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The Frighteners: Director's Cut - 11-29-05


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#1 of 281 Patrick Mirza

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Posted August 05 2005 - 09:20 AM

Universal Studios has announced The Frighteners: Director's Cut for release on November 29th.

The 123-minute laserdisc extended cut (adding twelve minutes of footage) will come with a new 2.35 anamorphic transfer and a Dolby Digital 5.1 track.

Bonus materials haven't been announced yet, but this has been announced as a single disc release. So there's probably little chance of including the full 4.5 hour documentary. Retail is $26.98

#2 of 281 Bill GrandPre

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Posted August 05 2005 - 10:02 AM

I don't know anything about "The Frighteners" but they could do a DVD-18 (this is Universal, after all) and put the first hour or so on the movie side and put the remainder on side 2. Putting a 2-hour movie and a four and a half-hour doc on a DVD-18 is probably just barely possible.
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#3 of 281 Mike Wadkins

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Posted August 05 2005 - 10:19 AM

i can die happy knowing i spent the money i was saving to buy the sig. series laser on important things like food !





3 disc and the full rate dts track from the dts laser universal pretty please

#4 of 281 Dale MA

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Posted August 05 2005 - 10:21 AM

Cool. I hope it contains all the contents of the original laserdisc Posted Image

#5 of 281 PaulP

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Posted August 05 2005 - 10:23 AM

Maybe there will be a single-disc plain edition and a 3-disc Collector's Edition. One can dream.

#6 of 281 WillG

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Posted August 05 2005 - 10:27 AM

My guess would be that if they did include the Doc it would be in a heavilly truncated form. a la the "Jaws" 25th Anniversary Disc.
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#7 of 281 David Illingworth II

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Posted August 05 2005 - 11:37 AM

Wow! I had long ago given up on ever seeing this on DVD. Maybe there is hope for the Waterworld Extended Cut after all too.
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#8 of 281 Chuck Stephens

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Posted August 05 2005 - 12:23 PM

OMG I can't believe that i'm actually reading this news. I had kind of given up hope that this would come out on dvd after Return of the King comes out but this makes perfect sense now seeing as how Peter Jackson had originally been working on King Kong following The Frighteners and this directors cut was the result of the studio shelving Kong at the time. Very exciting news and I can't wait.

#9 of 281 Tim Glover

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Posted August 05 2005 - 03:53 PM

Sounds good.

#10 of 281 Mark Lucas

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Posted August 05 2005 - 05:40 PM

It's about time. I really hope this is done right with great packaging and the expansive supplemental material from the laserdisc.

#11 of 281 Fabien Renelli

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Posted August 05 2005 - 08:11 PM

Great news. I'm absolutely heading for it. Please PJ tell us you recorded a commentary track !
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#12 of 281 Mark Lucas

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Posted August 05 2005 - 10:00 PM

I guess it's too much to ask for a DTS track, even half-rate. Oh well.

#13 of 281 Christian Preischl

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Posted August 05 2005 - 10:21 PM

Dvdtimes.co.uk confirms that it's going to be a DVD-18.

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Posted August 06 2005 - 12:18 AM

well it never fails.

first it worked for the sting and now for frighteners.
i just bought a copy the other day.

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#15 of 281 Chuck Mayer

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Posted August 06 2005 - 12:32 AM

I'll keep the LD, just in case. That 4 hour doc is ****ing gold. And the film is a good one. Made a little better with the added footage. Some nice gags Posted Image

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#16 of 281 Fabien Renelli

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Posted August 06 2005 - 02:17 AM

Wait till the official specs now. The doc could be on the reverse side of the DVD...
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#17 of 281 Dale MA

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Posted August 06 2005 - 02:19 AM

Cool, I live in hope that the documentary will be on the reverse side of the disc.

I hope they include an option to view the original cut of the movie too.

#18 of 281 stephen^wilson

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Posted August 06 2005 - 04:23 AM

I hope the full documentary is included,i've been waiting to see it for a long time now.with this being a dvd-18 I think they should manage to get it on there,even if they have to split it between the 2 sides,i'll be a happy chappy.

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Posted August 06 2005 - 04:28 AM

Great news!! I REALLY hope they include the FULL documentary from the laserdisc. I have only seen clips of it and I hope they manage to include it. Maybe if there is enough interest on sites such as HTF, Universal will consider it. They did release the full Jaws documentary finally on the 30th Anniversary set, but this is a very long documentary and they might not think there is enough interest. Either way, I am glad the Director's Cut is finally coming. Maybe we'll get lucky and the documentary will be included.
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#20 of 281 Kevin M

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Posted August 06 2005 - 04:41 AM

Unlike some folks I don't mind DVD-18's in general, but a DVD-18 from Universal is a different story....they do not have a very good reliability record with that flavor of disc.
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