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Disney Movie Club Blu-ray Exclusives - September 9, 2014

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#41 of 51 OFFLINE   AnthonyClarke

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Posted September 10 2014 - 08:48 PM

Do these exclusives end up at ebay at some point?

They probably would, but at inflated prices.

Those of us here who are not allowed to join the Disney Club can only hope that after a brief exclusivity period, these titles go on open sale through Amazon and other online retailers.



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Posted September 10 2014 - 08:52 PM

There was, at one point, an Ebay-selling arm of the Disney Movie Club, but it didn't ship internationally. 



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Posted September 10 2014 - 09:00 PM

It was mono originally. Did they keep the DVD extras?

Nope. As barebones as can be. Only "play" and "chapters" on the menu.



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Posted September 10 2014 - 09:34 PM

This boycott is getting easier and easier.

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. And while you're at it, PLEASE stop dropping DVD/laserdisc extras from Blu-ray releases of other films.


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Posted September 11 2014 - 02:58 AM

I've had a chance to spot check the discs on my projector. I'm actually very impressed with the picture quality. It looks like they have been cleaned up considerably. I'm seeing solid color, good contrast, stable image, and no dirt or damage.

 

Here are a few screencaps, but please DO NOT judge the Blu-ray based on these as they are highly compressed.

 

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And finally one from the 2003 DVD to compare framing differences:

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Posted September 11 2014 - 04:12 AM

They probably would, but at inflated prices.

Those of us here who are not allowed to join the Disney Club can only hope that after a brief exclusivity period, these titles go on open sale through Amazon and other online retailers.

Do they ever?



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Posted September 11 2014 - 04:15 PM

I imagine some would but others can tell us....



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Posted September 11 2014 - 04:49 PM

Their DVD exclusives are fairly easy to find on Amazon.

 

Whoever is running the home video division needs to be replaced.


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. And while you're at it, PLEASE stop dropping DVD/laserdisc extras from Blu-ray releases of other films.


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Posted September 11 2014 - 04:49 PM

I would've thought that Pollyanna, The Parent Trap (The Hayley Mills version, that is), the Swiss Family Robinson, and Old Yeller would've been the best choices for an initial round of live action Disney classics on Blu-Ray.

 

Or at least, that's where I'd of started out at. I like both of these films and appreciate these releases, but I wouldn't of started out with these. 



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Posted September 11 2014 - 05:05 PM

For The Apple Dumpling Gang, they couldn't be bothered to keep any of the extras from the DVD. Not one. :thumbsdown:

 

As for the 5.1 remix, I'm not convinced it's anything more than a mono track spread out over every channel. They did fake 5.1s for a lot of titles. I doubt they went back to the music stems the way they did for Bedknobs and Broomsticks.


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Posted September 11 2014 - 06:56 PM

As for the 5.1 remix, I'm not convinced it's anything more than a mono track spread out over every channel. They did fake 5.1s for a lot of titles. I doubt they went back to the music stems the way they did for Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

For the 5.1 remixes they did for the "Vault Disney" line of DVDs back in the early 2000s the dialog was locked into the center channel with the music and effects subtly spread into the other channels. To do this they had to have separate dialog and music/effects tracks.Anyway for this release, Apple Dumpling Gang is back to mono.





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