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#1 of 48 OFFLINE   MarcoBiscotti

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Posted December 18 2003 - 03:00 PM

Was the thread title confusing?

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Anyways, does anyone have any details on this re-issue? Specs on aspect ratio, supplementals, etc?

I'm dying to know!

The only thing I have to comment on right now is the cover art... Posted Image

That's it.


Someone post on the specs for this re-release!!

Thanks!

#2 of 48 OFFLINE   MatthewLouwrens

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Posted December 18 2003 - 03:52 PM

I assume this is the cover art you hate so much.

I agree, it is awful.
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#3 of 48 OFFLINE   Joel C

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Posted December 18 2003 - 04:47 PM

I'd guess this is a simple re-issue, possibly with even fewer features. I guess Disney got the rights back from Anchor Bay.
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Posted December 18 2003 - 05:39 PM

I dunno, it 'could' be a Special edition. For one, the MSRP is 5.00 higher on the new version that's coming out. So I have high hopes that it's going to have something special about it. It is a fabulous flick, after all. Posted Image
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#5 of 48 OFFLINE   Christ Reynolds

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Posted December 19 2003 - 01:06 AM

the thread title reminds me of something in the simpsons "we now return to the return of the pink panther returns"

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#6 of 48 OFFLINE   Brian Kidd

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Posted December 19 2003 - 01:22 AM

Eek! That cover is hideous. Didn't Disney learn from their first screw-up marketing this film? The reason it failed in the theaters was because they marketed it as a direct sequel to the MGM film, something which this film is definitely NOT! Oh well. If they give it an anamorphic transfer that's halfway decent I'll be happy.
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#7 of 48 OFFLINE   ZackR

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Posted December 19 2003 - 01:58 AM

One a side note, what the heck kind of quote is that on the cover for that thing??

"Return to Oz picks up right where the original masterpiece The Wizard of Oz ended"
I mean, come on! Maybe that was the best they could dig up?
Hmm, maybe all new sequels will be advertised that way:

"X2: It takes place after X1!!"

The New York Times raves: "The Phantom Menace takes place before the original Star Wars"

Sorry for the aside. That is just one of the lamest cover quotes I have ever seen...
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#8 of 48 OFFLINE   John Berggren

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Posted December 19 2003 - 02:11 AM

If Disney is releasing it, I assume it'll at least be Anamorphic Widescreen.

I'll be happy to slip this DVD into my old DVD box.
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#9 of 48 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted December 19 2003 - 03:51 AM

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Sorry for the aside. That is just one of the lamest cover quotes I have ever seen...


I think this is the WORST cover I've ever seen! The quote is right up there with "Out pulps Pulp fiction!", and I don't think their could be a worse picture of Dorothy available for htem to use (She looks not jsut frightened, but litterally scared to death, and then stuffed!)

Any extras would be sweet, the VHS had a featurette (and full frame presentation of the filmPosted Image )

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Posted December 19 2003 - 10:21 AM

I'm glad I just order the AB version of the film

#11 of 48 OFFLINE   MarcoBiscotti

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Posted December 19 2003 - 10:57 AM

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I don't think their could be a worse picture of Dorothy available for htem to use


I don't know who that is on thr front cover... but that is definitely NOT Dorothy!

I will also be happy to slip this disc into my old case, provided they give us an anamorphic transfer...

#12 of 48 OFFLINE   Craig Beam

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Posted December 19 2003 - 01:50 PM

Okay, aside from the lame quote and the clearly-not-Fairuza-Balk Dorothy, the cover isn't THAT horrible. It certainly wouldn't keep me from buying it, assuming we get an anamorphic transfer and maybe a nifty extra or two.

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Posted December 19 2003 - 03:54 PM

I'm a big Oz nut, but the only way I would buy something with THAT cover is if they gave us mass extras AND anamorphic widescreen.

The funniest thing about that quote at the bottom is the fact that it's from the New York Post.

#14 of 48 OFFLINE   Jonathan Dagmar

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Posted December 19 2003 - 05:41 PM

I never like this movie, but I think it is because I saw it at the wrong time. I saw it when I was a young child, and my entire reference point for the wizard of oz was the MGM movie, which I still love dearly, but now realize is not really very accurate to the book.

I would actually love to see someone remake the wizard of oz and be more faithful to the material. I'd say that i'd like to see somone make the whole series, but that would be pretty much impossible, hehe

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Posted December 20 2003 - 04:14 AM

Well it looks like it will be widescreen and have the same extras from the Anchor Bay disc. Will it be anamorphic, though? Don't know.

#16 of 48 OFFLINE   MatthewLouwrens

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Posted December 21 2003 - 09:03 AM

Thinking about that cover a bit more - it has been years since I saw it, but I could have sworn there was no yellow brick road - it was all falling apart. And Oz was dark and scary.

That image - a wide, perfect road through lush green fields, and as someone commented, the non-Fairuza Dorothy - is completely wrong.
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Posted December 24 2003 - 06:57 AM

this movie never has been treated with much respect. It considered the ugly cousin of The Wizard of Oz, which isn't really fair, since The Wizard of Oz, and wonderful as it is, is far less accurate to Baum's vision than Return to Oz is.

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Posted December 24 2003 - 08:25 AM

http://ultimatedisney.com

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December 20, 2003 - We're finally starting to hear details on February's catalogue slate. The good news is that Return to Oz (pre-order) will be widescreen and apparently will include everything that the now out-of-print Anchor Bay DVD, except for the Fullscreen transfer. Those Calloways (pre-order) will be presented in its original 1.66:1 widescreen ratio. Follow Me, Boys! will contain a featurette "Looking Back with Lem's Boys" and a gallery, but will be presented in Fullscreen only, seemingly not its original ratio. The three made-for-television movies that make their DVD debut will all be properly presented in 1.33:1 original fullscreen ratios and Dolby Surround tracks, and Selma, Lord, Selma is accompanied by featurette called "A Bridge to Freedom." No word yet on specifications for Misadventures of Merlin Jones, Bon Voyage! or Midnight Madness, yet. Check out the full upcoming Disney release schedule or a closer look at February's catalogue release slate.

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Posted January 09 2004 - 03:56 AM

Still no word on anamorphic enhancement, huh? I did notice on the Disney site that they are also encluding the trailers and tv spots which weren't on the AB disc.
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Posted January 09 2004 - 08:36 AM

I just recieved word that Disney will be follwing Columbia's lead and releasing this in pan and scan only....:wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:





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