BEWARE: "X-Men Revealed" Wal-mart DVD Is Bogus!

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Do you know what happens to Lightning when he's robbed by Walmart? :cmad:

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I went to Wal-mart to purchase the DVD Combo pack featuring the X-Men Revealed edition. I assumed that I'd be getting a better bang for my buck. On the back of this "Exclusive" DVD packaging it said that I was receiving 50 minutes of interviews with Stan Lee, Brett Ratner, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, and the rest of the X-Men cast, how they landed their roles, and trained physically for them with this film. There was also supposed to be some behind-the-scenes film footage. Cover promo art from X3 was all over the front and back of this DVD package.

Well, I popped the DVD in and--lo and behold--it's a documentary on the X-Men comics; i.e. an interview with Cockrum, Claremont and other X-Men writers and artists. Now keep in mind that the DVD packaging advertised a program named X-Men Revealed. And the disc art itself reflected that too. But it was nowhere to be found. Not one member of this cast was even shown during the program, let alone any film footage.

Annoyed, I took it back to the store and exchanged it for another copy. Took it home. Popped it in. Same fricking outcome. :whatever:

Therefore, I'm warning you guys to be careful when considering purchasing the Wal-Mart so-called "Exclusive" X-Men Revealed DVD. I was jipped twice!

Did anyone else have a similar or different experience?

From Michael Allred:

Michael Allred said:
There is a bonus disc packaged with "X-Men: The Last Stand" at Wal-Mart called "X-Men Revealed." However it is NOT what the packaging claims to be.

On the back of the bonus disc's packaging it says it contains the following:


"Fox Movie channel presents casting session - Director Brett Ratner, Executive producer Stan Lee, Actors Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and many others talk about their experiences in bringing the X-Men movies to the big screen. The actors reveal how they landed the roles, learned about their characters' histories and personalities and then physically trained for the parts that bring X-Men The Last Stand to life.

Fox Movie Channel presents life after film school - Sit in on a revealing, intimate conversation between X-Men The Last Stand producer Ralph Winter and three film students. He shares advice for aspiring filmmakers, insider stories, personal insights and amazing on-set experiences gained during the production of all three X-Men films! "


It lists the running time at 36 minutes.

NONE of that is on the bonus disc. Instead the bonus disc features a featurette running about 1hr and 8min looking at the history of the X-Men comics.

Now I'm sure this is great of fans of the comic book but I bought the 2 pack at Wal-Mart for the behind-the-scenes material for the movie not a look at the comics. Again, the DVD is obviously false advertising. I would've opted for the cheaper single disc if I had known what the bonus disc really contained. I don't know what happened with FOX, if they mispressed the disc with the wrong content or changed their minds about the content and never corrected the packaging but I'm kinda pissed off about it.
 
I've been here reading this forum since X3 started (pre-production till now). I've rarely commented until now.

Yesterday morning, I bought this version of the DVD with the bonus disc. When I popped the DVDs in, I had the Full Screen version with the 21 deleted scenes. The Bonus Disc was nothing like what it said on the back.

I went back to Wal-Mart and got an exchange. They were able to get me just the Single Disc Version Widescreen. I changed my mind on the version I figured that it would have the same content (i.e. 21 scenes).

Boy was I wrong. It had 10 deleted scenes.

This morning, I went back there and exchanged again. Luckily, I got the Widescreen edition with 21 deleted scenes.
 
Welcome to the Hype Side47winder.

I too got the 21 deleted scene package--which was probably the only good thing about this ordeal.

You know what? I hate to say this...but I am really, REALLY disillusioned with this franchise right now. Disgusted actually. There has been so much false advertisement and lies from the get-go on this production--and now we're being misled again with even the DVD purchases. I mean, the DVD by itself was only like $12, but I actually spent $22 for this combo. And for what? A friggin comic book documentary? C'mon!

Seriously--what the hell is going on? All of this false advertisement is a slap in the face...and an insult to their customers and fanbase. Do they honestly think we're stupid?? :o
 
It's really sad isn't it. I think how well put together the first X-men DVD was, and it was only a single disk movie. But for one disk there was tons of stuff on there. Plus the presentation of the packaging, you got the disk in a custom designed cardboard sleeve.

This just seems to be a problem at Fox in general. I was very dissapointed with the presentation of the Fantastic 4 DVD. Although compared to this piece of junk, that DVD looks awesome.
 
This is just TERRIBLE! I would have just asked for my money back, period.
 
You know what, I bought the widescreen version with the bonus disc yesterday after work and went home and watched the movie. I noticed it only had 10 deleted scenes, which surprised me because I had heard that there were at least 20 or so. I then go on here (superherohype.com) and found out from numerous forums and replies that the second disk was bogus, and not only that, but others talked about getting discs with all the deleted scenes (something like 21). I then checked my bonus disc and low and behold, bang, it's the same issue with me. False advertisement. Needless to say, i wasn't happy, especially since I spent 6 dollars more for the bonus disc and not only got a bogus disc but half the deleted scenes were missing. I went back to Walmart today expecting to just get the collectors disc hoping it had the 21 scenes on it but they were out so I got the Widescreen regular disc and guess what....it has all 21 deleted scenes and i got 6 dollars back so it was a better deal. I guess I said all that to say this....don't get screwed people...if you haven't bought it yet, make sure you don't get the bonus disc crap (unless you want comic history and all) and make sure you read up on all of this. There's obviously a big screw up and to me it's just icing on the cake of a badly ended Trilogy. I love X-men but it's left a somewhat sour taste in my mouth since day one of the film opening...
 
