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Strange Brew DVD....where is it, you hosers?

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#1 of 22 OFFLINE   Tom Ryan

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Posted August 20 2001 - 01:36 PM

Any word on this? I watched this classic last night on *gulp* VHS......fortunately, I was comforted by the fact that my VHS copy is at least open matte and not P&S. It's still not OAR, but it's watchable (however, I would NEVER buy a non-OAR DVD). Anyways, my ideal DVD of this would include a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer, 5.1 sound, a couple featurettes, and a pair of commentaries....one with Bob & Doug in character, and another with Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas and anyone else commenting on the making of the film. This is basically patterned after the Princess Bride SE DVD and, to some extent, MGM's This Is Spinal Tap DVD, because they're both AWESOME single disc SE's. -Tom

#2 of 22 OFFLINE   Bill Catherall

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Posted August 20 2001 - 01:58 PM

Commentary by Bob & Doug...That would be GREAT!! Bob would have to be in one channel with Doug in the other. Posted Image This was one of my favorites throughout high school. It's still in my Top 10 list. If a DVD where made as you described it, at least one copy would be snatched up as soon as it hit the shelf.

My friend and I went to a Halloween party dressed as Bob and Doug once. We looked just like them. Those that asked who we were suppose to be weren't worth the effort to try and explain it. They still didn't get it even after a thorough explanation. But everyone else would immediately say, "Hey...Bob and Doug." By the way, I was Doug. When we were "fighting" over who got to go through the door first (for those that haven't seen the movie, you won't know what I'm talking about) my arm accidentally brushed up against a girl wearing white ghost make-up and I got white grease paint all up my sleeve.

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#3 of 22 OFFLINE   Tom Ryan

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Posted August 20 2001 - 02:04 PM

Haha, Bob & Doug costumes, great! I hope you didn't shoot anyone with dart guns Posted Image. "Just because I don't know what it is, doesn't mean I'm lying."


#4 of 22 OFFLINE   David Scott

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Posted August 20 2001 - 02:08 PM

Yea, but how did the donuts in the pocket hold up? "It's a jellll-y". I know I'd buy a copy....as we have a anual Strange Brew party...beer hunter anyone?

#5 of 22 OFFLINE   Paul Wu

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Posted August 20 2001 - 02:25 PM

Here's the link to the Studio Feedback thread.

"Yes, I bought this DVD at your store and when I opened it there was a MOUSE inside...and then my brother WATCHED it. So I would like a case of free DVDs please."

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#6 of 22 OFFLINE   Jeff Ulmer

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Posted August 20 2001 - 03:56 PM

Yeah, like I bought your DVD, but the security stickers were hard to take off, eh.

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Posted October 16 2001 - 06:37 PM

fyi, from tonight's Warner chat..."Strange Brew Summer 2002 Be there"

#8 of 22 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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Posted October 16 2001 - 06:42 PM

hey... thats good news, eh. Posted Image

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#9 of 22 OFFLINE   Tom Ryan

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Posted October 16 2001 - 06:54 PM

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS I almost jumped out of my skin when I read that in the chat.....I dearly hope it has Rick & Dave commentary in character as Bob and Doug. A two-disc SE would be nice, but not really needed as the film is quite short. Thank you Warner!!! -Tom

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Posted October 16 2001 - 09:05 PM

How about a Strange Brew SE packaged with a six-pack? I'd buy that... Posted Image

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#11 of 22 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted October 16 2001 - 09:09 PM

or some jelly donuts! I had to bribe a secretary with my last one.

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#12 of 22 OFFLINE   Seth Paxton

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Posted October 16 2001 - 09:33 PM

I'm gonna let go of the DVD. No I'm gonna. You let go. I'm gonna drop it. I mean it. (DVD hits floor and snapper case breaks apart) Dad, Doug broke your DVD. Take off, no way. Bob did it. I so freakin love this film I can barely stand the wait. At least we finally got definate word on it.

#13 of 22 OFFLINE   Andrew Walsh

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Posted October 16 2001 - 10:37 PM

I wonder if Rick and Dave will still be interested in doing special things for the DVD after the crap they went through trying to make the sequel last year. That was a travesty. Hopefully that wasn't Warner's fault and they'll do some cool stuff. ------------------ "I'd trade it all for a little more." - C. Montgomery Burns
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#14 of 22 OFFLINE   Robert_eb


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Posted October 17 2001 - 06:42 AM

A Sequel?? What happened with it?

#15 of 22 OFFLINE   Chris PC

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Posted October 17 2001 - 03:40 PM

I have this on LD. I'll have to check again to see if its FULL FRAME vs P & S. I'd love a DVD of it with extra's for sure. Whats more, I'd love the entire SCTV TV series on DVD. I still have loads of old SCTV VHS tapes, but I'm hungry for the whole deal on DVD.
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Posted October 17 2001 - 05:39 PM

Andrew chime in if you know more of the story. All I heard was that the beer ads tested whether there was still audience awareness of Bob & Doug, and there was, and they did the preproduction and were literally about to start filming when they lost funding somehow. Related question: Was there more audio by Bob & Doug besides their GWN album? That is, were there any b-sides released that had skits that didn't make the album? -- Don't kill bugs. Because one day, someone might look at you as a bug. And then...you're gone.
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#17 of 22 OFFLINE   Scott Greczkowski

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Posted October 18 2001 - 05:05 AM

I can't wait to get this one! This movie is one of many hidden comedy classics. (I just picked up another comedy classic the Ruttles the other day) I cant wait! When I get this one it will be a good day, ehh!? Scott

#18 of 22 OFFLINE   Drew Mertz

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Posted October 18 2001 - 06:47 AM

Being that it`s a comedy, will warner actually release it widescreen?

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Posted October 31 2001 - 08:21 AM


Was there more audio by Bob & Doug besides their GWN album? That is, were there any b-sides released that had skits that didn't make the album?

[quote]Yes. There was a "Soundtrack" album for "Strange Brew" that had lots of non-movie skits on it. I have it. Funny stuff.

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Posted October 31 2001 - 08:34 AM

I've tried to teach my dog to put on a cape and fly, but no matter how many sausages or beers I offer him he still won't fly!

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