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Only 2 weeks to go before 20,000 Leagues are you excited about the release?

 
Old 05-05-03, 10:38 PM
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Only 2 weeks to go before 20,000 Leagues are you excited about the release?

To those who have never seen it, what will seeing 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea on a special edition 2 DVD set be like? A DVD that will thrill you or completely turn you off, to the old F/X of nearly 50 years ago, and heard in the usual 5.1.

For me it is a boyhood dream to see it in complete OAR on Wide Screen DVD, as a man I would like to know how the DVD is going to sound. Yours?

Techical:
DVD Release Date: May 20, 2003
Run Time: 127 minutes
Production Company: Walt Disney Home Video
Aspect Ratio(s):
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.55:1
Discographic Information:
DVD Encoding: Region 1
Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Available subtitles: English
THX Certified
Edition Details:
Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
_Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby
DISC ONE:
Remastered version of the film
Audio commentary with director Richard Fleischer & film historian Rudy Behlmer
Animated short: "Grand Canyon scope"
DISC TWO:
"The Making Of '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea'"
Jules Verne & Walt Disney: Explorers of the Imagination
The Humboldt Squid: A Real Sea Monster
Lost Treasures: The Sunset Squid Sequence
1954 Disney Studio Album
Production Gallery
The Musical Legacy of Paul Smith
Touring The Nautilus
Storyboard-to-Scene Comparison
Monsters Of The Deep
Unused Animation
Biographies: Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, James Mason, Paul Lucas, Richard Fleischer
Advertising: Lobby Cards, Posters and Merchandise
Documents: Production Documents & Harper Goff Letter
Screenplay Excerpt: Nemo's Death
Movie Merchandise
Trims
Theatrical Trailer
Production Gallery
Widescreen anamorphic format
_Number of discs: 2
_ASIN: B00005JKU0

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Old 05-05-03, 11:16 PM
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Old 05-05-03, 11:24 PM
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HTF review , I'm looking foward to finally seeing it in Widescreen after all the years of that pan & scam mess.
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Old 05-05-03, 11:51 PM
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Personally I have never seen it and I am going to get the 2 disc set because I always looked interesting and I love old movies like that. Just never got around to seeing it until now...
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another perfect addition to the library. cant wait!! now if One Million Years B.C. would just get here.
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Old 05-06-03, 02:18 AM
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I will be buying it, but I have to admit that I once paid, what, 70 dollars? for the special edition laserdisc, only to sell it less than a year later. Songs just don't belong in a movie like this.
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Old 05-06-03, 02:46 AM
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I've been waiting a long time for this dvd. I've never seen it in widescreen.
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Old 05-06-03, 03:36 AM
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I plan on getting this dvd as well the special effects were great for it's time as well as superb acting from Kirk Douglas and James Mason as Capt. Nemo
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Old 05-06-03, 04:30 AM
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I'm looking forward to picking this up come May 20th (along with Dances With Wolves extended SE) haven't seen it since the late 70's when as a child i used to go down the local cinema on a Saturday afternoon and the review over at HTF as linked above has certainly whetted my appetite.
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Old 05-06-03, 04:56 AM
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This is a blind buy for me but I`ve heard good things about this movie and I really like Disney's SE'S there always very well done and worth the $$$

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Old 05-06-03, 06:31 AM
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I'll pick this up down the road after a price drop ala Old Yeller, Pollyana etc....
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Old 05-06-03, 08:45 AM
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I can't wait.
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Old 05-06-03, 08:58 AM
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A bit off-topic: has anyone found Disc 1 of 20,000 at Netflix? They list a different version of the movie and then the Bonus disc of this edition. I can't seem to find the main movie there.
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Old 05-06-03, 01:01 PM
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I absolutely can't wait. I saw part of this in widescreen on the Disney Channel a few years ago and it blew me away. Not only am I going to get the DVD on May 20th but I've already got my tickets for the special screening that night at the El Capitan. It's gonna be the s***!!!

Just read the HTF review and it pisses me off to hear that the Cinemascope Donald Duck cartoon that was included is 2.35 non-anamorphic!!!

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Old 05-06-03, 01:03 PM
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I already have my copy, and all I have to say it it's a very nice two disc set. Too bad Disney didn't go this route with their Treasure Island release.
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Did you know

Captain Nemo does not have a first name, why because Jules Verne name Nemo in latin is 'No One'. Captain real first name and latin No One would sound silly.
Jules Verne in 1870 used latin for the Captains last name

Spoiler:
who sinks ships that bear no 'flag' AKA Munition loaded ships, sending the cargo and all aboard, down to the bottom without any *mercy*. Nemo imprisoned was shown 'no' mercy by prison guards with whips. Nautiless crew escaped to find Volcania and a leader they would lay down their life for.
I hope this explains that no real first or middle name, would fit in Jules Verne's story.
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Old 05-06-03, 06:15 PM
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Originally posted by Pants
Not only am I going to get the DVD on May 20th but I've already got my tickets for the special screening that night at the El Capitan. It's gonna be the s***!!!
Oh man, I wished I could be there. I live close but not close enough. Last time I saw it in a theater, I was just a kid but I was in complete awe of the movie.

I can't wait for the DVD.
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My dad had the old CED verion which was widescreen.

This film is a classic, one of Disney's best...probally his best non-animated film.
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Old 05-06-03, 10:55 PM
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Only 14 more days until we see it for the first time, Vhs, LD, and now OAR 2.55:1 Anamorphic with 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound of one of the most famous submarine movies from 49 years ago in color & WIDE.

Cinemascope which 1 year previously was responsible for the wide screen The Robe in 1953. The DVD is anamorphic but needs remastering, as aging is very apparent. The Robe has the same OAR as 20,000 and also was made in color from Cinemascope. 1953 the year that turned on people to be able to see wide rectangle movies and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was the next in 1954. Break out the everloving champagne Dom Perigion or James Bonds favorite Bollengers.
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i haven't seen this in years but i think that i will be picking this up. at first i wasn't too excited about it, but the more i think and read, it sounds to be hella cool.
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you guys freak me out with your OAP obession. It's like you've never seen it before....
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Definitely picking this up. I saw it in widescreen on TV years ago and loved it. Kirk Douglas and James Mason are the best.

After reading the review at HTF, I'm even more excited about this. It looks like Disney really pulled out all the stops for this film. An amazing amount of extras. Looks to be very thorough.

Can't wait!
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Is Disney releasing anymore Vault titles this year besides 20,000 Leagues abd
THE LOVE BUG

(I know that the Vault name is discontinued but you know what I mean)

Oh, by the way, I will also be picking this up.

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Old 05-07-03, 10:56 AM
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Songs just don't belong in a movie like this.
It has singing? Somehow, I must have blotted that terrible memory out over the years.
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Old 05-07-03, 11:41 AM
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It has singing?

Sure Kirk Douglas starts with "A whale of a Tale or two" shaking his a** singing,
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right before the monster attacks and sends another ship to the bottom of the sea.
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