Grinch w/pop-up: WS or FF??

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  1. streeter

    streeter Screenwriter

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    I believe that on Tuesday there will be three different versions of The Grinch for sale on DVD. Or is it four?
    I am a little confused about this and hope someone in the know could respond.
    First of all, there will be Full Frame and a Widescreen versions out on Tuesday. We all know many Blockbusters will shamefully carry only the full frame version, but that's beside the point.
    Then there is the third, at-one-point-touted "Limited Edition" (see the press release... I haven't seen it mentioned as a Limited Edition anywhere since then) that has the film plus a pop-up book. This edition is supposed to be full frame as well.
    And it is, according to dvdfile's review... but is there a fourth version that has the widescreen version instead of the full frame one?
    I ordered the "limited edition" at deepdiscountdvd.com, because the specs there say that it's letterbox. The same goes with the listing at buy.com. But amazon lists it as full frame only.
    When I ordered this (I don't care for the playset but I'm a sucker for limited editions, which apparently this has turned out NOT to be) I figured it would be as listed, but after looking into it I found out everything I mentioned above.
    So, does anyone know if there is a widescreen limited edition as well? If not, I'll have to return it or pull a switcheroo or something.
    Mike
     
  2. Scott_J

    Scott_J Cinematographer

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    All the information I have read regarding The Grinch is that the disc that comes with the playset will be P&S ONLY. I have heard NOTHING about a playset with a widescreen disc.
     
  3. Rich P

    Rich P Stunt Coordinator

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    Confusion is that the LE was originally announced as widescreen. Then a few months ago, it was "clarified" as having FF only. I suspect that any online description of the WS LE hasn't been updated.
     
  4. Lafe F

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    Is it true that only the p&s version of The Grinch will come in a fluorescent green case? I want that green case badly, but have heard that the WS version is in a black case.
     
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  6. Lafe F

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    If I get a black case, I'll trade you.
     
  7. Matt Wallace

    Matt Wallace Second Unit

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    The P&S is Black, the Widescreen is Green.. which I think it is cool, because most people want all the green on this title as possible and might be swayed. BTW - the Limited Edition is PS only and is really nothing more than a pop-up playest : )

    Matt
     
  8. Lafe F

    Lafe F Second Unit

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    The Widescreen Grinch DVDs are in a black case!

    Is there a place online where I can purchase a fluorescent green case?
     
  9. donovan_chin

    donovan_chin Stunt Coordinator

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    Both versions of the Grinch (PS & WS) have the green case.
     
  10. Jeff Swindoll

    Jeff Swindoll Supporting Actor

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    Sam's Club and Circuit City didnt have a Grinch in anything but the florescent green case.
     
  11. Lafe F

    Lafe F Second Unit

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    Things are different here in Calgary Alberta Canada. I'll need to purchase a separate green case to put my Grinch in.
     
  12. Matt Wallace

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    Apparently, the case of your DVD depends on how lazy Universal was that production run [​IMG]
    As far as getting a green one, I'd check with a rental store that you frequent about swapping. If one of my good customers asked, I'd hook them up without hesitation.
    Matt
     

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