Michael Moore's "The Big One" DVD release

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  1. Jared Reich

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    Amazon.com stil has it listed. Anyone had any luck with ordering on their site?
     
  2. Jodee

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    My order has been sitting there since 9/2.

    Estimated ship date: 9/12 - 9/15 ?!?

    I think they have just never been notified it's not coming out.
     
  3. Jared Reich

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    probably. dang. I really wanted this dvd.
     
  4. Rob Gardiner

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    Does anyone know what happened to this disc? It's the only Michael Moore film not on DVD. Our fine friends at MIRAMAX had this on their schedule for last fall, I believe.
     
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    Thanks so much for the info!
     
  7. Michael Allred

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    I wonder if the Miramax/Disney fiasco over Moore's latest film means trouble for "The Big One" getting a DVD release in the States.....will the Weinsteins have to buy this title back and release it themselves too?
     
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    I ordered the disc from Benson's World. It came to $17 shipped. The non-anamorphic picture is pretty bad and the voices sound a bit like chipmunks at times (due to PAL speed-up?) but I feel comfortable retiring my laserdisc.

    Thanks again for the tip, Jonathan.



    Michael, I think the Moore/Miramax situation is a verboten topic around here. I know the official F911 threads don't allow discussion on this particular matter. Just FYI.
     
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  10. Michael Allred

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    Miramax has announced a September 28th release for "The Big One" on DVD (according to The Digital Bits.)
     
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    I was on DVD File just now and here are the details for the upcoming release. I will definitely pick this up.

    "And although Disney elected not to release Michael Moore's uber-controversial Fahrenheit 9/11, they will give The Big One a spin on DVD on September 28th. This "funny but eye-opening" expose on American big business, the disc will include a new 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround track and bonus trailers. Retail will list for $19.95. "


    -Mike
     
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    Well I'm glad they're finally releasing it, I was confused and sad when the first release time fell through. Now, finally... there may be a little sunshine in my life.
     
  13. Michael Reuben

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    Posts about another film by Michael Moore have been removed. This thread concerns the DVD release of The Big One. Other titles are off-topic.

    M.
     
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    This happens to be the only Michael Moore film I havn't seen, I can't wait for the DVD.
     
  15. Jared Reich

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    I just picked up this dvd today and sadly it is 1:33:1 fullscreen only.
     
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    Thanks for the head's up. Since it's a documentary, I wonder if it's open matte?
     
  17. Rob Gardiner

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    Just like ROGER & ME, this was filmed with handheld cameras. I'm as big an advocate for OAR as anyone, but I'm willing to give documentaries that were shot in this manner some slack. ROGER & ME looked great in its open-matte DVD, while BOWLING (widescreen) looked a little cramped in the headroom area.

    Both the LD and the R2 DVD of THE BIG ONE are likewise open-matte and look great as far as framing.
     

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