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USHE Press Release: Shaun of the Dead -and- Hot Fuzz Limited Edition (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted June 30 2009 - 07:31 AM


 

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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Bleddyn Williams

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Posted June 30 2009 - 08:56 AM

Sounds great, Ron.  The HD DVDs were no slouches, but there was an issue with HOT FUZZ, where after watching a bonus, it would take a long time to go back to the menu.  This made working through the extras hard work, so if the blu can correct this, I'm in.

What is "Limited" in this press release?  a two-pack?

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted June 30 2009 - 12:38 PM

Can't wait to pick up both.

"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Paul Arnette

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Posted June 30 2009 - 01:05 PM

Ron, the title says 'Limited Edition', but the press release says 'Ultimate Edition'.  I assume the press release is correct?  I hope so because my initial reaction was "Oh, crap!  Not another excuse to jack up the price"!

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.

#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Ray H

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Posted July 01 2009 - 04:01 AM

Sounds cool. I bought Hot Fuzz when it was first released on DVD, only to have Universal announce a 3-disc collector's edition a month later. I'm still a bit bitter about that.

I'm hopeful the Blus will include all of the extras. Hot Fuzz sounds like it includes everything. Shaun of the Dead was missing some stuff from the UK DVDs, but with the "including zombies" note in the commentary listing, I'm hoping it includes everything as well.

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#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Derek Miner

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Posted July 01 2009 - 11:11 AM


Originally Posted by Ray H 

Sounds cool. I bought Hot Fuzz when it was first released on DVD, only to have Universal announce a 3-disc collector's edition a month later. I'm still a bit bitter about that.
I had the same problem. I even went to Wal-Mart to get the special version with a bonus disc that included almost everything else from the UK edition. I put those up on eBay as soon as I heard about the 3-disc.

And I'll still get a Blu-ray, since the Pegg/Frost/Wright collaborations are some of my favorite films of the decade.


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#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Derrick King

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Posted August 19 2009 - 06:04 PM

According to people who have seen this Sunday's (Aug. 23) Best Buy ad both Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead are being released as Best Buy exclusives on Tuesday, August the 25th.

Now I haven't seen the ad, but Best Buy's website has these two with an August 25th release date, so it might be true.




#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Ron Reda

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Posted August 25 2009 - 12:06 PM



Originally Posted by Derrick King [url=/forum/thread/289648/ushe-press-release-shaun-of-the-dead-and-hot-fuzz-limited-edition-blu-ray#post_3597743]  And they're not hiding...even my smallish BB had them out on an end cap with plenty of copies.

However, before I open these both, I want to know the verdict on them.  In the past, I've been burned opening up catalog releases before reading any reviews, but seeing as how they're fairly new, I figured it'd be a safe bet.


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#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted August 25 2009 - 03:45 PM

Even if they simply ported the HD DVD transfers, these would look really good. Given that they're on BD-50s, expect better compression of the image and great sound.

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#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Ron Reda

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Posted August 25 2009 - 04:25 PM



Originally Posted by Stephen_J_H [url=/forum/thread/289648/ushe-press-release-shaun-of-the-dead-and-hot-fuzz-limited-edition-blu-ray#post_3599529]  To these eyes and a 55" Samsung Randy Tomlinson (RIP) ISF-calibrated DLP set, this film looks fantastic.  It is every bit a lovely as I remember the HD-DVD to be and perhaps a bit better.  FYI, it is AVC-encoded.  If it's possible, the video is bested by the audio.  WOW, just wow.  LFE everywhere and just an engaging mix.  I caught WAY more jokes this time around than on HD-DVD and it made the film that much more enjoyable.  My one audio problem...there is an audible issue with static in the right surround speaker.  While I have yet to try another BR on my PS3, I paused the film several times and even switched to DirecTV and the static was gone.  Could be a problem inherent in the audio mix.  So funny, I just said above how there's rarely a problem with the audio mix.  Oh well, if some others here have a similar issue then I guess that's good in the sense that it's not my system but then it opens up a whole new can of worms.  While the static wasn't super distracting to me, it could be for others during quieter moments of the movie.

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#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Ron Reda

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Posted August 26 2009 - 05:06 PM



Originally Posted by Ron Reda [url=/forum/thread/289648/ushe-press-release-shaun-of-the-dead-and-hot-fuzz-limited-edition-blu-ray#post_3599536]


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