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#1 of 38 OFFLINE   James L White

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Posted October 24 2003 - 08:19 AM

I just copied and pasted all this from universalstudios.com, some DVDs listed are old news but I included them in the list for easy reference. Posted Image Still no news on Cloak & Dagger or Harry and The Hendersons.Posted Image
American Pie Revealed
Genre: Comedy Coming Soon: 01/02/2004

American Wedding
Genre: Comedy
Theatrical Release: 08/01/2003
Coming Soon: 01/02/2004 Director: Jesse Dylan
Actors: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Eugene Levy, January Jones

American Wedding Gift Set
Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 01/02/2004

2 Fast 2 Furious / Spy Game Value Pack
Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 01/06/2004

8 Mile / How High Value Pack
Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 01/06/2004

The Mummy Returns / The Musketeer Value Pack
Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 01/06/2004

Scarface / The Fast and the Furious Value Pack
Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 01/06/2004

The Scorpion King / Brotherhood of the Wolf Value Pack
Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 01/06/2004

Johnny English
Genres: Comedy, Family
Theatrical Release: 07/18/2003
Coming Soon: 01/13/2004 Director: Peter Howitt
Actors: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia

American Graffiti Drive-In Double Feature

An American Tail
Genres: Animated, Family
Theatrical Release: 11/21/1986 Coming Soon: 01/20/2004
Director: Don Bluth

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
Genres: Animated, Family
Theatrical Release: 11/22/1991 Coming Soon: 01/20/2004
Directors: Simon Wells, Phil Nibbelink

An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster
Genres: Animated, Family
Coming Soon: 01/20/2004 Director: Larry Latham

An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island
Genres: Animated, Family
Coming Soon: 01/20/2004 Director: Larry Latham

Biloxi Blues
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Theatrical Release: 03/25/1988
Coming Soon: 01/20/2004 Director: Mike Nichols
Actors: Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken

Conan: The Complete Quest
Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 01/20/2004

Flipper
Genres: Drama, Family
Theatrical Release: 05/17/1996
Coming Soon: 01/20/2004 Director: Alan Shapiro
Actors: Elijah Wood, Paul Hogan

Judgment Night
Genres: Action, Urban
Theatrical Release: 10/15/1993
Coming Soon: 01/20/2004 Director: Stephen Hopkins
Actors: Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Denis Leary

Mommy & Me: More Playgroup Favorites
Genres: Pre-School / Infant, Family Coming Soon: 01/20/2004

Mommy & Me: Playgroup Favorites
Genres: Pre-School / Infant, Family Coming Soon: 01/20/2004

Repo Man
Genre: Comedy
Theatrical Release: 03/02/1984
Coming Soon: 01/20/2004 Director: Alex Cox
Actors: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez

Smokey and the Bandit Pursuit Pack
Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 01/20/2004

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
Genre: Comedy
Theatrical Release: 02/21/1992
Coming Soon: 01/20/2004 Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Estelle Getty

Trespass
Genres: Action, Urban
Theatrical Release: 12/25/1992
Coming Soon: 01/20/2004

The Adventures of Ma and Pa Kettle: Volume 1
Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

Airport Terminal Pack
Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

The Best of Abbott & Costello: Volume 1
Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

Franklin Turtle Pack
Genres: Animated, Pre-School / Infant, Family Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

Good Morning Maisy
Genres: Animated, Pre-School / Infant, Family Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

Good Night Maisy
Genres: Animated, Pre-School / Infant, Family Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

Imitation of Life: Two Movie Collection
Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

Playtime Maisy
Genres: Animated, Pre-School / Infant, Family Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

Sitting Ducks - Volume 1: Duck Cravings
Genres: Television, Animated, Family Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

Sitting Ducks - Volume 2: Ducktown Adventures
Genres: Television, Animated, Family Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

Sitting Ducks - Volume 3: Bill and Friends
Genres: Television, Animated, Family Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

Sitting Ducks: Season 1 Quack Pack
Genres: Television, Animated, Family Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

Dragonheart Franchise Collection
Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 03/02/2004

The Flintstones Franchise Collection
Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 03/02/2004

King Ralph
Genre: Comedy
Theatrical Release: 02/15/1991
Coming Soon: 03/02/2004 Director: David S. Ward
Actors: John Goodman, Peter O'Toole, John Hurt

Mad Dog and Glory
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Theatrical Release: 03/05/1993
Coming Soon: 03/02/2004 Director: John McNaughton
Actors: Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray

Melvin and Howard
Genre: Drama
Theatrical Release: 02/13/1981
Coming Soon: 03/02/2004 Director: Jonathan Demme
Actors: Jason Robards, Paul Le Mat, Mary Steenburgen

Problem Child Tantrum Pack
Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 03/02/2004
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#2 of 38 OFFLINE   Matt Pasant

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Posted October 24 2003 - 08:44 AM

-- Tantrum pack
-- terminal pack
-- pursuit pack
-- drive in double feature

#3 of 38 OFFLINE   William Miller

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Posted October 24 2003 - 09:58 AM

Ma & Pa Kettle!! Yes!!

