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"The Gods Must be Crazy" available for preorder at Amazon


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#1 of 18 OFFLINE   Terry H

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Posted November 15 2003 - 07:56 AM

Title says it all. Amazon lists release date as 3 Feb. MSRP $29.99, Amazon price $20.97. Details are sparse ...to say the least. They don't even list studio yet. Anyone know who owns this property?

#2 of 18 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted November 15 2003 - 08:20 AM

Under company credits at imdb.com it lists Fox as the theatrical distributer, so chances are it is Fox that is releasing the DVD.

"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


#3 of 18 OFFLINE   Jeff Ulmer

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Posted November 15 2003 - 02:53 PM

Yes! I love this flick, and am sure we'll at least get a decent anamorphic transfer.

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Posted November 15 2003 - 03:58 PM

It better be in widescreen. I've never gotten the chance to see it in its 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Now all we need is the sequel.
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#5 of 18 OFFLINE   Jim Dalton

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Posted November 15 2003 - 04:05 PM

Cool!

#6 of 18 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted November 15 2003 - 09:13 PM

If it is a Fox release (still not 100% sure), it will be OAR.

"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


#7 of 18 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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Posted November 15 2003 - 09:36 PM

If it's $29.99MSRP under FOX, I am going to assume it's a double-feature (with the sequel?) or a special edition. That would rule if it was a double feature disc ^_^ /

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Posted November 16 2003 - 03:33 AM

Count me in if 16x9 OAR.

Wooohooo!

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#9 of 18 OFFLINE   Terry H

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Posted November 16 2003 - 04:03 AM

I have good news and bad news. Dvdtalk also has a thread going on this subject. A guy who calls himself "Mao" has posted some information. I should note that in my experience Mao's information is 99% accurate so I believe it. The good news is that this is indeed a double feature (two movies). The bad news is that Columbia is releasing it. I don't know about you, but I have not been impressed with Columbia lately. I wasn't at all happy to read this information. Guess we'll wait and see. If Fox were releasing I would preorder but now I will have to see a review first.

#10 of 18 OFFLINE   Tom Tsai

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Posted November 16 2003 - 05:40 AM

This is great news...although I really hope Sony doesn't screw this one up.

#11 of 18 OFFLINE   DaViD Boulet

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Posted November 16 2003 - 10:08 AM

Just heard!!!

[quote] Columbia to release "The Gods Must be Crazy" SE set with 5.1 DTS sound and a P/S 4x3 transfer! [quote]
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Better hope they get this one right.

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Posted November 16 2003 - 04:08 PM

I asked about this title during the last HTF chat with Peter Staddon, and from his answer, I got the impression it was still a Fox title. Someone whispered to me though that the sequal was owned by Columbia. I have wanted an OAR DVD of this for such a long time. Great movie! Hopefully Fox is handling this release, as I am confident they would do it right. If Columbia does a good OAR transfer of this, I'll be just as happy, but with their OAR support inconsistant, I'd much rather give my sale to Fox.

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Posted November 25 2003 - 02:21 AM

Looks like dvdfile.com has the first details of specs.

And making its long-awaited DVD debut is a two-pack of the hit foreign comedies The Gods Must Be Crazy and The Gods Must Be Crazy Part II. Each is presented in newly-remastered anamorphic widescreen and Dolby 2.0 surround, and extras include two new featurettes, the last known interview with star Nixau, a still gallery and bonus trailers. Retail will be $29.95.

The studio distributer is Columbia Tri-Star. Amazon.com has also updated their entry by saying this is a two disc set, which is good news for the transfer quality of the films.

"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


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Posted November 25 2003 - 02:30 AM

Anamorphic! Posted Image Never has a Coke bottle wreaked so much havoc. Posted Image

#15 of 18 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted November 25 2003 - 04:49 AM

[quote] good news for the transfer quality of the films. [quote]

Other than the compulsory excessive edge enhancement that Columbia slaps onto their discs, that is. Posted Image

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Posted November 25 2003 - 05:07 AM

[quote] The studio distributer is Columbia Tri-Star. [quote]
So does this mean we should wait for the Superbit?
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#17 of 18 ONLINE   Clinton McClure

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Posted November 25 2003 - 06:02 AM

How did the Anti-Christ get up in the tree?

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Posted November 25 2003 - 10:13 AM

Here are the full specs:
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
Widescreen Presentations
Audio: English
"Journey to Nyae Nyae" featurette
"Buster Reynolds Remembers Jamie Uys" featurette
Baraka School Photo Gallery
Weblink to the Kalahari People's Fund
Subtitles: English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Portugeuse, Spanish, Thai
Bonus Trailers
Scene Selections

The Gods Must Be Crazy
Rated PG
Color
Running Time: 109 Minutes
The Gods Must Be Crazy II
Running Time: 98 Minutes
Rated PG
Color
DVD Catalog # 10649
UPC Code: 0-43396-10649-9
Street Date: 02/03/04
SLP: $29.95


A link to the full press release, including the cover art image can be found at The Digital Review:
http://www.thedigita....=&threadid=471




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