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Price reduction for Splash?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Dan Rudolph, Apr 8, 2003.

  1. Dan Rudolph

    Dan Rudolph Producer

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    Splash was released on DVD in March 1999. It's non-anamorphic and has jack for special features. Yet the MSRP is $29.99. The only was I've found to get it for under $20 is to import from Canada, and it's not much under then. This seems rather high for a 19-year-old movie.

    Any chance they'll halve the MSRP anytime soon? Disney done this with a lot oof their early catalog titles like Adventures in Babysitting. Or better yet, any chance of a rerelease with a new anamorphic transfer and maybe a trailer or something?
     
  2. JulianK

    JulianK Supporting Actor

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    Better still, Touchstone could re-release the film with the same features that are on the Region 2 (UK) disc:
    • 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 audio
    • Commentary track (Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz IIRC)
    • "Making a Splash" featurette
    • Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah audition tapes
     
  3. Robert_eb

    Robert_eb Supporting Actor

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    This dvd is out of print and the current price for this on ebay is much higher than $20.00.
     
  4. James Reader

    James Reader Screenwriter

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    Buena Vista are supposed to be releaseing a "special edition" soon, aren't they?
     
  5. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    That DVD is indeed marked in BV's website in a manner consistant with Out-Of-Print titles. The VHS is still in-print, but not the DVD.

    No mention there of an announced SE version.

    The SRP field is marked N/A...anyone can charge whatever the market will bear.
     
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    Mark_TS Screenwriter

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    the search function isnt working at the moment, but there was a thread in which it was announced that an SE of SPLASH was due this year...(Summer)?
     
  7. James Reader

    James Reader Screenwriter

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    I don't think an announcement has been made, only assumptions - mainly from comments at last year's Oscar ceremony from Ron Howard about recording a Splash commentary for "a new DVD".

    This may have been for the R2 release (undoubtedly it was) but I can't see Disney sitting on an unused commentary track for long...
     
  8. Jeff Adkins

    Jeff Adkins Cinematographer

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