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Wallace and Gromit : Out of Print on DVD?!?!

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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Mark Walker

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Posted January 28 2005 - 08:53 AM

I have the original Fox DVD of "Wallace and Gromit," but was surprized today to find that when I went to REpurchase "The Adventures of Wallace and Gromit" on DVD (The Warner Bros version), it, too, is now out of print. I had given my WB version away to my newphew because I figured I coudl get another when I wanted to listen to Park's commentary on these shorts. Anyone have a clue what is going on? Are they on moratorium until the film is released, or did the rights change hands again?

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#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted January 28 2005 - 08:56 AM

It shows up in Walmart's $5.50 bin from time to time. I picked it up there a few months ago.
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#3 of 9 ONLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted January 28 2005 - 01:46 PM

I'm pretty sure they're planning a re-release due to the movie.

"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

#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Richard Waller

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Posted January 30 2005 - 07:47 AM

It'd be nice if they put the Happy Birthday song back into "The Wrong Trousers" instead of the replaced music.

#5 of 9 OFFLINE   ThomasC


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Posted January 30 2005 - 02:23 PM

It's still available at Amazon, albeit packaged with Robbie the Reindeer:


#6 of 9 OFFLINE   MatthewLouwrens



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Posted January 30 2005 - 03:58 PM

Huh? What's this?

#7 of 9 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H


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Posted January 30 2005 - 04:10 PM

I have the Fox version, and am glad I do if there's replaced music on the Warner release.
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#8 of 9 OFFLINE   Mark_Wilson



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Posted January 31 2005 - 12:30 AM

The PQ on the Warner release is no where near as good as the Fox one.

#9 of 9 OFFLINE   GlennH



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Posted January 31 2005 - 04:01 AM

This old thread has all the details about "Happy Birthday" being replaced and a discussion of the PQ of the Fox vs. Warner versions. Unfortunately it looks like the links to screen caps comparisons are now dead.


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