can't really comment on the others as I haven't seen them, but Goofnut. What did you NOT like about Sum of All Fears?? If I remember correctly, it was actually a delayed release at the box office because of it's timeliness to 9/11.

I remember sitting in the theatre (did buy the DVD too, rare for me to buy DVD's), and thinking, OMG this is a perfect example of how this really could happen. Obviously, I was probably thinking this because 9/11 HAD just happened, but regardless, I thought it was (and still is) and EXCELLENT flick.

HD Goofnut
06-05-2008, 09:45 AM
I can't really comment on the others as I haven't seen them, but Goofnut. What did you NOT like about Sum of All Fears?? If I remember correctly, it was actually a delayed release at the box office because of it's timeliness to 9/11.

I remember sitting in the theatre (did buy the DVD too, rare for me to buy DVD's), and thinking, OMG this is a perfect example of how this really could happen. Obviously, I was probably thinking this because 9/11 HAD just happened, but regardless, I thought it was (and still is) and EXCELLENT flick.

I thought the story was well done, but I thought the script was not so good. A good bit of the dialogue just didn't seem right. I felt like the first three films had better written scripts and screenplays than Sum of All Fears.

Dare
06-05-2008, 11:55 AM
I thought the story was well done, but I thought the script was not so good. A good bit of the dialogue just didn't seem right. I felt like the first three films had better written scripts and screenplays than Sum of All Fears.

The script didn't strike me as bad when I saw it. The characters didn't feel like cartoons, the story was easy to follow without any overly egregious plot holes, and it was certainly interesting. But who knows, maybe I'm wrong. I only saw it once at the theater. Maybe I'm not sensitive to those things. ;)

I would definitely buy Red October and Sum of All Fears (when my economy improves). The others, eh, maybe or not.