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Re: Iron Giant

Post by Ben » March 28th, 2016, 3:14 pm

Yeah, but the word here was that they were two additional scenes added *to* the SE...

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Re: Iron Giant

Post by droosan » March 28th, 2016, 4:12 pm

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition is currently on store shelves, on DVD .. and it has no added scenes beyond what was shown in theaters, last year (it doesn't have the documentary screened at WonderCon, either, obviously).

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Re: Iron Giant

Post by Ben » March 28th, 2016, 7:49 pm

...which leads me to believe that on top of the three minutes added to the SE for showings last year and the current DVD, that an "extra minute or so" has been added since then, in the form of two additional but briefer moments.

We shall see when the Blu-ray hits this summer...

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Re: Iron Giant

Post by Randall » March 29th, 2016, 1:14 am

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Up for preorder at Amazon! Finally, WB gives the film some respect!!! :)


http://www.amazon.com/The-Iron-Giant-Bl ... PDKIKX0DER

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Re: Iron Giant

Post by droosan » March 29th, 2016, 2:14 am

Cool-looking boxed set! I didn't realize an 'art of' book would be included. :)

I have the japanese 'art of' book, which dates from The Iron Giant's theatrical release in Japan:

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My copy has been signed by Brad Bird, Tony Fucile, and other members of the IG crew .. at various events, over the years. 8)

Despite the 'Complete Book' title, it's actually more of a 'mook' (a japanese borrowed-word combination of 'magazine/book'). Its brisk 98 pages are mostly taken up by a full-color 'photo-story' version of the film and fluff splash pages devoted to each of the main characters. There's also a few pages of 'fan art' for the film by japanese artists. A brief black & white section devoted to production designs and model sheets (reproduced, for the most part, in microscopic scale) takes up the few remaining pages.

So, it's not the greatest 'art of' book. Still, it's the only one the movie had, until now.

It's nice to see Warner Bros accord this movie respect, indeed! :mrgreen:

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Re: Iron Giant

Post by Vernadyn » March 29th, 2016, 4:08 am

Well, if the Amazon specs are to be believed, the Ultimate Edition "Art of" book is an even brisker 32 pages…. Still, it's quite a stellar package.

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Re: Iron Giant

Post by Ben » March 29th, 2016, 4:34 am

Randall wrote:This.
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Gee-whizz!!

Wow...was not expecting that, or that it would be so nicely done.

We get this and a new art book (different to the briefer one that will be in this set)!? Looks like they got someone new in at Warner Video, and maybe we'll see some decent editions for other overlooked films. But this is hugely welcome, especially since it had looked like WB had stopped putting out these kinds of bigger packaged sets.

And the release date? Well, that's my birthday sorted! Pre-ordered! :)

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Re: Iron Giant

Post by Dacey » March 29th, 2016, 9:35 am

September 6th? That's a week after my birthday. Meaning it's a week too late. ;)
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Re: Iron Giant

Post by Dacey » April 7th, 2016, 12:19 pm

If you missed out on The Iron Giant in theaters last year (which most people did), you may have another chance to see it. The Signature Edition will be part of Regal's summer movie program. Admission is only a dollar (although you'll be surrounded by noisy little kids, so there is that).

http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express
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Re: Iron Giant

Post by ShyViolet » September 24th, 2016, 10:54 am

Filmmakers find vindication in movie's delayed success:

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Re: Iron Giant

Post by Vernadyn » September 24th, 2016, 6:24 pm

I didn't notice any new footage on the Blu-ray that wasn't in the theatrical Signature Edition. Still, I recommend this purchase to anyone, even those who have the DVD. It carries over all the supplements from the DVD (except the WB version of the theatrical trailer and the storyboard versions of the added scenes). Thankfully, it allows you to watch the "Behind the Armor" featurettes without having to watch the whole movie.

The real attraction, of course, is the new documentary, The Giant's Dream, directed by Anthony Giacchino (brother of composer Michael and director of the special features of Mission: Impossible--Ghost Protocol). Starting off with on overview of Bird's early life and career (including a tragic event in his life that I wasn't aware of and adds poignant context to The Iron Giant's premise), it eschews talking heads in favor of vintage footage and cartoons drawn by Teddy Newton.

The disc also includes a vintage "Making of" special clearly made for TV (with Vin Diesel bumpers marking the commercial breaks). It's primarily EPK in nature, but it is pretty much the only place on the disc where you can see the voice actors (even if most of their responses are of the canned, vapid variety.)

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