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Weird Science release date changed to "TBA"??


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#1 of 18 OFFLINE   Walt Riarson

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Posted January 31 2003 - 04:41 AM

I just recieved an e-mail from DVDEmpire regarding my pre-order of Weird Science, which was supposed to come out on April 1st. It says... "We have just been informed by the studio that the release date for 'Weird Science' has been changed to TBA. TBA = To Be Announced (No Release Date Specified Yet) Your order has been kept in place and will be processed normally. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused." Anybody else recieve this e-mail? Anybody know what's going on? I didn't pre-order Sixteen Candles, but does anyone know if it's still coming April 1st or if it's been delayed as well?
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#2 of 18 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted January 31 2003 - 07:38 AM

Neither Sixteen Candles nor Weird Science is scheduled for April 1st any more. Breakfast Club still is; make of that what you will. No different dates are available from Universal for the first two titles. That's all I've got right now.
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#3 of 18 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx

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Posted January 31 2003 - 08:02 AM

so an April Fool's joke after all then

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#4 of 18 OFFLINE   Dean Cooper

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Posted January 31 2003 - 09:01 AM

Bummer Posted Image

#5 of 18 OFFLINE   John Kilduff

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Posted January 31 2003 - 01:59 PM

How long, O Lord, how long before we can see Kelly LeBrock in glorious widescreen (and Molly Ringwald in an OAR tete-a-tete with a "Geek"-y Anthony Michael Hall)? Sincerely, John Kilduff... Then again, the "BTTF" trilogy was delayed for a long time because of all the extras that went in. Could Universal be cooking up something more for these two titles?
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#6 of 18 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted January 31 2003 - 11:24 PM

[quote] How long, O Lord, how long before we can see Kelly LeBrock in glorious widescreen (and Molly Ringwald in an OAR tete-a-tete with a "Geek"-y Anthony Michael Hall)?
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John, don't you have the Image released DVDs of these two? They aren't anamorphic, but they ARE widescreen!

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#7 of 18 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx

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Posted February 01 2003 - 10:01 AM

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#8 of 18 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted February 01 2003 - 12:15 PM

[quote] Dave

Great covers

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Uh, those covers are from the OLD releases of these, the snapper ones by Image. I don't have a clue what the new covers look like.
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#9 of 18 OFFLINE   John Kilduff

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Posted February 01 2003 - 03:17 PM

Actually, Dave, I didn't get into DVD until 2000, and by then, copies of the discs had pretty much all been bought up and out as far as I could see. Sincerely, John Kilduff... Then again, this is 3 years back we're talking about.
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#10 of 18 OFFLINE   Joel Vardy

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Posted February 01 2003 - 03:21 PM

That's a shame Posted Image . Scratch two more titles I was planning on for this half of the year. On the other hand, this works well with my intent on paring down my DVD buying habit Posted Image .

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#11 of 18 OFFLINE   Aaron_Brez

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Posted February 01 2003 - 05:24 PM

Grrr.... I just sold mine on eBay (for a decent sum, it's true, but still...), foolishly believing the release date. Barstahds. BTW, is Breakfast Club supposed to be remastered (anamorphic) with extras? Or just a rerelease of the same old disc?

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Posted February 02 2003 - 02:39 AM

I just sold mine as well. Posted Image

#13 of 18 OFFLINE   Steve_Knutzen

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Posted February 02 2003 - 01:19 PM

Were there EVER specs announced for these?
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Posted February 02 2003 - 02:08 PM

Wow, I didn't realize these were going for so much on Ebay. Maybe I should sell mine.
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Posted February 03 2003 - 07:50 PM

According to this morning's DVD File report, all three John Hughes movies, Weird Science, Sixteen Candles, and The Breakfast Club have been taken off the schedule. How incredibly frustrating. And considering that we've been hearing about these special editions since, I think, Studio Day 2001, I don't think they've been pulled for more features. Oh well...maybe in another few years....

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Posted February 03 2003 - 10:39 PM

[quote] According to this morning's DVD File report, all three John Hughes movies, Weird Science, Sixteen Candles, and The Breakfast Club have been taken off the schedule. [quote]

I just went and checked Universal's database, and it still lists a 4/1 release for The Breakfast Club. However, I'm seeing other items on that list which are re-listings of old offerings (Always, *batteries not included, Jungle Fever, Xanadu, etc.). So I just ran and checked my old copy of TBC, and the UPC code on it matches the one given for the 4/1/03 release.

So I can only assume they pulled the new SE release, along with the SE's for WS and SC, and simply replaced TBC's listing with a re-listing of the old disc. Posted Image

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#17 of 18 OFFLINE   Dean Cooper

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Posted April 07 2003 - 03:04 AM

So any news on the new release dates? Now that the old release date has past I'd sure like to know when I'll get the chance to spend my money on these. Dean

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Posted April 07 2003 - 03:20 AM

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR /rude Studios
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