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HTF Review: Spaceballs - 2 Disc Collector's Edition

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#1 of 30 OFFLINE   Jason Perez

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Posted April 23 2005 - 05:49 AM

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#2 of 30 OFFLINE   David Galindo

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Posted April 23 2005 - 10:25 AM

Cool review, thanks!!

#3 of 30 OFFLINE   Dan_J_H.


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Posted April 23 2005 - 02:03 PM

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#4 of 30 OFFLINE   Haden


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Posted April 23 2005 - 05:15 PM

It's just unfortunate that no deleted scenes were included in this special edition. For years now I've heard rumors that there was quite a bit cut from the film. IMDB doesn't offer any details though. Can anyone verify this rumor?

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Posted April 25 2005 - 02:43 AM

I dont normally double-dip anymore, but for this title, I think I will. I would gladly take a better transfer and a DTS track...even though it seems like its not really used all that effectively.
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#6 of 30 OFFLINE   ArthurMy


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Posted April 25 2005 - 04:21 AM

I find it one of Brooks' worst films. It is nowhere in the league of Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, or The Producers, which I feel are his best. There are some amusing jokes (mostly plays on names), and then there's the other ninety minutes of dead weight. I actually couldn't make it all the way through the new DVD and bailed at about seventy-five minutes.

#7 of 30 OFFLINE   Scott Temple

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Posted April 25 2005 - 09:34 AM

The original DVD was released five years ago today. (April 25, 2000) Wow! Five long years to get a 16x9 re-release.
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#8 of 30 OFFLINE   Jim Barg

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Posted April 25 2005 - 09:40 AM

Nice review, Jason. This is so mine. Saw it in theatres when I was eight and got half the jokes, got the other half when I saw it on TV at 16. Sold my widescreen VHS copy to prepare for this months ago. I know that Brooks said he was working on a sequel a couple of months ago. Wonder if that's still the case (the PT and SEs could make for some good parodies).

#9 of 30 OFFLINE   Andrew Radke

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Posted April 25 2005 - 09:45 AM

Great review. I agree with everything you had said. As I stated in posts last week on the subject, this collector's edition is leaps and bounds better than the original in both picture, sound and extras. It would've been nice to have a new commentary by Brooks, but I guess we can't have it all. My only hope is that Fox will release "Robin Hood: Men In Tights" in the forseeable future. That would definitely make my day.
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#10 of 30 OFFLINE   Dave Farley

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Posted April 26 2005 - 11:48 AM

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#11 of 30 OFFLINE   RonaldB



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Posted May 01 2005 - 10:47 AM

Does anyone know if the widescreen framing on this new edition is correct? In the previous widescreen edition, people often cited how the picture of Princess Vespa's old nose was cut off on the right side due to normal TV overscan, and the opinion seemed to be this was due to the transfer being incorrectly framed. Is Princess Vespa's old nose still on the very edge of the frame so that it will still get cut off on a normal TV's overscan, or has MGM reframed the transfer?

#12 of 30 OFFLINE   Jason Borchers

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Posted May 01 2005 - 11:01 AM


#13 of 30 OFFLINE   Nicholas Vargo

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Posted May 05 2005 - 08:17 AM

Well, I picked up my copy of the DVD on the day it came out (it was reserved) and everything from the picture to the extras was great. Now the sound is a different story. While watching the movie, it seemed as if all the tracks except the Spanish were recorded somewhat differently from what I remember. It seems as if the picture is moving about two frames too slow, which may be the result of the final mix. I don't know what is going on, but if someone could explain to me why the sound is off, I'd appreciate it. I picked it up at Media Play, and I've already returned it once and I don't know what to do. Please explain it to me.
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#14 of 30 OFFLINE   WillG



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Posted May 05 2005 - 08:42 AM

One of the reviews I read on another site (DVDfile maybe) claimed that the nose gag was still cut off. I don't have it myself yet (expecting it as a birthday gift this weekend) so I can't make my own verification.
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#15 of 30 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted May 05 2005 - 09:07 AM

I have the disc, and it isn't. M.
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#16 of 30 OFFLINE   WillG



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Posted May 05 2005 - 10:26 AM

Happy to hear it
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#17 of 30 OFFLINE   Antony James

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Posted May 05 2005 - 11:41 AM

The sound is terrible on this new release. At first I thought it may have always been an average-sounding film, but I popped in the old release and it sounded far and away better than the new one. What the hell happened?

#18 of 30 OFFLINE   Jason Borchers

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#19 of 30 OFFLINE   Porfirio


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Posted May 05 2005 - 03:18 PM

Is the film in Ludicrous Speed supposed to look like this or did I just get a bad disc?

#20 of 30 OFFLINE   Alex-A


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Posted May 05 2005 - 04:45 PM

That's how its supposed to be. Its just that the compression just pixelates the crap out of it.

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