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Original "The Day The Earth Stood Still" coming December 2?


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#1 of 18 OFFLINE   Jesse Blacklow

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Posted September 18 2008 - 01:50 AM

Amazon has a listing up for what looks to be like the original 1951 version of "The Day The Earth Stood Still" from Fox:

Amazon.com: The Day the Earth Stood Still (Special Edition) [Blu-ray]: Movies & TV

It makes sense to tie it in with the December 12 release of the remake (which looks awful, IMO). If this is true, I'm all over it!



EDIT: It's up at DVD Empire, too!

DVD Empire - Item - Day The Earth Stood Still, The: Special Edition / Blu-ray
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#2 of 18 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted September 18 2008 - 02:43 AM

I was hoping that Fox would do this when they announced the SD DVD SE. It looks like the MSRP is $5 lower than their usual $39.99 Crawdaddy

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#3 of 18 OFFLINE   Douglas Monce

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Posted September 18 2008 - 04:34 AM

nice! One of my favorite movies. Doug
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#4 of 18 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted September 18 2008 - 06:29 AM

Another definite purchase! Posted Image

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#5 of 18 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted September 18 2008 - 06:36 AM

Cool!

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#6 of 18 OFFLINE   RickER

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Posted September 18 2008 - 06:46 AM

$25 bucks for a FOX title, not bad. Order placed, thanks guys.

#7 of 18 OFFLINE   Chris S

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Posted September 18 2008 - 09:28 AM

Thanks! Just canceled my order for the new 2-disc SD version.
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#8 of 18 OFFLINE   Craig Beam

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Posted September 18 2008 - 11:59 AM

Oh, I'm all over this. Thank you Fox!!!

#9 of 18 OFFLINE   Ed St. Clair

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Posted September 18 2008 - 01:02 PM

Yeah, not a BIG fan of Hollywood remakes. However, if its going to get us the original released on HD... ;-)
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#10 of 18 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted September 19 2008 - 12:27 AM

Great news if this holds up.
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#11 of 18 OFFLINE   Jesse Blacklow

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Posted September 19 2008 - 02:25 AM

From retailer listings:
No specs yet, but Fox has yet to use anything but lossless DTS-HD:MA on a title.
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Posted September 19 2008 - 05:52 AM

Looking forward to my first B&W Blu-Ray. If the new version is only half as good as this one, it'll be OK.

#13 of 18 OFFLINE   Craig Beam

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Posted September 19 2008 - 07:24 AM


Bill, I'm shocked and appalled. You don't have ANY B&W Blu-rays????? Posted Image No 20 Million Miles to Earth? No Good Night and Good Luck? I have both, and they look stunning. A well-handled B&W film in HD is truly something beautiful to behold. Oh, and I also have The Seventh Seal (import).

Wait, are they any others even available...?

#14 of 18 OFFLINE   Ed St. Clair

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Posted September 19 2008 - 07:30 AM

KILL BILL JJ
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#15 of 18 OFFLINE   Chris S

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Posted September 19 2008 - 07:43 AM

Casablanca (currently on HD DVD and coming soon to Blu-ray)
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Posted September 19 2008 - 09:44 AM

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Posted September 19 2008 - 10:10 AM

Jailhouse Rock The Longest Day (though w/ DNR issues)

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#18 of 18 OFFLINE   Jesse Blacklow

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Posted September 25 2008 - 06:39 AM

Blu-ray.com - Fox Announces The Day the Earth Stood Still
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