Pirates of Silicon Valley on DVD?

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  1. Dean Kousoulas

    Dean Kousoulas Second Unit

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    Any chance for this made-for-TV movie about the rise of Macintosh/Microsoft to be released on DVD? It was quite good (or maybe i'm just a computer geek) and i'm tempted to buy the vhs release (HELP!!! [​IMG] )
    Dean
     
  2. Ricardo C

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    I'd love to have this movie on DVD, as well. It contains several factual errors, but it's a very entertaining retelling of THE most exciting period in computer history.

    ps-- The real Woz liked the movie quite a bit, himself. He says that although he wasn't consulted at all for the movie, he enjoyed the way in which he was portrayed. He's since become friends with actor Joey Slotnick, who played Woz.
     
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    I agree, I'd buy this in an instant.
     
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    I always regreted that I missed this when it aired, and I would buy it in an instant if it hit DVD. Fellow geeks tell me I missed out on a great feature.

    Yes, I am a geek. :p)
     
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    I'd even recommend acquiring the VHS version. I taped it when it first aired on TNT, and still watch it every few weeks. Definitely worth it, even on tape.
     
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    I like this movie also. I taped it off TNT on its first showing and watch it about once a year. I think I will buy the VHS version and record it to DVDR. I doubt this is a big enough title to bring to DVD and its not availble on Laser disc either.
     
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    I watched it like 4 times off tv but never recorded it. Id buy it in a second

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  8. Edward Brand

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    Hi Guys,

    If anyone is interested. Pirates is available on a legal vcd. I purchased it about a year ago and the quality is pretty good. --Edward
     
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    Count me in! I'd also like the PBS special "Triumph of the Nerds".
     
  10. Dean Kousoulas

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    Where can I buy the VBD Edward?

    Dean
     
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    www.vcdmovieland.com sells VCDs, though I've never done business with them, and have no clue as to how reliable they are.
     
  12. Matt Stone

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    I'm also a fan of this movie, and would pick it up in a second. May not be 100% accurate, but it sure is fun.
     
  13. Kyle McKnight

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    For some reason this movie popped into my head today. I would buy it.
     
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    has there been any progress in this getting a dvd release ?
     
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    i'd buy it too
     
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    I would by the movie too.

    I own it on VHS. I think it is one of the most entertaining docudramas about the computer industry, and likely one of the best made for cable movies.

    The movie is similar to the more recent "The First 20 Million Is Always The Hardest" based on Po Bronson's fictional book about the quest to build an inexpensive personal computer (as I recall, the book wanted to make the $99 PC).

    The book was good, the movie suffered from the fact that the computer industry changes so quickly.

    "20 Million" is worth a rental.

    "Pirates..." should come out on DVD. There may be issues securing the music rights for some of the songs in the movie.

    Anthony Michael Hall does an admirable job at portraying Bill Gates. Noah Wyle is great as Steve Jobs.

    As an Apple Computer junkie, I thought this movie was great.

    Many other TNT movies have been released on DVD. I am surprised this one hasn't been.
     
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    I would buy this too. While not entirely accurate, it is a pretty good portrayal of past events.
    (Just remember that things are much better now in Mac land[​IMG] )
     
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    Digital Bits announced today that Pirates of Silicon Valley will be avaiable on DVD on 8/30/05. I can't wait.
     
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    wohoo!!!!!!!! finally!!!!!!!!
     
  20. Kyle McKnight

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    $20 eh, hopefully I can find it for $10 at launch.
     

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