Digital Bits rumor mill: BTTF and The Sting next summer!

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  1. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    They also mention Legend: Ultimate Edition for early next year! Let's hope so!
     
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    BTTF = Back to the Future
    Since I had to open to link to realize which movie was being discussed, I thought that others might not know either. [​IMG]
     
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    George, I see that you frequent both TheDigitalBits and DVDFile regularly like me. [​IMG] You might want to update the post title to the other site.
    BTTF is one of my favorite series and would be nice to have on DVD. I also hope that this rumor gets confirmed soon.
     
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    Doh! I was so exccited I didn't realize I had the wrong site. If an admin would be good enough to change the title that would be great.
     
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    I changed the credit to Digital Bits but I am going to leave it as Back To The Future as that would make for a really long title.

    Parker
     
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    Slap Shot: Collector's Edition!?!?! YES!!!!
    I'm praying that we will see BTTF on DVD sooner than later, I've been waiting for the trilogy ever since I first got my DVD player.
     
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    Someone on this forum recently stated to the effect that the BTTF trilogy was already made on DVD and has been sitting around for a few years, most likely in a warehouse. If this is true, would this be the release we get? Obviously, DVD quality - particularly the video - has improved tremendously over the last couple of years.
    Would Universal create new transfers or simply release the older - mostly likely subpar to today's standard release?
     
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    I'll believe it when I've gone through all three discs without incident and the parting words "The End" appears on Part III. Then I'll say, "Finally! I got Back to the Future on DVD!"
     
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    When you tie all the info with the rumors and look at the most recent sources...I'm considering it 95% for sure, mid-May 2002.

    You never know, but after 4 years of playing this game you get used to the patterns.
     
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    The Digital Bits rumor mill IMO has been pretty much dead on. This will be an awesome set when it comes out.[​IMG]
    L
     
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    Slap Shot collectors edition? Way Cool! I never heard of this but Matt Chmiel mentions it. This is a wicked 'guy' movie. I'd buy it in a minute... even though I have the original release.
    Scott
     
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    I want to reitterate a VERY BIG CONCERN noted above. If the rumor is true and the old rumor about the discs being pressed and sitting in a warehouse are true.....

    Yes, compression technology and DVD tech. in general has improved greatly since these would have been pressed. Will we get these and then Ultimate Editions.....Will Universal put out what might be considered a subpar product (not sure if they would want to after the whole JP DTS thing).....

    Or, they could release what is stored and then never release any others and then we'll never know how much they could have improved, though if it really is "poor" by today's standards I'm sure we'll be able to notice.

    Who knows.....

    Either way I will be very happy if this comes out and woa, it's going to be an expensive 2002:

    BTTF tril.

    Slapshot SE

    Sting SE

    True Lies SE

    Speed SE

    ET

    TNG1

    TNG2

    Say Anything?

    Indy Tril?

    SW AotC ?

    and so on .....
     
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    Who came up with this idiotic idea that the DVDs are pressed and sitting in a warehouse somewhere? This just sounds like hogwash.
     
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    I hope the Universal SE's of the licenced Image titles are not too far away.

    MST3K: The Movie, the Marx Bros. films, the Road to ___ films, and even greats like Double Indemmity need SE DVD's.

    New transfers and added features would be really nice!
     
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    Actually, it wasn't DVD's that were sitting in a warehouse. It was old laserdiscs bundled up and discarded in an alleyway.
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