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#1 of 308 FrankXS

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Posted July 19 2006 - 08:43 AM

USA Today had a short snippet in Life section that Warners would release two different versions of Forbidden Planet, one for about $28 the other for about $60. This will be mid-November.

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Posted July 19 2006 - 09:40 AM

Sweet!

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Posted July 19 2006 - 09:57 AM

I wonder what on earth will be on the $60 set, I hope there is another free poster offer. I cant wait. Great News
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Posted July 19 2006 - 10:55 AM

awesome

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Posted July 19 2006 - 11:08 AM

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Posted July 19 2006 - 12:24 PM

For $60, I'd hope they include a model of Robbie the Robot -- I can't think of anything else to justify the price.
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Posted July 19 2006 - 12:40 PM

Perhaps a copy of the long out of print novel.
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#8 of 308 MarcoBiscotti

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Posted July 19 2006 - 12:45 PM

Can't wait to see that $60 package!

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Posted July 19 2006 - 02:09 PM

From USA TODAY:

Forbidden Planet

will be released by Warner Bros. Nov. 14 in two DVD editions to mark its 50th anniversary. The two-disc special edition ($27) includes the restored film, three documentaries and other programs featuring Robby the Robot. A collector's edition ($60) comes with a Robby action figure and lobby cards.

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Posted July 19 2006 - 02:11 PM

Sounds good!

That's probably a $60 MSRP so will be around $45 or so. There's some fun stuff in the CE but I'll probably go with the regular version.

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Posted July 19 2006 - 05:00 PM

Ah yes, a Robby the Robot action figure would look great on my desk. The Collector's Edition it is, then! Posted Image

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Posted July 19 2006 - 07:18 PM

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Posted July 19 2006 - 11:24 PM

Great news! This calls for a tri-banana salute.

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Posted July 20 2006 - 01:09 AM

I already have the old version, but I am sure to double dip for the new 2 disc Collector's Edtion.

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Posted July 20 2006 - 01:18 AM

This will be well worth the wait --- HD Movies Network ran "Forbidden Planet" several months ago, and the new transfer was just gorgeous.

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Posted July 20 2006 - 01:25 AM

Some Specs per Variety:
Warner Home Video is expected to announce today that what many film historians consider the most influential sci-fi film ever made will arrive Nov. 14 in two DVD editions: a two-disc special edition and an ultimate collector's edition. For both editions, the movie, in a new widescreen version, has been digitally transferred from restored film and audio elements, while the soundtrack has been remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1.

Extras include commentaries, additional scenes, three documentaries and two subsequent programs featuring the movie's celebrated Robby the Robot: the 1958 MGM feature film "The Invisible Boy" and the "Robot Client" episode from TV's "The Thin Man."

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Posted July 20 2006 - 01:52 AM

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Some Specs per Variety:
Warner Home Video is expected to announce today that what many film historians consider the most influential sci-fi film ever made will arrive Nov. 14 in two DVD editions: a two-disc special edition and an ultimate collector's edition. For both editions, the movie, in a new widescreen version, has been digitally transferred from restored film and audio elements, while the soundtrack has been remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1.

Extras include commentaries, additional scenes, three documentaries and two subsequent programs featuring the movie's celebrated Robby the Robot: the 1958 MGM feature film "The Invisible Boy" and the "Robot Client" episode from TV's "The Thin Man."


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Whoa really can't wait for this, so Invisible Boy is a bonus movie than? Nice.

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Posted July 20 2006 - 02:35 AM

That tin for the collector's edition looks awesome. Sold!
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Posted July 20 2006 - 02:41 AM

Finally, yes, yes, yes. Eagerly anticipating this film.
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Posted July 20 2006 - 02:59 AM

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