2nd BMW Films series out soon

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  1. Nelson Au

    Nelson Au Executive Producer

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    I did a search on this and I didn't see any mention of it, I hope it's not old news to you.

    In case anyone is interested, I recieved the latest issue of Roundel, the BMW Car Club Magazine. Inside is a full page ad saying that subscribers will recieve a complimentary copy of the second "The Hire" film series on DVD in the next issue. I can only speculate it will be available at dealers and car shows and other venues like last time.

    I'm not as excited by this second series of films, they weren't as compelling as the first 5, but it's good news for those who enjoyed them that the DVD will be out soon. I still look forward to it!

    Nelson
     
  2. Chet_F

    Chet_F Supporting Actor

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    Any more news on a DVD of this wonderful series?? And no I do not want the DVD-rom version available on the Motown DVD. Can't understand the rational on that one.....??
     
  3. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    Doh, I don't understand that logic either! Let's hope the shorts are anamorphic with DTS this time (fat chance I know)!
     
  4. Chet_F

    Chet_F Supporting Actor

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    Per Ron's review:
    "DVD-ROM content includes a series of shorts
    from BMWFilms including Hostage, Ticker and
    Beat The Devil. I would HIGHLY recommend
    that anyone who is a fan of Gary Oldman take the
    time to watch Beat The Devil. It rocks!"

    DVD-ROM content to me means DVD-ROM content. I guess I could be mistaken but this is to be used in a computer's DVD Drive. Am I incorrect in this understanding??? Anyone???
     
  5. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    Chet I edited my post after finding this out, sorry.
     
  6. Chet_F

    Chet_F Supporting Actor

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    "Bueller????Bueller????Bueller?????"

    & Scott I know. When I posted I saw your change. Sorry if I came across wrong but I thought I read that right in Ron's review and, to say the least, was very, very disappointed. The only thing I can figure is that they don't want them on DVD yet because they want our $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. What other reason would there be?

    Any more info???????

    Bueller????
     
  7. ChrisMatson

    ChrisMatson Cinematographer

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    Sign up for the 2003 DVD HERE.

    The DVD will be free for those who own or lease a BMW but there will be "a nominal shipping and handling fee" for us poor folk.
     
  8. Matt_P

    Matt_P Second Unit

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    Is this disc going to include only the 2nd wave of films, or every
    BMW short to date? I've heard conflicting reports.
     
  9. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

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  11. Bill GrandPre

    Bill GrandPre Cinematographer

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    I'd guess that the fact that they originally promised that all 8 films would be included only to remove all mention of the previous 5 from their website indicates that it'll only be "Season 2".
     
  12. Bill GrandPre

    Bill GrandPre Cinematographer

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    The DVD is now available to order for $3.75 + tax at bmwfilms.com. The website states that the DVD contains 8 films, and I can make out "Hostage", "Ticker", "Beat the Devil", "Ambush", "Chosen", "The Follow", "Star" and "Powder Keg" on the coverart (which is a DVD keepcase, not the CD jewel case that the earlier disc came in.) "The Follow" also appears to be available to watch again on the website, but I didn't attempt it with my dialup connection. The rumors I heard about the film being pulled in the first place involved Forrest Whitaker not agreeing to the DVD release. I heard BMW considered recasting his scenes to make the film available on the earlier DVD. Would somebody with a faster connection check out "The Follow" on the bmwfilms.com website to see if Forrest Whitaker is still in the film? It would be unfortunate if the film had to be altered to be made available again. I have the earlier DVD with all 5 films but it would be nice to just get rid of the older disc in favor of the newer one, but if Whitaker's role has been recast I'd have to hold on to it.
     
  13. Brian Ralph

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    Whitaker is still in The Follow on the website.
     
  14. Bill GrandPre

    Bill GrandPre Cinematographer

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    That's good news, if he's on the website he should be on the DVD as well.
     
  15. Gregory E

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    Thanks for the info. I just ordered a copy....
     
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    Is the transfer anamorphic this time?
     
  18. Bill GrandPre

    Bill GrandPre Cinematographer

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    There's no technical information on the website whatsoever. The only details known is that it includes "8 films" and you can make out each individual title by looking at the small pic of the coverart, but no other specs are to be found anywhere on the site from what I could tell.
     
  19. PaulP

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    I have the first DVD, in jewelcase, with The Follow. It's got some great extras, including commentaries, etc. I hope all of this is retained on the new DVD, so I can give the old one as a gift to someone. I also hope the films are anamorphic this time.
     
  20. Eric F

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    It should be anamorphic because the versions that come on the Motown disk, and the HD versions on the WinXP Demo disk are both full widescreen.
     

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