Universal agree to fix R2 BTTF discs again... this time officially (hopefully)

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  1. James Reader

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    Well, the on-off again saga of the Back to the Future R2 replacement releases appears to be on again:

    http://www.totaldvd.net/cgi-bin/displaynews.php?id=2848

    The story states the discs will be ready in April. There is a phone number to ring.

    update

    I've just rung the number and had the returns process explained to me and it seems pretty harmless - should be no trouble for anyone what-so-ever.

    Mods - Please could you alter this thread heading to remove the hopefully - the replacement programme in the UK is go!
     
  2. Richard Cook

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    Hi James

    Just to confirm to all

    I phoned the number and and was told that all I had to do was send them a letter with proof of purchase with reference BTTF and they would do the rest. I even got an apology for the badly framed version!

    Cheers[​IMG]
     
  3. oscar_merkx

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    Anybody know when the correct BTTF version is in the shops as well

    Thanks in advance

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Richard Cook

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    Hello Oscar

    According to Universal, the corrected discs will be available to all in April. When my new ones arrive I will quote the reference number on this site so that you know that you are getting the right set.
     
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    While they are at it, they might as well add the additional extras that were on the R1 releases of 2&3.
     
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    My thoughts, exactly!
     
  7. Richard Cook

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    Apparently the reason why the extras are missing is because of the available bandwidth

    The Region 2 discs have a DTS soundtrack, the Region 1 discs do not.

    That's the official line anyway!
     
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    To be honest, I'd rather have the extras. Didn't Universal say they left off DTS on region 1 because there was very little difference in quality anyway?
     
  9. James Reader

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    Just received a letter from Universal Music today stating that they have my name of file and the discs will be sent to be sometime in April.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Richard Cook

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    I got one too so fingers crossed![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  12. MikeyC

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    I heard that something was wrong with the bttf discs but exactly what is wrong with them?

    i have had mine since they came out and they seem fine
     
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    (Jus posted this in another thread but figured it should really be in here: )

    I'm sure it was zoomed in. Anyway, rang the UK number today, this highly excited woman first asked me "Are you a shop?" (.... no i'm not a shop) and then told me i had to write in, with time/place of purchase, a receipt (if possible, it wasn't necessary) and they'd "put me on file" and notify me about what to do about replacing them when the discs were ready. apparently they were meant to be ready this month but it doesn't look likely. (think i should be posting this in the other UK thread. will put it in both anyway.)

    -Adam

    (PS.... wow, 2 fighter jets jus flew over my house. fun.)
     
  15. James Reader

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    Yes. It's annoying that the UK was released first, but we have to wait longer while the US replacements are shipping now. [​IMG]

    That's only half in jest. :b
     
  16. Mark Zimmer

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    Hey, Universal for reasons best known to them sent me a 2nd set of the corrected R1 discs, so if anyone in R2 wants to swap a set of the corrected R2 discs with me, I'd be up for it to get the DTS track, and you can get the R1 extras. Everybody's happy. Email me if you're interested once you have your corrected R2 discs.
     
  17. Richard Cook

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    Hi guys,

    I've just heard that Universal should be shipping in the next 2 weeks

    Here's hoping eh?
     
  18. Richard Cook

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    I've Emailed Universal as we're still waiting!!!

    How much longer I wonder???[​IMG]
     
  19. James Reader

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    I wouldn't expect anything before mid-June to be honest. The whole thing has been a PR disaster for them (as was their UK "ET" release), from their on-off-on again replacement policy through to their obvious priority of the US release (which, after all was released LAST, yet got replaced FIRST).
     
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