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Old 04-25-03, 05:39 AM
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PHONE BOOTH arrives in July!

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The race for the shortest theatrical-to-video window continues, with Fox Home Entertainment today announcing a July 8th DVD debut for Phone Booth, which debuted at number one at the box office only three weeks ago. This Joel Schumacher thriller will include both 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and full screen transfers, English and French 5.1 and Spanish 2.0 Dolby surround tracks, an audio commentary by Schumacher and trailers. Retail is $27.95.
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Well considering Phone booth was suppose to be in theaters some time ago but was bumped because of that sniper running around shooting gas stations I could see how they had plenty of time to prepare for a home video release. Hell, I'm sure they had production going and in theory, it might aswell have been ready if originally released when it was suppose to in theaters, should have been on home video when it was released in theaters.
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Now, why do we need a full frame transfer for this movie. If you watch it, it would be too hard since they had all of those split screen shots.
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Originally posted by Rypro 525
If you watch it, it would be too hard since they had all of those split screen shots.
Good point.

I bet they rework the split-screens and frames-within-frames for the pan & scan transfer.
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*I* bet you it'll be released cropped to 1.85:1; enhanced for widescreen tv's.


it's the new "colin farrell" bug that's going around DVD world.
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I would have preferred separate widescreen/pan and scan versions with the additional disc layer for some extras instead of another transfer, but oh well.

Maybe, though, the point of having them both on there is to educate the public on widescreen?
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great news, i really liked the film and will definitely add it to the collection!
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I love these fast turn arounds!! I loved Phone Booth and can't wait to get this disc ... I just wish Fox would bump up that Daredevil release date (seeing as the disc is done and ready to go!) but looks like there will be enough Colin Farrell action on dvd in July to keep most fans happy!

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glad it's comingout soon..as i missed it in theatres.wish it wasn't so light on the special features, but oh well
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Old 04-25-03, 10:03 AM
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I too liked this film and will be picking it up.
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Old 04-25-03, 10:35 AM
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Excellent film.
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Old 04-25-03, 10:43 AM
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I'm definately buying this one. I just hope this isn't the beginning of a trend and more DVDs end up this way. I had read an article a while back about how the studios would like to include both wide and full screen transfers in one DVD release to save SKUs or whatever.
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Originally posted by digitalfreaknyc
*I* bet you it'll be released cropped to 1.85:1; enhanced for widescreen tv's.


it's the new "colin farrell" bug that's going around DVD world.
I thought it was just The Recruit that was suffering this. Daredevil is mentioned in reviews as being in its OAR of 2.35:1, and looking at the other films of his in my collection, cropping hasn't happened before.

Unless you're making a joke, in which case I apologize for nitpicking. Still not very funny, though.
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PHONE BOOTH arrives in July!

PHONE BOOTH arrives in July!
Thank God! The wait was killing me.
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Is that the actual cover art? There's a pretty big spoiler on the front if it is.
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
I thought it was just The Recruit that was suffering this. Daredevil is mentioned in reviews as being in its OAR of 2.35:1, and looking at the other films of his in my collection, cropping hasn't happened before.

Unless you're making a joke, in which case I apologize for nitpicking. Still not very funny, though.

I'm sorry...i don't know how i could have made that any MORE obviously a joke
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This sounded like a good renter to me. Didnt like the fact tha it was like 80 minutes long
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Originally posted by brkhrt7
Is that the actual cover art? There's a pretty big spoiler on the front if it is.
If you are talking about
Spoiler:
Keifer's pic on the front, it imo isn't really a spoiler since we all knew he was in the movie right?
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Spoiler:
Keifer's pic on the front, it imo isn't really a spoiler since we all knew he was in the movie right?
Spoiler:
But most of us who went to see the movie only expected to hear his voice as during press interviews, he said he was only doing the voice of the sniper. Most of us, myself included, never knew he would be in the actual film and were shocked when he finally showed himself in the film's final 5 minutes.
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Worst.

Cover.

Ever.

Glad to see it's coming out soon, though. Good film, and perfectly re-watchable. A commentary track is most welcome.

I'm just surprised they didn't include more features, considering the film was so short.

The documentary on the Taxi Driver DVD is longer than Phonebooth!

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I wish they had used the English poster style for the coverart.



But no.

"Welcome, Colin! We can finally sell a film by putting your head on the cover! Welcome, Welcome to the Big Head Club! You shall now meet our exalted number one, the Right Side Of Tom Cruise's Face!"

And - come on. Screw the pan-and-scan option, GIVE ME FULL BITRATE DTS. It'll happen somewhere in the world - and I'll be on it like a bonnet.
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Most press releases list this as "Phone Booth: SE" - what's so special about this release? Its only special feature is a commentary.

Now, I love commentaries, and am happy that this disc will include one - but there are "standard editions" that have more special features.

And for there to be a "special edition" doesn't there have to be an ordinary edition first?

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This is what they should have used:
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I started watching it last night, got to the part when he first gets the call, and then I had to stop because my little niece came over to spend the night.
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