Paramount: Thanks for Wayne's World 1 and 2!

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  1. Brett Cameron

    Brett Cameron Stunt Coordinator

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    I am very happy to own these on dvd. The picture and sound quality were "excellent" for films that are about a decade old( the picture on Wayne's World was just as good as new movies). And the menus were awesome. Thanks.
     
  2. Kenny Goldin

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    Ditto. Awesome discs (except they were just rentals for me [​IMG] )
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  3. Gui A

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    This is one of the most creative menus I've ever seen. I hope they win awards for it. Can't wait for what they do next...
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    but i don't want to be a pirate!
     
  4. JohnS

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    I just want to sneak in here and say thanks for both Wayne's World DVD's. Great menus as well. But I didn't get my Sports Illistrated football phone [​IMG]
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  5. Brett Hancock

    Brett Hancock Supporting Actor

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    it was sent to the wrong house you will recieve it tommorrow with the sports illustrated swimsuit issue and the video stanley cup 100 years of glory. Yes the disc are awesome and they are the favorite in my collection cause they rule.
     
  6. Jesse Skeen

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    Sorry to rain on the parade here, but I was extremely disappointed they still didn't get the full music rights- I did not buy this set because of that, just like I never bought the VHS or laserdisc that came out 9 years ago. At least Paramount had the decency to put plenty of mentions of this on the cover; I have a VHS of "Saturday Night Fever" that has a LOT of music replaced without any mention of it at all on the cover! It seems Paramount has more problems with music rights than any other studio too (Universal running a close second, though they seem to have fixed more older titles lately.)
    But I won't knowingly buy an altered version of any movie, period- I already got burned with "Revenge of the Nerds" which had a cut I didn't know about til after I bought it.
     
  7. Brett Cameron

    Brett Cameron Stunt Coordinator

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    I heard Paramount tried to get the original music back for the dvds but could not. This is why the dvds took a long time to come out. Besides the stairway riff being replaced in Wayne's World, what other music was replaced in the two movies?
     
  8. Gui A

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  9. Jeff Kleist

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    The only place you'll see WW with all the music is an old print. Sad but true [​IMG] They tried, and that's all I can ask. I severely doubt we'll ever NOT be denied Stairway [​IMG]
    Jeff Kleist
     
  10. Nate Anderson

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    I never saw either Wayne's World films in the theater, so the video versions are what I know. I guess I don't care too much.
    "Take me Garth!"
    "Where? I'm low on gas and you need a jacket."
    I'm personally rather happy with the discs. However, I would've liked to have seen the "Addams Family spoof" trailer, so it's a little bit of a dissapointment there.
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  11. PhilipG

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    My discs arrived today.
    Bravo, Paramount! They have to be the best menus I've ever seen for a DVD, bar none. Whoever came up with the idea deserves a raise. [​IMG]
     
  12. Martin Blythe

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    Now this is a thread I can really love! Thanks for the comments. I will pass them on for sure.
     
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  14. Jason Merrick

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    I, too, am thrilled with this purchase...
    Surprisingly, when I got home, I was more excited about this purchase than I had been about any purchase since Gladiator... and that's saying a lot for me!
    Party On Martin!
    P.S. Have we talked about DTS yet? [​IMG]
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  15. Kyle McKnight

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    My thanks go out too. I love being able to watch a beautiful sounding/looking version of a couple of movies I really like. Thanks again.
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  16. Matt Perkins

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    Ahhhh! I can't wait to find the time to pop these in and enjoy them. Thank you, Mr. Blythe and company!
    I'm not familiar enough with these films to notice any music omissions, so I guess I won't miss it. I'm enough of a purist to want it, though, now that I'm aware!
    [C'mon Martin, you guys can defend that lawsuit. Remember http://www.tourolaw.edu/2ndCircuit/February98/97-7063.html ]
     
  17. Ricky f

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    I just finished watching Wayne's world 1 and 2 and wow These DVD'S are EXCELLENT.
    " It sucks and it cuts " It sure does suck "
    Both movies are brilliant.
    Paramount, were not worthy, were not worthy
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  18. Mark Edward Heuck

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    Martin, I will definitely be buying the WAYNE'S WORLD DVD's sometime soon. I too am somewhat dismayed that they can't be completely restored to their theatrical versions (or that you did not find the "Addams Family" spoof trailer in time), but you did your best, and that means something.
    As far as this sticky thing of music rights, I know it is often a hard thing to justify to the shareholders, paying what feels like extortion money to record companies that are essentially holding your materials hostage. Perhaps you should set up a trust fund. Just as HTF and Mobius allow for direct donations, and have links to merchants that provide them with revenue, maybe you should set up a "piggy bank" where the fanatics like us can help donate money towards paying residuals. It would send a subtle hint to the music companies and the studio bean-counters that the buyers do care about music in movies, and we are willing to help the effort to maintain their original intended usage.
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  19. John Stone

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    I was very pleasantly surprised with the Wayne's World set. The quality of the transfers on both films was excellent, and Paramount even threw in some great extra features.
    Also, I have to mention the title menus. Of all my discs, they are definitely my favorites. Paramount should give the person who thought of them a raise!
    Thanks Paramount--nice job.
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