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Bowling For Columbine - bare bones?!

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#1 of 20 OFFLINE   Gordon McMurphy

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Posted April 09 2003 - 12:52 AM

The region 2 edition is now going to be bare-bones: http://www2.r2-dvd.o....articleId=5395

Does that mean that MGM's edition will suffer a similar fate?!

It's a conspiracy, I tells ya!


#2 of 20 OFFLINE   Nick Graham

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Posted April 09 2003 - 01:33 AM

Surely a vast, right wing conspiracy. Oh well, I'll pick it up bare-bones or souped up S.E. I'd almost prefer it be barebones, as I am getting really sick of Moore's self congratulating since the Oscars. Where is Roger & Me? THAT I would love an SE of....that and TV Nation.

#3 of 20 OFFLINE   Scott_J



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Posted April 09 2003 - 02:48 AM

I heard one of the reasons this was pushed back from its originally announced date was to add extras, so hopefully it won't be bare-bones. Looking forward to getting this one as I didn't get a chance to see it theatrically.

As for Roger & Me, in an online chat last year, Moore said he had just recorded a commentary for an SE release of that. Haven't heard anything else about it since then. Warner owns that title, I believe, so if the chat with them still takes place on 4/22, hopefully someone will ask them about it.

#4 of 20 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted April 09 2003 - 03:26 AM

The disc has commentary, the uncut interview with Heston I know are on there, and yes a Roger&Me SE is coming.

#5 of 20 OFFLINE   Patrick Larkin

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Posted April 09 2003 - 03:42 AM

In other news, Michael Moore is coming back to TELEVISION. Posted Image

#6 of 20 OFFLINE   Tom Tsai

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Posted April 09 2003 - 03:53 AM

I'd almost prefer it be barebones, as I am getting really sick of Moore's self congratulating since the Oscars.

you don't have to click on the extras you know... Posted Image

#7 of 20 OFFLINE   Chuck Bogie

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Posted April 09 2003 - 04:16 AM

Well, I don't know how the thing was ever labeled a "documentary." I didn't know that fiction qualified...

#8 of 20 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted April 09 2003 - 04:27 AM

Thanks for adding your thoughts to this thread Chuck, it really clears up any questions about it being barebonesPosted Image

#9 of 20 OFFLINE   Mark_TS



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Posted April 09 2003 - 04:50 AM

interesting to note that since the Oscars, sales of his latest book, and the afore mentioned film have skyrocketed back into the tops of the charts.
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#10 of 20 OFFLINE   Bernhard


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Posted April 09 2003 - 04:55 AM

The question that remains is when it will finally be released. Since the announcement of it being delayed I haven't heard a thing about it. Posted Image
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#11 of 20 OFFLINE   Matt Pelham

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Posted April 09 2003 - 05:49 AM

I was really geared up to see this movie in April when it was originally planned, now I'm going crazy because I can't see it! I was hoping that between now and when it gets released on DVD it might get a small theatrical re-release, considering it's one of (or is it the #1?) the highest grossing documentaries of all time.

#12 of 20 OFFLINE   Richard Carnahan

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Posted April 09 2003 - 06:43 AM

Well, I don't know how the thing was ever labeled a "documentary." I didn't know that fiction qualified...

Works fine for Fox News.

#13 of 20 OFFLINE   Matty P

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Posted April 09 2003 - 07:07 AM

edit, whoops, sorry
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#14 of 20 OFFLINE   Jeff Adkins

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Posted April 09 2003 - 07:08 AM

Works fine for Fox News.

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You mean the Fascist News Channel? I thought it was "Fair And Balanced"??

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#15 of 20 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted April 09 2003 - 07:28 AM

You can air your complaints about Michael Moore as a documentarian (within reason and in deference to HTF posting guidelines) in the already-established thread in the Movies section. Limit this discussion to the DVD itself. Any further personal political commentary will result in suspended memberships.

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Posted April 09 2003 - 09:45 AM

I was gonna say sumthing on Chuck's comment, but nevermind. I truely hope this DVD is loaded. All the trouble Michael Moore went thru should be well presented and hopefully his sources to prove the statements made in in the movie to the people who doubt the factsPosted Image

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#17 of 20 OFFLINE   Adam_WM



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Posted April 09 2003 - 11:34 AM

I REALLY liked the movie and I hope the DVD is loaded. Michael Moore, IMHO, is outspoken and insensitive, but still, I enjoyed both BOWLING and Roger and ME.


#18 of 20 OFFLINE   Bruce Hedtke

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Posted April 09 2003 - 12:14 PM

Even before the Oscar win, this DVD was pulled...makes me think perhaps there was alot of confidence in it winning an award and that it would include some backslapping extras. Fine...but let's put a new date in circulation. Some of us are eagerly awaiting this disc! Posted Image

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#19 of 20 OFFLINE   Gregory Pauswinski

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Posted April 10 2003 - 08:21 AM

I'm excited to hear about a Roger & Me: SE in the works and quite possibly The Big One. I saw it buried in a long Miramax release schedule over on The Digital Bits.


#20 of 20 OFFLINE   James Reader

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Posted April 10 2003 - 06:59 PM

The Big One is listed for release in France on 15th May.

As for the UK Barebones release - don't fall for this, it's a long standing ploy of the distributor. Remember the single disc "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and "Amelie" which were quickly replaced by 2 disc "Special Editions"?

Again, France seems to be getting their Bowling for Columbine 2 disc Special Edition on 15th May.
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