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#1 of 21 Micah Cohen

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Posted July 09 2005 - 02:28 AM

Please advise: Do I buy the current bare-bones DVD of THE BAD NEWS BEARS (I mean, the real thing, with Walter Matthau), or wait for some upcoming special edition that maybe I don't know about, seeing as Hollywood has gone and remade this, and this new version will hopefully tank and be on DVD in like three weeks with all the usual bells and whistles. Will they re-release the original in a better edition? Any knowledge here?

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#2 of 21 Jeff Whitford

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Posted July 09 2005 - 04:22 AM

Well the original is in the Walmart $5.50 bin. So it pretty tough to go wrong at that price.
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#3 of 21 Jon Martin

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Posted July 09 2005 - 06:41 AM

Didn't I read something a while back about a box set of all three of the BAD NEWS BEARS films being released?

#4 of 21 Micah Cohen

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Posted July 10 2005 - 01:11 AM

Huh, maybe I'll get to the dreaded Walmart early this week and see if I can find a copy. Thanks for the tip.

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Posted July 10 2005 - 11:03 AM

Didn't I read something a while back about a box set of all three of the BAD NEWS BEARS films being released?


I'm pretty sure it's just the 3 current discs packaged together. It's too bad we didn't get a special edition of the original to coincide with the remake.

#6 of 21 JoshuaHoffman

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Posted July 11 2005 - 05:56 AM

It's pretty senseless to wait for Paramount to come out with a special edition of anything.

#7 of 21 Micah Cohen

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Posted July 11 2005 - 08:02 AM

I dug thru the big $5.50 DVD bin. I mean, I practically climbed into it a rooted all around in there. Like "dumpster diving." Loads of junk. But... I came up with two copies of the original widescreen BAD NEWS BEARS (one for me, one for a friend). Two for eleven bucks. Okay, I'll buy that.

By the way, I'd like to know, from anyone who might possibly go see the new remake, whether or not they left...

"All we got on this team are a buncha Jews, spics, niggers, pansies, and a booger-eatin' moron!"


...in the film.

What would THE BAD NEWS BEARS be without that line?

Nuthin. I'm happy to have found the original for cheap.

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Posted July 11 2005 - 08:49 AM

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What would THE BAD NEWS BEARS be without that line?


I think you're gonna find out because I doubt that line is in the remake.

#9 of 21 Micah Cohen

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Posted July 11 2005 - 10:05 AM

Not me. Some other sucker. I got my original, and that's all I need.

Heh heh!

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Posted July 11 2005 - 12:54 PM

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#11 of 21 Bill GrandPre

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Posted July 21 2005 - 11:19 AM

I actually found this box set today, 39 days before street date, that's gotta be a personal record. It was $16.24 for all three movies. I won't name the retailer but the crazy price oughta narrow it down for anyone else who's interested.
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Posted July 21 2005 - 11:35 AM

actually, the street date was last week. You can get it just about everywhere.

BTW, although this belongs in the Movies forum, I'm curious about Micah's question. Anyone see it yet?
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#13 of 21 Bill GrandPre

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Posted July 21 2005 - 01:16 PM

that's funny, Amazon has an August 30 release date listed.
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Posted July 21 2005 - 01:18 PM

FYE is offering the original Bad News Bears for $4.99 with any purchase (otherwise it's $9.99).

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Posted July 21 2005 - 04:13 PM

BTW, although this belongs in the Movies forum, I'm curious about Micah's question. Anyone see it yet?


It's not in there. From the July 22 Entertainment Weekly:
The first film's most famous line...didn't survivie an early read-through. "There were crickets," says Linklater. "It's just not funny in today's world."


#16 of 21 Micah Cohen

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Posted July 22 2005 - 01:51 AM

Not funny in today's world, huh?

Then, how come I laugh when he says that line in the original film?

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Posted July 22 2005 - 03:04 AM

That joke wouldn't be funny to kids today. It would be shocking and unfunny to them.

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Posted July 22 2005 - 05:15 AM

Then I feel sorry for kids today. Posted Image

What a rip off it must be to be a kid today.

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#19 of 21 Bill GrandPre

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Posted July 22 2005 - 05:50 AM

That line is funny in the context of a movie that was filmed in 1976 but times have changed and it would be inappropriate to include it 29 years later, at least in a film aimed at children.
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#20 of 21 Micah Cohen

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Posted July 22 2005 - 06:15 AM

Then... Why remake this movie?

(Oh, duh: money. I keep forgetting about money and stuff. That whole money thing. Thank goodness none of mine will go to the remakers.)

Why not just make a whole new movie about kids playing baseball? If stuff in 1976's THE BAD NEWS BEARS is "inappropriate" for today's kids, what does that mean? Does it mean that kids today are too sophisticated for bathroom humor? Or, that they are not sophisticated enough for the subtle adult humor of something like THE BAD NEWS BEARS? Isn't the whole humor of the thing, I mean in the original film, predicated on how "inappropriate" the humor is for kids?

I feel sorry for kids today. They gotta wear those ridiculous bike helmets, too; that's gotta be a blow to any kid's self esteem. I'm so glad I didn't have to wear those helmets when I was a kid. Being a kid was tough enough.

You get my drift, eh?

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