Details: The Cat in the Hat

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  1. TomWoodward

    TomWoodward Second Unit

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    Hey

    Universal have just announced The Cat in the Hat starring Mike Myers for the 16th March. Retail will be $26.98. I'll upload an advertisement with the artwork in a minute, just got to FTP it. But the disc specs are as follows:

    1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer
    English Dolby Digital 5.1 Track
    French Dolby Digital 5.1 Track
    Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Track
    The Mother Of All Messes (Effects) Featurette
    The Dirt of D.I.R.T (The Cleaning Machine) Featurette
    Seussville U.S.A (Locations) Featurette
    Deleted Scenes & Hilarious Outtakes
    Six Other Behind the Scenes Featurettes
    The Real Dr. Seuss Feature
    Dance-Along with The Cat Feature
    English, French and Spanish Subtitles


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  2. Magnus T

    Magnus T Supporting Actor

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    Dang, no DTS... [​IMG]

    No sale!
     
  3. ChrisBEA

    ChrisBEA Screenwriter

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    Dang, lousy movie = No Sale!
    IMHO of course.[​IMG]
    It was almost painful to sit through, which is a shame, Myers is highly talented....
     
  4. Ronald Epstein

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    I'm gonna buy this one!

    Haven't talked to one person that liked this film.

    My curiosity level is so strong on this one
    that I"ll buy it just to see how bad it is.
     
  5. Travis_W

    Travis_W Supporting Actor

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    I had the displeasure of seeing this movie and the pleasure of walking out while it was playing. One of the worst films in recent history and it was so blatantly made for profit, see the good ones hide that fact [​IMG].

    And that cover art, like the poster, can still scare small children.
     
  6. ChrisBEA

    ChrisBEA Screenwriter

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    Please, rent it first! I saw it for free and want my money back!
    Seuss is spinning in his grave over this one....[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Ricky Hustle

    Ricky Hustle Supporting Actor

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    I won't tarnish my memory of the book, nor my son's perception of it as I read it to him by allowing this DVD in the house. [​IMG]

    The books are too good to spoil.
     
  8. ChrisBEA

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    Good choice.
    This is very anti-Seuss.
    Although, I did like the Grinch with Carrey....
     
  9. Stephen_J_H

    Stephen_J_H All Things Film Junkie

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    Rick, I'm with you. Have you seen the TV special from 1971 that Universal issued on DVD last year? I would definitely recommend it over the new film, as it stays truer to the source.
     
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    Sure that this is not a general Making of featurette. This DVD should come with its own barf bag. Horrible, horrible film.
     
  11. MatthewLouwrens

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    Ron - Please don't buy it. Rent it, Netflix it, hell, steal it if you have to, but please don't put any money in the hands of the people who made this abhomination. Every dollar they make from this title is simply more encouragement for them to pervert Dr Suess even more.

    And there are so many good DVDs out there that should be supported before this one.
     
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    Too late, Matthew. Since it did reasonably well at the box office the sequel is in the works. They had one planned if it did well enough at the BO before it was released.
     
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    Buy the book instead for your own child or donate it a local children's charity or give it to a niece or nephew. Don't give Imagine Entertainment or Unviversal any more money on this one.
     
  14. MatthewLouwrens

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    Hell, buy it for yourself. My flatmate is a big fan of Dr Suess, and going back and re-reading them, I realise that he really was quite brilliant. You can still get a lot of enjoyment from the book - and a lot more than you would get from the film.
     
  15. Mike Frezon

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    Ron: The letters "C" and "G" are too far apart in the alphabet! Don't do it.

    Your copy of Cat in the Hat will be too far away from Gigli on your bookshelf and think about all the really good films which would be caught in-between.
     
  16. Stephen_J_H

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    Don't do it Ron! Remember there are "good" bad movies and "bad" bad movies; Cat in the Hat fits in the latter category. As I said before, watch the TV special instead; Universal has gone to the trouble of releasing it on DVD, and it is far superior.
     

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