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Oscar noms push City of God DVD back to June!!!

Oscar noms push City of God DVD back to June!!!

 
Old 01-28-04, 08:35 PM
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Oscar noms push City of God DVD back to June!!!

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Buena Vista have kindly got in touch with us regarding a delay for the region one release of City of God which stars the likes of Jefechander Suplino, Alice Braga and Emerson Gomes. The film was originally scheduled for a release on the 17th February, although it has now been put back until the 8th June this year. Presumably this has something to do with the recent Oscar nominations. The retail price will remain at $29.99. For a few more details, please refer to the related article at the bottom of this page.



all i can say is.. MOTHERF#@$ER! first Ed Wood and now City of God (which should've been released on DVD 6 months ago!). i can understand that they want to capitalize on the Oscar nominations but JUNE?! how about mid-march? that'd be time enough to add whatever slogans they want on the cover, whether it is "NOMINATED FOR 4 OSCARS" or "WINNER OF BLA BLA BLA OSCAR"... ARGH! June.. that's almost 1 year after it came out in theaters.. and wouldn't it possibly sell better if it's released around the Oscars, when press is at it's peak?

sigh...
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I'm starting to get a little irked, to put it mildly, with Buena Vista...
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How is this a good idea? Is the film getting a theatrical rerelease? If not, why would they do this? If anything right now would be the BEST time to have this film out because now people might want to see it. I was dying to see this a year ago, but unfortunately it played in about 2 theaters. Argh...Disney, to hell.
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I just read that too! SHIT

that is so freakin annoying! argh!

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well, harvey said that he would put it in 350 this week and 500 by next week, still only the art theaters in my area.
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Sorry to say, but I got the region 2 about 4 months ago.....
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Damn, I was going to rent this when it came out, since all the attention it received from the Academy...so this just sucks.
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Old 01-28-04, 09:29 PM
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You figure that the extra delay and the fact that it got 4 Oscar nominations - it'll be at least a 2-disc set.

We'll see.

It'll probably still be the basic DVD we were always expecting, making the extra long wait totally useless.
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Originally posted by Coral
You figure that the extra delay and the fact that it got 4 Oscar nominations - it'll be at least a 2-disc set.

We'll see.

It'll probably still be the basic DVD we were always expecting, making the extra long wait totally useless.
I doubt it. They probably just want to reprint the front covers with a bunch of Oscar blurps on it. I realy realy "hate", yes "hate" Disney. I wish someone would do a "Dogma" (the scene from the film, you know which one I mean) on them.
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I just recieved my R4 City of God and is amazing. Forget Buena Vista. They have screwed with us too much.
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This is the final straw! Region free, here I come! Can anyone recommend a nice, affordable player?
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Old 01-28-04, 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by Sean Cullen
This is the final straw! Region free, here I come! Can anyone recommend a nice, affordable player?
My Cyberhome CH-500 is pretty good for a region-free player(although I don't know if it fares well with a home theatre, not having one myself), and it was only $80.
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Old 01-28-04, 10:33 PM
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Originally posted by Sean Cullen
This is the final straw! Region free, here I come!
AMEN to that!!

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Yup, region free is the way to go. Both the UK and Brazil have released nice editions of CITY OF GOD.
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Originally posted by Sean Cullen
This is the final straw! Region free, here I come! Can anyone recommend a nice, affordable player?

Philips 727 available from Amazon for about $75 with free shipping. Simple one-time remote hack makes it region-free forever, and it handles PAL conversion very well.
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What did people think the Oscars were for?

I mean seriously...
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now why didn't miramaxe give more respect to this movie when was actually in theaters. looking at boxofficemojo.com, its maximum amount of theaters is 120.
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F@*$ YOU MIRAMAX!!!
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Got the UK DVD 3 or 4 months ago... absolutely brilliant movie... I think I put it #22 all time on my list. This delay really sucks for those waiting to see it though. If it gets rereleased in theaters (I assume this would be the main reason for the DVD delay), I may actually go to see it there just for the experience... such an amazing film.
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Haven't seen it yet, so this one doesn't really bother me. At least it's only a few more months and not indefinitely
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WHAT. THE. HELL!!!!!!!!! Stupid freakin bastards. Roy, burn the house of mouse down. Walt would be frickin embarassed by all this crap.
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The disappointment, frustration and anger inside of me can not be displayed just by a forum for this as well as Ed Wood. The only thing I can do is
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This is getting annyoing. February was a highly anticipated month for DVD releases for me

City of God
American Splendor
Lost in Translation
Ed Wood
Kill Bill vol 1

Oh well, 2 out of 5 aint bad
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Old 01-29-04, 10:58 AM
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Originally posted by DealMan
This is getting annyoing. February was a highly anticipated month for DVD releases for me

City of God
American Splendor
Lost in Translation
Ed Wood
Kill Bill vol 1

Oh well, 2 out of 5 aint bad
Yep, not to mention that it's confirmed that MGM's Berman Boxset is non-anamorphic (4 out of 5 widescreen titles).

This last week has been extremely dissapointing with regards to DVDs.

I wonder if Dirty Pretty Things will see a delay as well.
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