Dragonslayer SE Announced for Dec 2002!!!!

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  1. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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    Yes fans, apparently Paramount has finally heard our cries. In an "unoffical" interview (official studio announcement expected on 4/3) Matthew Robbins (the director) disclosed that he's been having on-going discussions with Paramount about this title for quite some time. He was hesitent to disclose too many details, but it seems the biggest hold-up was a rights issue between Paramount (who wants to govern DVD video distribution) and Disney who had hoped to gain the rights to release the DVD as well. Apparently whatever issues had been keeping the fans from enjoying this title on DVD have been resolved, because Paramount will be releasing this DVD mid December (exact date will be revealed when the studio makes an "official" announcment on 4/3).
    At this time a new print is being produced for a limited-theater re-release in October/November and the new DVD will be mastered from this print. According to Robbins, the SE DVD (a 2-disc set) will include:
    A new 16x9 anamorphic picture (2.25:1) downconverted from a hi-definition transfer taken from the new print. When asked specifically, Robbins said he will make sure that *no EE* is applied to the DVD image [​IMG]
    A bran-new director super-vised 5.1 DD *and* DTS mix!!! Jay Boekelheide, one of the picture's sound editors, will be assisting with the 5.1 remix (indications were hinted at the Paramount may have plans to include DTS on some of their other upcoming titles and may be using Dragonslayer as a their first such title to "test" market demand).
    A 5.1 DTS *music only* track of the film's soundtrack.
    A "director's cut" of the film with 10 minutes of never-before seen deleted scenes edited back into the film. And get this...Robbins insists that *both* the original *and* the new director's cut will be able to be viewed from the same DVD via seamless branching.
    An additional 5 deleted scenes not restored into the director's cut.
    Director's commentary
    A "Dragonslayer: legend in the making" documentary (60 mins)
    The movie traler in 16x9 (no mention of 5.1 DD or DTS but hey...it's a trailer after all...)
    Robbins stated there will be some more more goodies he wasn't able to discuss at present but he assured that the 2-disc DVD would be the ultimate collectors edition that the fans have been waiting for. (sigh!)
    I know that you all are as excited about this as I am. For more information please see the following link. I can't wait!!!
    Interview with Matthew Robbins
    -dave
     
  2. YANG

    YANG Second Unit

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    PARAMOUNT + DTS???

    I have doubts on this.I believe that the remaster soundtrack with DTS surr. will possibly be screen in theaters first.For DVD release,do you think that PARAMOUNT will sign the DTS license just for this title???
     
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    Hey, that wasn't funny! [​IMG]
     
  4. Kevin Matthews

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    A 5.1 DTS "music" track along with a Dolby & DTS soundtrack?
    Hmm...something smells funny IMO...well let's just say that I'll believe it when I see it.
     
  5. Patrick McCart

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    Dragonslayer, along with Altman's "Popeye," was joint-produced by Paramount and Disney.

    This must be first, though. Music-only tracks are usually DD or PCM.
     
  6. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Cinematographer
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    Okay, I now know for sure I need to get a life,
    because after following the link, which reveals
    IT IS AN APRIL FOOL'S JOKE,
    I feel like someone stuck a knife in my heart.
    [​IMG]
    These kinds of posts need to be banned NOW.
    Not locked off, but completely wiped out!
    Like Ron E is the Death Star, and this thread
    is Alderaan: KABOOOM!
    Mark
     
  7. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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    Awe c'mon Mark...Apr 1 only comes only once a year...
    I've been planning this post for over a week [​IMG]
    At least you got it! Most of the posters so far are taking me seriously (we can dream about our ultimate Dragonslayer DVD...after all)...
     
  8. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Cinematographer
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    I know David. I gotta give you props, that
    was brilliant.
    And never before has it been so clear to me that I invest
    way too much of my happiness in these shiny little discs. [​IMG]
    I love Dragonslayer so much, that reading
    your post, intially, well, lets just say I was having a
    religious experience.
    Then, when I clicked the link, I felt like Luke getting
    told not only is his pappy not dead, but he is the biggest
    a-hole in the universe..
    But I had no Cloud City to jump off of. [​IMG]
    With admiration for your skills,
    Mark
    PS: Though, really, you should go back and change Columbia
    to at least Buena Vista, since it was they and Paramount
    that had differing rights over Dragonslayer,
    and that was the first sign that all was not accurate.
     
  9. Mike_G

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    This is a bad April Fool's joke.

    I'm cleaning out laserdiscs as they're announced on DVD, so I would have gone home and thrown it away.

    Ban this thread.

    That was NOT funny.

    Mike
     
  10. JonZ

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    THAT WAS NOT FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It was a cruel joke, I got a stiff one and my heart missed a few beats when I saw the thread.
     
  11. David Lambert

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    :p)

    Bad boy! Please erase this thread!!!
     
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    You would have made a better April Fool's joke by picking a film such as Star Wars or Raiders of the Lost Ark. By picking a title that's more of a cult film, it really lessens the humor. I got more of a laugh out of the Criterion Manos thread.
     
  13. Chuck Mayer

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    Not funny, my peep. Although I was suspicious when it got too good to be true. Don't break my little boy heart [​IMG]
    Where the F is this film???
    Take care,
    Chuck
     
  14. Jonathan Perregaux

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    April Fool's jokes blow, man. Particularly this one. I hope you slip on a banana peel and bump your nose on a VHS tape of Dragonslayer.
     
  15. Garrett Lundy

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    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR. What? I thought it was funny. Man you people have no sense of humor. But maybe Paramount and Disney will read this thread and start to question why the DVD really isn't available.... And since you did all the work on what to put into the DVD really makes it easier on them...
     
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    The sad part is, if it were made, the part about EE would be true. It's just not a big enough release to warrant making it look good for J6Ps 25" TV set. [​IMG]
     
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    You would have made a better April Fool's joke by picking a film such as Star Wars or Raiders of the Lost Ark. By picking a title that's more of a cult film, it really lessens the humor. I got more of a laugh out of the Criterion Manos thread.

    I completely disagree. The point of an AFD joke is to TRICK people. NO ONE is fooled by "Criterion is releasing Manos!" (especially when the phony press release says "a nice featurette").

    On the other hand, it also should be something JUST outrageous enough that people feel stupid for believing it. And a SE of Dragonslayer isn't that far out of the realm of possibility.

    I give this prank a C+/B-.
     
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    For the record.... I like the joke [​IMG]
     
  20. DaViD Boulet

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    Sorry to those who didn't enjoy my idea of humor [​IMG]
    Really my point (in addition to making a joke) was to, for a moment, fantasize myself at what it would look like to read those dreamt of words on the forum...that our beloved Dragonslayer SE had come to life.
    I love this title as much as the rest of you!
    Hopefully a studio dude will take note at JUST HOW MUCH we want this film on DVD...in all its glory.
    Let's pray!
    -dave
     

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