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Old 12-17-03, 05:47 PM
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The Commitments Collector's Edition

Twentieth Century Fox will be releasing 2-disc special edition of the excellent Irish movie The Commitments on March 16th.

This new set will have an anamorphic transfer and DD5.1 audio for the main feature and the following extras:

Commentary track by Alan Parker
The Making of The Commitments
The Commitments: Looking Back
Dublin Soul: The working class & changing face of Dublin
Making-of featurette
"Treat Her Right" music video with introduction by Alan Parker and Robert Arkins
theatrical trailer
Original songs by cast member:
"Before the Next Tear Drop Falls": Andrew Strong
"Taking on the World": Robert Arkins
6 TV spots
4 radio spots
still gallery

full story here.

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Old 12-17-03, 06:40 PM
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Sweeeeeet, about time.
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Don't forget the most important part...

"The movie will boast an anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 transfer..."

Finally, The Commitments gets released in OAR. That's great news!
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GREAT NEWS.

I had sold my old copy for good bucks before it was "re-released" as the same POS full-frame version, which I refused to buy.

I'll be getting this on release day. A great movie.
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Old 12-17-03, 09:38 PM
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EDIT- It was pretty shady of them to recently re-release that POS P&S version, though... knowing that this was coming.

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Hooray!! This is an all-time favorite, thank God I held out.
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Originally posted by Fielding Mellish
It was pretty shady of them to recently re-release that POS P&S version, though... knowing that this was coming.
The SE was probably brought about by the bazillion complaints they received over this year's crappy re-release.

Better late than never, Twentieth Century Fox.
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I've heard of this movie but never seen it. It might be great and all, but it just doesn't strike me as a title to get a 2-disc Special Edition treatment. Why is it getting one? Just curious, I guess. It didn't make a lot of money at the BO, did it? Just seems like if a sleeper hit (I'm guessing that's what this is) can get a 2-disc special edition, there's hope for big hits like Batman. (I know, I know, different studio, but you know what I'm saying.)

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Well Corny, I'm a huge fan of this film. I too wonder why it would get two discs though; what's there fluff up the discs with?

... unless this is Fox's new marketing tool with catalogue titles; "give them two discs and people will buy". You know, kinda like Universal and its catalogue titles getting dts.

I will say this though; it's an incredibly enjoyable film, one that can be watched again and again with no loss of satisfaction. One of the best soundtracks ever and an incredibly sharp script. At least rent it Crnelius; I bet you a buck you won't regret it.

P.S. Batman SE is coming out when the Nolan film is released.
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Thank god I almost caved in and bought the fullscreen copy.
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Crap! I love this movie and broke down and bought the last release. Damn.... er, anyone want to buy a collector's item?
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I'll buy this once again.

Great flick.
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glad I didnt buy the current version! I cant wait to see it again with the DTS and all!!! nice....

I listen to my CD a lot! the music is great.
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
Well Corny, I'm a huge fan of this film. I too wonder why it would get two discs though; what's there fluff up the discs with?
Most promising is the fact that there aren't any special features on disc 1 -- meaning (hopefully) all that space can be devoted to presenting an incredible image.

The link, of course, has a full accounting of the special features on disc 2.

Maybe, probably, they could have squeezed everything onto a single disc, but if the picture quality benefits, I'm glad they went with separate discs.
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