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Zodiac - Due 7/24/07


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#1 of 46 Patrick Mirza

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Posted May 16 2007 - 08:01 AM

Paramount Home Entertainment will release Zodiac on July 24th. As a serial killer terrifies the San Francisco Bay Area and taunts police with his ciphers and letters, investigators in four jurisdictions search for the murderer. Directed by David Fincher and based on the actual case files of one of the most intriguing unsolved crimes in the nation's history. Available in separate anamorphic widescreen and fullscreen editions, each with Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks, extras will be announced shortly. Retail is $29.99.

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#2 of 46 cafink

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Posted May 16 2007 - 08:05 AM

So close to the original poster art, and yet so far.

Ah well, at least the movie's good.
 

 


#3 of 46 TravisR

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Posted May 16 2007 - 08:06 AM

While I get the feeling that there will be nearly zero extras and then a special edition in a couple of months, this movie is actually worth buying twice. Posted Image

#4 of 46 Steve Y

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Posted May 16 2007 - 08:58 AM

They all look a little constipated on that cover, but that still doesn't stop this from being one of the best movies of the year. Definitely worth a purchase. This movie captured the feeling of the SF Bay Area in the 20th century better than any movie from recent memory. A haunting, well-crafted movie that never gets tiresome despite its length. Posted Image Posted Image

#5 of 46 Jon Martin

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Posted May 16 2007 - 10:48 AM

This is indeed a great film. Probably the best so far this year.

However, I don't know if it is one I can see myself watching multiple times.

#6 of 46 ZacharyTait

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Posted May 16 2007 - 01:45 PM

When they're making a floating heads/names cover, why can't they line up the names with the heads? It's really annoying.

If the DVD is light on extras, I'll probably rent it to see if it's worth owning. Otherwise, I'll wait for the SE or a price drop down the line.

#7 of 46 PaulP

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Posted May 16 2007 - 02:00 PM

No two-discer?

#8 of 46 Tim RP

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Posted May 16 2007 - 09:24 PM

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So close to the original poster art, and yet so far.

Ah well, at least the movie's good.


Indeedy - got to have the floaty heads to sell 'product'. Tossers.

Hopefully this will be some bare bones rubbish. The SE will come later - Fincher wouldn't let us down...

#9 of 46 ErichH

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Posted May 17 2007 - 12:15 AM

Finch! Please fix The Game while you're at it.

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#10 of 46 cafink

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Posted May 17 2007 - 12:34 AM

"fix"?
 

 


#11 of 46 AaronMan

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Posted May 17 2007 - 05:41 AM

Does it bug anyone else when they don't line up the actor's name with his/her face on the box? In this case, they need to switch Gyllenhaal's and Downey's names so they are positioned over the correct person. I guess its a pet peeve of mine. Or, I wish they would just use the movie poster which blows this cover art away.

Oh, and this film deserves the Criterion treatment, considering the exhaustive research Fincher did on the Zodiac killer and the absolutely brilliant visual effects that were seemlessly integrated into the film.

#12 of 46 ErichH

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Posted May 17 2007 - 07:15 AM

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"fix"?

As in Anamorphic remaster for DVD, some SE treatment perhaps? You get the idea.

As for names over heads, this is a long standing treatment by many cover artist (loose term huh) It bugs me as well, but as long as the DVD is great, I'll forget the bozos who do the art.

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#13 of 46 Kyle_D

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Posted May 17 2007 - 03:25 PM

I know I read somewhere around the time of the release that David Prior was working on a Zodiac special edition that had some astronomical budget for a DVD ($750,000 I think) and it would include a director's cut that runs 3+ hours.

#14 of 46 Sam Favate

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Posted May 17 2007 - 11:22 PM

Terrific movie. The DVD needs to have a second disc though and include a documentary on the actual events that the movie is based on. I'll wait for the eventual special edition.

#15 of 46 PaulaJ

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Posted May 18 2007 - 01:39 AM

Gyllenhaal looks cross-eyed... what a odd photo to use for the DVD cover.

Yes, I'd like a two-disc special edition too. Which probably means I'll be double-dipping on this title. The studios know how to squeeze the $$$ out of me.

Reign Over Me is also being released on July 24 but no specs or art yet.
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#16 of 46 Brett_M

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Posted May 18 2007 - 04:07 AM

Saw this twice in the theater and loved it both times.

Rent barebones first, buy SE later.
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#17 of 46 Chris Moe

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Posted May 18 2007 - 07:09 AM

I've read the Zodiac book twice and really enjoyed the movie. I don't think I will pick this up though, I'll wait for the special edition that has more bonus features.

#18 of 46 Russell G

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Posted May 18 2007 - 09:09 AM

I'll buy this cheap previously viewed. Loved the movie.

#19 of 46 JonZ

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Posted May 18 2007 - 02:12 PM

My fav film so far this year. I thought we were getting a Dir Cut on DVD.

BTW, That cover sucks.

#20 of 46 TravisR

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Posted June 08 2007 - 08:02 AM

Rather unsurprisingly, there's no extras on this disc:

http://www.dvdactive...ses/zodiac.html

Gee, I wonder if they'll do a special edition. Posted Image





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