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Old 05-23-03, 10:12 AM
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GGGRRRRR- RE-Releases!!!

I'm so frusterated!!! I just read on DavisDVD (http://www.davisdvd.com/News/announcements.htm)
that "There's Something About Mary" is going to be re-released!! I thought the version that orginally came out was a Special Edition, with added footage.. now 15 more minutes are being added?!?!

Why do they keep doing this?
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Old 05-23-03, 10:16 AM
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The original "There's Something About Mary" isn't anamorphic.
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Old 05-23-03, 10:24 AM
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Because we're movie fans and dvd collectors.... they release them ... we buy them And I love it
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The original "There's Something About Mary" isn't anamorphic.
Not to mention that the original was release almost 5 YEARS AGO...
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I remember the original DVD release being somewhat of a big deal, because this was originally released in the DIVX format only, and only later was it released on DVD. A lot of people were upset that it wasn't initially released on DVD, possibly because they thought it might never get released on DVD. It was released when Fox didn't know what Anamorphic was, so it was inevitable that it would see a 2nd coming.

Of course, with Fox's big 'No Black Bars' push lately with the separate full-screen releases, they should call the full-screen version of this movie "There's Something LESS About Mary".
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Old 05-23-03, 01:13 PM
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Happy with the version I have. Saw it once and enjoyed it, but for the once in a blue moon I may see it, no need to spend nmore money.
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Im actually looking forward to this re-release. no grrrr from me.
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Old 05-23-03, 01:32 PM
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I never bought the original, so this will make a good fulfillment pre-order from Columbia House.
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Old 05-23-03, 02:58 PM
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Re-releases. Get used to it. It's happened with VHS, it's happening with DVD's, it's going to happen with HD-DVD, and it's going to happen with holographic daa cube's of the future.
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Old 05-23-03, 03:40 PM
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Not a thread crap, but a serious question: are there really a lot of folks that still want this? I saw it in the theater and laughed my head off with the rest of them, but then we rented later and it was like "here comes the dog joke, here comes the boob joke"

And it's not just the nature of comedies since I can watch Airplane and the like over and over, but this one just falls flat. Are there still a lot of fans?
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Originally posted by milo bloom
Are there still a lot of fans?
<-------- a fan.
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so they re-release something....big deal. squirt a few tears and get over it. as for this dvd you speak of, I have no desire to get it anyway.
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The original release did not have additional footage, and since someone asked, this is one of my all-time faves and am eagerly awaiting the new disc!

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Where are the "special uncensored" features on the original disc? Ok, we have, a kareoke scene, and 5 min worth of outtakes.
I'm looking forward to the new version.
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Old 05-23-03, 04:56 PM
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Haven't got a problem with re-releases in general other than the fact that the ones i'd like re-released the most never seem to get announced...although the Bladerunner SE may help to turn this trend
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Old 05-23-03, 05:58 PM
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Originally posted by Iron Chef
The original "There's Something About Mary" isn't anamorphic.
Only on Reg 1. Reg 2 and 4 have always been anamorphic.

I had the Reg 4 but have just sold it as I have the 2-disk Reg 1 on pre-order. I for one can't wait. This movie is an absolute classic from the Farrellys and I want the longest cut possible
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I get a little bummed when I don't wait if something I really like comes out in a better version, but overall, rereleases with more/better features and better video/audio are a good thing.

I mean, would you rather just be stuck with the old, relatively crappy version of movies (btw, if you would, then why buy the rerelease)?

If it's not something I especially like, I just skip the re-release, if it is something I really like, I purchase it gladly, happy I get all the new stuff.
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Originally posted by Crowes
Not to mention that the original was release almost 5 YEARS AGO...
So what you're saying is that every DVD released should be re-released within a 5 year period (even though they were already released as a "Special Edition")??

IMHO, it's getting ridiculous. Even though I am not a fan of it, I liked the way LOTR's many sets were released: they were annouced ahead of time!! This let the fans decide on what version they want- Why spend so much effort on releasing a DVD that's labelled SE, only to re-release a slightly different version?! T2 is doing the same thing!!
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Originally posted by kramdenfan
So what you're saying is that every DVD released should be re-released within a 5 year period (even though they were already released as a "Special Edition")??
So are you saying that studios should not revisit titles that were given a nonanamorphic release in the early days of dvd, and release them with an anamorphic transfer?

If you are happy with the dvd you already have, don't buy the re-release.....simple enough.
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Yes, this film doesn't have the magic it did on the first few viewings (probably because of the 10,000 imitations this film spawned) so the new footage is a welcome addition.

Now if only they could fix the farrelly brother's most boring and annoying commentaries.
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IMHO, you're going to want to upgrade...

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=6443
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wow... i was sitting on the fence about this one, but that review has me sold.. I'll have to get it...

MATT

damn, first t2:EE and now this!
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Old 05-27-03, 11:15 AM
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I had a chance to view some of the discs contents and if you like extras, you will undoubtedly like this re-release. Some of the extras scenes were decent but nothing great. If you really liked this movie you should pick it up. Sell the old one and pick this one up.
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