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Any updates on Pearl Harbor: Vista Series?


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#1 of 42 Andy Kim

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Posted February 24 2002 - 10:12 AM

Does anyone have any updates on the PH: Vista Series discs?
Its been a while since I've last heard of anything...
There was a big confusion as to the street date shifting back and forth and I'm really still not sure when its suppose to come out. How about the extras...I just hope nothing get's cut from the initial press release.

#2 of 42 Ryan L B

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Posted February 24 2002 - 10:37 AM

May 14.2002. here is a list of the extras

• Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
• Disc One
• Intro and letterbox explanation by Michael Bay
• Pearl Harbor: The Director's Cut - Rated R (Part 1)
• Intermission sequence (with score)
• Selectable audio commentaries: Michael Bay. Technicians, including the DP, Production Designer, and Costume Designer. Jerry Bruckheimer with stars Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, and Alec Baldwin.
• Disc Two
• Pearl Harbor: The Director's Cut - Rated R (Part 2)
• Disc Two & Three
• Making of Pearl Harbor segments (approximately 45 minutes) including segments on Battleship Row Attack, Sandbag Explosion, Dorrie Miller At The Guns, The Airfield Attack, The Scramble To The Planes, The Dud Bomb, The Oklahoma Gimble, The Doolitle Raid
• The Surprise Attack - A multi-angle breakdown of the film's most exciting sequence (approximately 30 minutes)--includes video intro by Michael Bay
• Multiple video tracks that will include pre-visualization: Storyboards, artwork, animatics, effects plates, green screen, and final sequence--All accessible by switching angles
• Commentaries from veterans
• Pearl Harbor Historic Timeline - a set-top interactive feature produced by documentarian Charles Kiselyak. Through an innovative animated timeline, viewers will be able to select historic videos, audio clips, text, or photos that set the stage for the events in Hawaii, or follow how they impacted world events that transpired as a result of the conflict. (Approximately 30 Minutes)
• Faith Hill music video (approximately 4 minutes)
• Boot Camp - This segment follows the actors as they take preparation for their roles to an extreme. In the first segment, Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett and their co-stars are put through grueling paces by an over-enthusiastic drill sergeant. The second segment follows Alec Baldwin through his officer training. (Approximately 30 Minutes)
• Super-8 Montage - A collection of unseen super-8 footage shot for potential use in the movie by Michael Bay's Visual Assistant, Mark Palansky.
• Animatic - Early computer concepts from Michael Bay
• Widescreen anamorphic format
• Number of discs: 3

Thsi is acording to Amazon.com

#3 of 42 Matthew Chmiel

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Posted February 24 2002 - 10:45 AM

Ryan, those aren't all of the specs. Those were the specs when the DVD was announced last year.

Last time I checked, the DVD is coming out in July and it will be a four disc set.

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#4 of 42 Josh_Hill

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Posted February 24 2002 - 11:39 AM

I cant believe this flicks getting a 4-Disc Vista series release. Dont get me wrong, I liked the flick, but theres more worthy films of such a spectacular release.

#5 of 42 Bill J

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Posted February 24 2002 - 01:56 PM

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theres more worthy films of such a spectacular release.


I agree 100%. It's a shame that GOOD films like Apocalyse Now get barebones treatment and horrible films like Pearl Harbor get a 4-disc special edition.

#6 of 42 Iain Lambert

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Posted February 24 2002 - 08:17 PM

Apocalypse Now and Pearl Harbor are

A) From different studios
B) Made by very different directors
C) Differentiated by one being a catalog release

Apples and Oranges, really. Michael Bay gets a lot of stick on this forum, not all of it undeserved either, but he does like to present his films with special features - he comes across as someone hugely enthusiastic about explaining the kind of work involved in a production of this size.
mmm, thats odd.

#7 of 42 Daniel Kikin

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Posted February 25 2002 - 02:31 AM

Actually, it's now streeting on July 2 according to the latest The Digital Bits update. Also, DVD Empire has it up for preorder on that day too.

#8 of 42 Tim Mauldin

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Posted February 25 2002 - 02:56 AM

"Apocalypse Now and Pearl Harbor are

A) From different studios
B) Made by very different directors
C) Differentiated by one being a catalog release

Apples and Oranges, really. Michael Bay gets a lot of stick on this forum, not all of it undeserved either, but he does like to present his films with special features - he comes across as someone hugely enthusiastic about explaining the kind of work involved in a production of this size."

And it's a horrible film. Why? ................... Because Bill said so, of course.

#9 of 42 Tim Glover

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Posted February 25 2002 - 09:04 AM

Definitely count me in on buying the Pearl Harbor Vista Series dvd. Can't wait!

#10 of 42 David Prior

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Posted February 25 2002 - 10:19 AM

Matthew is correct. July and four discs.

And I agree that there are other films deserving of a high-caliber release like this, but that doesn't happen by accident; someone has to drive the effort. If there's no concerted push by a filmmaker, a DVD producer or a studio, a special edition will not happen. Remember that there is no single decision-making body deeming what films shall receive special edition treatment, like so many royal citations.

