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Carlito's Way Ultimate Edition 09/20/05

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#1 of 39 OFFLINE   Christian Preischl

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Posted July 14 2005 - 08:18 PM

This is not a joke. Universal are releasing Carlito's Way yet again:

Taken from DVDTimes:

Universal Studios Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Carlito's Way Ultimate Edition for 20th September 2005 priced at $22.98 SRP. Al Pacino and Sean Penn star in this crime thriller from director Brian De Palma.

Issued on a DVD10 features include:

* 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
* English DD5.1 & DTS 5.1 Surround
* French DD5.1 Surround
* Spanish DD2.0 Mono
* English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles
* Brian De Palma on Carlito's Way
* Deleted Scenes
* The Making of Carlito's Way
* Photo & Poster Gallery
* Original Promotional Featurette
* Original Theatrical Trailer

I'm sure they mean DVD-18.

I sure am glad Universal revisits that one again, because I'd much rather have another edition of this than an anamorphic version of Death becomes her. Posted Image

Wanna bet that the additional stuff was already filmed when they made the last DVD version?


#2 of 39 OFFLINE   Jeff D Han

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Posted July 14 2005 - 09:42 PM

Yeah, this double, triple, quadruple, etc. dipping
for greed by the studios has become more than
ridiculous. Now it's up to us to put our foot down
on this nonsense and stop handing our money over. Posted Image
Pretty please, with sugar on top,
clean the f**king car.

#3 of 39 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

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Posted July 14 2005 - 09:55 PM

You took the words right out of my mouth, Jeff. Of course there will be those who'll say: "the studios aren't putting a gun to your head and forcing you to keep buying these new re-releases" --- but we all know that when it comes to a movie we really like and wish to own, we want the best and most extra-packed. And the best with the most extras should be offered the first time, not the third.

#4 of 39 OFFLINE   Jim_K


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Posted July 15 2005 - 12:23 AM

Unbelievable considering they just released the "COLLECTORS" edition just last fall. Could they be any more blatant about trying to milk us? Here's an idea Universal. How about spending that time and energy fixing those non-OAR screwups from last year - Charley Varrick, Colossus, etc. Or how about spending the time and energy on an SE of Double Indemnity. Or how about continuing on the the "Noir" line. and the unreleased classic sci-fi/horror titles, etc, etc.
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#5 of 39 OFFLINE   Dale MA

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Posted July 15 2005 - 01:07 AM

What a joke Posted Image

#6 of 39 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted July 15 2005 - 02:09 AM

Actually, it was a 9/2/03 release date and I'm not buying this latest dvd.

#7 of 39 OFFLINE   Jeremy Brupaste

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Posted July 15 2005 - 02:49 AM

If they had any kind of conscience at all, studios that triple-dip would include a rebate offer for buyers of previous editions. Upgrading from a bare-bones release I can understand, but this is ridiculous (and if you ask me, borderline criminal, in an ethical sense). And no, they won't be getting my money for this movie a THIRD time.

#8 of 39 OFFLINE   Geoff_D


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Posted July 15 2005 - 03:28 AM

Absolutely pathetic. They aren't getting my cash again for this one! It's bad enough the UK version of the 9/2/03 re-release has a dts track and the R1 does not, and now comes another R1 edition! Give it a rest Universal. Keep going like this and people are gonna stay away from HD-DVD because they'll be fearful that a new edition may be mere months away! It wouldn't surprise me one bit if Universal's first batch of HD-DVD releases are bare-bones...

#9 of 39 OFFLINE   Paul Arnette

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Posted July 15 2005 - 03:30 AM

Posted Image Well, it might not be a joke, but I'm laughing anyway.

Seriously, thank you Universal and the rest of the studios out there that have made it so hard to 'keep up with the Joneses' in terms of the best DVD edition of insert movie here that I no longer care whether mine is the 'latest and greatest'.

It feels good to be cured of upgrade-itis.
Universal Blu-ray Discs I will not be buying while they're offered only as Blu-ray + DVD 'flipper' discs:

The Jackal
, Out of Africa, and Traffic.

#10 of 39 OFFLINE   Bradley-E



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Posted July 15 2005 - 03:45 AM

What is NEW on this version?

#11 of 39 OFFLINE   EricRWem



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Posted July 15 2005 - 03:46 AM

I already have the Collector's Edition. I love this movie, but there's no way in hell I'm buying it a third time for existing DVD's. The next time I buy this movie will be when HD-DVD or Blu-Ray settles out and I'm board with that. This double, triple, and even more that- dipping is really getting ridiculous. DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

#12 of 39 OFFLINE   Frank@N



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Posted July 15 2005 - 04:00 AM

That's what the folks who recently bought '12 Monkeys' and 'Jaws' are asking. Seriously, U is on a roll with weak reissues. But then, this is the company that released 'Conan' three times on DVD and it's still in mono. I figure they'll add a stereo score mix in 2-3 reissues.

#13 of 39 OFFLINE   Bradley-E



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Posted July 15 2005 - 04:20 AM

JAWS was worth upgrading for the FULL documentary. I wish Universal would upgrade SCENT OF A WOMAN if they are going to re-release an Al Pacino film. I'll probably buy CARLITO'S WAY since I have never purchased it.

#14 of 39 OFFLINE   Bradley-E



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Posted July 15 2005 - 04:39 AM

ARTWORK is up on the Universal Website for CARLITO'S WAY.

#15 of 39 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted July 15 2005 - 06:57 AM

I'm yet to get Carlito's way, but I think I'll skip this. I have no problem skipping greedy cash grabs.

#16 of 39 OFFLINE   MarkHarrison


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Posted July 15 2005 - 10:30 AM

I couldn't agree more. I've been holding off on this one forever waiting for the eventual re-release. How's the current release? I can't find any reviews on it.

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Posted July 15 2005 - 01:24 PM

I love this movie and I bought the CE when it came out. There isn't a chance in hell I would "upgrade" for the extras that are listed. If they expect people to double or triple dip they need to do better than that.

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Posted July 15 2005 - 01:39 PM

I don't think that they do expect that. I think that by re-releasing it, they get space in ads, more copies in stores and sell copies to people who don't already have the movie as opposed to selling it to the people who already have it. Not that Universal wouldn't be happy if you bought and rebought (and rebought again) the same moviePosted Image

#19 of 39 OFFLINE   ChristopherBlig


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Posted July 15 2005 - 03:43 PM

How about the teaser trailer to the film that's been left off the other 2 releases with all the Pacino titles, the pulling down of the sunglasses....brilliant teaser, obvious omission
(Monty Python and the Holy Grail)

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#20 of 39 OFFLINE   Damin J Toell

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Posted July 15 2005 - 03:57 PM

Why so sure? On paper, those extras don't sound nearly lengthy enough to warrant a double-layered side of its own (the 'Making of' is only 35 minutes). A DVD-18 would be possible, but sounds like a waste of space. I wouldn't be surprised if it's actually a DVD-14, though, given the length of the feature itself. DJ

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