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Remo Williams DVD - MGM screws up BIG TIME!

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#41 of 361 OFFLINE   Inspector Hammer!

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Posted May 25 2003 - 08:42 PM

I almost forgot, joining Remo Williams is another of my favorite comedies MGM fumbled up Honeymoon in Vegas. Posted Image
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#42 of 361 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted May 25 2003 - 09:14 PM

I'll add my voice to the list of those who are disappointed at the news that Remo Williams is (apparently?) going to be released in a non-OAR manner. I've been a fan since the theatrical showing ( another one of the few who saw this in a theater Posted Image ) and have been patiently awaiting its release on DVD.

Sadly it is another title not receiving its due on DVD. I really hate passing on this title, but I will be doing so. *sigh*

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#43 of 361 OFFLINE   Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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Posted May 25 2003 - 09:44 PM

I can only say that I hope an OAR version is released in another region
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#44 of 361 OFFLINE   DonRoeber



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Posted May 25 2003 - 10:42 PM

A friend of mine convinced me to buy this movie blind. But after seeing that it's going to be in full screen only, I'm not buying it. Sorry MGM, do it right, and you'll get my cash.
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#45 of 361 OFFLINE   Tom Boucher

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Posted May 26 2003 - 01:23 AM

Dangit. When I ordered this the details of the DVD weren't available yet. I just went back and cancelled this.

Dang morons. What the heck are they thinkin?
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#46 of 361 OFFLINE   Pehr



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Posted May 26 2003 - 01:49 AM

What is the OAR on Remo ... ?

I mean has there been a WS version anywhere ever?

#47 of 361 OFFLINE   Norm Lalonde

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Posted May 26 2003 - 02:36 AM

Yep, MGM messed up on this one. I was looking forward to Remo Williams, but I won't be buying it.

#48 of 361 OFFLINE   Artur Meinild

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Posted May 26 2003 - 02:41 AM

Pehr, according to IMDB, the OAR is 1.85:1.
It doesn't look like there hase ever been an OAR release on home video.

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#49 of 361 OFFLINE   Rollo Lee

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Posted May 26 2003 - 03:27 AM

Is this open-matte or pan & scan?
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#50 of 361 OFFLINE   Tony Whalen

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Posted May 26 2003 - 03:30 AM

Man oh man. I was so excited to hear this was getting a DVD release.

...until I heard this....

Here's another lost sale MGM. No OAR, no sale. Posted Image Posted Image

#51 of 361 OFFLINE   Joseph Bolus

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Posted May 26 2003 - 03:54 AM

The only possible explanation for a non-OAR presentation would be that MGM doesn't have ready access to a decent OAR transfer and doesn't want to spend the money to get one ready for the DVD. If that's the case, THEN JUST DON'T RELEASE the thing to DVD!!!

Don't waste collectors and fans of the movie's time trying to sell us something that's about as useful to us as the old DIVX format!

#52 of 361 OFFLINE   Eric F

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Posted May 26 2003 - 04:37 AM

As I said before, there is a decent enough OAR transfer available, as it's been showing for years on HBO-HD.

#53 of 361 OFFLINE   Mike Monti

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Posted May 26 2003 - 04:40 AM

Damn, not getting it now. Bummer

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Posted May 26 2003 - 04:43 AM

Ahhh !!!! I cannot believe MGM. I just added that DVD to my wish list last week. How in the hell can they even think of doing this. Is is not just as easy to do a dual sided disk with Ws on on side and Pan-Scan on the other?

Why even bother realeasing the DVD if they are doing it this way. This is a no brainer to me. If the OSA is widescreen then put it out in its OSA. None of this BS FOOL SCREEN..

Wake up MGM.......


#55 of 361 OFFLINE   Kevin M

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Posted May 26 2003 - 04:55 AM

The reason I am so disappointed is that MGM seemed to be doing so well in the last two years, they really had made a turn around as far as quality was concerned in my opinion.....flushed that progress right down the toilet didn't they?

Well MGM, you just lost another DVD $ale that would have been assured if you had only offered the OAR on the other side of the disc.

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Posted May 26 2003 - 05:36 AM

I saw this on HBO HD recently as well. It's inconceivable to me that, having made a widescreen high def transfer of this picture, MGM would go ahead and issue it as a full screen release.

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#57 of 361 OFFLINE   Nick Graham

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Posted May 26 2003 - 06:17 AM

Another lost sale.....do any MGM reps frequent HTF (silently, of course)? I'm gonna be in denial on this until I see the back of the case...SURELY MGM wouldn't throw away most of their sales on this title.

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Posted May 26 2003 - 06:23 AM

One more vote for Fullscreen = No Sale

#59 of 361 OFFLINE   Robert_eb


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Posted May 26 2003 - 06:56 AM

I would love to hear an explanation from MGM as to why the decision was made to release this in full screen. It's fairly obvious that the majority of the fans that would have purchased this cult classic, won't be buying it, because of this rather inept decision to alienate them with a full screen release.

No Sale here.

#60 of 361 OFFLINE   Colin Jacobson

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Posted May 26 2003 - 07:08 AM

Remo Williams has been at the top of
every collector's wishlist for the past 5 years.

??? That's a pretty big overstatement. I understand that there's a passionate audience for the flick, but "at the top of EVERY collector's wishlist"? That'd put it over Star Wars!
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