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Press Release Cats (2019) (4k UHD) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Dec 20, 2019.

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    Supposedly there were scenes that were missing textures and live actor's hands that hadn't been CGed over. I'm sure contractually, the effects houses are obligated to deliver finished scenes if they want to be paid. It isn't a big deal to just cut them in and then do a refresh on the digital file being projected in theaters. I don't think they're trying to "fix" it through recutting. Just patch the holes that weren't complete for the launch date.
     
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    Do the cats have genitalia unlike The Lion King?
     
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    I went to see it last night. I enjoyed it for what it was; one of the most bizarre movie experiences in recent memory. I will say that the sound design was terrific (very immersive and fun) and the choreography was top-notch, but that's about it. I never really got used to the cat effects so it was next to impossible to suspend your disbelief for 2+ hours. It works really well on stage, but that obviously couldn't be translated to the screen. A real embarrassment for everyone involved; can Tom Hooper get by unscathed?
     
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    I hope not. I don 't want to see any more musicals directed by Mr. Hooper. I hope he moves on to more appropriate endeavors.
     
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    The list of movies edited during initial release would be very long indeed. I am not sure there are many that were taken from "flop" to "classic" status by such edits.
     
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    I can't think of one off the top of my head that was even made appreciably better by post-release tinkering.
     
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    The only time they "improve" it is when they go back and put back stuff that shouldn't have been cut in the first place; i.e. stuff that made the difference between making sense and not.
     
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    I do! He was one of the best parts of "Sesame Street"!
     
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    No, but there are a lot of erect tails!

    A fabulously bad movie, based on some of the most visually disgusting CGI ever rendered. Definitely one of the more interesting movie-going experiences I've had this year.
     
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    I really don’t understand why this needed to be made as the PBS version was bad enough yet slightly. watchable. ALW has the worse record of his work turned to film which is rather sad as his material other than Cats is totally filmic.
     
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    Saw the movie on New Year's Eve. I do feel it is a victim of piling on. Not to say that it doesn't have problems--there are plenty of "what the...." moments to warrant a strong thumbs down. For me, most of the problem is the source material. I saw "Cats" on broadway and NEVER understood its appeal. It's boring, confusing, and really only has a few memorable songs that get repeated ad nauseam. (If I recall correctly, "Memory" got partially sung twice before its full performance.) I honestly found it abysmal.

    As for the digital fur, my sense is that they considered clothing the actors--as they do on stage--and thought "why not do it digitally?" And off they went thinking it was a cutting-edge idea. This would explain cats with hands, rings, wearing shoes, etc., they were actors in "digital costume." Had they, perhaps, shown the actors transforming into the digital cats, that would have helped ease the viewer into this world. But do drop you in this Alice in Wonderland digital LSD trip, was a mistake. It's just too weird without some context.

    For me, the worst part was the acting pool. Jennifer Hudson just sings the same song, twice, by staring off to the side of the camera and emoting. Taylor Swift adds nothing to her role, except an odd "boob jiggle" in her less-than-impressive dance number. Jason Derulo was probably put in the film due to name recognition (with such hits as "Wiggle" and "Talk Dirty"), but showed how little musical theater he has in his resume. Judi Dench was okay as she continuously stared off into the distance, but she has no singing voice at her age so her final number was slightly tortuous. Ian McKellen adds some nice dramatic rifts in his reading/singing of his song, but by then I was so bored and I couldn't have cared any less. The only person who was truly engaging and talented was Francesca Hayward, who's career I hope has not been ruined by the film's response. Though smothered in cat fur, she has a beautiful singing voice and impressive dance numbers.

    Lastly, I do feel bad for the digital team. They really did some imaginative and demanding work. The digital fur was impressive in its realism, movement with the actor/dancers body, and complexity. They did their job very well and shouldn't be lambasted for the poor decisions of the directing/producing team.
     
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    I think I'm the audience for this movie. Never seen the play. But really think I am. :D

    I keep thinking of 2002 Pinocchio when I hear about CATS. I hope CATS is better

    The effects look sensational!

    cats.
     
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    I had no interest in this but after listening to podcasts How Did the get Made and The Flophouse I cant wait until it comes to home video.
     
