Back to the Future = Bilingual in Canada?

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  1. Shane Bryant

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    Does anyone know if it's going to have a bilingual cover in canada? I read that its supposed to have a slipcase outside of the triple alpha case, so perhaps the triple alpha will be untarnished, and just the slipcase will be bilingual?

    Does anyone have pics of hte US or Canadian packaging?
     
  2. ChrisJefferys

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    Hi Shane,
    Think I just replied to your thread regarding this on another forum, but again, Universal's Canadian DVDs rarely (if ever?) have bilingual packaging.

    Chris
     
  3. Shane Bryant

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    they all do.... beautiful mind, scorpion king, time machine, etc etc etc
     
  4. ChrisJefferys

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    Again, sorry about the misinformation. That will teach me to spout my mouth off. But they all don't (eg Classic monsters collection, The Thing CE, Mallrats, 12 Monkeys, etc.) I really don't know why some do and some don't, I just assumed based on my collection.
     
  5. Shane Bryant

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    all universal's releases since roughly march of this year have had bilingual covers
     
  6. Jon Smith

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    Extras wise, is the Canadian Identical to the US version ?
     
  7. Shane Bryant

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    Well if there's a French track, then it will be bilingual. No French track, then it won't.
     
  9. Shane Bryant

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    ChristianB: However, if it has an outer slipcase, then possibly only that slipcase will be bilingual... in which case, I may be willing to buy it up here. Also, since it's a "big" title, they may stray from their bilingual policy as alliance atlantis did with FOTR: EE.
     
  10. Neil_Duffy

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    Here's the Canadian specs...

    Disc 1
    THE MAKING OF BACK TO THE FUTURE a rare behind the scenes look.
    MAKING THE TRILOGY: CHAPTER 1. A retrospective look featuring CAST and CREW.
    ALL NEW FEATURE COMMENTARY with Michael J.Fox, Director/Writer Robert Zemekis & Producer/Writer Bob Gale
    Hilarious OUTTAKES.
    DELETED SCENES.
    Original MAKE-UP TESTS
    STORYBOARDS to final feature comparisons
    Theatrical TRAILER
    Disc 2
    BACK TO THE FUTURE PART 2 FEATURETTE - a rare behind the scenes look.
    MAKING THE TRILOG: CHAPTER 2. A retrospective look featuring CAST and CREW
    Hilarious OUTTAKES.
    DELETED SCENES.
    HOVER BOARD TEST on location.
    PRODUCTION ARCHIVES photographs, original storyboards & props.
    STORYBOARD to final feature comparison.
    Theatrical TRAILER
    Disc 3
    MAKING THE TRILOGY: CHAPTER 3. A retrospective look featuring CAST and CREW
    Hilarious OUTTAKES.
    DELETED SCENES.
    ZZ TOP music video DOUBLEBACK.
    PRODUCTION ARCHIVES photographs, original storyboards & props.
    STORYBOARD to final feature comparison.
    Theatrical TRAILER
    Video format: Widescreen
    Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
    Subtitles: English, Spanish

    is it me, or is there less here than the US version?
     
  11. Jussi Tarvainen

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    Yeah, won't there be two commentaries on the U.S. release?
     
  12. MichaelPe

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    I read a thread on a Canadian DVD website that the packaging will be English-only (so far, these are just rumours).
     
  13. Lance Nichols

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    Question: why does it matter? Canada is a bi-lingual country. For those who don't really understand what this means, it means that you have the right to have packaging, labels, etc. available in BOTH official languages. There is some weirdness, due to licensing issues that do crop up. Films distributed exclusively in Quebec, French only are often distributed by a different company in the rest of Canada/English Only. These are allowed to have uni-lingual covers - French or English only.

    Now, I would like it if more titles were released w/reversible covers, but I suspect the economics of this are poor, due to the demographics of the country.

    If you don't like it, don't buy it. Please stop complaining about the covers for every film that is released. If you want english only covers, buy from the US.

    This rant brought to you by an former Albertan, of all people.
     
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  15. Jon Smith

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    is there any firm evidence that the canadian is identical ?
    any sites reviewed the canadian copy ?
    EDIT: oops i actually read the specs, seems like the Canadian is missing some extras, such as commentaries [​IMG]
     
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    is there any confirmation of the missing extras?
     
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    well said, Jason.[​IMG]
     
  20. Jeremy Allin

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    I doubt any of the content will change for us.
    First, I question the validity of the specs posted earlier in this thread as one of the features is a DTS track...which we know will NOT be included.
    Second, in DVDFile's review, it is stated that the US version has two audio tracks (English 5.1, French 5.1). No additional French tracks need to be added so it seems logical that the rest of the content will remain unchanged.
    [​IMG]
     

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