Hope you enjoy the release.

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#11 of 42 Andy Kim

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Posted March 01 2002 - 08:25 AM

Here's the press release:

ALL DVD BONUS MATERIAL IS UNRATED AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
COMING AS AN EXTRAORDINARY FOUR DISC DVD
PEARL HARBOR
VISTA SERIES

DEFINITIVE VERSION OF THE WORLDWIDE EPIC
PHENOMENON AVAILABLE ON JULY 2, 2002

INCREDIBLE DVD SET INCLUDES DIRECTOR'S CUT, STAR
AUDIO COMMENTARIES, ON THE SET PRODUCTION DIARIES,
BEHIND THE ACTION SCENES ACCESS and MORE

BURBANK, Calif., March 1, 2002 -- PEARL HARBOR, the #1 worldwide epic
which broke all first-day and first-week DVD sales, will be available in a
special four-disc VISTA DVD edition from Touchstone Home Entertainment on July
2, 2002. This special presentation of the massive war epic includes Michael
Bay's director's cut of the film, as well as multiple audio commentaries, on
the set production diaries, in-depth looks at the astonishing action sequences
and much more. Unprecedented in size and scope, this incredible DVD set
contains over twelve hours of new bonus materials, one of the most extensive
exploration of moviemaking ever presented. A must-have for collectors and
film fans, the PEARL HARBOR VISTA SERIES DVD will be available for $39.99
(S.R.P.). Prebook date is May 7, 2002.

THE FOUR-DISC PEARL HARBOR VISTA SERIES DVD features:

Disc One:
-- Director Michael Bay's cut of PEARL HARBOR
-- Audio Commentary With:
-- Director Michael Bay
-- Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
-- Wesleyan Film Professor Jeanine Basinger
-- Director of Photography John Schwartzman
-- Costume Designer Michael Kaplan
-- Production Designer Nigel Phelps
-- Ben Affleck (Rafe)
-- Alec Baldwin (Colonel James H. Doolittle)
-- Josh Hartnett (Danny Walker)
Disc Two:
-- Audio Commentary Continues With:
-- Director Michael Bay
-- Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
-- Wesleyan Film Professor Jeanine Basinger
-- Director of Photography John Schwartzman
-- Costume Designer Michael Kaplan
-- Production Designer Nigel Phelps
-- Ben Affleck (Rafe)
-- Alec Baldwin (Colonel James H. Doolittle)
-- Josh Hartnett (Danny Walker)
-- Journey To The Screen: The Making of Pearl Harbor," a program that
interviews real Pearl Harbor survivors and takes a behind-the-scenes
look at the making of the film. Included are cast and crew interviews
and compelling facts about the U.S.S. Arizona.
-- Faith Hill music video "There You'll Be," the theme song from the film
Disc Three:
-- Production Diary
-- Airfield Attack
-- Arizona Dive
-- Baja Gimbal
-- Battleship Row
-- Doolittle Raid
-- Dorie Miller
-- Dud Bomb
-- Mechanics Row
-- Nurse Strafing
-- Sandbag Stunt
-- Audio
-- On The Set
-- Director Michael Bay Commentary
-- Soldier's Bootcamp
-- Officer's Bootcamp
-- Super 8 Montage
-- The Recollections of A Pearl Harbor Nurse
-- Theatrical Teaser
-- Theatrical Trailer
-- One Hour Over Tokyo (Fifty Minute Documentary)
-- Unsung Heroes of Pearl Harbor
Disc Four:
-- Interactive Attack Sequence
-- Angle One - Movie
-- Angle Two - On The Set
-- Angle Three - Storyboards and Animatics
-- Angle Four - Composite of Angles One, Two & Three
-- Audio
-- On The Set
-- Music Only
-- Sound Effects Only
-- Visual EFX Supervisor Eric Brevig Commentary
-- Storyboard Artist Robbie Consing Commentary
-- Survivors Commentary
-- Deconstructing Destruction
-- A Conversation On Visual Effects With Michael Bay and
Eric Brevig
-- Effects Shots: Industrial Light & Magic
-- Bombing of the Arizona
-- The Arizona Explodes
-- The Tower Falls
-- Battleship Row Attack
-- Zero Crashes Onto Deck
-- Hangar Explodes
-- Baja Tank Shot
-- Battle of Britain
-- Tokyo Raid
-- Animatic Attack
-- Historical Timeline
The VISTA series (Vision, Imagination, Style, Theme, Artistry) is a
partnership with filmmakers that presents the definitive version of
the filmmaker's cinematic vision, with premium picture and sound
enhancements, and in-depth supplemental bonus programming derived
from collaboration with the filmmaker.
Inspired by the incredible bravery of the men and women who rose to
the challenge of Pearl Harbor and World War II, filmmakers Jerry
Bruckheimer and Michael Bay, the team behind such box office
blockbusters as "Armageddon" and "The Rock," have crafted an epic
drama that recreates the life-changing events and the shocking,
unforgettable bombing that became a turning point in history. PEARL
HARBOR draws upon a superb cast of both veteran and up-and-coming
Hollywood star talent in order to tell its larger-than-life tale.
The cast includes such stand-outs as Ben Affleck ("Bounce,"
"Armageddon"), Josh Hartnett ("O," "Blow Dry"), Kate Beckinsale
("Serendipity"), Cuba Gooding, Jr. ("Men of Honor;" Academy® Award
winner, Best Supporting Actor, 1997, "Jerry Maguire"), Tom Sizemore
("Red Planet"), Jon Voight ("Tomb Raider;" Academy® Award winner,
Best Actor 1979, "Coming Home"), Colm Feore ("The Caveman's
Valentine"), Dan Aykroyd ("Evolution") and Alec Baldwin ("State and
Main").
In PEARL HARBOR, Rafe McCawley (Ben Affleck) and Danny Walker (Josh
Hartnett) are childhood friends who both dream of flying. As the
world becomes embroiled in World War II in the early 1940's, Rafe
and Danny sign on with the United States armed forces, although
America is still in an isolationist position. Eager to participate
in combat, Rafe is compelled to join the British air fight against
the Nazis, leaving his girlfriend, beautiful army nurse Evelyn
Stewart (Kate Beckinsale) behind. When Evelyn and Danny are
transferred to the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, they hear
the news that Rafe has been shot down and killed. Trying to move on
after grieving, Danny and Evelyn fall in love. When Rafe returns
alive, the three find themselves in an uncomfortable personal
situation that is soon engulfed by the massive surprise attack on
Pearl Harbor.
Putting aside their differences, Rafe and Danny join the desperate
fight against the enemy invaders. The film's epic sweep intertwines
Rafe and Danny's stories with the heroic efforts of such characters
as "Dorie" Miller (Cuba Gooding Jr.), a ship's cook turned fighter,
Earl (Tom Sizemore), a courageous base mechanic, and Jimmy Doolittle
(Alec Baldwin), the visionary pilot who would lead one of America's
most famous counterattacks of the war. Dan Aykroyd appears as the
code breaking Captain Thurman and Jon Voight appears as President
Franklin Roosevelt.
PEARL HARBOR has a running time of approximately 183 minutes and is
close-captioned for the hearing-impaired. Bonus programming unrated.
VISTA series version has not yet been rated.
Touchstone Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of Buena Vista Home
Entertainment Inc., a recognized leader in the home entertainment
industry for over 15 years. Buena Vista Home Entertainment is the
sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone,
Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista videocassettes and DVD
product. AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 27

