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#1 of 27 OFFLINE   DeeF

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Posted September 26 2006 - 02:46 AM

The Adventures of Robin Hood (HD-DVD) was due to be released today. Has anyone seen it? DVDEmpire says it is "currently unavailable," though Amazon continues to list it.

I don't think it can be bought in any retail store in Manhattan (and I would know about this).

What has happened? It's a similar problem to the release of The Searchers.

Whichever format "wins" this war, I think the studios need to be more careful with their announced titles and schedule.

#2 of 27 OFFLINE   Larry Sutliff

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Posted September 26 2006 - 02:54 AM

Amazon still says mine will ship today, but the order still hasn't gone into delivery status yet(same for T3 and the CORPSE BRIDE BD).

#3 of 27 OFFLINE   Bradley-E

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Posted September 26 2006 - 03:52 AM

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The Adventures of Robin Hood (HD-DVD) was due to be released today. Has anyone seen it? DVDEmpire says it is "currently unavailable," though Amazon continues to list it.

I don't think it can be bought in any retail store in Manhattan (and I would know about this).

What has happened? It's a similar problem to the release of The Searchers.

Whichever format "wins" this war, I think the studios need to be more careful with their announced titles and schedule.

DVD EMPIRE lists titles "Unavailable" when they are really out of stock. The pre-orders were probably overwhelming.

#4 of 27 OFFLINE   DeeF

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Posted September 26 2006 - 04:19 AM

If that's true, then people should have the disks. Does anybody have it?

#5 of 27 OFFLINE   mike--

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Posted September 26 2006 - 05:02 AM

Yeah, I'd kinda like to know if this is available yet...............before i go driving 40 miles to my nearest Best Buy!!

#6 of 27 OFFLINE   Shawn.F

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Posted September 26 2006 - 06:00 AM

I picked mine up at my local Best Buy when they opened this morning. They had 3 or 4 copies on the shelf.

#7 of 27 OFFLINE   mike--

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Posted September 26 2006 - 06:08 AM

Great to hear!!.................i'm off to Best Buy!!

#8 of 27 OFFLINE   DeeF

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Posted September 26 2006 - 06:54 AM

Ok, I found one at Best Buy in NYC this afternoon. As to this thread --

never mind.

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#9 of 27 OFFLINE   Larry Sutliff

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Posted September 26 2006 - 07:16 AM

I cancelled my Amazon order, and will be picking this and some other stuff up at BB. They're holdin' the stuff for me. Posted Image

#10 of 27 OFFLINE   DeeF

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Posted September 26 2006 - 07:23 AM

And now having looked at it, you're all in for an amazing experience. At 68 years old, a movie looking as good as if it were filmed yesterday, literally.

#11 of 27 OFFLINE   Conrad_SSS

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Posted September 26 2006 - 08:28 AM

I got mine this morning at Best Buy.....

It is simply astounding.........The combination of Warner's Ultra Resolution process and the magnificence of HD-DVD make this the most gorgeous thing I have ever seen in a home viewing experience. (I do admit I'm prejudiced in favor of classics...)

If that wasn't enough, just take a gander at RABBIT HOOD in HD! Who'd ever think of BUGS BUNNY in Hi-Def!

A stunning achievement!

#12 of 27 OFFLINE   Frank Ha

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Posted September 26 2006 - 08:57 AM

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And now having looked at it, you're all in for an amazing experience. At 68 years old, a movie looking as good as if it were filmed yesterday, literally.

Thanks for the "mini-mini" review Posted Image. I've been looking all over the net for reviews, and haven't found anything. Wonder why? Anyway, I've got it on order from Amazon and now I know it will be worth the wait.
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#13 of 27 OFFLINE   DeeF

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Posted September 26 2006 - 09:42 AM

A thought occurs to me, which might only be confirmed by Mr. Harris. This DVD of Robin Hood looks so amazing, far greater than most black and white movies of the era. Is it possible, because of the 3-strip Technicolor process, that Technicolor films are better preserved today? Because the negatives weren't printed a million times, but used for the matrices.

I recognize that the negatives would shrink differently, and this causes registration problems now. But with the Ultra-Resolution process of correcting for shrinkage, it does seem like this film (and others like it) look better than something like You Can't Take It With You, the Oscar-winner of 1938, which is scratchy and worn out.

#14 of 27 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

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Posted September 26 2006 - 03:56 PM

Best Buy had it, Amazon lost the sale. I spent an extra $5 overall, but well worth it. I can wait 2-3 days for Amazon to get their stock on the other titles, but not this one.

The picture is incredible, and the feature set is outstanding. Love those cartoons...you can see dust particles, the resolution is so fine.

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Posted September 26 2006 - 04:40 PM

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...you can see dust particles, the resolution is so fine.

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You can see dust?

NO SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#16 of 27 OFFLINE   RobertDW

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Posted September 26 2006 - 04:54 PM

I'm watching it as I type this. Oh the colors, my eyes my eyes lol. Posted Image

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Posted September 27 2006 - 01:33 AM

I've been looking all over the net for reviews, and haven't found anything. Wonder why?

Quite simply - these aren't being sent in advance, and in most cases arrive after street date. I only received the last wave a couple of days ago. Rest assured, The Adventures of Robin Hood will be covered here whenever it arrives.
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#18 of 27 OFFLINE   Roger Mathus

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Posted September 27 2006 - 03:05 AM

Local Best Buy did not get any stock of Robin Hood, Grand Prix or Terminator 3. They also did not get the Blu-ray release of Corpse Bride. The same thing happened on The Searchers earlier this month. It appears that Warner may have short shipped as it appears that Anmazon also did not get enought stock to fill pre-orders. This is going to be an even bigger mess in fourth quarter if the distribution channels are not fixed. Popular titles are going to be hard to find.

#19 of 27 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted September 27 2006 - 03:53 AM

Yeah, I still haven't received my review copy either (though I did get Terminator 3 and Grand Prix a couple days ago). The distribution system, including promotion for HD DVD seems to be completely out of whack for some reason. I suppose there is a certain amount of being at the mercy of replicators for small press runs.

#20 of 27 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted September 27 2006 - 04:11 AM

Perhaps they're not sure which reviewers own the proper players (or their system is not taylored for it yet) - perhaps even some reviewers have reported back to the studios that they couldn't do a thing with the discs ("and SDVD is good enough for me anyway, thank you, call me again when the war is over" Posted Image ).


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