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Red Heat Special Edition

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Michael Pakula, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. Michael Pakula

    Michael Pakula Second Unit

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    I was on the digital bits browsing the upcoming covers and noticed that there is a special edition coming out for Red Heat. I don't remember hearing about this one. I will pick it up either way for the new transfer alone. Here is the details below and the cover art listed on amazon's site. It will be coming out September 7th which is turning out to be an expensive day.

    DVD Features:

    Available subtitles: English, Spanish

    Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1),

    English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)

    Remastered print

    "East Meets West" featurette

    "Bennie Dobbins: A Stunt Man for All Seasons" featurette

    "I'm Not Russian, But I Play One on TV: Ed O'Ross

    "Making of" TV special

    Trailers and TV spots

    Widescreen anamorphic format


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    -Mike
     
  2. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    Talk about crappy cover art.
     
  3. Dan Rudolph

    Dan Rudolph Producer

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    I would but people always complain when we do.
     
  4. Matt Czyz

    Matt Czyz Supporting Actor

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    Why is "Belushi" stuck allllllllllllllllllllllll the way at the bottom? It should be right underneath the title, right? That's where any sane designer would put it.
     
  5. JeremySt

    JeremySt Screenwriter

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    similar to the original poster... but still crappy.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Harold Wazzu

    Harold Wazzu Supporting Actor

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    Don't think it's worthy of an S.E.

    Are they making S.E.'s of all of Arnold's films now?
     
  7. Jeannette Walsh

    Jeannette Walsh Stunt Coordinator

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    LOL in the original Belushi is holding a coffee cup and now he's holding a gun. Is someone taking a cheap jab at Spielberg?
     
  8. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

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    Ha! I wouldn't be surprised if Columbia Tristar is considering an SE of 'Last Action Hero'....now THAT would be scary.[​IMG]


    However, I must criticize the new Red Heat cover in that it doesn't give Belushi his due.....they put the 'Belushi' name on the bottom like an afterthought (I completely missed it the first time I saw the coverart) and he takes up only a small space beside Arnold's gigantic head. They both share pretty much equal time in the film....and the cover should reflect it like the original poster does.

    Other than that, I'm Looking forward to the disc.
     
  9. Haden

    Haden Supporting Actor

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    Hahaha.. that new cover with "Belushi" in small print at the bottom just cracks me up. Man, talk about completely disrespecting the actor.
     
  10. Grant H

    Grant H Cinematographer

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    Was the original non-anamorphic.

    I don't remember. Guess I haven't watched it since I went 16:9. Odd, since I like this movie.
     
  11. Grant H

    Grant H Cinematographer

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    Guess it was non-anamorphic.

    The SE is available for $10.63 at Deepdiscountdvd.com [​IMG]

    Excellent! Looks like my dad gets another hand-me-down..if he doesn't have the original already.
     
  12. Erin C

    Erin C Stunt Coordinator

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    Anyone found any reviews yet? I'm definately picking this up Tuesday!
     
  13. Bolivar G

    Bolivar G Second Unit

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    Dont have the orginal, guess this a good time to pick up this movie. I like the 10.63 price.
     
  14. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    5.1 Surround sound, certainly makes it worth the purchase.
     
  15. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Producer

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    I bought it.

    The 5.1 mix is not very active. It's mostly front heavy to be honest. There wasn't too much dynamic range there. They didn't remix it I would imagine or didn't do a whole lot to it.

    The video is average. No obvious EE. I would say around a 3 out of 5 for video quality. About as good as I could have expected. The early parts are kinda ugly while after that it cleans up a bit.

    The extras I have not dug into yet.

    Overall an OK release but worth it for the anamorphic transfer and the cheap price tag. I think I paid $13.
     
  16. Andrew Bunk

    Andrew Bunk Screenwriter

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    I've watched this as well on a large monitor and I agree with Shane's assessment. I never watched the previous version so I can't compare, but I'm sure this one looks better due to the 16:9 enhancement.
     
  17. EnricoE

    EnricoE Supporting Actor

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    the original release is a flipper dvd (dvd10). on one side is the movie in letterbox and on the other in fulllscreen (open matte).
     
  18. Magnus T

    Magnus T Supporting Actor

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    The term "flipper" is only used for movies spread over to sides of a disc, i.e. you have to flip (get it?) the disc halfway through the film.
     

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