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Private school dvd reannounced for March !!!


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#21 of 73 Jon Martin

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Posted February 12 2007 - 01:56 AM

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I think its now safe to say there is a 0% chance of this title getting cancelled again.After all its now only 3 weeks away ! We should start seeing dvd reviews popping up in a couple weeks.Itll be interesting to see if any music, or scenes are missing, getting it regardless.

I wouldn't be worried about scenes being missing. Although I do wish they had scenes from the TV cut.

#22 of 73 Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted February 12 2007 - 02:09 AM

Jon, im really hoping the private school song in the beginning of the film is intact on the dvd.
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#23 of 73 Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted February 12 2007 - 04:03 AM

I just visited the website for universal dvd.com, their page for the private school dvd no longer has the dvd artwork available, it was still there yesterday.I hope they are not thinking of changing the dvd cover, was never too fond of the original theatrical poster for this movie.
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#24 of 73 Jon Hertzberg

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Posted February 12 2007 - 04:36 AM

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Jon, im really hoping the private school song in the beginning of the film is intact on the dvd.

Do you mean, "You're Breakin' My Heart" by Harry Nilsson? This is the song that I've heard in the opening credits of every version I've seen--original MCA home video release and old HBO airings.

The song "Private School," performed by Bill Wray, appears at a different point in the film--I believe when Jim and Christine arrive at the hotel for their date. It may also be performed during the school dance sequence, but I can't recall for sure.

#25 of 73 Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted February 12 2007 - 04:40 AM

Thats odd, I coulve sworn in a tv broadcast back in the early 90s,Bill Wray" s private school song was the first song that appeared in the movie.
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#26 of 73 Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted February 14 2007 - 09:44 AM

Sheesh,now that I went to all the trouble of preordering private school elsewhere , amazon .com decides to finally put up a preorder.Just last week when I e mailed them , they said no plans for a preorder.Now ill just stick with with the other place I ordered it, because amazon.com lied.
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Posted February 14 2007 - 12:34 PM

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Do you mean, "You're Breakin' My Heart" by Harry Nilsson? This is the song that I've heard in the opening credits of every version I've seen--original MCA home video release and old HBO airings.

The song "Private School," performed by Bill Wray, appears at a different point in the film--I believe when Jim and Christine arrive at the hotel for their date. It may also be performed during the school dance sequence, but I can't recall for sure.

The edited TV print has it as the theme, I believe. Like with FAST TIMES and BREAKFAST CLUB, Universal re-edited the film, including a lot of deleted scenes, for the TV print. I wish they would be included in the DVD, but it doesn't seem like it, since the other films haven't included those scenes as extras.

#28 of 73 Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted February 15 2007 - 01:26 AM

Judging from universals dvd website , private school will have all the major songs intact on the dvd! Here is what it says,"Private School features a soundtrack of hits from artists like the Stray Cats, Vanity Six,Bow Wow Wow and Rick Springfield."
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#29 of 73 Jon Hertzberg

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Posted February 15 2007 - 03:21 AM

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The edited TV print has it as the theme, I believe. Like with FAST TIMES and BREAKFAST CLUB, Universal re-edited the film, including a lot of deleted scenes, for the TV print. I wish they would be included in the DVD, but it doesn't seem like it, since the other films haven't included those scenes as extras.

Yeah, I think it's pretty safe to say those deleted scenes will not be included on this disc. I would be surprised if we see a title menu, chapter menu, or trailer on this disc.

As for music, I think the Nilsson tune is most appropriate since it appears to be the song used in the original theatrical version.

#30 of 73 Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted February 26 2007 - 12:47 AM

Youre kidding right Jon ? Even the cheapest public domain titles nowadays have chapter menus.So why would private school, which is from a bigtime company like Universal not have one ?
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Posted February 26 2007 - 03:31 AM

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Youre kidding right Jon ? Even the cheapest public domain titles nowadays have chapter menus.So why would private school, which is from a bigtime company like Universal not have one ?

Sadly, Tony, I'm not kidding at all. "Bigtime" Universal has made it a practice with their budget-line Studio Selections series to eliminate menus, for what, I can only assume, are cost reasons.

Here's a quote from DVD Savant's review of Universal's Charley Varrick, which is one of the studio's Studio Selections:
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Universal's DVD of Charley Varrick isn't a total loss, but it doesn't augur well for the direction of the industry. The studio clearly wants product with a low price point to toss into "the combine's" bargain bins at the local Wal-Mart, and to save a penny has issued all of the Studio Selections in full-frame versions 'modified to fit this screen.' There aren't any menus. The movie just starts.

The image artwork that Amazon has up for Private School has the Studio Selections banner across the top, which is what leads me to believe the film will be afforded the same treatment the earlier Studio Selection titles received.

Judging from the treatment of Charley Varrick and Colossus: The Forbin Project, we should just be happy if Private School is 16:9 OAR.

#32 of 73 Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted February 26 2007 - 04:42 AM

Wow,I never had a Universal studio selection,do you mean to say there wont even be a static menu that has a play movie option.The movie will start off right away after the fbi warning and the universal globe song?
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#33 of 73 Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted February 26 2007 - 04:45 AM

Forgot to mention, every single dvd site , including Universal lists private school dvd 1.85.1 anamorphic widescreen.So I wouldnt worry about fullscreen.
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Posted February 26 2007 - 09:56 AM

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Posted February 26 2007 - 10:05 AM

I have the Studio Selections disc of Cloak and Dagger, and it just plays when you insert the disc. The movie looks surprisingly good, however.

#36 of 73 Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted February 27 2007 - 02:41 AM

Only a week away, but I have yet to find a dvd review on the net for this.Im hoping the transfer looks at least as good, as the original dvd release of fast times at ridgemont high.
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#37 of 73 Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted February 28 2007 - 07:16 AM

The back cover of the dvd has been posted finally on dvd empire.com!!!!!!! It looks fantastic !
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Posted February 28 2007 - 08:19 AM

Anyone know if it will be available at any B & M stores ?

#39 of 73 Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted February 28 2007 - 08:34 AM

Im pretty sure stores in the USA like best buy or circuit city will carry it.Although they probably wont have as many copies available as new movies.
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Posted February 28 2007 - 08:58 AM

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Im pretty sure stores in the USA like best buy or circuit city will carry it.Although they probably wont have as many copies available as new movies.

Thanks Tony.


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