Peter Jackson's Frighteners

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  1. Lance Rumbolt

    Lance Rumbolt Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Folks,

    Am I the only one who really enjoys this movie?

    I was wondering, in light of Lord Of The Rings, does anybody know if there will be a re-release of the Frighteners DVD that was completelt cocked up the first time around.

    Cheers

    Lance UK
     
  2. Tom-G

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    Lance,
    I can assure you that you aren't the only one who likes this film. I loved it and there are plenty others here that do as well. It's only a matter of time before Julie K, an ardent admirer of Peter Jackson, posts to this thread. [​IMG]
    I have been wanting to purchase the DVD, but I've been holding off in hopes of a special edition. Maybe with the success of LOTR, an SE will come to fruition.
     
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    Its also one of my favorite films.

    The DVD is awesome despite being trailer-only. The video transfer is reference quality and the Dolby Digital English soundtrack rocks.

    I'd say pick it up now to enjoy the film in the best presentation possible right now.
     
  4. paul o'donnell

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    Yup, I've posted in the various threads in studio feedback to, so far, no avail.

    I really like this film a heck of a lot.

    Come on Universal.
     
  5. Larry P

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    I would love an Ultimate Edition of this.
     
  6. Scott Simonian

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    I remember when this was to be one of the first DTS dvds from Universal!
    Maybe it can be this time.[​IMG]
     
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    I don't wish to spread any rumors, but I think that I've heard that there might be an SE disc of this in the works. I don't know what they might include (the entire 4 1/2-hour documentary from the LD would be nice, but who knows?). I guess we'll see what happens.
     
  9. Lance Rumbolt

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    Good to see I'm not the only one.

    I have the DVD but in region 2 which didn't even have an anamorphic transfer.

    I looking at getting the region version which I understand is anamorphic, correct me if I'm wrong.

    I also had the laser disc but that's now gone to the great collector in the sky along with my Star wars box set.

    If anybody does have any info I would be grateful.
     
  10. Matt Pelham

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    I too have been waiting for the special edition of this amazing underrated classic. I would be very happy if they just copied the LD onto a DVD. For a review of the Signature series LD with pics of some deleted scenes visit:
    http://www.horrordvds.com/reviews/a-m/frighteners-ld/
    ARRGGHH!! I want it so bad!
     
  11. Enrique B Chamorro

    Enrique B Chamorro Supporting Actor

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    Is the R1 DVD a DTS or DD?

    I have the DTS LD, but I thought the DVD was only DD 5.1.

    The DTS LD is outstanding!!
     
  12. Kai Zas

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    Kai,
    Make sure you pick up Bad Taste. I consider it to be Jackson's finest achievement. [​IMG]
     
  14. Kai Zas

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    Now all you have to do is talk me into getting the Limited Edition, July [​IMG]
     
  15. Julie K

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    Kai,

    The limited edition has a great documentary. It's funny to listen to Jackson describe how steadi-cams cost $40,000 and how he built one for $20. There's also a funny bit with his parents and how his mom didn't expect the film to be so gory.
     
  16. Kai Zas

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    I'm guessing the cut of the film is the same on both editions, right?
    If so, I'm going for the standard edition. Don't watch the extra's that much these days. Not enough time. And it leaves me some money to spend on Dead Alive [​IMG]
     
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    I went from the standard version of Bad Taste to the Limited Edition just for the Good Taste Made Bad Taste doc... It is really a good doc, zero fluff [​IMG]
    Cmon, you know you want it [​IMG]
    On a side note, I have The Frighteners disc and it is quite excellent. It is one of my discs that is consider REFERENCE QUALITY. It is really a nice disc when you look past the lack of extras.
     
  18. Kai Zas

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    Okay! I'll go for the Limited Edition. But I'll have to keep it on the whishlist 'till after the dreaded month of may.

    (I'm a TV on DVD freak, so I'll be getting TNG S2, X-Files S5, Buffy S4 (and ofcourse Angels S1 to fit into that), Farscape S3 and Father Ted S2. Lagging behind on these will only make it worse.)

    It's gonna kill me, I know. Been doing overtime for that one.
     
  19. MaxY

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    Yep, put me down as another fan of The Frightners which is why I clicked into this thread. [​IMG]
    M.J. Fox's best movie yet. [​IMG]
    Max
     
  20. Matt Stone

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    I'm also anxiously awaiting an SE release. I might pick up the barebones one if it goes on sale...
     

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