The UNofficial Goonie DVD review thread

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by JohnS, Aug 21, 2001.

  1. JohnS

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    I thought we should make one huge review thread, and when we all finally get to experience Goonies again, we can post our thoughts/reviews here!!
    I just got done watching everything, except the commentary.
    I must say this was fantasic to watch again!!
    The Cyndi Lauper 2 part video was great to see, as I've never even seen it before.
    The deleted scenes were a kick, but must admit the Octopuss scene was pretty lame.
    Video transfer wasn't too shabby, but did notice a few shimmering(light/dark) movements, nothing to bad tho.
    However, I did notice a bad sub noise(an awful thud noise), when the Fertelli brother hit his head on the board as he's walking into the basement, just after the Goonies squeeze themselves down the fireplace.
    I can't wait to watch it again tonight!!!
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    I just wanna know why this DVD was delayed in Canada by like a month [​IMG]
    I'm seriously thinking about a road trip to the US (only a few hours away anyway).
    cheers!
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    Josh, don't take that road trip unless you reserve a copy beforehand. These discs are in short supply at stores like Best Buy and today is release day.
    Note to Warner: What a novel concept, a Family DVD sells well in its OAR.
     
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    Did anyone have a problem on the layer switch with this movie? During the layer switch i got a good 2 to 3 second pause in the movie before it finally kicked back into action. Other than that i loved the movie. There was a little overkill on bass in some parts but it was great to hear this movie in DD5.1
     
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    The layer-switch did indeed seem a little more noticeable for me than most other movies. It seemed really poorly placed.
     
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    Huh? There's no shortage of the disk in Toronto
    Where in Ontario did you buy the DVD? I've heard it was delayed a month!
     
  8. JohnS

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    Glad to see another person thought that some scenes had a little overkill on the bass.
    another scene with extreme bass, is where the water pipe burst a hole open, where I think Data..moves the rocks and they fall.
    Also, since getting this on Tues at 8am, I must have watched this DVD about 5 times.
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    On Tuesday I strolled in to my local best buy at 3 pm the only time I could get there and thankfully I got the last copy of The Goonies. I watched it and was very impressed with the overall product. Didn't get ad chance to watch the deleted scenes but I'll get around to it. I haven't said this in the past 3 weeks but good job warner!?! [​IMG]
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    I picked mine up today at of all places Kmart. What is up with all the other places being sold out??? Luckily, everybody who shops at Kmart obviously doesn't have a DVD player, so I picked up a copy. The picture quality is great, except for the Mouth/Rosalita sequence which is sort of grainy. The much heralded video commentary is by far the funniest commentary I've heard yet. I was laughing out loud a lot! The behind the scenes was way too short, but insightful on how much Richard Donner was exasperated by the kids. I wish they would've put in more 'DELETE SCENES' and called them DELETED SCENES instead of OUTTAKES. In my DVD dictionary, outtakes are when people screw up and we all get a good laugh. Deleted scenes are scenes which were deleted. At first, I thought they'd left off the deleted scenes, but then found them under the misnomer of outtakes. Ugh. Oh, and the Cyndi Lauper video was great, too! Brings back memories. Warner, this is a family movie, and it's OAR, and it's selling like hotcakes! Why not Wonka? Anyhoo, great job on an 80's classic!
     
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    Dan,
    Glad to see you like this movie!
    I haven't noticed the layer switch, I guess my player quickly switches it, as I have yet to see it. Maybe I'm just not looking good.
    I hope this sells well. W.B. needs a serious wake-up call!
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