Freebie and The Bean

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  1. questrider

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    This is available as a Warner Bros. "manufactured on demand" to DVD-R.
    http://www.wbshop.com/product/freebie++the+bean+1000102747.do?from=availableIn
    http://www.amazon.com/Freebie-Bean-Alan-Arkin/dp/B002AO004A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346082168&sr=8-1&keywords=Freebie+and+the+Bean
    I was wondering if anyone from here has seen it and whether it's worth the $20 or does it look and sound (listed as Mono 1.0) horrible? You can also download it for $15. It seems pretty pricey for a 70s movie that probably hasn't been restored whatsoever.
    I too saw this in the theater as a kid and several times later on in the 80s on cable. Would love to see it again. Especially in 2.40:1. Perhaps I'll take a chance on the download in that it says you can burn it to a DVD (although since I've never done this before I have no confidence in such an endeavor because it's a Windows Media file and I am suspicious that the the Microsoft DRM will wreak havoc).
     
  2. JoHud

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    I bought it way back when they still had the James Caan valu-pak for sale, yet I haven't gotten around to watching it. I'll have a look at it this week.
     
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    I saw the Archive disc. It looks and sounds pretty good. It looks like a new remastering, probably done for TV.
     
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    Buyer beware, the burning to disc option on the download probably isn't what you think. You are literally burning the file to a disc, not creating a playable MOD disc. It's purely for storage purposes.
     
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    In the 3.5 years since Reggie W posted his list all of those Caan/Arkin films have appeared on MOD discs, except DEADHEAD MILES.
     
  6. Jon Hertzberg

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    Not sure if it's still there, but DEADHEAD MILES has been available for streaming on Netflix Instant...like a lot of the Paramount titles there, it looks to be an old television master they've thrown up on Netflix. For a film that's been nearly impossible to see until then, it's more than acceptable.
     
  7. questrider

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    That's what I was afraid of. [​IMG]
     

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