Universal Forces me to Buy Ocean's Eleven!

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  1. Dave Scarpa

    Dave Scarpa Producer

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    Ocean's Eleven the remake was a film I had wanted to see in the Theater. The wife went to see it with friends on a day I was tied up. Well Now I find out that it will be another of Universal Inane Dual releases. This means I have virtually no chance of Renting the Widescreen version.
    This was'nt a film I was planning on Buying but I did want to rent. This policy of Universal's either forces me to buy the film or Skip it. I know I could probably buy it on sale for around $17 then sell it for $12 or so, I just hate to be dictated to by the studio's and the rental stores
    what format I choose to watch. Being a widescreen TV owner I refuse to watch P&S.
    Hell I'd refuse to watch it even if I had a 4x3 set. Dual Releases Must go![​IMG]
     
  2. Malcolm Cleugh

    Malcolm Cleugh Second Unit

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    Dave,

    I think this is a Warner Bros title. Definitely is in the UK and I thought was in US as well ?

    However like Universal, Warner also seem to be doing both P/S and W/S titles in R1 although here in UK the first dual release will be Harry Potter

    Malcolm
     
  3. Dave Scarpa

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    Your Right, let me change the header and rip the Right studio. Harry Potter did'nt affect me I bought that one, but the lack of a rental on that one upsets me too
     
  4. Frank Tran

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    Better to have dual releases than to have P&S only though....
     
  5. Benson R

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    I would like to say I also hate dual releases because of the blockbuster problem. I know the pan and scan issue has been beaten to death here but I think some on this board who hardly ever rent fail to understand the problem this poses for some. I buy the majority of discs I watch but I shudder to think how much more I would spend if I also bought every title I have rented. I wish the studios would due more widescreen/pan and scan releases as opposed to a dual release. While I don't think that a pan and scan version should be ever be included that causes a sacrifice in video quality I do think more releases could have both in a two disc set like Shrek or a two disc set with two versions on one disc and extras on a second like Snatch.
     
  6. Adam_WM

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    Honestly, Ocean's 11 did not strike me as a "dual-release" caliber movie. It doesn't seem to be the commercial sales monster like Grinch or Jp3. Oh well, I was going to buy it anyway.
     

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