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    ISIS Coming!!!!!

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    DVD Review HTF Review: The Marx Brothers - Silver Screen Collection

    I asked Bill Marx, the son of Harpo who appears in one of the three "Today Show" segments on the DVD, about the general lack of extras on the collection for my write-up in the Star Tribune. His reply: "Though there is limited history about the brothers in what I think is an absolutely...
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    Rhino Strikes Again! Too Close for Comfort - 22 minute cut episodes

    What's odd about Rhino's response is the discrepancy over the set's total time, which it cited as being 455 minutes (24 minutes per episode) in advance materials but then changed on the actual set to 420 minutes (22 minutes per episode). Something obviously changed. There are commercially...
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    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: Gone With The Wind - Four Disc Collector's Ed. (VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED).

    Those who do worry that the new film is too colorful might like to know that the colors on the DVD were arrived at by comparing them to a 1939 nitrate print, the same one used for reference at the Technicolor labs. The color reference print was not known to exist until this DVD was in...
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    Married with Children S3 Won't Have "Love & Marriage" Theme Song! (Rights Issues)

    A very well-known DVD producer, who has always gone the extra mile to license original music when releasing DVDs, once told me that the rights holders to most music are like real-estate investors. They buy and sell these songs for the express purpose of making money off of companies like the DVD...
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    Combat! - Season 2

    You're welcome, Chuck. Image obviously has a production cost and price point that it has targeted for these DVDs, and they don't include demanding and restoring/remastering from the original prints. I had hoped that Image might try a new approach to the second-season set, but sales of the...
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    Combat! - Season 2

    I hesitate to fuel the negativity that seems to dominate every thread on this board, but for purely informational purposes: The episodes on the second-season Combat! DVDs continue to average about 47 minutes each, just as on the first-season collections. Like those episodes, they are...
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    Rhino Strikes Again! Too Close for Comfort - 22 minute cut episodes

    Episodes of shows from that era should be 24 minutes long. In fact, Rhino's advance materials indicated that the set's 19 "uncut" episodes would total 455 minutes, which is right at 24 minutes each. But the new set lists an actual (and correct, for its contents) total time of 420 minutes, which...
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    Married with Children S3 Won't Have "Love & Marriage" Theme Song! (Rights Issues)

    The rub is that if this release sells well--or, at least, no differently than the previous seasons--CTHE will have little incentive to continue paying music rights for other releases.
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    DVD Review HTF Review: The Marx Brothers - Silver Screen Collection

    What's funny (odd, strange, sad?) is the people who have never seen the new set and yet have made up their minds about its audio and video quality. If this thread follows the usual cycle of others like it (and I'm lumping in the other Marx Brothers thread that began so indignantly about rumored...
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    Shrek 2 - where are the reviews?

    Advance screeners were sent to some media outlets, but it really wasn't worth the trouble. The discs had forced subtitles warning against copying across the top and the bottom of the widescreen image that obscured nearly half the picture--and they appeared during the entire movie. And the discs...
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    DVD Review HTF Review: The Marx Brothers - Silver Screen Collection

    Because Universal will sell the movies individually at some point. With each movie having its own disc, all the studio needs to do is create a single keepcase for each. It's a cost-saving move in the long run.
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    Pirates of the Caribbean SE question

    The packaging on this release is such that it just bundles the previously available DVD with the new bonus disc in one awkward, shrinkwrapped package.
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    Marx Brothers' Duck Soup to be edited?

    I agree that these kind of threads spread erroneous information like wildfire, but this is an important point. Beck claims that things have been edited on the new Duck Soup DVD, a disc that she hasn't viewed. I've checked the song she refers to (with no further elaboration from her, mind you)...
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