Are there no reviews of Monty Python and the Meaning of Life...

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  1. Wade M.

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    which is coming out next week? Of course, I do NOT need a review to know I'll be getting this; I'll watch Holy Grail today while eating lunch and next week I'll be losing my lunch to Mr. Creosote!

    What do you guys think of the movie?
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

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    Universal is no longer sending review product to online sites
     
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    Krap, Kleist [​IMG] Wonder why?
     
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    I sold my old version in anticipation of this release months ago, considering I got 27 for my old copy and the new costs under 20, I'm happy no matter what!
     
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    I think that if they don't want their DVDs discussed online we should respect their decision. I'll buy it, but not talk about, praise, or otherwise promote it online.
     
  6. Wade M.

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    I didn't hear about this thing about Universal not wanting online play for their stuff. Ah well, guess we learn something new everyday [​IMG]
     
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    My personal theory is that they don't want a major disc panned while they're trying to sell the company. COuld be wrong
     
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    Having just talked with a rep over at
    Universal, I am unaware of a policy that
    now bans screener procuct from being sent
    to online sites in advance.

    However....

    Our reviewer hasn't received any screener product
    from them as of late, nor have I seen any advance
    reviews of Universal product up on any review sites.

    I'd really like to know if anyone has definitive
    information that this is now policy not to send
    out screeners. If it is, a real shame, as sites
    like ours would greatly help Universal promote
    their DVDs.
     
  10. Colin Jacobson

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  11. Ronald Epstein

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    Colin,

    My contact at Universal has assured us that
    a Meaning of Life DVD went out to our
    reviewer this week.

    I guess we'll have to wait and see if we are
    back on the screener list or not. I am being
    assured that we are.

    It's a shame that this is not being done across
    the board. I know THE DIGITAL BITS has always
    had a tough time getting Universal product. Up
    until three months ago when I resigned as a reviewer
    here, I was getting loads of screener product
    from them.

    I'm just waiting to hear from Jason (who is our
    Universal reviewer) as to if he is receiving
    product. If so, we should have a review of
    Meaning Of Life up shortly.
     
  12. Jeff Kleist

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    Yes, we were formally informed that Universal was not supplying screener product to online sites, check Bill's MY TWO CENTS back around November/Decmeber 2002 (maybe it was October, it was either ET or BTTF) for more details.
     
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    Jeff,

    They weren't supplying screeners to DIGITAL BITS.

    They were to us as well as DVD FILE.

    I just received an email from our rep saying
    we are on their screener list and Meaning Of
    Life
    was already sent out.

    I would suggest any review site not on Universal's
    screener list contact their reps at the studio.
     
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    I guess that means their is still hope next month, for a scarface anniversary edition review.[​IMG]
     
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    from the dvd back cover.

     
  16. Wade M.

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    OH YES! I can't believe they had a no-holds-barred sex-ed scene, and the dialog in that particular scene was great (not saying the dialog in the rest of the movie wasn't [​IMG] ). I also heartily enjoyed the scene about the man choosing his way to be executed as being run off a cliff by a dozen hot topless women! Guess I'm just a little pervert [​IMG]
     
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    I've already pre-ordered this title. I always thought the movie was so so (and the Pythons agree), but what sold me is all the new material they contributed just for the DVD.

    Derek
     
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    DVD Talk has been receiving screeners from Universal too.
     
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    digitallyOBSESSED was receiving Universal screeners pretty regularly but the well seems to have dried up in January. I don't think we ever got any formal notice from them, though.
     

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