The Commitments Special Edition

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  1. Chris_Marin

    Chris_Marin Stunt Coordinator

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    Twentieth Century Fox will be releasing 2-disc Collector's Edition of the excellent Irish movie The Commitments on March 16th.

    This new set will have an anamorphic transfer and DD5.1 audio for the main feature and the following extras:

    Commentary track by Alan Parker
    The Making of The Commitments
    The Commitments: Looking Back
    Dublin Soul: The working class & changing face of Dublin
    Making-of featurette
    "Treat Her Right" music video with introduction by Alan Parker and Robert Arkins
    theatrical trailer
    Original songs by cast member:
    "Before the Next Tear Drop Falls": Andrew Strong
    "Taking on the World": Robert Arkins
    6 TV spots
    4 radio spots
    still gallery

    full story here.
     
  2. Joe Bernardi

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    Hallelujah!

    Another fool-screen DVD I can retire when the anamorphic widescreen version is released.

    The Commitments was one of the few DVDs I bought knowing that it was MAR'd.
     
  3. Nathan_R

    Nathan_R Supporting Actor

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    I wondered why Best Buy seemed to be pushing this movie recently.

    There was that ad in the flyer a couple of months ago, and recently the stock of the MAR release has been gaining shelf space. One of my local BB's had two rows of this on their shelves!
     
  4. Jon_Are

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    If any of y'all haven't seen this film yet, you're in for a treat; one of my all time favorites.

    "Who was that?"
    "He came to spread the word of God."
    "On a fookin' Suzuki??"


    Jon
     
  5. Steve K.H.

    Steve K.H. Supporting Actor

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    Thanks for the update... I am so all over this.[​IMG]
     
  6. Michael Henry

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    Finally!
     
  7. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Sweet!

    "Elvis was not Cajun!"
     
  8. Zen Butler

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    This one is a no-brainer.
     
  9. Magnus T

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    Now what to do with my R2 Special Edition release from MGM... [​IMG]
     
  10. Ted Todorov

    Ted Todorov Cinematographer

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    Does this mean that a new Strange Days DVD is not far behind?

    Ted
     
  11. Scott Weinberg

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    FINALLY, indeed! Hallelujah!

    The features sound great and it's OAR.

    Better late than never, Fox! [​IMG] I'm all over this one.
     
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  13. Marty M

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    That is great news. I like this movie so much, I purchased the P & S, 2.0 version when it first came out. I will gladly repurchase this new edition.
     
  14. Richard Travale

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    I love this movie. This is great news. Thanks Chris.
     
  15. Curtis Lotter

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    GREAT NEWS!!! One of my favorite movies..

    ....I just wet myself
     
  16. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Just eBayed my old copy in anticipation of this new release. Got ten bucks for it. [​IMG]
     
  17. Peter Et

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    This movie is fantastic, the soundtrack is awesome. I can't believe Andrew Strong only was 17 at the time. Finally it gets the treatment it deserves. This will be my third copy of the movie having bought both the UK release (that sucked) and the Swedish release (not so bad, anamorphic widescreen, 5.1, music video, trailer and a documentary). I'm looking forward to hearing the commentary. [​IMG]
     
  18. Chris_Marin

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    oops
     
  19. Vlad D

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    Can't wait! [​IMG]
     
  20. Ted Todorov

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    Huh??? Are you telling us that the new Commitments SE will have the old P&S transfer??? And who is Martin??

    Ted
     

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