I hate when I see DVD's being redone...

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  1. Claude Brault

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    There are soo many movies that are not on DVD. I wish studios would concentrate on releasing these before re-doing already released titles.[​IMG]
     
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    Hey, I hear ya. Especially, when they've already done a great job on the previously released versions. It seems that a lot of times when they re-release a movie, they don't really add very much at all. In most cases, not enough to make me repurchase them again.
     
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    There's nothing wrong with re-doing a DVD title, except that some of these titles are being redone for the 3rd (an in some cases, 4th) time. Yes, I have a slight problem with that too.
     
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    Amen Claude!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I don't mind when it's to make a title an SE or to improve it some other way, but when they release all these different types of SEs it gets confusing on which to get. I think they should redo a disc only if they didn't do it right the first time or to fix glitches, and concentrate on releasing other stuff that hasn't been released already.
     
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    There's a LOT of old movies I wish would come out on DVD. I watch a lot of TCM and 80-90% of what they show isn't available. I wish there was a place we could petition for the DVD release.

    -Mike...
     
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    Ditto, here! What's even worse is when you go looking for a title and they've pulled it pending the release of the "New" edition.
    I understand that it's a marketing ploy, but it's still Dirty Pool![​IMG]
     
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    I'm just dying for bare-bones anamorphic versions of Soylent Green, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, The Driver, Eyes Without A Face and goodness knows what else, and they're busy putting out Men in Black: Deluxe Edition and Patch Adams: Ultimate Edition!
     
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    There's plenty of films needing DVD release before special editions of existing films.

    Universal has done 6 versions of American Pie, 3 of The Mummy, yet hasn't released a single Walter Lantz/Woody Woodpecker DVD.

    When all the studios start to release silent, cartoon, and classic library onto DVD, then they should do SE's.
     
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    Some DVDs need a new edition. the ones that come to mind:

    Goodfellas
    top gun
    titanic

    A lot of these other re-do's are just overkill. if they re-do one to add anamorphic or dts I all for that.

    If they take a P&S only DVD and release a OAR edition later I don't consider that a re-release because the P&S would not be considered a release in the first place.
     
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    Hi,

    what disturbes me is the recent trend of studios releasing a huge wave of titles primarily as movie only editions (Buena Vista being the most notable one).

    While on the one hand I'm really glad that I finally can get my hands on titles I wanted on DVD for some time now, on the other hand I can't help but wonder if this mass of releases is just the start of the next "rerelease phase" and we'll see many of these titles as special edition in the next 2 or 3 years.

    Chris
     
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    My only pet peeve is the so-called "new special edition" whose new supplement features serve only to promote the film's upcoming theatrical sequel. Columbia and Universal have both been guilty of this transgression.

    -Lyle J.P.
     
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    To redo and upgrade it to Anamorphic, or to release an Anamorphic OAR from one that is currently only P&S are the main reasons they should do it.

    All of the original Planet of the Apes
    Crimson Tide
    Hunt for Red October
    Armageddon
    Deep Impact
     

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