Nixon SE -- 3/19 or not???

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  1. Brian W.

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    DVD File and DVD Special Edition had reported that the Nixon SE would be released 3/19, but I can find no DVD web store that lists it as available for pre-order or as an upcoming title. Neither does DVD Price Search. Anyone know if this has been delayed or what?
     
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    Maybe Disney has postponed it so they can go back and do an Anamorphic transfer! [​IMG]
    Yea right...
    If you're a fan of the movie the 2 disc Special Edition is probably the best it's gonna get for a while. I'm sure that this is going to be the same version that has been included in the Oliver Stone Box Set since 1/16/2001
    Gregory
     
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    well, i think the director's cut is fascinating, but the transfer is horrible. As bad as Born on the Fourth of July, just in different ways.
     
  5. Brian W.

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    Thanks... Now can anyone answer my question?
     
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    Nope. [​IMG]
    I doubt it's coming out on 3/19 though because it would be listed somewhere.
    Gregory
     
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    It's definitely coming, though. The Digital Bits just ran the new cover (and said it's out next week - ! - ) the other day.
     
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    Did anyone happen to save a copy of the cover art posted on The Digital Bits? I haven't been able to access them recently due to their move.

    Ryan
     
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    I ordered Nixon SE this morning from Amazon! Search for Nixon Collector's Edition.

    Ryan
     
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    Have we discovered whether or not the version supposedly to be released on 3/19 is the same old transfer, or a new anamorphic transfer.

    Somehow, it doesn't seem that Disney has much interest in what they are doing with this, or am I missing something.

    Deane
     
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    Well, according to DVD Pricesearch and DVD Planet it's slated for 3/26 and anamorphic (16x9) too. Could somebody confirm this?
     
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    I saw it in a store last night, and it said nothing about it being anamorphic. Though it was overpriced ($25.99).
     
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    I for one will not be happy if this is a new anamorphic transfer, after shelling out big bucks to get this film in non-anamorphic via the Oliver Stone Collection...
     
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    Has anyone who ordered from Amazon received their disc yet? They've delayed it twice now for me [​IMG].
     
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    According to the guy at Best Buy tonight, this has been pushed once again -- to April 9th.
     
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    I just arrived home, and much to my surprise, Nixon SE was in the mailbox. It comes in a double case (what's the correct terminology) much like Fox's 5-star DVDs but in black. The discs have no artwork on them. I'll post more details later.
     
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    Ryan, where did you order this from?
     
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    Ryan, could you please let us know if it's anamorphic. Since I shelled out for the Stone box I'm not sure if I'll be glad or angry. [​IMG]
     
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    I ordered the disc from Amazon on March 12. When I asked my local Best Buy a few weeks ago when they'd have it in, they also mentioned April 9.

    The film is *not* anamorphic widescreen. There are a number of deleted scenes that have been edited back in, including the extended sequence with Richard Helms, the cabinet meeting, and a few others. The video/audio quality of these scenes is poor. The extras appear to be the same as the box set release: approximately an hour of deleted scenes (including video commentary prior to each scene and commetary bookending the whole collection), the Charlie Rose interview, two commentaries, and the 4+ minute trailer.

    Ryan
     
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    I hope one of the video stores will eventually allow me to rent this. I really enjoyed the original version and just wonder how the extra scenes fit into the movie (poor quality of extra scenes put aside).
     

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