40 year old virgin - "R" Rated WS

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  1. Bradley-E

    Bradley-E Screenwriter

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    Universal is releasing a Anamorphic version of The R Rated Theatrical (117 Min) Version on Feb 7. DVD EMPIRE has it listed for pre-order. I know I was really annoyed that they only released the extedend version Widescreen, but I guess others were too.
     
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    Wow! Great news! I loved the movie I saw in theaters and have been terribly disappointed that I haven't been able to own that version on DVD. I hope the recent trend of not offering theatrical cuts of movies comes to a quick end.
     
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    I was wondering why The Digital Bits was announcing the upcoming release of the Theatrical 40 Year Virgin. They didn't mention anything about it being an anamorphic version. I guess it makes sense now.
     
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    WillG:

    I am not familiar with the specs on this release, but I think it was one of those titles which has become a new "trend": the theatrical version is released in Full Screen only and the "unrated" cut is available in Wide Screen. However, there is not Wide Screen version of the theatrical cut released (I am thinking of "Dukes of Hazzard" specifically). I seem to think other titles tried the same thing..."Cry Wolf", "Cursed" and possibly "Wedding Crashers" come to mind...
     
  5. Joel C

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    Wedding Crashers includes both cuts, though, and I wouldn't mind this trend if that were the case for all titles that do this.

    I reviewed the Unrated release of 40YOV, and complained about the extended cut, but now if I want the theatrical version, I'll have to "pay" for it again, which is annoying, to say the least. Why do it right the first time when you can correct the mistake later, I guess... Hope they learned their lesson.
     
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    The Unrated copy of Cry Wolf that I bought on a whim was fullscreen... I returned the DVD anyway, and will wait until it is cheaper.



    I am content with my Unrated Virgin DVD, but I understand the need for certain people and thei r wanting of the theatrical cut of a film.


    Ryan
     
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    Where were you guy's when I got torn to shreds for wanting Land of the Dead theatrical cut in OAR!? [​IMG]

    Cool news about The 40 Year-Old Virgin [​IMG], as I said in the 'Land' dvd thread, studios need to abandon this absurd notion that just because there is an extended cut, the theatrical one is now rendered insignificant somehow and doesn't deserve an OAR release.
     
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    I have to say it...

    Speaking of theatrical cuts being released on DVD, how about Blade Runner?!
     
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    Just picked this up. I know 99% home video companies have discontinued inserts. But... I have to ask... Was this suppose to come with an insert? :b
     
  10. Bradley-E

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    I now own both versions; the "R" Rated version has the Theatrical trailer and a vintage featurette about sex education that is very funny. Both of those features ARE NOT on the WS Unrated Version.
     
  11. Jim-J

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    Thanks for the info Bradley, did the rated version come with a chapter list insert/booklet?
     
  12. Justin W

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    nice. i'm glad i held off. i thought the unrated cut killed the flow. are the bonus features the same?
     
  13. Bradley-E

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    Jim,

    No insert other than advertising other Universal product.

    Justin,

    I agree the longer version did kill the flow. I've watched both and prefer the R rated version. If I had known Universal would release the theatrical version later on I would not have purchased the unrated version. Damn Universal.
     
  14. Rolando

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    what is different in the cuts?
     
  15. Ryan L. Bisasky

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    took this from Jay G. on dvdtalk.com

    also regarding extras, the unrated version has "extended andy's fantasy's" and "a dinner date with stormy" that are not on the rated version.
     
  16. Rolando

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    thanks dude
     
  17. Kevin M

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    I personally don't have a problem with the "extended" cut, I like quite a few of the new scenes such as the viagra hotline & peripheral vision scenes but they are not "indispensable" as it were, I can see how some might find it a bit padded. Nonetheless I like both versions equally.
     
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    For the folks who have picked up the R-rated version, if
    you picked it up at a brick-and-mortar retailer, can you
    please identify the retailer?

    (I've tried Tower, Best Buy and K-Mart without any
    success.)

    Thanks.
     
  19. Jim-J

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    Dave- I was unable to find it at a B&M location. I ended up getting it through Amazon. IMO... I think a lot of B&M store aren't carrying it, due to the excess stock they have of the unrated version.
     
  20. Bradley-E

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    I purchased mine from DVD EMPIRE.COM
     

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