Excess Baggage at WalMart (16x9 version got the boot).

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  1. Frank@N

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    WalMart bargain bin divers may have noticed that 'Excess Baggage' has hit the bin for $5.

    I haven't seen this one for a few years but have fond memories of it and Silverstone seems to be back in fashion (her new TV show is pretty good indeed).

    I picked up Excess Baggage even though the packaging indicated just 'Standard'.

    I checked IMDb which showed *no* sign of a MAR-only release and thought I was safe.

    http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0119086/dvd

    In fact, the cat number (82309) on my copy matches the MAR/OAR release.

    The tipoff, however, should have been the 2003 release date on the packaging.

    Maybe both versions were included?

    My hopes were raised momentarily when I saw the disc was dual-layered. No such Luck.

    Why Columbia would let the MAR/OAR release go out of print and then re-author (at some expense) the MAR version over a dual-layered disc is beyond me.
     
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    There's been word that they did the same thing for "Johnny Mnemonic."
     
  3. Frank@N

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    I'll have to check the JM 'standard' only for any sign of a newer release date.

    Bizarre.
     
  4. john mcfadden

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    Columbia did the same thing with Last action hero in the same dump bin! You can tell by the 10th anniversary sticker on the cover....WTF are they thinking ....oops Columbia /Sony actually thinking ...sorry my bad ! [​IMG]....thank god i bought L.A.H. early when it was $7.88 (Whew!) and WIDESCREEN !!!!!!!
     
  5. Frank@N

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    Looks like they're at it again...

    'About Last Night' just hit the $5.88 bin.

    Looks like it's a fullscreen-only repackaging of the OAR/MAR 1998 release.

    Sensing a trend here.

    Only issue for me is that finding the original release of 'Excess Baggage' or 'About Last Night' becomes problematic (and more expensive) than either of these movies is probably worth.
     
  6. Nick T Robot

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    Dumb question: What does the M in MAR stand for? I know OriginalAspectRation
     
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    I think it's "modified".
     
  9. Nick T Robot

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    Ah, I'd go with Moronic.

    Thanks, guys!
     
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    i think there is a full screen only version of last action hero showing up in the 5.88 bin too.

    the regular version has both wide and full on it, i believe.
     

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