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Almost Famous extended edition Blu-ray


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#1 of 28 OFFLINE   Greg T

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Posted February 04 2008 - 10:57 AM

Almost Famous: Extended Edition (UK - BD) in News > Releases at DVDActive

This one is region ABC and is around 28.00 from Amazon U.K. or sendit.com has it for around 26.50 shipped to the U.S.

It's a must have catalog title for myself so I thought others may like to know about it.

#2 of 28 OFFLINE   ManW_TheUncool

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Posted February 04 2008 - 11:32 AM

Thanks for the heads up. Do you know if it's the Bootleg Cut version or some other extended version? Does it still also include the original theatrical cut?

I already paid a pretty penny 2x for the Bootleg Cut DVD -- my first one had the director's cut disc eaten by a player (and then the rest of it was lent out and never returned). Posted Image Will probably wait for reviews before taking the plunge on this one...

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#3 of 28 OFFLINE   Greg T

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Posted February 04 2008 - 11:46 AM

It's the bootleg cut with DD-THD audio. There is also a Japanese Blu-ray release with an all red background of the same cover from the U.K. release. I like the Japanese cover much better but don't want to pay the much higher cost to get it. If I remember right, this was a Dreamworks dvd release in the U.S., and there is no telling when they may get around to releasing this on either format so I ordered my copy from Amazon U.K. around a month ago.

#4 of 28 OFFLINE   ManW_TheUncool

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Posted February 04 2008 - 02:25 PM

Thanks. But does it also include the original theatrical cut then (perhaps via seamless branching)? Hope it does since I usually prefer that version for pacing. _Man_

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Posted February 04 2008 - 02:36 PM

Despite Kate Hudson in panties, someone should really post that cover in the Awful DVD covers thread.
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Posted February 04 2008 - 05:11 PM

At least it is the original poster art. There were two one-sheets used. This is the poster used internationally. In the U.S., they used the one that appeared on the original Dreamworks DVD.

This cover is the same cover that's been used for the DVD releases except for the U.S. My Korean Region 3 DVD has this cover.

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#7 of 28 OFFLINE   Zack Gibbs

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Posted February 04 2008 - 05:27 PM

I didn't know that was the international poster, I guess it makes sense then. Shame the international poster looks like a cheaply photoshopped DVD cover though. Posted Image
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Posted February 04 2008 - 11:07 PM

I'd heard about this release but everything I read previously indicated it was the theatrical cut. Now that it's confirmed to be the Bootleg/extended cut I think I'll be getting it. I'd normally wait on a US release but since Dreamworks seems to have no intention of releasing any of their A list catalog titles this seems like a no-brainer.
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#9 of 28 OFFLINE   Paul Arnette

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Posted February 05 2008 - 12:46 AM

This shipped today from sendit.com. The wife and I are very much looking forward to watching it.


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The Jackal
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#10 of 28 OFFLINE   Todd H

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Posted February 05 2008 - 01:56 AM

I pre-ordered this through amazon.co.uk. The extended cut is probably my favorite movie of all time. Can't wait to see it in HD.

#11 of 28 OFFLINE   James Carpenter

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Posted February 05 2008 - 04:55 AM

This is probably a stupid question, but is region coding an issue with blu-ray movies - will it play in my sony bdp-s1? Also is there any playback issues because of pal/ntsc, or is that a non-factor with high definition?

#12 of 28 OFFLINE   Jesse Blacklow

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Posted February 05 2008 - 05:21 AM

It's a non-factor, since PAL/NTSC only applies to standard definition. I've had no issues with the SD features, either.
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Posted February 05 2008 - 08:30 AM

The disc is region free, as are all Sony's releases in the UK.

#14 of 28 OFFLINE   Greg T

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Posted February 05 2008 - 09:18 AM

There is no available info other than it being the bootleg cut on the U.K., Japanese or German versions. Perhaps if somone gets there copy soon, they could let us in on any available extras. "I am a golden god"

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Posted February 05 2008 - 11:54 AM

According to the back of the UK sleeve, the extras are: "Love Comes And Goes" featurette and Lester Bangs interview 1.85:1 transfer, English TrueHD 5.1 audio

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Posted February 09 2008 - 02:12 AM

Please post your thoughts on P/Q and S/Q when you get it if you would be so kind?

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Posted February 09 2008 - 05:37 AM


Gladly. I am still waiting for it to show up here. I am hoping it arrives today, if so I will be watching it Sunday night. Rest assured, I will post my thoughts shortly thereafter. However, in the meantime, this mini-review on AVS looks promising:

Mini-Review: Almost Famous - Extended Edition - AVS Forum
Universal Blu-ray Discs I will not be buying while they're offered only as Blu-ray + DVD 'flipper' discs:

The Jackal
, Out of Africa, and Traffic.

#18 of 28 OFFLINE   Greg T

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Posted February 10 2008 - 02:53 AM

That AVS member seemed quite impressed with both the P/Q and S/Q. Look forward to your thoughts as well. Mine just shipped out yesterday from Amazon U.K. so I won't be seeing it for about a week.

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Posted February 21 2008 - 10:13 AM

So how does this one look to those of you who got it from overseas? Thanks. Posted Image

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Posted February 21 2008 - 04:16 PM


Universal Blu-ray Discs I will not be buying while they're offered only as Blu-ray + DVD 'flipper' discs:

The Jackal
, Out of Africa, and Traffic.




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