no Poltergeist DVD coming this year

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  1. oscar_merkx

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    http://www.dvdfile.com/software/dvd-...002/06_13.html
    a direct quote from DVDFILE.com
    Perhaps, they say, it has something to do with all that controversy at the time of the film's original release over who really directed the film, Spielberg or the de facto director, Tobe Hooper?
     
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    That really sucks!!! Poltergeist is, without a doubt, my favorite film and I was really looking forward to some extras. Particularly, I was hoping for a commentary with Tobe Hooper. Plus I'd like to know what happened with the jump cut after the sliding objects demonstration. DAMN!
     
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    Sigh. Once again, politics steps in to hinder an audience from enjoying a film. People can be so petty.
     
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    I think it has more to do with ET being released first, then sit on it for a couple more months than all of a sudden Poltergeist will be released at a later stage.

    poor judgment in my case
     
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    I hope this does not mean there's going to be some fancy, CGI-laden revised version. I'd love to see a restored print on DVD, but only the original theatrical. [​IMG]
     
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    They're sitting on a lot of money with this one, so I'm sure it'll be released eventually. They probably are holding it back so it won't step on the E.T. release. Although this would be a perfect time to release it since it's the 20th Anniversary. Halloween would be the best time to release this one.
     
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    So ET and Poltergeist attract the same general crowd? Somehow I doubt that. Certainly a number of people on this board are interested in both (myself included), but not the "general public". In my opinion they appeal to wholly different segments: family vs horror.

    Just because they are linked by Speilberg's involvement, they may "step on each other's toes"? I don't think I buy that.
     
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    It's MY fault!!!
    I just bought, framed, and hung a mint copy of the theater insert in my HT 5 days ago. [​IMG]
    Sorry and disappointed,
    Chris
     
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    At least the disc available now is very good, even if it doesn't include any extra features.

    Adam
     
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    I wouldn't stress about this too much. Right now, you can pick up the film in a version that's OAR and anamorphic. Which is more than can be said of some more recent releases... [​IMG]
    -- J.
     

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