Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Archives > Archives > DVD Talk Archive
Reload this Page >

Universal Screws Up NightHawks

Universal Screws Up NightHawks

 
Old 05-14-04, 01:23 PM
  #1  
Mok
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: WPB FL
Posts: 3,530
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Universal Screws Up NightHawks

Check it Out

This is a outrage I Hate Universal!
Mok is offline  
Old 05-14-04, 01:45 PM
  #2  
MSD
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: CANADA
Posts: 323
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'll be picking up my copy this weekend, i can't wait to watch it in OAR!
MSD is offline  
Old 05-14-04, 01:49 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Docking Bay 94
Posts: 14,259
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
They used the old VHS/LD soundtrack prior to music clearances? Oh, man...
bboisvert is offline  
Old 05-14-04, 01:54 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Unique New York
Posts: 4,338
Received 13 Likes on 12 Posts
Universal screwing up a release? That is unheard of!
JoeyOhhhh is offline  
Old 05-14-04, 01:59 PM
  #5  
Mok
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: WPB FL
Posts: 3,530
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Well better try to get your hands on the goodtimes release before it shoots up in price on ebay.
Mok is offline  
Old 05-14-04, 02:03 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
RichardW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Bartlesville, OK
Posts: 2,553
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Maybe we should rename this thread to be:

Universal Screws Up [Insert DVD Title Here]

That way, we can use this thread for all future releases.
RichardW is offline  
Old 05-14-04, 02:28 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,114
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by RichardW
Maybe we should rename this thread to be:

Universal Screws Up [Insert DVD Title Here]

That way, we can use this thread for all future releases.
LOL, before long there will be a "Universal DVD Problems" sub-header like "Share The Love" under DVD bargains.
freudguy is offline  
Old 05-14-04, 06:57 PM
  #8  
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 175
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'd like to point out that the linked article is incorrect in that Keith Emerson did not write "I'm a Man". It was originally performed by the Spencer Davis Group and written by Winwood/Miller.
Ted Kontos is offline  
Old 05-14-04, 06:59 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Peoples Republik of Kalifornia
Posts: 3,382
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by Mok
Well better try to get your hands on the goodtimes release before it shoots up in price on ebay.
I doubt this is a concern. There never was much demand for this title and the mere DVD commoners aren't going to see out the "better" version.
ukywyldcat is offline  
Old 05-14-04, 07:03 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Peoples Republik of Kalifornia
Posts: 3,382
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
BIN $12.99:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW


.55 cents with 3 days left:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

9.99/4 days left

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

Plenty to choose from...
ukywyldcat is offline  
Old 05-14-04, 07:43 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,687
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I guess I'll have to double dipped with this one.
sataniko is offline  
Old 05-14-04, 10:15 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Reading, PA
Posts: 1,155
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Widescreen anamorphic, more than makes up for some songs that don't really mean anything to the movie. I don't really need to hear Emerson covering Spencer David Group (unless it's just a song with the same name). I've heard Brown Sugar a million times & the third song they don't even know what it was? There are so many movies & shows that have to change music all the time. Since this isn't a musical or a movie known for a great soundtrack, who cares? Pretty In Pink was only recently released with the original soundtrack & know what? I liked the changed one better. I can't see how it's better to get a full-frame version just for 3 crappy songs that don't improve the movie- how is Brown Sugar a disco song anyway? Of course it would be nice to have every movie in it's original form (George Lucas), but can you blame Universal for not wanting to pay the Rolling Stones alot of money for a movie that most people don't know & probably won't sell huge numbers. The only thing that annoyed me was that the disc is only single-layer, and the movie is over 90 minutes.
El Kabong is offline  
Old 05-15-04, 12:26 PM
  #13  
Mok
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: WPB FL
Posts: 3,530
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I don't think it had anything to do with paying the Rolling stones for the music or other artists. Looks like they used the wrong copy of the movie to put on dvd thats what makes me angry. There are 2 prints of the movie and when it was released to VHS years ago for some reason they replaced the songs with a score. Now when it was played on Tv they used the correct track. So it was up to them to pick the right print and they screwed up.
Mok is offline  
Old 05-15-04, 04:10 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 4,688
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Well the music was used perfectly in the scenes they were in. Such as the club scene,the music added to the atmosphere and that song fit the club portion perfectly. With some crappy generic musaque thrown in over the scene,it now loses the edge it once had.

So I can see getting the original soundtrack release over the newer one. Same as getting The Godfather on the original fullframe laserdisc,or older VHS release to have the originla terric mono mix,over the shitty 5.1 only dvd.
Julie Walker is offline  
Old 05-15-04, 06:35 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Legend
 
d2cheer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 11,351
Received 244 Likes on 177 Posts
Can anyone with the new one confirm how many times Stallone shoots at the end?? There seems to have been a controversy over the ending and if it was cut or not... At least according to here anyway...

http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparison...e.php?fid=1656
d2cheer is offline  
Old 05-16-04, 12:36 AM
  #16  
DVD Talk Legend
 
d2cheer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 11,351
Received 244 Likes on 177 Posts
Originally posted by Julie Walker
Well the music was used perfectly in the scenes they were in. Such as the club scene,the music added to the atmosphere and that song fit the club portion perfectly. With some crappy generic musaque thrown in over the scene,it now loses the edge it once had.

I have the Region 4 DVD and it also has the soundtrack changed. I checked it after reading this thread(owned it for awhile had not watched it yet), and you are exactly right about the scene in the club. It does lose its edge because of the change.
d2cheer is offline  
Old 05-16-04, 01:32 AM
  #17  
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,982
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It could be worse, they could have put rap songs.
wm lopez is offline  
Old 05-16-04, 02:13 AM
  #18  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Idaho
Posts: 423
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I would rather lose some lame tunes by a bunch of old guys, then to see a action film in pan and scam. I think I will buy the Universal DVD over the Goodtimes foolscreen edition over some dumb tunes.
prince_of_saturn is offline  
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.