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darkhawk
09-13-08, 07:20 AM
I was at Circuit City looking for prices of Sniper 1 & 3, (I have S2 since it was only $3 at Big Lots). I had the original release of Sniper that was the WS/FS flipper. Sony kept the cover art the same, but dropped the FS side replacing it with a label. I then saw Sniper with new cover art plus it said includes a digital copy. It looks like the same stuff as the old version just with the digital copy added all on one disc.

I then looked over and saw Jean-Claude Van Damme's Maximum Risk. This too was originally a WS/FS flipper, then Sony changed the cover art and dropped the WS side replacing it with a label. Now Sony brought back the original cover art showing digital copy included. The cover says that it's in WS only. I didn't buy it yet but, it looks like the same stuff as the old version with the digital copy added all on one disc.

http://www.amazon.com/Maximum-Risk-Digital-Jean-Hugues-Anglade/dp/B001AZI1NM/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1221304072&sr=8-3

I might buy this one to replace my old WS/FS flipper. Who cares about a stupid digital copy.

I didn't look but I sure there's alot more. Hopefully Sony has gotten through their thick heads and are bringing more WS dvd back.

dx23
09-13-08, 08:23 AM
I noticed that The Fan will be re-released in widescreen with the digital copy of the film.

Alan Smithee
09-13-08, 09:01 AM
Knowing them they could have widescreen indicated on the covers but the actual disc could turn out to be the pan & scan version- they've done it before!

islandclaws
09-13-08, 11:34 AM
^ Very true. I wouldn't buy any of these until someone else is the guinea pig and checks them out.

bboisvert
09-13-08, 04:06 PM
Where's Sheena? I'm looking at you, Sony... bastards! ;)

animatedude
09-14-08, 10:20 AM
suddenly online retailers have copies of The Spanish Prisoner.

Dr Mabuse
09-14-08, 02:58 PM
Knowing them they could have widescreen indicated on the covers but the actual disc could turn out to be the pan & scan version- they've done it before!

^ Very true. I wouldn't buy any of these until someone else is the guinea pig and checks them out.

Yep.

darkhawk
05-09-09, 02:20 PM
^ Very true. I wouldn't buy any of these until someone else is the guinea pig and checks them out.

I'm the guinea pig for this one. I bought Maximum Risk during Circuit City's closing. Just now getting around to seeing it. The new Maximum Risk with WS and Digital copy is in its anamorphic WS format. I checked it out against my old WS/FS and both WS's match. The picture on the menu has changed. It also list the digital copy button. All this on one side with a label. Picture still looks great.

So far on the back cover where Sony has been dropping the FS side, they've been printing it out to say widescreen. Not anamorphic widescreen. What I have seen so far is that all these WS only re-releases are the same as the WS/FS flipper. Anamorphic. I've compared: So I Married an Axe Murderer (not the SE version), Sniper, Postcards From the Edge and Maximum Risk. There is a few others I haven't looked at yet.

Dane
05-09-09, 06:00 PM
suddenly online retailers have copies of The Spanish Prisoner.
Yeah, this one was a one point very, VERY hard to find and cost close to $100.00 on eBay.

Now, all of a sudden it has dropped to under 9 bucks NEW!! What on earth happened?? Did they press a new batch of The Spanish Prisoner?

What else of the Extremely RARE DVDs are now easy and cheap to buy?

jjcool
05-10-09, 12:20 PM
Why do they insist on calling this "digital copy" junk a "bonus"?

ReduxGuy
05-10-09, 02:15 PM
Someone fill me in when WS High School High DVDs pop up.

darkhawk
05-30-09, 09:27 PM
You can get Wildthings in widescreen again. You have to purchase the 2-dvd of Wildthings and The Craft.

You can also get Look Who's Talking Too in widescreen with the 2-dvd pack with Look Who's Talking. Unfortunately, LWT is still FS.

JOE29
05-31-09, 12:39 PM
What's that Tarzan movie with Bo Derek in it?
I'd love to get that but I don't think it's out yet.

JackBurton
05-31-09, 01:02 PM
suddenly online retailers have copies of The Spanish Prisoner.I was hoping it going OOP meant a possible Criterion release. Not so sure now.

zekeburger1979
06-01-09, 12:47 AM
Where's Sheena? I'm looking at you, Sony... bastards! ;)

I bought my copy months ago at Big Lots for $3 and it was the only copy out of about 30 in the display that was in widescreen.

darkhawk
06-01-09, 10:27 AM
I bought my copy months ago at Big Lots for $3 and it was the only copy out of about 30 in the display that was in widescreen.

You got lucky. You might be the only person to fing the WS Sheena at BL.