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#1 of 37 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 12 2002 - 09:09 PM

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noitidE-detimiL detiawA-gnoL
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Unexpected Mysteries and Surprises Fill
a Groundbreaking Two-Disc Set of MEMENTO
That Promises Puzzles and Enigmas Extending Beyond
Christopher Nolan's Revolutionary Film
__________________________________________________ ___________________

CULVER CITY, Calif. (April 12, 2002) - MEMENTO, the
intricately designed, double-Oscar-nominated cinematic mystery, will be
released May 21 by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment in a highly
anticipated, two-disc limited-edition DVD designed by writer-director
Christopher Nolan.
For viewers, the surprises and mysteries only begin with the
critically lauded box-office hit, which was also nominated for a Golden
Globe Award and was the winner of four Independent Spirit Awards,
including Best Picture. In fact, the limited-edition DVD offers a
series of mindbenders and challenges designed by Nolan that begin the
moment one of the set's two discs is inserted into the player. At its
core, the DVD is constructed as an elaborate mental puzzle that the
viewer must solve in order to watch the film and the added-value
elements.
"I've enjoyed flexing my creative muscles to come up with
something completely new and unique to the DVD format," said
writer/director Christopher Nolan. "I hope fans of MEMENTO will enjoy
not only the film, but also the extra features and challenges that the
DVD offers."
The MEMENTO limited-edition DVD features the most extensive,
full-length director's commentary since the film's theatrical release.
One disc is devoted to the film itself, which has been digitally
remastered and promises the best-ever viewing experience of MEMENTO. It
also includes a surprise-filled commentary by Christopher Nolan.
The second disc offers a wealth of special features that
includes the 23-minute documentary "Anatomy of a Scene." Originally
shown on The Sundance Channel, it breaks down a single scene from script
to design to photography to its final screen version.
Also included on the limited-edition DVD is the original
short story by Jonathan Nolan, as well as a a "director's script" that
allows viewers to dissect the film's unique structure by switching
between a scene and Nolan's annotated film script by using a DVD
player's angle-change feature.
The newly designed limited edition of MEMENTO will be housed
in some of the most unique and creative packaging ever produced, and
within it viewers will find hidden assistance to solving the puzzles of
the DVD.
In MEMENTO, Guy Pearce ("L.A. Confidential") plays Leonard
Shelby, a man who finds himself without any recollection of recent
events - except the knowledge that his wife has been murdered. Using
instant photos and a body filled with tattooed reminders, he pursues the
man he believes responsible for his wife's death. Or does he?

MEMENTO: Also starring Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano.
Executive Producers Aaron Ryder, William Tyrer, Chris J. Ball. Produced
by Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd. Screenplay by Christopher Nolan,
based on a story by Jonathan Nolan. Directed by Christopher Nolan.

ADDED-VALUE ELEMENTS
* Limited-Edition, Two-Disc Set
* Remastered in High Definition
* Widescreen Presentation
* Director's Commentary
* Director's Script
* "Anatomy of a Scene" Sundance Channel Documentary
* Production Stills and Sketches
* Theatrical Trailer, International Trailer and TV Advertising
* Audio: DTS English 5.1 (Dolby Digital) and 2-Channel (Dolby Surround)
* Subtitles: English, Spanish
* Scene Selections
MPAA Rating: R / Original Release: 2001
Price: $27.95
Color / Closed Captioned / 113 minutes
DVD #07646 / UPC Code: 0-43396-07646-4
Order Date: April 23, 2002

 

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#2 of 37 OFFLINE   Jon Robertson

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Posted April 12 2002 - 09:18 PM

Nurse!

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#3 of 37 OFFLINE   Dan Brecher

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Posted April 12 2002 - 10:29 PM

Cute, Ron. Real cute. Posted Image

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#4 of 37 OFFLINE   Paul_D

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Posted April 12 2002 - 10:43 PM

Sounds like a cool set. I won't need to tattoo MY body to remind me to pick this one up! Posted Image
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#5 of 37 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted April 12 2002 - 11:32 PM

Nor: I deen ot teg ym sessalg dekcehc! Posted Image
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#6 of 37 OFFLINE   Will K

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Posted April 13 2002 - 12:09 AM

Someone told me I've already looked at this thread three times.
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#7 of 37 OFFLINE   Jason Whyte

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Posted April 13 2002 - 03:36 AM

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At its core, the DVD is constructed as an elaborate mental puzzle that the viewer must solve in order to watch the film and the added-value elements.

