Treasure Island, extras=not a sausage :(

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  1. Jeff Swindoll

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    Read reviews on www.dvdfile.com and www.dvdreview.com and this disc gets good reviews technically, but the only extras on the disc are the previews. Personally, I'm extremely disappointed. TI deserves the same treatment that 20,000 Leagues is getting. I know the movie is the thing, but at a MSRP of $29.99 I was at least expecting a featurette or vintage Disneyland show. Should've been $19.99. Very disappointing [​IMG]

    Edit: If anything they should've put it with Treasure Planet ala Truth about Charlie/Charade.
     
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    Disney will probably do an SE in a few years...

    While it's nice they did a great transfer, they should have made it a full out special edition. It's their first all live action feature (not to mention one of their best) and needs special treatment.
     
  3. Matthew_Millheiser

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    Sausage?
     
  4. Thomas Hart

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    I'm sorry, but at $29.99 with no extras, I will definately pass on this (regardless of any review), especially since this release is just to quickly cash-in on the "Treasure Planet" DVD release (which also should have gotten a 2-Disc release, but I digress).
     
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    I'm still trying to figure out what "sausage" meant.
     
  8. Patrick McCart

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    Colin, I say this because it's only natural for Disney to release an expensive bare-bones DVD then do an SE in 5 years.

    Remember...it originally cost $40 to get Pinocchio while it only had a trailer and a good transfer (flawless compression, though). An SE is coming for about $24.

    Disney knows we're gullible to spend the money, then spend it again.
     
  9. Eric F

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    I think the 1934 Victor Fleming version is better. Any chance that one is going to come out any time soon?
     
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    That's why I found it odd...they must have some future plan anticipated.

    Treasure Island is just as popular as films like Swiss Family Robinson and Old Yeller. The fact they gave it only a remaster and a remix point to that they might rather do an SE in the future. It's odd for them to do this title this way...it's unlike their usual type of releases for this era.
     
  12. Karl F

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    Not a Sausage:

    Phrs. Absolutely nothing. Derived from the Cockney rhyming slang sausage and mash, meaning cash, thus originally 'not having a sausage' indicated having no money.

    From this U.K. slang site.

    --K
     
  13. James Reader

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    You mean they should have released a twin pack of Treasure Island and Treasure Planet like this French release? (which also includes the Novel 'Treasure Island' - in French of course).

    [​IMG]
     
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    Wasn't there a 10 hour Return to Treasure Island
    that ran on the Disney Channel in the late 80's. That seems to have disappeared off the face of the Earth.
    If it exists, it would also make a nice companion DVD.
    Best
    Greg
     
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    They should package it with Muppet Treasure Island. Tim Curry is a hoot.
     
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    Im sure many online and B&M retailers will have this for $19.99
     
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    I'll probably wait till this one is available for enrollment at Columbia House. Too expensive for what you get otherwise.
     
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