It's "A Low Down Dirty Shame" what Buena Vista has done!!!

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  1. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    I picked up A Low Down Dirty Shame yesterday from J & R for 9.99, based on the fact that I like this movie (good Popcorn Movie and funny) and I always thought it would be a good 5.1 movie with all the action. All the websites I searched labels the movie with Dolby Digital 5.1, I go to J & R and look on the back of the DVD cover and it says Specifications Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, Widescreen Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions. For 9.99 this is quite a bargain. Well I pop the Son of A Gun in and guess what Dolby Digital 2.0. The only thing that was 5.1 was the Hollywood Pictures Logo, everything else is 2.0. I am so burnt about this.

    I don't have a 16x9 t.v. so I can't tell you if that's a lie as well but, it's disgraceful to mislead the consumer like that. I remember having the same gripe with Arachnaphobia being 4.1 and having the Dolby Digital 5.1 Specs on it. I know Dolby Digital is up to 5.1 channels but it's just not fair to do this.
     
  2. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    I guess I'm writing to myself, anyway I spoke to the rep at Buena Vista and she said that the packaging is a misprint, but no word as to how it's to be handled.

    Therefore, I will post their number here:
    1-800-477-2811 and that is consumer relations for Buena Vista. It's early in the game, but the rep is taking down all complaints and it does go to their marketing reps. I suggested to her strongly that this movie would benefit a great deal from a 5.1 mix and they would sell more of this with a 5.1 soundtrack. Please call them and tell them this, enough complaints I think will work here.
     
  3. James L White

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    Jerome is the DVD in fact WS? also how does it look?
     
  4. Jerome Grate

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    It is in widescreen, on my television I can tell the 16x9 enhanced DVDs with smaller bars on the top and bottom as oppose to letterbox.
     
  5. Reginald Trent

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    Jerome, you are not alone in your displeasure with this DVD.
    No extras, commentaries, deleted scences, gag/bloopers.

    I'm also bummed out over the bare bones treatment that too many of these kind of DVDs get.
     
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  7. LukeB

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    Jungle 2 Jungle only has a 2.0 track and it's from 1997, was released theatrically with a 5.1 track, released to DVD in other parts of the world with multiple 5.1 tracks...and yet nothing. At least it's in widescreen (though non-anamorphic), despite what the packaging says.

    [​IMG] "Movie Showcase"
     
  8. Jerome Grate

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    I totally forgot to mention about how burned I was with the fact it was a bare bones DVD. If we can just get enough people to call the number I posted earlier also located inside the cover, maybe we can get change and they consider this one an "oops".
     
  9. AaronJB

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    The Winona Ryder pic "Boys" is another 9.99 release this week from Disney that has Dolby Digital 5.1 on the back, but only offers a 2.0 track.
     

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