As we revealed on our Facebook page yesterday, the documentary feature on WWE’s upcoming Edge “You Think You Know Me?” DVD runs 1 hour 50 minutes, according to BBFC.
The entire 3-Disc Edge DVD will have an approximate runtime of 6 hours and 46 minutes. There will be just over 90 minutes of exclusive footage on the Blu-ray edition, which takes that version to about 8 Hours and 18 Minutes.
To compare, “The Epic Adventure of The Rock”, which hits stores next Tuesday, is very similar in length. The DVD is approx. 6 hours and 53 minutes long and the Blu-ray version with bonus content 8 hours and 21 minutes.
According to the schedule we have access to, upcoming WWE PPV events Elimination Chamber 2012 and Extreme Rules 2012 will not be produced on Blu-ray format in North America.
On the flip side, Elimination Chamber is confirmed for Blu-ray in the UK, to be released in May. A few of our readers have sent word that the latest European exclusive WWE PPV Blu-ray, Vengeance 2011, is region free and working on US players. Each release from SummerSlam to Vengeance on BD have been tested region free.
In other Blu-ray news, following the reported problems with Best PPV Matches 2011 with many experiencing issues playing the second disc in the US, it looks like it has been removed from sale at Amazon. Take a look over here and you’ll see there are now only third party sellers offering the Blu-ray edition, not Amazon themselves.
Courtesy of WSS, below is a shot of next Tuesday’s The Epic Journey of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Blu-ray disc.
With thanks to Silvervision.co.uk, here are new video trailers for the DVD/Blu-ray releases of The Best of RAW & Smackdown 2011 and Royal Rumble 2012.
I do have a blue ray player now so I have to check one out .I think the first one I will buy will be the Edge one thanks for the info
if you don’t own a blu-ray player and/or blu-ray discs, I suggest you do asap. You’re missing out. Depending on the quality of your TV, it feels like you’re sitting out in the crowd lol.
God bless Silvervision for making WWE Blu-ray’s that aren’t released here in the U.S. region-free! Can’t wait till Amazon ships “Epic Journey” early next week!
About to watch this bad boy which showed up today…
Gonna write a review for the site so expect to see that fairly soon. 🙂
@Daniel Bee: I’m not too sure the HD part is necessarily the case.
BBFC is a great resource for runtimes and I did a quick search on that site for “Rey Mysterio” (who’s had DVDs released before and after they went to HD):
If you notice the two main sets they’ve released of him, the most recent (The Life Of A Masked Man, which has widescreen footage throughout, and didn’t have a Blu-ray release) is 20 minutes longer than The Biggest Little Man (done in 2007 just before the switch to HD. There have also been other releases which didn’t have a Blu-ray version as well, such as the Nitro set that run close to 9 hours (Nitro goes about 8.75 hours in fact).
Now, all that said, perhaps it’s possible that their videos released on both DVD and Blu-ray have a very high quality to them, whereas it’s really downgraded on DVD-only releases, but I think they’ve shrunk the times on DVDs to try to sell more Blu-rays with their exclusives. That said, I agree with SRB about how even Blu-rays don’t seem to be filled up to their potential either.
Looking forward to reading your review of the Rock’s set! 🙂
How’s is the quality of the WWE blue ray I have most of the one I want on dvd but never bought a WWE blue ray
I will back the region free Vengeance blu ray. Got it the other day and it plays fine on my region A player. I was a little worried that it might be region B locked when I got it as the “B” had returned on the back, but it worked fine. I just ordered a silvervision copy of Survivor Series blu ray from madforwrestling.co.uk , it appears they are getting copies direct from silvervision and selling before amazon uk. They are a little pricier than silvervision and amazon uk, but they will ship to the US
I am liking these new documentaries, what about triple h’s Documentary set
@ Daniel Bee,
That makes total sense, they started to really slack on extras on ppvs from about 2007 onwards.
I doubt WWE would want to use double layer DVDs for PPVs and compilations since the cost will be much higher. As of now all content is on single layer discs, thus keeping the cost down.
There is a reason why the almost all 3-4 disc sets and ppvs are less than $20. If they increase manufacturing costs such has using dual layer discs, those costs will be passed onto the consumer.
Somebody on here (I forget who) pointed out that the footage they are putting on DVD these days since WWE went HD is significantly larger, taking up more space on the disc, thus it’s not right to compare a WWE DVD of today than that of during the Attitude Era for example. That seems to make sense.
Has WWE increased the bit-rates of their DVDs recently (which could account for the drop off in content)?
I ask because it can’t be cheaper to produce a 3 disc set (with empty bits on the discs) than a crammed full 2 disc set. Remember when 2 discs were 6+ hours?
Times of DVDs are mentioned on this site IMO for 2 reasons. 1) It’s informative and people want to know what they’re buying. 2) These DVD’s get shorter and shorter and the news crew is nice enough to track this for us. Now even Blu-Rays seem short to me. 8 hours on a Blu-Ray? We all know 1 disc Blu Rays used to hold an entire PPV and an entire Raw or Smackdown AND exclusive matches and content. What in the world is wrong with WWE? The future…. 2013 the best of Ravishing Rick Rude (Finally) 5 disc set. 4 hours and 12 minutes.
Once again, thats great news for the region free blu-rays. Very excited about that for sure… I thought I was going to have issues playing the 2nd disc of the Best PPV Matches 2011. I put the disc in and the player seemed like it couldn’t read it. Eventually it worked, so I guess mine is okay.