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Nice Box, Bad Disc, But There's Hope
on September 9, 2012
The box itself is amazing! There are lots of compartments holding the various discs & items. The two small comparments could have been used more efficiently though. For example, some exclusive pins or a replica of the time turner could have been included. It's not as if there wasn't any room left in these compartments.
Most of the discs are fine, except for The Philosopher's Stone. The first disc, which is supposed to have the theatrical AND extended versions of the movie, ONLY HAS THE THEATRICAL VERSION. Also, instead of a digital copy disc of The Philosopher's Stone/The Chamber of Secrets, my set had 2 copies of The Prisoner of Azkaban/The Goblet of Fire.
These disc issues have tarnished my enjoyment of this set. I have the extended version on DVD (from the UCE set), but that's not the point. It was supposed to be included in this set, and it's not. For the price I paid, I expect all the discs to be present and to have the content as advertised.
*** UPDATE - Sep 25, 2012 ***
I received a replacement set from Amazon with all of the correct digital copy discs.
As for the first disc of The Philosopher's Stone which only has the theatrical version...there IS hope. Warners has acknowledged that there IS an issue and are working on creating new discs. Contact Heather.Borg@warnerbros.com for details on how to receive a new disc.
All in all, this box set is pretty amazing. It's just annoying that there were issues with the discs.
*** UPDATE - Oct 26, 2012 ***
I received a replacement disc from Warner Brothers for The Philosopher's Stone. This new disc has BOTH versions of the movie, plus the In-Movie experience.
If you've purchased this set and disc 1 of The Philosopher's Stone only has the theatrical version, just send an e-mail to the address mentioned above, and you should get a replacement disc within a month or so.
All is right with the world again...