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Old 01-24-04, 11:41 PM
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Darby O'Gill and the Little People??

I read in a post on here that Disney was planning to release it this year...I checked Disney's site and can't find anything... Does anybody have any info or know when it will be released??thanks..
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Old 01-25-04, 07:26 AM
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This is one of MY most-wanted films still to be released on DVD. My mum-in-law's, too. I hope a release for this year is true!
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Old 01-25-04, 09:14 AM
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I got it from here under Jan. 18

http://ultimatedisney.com/

"This re-release is just one of a number of classic live action Disney titles hitting store shelves in 2004. Look for Darby O'Gill and the Little People, the original Freaky Friday, Dr. Syn, Alias The Scarecrow, and a 50th Anniversary Davy Crockett DVD containing both Davy Crockett and the River Pirates and Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier films."
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Old 01-25-04, 10:44 PM
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My wife wants this one SO much - I want to get it for her.

WHEN WHEN?
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Old 01-26-04, 04:31 AM
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I just hope Disney doesn't do another P&S butchering of this title, like they have on similar live-action catalog DVDs.
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Old 01-26-04, 03:20 PM
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im really hoping it comes out in a two disc special edition like 'the love bug' or '20000 leagues under the sea'..yeah right, like that will happen
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Old 01-26-04, 04:59 PM
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Fresh - remember, the Vault Disney collection included, Swiss Family, Old Yeller, Parent Trap and Pollyanna. I personally feel the two Haley Mills features are on par with Darby O'Gill. Let's hope they do release it as a two disc. Something tells me though that Sean Connery has a big say in this being released.
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Old 01-26-04, 05:06 PM
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Originally posted by Tigger
Fresh - remember, the Vault Disney collection included, Swiss Family, Old Yeller, Parent Trap and Pollyanna. I personally feel the two Haley Mills features are on par with Darby O'Gill. Let's hope they do release it as a two disc. Something tells me though that Sean Connery has a big say in this being released.
Too bad Disney discontinued Vault Disney
Line. 20,000 Leagues was one of the last Vault Disney though it was not packaged as such.
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Old 01-26-04, 05:20 PM
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This is something that I would wish would be included...I caught it on the Di$ney channel once when they used to show that kind of stuff. I would be really suprised if they did include it, but would it really kill them?
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I'm personally waiting for Dr. Syn Alias The Scarecrow. It's gotta come out sometime.
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Old 01-26-04, 08:24 PM
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Originally posted by kajs
This is something that I would wish would be included...I caught it on the Di$ney channel once when they used to show that kind of stuff. I would be really suprised if they did include it, but would it really kill them?
It would be GREAT if they included that! And OAR of course for the movie!
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Old 01-26-04, 08:42 PM
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Originally posted by DIVX Rulz
I got it from here under Jan. 18

http://ultimatedisney.com/

"This re-release is just one of a number of classic live action Disney titles hitting store shelves in 2004. Look for Darby O'Gill and the Little People, the original Freaky Friday, Dr. Syn, Alias The Scarecrow, and a 50th Anniversary Davy Crockett DVD containing both Davy Crockett and the River Pirates and Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier films."
Well, Darby O'Gill and The Scarecrow are good news, but why is Davy Crockett a big deal? This was already released as part of the Walt Disney Treasures Collection.
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Old 01-26-04, 09:47 PM
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Originally posted by kajs
This is something that I would wish would be included...
That would be sweet. Actually, Disney has a history of including this sort of stuff on their LDs/DVDs, so maybe we can hope...
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Old 01-28-04, 07:07 PM
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Do you think it is even possible they'll release it 1.75:1, or will this almost certainly get a 1.33:1 treatment?
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Old 07-14-04, 10:59 PM
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Coming Aug. 3 (for those who might not know).

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Old 07-14-04, 11:34 PM
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Ughh...horrible coverart. It's look like Sean Connery and Janet Munroe doing a ad for a toothpaste company.

http://www.ultimatedisney.com/images/darby-lg.jpg
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Old 07-15-04, 12:53 AM
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I don't hate the cover. Don't love it, either. I can live with it, as long as it is a good dvd. Must say that Connery looks particularly swarthy in that pic.
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Old 07-15-04, 04:32 PM
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P&S or OAR or open matte?
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Old 07-16-04, 12:18 AM
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Most of the speculation about this release is that it will be open matte. There is very little chance it will be OAR. As usual, we will have to wait until the day it is released to know for sure.
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I have always loved this one and can't wait to get it. Too bad not even Disney makes family movies like they did back when this was made.
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Old 07-16-04, 10:10 AM
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I don't see how there is a "very little chance of OAR." A bunch of old Disney live action that came out on July 6th were in their OAR. Never a Dull Moment, Hot Lead & Cold Feet, and The North Ave. Irregulars all came 16x9, but then again its hit or miss with Disney. I just can't believe no online stores have any details less than 3 weeks from release.
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Old 07-16-04, 10:47 AM
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Someone on the Ultimate Disney site said that they had it already and that it is full frame open mat





http://www.ultimatedisney.com/forum/...r=asc&start=20
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Old 07-16-04, 02:38 PM
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Good info, Classic Films (and ultimate disney of course).

Ok, open matte purchase, here I still come.
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Old 08-10-04, 01:21 AM
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Per the Review of the film at the ultimatedisney.com

For once, Disney has made a point of giving out clear aspect ratio information. So as not to dissuade fans who cried foul at the sound of "fullscreen," Disney has included a one-sided color insert with a note stating "DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE is presented as it was originally shot, in a 1.33:1 aspect ratio. When released to theaters in 1959, the studio recommended projecting the image at 1.75:1, to satisfy the public's growing appetite for widescreen movies. To give the illusion of this wider image, theaters often needed to crop films at that time, and some of the picture was not seen. The following presentation has not been cropped, and none of the original image has been lost."

The back of the package also specifies "Presented as Originally Filmed in 1959 - Fullscreen (1.33:1)." From this clarification and the rest of this month's releases, it certainly appears that the studio is making a wholehearted effort to release their catalogue titles to DVD in their original aspect ratio.


Has anyone actually bought this yet? I have not seen it anywhere in a B&M.

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Old 08-10-04, 02:55 AM
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I've looked everywhere, but no luck...its driving me crazy...i found the black hole at future shop in vancouver and was hoping to find darby there as i hadn't seen 'the black hole' at any other store i had been to...nothing, though....damn damn damn!!!!
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