Abbott & Costello!! Yes!!

This must mean that Francis the Talking Mule can't be far behind.

And all of the 50's SF movies.

And the classic horrors.

Maybe they were waiting for the ownership change.

This is great news, that's for sure.

#4 of 38 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted October 24 2003 - 10:43 AM

Great News! There are 8 Abbott & Costello films in the box set:

One Night in the Tropics
Buck Privates
In the Navy
Hold That Ghost
Keep 'Em Flying
Ride 'Em Cowboy
Pardon My Sarong
Who Done It?


#5 of 38 OFFLINE   Matt Butler

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Posted October 24 2003 - 10:54 AM

Judgement Night and Trespass. YES!!!

Now lets hope they get the aspect ratio of Judgement Night correct this time.
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#6 of 38 OFFLINE   T r o y

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Posted October 24 2003 - 11:32 AM

I am so thrilled to hear that Biloxi Blues is finally getting released in Jan!
I love this movie. I can't say enough good things about
Christopher Walken's performance. He was awesome in his role! A riot!

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#7 of 38 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted October 24 2003 - 11:41 AM

Hell yeah, Trespass! Written by Bob Z. & Bob G.!

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Posted October 24 2003 - 12:28 PM

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Now lets hope they get the aspect ratio of Judgement Night correct this time.

The listing says Anamorphic 2.35:1

However, all the American Tail films are listed as 1.33:1 Full Screen, even the first two which were 1.85:1 theatrical releases. Posted Image

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#9 of 38 OFFLINE   Jon Robertson

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Posted October 24 2003 - 12:43 PM

An American Tail will be, alas, full-frame. Posted Image

#10 of 38 OFFLINE   MarkA

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Posted October 24 2003 - 01:10 PM

Abbott and Costello!!
Ma and Pa Kettle!!
Alright!!

#11 of 38 OFFLINE   William Waits

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Posted October 24 2003 - 01:56 PM

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An American Tail will be, alas, full-frame.

First, a failed chance to correct a wrong wth The Land Before Time...

Now, American Tail has been reduced to a chopped up version...

CURSE YOU UNIVERSAL!!! GET IT THROUGH THE THICK HEADS: NO OAR = NO SALE!!!! BE GONE DEMONS! GO BACK FROM THE DEPTHS OF HELL FROM WHENST YOU CAME! FOUL THIS EARTH NO MORE!

#12 of 38 OFFLINE   Mark Cappelletty

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Posted October 24 2003 - 02:10 PM

So is the great Anchor Bay Repo Man OOP now? It's a great disc; get it while you can. I wish Universal would release Walker, though...

#13 of 38 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted October 24 2003 - 02:11 PM

Alright!!!! I will definately pick up the following:

Judgement NightPosted Image
Trespass
Mad Dog and Glory
Biloxi Blues

I have been waiting a long time for these titles. Good to know that the wait is almost over.
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Posted October 24 2003 - 03:02 PM

WHERE ARE
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"MIDNIGHT LACE"
"BACK STREET"
"MADAME X"-1966
"PORTRAIT IN BLACK"
"CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF"
"MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION"
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Posted October 24 2003 - 03:02 PM

It's somewhat odd that the A&C box will have Buck Privates but not Buck Privates Come Home, which was also licensed by Universal to Image (the discs are now OOP, of course). Oh well.