#12 of 42 Damin J Toell

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Posted March 01 2002 - 08:48 AM

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DEFINITIVE VERSION OF THE WORLDWIDE EPIC
PHENOMENON AVAILABLE ON JULY 2, 2002


Quote:
AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 27


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#13 of 42 Andy Kim

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Posted March 01 2002 - 09:06 AM

Yeah, I noticed that at the end...Anyways David Prior said it will be available in July.

#14 of 42 Mark E J

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Posted March 01 2002 - 11:10 AM

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VISTA series version has not yet been rated

That's odd I though it had already been rated R.

I'm a little dissapointed that the seperate documentary about the attack itself and the one about the PH veterans returning to the Arizona Memorial are not included on this release either. But the "One Hour Over Tokyo" documentary is a great addition.

I also think showing the complete attack sequence by itself with comentary by real Pearl Harbor survivors a great idea. Mr. Prior if you're reading this GREAT JOB! Posted Image

#15 of 42 Scott_J

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Posted March 01 2002 - 11:15 AM

What was posted by Andy Kim is part of a Disney press release with full specs for some of their big 2002 DVD releases. The "available August 27" is part of the next section of the press release, describing Disney's upcoming (8/27 release date) Schoolhouse Rock DVD.

#16 of 42 Damin J Toell

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Posted March 01 2002 - 07:25 PM

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That's odd I though it had already been rated R.


the MPAA/CARA database currently only shows a rating for the original PG-13 release. no new official rating has been given yet.

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#17 of 42 Mark E J

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Posted March 01 2002 - 08:08 PM

Well they've been discribing this release as "The R-rated director's cut" for quite awhile now. So I guess the amount of added violence is so extreme they know they will get an R-rating even before they sumit it to the MPAA.

#18 of 42 Hakan Powers

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Posted March 16 2002 - 06:49 AM

I found this artwork over att DVDExpress
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Looks might spiffy, if it is the real deal..
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#19 of 42 Dan Brecher

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Posted March 16 2002 - 07:26 AM

Hakan, buddy...well, it WAS the real deal...count the number of discs there. That was the set before it got upgraded to four discs. It perhaps may not be too different in design this time, but it's bound to have changed slightly.

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#20 of 42 Hakan Powers

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Posted March 16 2002 - 07:48 AM

You´re absolutely right Dan, didn't notice that on the picture..
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