Meet the Fockers

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  1. JohnOPR

    JohnOPR Stunt Coordinator

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    I just noticed on another site that "Meet the Fockers" will be released on DVD on 19 April 05. Certainly hope that's true! Great movie, as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    Tom_Bechet Second Unit

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  3. AnthonyC

    AnthonyC Cinematographer

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    "Extended"? Does that mean they're sticking in more "funny" jokes like the ones already in the film? [​IMG]

    Loved the first one, but this one was lame - just seemed like they only wanted to push the envelope without developing a plot.
     
  4. CraigL

    CraigL Screenwriter

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    That seems like a lot of stuff for one disc. No?
     
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    Tom_Bechet Second Unit

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    not sure.
    Knowing Hollywood: the extended version will be 2 min, bloopers and deleted scenes will be 5min each (and practically the same), everything else just your standard EPK with extreme compression, non anamorphic and 2.0 stereo (cynical, moi?)

    They squashed more than that on one disc before and getting away with good quality for the main feature.

    I might be wrong though
     
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    CraigL Screenwriter

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    Ummm...may be a stupid question but what's the significance of the Scrubs episode???
     
  7. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Producer

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    I'll buy it but i'm getting more concerned with Universals attitude towards releasing 3 different surround tracks on the disc. That seem excessive.
     
  8. Tom_Bechet

    Tom_Bechet Second Unit

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    Shane, the european branches of studios have been doing that for years, the EU R2 of RONIN has a whooping 5 DD5.1 + one 2.0 commentary on it.

    I never understood why dubs should get 5.1 [​IMG] (different topic) esp when they can cause problems on the compression side. But cost is an issue for EU branches (one release for all of europe)
     
  9. Rob Tomlin

    Rob Tomlin Producer

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    The transfer on this disc sucked almost as bad as the movie.
     
  10. Doug Otte

    Doug Otte Supporting Actor

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    I'm sure I remember an HTF review of this movie, but now I can't find it. I remember the reviewer reported that the PQ was good, but many people responded that it had horrible EE.

    Anyway, I finally watched it over the weekend. As soon as the film started, I was shocked to see the horrible EE, and this is about 14' away from a 32" CRT! The credits almost looked like double images. As the film progressed, I noticed it less and less. They either reduced the EE throughout the film, or that gin 'n' tonic affected my vision.

    Also, the color seemed off. Stiller's fiancee's skin looked purplish, but looked more natural as the film progressed.

    Well, it wasn't such a stellar cinematic event anyway, but it's a shame they can't do an adequate job. I'm sure it looks much worse on larger displays.

    Doug
     
  11. Andy_MT

    Andy_MT Second Unit

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    BAD REVIEW ALERT!

    http://www.currentfilm.com/dvdreviews6/fockersdvd.html

    what ? picture appeared nicely crisp and well-defined ? absolutely bonkers ! and a site i won't be visiting again for a LONG, LONG time. the trust has gone from the relationship.

    have to say, this is way up there as one of the worst looking recent releases i've seen since gangs of new york, cold mountain ... was this dvd outsourced to miramax by chance ?

    i bought a legitimate copy of this dvd only to be given borderline bootleg quality ? not happy !
     
  12. Rob Tomlin

    Rob Tomlin Producer

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    I'm with you Andy!
     
  13. Dave Mack

    Dave Mack Producer

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    yep, I concur. WAY oversharpened and digital looking. Film was a hoot though...

    [​IMG]
     

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