Idea for a new feature

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Qui-Gon John, Feb 9, 2002.

  1. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Producer

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    Can you come up with a feature that would let you enter the title of a movie. Then return pertinent technical data such as:

    1. Whether it has/has not been released on DVD, or a VHS only title, or neither, for that matter.

    2. Info on the DVD. How many different versions and the specs on each, OAR/P&S, Anamorphic or not, etc.

    3. If the DVD, or a new version, is in the works, the latest official status could be here.

    One, I would find this very helpful, personally.

    Two, I think if this was well known, it would significantly cut down on the number of, (is this out?, when does it comes out?, etc.) types of posts in many of the forums.
     
  2. Artur Meinild

    Artur Meinild Screenwriter

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    I think this can be found in the various DVD d-bases that already exists on the net...

    Try DVD e-tailers and Image's d-base for starters!
     
  3. Robert Crawford

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    John,

    Sorry but I don't see Ron or Parker going in that direction because as stated there are already enough sources for that particular information on the net. HTF is mainly a discussion board.

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  4. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    As was suggested, try Image Entertainment's site, and use the "Advanced Search" function in the upper right corner (just below the non-advanced Search field).
     
  5. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Producer

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    That is not a bad site, but it seems to still not be complete, I did the following advanced searches asking for ALL FORMATS, (all everything).

    1. I did a search on Innerspace, which I'm almost positive was released on VHS, but hasn't been on DVD, but is in the works, and I got no info.

    2. I also searched on Kiss Me Goodbye and got nothing.

    3. I did a search on Crimson Tide and got no info on the new anamorphic SE, which, from posts in HTF, is supposed to be in the works.

    4. I did a search on Beveryl Hills Cop and got info on all the newly released DVD's. But nothing about the pre-existing VHS. In fact, although ALL FORMATS seems as though it is supposed to include VHS, it seems searches never return info on them. Yes, I know DVD is the preferred medium, but it would be good to know if a given movie is out, but only on VHS. Then one could decide if they want that, or want to hold out for a possible DVD.

    I just thought this is the best Home Theater related forum on the web, we ought to have the best, most up to date and complete listing of movies, here at our fingertips.
     
  6. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    At Image's site you must use the Advanced Search engine and SPECIFY that you are looking for VHS, or CD, or something else. It defaults to DVD.
    Going beyond that, here's what Image posts as their "history":
     
  7. Adam Tyner

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    John: Image Entertainment's site only includes titles that have been released or officially announced by the studio.
     

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