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Universal agree to fix R2 BTTF discs again... this time officially (hopefully)


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#1 of 22 OFFLINE   James Reader

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Posted January 22 2003 - 12:37 AM

Well, the on-off again saga of the Back to the Future R2 replacement releases appears to be on again:

http://www.totaldvd....ews.php?id=2848

The story states the discs will be ready in April. There is a phone number to ring.

update

I've just rung the number and had the returns process explained to me and it seems pretty harmless - should be no trouble for anyone what-so-ever.

Mods - Please could you alter this thread heading to remove the hopefully - the replacement programme in the UK is go!
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#2 of 22 OFFLINE   Richard Cook

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Posted February 04 2003 - 11:44 PM

Hi James

Just to confirm to all

I phoned the number and and was told that all I had to do was send them a letter with proof of purchase with reference BTTF and they would do the rest. I even got an apology for the badly framed version!

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#3 of 22 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx

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Posted February 05 2003 - 12:12 AM

Anybody know when the correct BTTF version is in the shops as well

Thanks in advance

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#4 of 22 OFFLINE   Richard Cook

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Posted February 16 2003 - 11:40 PM

Hello Oscar

According to Universal, the corrected discs will be available to all in April. When my new ones arrive I will quote the reference number on this site so that you know that you are getting the right set.
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#5 of 22 OFFLINE   Thomas Agermose

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Posted February 17 2003 - 01:20 AM

While they are at it, they might as well add the additional extras that were on the R1 releases of 2&3.

#6 of 22 OFFLINE   BenjaminG

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Posted February 17 2003 - 12:27 PM

My thoughts, exactly!

#7 of 22 OFFLINE   Richard Cook

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Posted February 20 2003 - 11:31 PM

Apparently the reason why the extras are missing is because of the available bandwidth

The Region 2 discs have a DTS soundtrack, the Region 1 discs do not.

That's the official line anyway!
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#8 of 22 OFFLINE   Alex Bradbury

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Posted February 21 2003 - 03:35 AM

To be honest, I'd rather have the extras. Didn't Universal say they left off DTS on region 1 because there was very little difference in quality anyway?

#9 of 22 OFFLINE   James Reader

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Posted March 06 2003 - 08:22 PM

Just received a letter from Universal Music today stating that they have my name of file and the discs will be sent to be sometime in April.

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#10 of 22 OFFLINE   Richard Cook

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Posted March 06 2003 - 11:23 PM

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#11 of 22 OFFLINE   Thomas Agermose

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Posted March 12 2003 - 09:38 PM

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Apparently the reason why the extras are missing is because of the available bandwidth
The real reason is that all the extras weren't available when they released R4 and R2. Same thing happened with The Terminator.
BTTF1 has far more extras than II or III. I'm pretty sure they could have room for the additional extras, even with the DTS track.
I just read somewhere that the fixed widescreen R1 releases will have the trailers replaced with widescreen trailers as well. So if they can change content in R1 for the fixed discs why not in other regions as well?

In my opinion Universal blew this release big time.
- Framing issues
- Missing extras in non R1
- No Power of Love music video on BTTF1
- Scandalous packaging in R4 (all 3 discs in the same spot!!!)

Maybe they'll get it right in 5-10 years time when HD-DVD hits off, but I wouldn't count on it.

#12 of 22 OFFLINE   MikeyC

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Posted March 24 2003 - 11:20 PM

I heard that something was wrong with the bttf discs but exactly what is wrong with them?

i have had mine since they came out and they seem fine

#13 of 22 OFFLINE   Anders Englund

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Posted March 25 2003 - 01:32 AM

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I heard that something was wrong with the bttf discs but exactly what is wrong with them?

Check out this thread

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Posted April 15 2003 - 07:19 AM

(Jus posted this in another thread but figured it should really be in here: )

I'm sure it was zoomed in. Anyway, rang the UK number today, this highly excited woman first asked me "Are you a shop?" (.... no i'm not a shop) and then told me i had to write in, with time/place of purchase, a receipt (if possible, it wasn't necessary) and they'd "put me on file" and notify me about what to do about replacing them when the discs were ready. apparently they were meant to be ready this month but it doesn't look likely. (think i should be posting this in the other UK thread. will put it in both anyway.)

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#15 of 22 OFFLINE   James Reader

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Posted April 15 2003 - 07:31 AM

Yes. It's annoying that the UK was released first, but we have to wait longer while the US replacements are shipping now. Posted Image

That's only half in jest. :b
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#16 of 22 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted April 15 2003 - 10:13 AM

Hey, Universal for reasons best known to them sent me a 2nd set of the corrected R1 discs, so if anyone in R2 wants to swap a set of the corrected R2 discs with me, I'd be up for it to get the DTS track, and you can get the R1 extras. Everybody's happy. Email me if you're interested once you have your corrected R2 discs.

#17 of 22 OFFLINE   Richard Cook

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Posted April 24 2003 - 11:35 PM

Hi guys,

I've just heard that Universal should be shipping in the next 2 weeks

Here's hoping eh?
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#18 of 22 OFFLINE   Richard Cook

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Posted May 13 2003 - 11:54 PM

I've Emailed Universal as we're still waiting!!!

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#19 of 22 OFFLINE   James Reader

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Posted May 14 2003 - 01:33 AM

I wouldn't expect anything before mid-June to be honest. The whole thing has been a PR disaster for them (as was their UK "ET" release), from their on-off-on again replacement policy through to their obvious priority of the US release (which, after all was released LAST, yet got replaced FIRST).
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#20 of 22 OFFLINE   James Reader

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Posted May 15 2003 - 10:32 PM

http://www.r2-dvd.or....articleId=5522

the replacements have been delayed until July. Posted Image
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