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Green Mile went Blu this week!?!!?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Viper, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Viper

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    Apparently, it's a Best Buy exclusive. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9570369&st=green+mile&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=2054362

    Anyone gotten their hands on it yet? I plan on going in the morning. THIS is the kind of movie that needed to go Blu. The single disc DVD was matted (with a horrid snapcase, no less), and the anamorphic transfer was split on 2 discs. Who wants that shit? Blu-Ray FTW!
     
  2. cafink

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    Just for the record, the original single-disc DVD release of this film was in anamorphic widescreen, and it was re-issued in a standard keep case after Warner abandoned the snapper. (And who cares about the case, anyway?) Barring any serious issues with it, this new Blu-ray will obviously best any prior release of the film, but the two DVDs were both fine releases with no real issues.
     
  3. Wayne_j

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    This is definitely news to me, I didn't see it in the weekly ad. I'll try to pick it up this week, I see it is in stock at my local store.
     
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    Sheesh. At least Target advertised their exclusive Wizard of Oz....
     
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    Just for the record, i care about the case too. Just cause you dont, thats fine, but some of us do. I know people who leave their discs sitting on the floor, so i guess they dont care about cases either. But of course, to each his own. I hate Digi Books too, and Warner really seems to love them now.
    Anyway, regardless, i will have to wait for a general release of this, unless BB has a killer price, and they dont/wont.
     
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    I think that good artwork is definitely enhanced on a digibook. It gives it something extra. And because both Darabont movies released by Warner now have Drew Struzan artwork, it looks extremely good to me.
     
  7. Viper

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    These damn digi book cases are too much like snapcases. They should offer regular BD case box art for those of us that don't like their specialty shit packaging. :(

    This doesn't seem to be playing very smoothly on my PS3. Anyone else noticed anything odd?
     
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  9. Mike Frezon

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    What?!? /img/vbsmilies/htf/eek.gif
    This got completely by me.
    This showed up on NONE of the "new release" lists I routinely check. It also didn't show up on BB.com when I was checking this week's prices for the WRU. It also wasn't in their weekly flyer...
    What the heck is going on?!? /img/vbsmilies/htf/confused.gif
    Why bother to have an exclusive release of a high-profile film if you're not going to let anyone know about it? Crazy.
     
  10. Mike Frezon

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    bb.com (from the link in the OP) says it is back-ordered.

    Is $29.99 the price being charged in-store?!?

    Maybe they just don't want to sell any copies of this title.
     
  11. TonyD

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    still can put it in the cart and do in store pick up.
    I love this movie but I'll wait 'till it's lower.
     
  12. Carlo Medina

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    Yes it's $29.99 in the store. Just picked it up earlier this week but haven't had a chance to watch it yet. It's so weird how under the radar this was...
     
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    I usually don't buy any titles at this pricepoint, but yesterday I was shopping at BB and came across this title and couldn't help myself. I watched it last night and was very pleased with the video and audio presentations. This is such a great film that should be given a general release in the next several months.





    Crawdaddy
     
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    Amazon/UK will start shipping it on November 16th.

    Generally (always?) Warner BDs in Europe are region-free.


    Cees
     
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    FYI.. just picked this up at BB and although it is marked $29.99, its ringing up at $20.99 which matches the online price.
     
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    Anthony:

    Thanks for THAT update!
     
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    Picked this up yesterday. Decidedly more detailed than the 2-disc DVD, and quite different looking. Much stronger contrast and darker.
    For the record, I like Digibooks, and this one is enhanced by the use of a shiny foil, illuminating the window behind Tom Hanks on the cover.
     
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    With the untimely passing of Michael Clarke Duncan this past week, I checked Amazon and see that they have it for $14.99. I think it is at that price at Best Buy also. But I picked up the Amazon deal and not sorry I did. What an outstanding actor he was.
     

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