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USHE Announcement: Fried Green Tomatoes (Blu-ray)

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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 19 2013 - 08:10 AM

Headline Date: TBA
Release Date: 3/4/2014
 
FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
 
Product Source: Theatrical
Theatrical Studio: Universal
Theatrical Release: 12/27/1991
Synopsis: Academy Award® winners Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy star with Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker in Fried Green Tomatoes, an inspiring drama adapted from Fannie Flagg’s best-selling novel. When an unhappy housewife (Bates) befriends a lady in a nursing home (Tandy), she hears a remarkable tale of laughter, devotion and a special friendship that defies all obstacles in this heartwarming film from acclaimed director Jon Avnet.
 
Blu-ray Widescreen (61115343) : Disc 1 (Side A) 
 Format:  Blu-ray  UPC:  0-2519-20736-5-6
 Unit Type:  Standard  Number of Media:  1
 Street Date:  3/4/2014  PreOrder Date:   
 Run Time (HH:MM):  2 Hours 17 Minutes    
 Language:  English  Disc Type:  BD-50 (Single Sided)
 Packaging:  Snap Case  Layers:  Single
 Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
 
 Subtitles:  English SDH
Spanish
French
 
 Edition:  -  Picture:  Widescreen
 Version:  Blu-ray + DIGITAL HD UltraViolet  Color/B&W COLOR 
 Rating:  Not Rated  CARA Rating:  -
 Bonus Features:  • Digital Copy of Fried Green Tomatoes (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
• Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
• Moments of Discovery: The Making of Fried Green Tomatoes
• Sipsey's Recipe
• Jon Avnet's Director's Notes
• Production Photographs
• Poster Campaign
• Feature Commentary with Director Jon Avnet
 
DVD Widescreen  Collector's Edition(61020244) : Disc 1 (Side A) 
 Format:  DVD  UPC:  0-2519-20244-2-9
 Unit Type:  Standard  Number of Media:  -
 Street Date:  2/6/2007  PreOrder Date:  1/16/2007
 Run Time (HH:MM):  2 Hours 17 Minutes    
 Language:  English  Disc Type:  DVD-9 (Single Sided)
 Packaging:  Snap Case  Layers:  Single
 Audio: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
 
 Subtitles:  English SDH
French
Spanish
 
 Edition:  Collector's Edition  Picture:  Anamorphic Widescreen
 Version:  -  Color/B&W COLOR 
 Rating:  Not Rated  CARA Rating:  -
 Bonus Features:  • Moments of Discovery: The Making of Fried Green Tomatoes
• Feature Commentary with Director Jon Avnet
• Jon Avnet's Director's Notes
• Production Photographs
• Poster Campaign
• Sipsey's Recipes
• Theatrical Trailer
 
DVD Widescreen  Anniversary Edition(61025081) : Disc 1 (Side A) 
 Format:  DVD  UPC:  0-2519-25081-2-7
 Unit Type:  Standard  Number of Media:  -
 Street Date:  1/27/2009  PreOrder Date:  1/6/2009
 Run Time (HH:MM):  2 Hours 17 Minutes    
 Language:  English  Disc Type:  DVD-9 (Single Sided)
 Packaging:  Snap Case  Layers:  Single
 Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
 
 Subtitles:  English SDH
French
Spanish
 
 Edition:  Anniversary Edition  Picture:  Anamorphic Widescreen
 Version:  Extended Version  Color/B&W COLOR 
 Rating:  Not Rated  CARA Rating:  -
 Bonus Features:  • Deleted Scenes
• Outtakes
• Moments of Discovery: The Making of Fried Green Tomatoes
• Sipsey's Recipes
• Jon Avnet's Director's Notes
• Production Photographs
• Poster Campaign
• Feature Commentary with Director Jon Avnet

 


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#2 of 17 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 19 2013 - 08:10 AM

Now Available For Preorder

 

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#3 of 17 OFFLINE   Mark Walker

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Posted December 22 2013 - 09:55 PM

Thanks, Ron!


Paramount, please release DRAGONSLAYER on Blu-ray

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Vermithrax Pejorative deserves to be seen in high-def.


#4 of 17 OFFLINE   Mark Booth

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Posted December 23 2013 - 09:24 AM

March 4 is shaping up to be a most excellent Blu-ray release date!

