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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Scott_J, Oct 25, 2003.
From Mao @ DVDTalk:
I DO hope this is true. If it is, This means OAR for Matilda!!! I have been wanting this for so long. Also, maybe they will fix the framing problem that the current Annie has. I will have to go update the victories page at WA on the Matilda one if true, since there was a petition for it.
I'm assuming that ANNIE: SE is going to be the original movie...
Sweet, Dilbert and the Critic in January. Man, I thought I'd get a break after October and November, but there's already a few things coming out in January I want.
Excited about MATILDA (OAR!!! hopefully) and THE CRITIC. Can't wait
Guilty As Charged, huh? That's pretty cool...
TVShowsOnDVD is reporting that Columbia will release official information about The Critic on November 17 (contents, # of discs, features, etc.). I can't wait!
I think it's safe to say that all 23 TV episodes will be in the set (Season 1 is 13 episodes, Season 2 is 10 episodes). Aside from extras we don't know exist but may be included (behind-the-scenes, outtakes, etc.), I can think of two "extras" that should be included to make this collection complete:
1. The 10 "web" episodes
2. The Simpsons/Critic crossover episode when Jay comes to Springfield to judge the Film Festival
I'd like to think that since Al Jean, Mike Reiss, and James L. Brooks produced The Critic and worked on The Simpsons, there is a real possibility the crossover episode will appear on The Critic DVD set. What do you think?
Jim, where Columbia is concerned I wouldn't usually hold out hope for extras. You might in fact get them, but right now I wouldn't get my hopes up.
Crossover episodes should, in my opinion, be handled that way in all cases. However, the studios have a different opinion, it seems. I haven't seen a single crossover situation handled that way yet. Anyone know of one I missed?
David, TVShowsOnDVD is a wonderful website and an invaluable resource for me!
After submitting my reply, I went to TV Tome to get some additional information. The crossover episode, "A Star Is Burns," is from Season 6, so at least it will be available on DVD in 2006 (based on The Simpsons current 1-a-year policy)!! So, not a big deal (this set is a must-buy even if it only has the 23 episodes).
When I went to the listing for that episode, I found two interesting bits of information:
"This episode was broadcast before the premiere of The Critic on the FOX network, a show that didn't last on ABC when it premiered there last year."
"Matt Groening hated the series "The Critic", so he had his name taken out of the credits in both the beginning and ending sequences."
The second piece of information makes me think Groening would never allow "A Star Is Burns" to appear on The Critic DVD set!! I wonder why he hated the series?
Is the Spider-man the one that just played on MTV??
Glenn, Columbia has fixed the "Annie" DVD - about a year and a half ago. I exchanged mine and the newer pressing has the corrected framing.
A special edition would be welcome. Much that was shot was left on the cutting room floor. Friends of mine worked on the film and said some of the better stuff was cut. Judging from the final results this must be true. The film has it's moments but overall isn't great.
Let's hope they include the original filmed versions of the songs "Easy Street" "Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" and "Maybe" as well as the documentary "Lights, Camera, Annie"
I'll be picking up the TV sets of Barney Miller and the Critic, and the Annie and Matilda SEs.
About Annie, exactly how much was cut before release, and what did it entail? Does it still exist? Was it cut against the producer's and/or director's wishes?
For this new version, I would really like to have better sound (the 2.0 on the current DVD isn't that great; it's overcompressed to fit a P&S version). The picture, while clean, isn't quite as bright as on the laser disc. There was a 6-track 70mm mix that could be mixed to 5.1.
Hopefully a non-flipper remaster of Oliver will come next year as well.
The only one from that list that grabs me is Philadelphia: SE. I have been holding off rather impatiently for this one and it's finally paying off.
Kevin, you're not seeing things! But I too can't believe what it is I'm looking at. Are we talking about the same New Guy movie with that guy from Road Trip? A director's cut??? This is unbelievable! I think I speak for all of us when I say "WTF." But hey bring it on, let's see what it's all about. Maybe it's super unrated!
Where the hell is NewsRadio S1 & S2?!