What happened to Universal's Ultimate Editions??

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  1. Larry P

    Larry P Stunt Coordinator

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    I may have missed something but I haven't seen any news about any recent or upcoming new Ultimate Editions from Universal. I mean, Disney and Fox seem to be capitalizing on their Vista and 5 Star Collection names respectivley so I'm just wondering where all the Ultimate Editions are

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  2. DarrenA

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    I assume by late March or early April we will finally see the Mummy Returns: Ultimate Edition DVD to tie-in with the April 19th release of The Scorpion King.
     
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    I'm hoping for a Scarface: Ultimate Edition this year too.
     
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    Wasnt it mentioned at a chat that a non-Lynch involved DUNE-UE was coming...
     
  5. Jeff Kleist

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    I hope there is. If Universal is listening, Full Alan Smithee TV cut in 5.1 and anamorphic widescreen (redundant battle scenes removed please). Oh! And use the cover on the UK TV cut disc. I love that cover [​IMG]
     
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    An Ultimate Edition of 12 Monkeys has been rumoured in the past, and I've noticed that Dragonheart is in fairly short supply at several e-tailers and wonder whether this will get the Ultimate Edition treatment soon.
    I think Universal may have realised that re-working recently released titles has annoyed many customers. Hopefully they'll return to some older titles that would really benefit from the treatment (such as The Thing, which would make me very happy [​IMG]).
    Adam
     
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    I was thinking the exact same thing about 12 Monkeys. I thought there was an official announcment too. I distinctly remember being really excited about it, but I haven't heard anything for months.
     
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    Does anyone think that Universal will put out the Back to the Future DVD's in Ultimate Editions?

    Lewis.
     
  9. Craig Cunningham

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    Universal obviously has a hard time determining which titles deserve special treatment. I would be be happy if they revisited the following titles and just added the 16x9 enhancement... To Kill A Mockingbird , Field Of Dreams , Vertigo , and Psycho .
     
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    Hmm, I figured Universal stopped doing UEs since everyone was making fun of them for the titles they did last year. Heh heh, Meet Joe Black: Ultimate Edition, heeheehee...
     
  12. Matthew_S

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    A Born on the Fourth of July Ultimate Edition would be great, if only for a new transfer.
     
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    My guess is that they're waiting until they release 4 new versions of American Pie 2 as Ultimate Editions. Then you can collect them all and have 8 different copies of the movie sitting on your mantle.
     
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    They really need to put a a Babe Ultimate Edition, in OAR.
     
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    I'm still waiting and waiting for them to bring out Legend here in the U.S. And as for BTTF, I've given up hope on that, 4 years since there annuouncement and nothing yet.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I think the DVD Consortium banned Universal's Ultimate Edition line after the inexplicable Patch Adams: Ultimate Edition.
     
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    Amen to that...maybe Frightners will finaly get some attention with Peter Jackson's wide-spread popularity.
     
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    I'm a little surprised we haven't seen anything about an Animal House UE since the CE went OOP some time ago. Maybe some day! Although, John Landis did not even know it was OOP (or so he indicated at the HTF chat), so they obviously haven't approached him about doing anything additional for a re-re-release.
    Ditto for Babe, by the way.
     

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