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WHV Press Release: A Christmas Story: Ultimate Collector's Edition (DVD/Blu-ray)

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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 07 2008 - 09:03 AM

A 25th Anniversary Tribute to the Original, Traditional, One-Hundred-Percent, Red-Blooded, Two-Fisted, All-American Christmas... A CHRISTMAS STORY ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION ON DVD & BLU-RAY™ HI- DEF NOVEMBER 4 Retro Tin Packaging Includes Great Goodies Perfect for Gift-Giving Season Burbank, Calif., July 7, 2008 – On November 4, Warner Home Video serves up an old-fashioned holiday treat with DVD and Blu-ray™ Hi-Def Ultimate Collector’s Editions of celebrated humorist Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story to commemorate the film’s 25th Anniversary. Ingredients in the Two-Disc DVD version ($39.99 SRP) include five collectible cookie cutters in iconic Christmas Story shapes; a 48-page cook book filled with recipes inspired by the film; photos and quotes and a custom-designed chef’s apron. All will be festively packaged in a collectible retro holiday cookie tin. Also in a nostalgic tin, A Christmas Story UCE Blu-ray™ Hi-Def ($49.99 SRP) will include a Leg Lamp light strand. The stand alone, previously released single versions of the film are also available. The previously released Two-Disc Special Edition ($26.99 SRP) will be available in new Amaray packing. A Christmas Story Blu-ray™ Hi-Def will sell for $28.99 SRP. About A Christmas Story A Christmas Story, a nostalgic view of Christmastime in Indiana during the 1940s, stars Peter Billingsley as Ralphie, a nine-year-old who has only one thing on his Christmas list: a Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Air Rifle. With his parents unwilling to buy him the gun because he might “shoot his eye out,” Ralphie decides to mount a full-scale, hint-dropping, Santa-begging campaign. He also endures a slew of calamities from snowsuit paralysis to the dreaded tongue-on-a-frozen-flagpole gambit. The New York Times calls A Christmas Story, “maybe the best Christmas movie ever.” Special Features: Disc 1 · Feature film (Widescreen) Disc 2 · Commentary with Peter Billingsley and director/ co-writer Bob Clark · Original readings by Jean Shepard, author and voice narrator of A Christmas Story · Documentary: Another Christmas Story · Featurette: Get a Leg Up · Featurette: A History of the Daisy Red Ryder · Triple Dog Dare Interactive Trivia · Decoder Match Challenge · Hidden “Presents” · Original theatrical trailer The Blu-ray™ Hi-Def edition will include the same special features all on one disc. A Christmas Story Ultimate Collector’s Edition Street Date: November 4, 2008 $39.99 SRP Blu-ray™ Hi-Def Catalog $49.99 SRP A Christmas Story Two-Disc Special Edition $26.99 SRP A Christmas Story Blu-ray™ Hi-Def $28.99 SRP Feature Running Time: 93 minutes -- Rated: PG 16x9 Widescreen Subtitles: English, French, Spanish


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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Jon Smith

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Posted July 07 2008 - 10:22 AM

Sold! Why is the commentary on Disc 2?

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Mike_Richardson


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Posted July 07 2008 - 03:28 PM

What a waste of time. Sounds like it's the exact same disc that came out a couple of years ago, all those extras were on the prior release.

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   JohnS



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Posted July 07 2008 - 11:13 PM

It's Blu-ray. SOLD!


#5 of 8 OFFLINE   KellyVO


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Posted July 08 2008 - 03:24 AM

Not fair I want a Leg Lamp light stand! Oh well since I never got around to getting the 2-Disc DVD last Christmas I will ask for this and put it on my Christmas list for this year!
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#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Mike_Richardson


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Posted July 08 2008 - 04:18 AM

It's already ON Blu-Ray. You're excited about the apron then?

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Jon Smith

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Posted July 08 2008 - 10:57 AM

I didn't even know that! I always thought the current releases were bare bones. I do live in R2 land however, so it could have slipped me by quite easily.

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Radioman970



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Posted July 09 2008 - 12:09 AM

Wow. I was going to pick up the standard this year but I'll wait and grab this when I finally buy a BR player. Cool!
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