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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Patrick Mirza, Nov 27, 2003.
14. Hmmm... I guess Fox has started a new label similar to Disney's Classics Collection. Lame!
The 14 on the spine is extremely ugly. This is in the line of Best Buy's (exclusive?) 2-disc digipak sets.
Well, at least it doesn't give away the ending like the original cover did. But as an Apes Fanatic, I'm not that wild about the new cover either. Pretty stark and uninteresting. And, a minor quibble - that's a shot of McDowall from one of the later films (not PLANET).
Not crazy about the cover art -- but I agree, it's better than the original cover art -- one of the worst travesties ever to adorn a DVD cover (imagine a cover that gives away the film's ending). Perhaps it's because I have yet to have my morning coffee and I am just not thinking straight.... What the heck is "14" doing on the side spine? What is the meaning of it?
Well they number the Fox Studio Classics, but this isn't one of them, er, is it? --- So many films, so little time...
Man, that thing is ugly. Why would such a colorful movie get such a bland cover? The 14 sticks out like a sore thumb. Aren't the Fox Classics usually in keepcases?
I like it, better than the original spoiler art, but the number on the side is ugly and won't fit in with the rest of my collection! Why oh why couldn't they have made it a little smaller?
I for one am happy we get an anamorphic transfer, remastered audio, and some solid extras.
Fox is going to have to up the anty with more than a anamorphic transfer on this one or I'll pass.
I like Fox issuing the 35th Anniversary edition in 2004... 2004 is the film's 36th anniversary. I wonder if anyone told them this...:wink: Even worse is Columbia "Anniversary" edition of ANNIE, which we are all pissed off about because it's not OAR. But again, WHAT anniversary are they celebrating..the 22nd...like WHY?
I am betting that the "commentaries" here are going to simply be snippets of pre-existing interviews, added here and there at different points of the film. Also, these "extra features" all seem to be the same things we've seen already on the dual disc for BEHIND THE PLANET OF THE APES. Lastly, I'm hoping that the audio mix is somewhat improved. I personally did not care for the last one, where the music was often quieted down in favor of sound effects like horses galloping, or the astronauts walking in the desert. I guess this comes from memories from childhood where I used to audiotape the movie off television. You never heard all those sound effects and the music was always dominant.
I have to agree, the big number blows! Gee, now I really can't wait for the Original Star Wars trilogy. Episode Four: Number 32 Ric
When's this coming? I'm on the "buy" list for this puppy.
Other than the giant friggin 14, I really like the cover art.
I struggle to understand Fox's rebranding using the number system. I assume it is there similar to the Criterion numbering system, so collectors can look at numbers 1 through 14 on a shelf and think it looks cool. Where Fox have fallen down though is most of these numbers are re-releases, where collectors already own the identical original title (Abyss, Die Hard, Castaway). Do they seriously expect collectors to rebuy these titles for the number. In the case of the Alien films it is even more farcical. Collectors will get the 9 disc set for the extra disc, so the number system is made even more redundant a month later.