Black Hawk Down 2003 Release

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  1. JoshB

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    This has probably already been anounced, but Columbia has said that the 2-Disc Special Edition of Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down has been moved from a late 2002 release to a early 2003 release. The reason: they have already packed the 4th quarter with too many DVD titles, such as Stuart Little 2, Men in Black 2, and Spiderman. Now thats a first. Lets see: Spiderman was a good flick, MIB 2 was ok but not great, and Stuart Little 2 isn't even out yet. I guess Columbia is pretty optimistic about Box Office performance, but they should really look at quality over quantity.
     
  2. Qui-Gon John

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    Well I'd rather have Spiderman and MIB2. I watched BHD this week. It was OK, but for me, once is enough. Wasn't good enough to see again.
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

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    Considering MIB 2 made almost 100 million this weekend, yeah

    It suffered from extreme cuts to remove the World Trade Center, I guess we can only hope that maybe someday the original version is available
     
  4. Dan Brecher

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    Shame on the delay, but you know what, given the amount of other purchases I am making this autumn/winter, I am kind of glad to have one less to buy this year and be granted one more to look forward to in the new year.

    Dan
     
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    I think it's kind of absurd since BHD was released much earlier than the other titles, and there couldn't have been that much more work to be done on the SE versus the plain release.

    Anyway, I will only get the SE whenever that comes out. Even though I think the movie is great, I can't see myself watching it more than 2 more times over the next 5 years. On the other hand, a good Spiderman DVD and an okay MIB2 DVD, I will probably watch more than 5 times each over that same span. They're just much easier to digest.
     
  6. Charles de Lauzirika

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    Yes. Why are they removing the WTC, while in 5 years, J. Buckeimer is gonna make a movie about the WTC event?
    ???
    Btw, I hope they don't rush Spider-Man and make a good 3 disc out of it.
     
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    [​IMG] Both mediocre movies at best!
    Crawdaddy
     
  9. Dan Brecher

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    Charlie, will the subtitles be correctly placed within the film frame on the SE? The initial release miffed a few fans who run mattes on their TVs and, in most cases, their front projection set ups.
    Columbia just love their player generated subtitles, and on 2.40:1 stuff they just insist on having them flow into the lower widescreen bar. Phantom Menace DVD went with player generated subs, but they sat nicely within the film frame in anamorphic playback which is a prefered option. Original burned in subs are always nicer of course... [​IMG]
    Dan
     
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    Wasn't this supposed to be a 3-disc set?
     
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    I would just like to say that I can not wait for this Specila Edition. Even though I am a little disappointed that it is being delayed cause of some other movies which I didn't enjoy that much have to be released as SE's even though a rerelease will happen sometime after for them. On the bright side, I do have full faith in Charlie de Lauzirika and Ridley Scott. These guys asa team have shown they know what DVD is all about and have yet too fail me in anyway in their releases. And Mr. Lauzirika, that qoute you just said just makes the waiting that much harder![​IMG]
     
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    Dan, it's my understanding that the subtitles on the upcoming SE will be the original theatrical burned-in ones, and not those nasty player-generated subs.

    As far as how many discs this set will have, no official announcement has been made, so don't fret over rumors or speculation. Just rest assured that it will be a very robust package.
     
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    What happens on a 16x9 set with those subtitles? Do they slide up or what?

    I got through 1 1/2 hours of BHD and lost interest. Maybe I'll give it a second go around when the SE ships.
     
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    Can anyone verify if the SE of BHD will contain a DTS track? I know this has been speculated, but does anyone know for certain?
     
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    There we go, right from the man himself that it'll be "very robust" [​IMG]
    Charlie, you, Mr. Scott and Columbia have my money already, because Mr. Scott's directorial eye never dissapoints, and your DVDs are never short of excellent
     
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    Another typical news from CTHV... I am sick of CTHV, really.
     

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