The Complete Mr. Bean 4/29 - not so complete after all?

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  1. DeathStar1

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    *Add On*

    I just sent a reply off to Bill Hunt at the Digital Bits. Hopefully he's a fellow Bean fan with an A&E contact to help direct our frustration too [​IMG].
     
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    Here's what I sent A&E Home Video--please flood them!

    I was profoundly disappointed to discover that "Complete Bean" has been edited and does not represent the complete original programs. This does a disservice to the art and artists, as well as to the audience to whom these programs mean a great deal. My excitement to collect, at last, Mr. Bean from A&E on DVD turned to frustration and apprehension about purchasing any further DVD products from A&E for fear that they have been edited from their intended form. I wholly oppose any such editing, just as I oppose widescreen movies being cropped--to me, edited material becomes unwatchable. Please rectify the "Complete Bean" by offering a corrected disc or discs as needed to replace the improper ones. I hope A&E will earn the gratefulness of its loyal consumers by doing the right thing.
     
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    NEWS!!!

    I called a person in charge at A&E and explained the situation.

    I was told that I was going to get a phone call and e-mail on Monday, since the set is not officially out yet till Tuesday, and that they have no knowledge of this problem.

    I was also told not to give out this persons e-mail and phone number/extension on here, untill this person finds out the problem.


    But I did direct her to the home theater forum website and to its thread, so she can see for herself, about peoples complaints.
     
  4. Cees Alons

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    This is extremely bad news.
    Wonder if the R2 version happens to be complete! In that case, I need to order that one.

    I really was going to buy the R1 version ... oh, well...

    Cees
     
  5. Paul.Mc

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    Gee. A&E strikes again. First, their lame excuses for the "Monty Python's Flying Circus" cuts and now this...
     
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    Someone on DVDTalk has confirmed that their German R2/R4 set does not have any cuts. It includes all the complete episodes.
     
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    Sigh. Another very-much-wanted DVD set that will remain on the store shelf. [​IMG]

    When are the studios going to hire some quality assurance staff worth their salary? [​IMG]
     
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    What's wrong with Monty Python?
     
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    I posted a new thread in the Regional Area, in an attempt to compile data about other versions. If you know anything useful about it, please post it there!

    (And that thread has a link to this one, so you can come back afterwards the easy way, if you so wish [​IMG]. )

    Cees
     
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    Can anyone post a link to these discussions on the DVDTalkForum? I did a search for Bean, and it didn't have anything pop up.
     
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    Hmm, I wonder if A &E refused to fix it, we could get 'em for false advertising. Afterall, they are releasing 'The COMPLETE' Bean.
     
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    I wish I would have known this before I preordered it. This has already been shipped to me and now I want the region 2 set without the cuts.

    Maybe they'll let us exchange the edited version if they were to re-release the "complete and unedited version".

    Thanks A&E [​IMG]
     
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    As provided by user cloggedmind in the DVDTalk thread mentioned above, here is what is wrong with the Monty Python DVD's:

     
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    [​IMG]

    Thank you to those who have got the set and watched it already!!!

    My Pre-order hasn't come yet, but I'm really getting tired of these boxset screw ups !! Why are these releases full of blemishes??? I will certainly write A&E about this if they don't get replacement discs issued pronto!
     
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    Ok, so there are several cut scenes, but does anyone own the R4 boxset from Australia? I bought it more than half a year ago but it's still sealed, it has a bit different episode order and I think missing some bits of extras present on R1 set, so it's definetly a different release, maybe the episodes are complete?
     

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