No "The Day The Earth Stood Still" until 2003?

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  1. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

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    According to The Digital Bits we will not see "The Day The Earth Stood Still" until 2003. Unfortunately when in 2003 was not specified. Meaning in a worst case scenario, 18 months from now in December 2003. This is going to be terribly disappointing if the release date is late into the year.
     
  2. Bill Huelbig

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    This is very sad news. But if Fox releases it next year as part of a Sci-Fi Classics promotion that includes JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, it won't be so bad after all.

    --Bill
     
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    Do you want it fast or do you want it good?
     
  4. SteveGon

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    Disappointing news to be sure. Still, there are plenty of upcoming great releases to tide me over...
     
  5. ScottL

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    "Do you want it fast or do you want it good? "
    YES! BOTH
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  6. Jeff_HR

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    I agree Scott![​IMG]
     
  7. John Nelson

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    I've been eagerly awaiting this title too.
    2003?
    Criminy, George Lucas could digitally replace Klaatu with Jar Jar Binks in that amount of time!
     
  8. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Oh, don't be silly! [​IMG]
    The Day the Earth Stood Still is being released as part of a group of 20th Century Fox titles. Patience-trying, to be sure. But once the disc is loaded into our players, our agony will be forgotten. I feel very confident in this disc.
     
  9. Jeff Reis

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    I think I recall hearing that Wise has recorded a new commentary for this disc--can anyone confirm? I pondered selling the autographed LD box but I'm kinda leaning towards keeping it now--surely all the material on it won't make it to the dvd. The DVD will be a must-buy but the delay doesn't bother me much. August alone will devour most of my DVD budget (snicker) for this year anyway.
     
  10. Ryan Potts

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    While I'm not so happy that the release is next year, my wallet more than thanks Fox for not adding that to immediate list.
     
  11. Eric Peterson

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    While this is disappointing, I am more than willing to wait and hope that FOX treats this classic properly as I'm sure they will.
     
  12. oscar_merkx

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    march 2003 to be precise [​IMG]
     
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  14. Mike_S

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    Jeff! Don't sell that autographed LD Box Set! Being a 4:3 ratio movie, the resolution won't be that much better on the DVD. The LD is one of the best overall packages ever. I'm definitely keeping mine.
     
  15. Bill Huelbig

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    To quote myself from last June, above:

     

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