 

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#5 of 17 OFFLINE   Mikey1969

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Posted December 26 2013 - 04:16 PM

I hope they include the isolated music score by Thomas Newman. It was on the original DVD hidden as an extra language track on the Moments... doc. It's a fantastic score that's been scarce on CD for many years.



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Posted March 06 2014 - 05:48 PM

Anxiously waiting to read other member's thoughts on this recent Blu Ray release.  Purchased this and the new "Somewhere In Time" Blu Ray on Tuesday.  To my untrained/unqualified eyes, the picture quality looks pretty darn good.  There is a lovely defined "lushness" to the overall image and I'm personally very pleased with the transfer and sound quality.  A favorite movie of mine and very happy to have it on Blu Ray.         


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Posted March 06 2014 - 06:24 PM

Is it the theatrical version or the extended edition? Not that it matters too much because I like the extra scenes. I saw this in the theater and it did have a lush appearance.


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Posted March 06 2014 - 06:34 PM

Is it the theatrical version or the extended edition?

 

 

It's the extended edition.  It's my understanding that one of the earlier Region 2/'B' Blu Ray releases (possibly German?) of this excellent film also included the theatrical edition in standard definition as one of the extras.  Again, a favorite movie of mine and I'm personally very pleased with Universal's release.  The AVC-encoded transfer has a nice healthy bit rate, as does the audio. 


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#9 of 17 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 06 2014 - 09:57 PM

This is on my weekend viewing list.  Looking forward to seeing this film

years after its initial DVD release and seeing how it holds up.

 

By the way, welcome Patrick!  Just noticed you here.  Glad you joined us.


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#10 of 17 OFFLINE   David Coleman

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Posted March 06 2014 - 10:19 PM

My copy arrives tomorrow!

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Posted March 17 2014 - 02:20 PM

it's been what, 15 years since the last release on home video ? and here we are, with the new release, and ... it isn't any good. brilliant ! 

 

damn you universal and your mediocre releases ! 

 

i have a 1080 rip which originates from an HDTV broadcast, and frankly it doesn't look any different than the screen shots i'm seeing on blu-ray.com (http://www.blu-ray.c...y/92835/#Review). so i see no point in upgrading. universal doesn't want my money. fine, i'm keeping it. 

 

4K is the only hope for this film now. universal are clearly done with 1080p. they will HAVE to master it properly whenever that eventuality occurs. so see you all in 15 years ;) 


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#12 of 17 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 18 2014 - 02:12 AM

Andy,

 

I bought and watched this Blu-ray a week ago.

 

I would call the transfer "passable."  

 

I tend to agree with the review.  Funny, I did notice the same slight

picture judder in a few brief spots, so I suppose it's going to be noticeable

for everyone.

 

I would estimate the Blu-ray is a slight upgrade to the DVD.  More bandwidth

allows for more detail (as much as there actually is here).  For the most part

you can tell this isn't a DVD you are watching. However, it certainly doesn't

look like anything the studio put a lot of attention towards. 

 

If it weren't so cheap at the time I probably would have passed on it.


 

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Posted March 18 2014 - 02:56 PM

thanks for your opinion Ron.

 

sounds just as i suspected.

 

what a shame.

 

it's very depressing to think it's going to take them another 10/15 years to get it right. 

 

so i guess this to be the 15 year old master they created back in the DVD era. the same master that's been broadcast on HDTV for all that time. and now, 15 years later, they pass it off on blu-ray. it's laughable when you think about it. 


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#14 of 17 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted March 18 2014 - 03:58 PM

Perhaps they didn't want to retransfer the scenes exclusive to the extended cut again and thought this was "good enough." I might as well keep my DVD this time.


Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then.


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Posted March 18 2014 - 06:01 PM

Any indication or awareness out there on whether this is the same as the German bluray?



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Posted March 20 2014 - 02:29 PM

Haven't picked up the blu ray yet. Can anyone confirm or deny if the isolated score is on the blu ray? I assume it's not.

 

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Posted March 20 2014 - 02:40 PM

Haven't picked up the blu ray yet. Can anyone confirm or deny if the isolated score is on the blu ray? I assume it's not.

 

thanks,

ross

 

Also, it appears that the theatrical version has never been released on DVD or Blu Ray in the US correct? The original collectors edition DVD from 2000 was the extended version? You would have to go back to VHS to see the theatrical cut?







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