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CHRISTMAS STORY 16x9 with Peter Billingsley commentary


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#1 of 49 OFFLINE   JohnS

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Posted August 27 2001 - 09:14 PM

In light of Goonies and Willy Wonka getting commenatry by the grown up kids, how about a Christmas Story with Peter Billingsley commentary.

Maybe get Randy(Ian Petrella) & Flick(Scott Schwartz(I)) & Scwartz (R.D. Robb)

ALSO 16X9

The P&S copy is horrible...it shook too much!!!

Maybe we can get a petition started, I know this will get just as much feedback as Wonka did!!!

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#2 of 49 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted August 27 2001 - 09:59 PM

Okay, I'll vote for that suggestion. I love this film, and I have a friend who's non-HTF (he doesn't surf much) who is a *RABID* fan of this movie, and would buy such an edition in a heartbeat, too. Where do we sign up?

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#3 of 49 OFFLINE   Jeff_A

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Posted August 27 2001 - 11:21 PM

I will not buy the current version. If this were properly released, I would buy it in a heartbeat.

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#4 of 49 OFFLINE   Gregory Pauswinski

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Posted August 28 2001 - 12:50 AM

Christmas Story is one of my all time favorite movies, but I cannot bring myself to purchase a non-OAR DVD. If it were to be released in 16x9 I'd buy it in a heartbeat!

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Posted August 28 2001 - 12:53 AM

I would also pick up this title if it was done right.
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#6 of 49 OFFLINE   Chris Brunner

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Posted August 28 2001 - 01:49 AM

Me Too!!

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#7 of 49 OFFLINE   Jay Rodriguez

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Posted August 28 2001 - 02:25 AM

I'm in. I have held up buying the current version, because of the reasons mentioned above. I would love to see a 16x9 SE. Oh, and would you please use the original artwork on the cover?



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Posted August 28 2001 - 02:39 AM

Sign me up.

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#9 of 49 OFFLINE   Wes Ray

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Posted August 28 2001 - 03:46 AM

I'd pick up a full-blown special edition of A Christmas Story in a heartbeat.

#10 of 49 OFFLINE   Brett Hancock

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Posted August 28 2001 - 04:13 AM

In light of the fact that I have watched this movie every single time for the past 4 years on the 24 hour marathon on tnt I would have to say of course to buying this movie on dvd.

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#11 of 49 OFFLINE   Scott Shanks

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Posted August 29 2001 - 07:31 AM

I have purposely passed over buying this because it is not 16:9. It is a very inexpensive DVD, too. I just keep hoping that Warner will come to their senses (or cents-es) one day and release it widescreen.

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#12 of 49 OFFLINE   JohnS

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Posted August 29 2001 - 01:18 PM

I know were are in DESPERATE need of a 16x9 transfer, but wouldn't anybody like to hear Raplhie(Peter Billingsley) commentary or see a brand new documentary of Peter B. and his brother Randy??

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#13 of 49 OFFLINE   Scott Burke

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Posted August 29 2001 - 03:19 PM

Count me in too. The current version is not up to par.

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#14 of 49 OFFLINE   Jonathan

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Posted August 29 2001 - 04:30 PM

I would be first in line to pick up a new 16x9 version of A Christmas Story. It is Holiday staple in my family.

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#15 of 49 OFFLINE   cafink

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Posted August 29 2001 - 04:36 PM

It's one of my favorite movies, but I don't currently own a copy. Guess why?

If it were re-released on DVD in the proper aspect ratio, I'd definitely purchase it.
 

 


#16 of 49 OFFLINE   Tim Holmes

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Posted August 29 2001 - 05:05 PM

I haven't bought the current edition of Christmas Story because it's Pan and Scan. I can see that on TV when it comes around, I don't need a DVD to give me that.

My wife, when I thought this thread was telling me there WAS a version in 16x9, mentioned she'd thought of buying it for me for Christmas, but noticed it wasn't 16x9, let alone anamorphic, and decided not to.


I'd sign a petition asking it to be released widescreen. If the petition is simply that, not a complaint letter, just a request stating I'd purchase an anamorphic, 16x9 version of the film. I'd also request my preference for a commentary... though I'd buy it without that.


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#17 of 49 OFFLINE   Robert G

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Posted August 29 2001 - 07:25 PM

I would love to see this. I have held off on the current version as well and would also snatch up a SE (16 X 9 of course) in a minute.

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#18 of 49 OFFLINE   Keith Mickunas

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Posted August 30 2001 - 10:35 AM

This is one classic movie that deserves the proper treatment. I'll be it in an instant if they release this in OAR.

#19 of 49 OFFLINE   Greg_Y

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Posted August 30 2001 - 12:16 PM

I own the current version (Warner Bros. issue.) It looks like junk. Please release a new DVD with 16X9 widescreen. A classic film.

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Posted August 30 2001 - 05:56 PM

Count me in! Don't forget plenty of nice extras too!




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