Disney DVD questions

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rich Corle, Oct 20, 2001.

  1. Rich Corle

    Rich Corle Stunt Coordinator

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    here is the list of Platinum titles:
    Snow White
    Beauty and the Beast
    Aladdin
    The Lion King
    Bambi
    The Little Mermaid
    Cinderella
    Lady and the Tramp
    101 Dalmatians
    The Jungle Book
    does anyone see anything wrong with this? where's pinocchio?
    sleeping beauty? there are many other great disney movies that aren't part of this line. does this mean we won't even get special editions for movies like pinocchio or what? give me some feedback.
     
  2. rutger_s

    rutger_s Supporting Actor

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    The films chosen to go Platinum are the films that defined Walt Disney Pictures in a certain way.
    Pinocchio was considered a flop by critics. Sleeping Beauty was not as big a hit as Disney hoped. The titles that do not go Platinum end up either as a Gold Collection title or a Special Edition title.
    Pinocchio was one of the first titles to go Gold.
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  3. chris_sharpe

    chris_sharpe Stunt Coordinator

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    The list is filled with box office hits. Disney doesn't listen to dvd buyers and release the films people want the only look at the bottom line...money. [​IMG]
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  4. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Cinematographer

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    Rich-
    Just because a certain film is NOT on the
    list of Platinum titles not mean it won't
    be given the SE treatment.
    Look at all the current films Disney has released
    with fantastic SEs:
    Tarzan2 Disc Collector's Edition
    The Emperor's New Groove2 Disc Ultimate Groove Edition
    Atlantis: The Lost Empire2 Disc Collector's Edition
    Peter Pan has an SE on the release
    schedule despite the current "bare bones" edition.
    and rumor has it Pocahontas will
    be revisited with an SE.
    While I am thrilled with the treatment Snow White received, more often than not, I fret that the
    Platinum titles are only once a year, where we can
    hope to see a lovely Sleeping Beauty DVD
    before the end of 2002.
    (Just remember what they did with Bedknobs and Broomsticks and what they are doing with Tron.
    -Mark
     
  5. Kenneth Cummings

    Kenneth Cummings Supporting Actor

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    Mark, you forgot Dumbo special edition as well. But other then that, you mention most of them.
     
  6. Evan Case

    Evan Case Screenwriter

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    I assume, then, that there's not much chance of a Pinocchio: SE release in the foreseeable future?
    The same bare-bones DVD of the film has been staring me in the face at the local used shop for almost a year now. I've held off buying this, my second favorite Disney film, under the hope that they would eventually revisit it with at least some level of respect.
    If there really is no hope for timely rerelease, I may just bite the bullet and pick it up. (It's not so much the bare-bones that has kept me from buying it--it's the feeling that the moment I do a better edition will be announced.)
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  7. GlennH

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    This was posted at thedigitalbits.com yesterday:
     
  8. Chad Gregory

    Chad Gregory Supporting Actor

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    So much for the Gold Collection never going on moratorium.
    Though it would be nice to see SEs of Pinocchio and especially Mulan (anamorphic at least).
    -Chad
    (damn spelling errors)
    [Edited last by Chad Gregory on October 26, 2001 at 12:44 AM]
     
  9. MarkBurton

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  11. Chad Gregory

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    Mark,
    While I can't vouch for the reason that Disney is listing these titles to be available on 12-18-01, I can tell you that Pinocchio, Mulan, and Tarzan were released in February 2000 and the Collector's Tarzan was released in April 2000. None of the features listed on the Disney sites that you linked to are any different than the discs that are already available.
    The discussion of putting these titles on moratorium is intriguing since Pinocchio and Mulan were the first Gold Collection titles and Tarzan was the first Summer release Disney title to receive the 2-disc treatment (A Bug's Life notwithstanding as it is a Pixar title).
    -Chad
     
  12. MarkBurton

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    Okay, I called Buena Vista Home Video and they informed me that the information on the web site is incorrect. Those video are currently in production and are slated to go moritorium on 1/31/01. The 12/18/01 date is the date the promotion goes into effect to let the everyone know they are going out of print. They are going to correct the website.
     

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