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Vetoed by wife on Willy Wonka

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#1 of 27 OFFLINE   Steve Schick

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Posted August 20 2001 - 07:41 AM

My wife was looking through the Sunday ads and saw the Willy Wonka 30th Anniversary disk in the BB ad. She is a HUGE fan of this movie and said we had to get this disk.
Well... I started to explain the whole problem with the upcoming 30th Anniversary release. I didn't have to explain the OAR thing to her, as we've already been through this and she agrees on that point. However, She said that for WW she doesn't care and that if I wanted to buy any more DVD's, she WILL get this disk. Posted Image
At least she's going to pay for it, and she can watch it on the Family room system with a 4:3 TV.

Any one else in this boat?

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#2 of 27 OFFLINE   Robyn Young

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Posted August 20 2001 - 07:48 AM

Sorry dude! Being single, I am the master of my own destiny. I'm going to need support, though, because for as strongly as I feel I should not buy this, I could falter in a moment of weakness. Anyway, I've still got my old version, and I'll maybe rent the new one(if I can find it, that is). robyn
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#3 of 27 OFFLINE   Jeff Ulmer

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Posted August 20 2001 - 07:51 AM

Did you tell her that a new widescreen version may be coming out that she'll also have to buy?

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#4 of 27 OFFLINE   Jerry Gracia

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Posted August 20 2001 - 07:59 AM

Me and my fiancee don't buy non-OAR DVDs...bless her. Posted Image

Last night, she watched the DRACULA 2000 DVD on our Home Theater. I wasn't home at the time. When I got home, I saw that she had placed my mattes on our RPTV...I was suprised! I thought I was the only "matte" nut in our house. I asked her why she did it...she said that she couldn't stand seeing the slightly off-black black bars...she had all of the lights out.

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#5 of 27 OFFLINE   Don Myles

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Posted August 20 2001 - 08:04 AM

No way would I allow my wife to purchase the DVD - no matter how much she likes the movie. In fact the more she liked the movie, the easier I would find it to persuade her not to buy something that isn't done properly.

She should also look at the bigger picture - if she buys Willy Wonka then it will send a message to WB which tells them that their consumer feedback is right - then all the other family movies she gets will also be P&S.

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#6 of 27 OFFLINE   Ike Graul

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Posted August 20 2001 - 08:26 AM

Steve, I respect your decision to lose the battle on this one. There are very few things in this world more important that winning the OAR war. Your marriage is one of them. i

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Posted August 20 2001 - 08:27 AM

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#8 of 27 OFFLINE   Chris Bardon

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Posted August 20 2001 - 09:04 AM

Glad to see you tried, but also glad to see you realized what was really important. Remember-it's only a movie!
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#9 of 27 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 20 2001 - 09:14 AM


Go on ebay and buy a copy of the previous wonka which is OAR and stop her from buying the upcoming monstrosity. It might cost more, but it'll be worth it. Cheaper than a divorce lawyer Posted Image.

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#10 of 27 OFFLINE   Keith Mickunas

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Posted August 20 2001 - 02:38 PM

I gotta agree with Brett on this one. Stand your ground. You can't sacrifice your morals for this woman. If you get a decent jury you'll do alright. Posted Image

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#11 of 27 OFFLINE   Antonio_M


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Posted August 20 2001 - 02:42 PM

Well, if I had a wife, I would let her get away if it (She wants it regardless of what is going on). But she better not even complain about having a headache at night, or it's on!

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Posted August 20 2001 - 03:05 PM


Grounds for divorce!


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On a slightly serious note. We should be boycotting this one. I am truly sorry for your dilemma, but my wife understands! Posted Image

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Posted August 20 2001 - 03:10 PM

I think George has the right solution. If she absolutely must have this movie, then make it a point to find the previous widescreen version, no matter how much it costs. ------------------ Vic Ruiz STOP HDCP/DFAST/5C
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#14 of 27 OFFLINE   Glenn Overholt

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Posted August 20 2001 - 04:00 PM

Yeah, I can see the divorce attorney collecting your 'peers' by asking, "Do you watch all of your movies OAR? Posted Image Posted Image

#15 of 27 OFFLINE   Bob Graham

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Posted August 20 2001 - 05:19 PM

Why not suggest that she buy the 30th anniversary Wonka on VHS and watch it until the OAR DVD comes out?

#16 of 27 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted August 20 2001 - 05:34 PM


Me and my fiancee don't buy non-OAR DVDs...

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#17 of 27 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted August 20 2001 - 05:36 PM

Guys, guys, guys...leave the man alone. He didn't come here seeking advice, just wanted to get it off his chest, from the looks of things. Those who said to him "Your marriage is more important than OAR" and "it's only a movie" are right on-the-money. It wouldn't be worth my marriage to dictate my moral stands to my spouse...that's HER business and HER decision.

I am very glad that my wife agrees with me on OAR...but she is struggling to hold fast and refuse the animated LoTR disc when it ships, if it too turns out to be full-screen (as everyone is certain it will be). I have had the full discussion with her on the merits of the boycott, and then I left it in her hands. She has struggled with it, but as of now she has no intention to buy it. I think she won't. But, when she sees the blasted thing sitting on the shelf, she may grow weak.

I'm certain that this is what Sauron, uh...excuse me, I mean Slugworth, uh...I mean WARNER intends. To tempt us and to destroy our resistance. But I intend to hold fast, and I can only hope that everyone else does, too. But if my wife cannot resist...I won't love her any less!



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#18 of 27 OFFLINE   Mike A

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Posted August 20 2001 - 05:55 PM

My girlfriend loves and wants WW on DVD. I promised her that I would buy Willy Wonka when it was re-released!!! Needless to say, I haven't said anything about the re-release being fullscreen because I don't want to buy it period and I won't. I'm still crossing my fingers hoping an anamorphic widescreen release will be forthcoming.

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#19 of 27 OFFLINE   Steve Schick

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Posted August 21 2001 - 05:05 AM

well...I tried to explained to her again what the problem was, and that I, along with my HTForum brethren, was boycotting this release.
Her immediate words were "I don't care, I want this disk because of all the extras. If you don't like it, you don't have to watch"

That's just what I'll do.
Not watch.
And I'll be damned if she will corrupt our child with the evils of Pan&Scam.
I'll just go downstairs. To the home theater.
And play the Die Hard Collection VERY LOUD!

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#20 of 27 OFFLINE   Calvin Watts III

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Posted August 21 2001 - 05:25 AM


You do what you have to. I know that its better to have the "other half" on your side than against it. ( Otherwise, how could I justify getting all my videogames & DVD's?)

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