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HTF REVIEW: The Little Mermaid - Disappointingly NOT Recommended



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#161 of 167 OFFLINE   Colby

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Posted October 15 2006 - 04:53 PM

There are before & after screencaps of the knee in the review at Ultimate Disney.

#162 of 167 OFFLINE   Lars Vermundsberget

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Posted October 16 2006 - 03:39 AM

Still plenty of reasons to keep one's laserdiscs, then...

#163 of 167 OFFLINE   Jambalaya Gumbo

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Posted October 16 2006 - 04:03 PM

By removing it they almost admit the story is true.

No, they just rid themselves of a silly urban legend created by people who didn't know what they were looking at. The offstage "Good Kitty" line in Aladdin was scrubbed as well.

#164 of 167 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted October 17 2006 - 03:14 AM

Well, one can't deny that the absense of the image now implies that they removed it out of fear. I'm a little annoyed at the fact that the line about the tiger has been taken out of Aladdin. These are NOT offensive scenes. A few people get angry about them, Disney removes the material instead of issuing statements regarding the fact that the scenes really aren't offensive.

I'm not so much upset about the movie being edited, I'm actually upset about the mentality behind it. Disney took something that was completely innocent and because someone else pointed out something they thought was perverted... went ahead and removed it. It just makes me wonder what else we can expect in the future at the request of people who apparently have their OWN heads in the gutters. These rumors of ariel's cleavage, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if in 50 years the seventh release of Alice In Wonderland removed "Drink Me" and "Eat Me" from the film because those phrases are "filthy!" and allude to drug use...

One can completely agree that the studio is obviously just covering their bases and know that a few seconds of footage isn't going to cause an outrage... but the question is how big is the next thing going to be? or What are they going to chop out next at the demands of angry parents who have sicker minds than they realize?

#165 of 167 OFFLINE   James Ryfun

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Posted October 17 2006 - 03:42 AM

Wow. I believe IGN gave this disc a 10.

#166 of 167 OFFLINE   Jambalaya Gumbo

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Posted October 17 2006 - 04:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Robert Ringwald
Well, one can't deny that the absense of the image now implies that they removed it out of fear. I'm a little annoyed at the fact that the line about the tiger has been taken out of Aladdin. These are NOT offensive scenes. A few people get angry about them, Disney removes the material instead of issuing statements regarding the fact that the scenes really aren't offensive.

Well, Disney does issue such statements, but its like a moth trying to fly against the gale of a hurricane, or trying to hear one voice in a packed football stadium.

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I'm not so much upset about the movie being edited, I'm actually upset about the mentality behind it. Disney took something that was completely innocent and because someone else pointed out something they thought was perverted... went ahead and removed it.

Well, another way of looking at it is this way...Disney certainly never intended for the drawings or garbled rear audio to give people the impressions they did. So, in a way, these were flaws, and Disney has corrected them. i.e., "Hey! The top of that castle looks like a penis!" "It does? Oops! You're right! Sorry about that. Let me just fix it...there. How's that?" "Much better."

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It just makes me wonder what else we can expect in the future at the request of people who apparently have their OWN heads in the gutters. These rumors of ariel's cleavage, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if in 50 years the seventh release of Alice In Wonderland removed "Drink Me" and "Eat Me" from the film because those phrases are "filthy!" and allude to drug use...

Let's not go the slippery slope route. I think we'll see Pinocchio rated R for tobacco use long before we see Alice in Wonderland tinkered with because of the associations with drug culture.

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One can completely agree that the studio is obviously just covering their bases and know that a few seconds of footage isn't going to cause an outrage... but the question is how big is the next thing going to be? or What are they going to chop out next at the demands of angry parents who have sicker minds than they realize?

Reasonable people will usually make reasonable decisions. I hope that John Lasseter and the new people at Disney will do the right thing and release non-censored versions of Saludos Amigos, Make Mine Music, and Melody Time. Those alterations were far more egregious to my mind than "fixing" the knees of the clergyman in Little Mermaid.

#167 of 167 OFFLINE   mike4195

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Posted August 18 2009 - 08:30 PM



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Originally Posted by DaViD Boulet
I'd encourage any serious audiophiles to pick up the limited-edition DVD along side this new purchase (from ebay?) and then burn their own custom DVD using the (problematic but better) image from the new disc with the outstanding 5.1 mix from the old.
Finished mine last night. Will be watching it in its entirety this afternoon.
Plzzz send me a copy... I don't wanna make myself buy the platinum edition.

 If you stored it on you computer then please upload it onto the Internet using rapidshare.com or another file hosting site.

 Thank you it is much appreciated







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