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The Jerk: Special Edition - July 26th

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#1 of 59 OFFLINE   Skoobooz


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Posted April 22 2005 - 02:45 AM

According to DVD Answers, Universal's releasing The Jerk in a "26th Anniversary edition" on July 26th. There don't seem to be many features to speak of at all, but it is in 1.85 anamorphic widescreen, which is the important thing.

More details at DVD Answers.

#2 of 59 OFFLINE   Eric Peterson

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Posted April 22 2005 - 02:59 AM

It certainly does look to be slim on the extras, but as long as it's been released in Anamorphic, I'm in. This is one of only two MAR discs in my 800+ collection, and both are being re-released by Universal within weeks of each other. The other being Billy Wilder's "The Front Page".

#3 of 59 OFFLINE   Vince Maskeeper

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Posted April 22 2005 - 03:11 AM

The new phone book's here! The new phone book's here!

I can FINALLY add this film to my collection.
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#4 of 59 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted April 22 2005 - 03:14 AM

This is great news. One of a handful of comedies I want that is missing from my collection because only a pan & scan version is available. I'll finally be able to view this again. Here's hoping other OAR versions of comedies come out also, such as Grumpy Old Men, Funny Farm, Kindergarten Cop, etc.
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#5 of 59 OFFLINE   Jeffrey Nelson

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Posted April 22 2005 - 04:46 AM

Now we need remastered OAR special editions of THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS and ALL OF ME, two of Steve's absolute best, which are currently available on DVD only in bare-bones P&S crapsville transfers made many years ago.

#6 of 59 OFFLINE   Ken_McAlinden



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Posted April 22 2005 - 04:50 AM

There was going to be a special packaging variation including a device for those of us who have trouble keeping our glasses on our noses, but apparently Universal's legal department put the kibosh on it due to potential side effects.

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#7 of 59 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted April 22 2005 - 05:19 AM

An anamorphic widescreen version of this film is all I need. Oh, and I need some extras, too. That's all I need, the anamorphic widescreen transfer and some extras. Oh, and I need good cover art, too. Just the anamorphic transfer, some extras, and cover art.

#8 of 59 OFFLINE   Bob clamer

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Posted April 22 2005 - 05:27 AM

Figures Posted Image I just bought a copy off of ebay! Posted Image

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Posted April 22 2005 - 05:49 AM

Sweet!! Extras would be nice, but in all honesty I do not care in the least. As long as I get a decent anamorphic widescreen transfer, then I am one happy guy!!! Posted Image Posted Image
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#10 of 59 OFFLINE   Bob clamer

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Posted April 22 2005 - 05:52 AM

The Jerk: 26th Anniversary Edition on 7/26 (SRP $19.98). The film will be available in anamorphic widescreen video, with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Extras will include the Learn How to Play "Tonight You Belong to Me" and The Lost Filmstrips of Father Carlos Las Vegas de Cordova featurettes, the film's theatrical trailer and production notes. Other extras are TBA.

#11 of 59 OFFLINE   Matt Czyz

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Posted April 22 2005 - 05:53 AM


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Posted April 22 2005 - 06:14 AM

Great, great movie!
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Posted April 22 2005 - 09:05 AM

One of a handful of comedies I want that is missing from my collection because only a pan & scan version is available.
Same here. Now I can retire my VHS. They should have included a limited edition thermos or a can of Shinola with it.
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#14 of 59 OFFLINE   Todd Stout

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Posted April 22 2005 - 09:28 AM

I am definately going to finally add The Jerk to my collection. I, like many others, had been putting off buying the full screen version.

Speaking of Steve Martin, has there been any word on a re-release of Parenthood? I have been hearing for years how funny it is but the DVD appears to be out of print. Could there maybe be a new widescreen version in the works for this one as well?

#15 of 59 OFFLINE   David Galindo

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Posted April 22 2005 - 10:36 AM

I hope there will be more extras...but it doesnt matter, this baby is mine.

Hah, 26th anniversary edition...sounds about right. Posted Image

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Posted April 22 2005 - 10:47 AM

The lack of deleted scenes sucks, but the important thing is it's anamorphic with 5.1 audio. And it even has the trailer!

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#17 of 59 OFFLINE   Bill GrandPre

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Posted April 22 2005 - 11:45 AM

What other high-profile Universal titles have recently gone out-of-print only to be announced as new SE's? I know "Casino" and "The Jerk" both did, does that mean we'll be seeing new "Fletch" and "Blues Brothers" DVD's for their 20th and 25th anniversaries?
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Posted April 22 2005 - 12:26 PM

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#19 of 59 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted April 22 2005 - 01:21 PM

I'm in for this...

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#20 of 59 OFFLINE   Mark Schmitt

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Posted April 22 2005 - 02:45 PM


I've been waiting for something better than the shinola P&S! A commentary with Reiner and Martin would be gravy, but I'm just glad to have it anamorphic. It's about time!
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