Disney's Hercules (1997) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Finally time to replace my DVD that was released in 1999
     
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    Will there be new bonus features?
     
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    Good question.

    I've had the UK BD of Hercules for quite awhile now. The features are weak (and poor). One that comes to mind is a rendition of Go The Distance by Ricky Martin that looks like a VHS tape recorded in SLP mode.

    I just checked. The only other feature is a "making of" featurette.

    The feature film itself looks great. But I'd consider a double-dip if they piled on features that aren't present in the UK version.

    I've also got the UK versions of 101 Dalmatians, Tarzan and Aladdin.
     
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    Huh Disney actually remembered this movie existed for once...
     
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    It's kinda weird they left the main villain--Hades--off the front cover but included Pain & Panic.

    James Woods as Hades was an inspired casting choice.
     
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    I also got the UK Blus of Hercules and Aladdin but didn't get Tarzan because of the lossy sound or 101 Dalmatians because it's not widescreen. I hope the US remedies those issues.
     
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    Doesn't all the Disney documentation from the era say 1.33 for 101 Dalmatians? I remember because it oddly stands out from everything else from the era.
     
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    Is it still enjoyable with the sub-titles? Or do you watched the dubbed version? I've never bought foreign imports, so I'm not sure what that would be...
     
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    I really liked this one. The animation style took some risks and the Greek chorus is the best since Little Shop of Horrors.
     
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    Hercules has special memories for me, it was was the first Disney film I worked on. So I definitely will be buying the blu-ray!
     
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    I've said it in numerous threads (and will again if I get to review it), for me Hercules is the most underrated of all the Disney animated films of the late 20th century/early 21st century.
     
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    Its hard to be more ignored than The Black Cauldron.

    ...then again at least that got an anamorphic transfer back in the DVD days.
     
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    If you belong to the Disney Movie Club, Hercules and Tarzan will be shipping out on 6/10/2014, two months ahead of the retail release.
     
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    Boom. Disney Movie Club best investment I've made in a while.
     
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    I agree, since here (Canada), you can get both movies for $36.99, plus free shipping.
     
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    I remember when this movie was the "flop" in theaters that ended the 90's Renaissance with a train crash.
    But like Treasure Planet, it's gotten a little bit of redemption on video since then, for the fact that John Musker & Ron Clements cannot make a bad film.
    (And I'm only saying that out of courtesy to the Princess & the Frog fans. ;) )

    Case in point:
    When Disney Parks had its 24-hour party on both coasts last week, with theme being that villain characters would take over the hero/princess spots after dark, next to the Frozen girls during the day, who had the longest two to three-hour lines of any character meet during the all-night hours?
     
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    My 2-pack has shipped from DMC. I'm really psyched.
     
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    Although the one in MIGHTY APHRODITE is pretty funny, too.
     
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