Warners, we want a jam packed special edition of Harry Potter on DVD!!!!

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  1. Brion Lydon

    Brion Lydon Stunt Coordinator

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    Just thought I'd start this thread early since studios usually start working on their DVDs for movies while the movie is still in the theater.
    I'd like to see.....
    -dts/DD
    -Making of documentary
    -preview of Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets
    -trailers and TV spots
    -interactive menus
    -featuretes
    -animated menus
    Other people can add to the list of what they would like to see on the DVD.
    Brion
     
  2. Randy_M

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    Just opened Yesterday! Jumping the gun.
     
  3. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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  4. Martin Fontaine

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    Full Bitrate DTS! And High Bitrate AC3!
     
  5. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    Martin,
    You said it! If the film was mixed with 6.1 channels in mind, then I also strongly urge Warner Brothers to go the extra mile and release it with a DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 track.
    If Anchor Bay and New Line can do it, then certainly Warner Brothers with their larger DVD budget can do a spectacular DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 track. I suggest they get DTS to supervise this mix and encoding job since they did such a bang up job on The Haunting (a great reference disc to be sure).
    Oh, and of course... present it in OAR 2.35:1 widescreen!
    Dan
     
  6. Jason Hughes

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    What I want to see is NO PAN AND SCAN VERSION AVALIABLE! Hopefully this is the way Chris Columbus sees it and gets his way.

    Why not make it a two-disc set and put all the extras on Disc 2, allowing the highest bit-rate for the feature.
     
  7. Martin Fontaine

    Martin Fontaine Supporting Actor

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    ES Discrete makes no difference for me since I don't have a ES Capable Receiver (I've only been DTS Capable for less than a week!) But why not, especialy if the movie was made like that.

    Pull a Twister on that one! (English @ 1509 & 448 + French @ 448) 384kbps should not even be used at all anymore. Especially that "Air-Football" Scene, lots of surround activity - Way too much for 384kbps.
     
  8. John Berggren

    John Berggren Producer

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    I heard from a friend (I'm having her get me the article) that there is 90 minutes of unused (good) footage for Harry Potter. If this is the case, Chris Columbus could render the 3 hour cut he wanted. Since my only complaint about the film was that it was too short to encompass the whole book (page-by-page), I would love to see a longer cut on DVD.

    I'll post the article when I get it.
     
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  10. Nate Anderson

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    WIDESCREEN! WIDESCREEN! WIDESCREEN!!!!!!!
    I think I've made my point... [​IMG]
    Oh yeah...and everything that was said above....
    The movie rocked...
     
  11. Bjorn Olav Nyberg

    Bjorn Olav Nyberg Supporting Actor

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    Jumping the gun? Not necesarily. I'm sure they have had the DVD in mind from the beginning of the project. Also, I read soemwhere that the deadline for the content on the Planet of the apes DVD was three days after the movie premiered or something like that. Now this is a different movie of course, but I'd imagine the general tactics are usually not that different.
     
  12. Dan Brecher

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    This isn't jumping the gun at all! It's shocking finding out how early DVDs go into production and with Potter being as big as it is there is little doubt Warner is already working away on a forthcoming DVD.
    As for Chamber of Secrets preview, it's VERY possbile they would be able to add a teaser trailer. The first Philosopher's Stone teaser appeared in March/April of this year and had a LOT of footage.
    My dream specs?
    Disc 1:
    • Dolby EX
    • 2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen
    • Isolated score
    • Audio commentary
    • Seamless Branching offering original 'Philosopher' title, scenes & dialogue and altered 'Sorcerer' title, scenes & dialogue
    Disc 2:
    • Documentary (proper, no EPK rubbish)
    • Featurettes
    • Interviews
    • Special FX tests
    • Deleted scenes (inc deleted Peeves footage)
    • International & Domestic Trailers
    • International & Domestic TV Spots
    • International & Domestic Posters/Print adds
    • Chamber of Secrets teaser trailer
    2 DISCS! NO DVD-18!
    Extended cut would be most welcome IF Chris Columbus actually wanted to do it.
    Dan (UK)
     
  13. PhilipG

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    I'll second Dan's suggestions, and add:
    [*]reviews and essays on Harry Potter (the film, the books, the phenomenon) [*]screen tests (might be amusing!) [*]special candid interview with Richard Harris, dishing the dirt on anything he wants [​IMG] [/list]I'm quite happy to have the alleged 4.5hr extended cut whether or not Chris Columbus is involved - it would need to be split across two DVD-9s, with suitable intermission footage added.... But please, let's first have the original Philosopher's Stone theatrical cut.
     
  14. Dan Brecher

    Dan Brecher Producer

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    Ooh, Screen Tests! Brilliant suggestion!

    Don't let us down on this Warner. If Disney can do a bloody 4 disc special edition for Pearl Harbour there should be no limit to what you're capable of with Harry Potter!

    Dan (UK)
     
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    I'll take a DVD-18 over a 2 disc set ala Any Given Sunday or JFK anyday!
     
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    WIDESCREEN ONLY!
    Thank You.
     
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    All I care about is WIDESCREEN and DTS. I Prefer a longer cut as well. [​IMG]
     
  18. CharlesD

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    Unfortunately it still needs saying:

    No OAR = No Sale

    And I agree with the others, don't even include a pan&scan version on the disc(s), leave more room for the good stuff, esp. deleted scenes. A Director's Cut with these put back in with seamless branching would be wonderful. A commentary from the 3 kids would be nice as well as a Director and/or JK Rowling commentary.

    Any meaningful making of/behind the scenes documentaries should be included, but leave the fluff & marketing pieces off the DVD(s).
     
  19. Jon Mercer

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    what about bloopers?

    We all love seeing how human even popular acters can be.
     
  20. Neil Joseph

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    Warner has been there since the beginning and have fought many battles with us early adopters so it is with a heavy heart that I say this... When I discover that a new title is going to be released by the Warner studio, I cringe inside. I hope that a good job is done on the Harry Potter DVD, yes. Please restore my faith in your studios DVD works.
     

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