Remo Williams DVD - MGM screws up BIG TIME!

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  1. Inspector Hammer!

    Inspector Hammer! Executive Producer

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    I almost forgot, joining Remo Williams is another of my favorite comedies MGM fumbled up Honeymoon in Vegas. [​IMG]
     
  2. Walter Kittel

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    I'll add my voice to the list of those who are disappointed at the news that Remo Williams is (apparently?) going to be released in a non-OAR manner. I've been a fan since the theatrical showing ( another one of the few who saw this in a theater [​IMG] ) and have been patiently awaiting its release on DVD.

    Sadly it is another title not receiving its due on DVD. I really hate passing on this title, but I will be doing so. *sigh*

    - Walter.
     
  3. Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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    I can only say that I hope an OAR version is released in another region
     
  4. DonRoeber

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    A friend of mine convinced me to buy this movie blind. But after seeing that it's going to be in full screen only, I'm not buying it. Sorry MGM, do it right, and you'll get my cash.
     
  5. Tom Boucher

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    Dangit. When I ordered this the details of the DVD weren't available yet. I just went back and cancelled this.

    Dang morons. What the heck are they thinkin?
     
  6. Pehr

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    What is the OAR on Remo ... ?

    I mean has there been a WS version anywhere ever?
     
  7. Norm Lalonde

    Norm Lalonde Stunt Coordinator

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    Yep, MGM messed up on this one. I was looking forward to Remo Williams, but I won't be buying it.
     
  8. Artur Meinild

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    Pehr, according to IMDB, the OAR is 1.85:1.
    It doesn't look like there hase ever been an OAR release on home video.
     
  9. Rollo Lee

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    Is this open-matte or pan & scan?
     
  10. Tony Whalen

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    Man oh man. I was so excited to hear this was getting a DVD release.

    ...until I heard this....

    Here's another lost sale MGM. No OAR, no sale. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. Joseph Bolus

    Joseph Bolus Cinematographer

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    The only possible explanation for a non-OAR presentation would be that MGM doesn't have ready access to a decent OAR transfer and doesn't want to spend the money to get one ready for the DVD. If that's the case, THEN JUST DON'T RELEASE the thing to DVD!!!

    Don't waste collectors and fans of the movie's time trying to sell us something that's about as useful to us as the old DIVX format!
     
  12. Eric F

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    As I said before, there is a decent enough OAR transfer available, as it's been showing for years on HBO-HD.
     
  13. Mike Monti

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    Damn, not getting it now. Bummer
     
  14. Stephane

    Stephane Stunt Coordinator

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    Ahhh !!!! I cannot believe MGM. I just added that DVD to my wish list last week. How in the hell can they even think of doing this. Is is not just as easy to do a dual sided disk with Ws on on side and Pan-Scan on the other?

    Why even bother realeasing the DVD if they are doing it this way. This is a no brainer to me. If the OSA is widescreen then put it out in its OSA. None of this BS FOOL SCREEN..

    Wake up MGM.......

    Stephane
     
  15. Kevin M

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    The reason I am so disappointed is that MGM seemed to be doing so well in the last two years, they really had made a turn around as far as quality was concerned in my opinion.....flushed that progress right down the toilet didn't they?

    Well MGM, you just lost another DVD $ale that would have been assured if you had only offered the OAR on the other side of the disc.


    Damn, I've been boosting you guys recently....you let me down.
     
  16. GerardoHP

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    I saw this on HBO HD recently as well. It's inconceivable to me that, having made a widescreen high def transfer of this picture, MGM would go ahead and issue it as a full screen release.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Nick Graham

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    Another lost sale.....do any MGM reps frequent HTF (silently, of course)? I'm gonna be in denial on this until I see the back of the case...SURELY MGM wouldn't throw away most of their sales on this title.
     
  18. DaveBB

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    One more vote for Fullscreen = No Sale
     
  19. Robert_eb

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    I would love to hear an explanation from MGM as to why the decision was made to release this in full screen. It's fairly obvious that the majority of the fans that would have purchased this cult classic, won't be buying it, because of this rather inept decision to alienate them with a full screen release.

    No Sale here.
     
  20. Colin Jacobson

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