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Old 03-08-12, 11:51 AM
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Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

The title says it all.

Remastered The French Connection at Best Buy

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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

I've stayed away from "The French Connection" on Blu-Ray when i read the original review that stated that Director William Friedkin had decided to "de-saturate" the color in the film to suit some bit of whimsy on his part. I'll probably get this version...
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

Heard a lot of bad things about the previous BD release. Scrounged up some screencaps just to get an idea. Yeesh...if that is remotely what the BD looked like, I can understand the complaints. Looks faded and bright hues are bleeding all over the place.

Hopefully the remaster is better.
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

I'm in for this. That coloring and all that grain made the first release unwatchable.
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

Boy, they really did fuck-up the first release. I would have thought I bought a porn video.
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

I'm waiting on reviews for this since Friedkin is once again in charge, though this time with the help of the cinematographer who I would hope could steer little Billy back in the right direction. So tired of these director-revisionists.
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

Blu-Ray.com full review
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

Looks like it was re-remastered to the correct coloring.
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

I'd like to buy this but there isn't a Best Buy near me and they don't have it available for shipping.
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
I'd like to buy this but there isn't a Best Buy near me and they don't have it available for shipping.
Search "french connection" instead of "the french connection." Shipping is free.
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

Definitely showing as not available for shipping now. The $14.99 title that comes up as available for shipping if you search "french connection" appears to be a soundtrack CD, not the actual movie.

Old release shows as available for shipping at $24.99.
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

Whoops. That's a bummer.
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

I ordered this with local pickup. It said it was out of stock at all nearby locations, but I got a pickup notice immediately. We'll see if it's the right version.
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

If you search for "French Connection + exclusive", it shows up. That's how I was able to find it on the website and confirm my local store had it in stock.
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

Placed an order for in-store pickup last night, but received an "Item not found in store" email a short while later. Need to call to have them choose a different store ...

Price is now up to $24.99
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

It's still $15 when I look at it.
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

Originally Posted by flix1 View Post
Price is now up to $24.99
The old version is $24.99

The remastered version is $14.99. SKU 4826908
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

Originally Posted by Todd B. View Post
The old version is $24.99

The remastered version is $14.99. SKU 4826908
I noticed that today too. I could have sworn I saw this remastered version for $24.99 when I checked yesterday.
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

They raised it and lowered it. I checked and saw it too.
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

Mine arrived today shipped in a bag. No bubble mailer, no box. A bag. By some miracle it was not damaged.

Glad to have the disc, but it's a sobering reminder of why I don't shop at Best Buy.
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Bn.com is shipping like that too. Its ridiculous.
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

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Mine arrived today shipped in a bag. No bubble mailer, no box. A bag. By some miracle it was not damaged.

Glad to have the disc, but it's a sobering reminder of why I don't shop at Best Buy.
...but you did.
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

Picked it up in store, and watched it last night. Looks much better than the previous release. It is a 2 disc case, with a nice mini booklet, so I tossed in the French Connection II disc for a quick set.
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

picked this up on Sunday - the right version! sweet.
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Re: Remastered French Connection exclusively at Best Buy for $14.99

Originally Posted by stingermck View Post
Picked it up in store, and watched it last night. Looks much better than the previous release. It is a 2 disc case, with a nice mini booklet, so I tossed in the French Connection II disc for a quick set.
Huh? Mine was in a 1-disc case, so I swapped the disc and the artwork with the 2-disc original release, so now I have the remastered disc and disc 2 in one case. The shitty original is in the remastered edition one-disc case never to be watched again.

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