Event Horizon | Collector's Edition | Limited Pod Packaging

 Product Details

Product Type
DVD

Origin
Sweden

UPC/EAN/Barcode
7332431014206

Distributor
Paramount

Contents
» 2 Disc
» Small Digipack (with plastic slipcase)
» Limited "Pod" Case
» 16 page booklet
» Cardboard flyer (not pictured)

Limitation
Unkwown amount

Out of Print
Yes

Still in Collection
Yes

Purchased At
www.siba.se


 Disc 1

Contents
» Event Horizon (movie)
» Audio Commentary by director Paul W.S. Anderson, and co-producer Jeremy Bolt

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
2.35:1 Anamorphic

Audio
English DTS 5.1
» English DD 5.1
» Czech DD 2.0 surrond
» Hungarian DD 2.0 surround

Subtitles
Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English HoH, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Innish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish


 Disc 2

Contents
» The Making Of Event Horizon (103m 03s)
» - Into The Jaws Of Darkness
» - The Body Of The Beast
» - Liberate Tutume Ex Infernis
» - The Scale To Hell
» - The Womb Of Fear
» Secrets (Deleted Scenes)
» - Deleted Briefing (optional commentary) (02m 49s)
» - Extended Medical Bay Scene (forced commentary) (55s)
» - Extended Burning Man Confrontation (optional commentary) (06m 20s)
» The Unseen Event Horizon
» - The Un-Filmed Rescue Scene (storyboard sequence, forced commentary) (02m 57s)
» - Conceptual Art (forced commentary) (03m 53s)
» The Point Of No Return
» - The Revolving Corridor (forced commentary) (01m 54s)
» - The Crew Gathers (forced commentary) (01m 16s)
» - Shooting Wire Work (forced commentary) (01m 38s)
» - The Dark Inside (forced commentary) (03m 29s)
» Theatrical Trailer
» Video Trailer

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Subtitles
Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English HoH, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Innish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish


 Movie Details

Original Title
Event Horizon

Year
1997

Director
Paul W. S. Anderson

Cast
Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Richard T. Jones, Jack Noseworthy, Jason Isaacs, Sean Pertwee, Peter Marinker, Holley Chant, Barclay Wright, Noah Huntley, Robert Jezek

IMDb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119081/


 Product Photos

 Video Review

 Discjunkie's Comments

Packaging / Design

I'm giving this an 8 just for the wicked look of it. It's a simple idea but it's so unique and quite high quality - I doubt this case will brake by accident but I could be wrong - In any case, I seriously doubt it will ever brake during transit, and that's a big plus. Furthermore I can't see any particular difference reguarding the colour or general design of the "pod" if you compare it to other regions. However, it shoudl be noted that the Japanese release (first pressing) comes with a large outer cardboard box that's not included in any other country.

As for the digipack the artwork itself is just wonderful, mainly taking it's inspiration from the short but memorable and gruesome flashes seen in the film. I really like the square miniture design done on this digi, and it just goes to show you that you don't really need all that cardboard when you got a nice interstellar space-pod to protect yourself.

The hinge-construction used for the hatch-piece is also VERY genuine and much smarter than one would expect, which makes me think that this particular case will just be one of those odd packagings that will last a lifetime.


Disc contents / Extras

The extras are interesting but the rumored unrated cut that was assumed to have been included with this set is nowhere to be found. A big plus for this release is the inclusion of an english DTS-track as well as a large variety of subtitles for both the main feature and the extras.

But there is a problem with the swedish version (just like with the Australian and the Japanese one). Having gone through all the extras myself I can confirm that this release suffers exactly the same flaws as the Australian and Japanese editions (and apart from minor audio and subtitles differences they are pretty much identical in comparing the discs).

So what exactly is the issue here?

Well, it's as simple as it is insane. All the pod editions seem to come with the same special features and they're actually really good features giving a great insight into the making of the film and even offering commentaries by director Paul W.S. Anderson for a lot of the extras...

... BUT ON THIS RELEASE THE COMMENTARIES ARE FORCED! :-O

Okey, stop the tape here cause things are getting very confusing. The Australian/Japanese/Scandinavian pod editions have the same extras as all other pod editions, but unlike the UK edition (for exaple) the commentary tracks on MOST of the extras have been changed from optional to FORCED on these releases. The exception to this is the commentary for the "Deleted Briefing" scene which remains optional and the forced commentaries for the "Point of no return" which are present (and forced) on all releases.

Yeah I know - you need a fucking schematic to figure all this crap out.

So in conclusion. It's a great release but if you're gonna get one of the pod editions I'd suggest the UK version as it features the DTS track AND has OPTIONAL commentary on most of the extras.


Sidenotes

The discs in this edition appears identical to the Australian/Japan release and comes with the same forced commentary track for a number of extras. The UK edition for instance, comes with the same commentary tracks fore the deleted scenes, but on R2UK most of them are optional (!).

Furthermore, the set originally came plastic-wrapped together with a flyer that's not in the picture - the flyer was taped to the back of the pod and just dubbled as a regular backside with some info on the set along with the barcode (the barcode does not appear anywhere else).


 Visitors Comments

Jyri | Location: Espoo, Finland Posted 2011-05-31 (09:31)

I remember being so annoyed about the forced commentary on the extras when I got this.. need to get the UK release one day.

It's still much more annoying the movie itself was basically ruined by removal of ~40mins of violence, gore, character development & subplots to please studio executives.

SiilentMiike | Location: Arizona Posted 2011-01-20 (16:08)

This edition is jaw dropping.

Posted 2009-12-16 (22:17)

LP: This was released all over the world. I looked around and can't find a store that still sell them new. However, if you go to Amazon UK you can find it through their second hand marketplace. And I'm guessing it would also be quite easy to obtain one through ebay. :)

BTW: In the future, if you have questions, feel free to type in your email when you post comments because then I'll be able to EMAIL you an answer to your questions but your emailadress never shows on the site - just a tip so then you won't have to check back and see if I wrote you a reply on the site (cause I'll simply write you an answer through email at the same time as I post my response). :)

LP | Location: Denmark Posted 2009-12-14 (16:54)

Is this edition still available, and if so, where can I get it?

4 comments in total.

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