"ED WOOD" Special edition - Another reason to get a multi-region player.

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  1. Jay E

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    Saw this over at DVD Times:

    "Slated for a no-frills budget US release on 13th August, Buena Vista Home Entertainment have mercifully given the as-yet-unannounced UK release of Tim Burton's affectionate biopic about an hour of special features, listed as follows on the BBFC's website:

    00:03:25:17 | MUSIC VIDEO
    00:02:10:22 | ED WOOD
    00:13:53:02 | LET'S SHOOT THIS F#*%@R!
    00:07:22:01 | THE THEREMIN
    00:08:13:05 | MAKING BELA
    00:09:20:15 | WHEN CAROL MET LARRY
    00:13:47:15 | PIE PLATES OVER HOLLYWOOD

    Absolutely nothing else is known at this stage, but it is great news to see an under-appreciated gem such as this recieve the special edition treatment".
     
  2. MatthewA

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    Is it time to complain to Disney yet again?
     
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    You all know the phone number. Give them a call...
     
  4. Michael St. Clair

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    I bet this is already in the works for R1 (just because something hasn't been announced doesn't mean it's not in the pipe), but I suppose polite inquiries would not be a bad thing.
     
  5. Eric Peterson

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    This is a travesty. If they're going to go to the effort of making the extras, why not put them on all discs. I may wait and buy an international player as this is one of the discs that I have been waiting for since DVD began. I just recorded the movie in widescreen off of TCM last month, so a bare bones DVD gives me nothing.
     
  6. Michael St. Clair

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    Again, since it doesn't say the R2 release is 2 discs (and 3 hours fits fine on DVD-9), are we positive the R1 release is bare bones?
    Is it not possible that somebody just made a mistake about the R1?
     
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    Why complain about a barebones Region 1 release when you're only assuming that it would be barebones? I.E. it won't be...

     
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    either way a toll free call can't hurt [​IMG]
     
  10. Jeff Kleist

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    Guys,

    Muppet Treasure Island has unnannounced extras, I know this for a FACT. Given that Ed Wood hasn't been announced yet, I'd wait to start screaming till a press release

    I'd say it's very likely the extras will be identical
     
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  12. Jeff Kleist

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    The money WAS spent on a 16:9 transfer

    I'm very positive the DVD was sourced from what most discs are, a 16:9 HD master

    It was a very concious desicion for P&S

    I know for a fact some great extras were shot. Too bad I won't see them until there's a widescreen version
     
  13. Robert_eb

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    I'm keeping my fingers crossed on the upcoming Ed Wood DVD to have some extras. I own the LD and if this DVD is released barebones I will not be buying. I'm really starting to dislike Disney. They seem to be the greediest studio out of all of them. That's to bad.
     
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    This is the last DVD I need to fill up my collection of "must haves"

    can't wait!
     
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    The disc will have a new anamorphic (1.78:1) transfer, and a commentary track by (director) Tim Burton, (co-writer), (writers) Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, (actor) Martin Landau, (Costume Designer) Colleen Atwood and (Cinematographer) Stefan Czapsky.
     
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    Julian, where did you get that info on the commentary track? Last I read about the DVD it was only withj a trailer and a 1.85 anamorphic transfer.
     
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    Paul, I'm not sure if you're referring to the R1 disc, or the R2 disc, which this thread and my post pertains to.

    The information came directly from Buena Vista.

    The aspect ratio has been slightly modified to 1.78:1
     
  18. Jay E

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    Well if the Region 2 will have a hour of special features & a commentary track, I can't believe Disney would only release a bare-bones DVD for region 1. If they do, they really need to get their heads checked out.
     
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    Forget it my question was answered
     
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