William Waits -- don't let them off easy, man, tell us what you really think. Posted Image I love all of the studios, I understand their desire to maximize profit ... but I just can't understand how MAR presentations, and even 4x3 letterboxed (versus 16x9), don't ultimately cut into profits. They must -- this is a format embraced for years by cineastes, who first and foremost demand fidelity. Now that it has gone mainstream (in a big way), it is carrying the mantra of the film lovers with it -- as David Boulet and others have mentioned, every disc that offers an OAR and a MAR presentation in the same package brings with it the potential of new converts to the OAR cause; if you're not buying a movie on DVD in the hopes of recreating, as truly as possible, your theatrical experience, why are you buying it at all? I have to think that while a crowd who doesn't care about aspect ratios may be quite large in the DVD community, the crowd that actually objects to OAR has to be comparatively small. OAR/MAR dual presentations, perhaps most justifiable over OAR-only on "family" titles, cater to the crowd who cares and also the crowd who doesn't, and ommit only the crowd who want everything from Ben-Hur to Frasier to fill their 4x3 screens, and actively resent any package that confuses that desire. It makes little sense to alienate the first line of customers (those who get into DVD and DVD buying because they love movies) in order to passify the potential confusion of those customers for whom movies are an afterthought, and the recreation of a theatrical experience unimportant. Most of them rent, anyway. Posted Image

I'm very disappointed that An American Tail and An American Tail 2: Fievel Goes West (featuring a wonderful vocal performance by James Stewart) won't be 16x9 formatted OAR. Universal also released Balto to DVD in open matte/P&S only, and that title was OAR on laser (I'm unsure about the ATs). I won't buy MAR (modified aspect ratio) releases, and by issuing these "fullscreen," Universal also deprives us of the resolution gains in 16x9 formatting. I give the studio great credit for finally issuing Babe not only in 16x9 widescreen, but with a commentary by writer/producer (and director of the sequel) George Miller. That's a great release. Posted Image I'm not as bothered by the forced trailers as some; there are forced trailers in a movie theatre, too. You can fast forward through them (or at least I can, with the jog wheel on my remote). 16x9 + commentary = praiseworthy.

But now, after failing to offer Balto in a definitive form, the two theatrical ATs are looking as if they'll be short-shrifted as well. That's a shame. I'd have purchased both in 16x9, even without supplements, but certainly will not buy them, or anything else, "modified to fit 4x3 screens."

I enjoy Universal's product, and they were a tremendous force early in the format (their SEs, while steeply priced, set a standard in their day, and their Ultimate Edition offerings today continue to impress). Their recent double and triple-feature discs have also set a wonderful standard, this time for price-friendly, quality classic presentations on disc. I'm very vocal in my praise of what Universal has done, and continues to do, right, and in some cases continues to do better than just about any other studio. Posted Image But if we haven't established that every theatrical film deserves an OAR release, and a 16x9 formatted one (for all films that are intended for wide presentation; the pixel count says that 16x9 formatting benefits anything wider than 1.5:1 or so, if I recall, but in practical film terms that means all movies 1.66:1 and wider) to properly use the potential of the format ... well, we have established that, and the first point (OAR) was actually established by Criterion by the late 80's/early 90's.

I hope Universal revisits these fine films in the future.

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Posted October 24 2003 - 04:42 PM

Posted Image When I first saw the the American Tail films on that list (the first 2, at least) I was ecstatic. Then I read later in the thread that they're MARred. Not only did Universal lose 2 sales on those, but they're also losing a third. I was going to buy the new Animal House disc at CC tomorrow morning for $11.99 on sale. Not now. I have the CE and am happy with it, but was gonna bite on that price, but now I'll just stick with my CE. I'm not gonna double-dip if Universal's pulling this crap.

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Posted October 24 2003 - 07:22 PM

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The Adventures of Ma and Pa Kettle: Volume 1


My dad's uncle (my great uncle) after whom I was named (though he went by Bob Kilbride) named his cat Percy. Posted Image For those of you who don't know Percy Kilbride is the actor who played Pa Kettle, and is probably the only famous Kilbride. The only other cultural reference I can think of with the name Kilbride is a TV pilot film called Boston and Kilbride.
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Posted October 24 2003 - 11:36 PM

Airport Terminal Pack Release Date: 02/10/2004

I have been waiting for ever for these to come out and not the cheap ones out there now.

No specs on them yet hope they get some soon.

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Posted October 24 2003 - 11:43 PM

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Now lets hope they get the aspect ratio of Judgement Night correct this time.

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The listing says Anamorphic 2.35:1

Great! The OOP Goodtimes disc is incorrectly framed at 1.78:1, but surprisingly is 16x9 enhanced.
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Posted October 25 2003 - 03:26 AM

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Judgement Night and Trespass. YES!!!


My sentiments exactly. Also looking forward to seeing Biloxi Blues again, and I'll gladly buy the first American Tail...if it's Widescreen of course. Posted Image


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