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#1 of 90 JakeLip

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Posted February 10 2007 - 04:01 PM

A couple months ago, DavisDVD.com reported on a director's cut DVD release of That Thing You Do!, which they said was scheduled for March 27. Partial specs were mentioned - 50-minute-longer cut, commentary - but nothing really specific. Amazon has this up for preorder too, but I haven't seen it mentioned here or by any of the other DVD news sites, and no updated specs have come in, nor cover art, for a release that's supposed to happen a little over a month from now. Does anybody have any information on this? What are the specs, and more importantly, is it still coming on March 27? If not, when has it been rescheduled for? (A new DC of Big was supposed to arrive similtaneously, and I'm still unsure about that, too.) Can anybody provide insight as to what's going on here? Thanks.
 

 


#2 of 90 Christian Preischl

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Posted February 12 2007 - 09:27 PM

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...and more importantly, is it still coming on March 27?
Apparently not. Amazon.com now lists a May 8 street date for both this and the Big Director's Cut. Posted Image

#3 of 90 Radioman970

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Posted February 12 2007 - 11:40 PM

Good deal! I cant wait. Good film that seems to always be underrated. And, at the risk of adding to that, The Commitments is a similar BETTER film.
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#4 of 90 todd s

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Posted February 13 2007 - 08:35 AM

Geez 50 minutes. Thats a lot more footage. I wonder (no pun intended) what is added?
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#5 of 90 Mike Frezon

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Posted February 13 2007 - 09:00 AM

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Geez 50 minutes. Thats a lot more footage. I wonder (no pun intended) what is added?

"Yeah...looks like Oh-needer!"

Honestly, probably one of the Frezon family's favorite films.

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This is terrific news! Makes me almost as happy as the One-ders were when they heard their song for the first time on WJET Radio!

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#6 of 90 Jeff_CusBlues

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Posted February 13 2007 - 11:25 AM

I love this movie. I'm pretty interested in the extra 50 minutes also, but hopefully the original cut is included. I really like the song That Thing You Do. It's snappy.

I'll put in another vote for The Commitments also. A fine movie.

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Posted February 13 2007 - 03:49 PM

May 8th? Nooooo! I was so looking forward to this!

#8 of 90 Tim Glover

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Posted February 13 2007 - 03:59 PM

One of my favorites as well. Terrific soundtrack. Posted Image

#9 of 90 Mike Frezon

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Posted February 14 2007 - 05:19 AM

"A man in a really nice camper wants to put our song on the radio!"

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#10 of 90 Kraig Lang

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Posted February 14 2007 - 06:38 AM

You have no idea how happy you made me with this post. "That Thing You Do" is one of my all time favorites.

They created so much history behind this film, I'm amazed it wasn't longer to begin with.
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#11 of 90 GlennH

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Posted February 14 2007 - 09:55 AM

One of our favorites too. Saw it in the theater, bought the soundtrack right after that and still listen to it fairly often.

I'm also disappointed it's been delayed. I'd seen that announcement for March and was anticipating seeing some reviews and description of the added content in a few weeks.

Hopefully the PQ is improved too. The original DVD is pretty lackluster.

#12 of 90 JakeLip

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Posted February 14 2007 - 10:54 AM

DavisDVD just picked up on the new date too. I'm not surprised that it's been delayed -- a bit disappointed, but in the end it will all be fine. March 27 is really packed anyway; Children of Men and Happy Feet also have my attention on that date, so it's nice to have it freed up a bit. Still can't wait for this!
 

 


#13 of 90 Christian Preischl

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Posted February 14 2007 - 11:17 AM

Apparently it's now a 2 disc set! (Same for "Big". Source: amazon.com and davisdvd.com)

#14 of 90 Derek Miner

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Posted February 14 2007 - 11:40 AM

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Apparently it's now a 2 disc set!
I thought it always was...
By the way, I can't wait for this!! (If you couldn't tell from my avatar)
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#15 of 90 Ken Cline

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Posted February 21 2007 - 09:40 AM

Boy, I need to check the forum more often. This is great news as I really dug this film too. They filmed a lot of it in my area (Orange County, CA). I went down to the sets while they were filming, but didn't get to see too much. They were mostly doing indoor scenes at the time.
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#16 of 90 Mike Frezon

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Posted February 21 2007 - 10:13 AM

"There he goes off to his room to record that hit song, 'Alone in My Principles.'"

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#17 of 90 Keith Paynter

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Posted February 21 2007 - 10:33 PM

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#18 of 90 JohnTRU

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Posted February 23 2007 - 01:56 AM

Count me in as another who'll buy this in a heartbeat. Saw it at the cinemas when first released and have watched my (practically) bare-bones edition numerous times.

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#19 of 90 Tim Glover

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Posted February 23 2007 - 04:23 AM

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"There he goes off to his room to record that hit song, 'Alone in My Principles.'"


My favorite line in the movie Mike! Posted Image

#20 of 90 Mike Frezon

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Posted February 23 2007 - 04:47 AM

I wonder if the fan base for this movie is bigger than some people might think?

I'm certainly enthusiastic about the response in this thread...but also based on the limited number of people with whom I've discussed this film, it seems to resonate with a lot of people.

I wonder why? The results in re-creating the mid-1960s are terrific. Many comment on the soundtrack. The script is solid (very quotable! Posted Image ). Nice ensemble. Maybe it is just the sum of its parts--AND a good story well told.

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A quick stroll around the 'net shows that DVD Empire is listing a DTS track (!) alongside a DD 5.1 (I think the first release was only DD 5.0). It also shows a running time of 155 minutes...confirming the additional 50 minutes of scenes.

Movies Unlimited lists the following features:

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Director's cut; 155 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital Surround stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround stereo; audio commentary; featurettes; music video; TV spots; theatrical trailers. Two-disc set.

One VERY COOL thing is that it looks like this release is going to be had for $14 or less! Posted Image

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There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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