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Old 03-23-04, 08:39 AM
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USA Today Article RE: "spruced-up DVDs"

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...d-extras_x.htm

I thought this was a nice article. I always enjoy receiving bonus goodies with my DVDs (at a reasonable cost).
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Old 03-23-04, 09:12 AM
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Jesus they're putting a lot of effort into Showgirls... Worder how it'll pan out for MGM.
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As far as Showgirls goes, I'll be there on release date picking it up, provided they give me an anamorphic transfer this time. I never bought the Scarface box set, but I'm tempted to. Even though these sets get very expensive, I think it's a good thing that they offer these "extras" to the collectors, as long as they still have the standard release for everyone else.
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Is the new Showgirls going to be available separately from the boxed set?
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Yes, Showgirls will be available separately from the box set, just like Scarface. Personally, I think I'll look great in those pasties. J/K . . . I'll pass on the box set, and will probably only get the movie because my cousin is in it (not one of his film choices).
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Old 03-23-04, 10:21 AM
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This basically an idea that was used every now and then for VHS tapes in the pre-DVD days. I still have my Fargo snowglobes.....
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Old 03-23-04, 10:23 AM
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I might get the SE of Showgirls just so I can make my girlfriend wear the pasties.
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maybe the shot glasses are for the showgirls drinking game
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I would rather have special features than pasties.
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Pasties are a special feature!
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Old 03-23-04, 01:37 PM
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OMG i can't believe that Showgirls collectors set,if only MGM could put that kind of effort into some of there better movies(not that i hate showgirls,its great campy fun and i own the dvd but i think there resources might have been better served on worthier projects)
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Maybe I'm in the minority... but I have ZERO interest in this additional crap. I want movies with great pic/sound quality, and tons of special features. The "memorabilia" stuff is something I don't want.
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OMG i can't believe that Showgirls collectors set,if only MGM could put that kind of effort into some of there better movies
I'll second that idea!
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Old 03-23-04, 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by Spanky BananaPants
provided they give me an anamorphic transfer this time.
Actually, I would like a FULL screen version of the film (which actually has more lower nudity in a scene) plus an anamorphic widescreen image.
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Next up: Boogie Night's Collector's Set, including your very own prosthetic...
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Hmm...I'll definitely pick up the Showgirls set provided there is an anamorphic transfer this time.
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Any guesses as to how fast the Showgirls: V.I.P. Edition box set ends up remaindered for $19.98 (or less)?
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I would have loved to been in on the meeting when they were thinking up these bonus goodies.
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Originally posted by NEUMANN
OMG i can't believe that Showgirls collectors set,if only MGM could put that kind of effort into some of there better movies...
To think that MGMs Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring DVDs have terrible non-anamorphic transfers - even though these films are on most critics Top 100 list.

Makes me wanna cry.
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i think ill just stick with my regular Showgirls disc...the movies campy fun...but it aint worth a double dip...
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Oh man, oh man, oh man. That Showgirls set is so much better than I ever dreamed it would be. I feel a little dizzy with excitement. Hell yeah I double dip for that. I am just sad I have to wait until July. I am anxious for that right NOW.
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I totally agree with you, bboisvert. I didn't pick up the Scarface Gift Set because I really didn't need a money clip with someone else's initials on it, and I could care less about the original Scarface movie. I wouldn't really expect classy packaging for something like "Showgirls" but c'mon, that stuff is just plain stupid. Is someone really gonna shell out the extra cash for some stupid pasties and "Showgirls" shot glasses? Are they really? . . . really?
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Originally posted by Admiral7
I totally agree with you, bboisvert. I didn't pick up the Scarface Gift Set because I really didn't need a money clip with someone else's initials on it, and I could care less about the original Scarface movie. I wouldn't really expect classy packaging for something like "Showgirls" but c'mon, that stuff is just plain stupid. Is someone really gonna shell out the extra cash for some stupid pasties and "Showgirls" shot glasses? Are they really? . . . really?
I want that stupid box set, thank you very much Mr. Snob.
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I definately don't have interest in the special items like Scarface's money clip. I like it when in rare circumstances there is a great score, like Suspiria, and they include the cd of said score, except they should include a track listing which Anchor Bay doesn't. But Universal lost the sale to me on Scarface for the time being. I want to replace my original Scarface DVD with the horrible transfer, but I want both the 1932 and the 80s version. I will not pay extra for a crap box and money clip though. They need to release the original Scarface separately ASAP.
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