The Pink Panther Collection DVDs

Discussion in 'DVD' started by BillGo, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. BillGo

    BillGo Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2004
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I am interested in whether the 5.1 remastered sound on the upcoming Pink Panther Collection films is reason to replace the previous mono versions. How much of an improvement is it? Does anyone have any advance information on this?
     
  2. BrianP

    BrianP Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 1999
    Messages:
    601
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  3. BillGo

    BillGo Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2004
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks, Brian, for the response. The referenced thread was very informative. I am definitely putting the Pink Panther collection on my list to buy.
     
  4. SvenS

    SvenS Second Unit

    Joined:
    May 5, 2002
    Messages:
    257
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The BIG reason to upgrade to these new DVD's is the video which on the old ones is rediculously bad!
     
  5. Chris Bardon

    Chris Bardon Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2000
    Messages:
    2,059
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    When are these supposed to be out in R1? I remember seing something about the r2 version, but nothing about an r1 release. These would definitely be worth owning though!
     
  6. BillGo

    BillGo Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2004
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The Pink Panther Collection from MGM is due out April 6.
     
  7. John Simon

    John Simon Second Unit

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2001
    Messages:
    449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Any word yet on when (or if) the remastered versions will be available outside of the boxset?
     
  8. Matt Czyz

    Matt Czyz Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2003
    Messages:
    902
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Certainly not right off the bat. (Otherwise nobody'd buy the set...)
     
  9. Brian Thibodeau

    Brian Thibodeau Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2003
    Messages:
    992
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Just out of curiosity. Are the Peter Sellars documentary or TV commercials from the R2 set going to be available on the R1 set? Neither thread addresses this and I can't find a decent retail site that lists comprehensive extras.

    Any help?
     
  10. Tom Tsai

    Tom Tsai Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2002
    Messages:
    565
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  11. dannyB

    dannyB Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Of course, we COULD NOT go without floating heads...even on Pink Panther. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  12. Ted Todorov

    Ted Todorov Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2000
    Messages:
    2,981
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Hey, I heard somewhere that the R2 box has a lot more extras than the R1 box will have.

    Is that true, and if so what are the differences?

    Ted
     
  13. Brian Thibodeau

    Brian Thibodeau Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2003
    Messages:
    992
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I asked the same question earlier in this thread, but no one seemed to know.

    Well, here's what I found:

    The R1 set does NOT appear to have the Unknown Peter Sellers Documentary, The Revenge of the Pink Panther documentary called That's Panthertainment or the Peter Sellars commercials. Not even sure about the TV spots. I seem to recall that all of this stuff would be around 90 minutes to 2 hours of extra material alone.

    The RI set DOES, according to the MGM website
    http://www.pinkpanther.com/dvd.html
    have The Pink Panther Story, which is only 30 minutes, Behind The Feline: The Cartoon Phenomenon, which is only 10 minutes, and 6 cartoons, which probably total around half and hour. So, all in all, you don't get much. And these features are all in the R2 box.

    Here's a link to the R2 edition at the cheapest price anyone in the other thread could find for me. It has French packaging, which is oddly appropriate:
    http://www.dvdzone2.com/dvd/detail.asp?id=125985
    This works out to about $85 Canadian which would be about $62 US. But you get so much more.

    I'm assuming there must be rights issues with some of the material, which could be why we don't get it on the R1 set.
     
  14. Ken Koc

    Ken Koc Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,195
    Likes Received:
    272
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    I have the R2 box set and the 5.1 sound is amazing. This is especially true for "The Pink Panther" and "A Shot in the Dark".
    It is definitly worth getting hte set for the sound alone. (Ah the Mancini score!). The transfers are very much inmproved as well.
     
  15. GlennH

    GlennH Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 1998
    Messages:
    2,132
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Real Name:
    Glenn
    I'm still not sure, but I'm starting to cool to the idea of getting this R1 box. I think I may just hold on and wait for the specific titles that I want to be available individually before upgrading.
     
  16. Thomas Newton

    Thomas Newton Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 1999
    Messages:
    1,551
    Likes Received:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    1,610

    Any relation to That's Lobstertainment? [​IMG]

    (Zoidberg-style Three Stooges imitation goes here)
     
  17. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2000
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'm a bit concerned at the overlapping disc packaging they show on the link to MGM in Brian's thread. 6 discs spread over 3 panels with 1 disc placed at top and the second below but half overlapping. This could lead to unwanted scratches.

    Has anybody purchased overlapping packaging in the past? (I assume the R2 set is packaged the same). What's your take on it?

    Johnny B.
     
  18. Chris PC

    Chris PC Producer

    Joined:
    May 12, 2001
    Messages:
    3,975
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    So which version is better? R2? Is there anything on R1 that is absent in the R2 version? Is the R2 PAL? I'm dense on DVD regions.

    Darn region variations!
     
  19. Malcolm Cleugh

    Malcolm Cleugh Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2002
    Messages:
    362
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Chris,

    I have the UK R2 boxset.
    It is PAL and encoded R2, therefore you will need a multiregion DVD player and ability to view PAL, I think in North America the multiregion DVD player usually converts the PAL to NTSC as unlike Europe where our TVs are dual PAL & NTSC yours are only NTSC.

    This boxset was sold in the UK as a limited edition (although my box is not numbered). It is now getting hard to fine. Most e-tailers say sold out and it is very rare to see in store.
    Only places that still seem to have it in stock are
    Amazon.co.uk where it is now around GBP53 so approx USD100
    They will ship to the US (they remove the sales tax VAT for non European sales)
    In store the only place I have seen it is HMV who seem to have got more stock in their Central London stores in the last week or so, but its at the full RRP of GBP60.
     
  20. Tom Tsai

    Tom Tsai Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2002
    Messages:
    565
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    by the way, regarding the two covers I posted, the second one is simply a cover sleeve.
     

Share This Page