**Avoid at all costs** Follow That Bird...

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  1. Chad Gregory

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    Now it is confirmed. I stopped by Best Buy at lunch hoping to pick this up. But to my dismay, it includes the now infamous Warner tag line.

     
  2. John Berggren

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    This is what I suspected. Warner is not winning any friends today.
     
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    As a longtime advocate of the DVD format, it is sad to see the depths this studio has sunk to. I have no problem with p&s DVD's, as long as the same thing is available in widescreen as well. tcch tcch tcch!!
     
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    Chalk up another lost sale. [​IMG]
     
  5. Neil S. Bulk

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    "This DVD has been brought to you by the letters 'P' and 'S'."

    Neil
     
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  7. David Lambert

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    Well, I went by Best Buy to pick up Follow That Bird along with other new releases, and they were out of FTB. So I got a raincheck.
    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip
    That was the sound of the raincheck being torn up. I'll mail the pieces to Josh at Warner Brothers, so he understands:

    NO OAR = NO SALE
     
  8. Kevin_Kr

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    I'm still buying it i loved this show as well my kids do.
     
  9. Patrick McCart

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    Oh great, here comes another petition.

    While I wouldn't buy this film even if it were OAR, WB was careless to not make this a dual-sided release like Fox's recent family DVD's. Are they expecting everyone to have 4:3 sets and have no OAR-educated children.

    Come on...if Ferngully can be OAR on DVD, so can cheese like this.
     
  10. David Lambert

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    Patrick, I have no intention of starting a petition myself. I might sign one, but not start one.

    Simply, I will deny them the sale. Period. My son will enjoy the Jay Jay the Jet Plane disc I bought instead!
     
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    kevin_kr, at least buy a Used one on Ebay or somewhere so WB doesn't make any more money.
     
  12. Cynthia

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    That's too bad. I would've gotten this if it were presented in its OAR.

    Warner, will you ever learn?
     
  13. Larry P

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    At least they got The Neverending Story right, to me that's the only one that's mattered.

    I mean, do we really need Follow That Bird in widescreen? It would be nice, and Im sure this could be entertaining for adults because Muppet humour is actually very sophisticated; but Im sure the overwhelming majority of people who pick this up will be picking it up for their very young children who can't comprehend OAR anyway.
     
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  16. bill lopez

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    Is that Bird movie about 90minutes long?

    And does the dvd have a bunch of extras?

    It sounds like they could have fit both versions on the dvd.
     
  17. Cynthia

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    bill lopez wrote

     
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    Well, I honestly was gonna pick this up for the sake of nostalgia, but forget it now......and not just because it's not OAR (though I am a follower of the No OAR=No Sale movement). I was hoping for a truly "family friendly" release, but unlike what was reported earlier in the year, Warners DID NOT do the right thing and digitally add some pants to Big Bird. I WILL NOT subject my future children to entertainment that tells them it is OK to hitch-hike across the country wearing no clothing whatsoever. It amazes me, Warner can inappropriately censor an adult-aimed film like Eyes Wide Shut, but can't appropriately censor an older lewd film aimed at children. Kubrick is rolling in his grave right now, and any decent parent should be outraged as well.
     
  19. bill lopez

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    You would think that if the movie is for kids they would want to expose them to widescreen since they are the future.
    Instead they want to raise the young generation as Joe6pack![​IMG]
     
  20. Chad Gregory

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    While I am not sure what a petition would accomplish. I would like to get some answers about this release. It seems pretty fishy that NO information about this release was ever given out. NO press release, no accurate information at retailers, dvdempire was even told that the release date was pushed back. So what gives?

    What would be the best way to contact someone? Email dvdfile, digitalbits? Maybe we can get Phong to contact Josh at Warner and see what he knows.

    Any ideas?

    -Chad
     

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