Little Miss Sunshine to street 12/19

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  1. Nicholas Vargo

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    Davis DVD and DVD Active both have the news that 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has just announced Little Miss Sunshine for release on 12/19. It will be presented in anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen and Dolby 5.1. Extras have yet to be announced, but Davis DVD and DVD Active both have the cover art up.

    Can't wait. Hopefully will get a commentary track from the directors plus both the teaser and theatrical trailers. Both those trailers made the movie worth seeing.
     
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    already knew about the date but like I said elsewhere
    best movie of the year
    can't wait to add it to the collection on release day
     
  3. Nicholas Vargo

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    Specs have been revealed.

    The film will be presented on a flipper disc containing both anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen and full screen transfers, and both will have Dolby 5.1 soundtracks.

    Extras will be:

    *Audio Commentary by directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Ferris and writer Michael Arndt
    *Four Alternate Endings with optional commentary by the directors
    *Music Video for Devotchka's "Til the End of Time"
    *Trailers

    Not a lot, but interested in seeing the alternate endings. The Devotchka music video is excellent. I saw it on YouTube while the movie was out in theatres, and I'm glad to see it on the DVD.

    Yes, I feel bad that there won't be more. I thought that maybe there would be a making-of featurette, but maybe the commentary will do a better job, although judging from all recent films, I probably wouldn't count on it.

    Also, why the full screen transfer. It's going to be cropped as hell, so what's the point?
     
  4. TravisR

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    Thanks for the info! The commentary should be interesting.

    Yeah, it's not like the Wal Mart crowd will be rushing out to buy this movie. [​IMG]
     
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    I don't need the fullscreen side but I won't be bothered by it as I just won't flip the disc over

    not sure what defines a WM crowd as I'm not a big fan of that retailer but the audience I saw it with was a much older crowd than I am used to seeing at the cinema... from what I know a few older people do shop at WM
     
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    In case anyone is curious, this movie
    RULES!!!!!

    I went and saw it twice during its theatrical run, and I never, i mean never, do that anymore.
     
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    I wouldn't say that, Little Miss Sunshine was in Super 35.
     
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    Didn't know that. I always assumed that it was Panavision because the film's trailers and TV spots were both presented 2.35:1 letterbox.

    I actually saw this film four times in the theater. The first time was at a free screening while on vacation in Arizona and I got to meet Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Ferris after a Q&A session. They were very nice people and they loved the fact that I was well aware of the movie before that screening.
     
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    pq is not good.

    lots of ringing and is a bit murky for inside scenes
     
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    I agree about the pic quality. At first I thought it was simply a case of watching the DVD immediately after viewing Devil Wears Prada on Blu-Ray, but I tried again yesterday on two different DVD players on 2 displays and it's pretty ordinary with a lot of ringing. Perhaps a dual layer DVD instead of a useless pan and scan version on the flip side would have improved things. Seriously, this film is hardly going to appeal to the P&S crowd.
     
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    sadly I think WM is in play here regarding the p&s version on the flip side
    As I understand they are bringing in quantity on this title and will have an exclusive 5 song ep as a value add

    being my most anticipated dvd of the year it is sad to hear about pq issues

    also wondering if there might not be a re-issue right around the Oscars repackaged with nomination/win info
     
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    This went from a definite buy to a no buy for me. I refuse to support flipper releases. End of story. [​IMG]
     
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    To each his own but I can't understand how a dual sided disc influences anyone's purchase decision.
     
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    First, it has been said the picture quality suffers. Second, from what I understand, you have to physically flip the disc to get to some extras. Third, I always have issues figuring out which side should go up. Fourth, double sided discs get scratched entirely too easily no matter how gentle you are with them.
     
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    The picture quality apparently suffers because it's not dual layered. Just being a dual sided disc doesn't reduce the quality of the image.
     
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    ^ Quite right. But there is no excuse for bad PQ on a release as new as this one.
     
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    So your problem is with the PQ then? I thought it was with the dual sided disc being used.

    Like I said, it's your choice but I don't get it.
     
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    My issue is with both of them. I will not support a release-no matter what it is-that gets a double sided disc. Similarly, I would not pick up any recent movie that has this many problems with the PQ.
     
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    Wasn't this movie low budget to begin with?
     
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    So if the movie is only 90 minutes long and doesn't require a dual layer disc, you STILL won't buy it?

    That sounds pretty extreme...
     

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