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"The Gods Must be Crazy" available for preorder at Amazon

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Terry H, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. Terry H

    Terry H Second Unit

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    Title says it all. Amazon lists release date as 3 Feb. MSRP $29.99, Amazon price $20.97. Details are sparse ...to say the least. They don't even list studio yet. Anyone know who owns this property?
     
  2. Brandon Conway

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    Under company credits at imdb.com it lists Fox as the theatrical distributer, so chances are it is Fox that is releasing the DVD.
     
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    Yes! I love this flick, and am sure we'll at least get a decent anamorphic transfer.
     
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    It better be in widescreen. I've never gotten the chance to see it in its 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Now all we need is the sequel.
     
  5. Jim Dalton

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    Cool!
     
  6. Brandon Conway

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    If it is a Fox release (still not 100% sure), it will be OAR.
     
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    Rob Lutter Producer

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    If it's $29.99MSRP under FOX, I am going to assume it's a double-feature (with the sequel?) or a special edition.

    That would rule if it was a double feature disc ^_^ /
     
  8. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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    Count me in if 16x9 OAR.

    Wooohooo!

    dave [​IMG]

    p.s. go the same notification from amazon today and was tickled pink [​IMG]
     
  9. Terry H

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    I have good news and bad news. Dvdtalk also has a thread going on this subject. A guy who calls himself "Mao" has posted some information. I should note that in my experience Mao's information is 99% accurate so I believe it.
    The good news is that this is indeed a double feature (two movies). The bad news is that Columbia is releasing it. I don't know about you, but I have not been impressed with Columbia lately. I wasn't at all happy to read this information. Guess we'll wait and see. If Fox were releasing I would preorder but now I will have to see a review first.
     
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    This is great news...although I really hope Sony doesn't screw this one up.
     
  11. DaViD Boulet

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    Just heard!!!

     
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    I asked about this title during the last HTF chat with Peter Staddon, and from his answer, I got the impression it was still a Fox title.

    Someone whispered to me though that the sequal was owned by Columbia.

    I have wanted an OAR DVD of this for such a long time. Great movie!

    Hopefully Fox is handling this release, as I am confident they would do it right. If Columbia does a good OAR transfer of this, I'll be just as happy, but with their OAR support inconsistant, I'd much rather give my sale to Fox.
     
  13. Brandon Conway

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    Looks like dvdfile.com has the first details of specs.

    And making its long-awaited DVD debut is a two-pack of the hit foreign comedies The Gods Must Be Crazy and The Gods Must Be Crazy Part II. Each is presented in newly-remastered anamorphic widescreen and Dolby 2.0 surround, and extras include two new featurettes, the last known interview with star Nixau, a still gallery and bonus trailers. Retail will be $29.95.

    The studio distributer is Columbia Tri-Star. Amazon.com has also updated their entry by saying this is a two disc set, which is good news for the transfer quality of the films.
     
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    Anamorphic! [​IMG] Never has a Coke bottle wreaked so much havoc. [​IMG]
     
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    How did the Anti-Christ get up in the tree?
     
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    Here are the full specs:
    DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

    Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    Widescreen Presentations
    Audio: English
    "Journey to Nyae Nyae" featurette
    "Buster Reynolds Remembers Jamie Uys" featurette
    Baraka School Photo Gallery
    Weblink to the Kalahari People's Fund
    Subtitles: English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Portugeuse, Spanish, Thai
    Bonus Trailers
    Scene Selections

    The Gods Must Be Crazy
    Rated PG
    Color
    Running Time: 109 Minutes
    The Gods Must Be Crazy II
    Running Time: 98 Minutes
    Rated PG
    Color
    DVD Catalog # 10649
    UPC Code: 0-43396-10649-9
    Street Date: 02/03/04
    SLP: $29.95


    A link to the full press release, including the cover art image can be found at The Digital Review:
    http://www.thedigitalreview.com/foru...=&threadid=471
     

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