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BACK TO THE FUTURE DVD: Corrected Versions In Stores, FAQ & Summary


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#1 of 80 OFFLINE   Vince Maskeeper

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Posted February 03 2005 - 08:13 PM


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#2 of 80 OFFLINE   Inspector Hammer!

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Posted February 03 2005 - 09:46 PM

Great update thread, Vince.Posted Image I thought I was screwed on BTTF III until I read that they were alright as well.

Finally, I have the trilogy in my collection and in the manner that I want them with no hassles involved. It's great to see that my resolve to wait paid off. Posted Image
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Posted February 03 2005 - 09:49 PM

Great update Vince! I've waited so long for the fixed retail releases, I don't want them anymore. I waiting for the HD versions. Nevertheless good job Vince.

#4 of 80 OFFLINE   Gregg Loewen

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Posted February 04 2005 - 12:33 AM

Thanks Vince!! BTW, you have too much time on your hands! :-) Regards Gregg

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Posted February 04 2005 - 03:20 AM

I'm pleased that people can buy the new cheaper set. However, may I further add that I thought that Universal always handled the situation to the best of their abilities. A major mistake was made, but I found that they rectified it very well. I imported the Canadian set back in December 2002, and received the incorrectly framed discs. I followed the previous (seemingly always lengthy) thread and emailed Universal Canada. As an international customer I was never required to send back my original discs, and without a proof of purchase was sent replacement discs promptly (I think it might have been March 03). i realise that I may be in the minority when it comes to the speed that I got a replacement, but for me I admire the trouble Universal went in correcting their error.
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Posted February 04 2005 - 03:36 AM

Actually, we're talking about the same thing -- retail. Retail won't be able to order these after February 1, 2005 according to reps at USHV, although some distributors obviously still have them available for retail to order from, and retail still has them on the shelves (due to the fact that despite the above ad slick, no commercials have appeared anywhere "fueling urgency to purchase"), but Universal has now officially stopped the manufacture of this set. It is on moratorium, but that has not yet filtered down to all distributors and retailers. Stephen @ BTTF.com

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Posted February 04 2005 - 04:22 AM

Has anybody sent in their discs for replacement recently? Is it still going on? I've had the set for quite a while, but never bothered to read all the stuff about framing problems until recently. Back when I got it I wanted to just watch the movies and not wait 3 months to get them back, but if they're still doing this, I should probably get the corrected discs before "time runs out".

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Posted February 04 2005 - 04:29 AM

Yes, the replacement plan is still going on. I just got my prepaid envelope last week and sent mine out. Hopefully, it won't be too long till I get the new onesPosted Image

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Posted February 04 2005 - 05:18 AM

Ditto for me. I called the number about two or three weeks ago and got the mailer envelope at the end of last week. Promptly sent the discs, and now I'm waiting on the new copies. Call the call center ASAP, just to get the ball rolling. You don't need much info for the phone call...
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#10 of 80 OFFLINE   Vince Maskeeper

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Posted February 04 2005 - 05:23 AM

I wondered about that too, and have therefor wondered if maybe Universal has pushed back the target date for this ad push and moratorium. I have never seen a single ad from this "multimillion dollar" campaign-- so either they decided to wait or they spent $4 on ads and used the rest to buy a really nice lunch. -V
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Posted February 04 2005 - 01:16 PM

Wow, what a nightmare. Thanks for the info. I've got a chance to pick up the set for $20 canadian, so I'll be going for it. I just wasn't sure whether these were the corrected discs. Thanks.

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Posted February 04 2005 - 03:35 PM

Hmm...I just bought the corrected set from Futureshop for $24.99 Canadian and it came with a booklet! Disc 2 had the V2 so it's not like I bought an old set... I thought the new sets didn't have a booklet.

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Posted February 04 2005 - 06:29 PM

I just got mine from amazon.com (I didn't want the ugly bilingual cover) and it is the corrected version but it didn't come with a booklet.
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Posted February 04 2005 - 07:18 PM

I asked this on the other thread, but does anyone elses disc's freeze for 4-5 seconds on all three dvd's when it changes from layer 1 to layer 2? It happens around an 1 hour and 17 minutes into all three dvd's.

#15 of 80 OFFLINE   Inspector Hammer!

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Posted February 04 2005 - 10:16 PM

Layer change time is normal on my discs, Jason, about 1 to 2 seconds.
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Posted February 05 2005 - 04:34 AM

Thanks Travis and Mike. I just called, and a mailer is on the way. I've had this set for a while, like I mentioned, but I really should get around to getting them replaced. It did make me want to chuckle when she said that the framing issues were not noticeable on the widescreen versions. Posted Image

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Posted February 05 2005 - 05:31 AM

Thanks for the reply John, I wasn't sure if it was just my copies, but I feel better knowing there all this way. Posted Image

#18 of 80 OFFLINE   Brandon Gantt

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Posted February 05 2005 - 06:38 AM

After nearly 3 years I finally felt confident to buy this set! Picked it up at Best Buy today, and everything was as described.

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Posted February 06 2005 - 02:51 AM

Note that Amazon changed the DVD release date to January 25, 2005 which would most likely suggest that they are all v2.

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Posted February 06 2005 - 10:36 AM

Disregard the previous statement. Everything with the discs seems fine.




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