Holding out: News or Rumors About SEs of the Following?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Brandon.B, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. Brandon.B

    Brandon.B Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2005
    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    0
    There are a number of DVD titles I've really wanted to pick up, but have not due to waiting for something better to come along, some nice Special Editions or at least something "better". Some of which I’m shocked we haven’t seen yet. Such DVDs I've been holding out on, are the following:


    Beetlejuice
    Dick Tracy
    Hook
    Kindergarten Cop
    Hocus Pocus
    Troll
    Mrs Doubtfire
    Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
    X3 Last Stand (2-disc?)
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze
    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (missed it the first time)
    The Witches (Angelica Huston)
    True Lies
    What About Bob?
    The Birdcage



    I haven't been on top following all too much in news. So, has there been any news or rumors regarding any of these titles getting new releases?
     
  2. Travis Brashear

    Travis Brashear Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 1999
    Messages:
    1,175
    Likes Received:
    0
    None that I'm aware of but, please, pencil me in for:

    Hook
    Mrs Doubtfire
    X3 Last Stand (2-disc?)
    True Lies
    What About Bob?


    ...and, dammit, throw in The Ref while we're at it.
     
  3. David (C)

    David (C) Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2005
    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ted Demme is dead. Would you like a Judy Davis or Kevin Spacey commentary?
     
  4. Bo_Darville

    Bo_Darville Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    there IS a recent SE mrs. doubtfire. search and ye shall find.

    (edit to read: or maybe not. upon further review, it may have just been a re-package)

    +1 on kindergarten cop (1.33:1 ftl)
     
  5. Lord Dalek

    Lord Dalek Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    2,920
    Likes Received:
    388
    Real Name:
    Joel Henderson
    I'd like a decent release of Hook.
     
  6. Ray_R

    Ray_R Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    1,559
    Likes Received:
    1

    If you're multi-region capable, there's a 2-Disc NTSC version of X-MEN: The Last Stand available from Hong Kong though DDDHouse.com. (I think it's Region 0 and not Region 3.) And NO, it sure as hell ISN'T a bootleg!
     
  7. Ray H

    Ray H Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2002
    Messages:
    3,481
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    NJ
    Real Name:
    Ray
    Unless Fox wants to hold out for the Wolverine movie (which they might do!), I'm thinking they'll release a Special Edition of X3 this spring if the Mr. & Mrs. Smith example is to be followed.

    I wouldn't expect Beauty and the Beast soon. They still haven't reissued Snow White. I think they used to be on a 10 year rotation schedule, but I think this got changed when they realized HD would factor into things.
     
  8. Travis Brashear

    Travis Brashear Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 1999
    Messages:
    1,175
    Likes Received:
    0

    Considering how phenomenal the cast was, sure, a cast commentary would be great. Be sure to throw Denis Leary in there, as this is his greatest film. But really, let's be honest; I'd sell my left nad just to get an anamorphic release, extra features or not.
     
  9. Corey

    Corey Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,412
    Likes Received:
    0
    i'd really appreciate SE versions of Beetlejuice and Dick Tracy.
     
  10. JoePassmore

    JoePassmore Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2005
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, True Lies, Beetlejuice & Dick Tracy are screaming for an SE.
     
  11. John Kwong

    John Kwong Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2001
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    Please add The Game (David Fincher) to this list [​IMG]
    I'm also surprised that there is no True Lies SE.
     
  12. mike kaminski

    mike kaminski Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    262
    Likes Received:
    0
    There was supposed to be a Fox five-star True Lies disk years ago. Then i remember reading an interview where it was said that True Lies SE would be worked on once Cameron had done his Titanic SE. Don't know whats going on with it now. Beetlejuice i have heard is in the planning stages as well for a special edition.

    Speaking of The Game, is it true that there is some kind of non-R1 special edition out there?
     
  13. Christian Preischl

    Christian Preischl Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2001
    Messages:
    1,376
    Likes Received:
    6
    Real Name:
    Christian Preischl
    Yes, there is (see here). The extras are decidedly lackluster though. That's why I never bought it in the hope there'll be a better R1 version down the road.
     
  14. John Kwong

    John Kwong Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2001
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0

    Hmmm ... very tempting, especially since it's anamorphic and has an audio commentary from David Fincher.
     
  15. Radioman970

    Radioman970 Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Messages:
    6,877
    Likes Received:
    734
    Location:
    Could be anywhere
    Real Name:
    James Perry
    Heh, I'd buy it. [​IMG]
     
  16. DavidPla

    DavidPla Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Messages:
    2,357
    Likes Received:
    0
    Would love to see a SE of Beetlejuice, Dick Tracy and Hook.

    With the new Turtles movie coming out in March, I'm really crossing my fingers that New Line announces a new DVD for the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

    Also, didn't WB announce a new SE of Poltergeist for this new year. Would pick that up in a second.
     
  17. Radioman970

    Radioman970 Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Messages:
    6,877
    Likes Received:
    734
    Location:
    Could be anywhere
    Real Name:
    James Perry
    I just noticed this title. That's what I get for scanning it too quickly.

    Definately needs a new release in widescreen with some extras about the cast. Plus bits about Jim Henson, the director and the writer. All three of those have done a thing or 2 besides this film. [​IMG]
     
  18. MarkHarrison

    MarkHarrison Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2002
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    0

    Agreed. I'm a new HDTV owner and I'd love to get this anamorphic. I've got a collection of about 800 movies and only 16 are non-anamorphic. And of those, only 4 currently have an anamorphic version available in R1. This one is one of the remaining 12 and that's just not right.

    Some of the other 12 I'd like to set get a new version just to get them anamorphic are:

    The Abyss
    Fistful of Dollars
    For a Few Dollars More
    Raising Arizona - This one is way overdue!

    I can live with the rest being non-anamorphic.

    I'd also love to see a special edition (proper OAR) of:

    My Fellow Americans
     
  19. David_P

    David_P Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2003
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ones I'd buy for sure (for OAR, anamorphic transfer, let alone any special features);

    The Abyss
    True Lies
    The Game
    Mrs Doubtfire
    Kindergarten Cop (1.33:1)
    Twins (Devito, 1.33:1)
    Emma (Paltrow)
    Armageddon
    Outland
    Mr Holland's Opus
    Short Time (never released on DVD for R1)
    48 Hours
    The Hand that rocks the Cradle
    Time Cop (1.33)
    Commando
    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
    Judge Dredd
    Grumpy/Grumpier Old Men (1.33)
    No Escape
    Ransom (still non-anamorphic)
    The Shadow
    The Shining (1.33, and no I don't think that's OAR)
    Coming to America
    Spies Like Us (1.33)


    David
     
  20. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 1999
    Messages:
    17,066
    Likes Received:
    367
    Location:
    Disney World and Universal Florida
    Real Name:
    Tony D.
    why is the abyss on that list?
     

Share This Page