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Hey Warner, Roger Ebert is going to slam you guys for Willy Wonka!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeff, Aug 8, 2001.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Supporting Actor

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    I emailed Roger Ebert about your blunder with Willy Wonka. Here is the exact reply, typos and all. (It's an Ebert trademark )
    I’ve already taped a seg attacking that. It will be one of the first shows of the new season, on the weekend when the mvoie si released.
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    Take that!
    Jeff
    [Edited last by Jeff on August 08, 2001 at 05:46 AM]
     
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    If Superman had been reissued in theaters, he shoulda slammed all the new theaters for the tiny screens they'd be showing it on!
     
  4. Jeff_A

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    Thanks for the update, Jeff. The mountain of negative publicity continues to grow for WARNER! [​IMG]
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    Oh Kewl!!
    Did you email him at the Tribune?
    When will it air?
     
  6. Greg_M

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    Guys - why are you attacking Warner? You should be attacking Warner & MGM/UA. MGM/UA does the same thing with their family releases.
     
  7. Michael Ballack

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    Roger Ebert works for the Chicago Sun-Times. Siskel worked for the Tribune.
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  8. Matt Butler

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    Thanks for the correction Michael!
    Got them mixed up, I guess. [​IMG]
     
  9. Ben Motley

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    lol, that's funny Greg. Believe me, MGM has been attacked, on these boards and others, profusely!!
    [Edited last by Ben Motley on August 08, 2001 at 09:03 PM]
     
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    Maybe Ebert should be attacking the lack of a spell checker on his email provider. [​IMG]
    I'm kidding.
    I'm VERY curious to see what Roger Ebert will have to say on this issue. Anyone know when the season premiere for his show is? (And please don't say "the Fall"!) [​IMG]
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    That great to hear, as Ebert is the head critic and usually people listen to him more then anyone else. By the way, Michael, Gene Sisko has been dead for two years or so now sadly.
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  12. Jeff

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    That's why Michael used the word "worked". [​IMG]
     
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    Scott, it will air during the season that's not winter, spring, or summer. [​IMG]
    Seriously though, I e-mailed him as well, and I can't wait to hear what he has to say on this INCREDIBLE fuck up!
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    Jeff,
    That's what I find most puzzling: release it in widescreen, then re-release it in Pan & Scan only? And don't forget that according to J.M. Kenny (the producer of the new DVD in the DVD panel at ComicCon) had a widescreen anamorphic transfer PREPPED TO GO!
    I think that's what is the most confusing here.
    Why? Why? Why? [​IMG]
     
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    Ebert should do a show on dvd releases every week.
    To infrom us on the ones to buy the & ones that are crap like CLOSE ENCOUNTERS.
     

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