Oh yeah, don't be afraid to get your money back or exchange it for a better one.....we have the right to get a complete refund even if the package is open because it's false advertisement. Hope everyone can get what they want....I finally did....thank God.
 
I sincerely hope this is just a huge oversight on FOX's part.

However, I can't shake the feeling that it's a deliberate money-making scheme, because there's no denying the packaging's advertisement. The disc itself matches it. And I just can't believe that someone could frick up the DVD release of FOX's biggest 2006 seller.

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I'm feeling so bovinish right now. :csad:
 
^It won't be considered a screw-up because it will still make buttloads of money. Thus, Fox will be able to justify their own actions.

Just like the movie itself :(
 
That's funny, I coulda swore I started a thread identical to this just yesterday and it was already up to 3 pages and now I cannot find it. Instead I see it replaced with this one (as a sticky no less.)

Do I suck or something? Clue me in people.
 
Thanks ...

Yeah I was just lucky after complaining twice!

$16 for 21 deleted scenes
vs.
$16 for 10 deleted scenes ...
 
Michael Allred said:
That's funny, I coulda swore I started a thread identical to this just yesterday and it was already up to 3 pages and now I cannot find it. Instead I see it replaced with this one (as a sticky no less.)

Do I suck or something? Clue me in people.
There's no rhyme or reason. Don't worry about it. It's... (wait for it)

Just a message board.
 
Thats's bad really bad. flase advertisment.
 
Oh thats really bad, there advertising the wronge thing, shame on then you should send an email or somthing, as its misleading.
 
thank god I didn't buy mine at walmart... yay...But as a graphic Design graduate... What a BAD reputation on Fox's part.

lol..I like how your avvy quickly switches back and forth from scott to jean and so on. LOL ..
 
DarknessOfDeath said:
thank god I didn't buy mine at walmart... yay...But as a graphic Design graduate... What a BAD reputation on Fox's part.

lol..I like how your avvy quickly switches back and forth from scott to jean and so on. LOL ..

thanks I did a couple of copies and like this one more. Your is funny I just read what it says.

Silly advertisment though.
 
Michael Allred said:
That's funny, I coulda swore I started a thread identical to this just yesterday and it was already up to 3 pages and now I cannot find it. Instead I see it replaced with this one (as a sticky no less.)

Do I suck or something? Clue me in people.
He's a mod.


ETA: What's funny is that the advertisement that we've seen for a while says "50 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage"; the actual DVD case says something like only 36 minutes, and the actual disc has 0.
 
triplefive said:
He's a mod.
No, no, no. Ya gotta use ya teeth! Go for tha jugula! Like this:

"Yes, it IS because you suck. You suck at life. BOO THIS MAN!!!"

:D

No, you don't suck, Mike. And I meant nothing that I just said.
 
Michael Allred said:
That's funny, I coulda swore I started a thread identical to this just yesterday and it was already up to 3 pages and now I cannot find it. Instead I see it replaced with this one (as a sticky no less.)

Do I suck or something? Clue me in people.

No. The only thing that sucks right now is this DVD release.

Your post was merged, so actually it didn't dissapear per se. But I found it and I've updated this thread with your findings from last night. Thanks.
 
Wow, this whole situation is rediculous and disappointing. What a slap in the face to fans who supported this production and helped it make the money that it did. I really hope that you guys who purchased the DVD will find some sort of clarity from Fox and an apoligy. I think a few emails and letters need to be written. Everyone is being taken advantage of and people's voices must be heard. Enough Fox! This is enough.
 
I consider the entire debacle that is X3 to be a valuable lesson in disillusionment.

For helping me to understand the importance of not getting one's hopes up, thank you 20th Century Fox. For showing me that financial success is in no way related to creative ability, thank you Brett Ratner. For opening my eyes to the world of false advertising, verbal manipulation, and outright lying, thank you Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn.

I can't see myself getting honestly, genuinely HYPED about a film for the next little while. All will be bitterness and hostility towards the studios... *sigh*
 
Ehhhh. It's just... depressing, really. You try to suck it up and accept X3 for what it is by telling yourself that it was the movie they MEANT to make. Nobody can screw all that up by ACCIDENT.

Then this happens... and you lose faith in mankind. It truly is disillusioning, you know? What's to stop them from screwing up every other franchise I've ever started to like?

What's next, Lost and The Office start to suck? I'll have to shoot myself.
 
Ok, so what do i do? I have the 2disc special, and i only want the 21 deleted scenes. Go to walmart, and get which one????
 

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