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    Release Date: 4/7/2020

    CATS (2019)
    Product Source:
    Theatrical
    Theatrical Studio: Universal Pictures
    Theatrical Release: 12/20/2019

    Synopsis: Oscar®-winning director Tom Hooper reimagines Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-shattering musical. Starring James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introducing Royal Ballet principal Francesca Hayward. With a world-class cast of dancers showcasing styles from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap, this film reimagines the stage musical for a new generation. You will believe in the fun and magic of Cats.

    BD Combo Pack Widescreen / Widescreen (61201961) : Disc 1 (Side A): Cats (2019)
    Format: BD Combo Pack UPC: 1-9132-90967-9-6
    Unit Type: Standard Number of Media: 2
    Street Date: 4/7/2020 PreOrder Date:
    Run Time (HH:MM): 1 Hour 51 Minutes
    Language: English Disc Type: BD-50 (Single Sided)
    Packaging: Snap Case Layers: Single
    Audio: English Dolby Atmos
    French Canadian DTS Digital Surround 5.1
    Latin Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1
    Subtitles: English SDH
    French Canadian
    Latin Spanish

    Edition: - Picture: Widescreen / Anamorphic Widescreen
    Version: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Color/B&W COLOR
    Rating: PG CARA Rating: -
    Bonus Features: • Includes Blu-ray, DVD and a digital copy of Cats (2019) (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
    • 9 Lives: The Cast of Cats
    • Singing Live
    • Making Macavity
    • A Director's Journey
    • Making Music
    • The Art of Dance
    • Scaling Up
    • A Little Magic
    • The Dancers
    • Cat School
    • Feature Commentary with Director Tom Hooper


    BD Combo Pack Widescreen / Widescreen (61201961) : Disc 2 (Side A): Cats (2019)
    Format: BD Combo Pack UPC: 1-9132-90967-9-6
    Unit Type: Standard Number of Media: 2
    Street Date: 4/7/2020 PreOrder Date:
    Run Time (HH:MM): 1 Hour 51 Minutes
    Language: English Disc Type: DVD-9 (Single Sided)
    Packaging: Snap Case Layers: Single
    Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
    French Canadian Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
    Latin Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
    Subtitles: English SDH
    French Canadian
    Latin Spanish

    Edition: - Picture: Widescreen / Anamorphic Widescreen
    Version: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Color/B&W COLOR
    Rating: PG CARA Rating: -
    Bonus Features: • 9 Lives: The Cast of Cats
    • Singing Live
    • Making Macavity
    • A Director's Journey
    • Making Music
    • The Art of Dance
    • Scaling Up
    • A Little Magic
    • The Dancers
    • Cat School
    • Feature Commentary with Director Tom Hooper


    DVD Widescreen (61201957) : Disc 1 (Side A): Cats (2019)
    Format: DVD UPC: 1-9132-90967-5-8
    Unit Type: Standard Number of Media: 1
    Street Date: 4/7/2020 PreOrder Date:
    Run Time (HH:MM): 1 Hour 51 Minutes
    Language: English Disc Type: DVD-9 (Single Sided)
    Packaging: Snap Case Layers: Single
    Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
    French Canadian Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
    Latin Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
    Subtitles: English SDH
    French Canadian
    Latin Spanish

    Edition: - Picture: Anamorphic Widescreen
    Version: - Color/B&W COLOR
    Rating: PG CARA Rating: -
    Bonus Features: • 9 Lives: The Cast of Cats
    • Singing Live
    • Making Macavity
    • A Director's Journey
    • Making Music
    • The Art of Dance
    • Scaling Up
    • A Little Magic
    • The Dancers
    • Cat School
    • Feature Commentary with Director Tom Hooper
     
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    Imma get this. Don't @ me! =p
     
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    The 2002 Pinocchio is one of the most mind-blowingly appalling celluloid atrocities ever made. That and Freddy Got Fingered. But they aren't as fun as CATS is. If you have a couple of stiff gin and tonics beforehand, you'll have almost a Showgirls experience. They sing! They dance! Badly! And to quote the great Tim Brayton: "It's an incrediblly horny movie". Tim said he hadn't loved a movie so much all year.

    https://www.alternateending.com/2019/12/cats-2019.html
     
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    I loved the movie. I’ve preordered it.
     
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    Freddy Got Fingered gets my vote for the worst film ever made.
     
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    Ooh - a commentary. That'll be very interesting!

    I'd love to know if Hooper recorded it before or after the movie hit screens...
     

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