The next Fox DVD you must see.....

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Fox ocassionaly sends me early screener product
    fresh out of theaters that are a few months away
    from DVD release.

    These screeners come in cardboard packaging, don't
    have any supplements on them and are not necessarily
    representative of the final video or audio quality.

    Basically these are titles for retailers to screen,
    promoting upcoming DVD product that they may wish
    to place on their store shelves.

    I had the pleasure of receiving an advanced screener
    of Welcome to Mooseport that stars Ray Romano
    and Gene Hackman.

    It's one of those fun little films that probably
    didn't do overwhelmingly well theatrically, but will
    explode on DVD.

    I'll give you a short description of the film
    fresh off of IMDB.COM as I am limited on time here....

    A US president (Gene Hackman) who has retired
    after two terms in office returns to his hometown
    of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for Mayor
    against another local candidate (Ray Romano).


    The film is just a delightful watch. It's quite
    funny and perfect entertainment for both teens and
    adults.

    I am also in love with Maura Tierney who plays the
    female love interest, Sally. She is amazingly cute.

    Transfer quality on this screener was top-notch.
    I can't see why the DVD wouldn't look just as
    brilliant.

    Like In America, I think this is going to
    be another Fox title that will shine on this format.
    I encourage members to watch for Welcome to
    Mooseport
    when it arrives on DVD in a few months
    and give it a rental.
     
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  3. Lou Sytsma

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    Just as aside for any Canadians reading this - the outdoor locations were shot in downtown Port Perry, Ontario.

    Quite interesting to see my old home town converted to an American locale.
     
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    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    Total box office: $14,433,180
     
  5. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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    Thanks for the heads-up. I don't get to the theaters much these days and tips like this really help my collection!
     
  6. Matt Czyz

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    Sad to say, I thought Maura Tierney was the only good thing about this movie. I haven't been more bored during a comedy in a looooong time.
     
  7. Marc Colella

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    Everybody Loves Raymond?... not me, I find him annoying.

    From the trailers and snippets I've seen of this film, he seems to be playing his TV character.

    Critics killed it, so I'll play the odds and take a pass on it... even though it was shot in Port Perry. [​IMG]
     
  8. Aaron Silverman

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    I am *this* close to boycotting Fox titles completely until they start time-coding the supplements!!!

    Is that a 5-minute featurette, or a 45-minute documentary? I DON'T KNOW!!!
     
  9. Jason Seaver

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    That subject line amuses me. I thought comic book fans and Disney enthusiasts were the only guys who really care which company produces their entertainment. I could see it if Ron was talking about what kind of DVD-specific production it is, but he just seems to like the movie.

    I'm just trying to picture it transposed to other media:

    The next Maverick CD you must hear...

    The next Putnam novel you must read...
     
  10. Eric Paddon

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    Frankly, given what Fox has done to botch "One Million Years B.C." and now "Star!" it's going to be a long time before I ever buy another Fox DVD. Probably not until Season 2 of "Lost In Space" comes out.
     
  11. Joe Fisher

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    Aaron,

    I may be wrong, but the time coding may be a player issue. For example when I play any of the supplements from the "Alien Quadrilogy" on my Panisonic S35S all I get on the front is "PLAY". When the same supplements are played on my RCA 5220 I get time, title & chapters.

    Joe
     
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    I think Aaron might mean putting the length of the "Making Of" on the back of the box, so he knows what kind of fluff it is before he buys it.
     
  13. Mark_vdH

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    I think software based players "see" the running times anyway, but in the end Fox should really encode their extras in a way all people can see. Still, it's just a minor gripe, and no reason to boycot. Master & Commander was done properly BTW. [​IMG]
     

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