Anybody get the Naked Gun Collection?

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  1. Steve_Knutzen

    Steve_Knutzen Screenwriter

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    I was thinking about picking this up since I love all the Zucker Brothers movies especially these three. How is it? Couldn't find full specs.
     
  2. Jared M

    Jared M Stunt Coordinator

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    i'll have mine tomorrow. it has the same specs as the only thing that is new is the box.

    Naked Gun
    Widescreen enhanced for 16x9
    Digital Sound English 5.1 Suround
    Enlish Subtitles
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Selection
    Theatrical Trailer
    Group Commentary with David Zucker, Robert Weiss, and Peter Tilden

    2 1/2
    Everything else is the same but with 2 Theatrical Trailers

    33 1/3
    Same as the original except commentary also has Michael Ewing
     
  3. Steve_Knutzen

    Steve_Knutzen Screenwriter

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    No deleted/extended scenes?
    I've scene extentions of some scenes from the first on USA.
     
  4. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    The alternate version shown on USA can be seen described in detail on the IMDB. Click here. It is not just USA, by-the-way, it's also shown that way on Comedy Central and other channels.
    That version trims out many of the raunchier items and backfills it with less saucy stuff, which wouldn't upset the nice nice folk out there who are letting their kids watch the nice movie with the word "naked" in the title. [​IMG]
    It's kind of like an edited-for-broadcast version. Here's an example of one of the edits (quote from IMDB):
     
  5. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    Note that #2 1/2 has a song deleted due to rights issues (typical Paramount!)
     
  6. rutger_s

    rutger_s Supporting Actor

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    Uh Jesse,

    Universal Home Video also has to alter songs. I hope when Sixteen Candles and Weird Science come back to DVD that they include ALL the original music.

    And Paramount does try to do extras, not as much as Fox or Columbia Tri-Star, but at least Paramount hasn't fallen victim to the Wal-Mart virus and is releasing modified aspect ratio DVDs.

    And MGM seems to be taking the cake in terms of special editions...nice added-value features and even nicer pricing. Mad Max, The Fog, Bull Durham, The Usual Suspects, and more.
     
  7. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    rutger, please don't make it out that I was being critical of Paramount. I was simply describing the way they operate. Noone is more conscious of Martin Blythe's presence here on HTF than I am...except for maybe Ron and Packy! [​IMG]
    Seriously, I think that Paramount's only big issue was pricing, and that's improved drastically in the last year. I've increased my Paramount library drastically since then...all are well-made discs with terrific movies!
     
  8. Nick Graham

    Nick Graham Screenwriter

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    I saw this set at Best Buy for $39.95...definitely will be picking it up. As for Paramount, I love what they are doing DVD-wise. Prices are dropping, and I don't think I've ever seen a non-OAR disc from them. In a world where we are seeing more and more studios pandering to pan and scan, Paramount should be praised highly, as should Mr. Blythe for his involvement in this forum.
     

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