Unless every possible answer you hit on your remote takes you to the main menu or has the answer key somewhere on the packaging, this is going to drive a lot of consumers nuts. Posted Image

Anyways, looC ooT.

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#8 of 37 OFFLINE   paul o'donnell

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Posted April 13 2002 - 03:39 AM

Quite the attention grabbing thread header there Ron Posted Image

Sold big time.
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#9 of 37 OFFLINE   HenrikTull

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Posted April 13 2002 - 05:19 AM

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* Audio: DTS English 5.1 (Dolby Digital) and 2-Channel (Dolby Surround)

I'm guessing this is an misprint as usual and we'll only get the Dolby track. Doesn't bother me at all though, however I do find it irritating that they can't distribute an 100% accurate press release.
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#10 of 37 OFFLINE   Matthew Chmiel

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Posted April 13 2002 - 06:27 AM

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I'm guessing this is an misprint as usual and we'll only get the Dolby track.

The DVD will include both DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks (along with the Dolby Digital 2.0 track).


#11 of 37 OFFLINE   HenrikTull

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Posted April 13 2002 - 07:15 AM

We'll see...
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#12 of 37 OFFLINE   Matthew Chmiel

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Posted April 13 2002 - 07:47 AM

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We'll see...


Before the press release was even announced, many sites were reporting that the DVD would include both DD and DTS tracks. Sites that reported this include DVD Talk and DVD Shrine, just to name a few.


#13 of 37 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted April 13 2002 - 07:51 AM

Until it's proven otherwise, I'd be likely to believe the press release - as opposed to making unsubstantiated complaints.

#14 of 37 OFFLINE   HenrikTull

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Posted April 13 2002 - 08:52 AM

The same thing happened with A Groundhod Day. Also, how many non Superbit releases has had a DTS track?
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#15 of 37 OFFLINE   LukeB

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Posted April 13 2002 - 09:17 AM

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Also, how many non Superbit releases has had a DTS track?


At least 2.

#16 of 37 OFFLINE   Matthew Chmiel

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Posted April 13 2002 - 09:22 AM

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The same thing happened with A Groundhod Day. Also, how many non Superbit releases has had a DTS track?

Did the press release for Groundhog Day mention DTS? I know that the cover art listed DTS, but did the press release?

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Also, how many non Superbit releases has had a DTS track?

- Men In Black: DTS Collector's Edition
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Collector's Edition
- The Mask of Zorro: Special Edition
- Metropolis (anime)

Also, in some aspects, Almost Famous as it's a co-production with Columbia and DreamWorks. Posted Image (That's a joke. Posted Image)


#17 of 37 OFFLINE   HenrikTull

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Posted April 13 2002 - 09:25 AM

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Did the press release for Groundhog Day mention DTS? I know that the cover art listed DTS, but did the press release?


Yes.

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Also, how many non Superbit releases has had a DTS track?
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- Men In Black: DTS Collector's Edition
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Collector's Edition


And this would have nothing to do with the fact that Mr. Spielberg produced this movies?
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#18 of 37 OFFLINE   Matthew Chmiel

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Posted April 13 2002 - 09:26 AM

Henrik, if you check my post, I have updated the list with more movies and I'm still checking to see if other Columbia/Tri-star DVDs have included DTS.

Also, I can't find no press release anywhere for Groundhog Day. I find cover artwork that was released months before the DVD came out, but no press release.


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Posted April 13 2002 - 09:40 AM

I remember seeing this somewhere

Memento thread

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#20 of 37 OFFLINE   LukeB

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Posted April 13 2002 - 09:52 AM

Matthew, I don't even think it's worth trying to convince Henrik. Heck, the press release from the studio can't convince him that the Memento LE will have DTS, how can we?


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