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Children Of Men DVD Amnesty

  • 01-04-2007 5:01pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 43,455 ✭✭✭✭ Basq


    Upgrade your vanilla disc to the special edition for free.

    As noted in this month's Empire magazine - May Issue of DVD REVIEW (on page 14):
    The film has been re-released as a 2-disc special edition featuring documentarys, deleted scenes etc.

    Universal is offering you the chance to trade in your vanilla disc for the new special edition.

    All you do is send your copy (no ex-rental or pirate copies) along with a self addressed jiffy bag stamped to the value of 70p to:

    CHILDREN OF MEN DVD AMNESTY
    PO BOX 188
    WOODFORD GREEN
    ESSEX
    IG8 7RW

    Offer valid until June 30th 2007
    Should do this more often!


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,005 Creature


    May I ask what a vanilla disc is? Is that just the standard 1-disc no-frills edition that came our first?


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,455 ✭✭✭✭ Basq


    Creature wrote:
    May I ask what a vanilla disc is? Is that just the standard 1-disc no-frills edition that came our first?
    Yep.. exactly.

    Vanilla means just the film on a disc with no extras. One that really gets me is advertising "Interactive Menu" as a special feature! Wow-eeeee! :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,005 Creature


    basquille wrote:
    One that really gets me is advertising "Interactive Menu" as a special feature! Wow-eeeee! :eek:

    Lol yeah that always made me laugh.

    Anyway thanks for clearing that up. I might just give this a go. Any idea why they're doing this? It sounds a bit dodgy..

    Edit. April Fools day just realised :/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,280 ✭✭✭✭ Karl Hungus


    Creature wrote:
    Edit. April Fools day just realised :/

    I'd laugh if someone actually did post off a DVD, only for them to find out no such offer exists, and they just lost themselves a DVD. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,455 ✭✭✭✭ Basq


    As much as i'd like to take credit for this, it IS actually in Empire this month.

    And if it is indeed an April Fool's joke on their part, it's a bit underwhelming to say the least.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,404 qwertplaywert


    would have been a great offer though


  • Registered Users Posts: 886 randomchild


    Its in dvd review too, which is a competitor to empire's sister magazine.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,280 ✭✭✭✭ Karl Hungus


    Heh, I'm hold onto my skepticism untill tomorrow, and see what happens.

    Anyone here going to take avail of this offer?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,739 Jello


    Yeah just checked Empire and it's on page 31 - apparently Alfonso Cuarón found out the DVD had no exras and didn't like the cover when he saw it on sale in Woolworths, so he encouraged Universal to release this special edition.
    Good offer though, think I might send away for it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,578 ✭✭✭ BopNiblets


    What's a jiffy bag? :p

    That sounds like a good deal, if true.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,217 ✭✭✭✭ monkeyfudge


    Jello wrote:
    Yeah just checked Empire and it's on page 31 - apparently Alfonso Cuarón found out the DVD had no exras and didn't like the cover when he saw it on sale in Woolworths, so he encouraged Universal to release this special edition.
    Good offer though, think I might send away for it.
    Yeah. It really was a sh*te looking cover alright.
    1871204m.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 ✭✭✭ eamon234


    Alfonso Cuaron shops in Woolworths!!!??? I love it:D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,346 KdjaCL


    When DVD 1st came out Armageddon was on 2 discs (had to change disc during movie) whoever made it replaced those with a 1 disc version in the same way as above.


    kdjac


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 17,684 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ixoy


    If it is true... how do we avail of it? If we send a S.A.E it will have an Irish stamp that won't be valid from the UK...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,982 ✭✭✭ ObeyGiant


    Just thought I should point out that, although basquillte posted this on April Fool's Day, it comes from the May issue of Empire. So I'd doubt this is a prank.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,982 ✭✭✭ ObeyGiant


    Also, a bit of Googling reveals that the PO Box is owned by "Capricorn Services", who have been used by Universal for some of their DVD offers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,455 ✭✭✭✭ Basq


    One or two reports of it actually arriving here


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,005 Creature


    Well it seems legit but I'm gonna opt to be the coward here and wait for someone else to do it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,708 ✭✭✭✭ Necronomicon


    So....is it real?? I was really pissed when I walked into Virgin and saw the special ed, I bought the crappy 'vanilla' version when it came out what, only 2 months ago, if that? :mad:

    And, as noted in Empire, the cover did make it look like a pirate dvd.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 17,684 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ixoy


    Anyone know how to send a S.A.E for Ireland if we send the DVDs to the UK then?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,961 ✭✭✭✭ boneyarsebogman


    I was really annoyed when I saw the cover when it first came out. Such an amazing film, great poster design, and then they brought out a really shoddy looking cover!

    Wow, only just the movie on the disc? I'm really glad I didn't buy it when it first came out so.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,814 ✭✭✭ lukin


    Such an amazing film

    You think so? I thought it was utter rubbish, and most people I spoke to said the same.


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,455 ✭✭✭✭ Basq


    lukin wrote:
    You think so? I thought it was utter rubbish, and most people I spoke to said the same.
    I'll let Cox-sy take this one:



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,614 ✭✭✭ The Sparrow


    basquille wrote:
    I'll let Cox-sy take this one:


    haha classic and so true!:D :D:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,762 ✭✭✭ s8n


    Is this offer still running ??


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,561 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    13 years later?

    Of course!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,415 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    s8n is on quite a necro-bumping spree!


    The end times are surely upon us now!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,828 ✭✭✭ Arciphel


    :pac: Feels more like we are living inside the movie at the moment, not sure I could sit down and watch it


  • Registered Users Posts: 38,249 ✭✭✭✭ Guy:Incognito


    s8n wrote: »
    Is this offer still running ??

    Only one way to find out ...........


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,762 ✭✭✭ s8n


    Only one way to find out ...........

    I'll wait until after lockdown and the postal delays


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