The Great Escape SE: May 25

 
Old 01-24-04, 02:33 PM
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The Great Escape SE: May 25

Here are the details and cover art.

http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?...3146&n=1&burl=

Another classic SE from MGM. Could have had a better cover art but this is a must have for McQueen fans.
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I think the cover could've been done a little bit better too... but at least it's not the Big Head cover that the first release was.

Otherwise all hell would break loose on the forum
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Pretty much identical to the R2 MGM SE. 'Twas only a matter of time, I guess.
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cool...thanks for the heads-up. I'm ready for the upgrade. the cover is fine. only a problem if I faced out my dvds.
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Pretty much identical to the R2 MGM SE. 'Twas only a matter of time, I guess.
I almost ordered the R2 several times ... guess holding off was ok!
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Finally! Been waiting for this since the R2 came out.

Like the cover except I wish they used a pic with his mouth closed. It looks freaky with his mouth open.
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SWEET!!! Time to ebay the other one!!
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Old 01-24-04, 04:18 PM
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Great movie. Not one that I would buy though.
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I almost ordered the R2 several times ... guess holding off was ok!
I hear ya Marty! I almost did the same. Great news! 'Bout time!
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Awesome news - looking forward to this one!
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Sweet! The original release has been so tempting because of it's price, but I always put off buying it because I could borrow it if I got the urge to view it.

I actually like the cover.
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Good stuff!

This will be a blind buy for me. Only SM film I own is Blob CC, so this one will be a treasure.

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Any R2'ers have you heard the commentary? Who's on it?

I doubt it could compare to the Criterion Laserdisc which had Sturges.
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With this and the Good Bad and Ugly SE...its gonna be a good May...
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Old 01-24-04, 07:35 PM
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Very nice! Time to unload my old copy. I even like the cover.
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GREAT NEWS! I hope they get the aspect ratio right this time.
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Is this the first one with a 5.1 mix or did the other release have it?
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Originally posted by LasVegasMichael
Good stuff!

This will be a blind buy for me. Only SM film I own is Blob CC, so this one will be a treasure.

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Vegas Mike, you're kidding me, right? You'll love it. Also get Sand Peebles, Papillon, Bullitt, & Le Mans if you like SM. Along with The Great Escape, his finest works IMHO.

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The first release was not 5.1
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All we need is a Robocop SE announcement and MGM is God.
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Originally posted by bigE
Vegas Mike, you're kidding me, right? You'll love it. Also get Sand Peebles, Papillon, Bullitt, & Le Mans if you like SM. Along with The Great Escape, his finest works IMHO.

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I wish I wasn't! I will definately look into the others. I totally forgot that I actually do have one other SM film: The Towering Inferno (a personal fav actually).

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Papillon is one of my all time favs....and in bad need of some better treatment, like a fat, 2disc SE.
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Papillon is one of my all time favs....and in bad need of some better treatment, like a fat, 2disc SE.
Make that a double for Towering Inferno too!

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Originally posted by LasVegasMichael
Make that a double for Towering Inferno too!

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sadly, this one is right in the middle of some very disturbing rights issues. it may be a very long time.
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From the $5.50 bin at WM to political turmoil.

Oh, the roller coaster life of a DVD.....

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