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#1 of 24 OFFLINE   Neil_Duffy

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Posted April 15 2003 - 05:06 AM

Having recently picked up a slew of Sci-fi dvds, and mucho hyped about Soylent Green and Omega Man coming out, (praying for special features) was wondering if new versions of This Island Earth and Forbidden Planet are coming in the not to distant future?

#2 of 24 OFFLINE   Haden

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Posted April 15 2003 - 06:42 AM

I swear I've heard rumor of a Forbidden Planet:SE in the works. Can someone back me up?

#3 of 24 OFFLINE   Paul McElligott

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Posted April 15 2003 - 07:09 AM

The current flipper version is actually pretty good. Light on the extras but the widescreen transfer is fine.
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#4 of 24 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted April 15 2003 - 07:10 AM

Haden, I've have several times responded in threads about this title that I assumed Warner would get around to restoring this for some sort of special edition, so that may be what you saw. This is such a beloved classic (like KING KONG, THE THING, THE HAUNTING) that I've no doubt WB will eventually do it up right.

#5 of 24 OFFLINE   Rain

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Posted April 15 2003 - 07:29 AM

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The current flipper version...
The current Forbidden Planet DVD is NOT a flipper.

The OAR version is on one side and the P&S is on the other.

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#6 of 24 OFFLINE   Todd Robertson

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Posted April 15 2003 - 07:33 AM

I'm ok with the current FP dvd...but badly want This Island Earth on dvd. my tape copy of this and THX-1138 are just about dead.
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#7 of 24 OFFLINE   Mark_Wilson

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Posted April 15 2003 - 07:57 AM

Is the current Forbidden Planet dvd Anamporphic?

#8 of 24 OFFLINE   Paul McElligott

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Posted April 15 2003 - 05:00 PM

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The current Forbidden Planet DVD is NOT a flipper.
Sorry. I tend to use the term to describe any two-sided DVD.

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Is the current Forbidden Planet dvd Anamporphic?
Yes, it is.
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#9 of 24 OFFLINE   Richard Kim

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Posted April 15 2003 - 05:30 PM

Well, the Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie DVD features Mike and the 'Bots riffing This Island Earth. :P)

#10 of 24 OFFLINE   Neil_Duffy

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Posted April 15 2003 - 08:27 PM

Thanks for the info guys...

Having just picked up the brillaint Day the The Earth Stood Still, I can't help wanting these two gems to get the same SE treatment. I haven't seen either of them in years.

#11 of 24 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted April 15 2003 - 11:54 PM

I would love a special edition of Forbidden Planet my fave 50's SF, and a dvd release of the spectacular This Island Earth would be great too.

I recommend getting the George Pal classic 'War of the Worlds' on region 2 dvd, excellent copy and in full blown stereo sound, the region 1 is only available in mono, it has good low frequency rumble when the Martian war machines start moving and blasting everything in their path, good stereo sound, great film.

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#12 of 24 OFFLINE   Mark_Wilson

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Posted April 16 2003 - 02:22 AM

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Well, the Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie DVD features Mike and the 'Bots riffing This Island Earth.


Yes, it has the un-mstf'd version on the disc too. Problem is both the MSTF and regular DVD were both put out by Image and are both OOP.


Does anyone know how the PQ on Forbidden Planet compares to the old Criterion LD?

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Posted April 16 2003 - 03:31 AM

It would be nice to get the extras from the Criterion LD onto a WB S.E. of "Forbidden Planet" & maybe a Leslie Nielsen commentary. I'm lucky enough to have purchased the Image disc of "This Island Earth" on sale before it went OOP.
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I recommend getting the George Pal classic 'War of the Worlds' on region 2 dvd, excellent copy and in full blown stereo sound, the region 1 is only available in mono, it has good low frequency rumble when the Martian war machines start moving and blasting everything in their path, good stereo sound, great film
Where is the least expensive place to purchase this DVD Steve? Thanks! Posted Image
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#14 of 24 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted April 16 2003 - 04:11 AM

Its a region 2 DVD Jeff, and it's PAL, the r2 retailers I use don't ship to the US.

Try this link anyway...

http://www.dvdpricec...co.uk/index.php

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#15 of 24 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted April 16 2003 - 04:20 AM

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Its a region 2 DVD Jeff, and it's PAL
I have a multi-regional player that does PAL-to-NTSC, so that is not a problem.
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Posted April 16 2003 - 04:29 AM

It's really too bad many of you guys who are new to Home Theater did not get an opportunity to collect laserdiscs. The extras on the Criterion LD's of Forbidden Planet are of a substance you don't see anymore. The new SE stuff for today's DVD's are great pieces and apprecaited, but the extras on FP are wonderful. The story of the design of the film, the cut scenes, the costume and effects design, the script....great stuff.
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#17 of 24 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted April 16 2003 - 04:36 AM

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It's really too bad many of you guys who are new to Home Theater did not get an opportunity to collect laserdiscs. The extras on the Criterion LD's of Forbidden Planet are of a substance you don't see anymore
I know that very well Nelson. I own the Criterion LD of "Forbidden Planet", & I held off on buying the DVD for a long time.
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#18 of 24 OFFLINE   Mark_Wilson

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Posted April 16 2003 - 06:40 AM

I've got the Criterion LD too. I think the PQ is very good. Is the MGM DVD as good?

#19 of 24 OFFLINE   Todd Robertson

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Posted April 16 2003 - 07:20 AM

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I recommend getting the George Pal classic 'War of the Worlds' on region 2 dvd, excellent copy and in full blown stereo sound, the region 1 is only available in mono, it has good low frequency rumble when the Martian war machines start moving and blasting everything in their path, good stereo sound, great film.


Steve,

do you mind telling me where you ordered from for this dvd?

oops, nevermind...you are over yonder...I'll ckeck around. thank you very much for the tip. I want this.
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Posted April 17 2003 - 01:42 PM

I don't have the Forbidden Planet DVD but, from the reviews it looks like the sound is better on the laser disc. I recorded the movie years ago from AMC on a SVHS tape. The sound is stereo with directional dialog and effects. Not much in the surrounds but maybe that's the way it's supposed to sound.

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