Field of Dreams: Anniversary Edition.......June 8th

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  1. JoshB

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    Universal plans to release the Oscar Nominated film starring Kevin Costner on June 8th in the form of a 2-disc set. Details so far include Anamorphic Widescreen(1.85:1), English Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 Surround, and a French Dolby Surround track. No word yet on supplements.
     
  2. Gordon McMurphy

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    I love that movie, as do many people. The current transfer is a low bitrate, non-anamorphic affair, which will hopefully be greaty improved upon with this new edition.

    Here's hoping that Universal doesn't do anything silly and drop the excellent documentary or commentary, though.

    Beautiful film.
     
  3. John Hodson

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    I played this again the other night and besides agreeing with Gordon about the poor transfer, I discovered the DVD was suffering from disc rot. So I'm doubly excited by this news.

    Hurrah! [​IMG]

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    I agree with everything Gordon just said. I will buy this as long as the extras are carried over.
     
  5. Vince Maskeeper

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    I hope they fix the audio commentary, the audio compression on it makes it very harsh and nearly unlistenable. I've tried to sit through it several times, and have gotten a headache.

    -Vince
     
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    I'm glad I never bought the current version. Now I don't have to double dip and just buy this upcoming Anniversary Edition.

    I was so tempted over the past several months to buy this, but always put it off. Especially with the lower than $10 price, how tempting it was.
     
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    yep same here. Never bought this so will be a welcoming addition to my ever growing collection
     
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    Excellent news!
     
  9. John Hodson

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    Full specs of what looks like an excellent presentation, plus a cover shot at DVD Times here.

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    This is great news, as I had just sold my nonanamorphic copy last week. I'll definitely pick the SE up.
     
  11. David Von Pein

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    I'm wondering now if Universal has dropped both the original commentary from the first DVD (which did not feature Costner), plus the orig. "Video Scrapbook" documentary?

    Is it possible this new 90-min. docu. is just an "expanded" version of the "Scrapbook" feature?

    Features on the new 2-Discer.......


    English DD5.1 & DTS 5.1 Surround

    Audio Commentary by Kevin Costner, Producers Lawrence and Charles Gordon and Director Phil Alden Robinson

    From Father to Son: Passing Along the Pastime - Kevin Costner, director Phil Alden Robinson and celebrity baseball players share memories and special father-son moments and discuss baseball’s impact on their lives.

    The Diamond in the Husks - The original movie set still exists. View archive video and hear tales from tourists and the field’s owners.

    A Look Inside Field of Dreams - A 90-minute “behind-the-scenes” documentary, including a new interview from Kevin Costner

    Galena, Illinois, Pinch Hits from Chisholm, Minnesota

    If YOU Build It, They Will Come

    Easter Eggs: Obscure Baseball Trivia including stadium facts and photos developed exclusively for this release
     
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    as much as i like the cover art, it always looked to me like costner was imitating a mime pretending to lean against something
     
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    one of my faves, can't wait to get my hands on the anniversary edition it looks awesome........
     
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    YEESSSS!!! Where's David Lambert when you need him? This announcement is worthy of a nude dance around the room!
     
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    FANTASTIC news!!! I own the old copy, and I've always hoped to see what they'd do with a 5.1 remix of Shoeless Joe's voice in the cornfield. This is right at the top of my wishlist for special editions, and I can't wait![​IMG]
     
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    Wow...way back in '98 this was the first DVD I ever purchased. The format was much more exciting back then...
     
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    Just in time for Father's Day...

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, yes, yes! This is my all-time favorite film (been to the movie set about 6-7 times), but I have been fighting to keep from buying the non-anamorphic version. I actually felt a bit weak last week and started looking for a used copy. Glad I didn't find one. Of course, this is Universal. Something is going to be wrong with these disks. I hope that the problem will be minor enough not to require another call to their customer service operators.
     
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    Yay! One more special edition to cross off my Want List. [​IMG]
     
  20. Darren Haycock

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    Um, would I be a bad son if I sent the old version to my Dad for Father's Day? That 2-disc set looks mighty tempting... [​IMG]
     

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