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The Passion Of The Christ --> Aug. 31

Old 05-11-04, 01:47 PM
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I'm in, ready to sell up and double dip.
In that case I have some land I'd like to sell you.
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Old 05-11-04, 04:33 PM
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The hi-res DVD Cover Art can be found here:

http://media.dvd.ign.com/media/682/6...g_2121667.html
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Old 05-11-04, 06:14 PM
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Jeez. Big heads again. *


























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Old 05-12-04, 09:18 AM
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Originally posted by Hendrik
...erm... Criterion comes to mind...

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I think my operative word was *mainstream*. 'Passion' DVD sales will easily be in the millions - I can't think of any Criterion that you could say that about.
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Old 05-12-04, 03:02 PM
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Originally posted by MrN
...'Passion' DVD sales will easily be in the millions - I can't think of any Criterion that you could say that about.
...erm... "Armageddon" ?...

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Old 05-13-04, 01:56 AM
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Originally posted by Hendrik
...erm... "Armageddon" ?...

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Not to pick a fight with you, but you need to read my original post a little more closely. I was trying to think of a previous barebones release that had a SRP as high as this one. The Criterion Armageddon, while mainstream, would hardly be called barebones.
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Old 06-13-04, 06:57 PM
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Why isn't the studio releasing any details of a "Special Edition". I would like to see a 3 to 4 disc set on this, as this was certainly one of the best movies in some time to be chronciled. There is so much information out there. If they only pulled a "New Line" and said, "yes, we are releasing the DVD on Aug. 31, but be aware that we are also planning a more elaborate special edition as we speak."
This is one title were Special Features are needed greatly
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Old 06-13-04, 07:43 PM
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15 bucks says jesus aint happy about studios double dipping
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Old 06-13-04, 07:50 PM
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Originally posted by Dalvin
Why isn't the studio releasing any details of a "Special Edition". I would like to see a 3 to 4 disc set on this, as this was certainly one of the best movies in some time to be chronciled. There is so much information out there. If they only pulled a "New Line" and said, "yes, we are releasing the DVD on Aug. 31, but be aware that we are also planning a more elaborate special edition as we speak."
This is one title were Special Features are needed greatly
They did say that. I can't find a link to a specific article, but at the time of the announcement for the disc it was well-publicized that there will be an expansive special edition probably around Easter or Christmas of next year.
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Old 06-14-04, 04:09 AM
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To coincide with this release, South Park is releasing their episode "The Passion of the Jew" on dvd the same day.

Also on the disc are the religious themed episodes "Christian Rock Hard", and "Red Hot Catholic Love".
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Old 06-14-04, 06:03 AM
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Originally posted by BlackBeauty92
the thing is, i can't believe that they're trying to milk in on "church people"

this is a movie about Christ & they still treat it as a merchandise...
talk about respect

i dunno, maybe i'm hoping too much or maybe being too sensitive
i love what they are doing. the more they can milk this the more it shows that they just want money. it lessens the reason of christianity more and more. religion is supposed to be a personal thing, but now it's nothing more than a marketing ploy and a play on peoples emotions.
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Old 06-14-04, 08:38 AM
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I'll just wait for the SE
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Old 06-14-04, 10:27 AM
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This is some of the most absurd, ridiculous drivel I've heard. You can't believe they're trying to milk in on "church people." Hmmm, a movie about the crucifixion of the Christ and they're actually targeting church people. Wow! That IS odd.

And somehow releasing two different versions of a DVD about said Crucifixion actually "lessens the reason of Christianity more and more." Have any of you actually seen the film, cause if so, you obviously didn't "get it."
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Old 06-14-04, 01:12 PM
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Originally posted by Admiral7
This is some of the most absurd, ridiculous drivel I've heard. You can't believe they're trying to milk in on "church people." Hmmm, a movie about the crucifixion of the Christ and they're actually targeting church people. Wow! That IS odd.

And somehow releasing two different versions of a DVD about said Crucifixion actually "lessens the reason of Christianity more and more." Have any of you actually seen the film, cause if so, you obviously didn't "get it."
Agreed. Questioning the validity of the christian faith because a dvd is being released in two versions?

Not even worth responding to.

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Old 06-15-04, 07:35 PM
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Originally posted by Static Cling
Widescreen is optional. Is it just the extra space on the disc that fullscreen takes up that bothers you?
I do remember that the fullscreen is a separate DVD, but it takes up space that should be filled with DTS.

Why I'm against a fullscreen release of The Passion is because it's a film that should NEVER be shown in fullscreen. It'll have way too much of a different impact if shown in fullscreen. This is why I hope when it makes it's TV debut that it's shown in hi-def anamorohic.
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Old 08-23-04, 09:48 PM
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Ok so it's Aug 31st that this movie is coming out. Does anyone have the specs?
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Old 08-24-04, 12:53 AM
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the passion of the jew comes out the same doesn't it???

i'll be renting both either way.
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Old 08-24-04, 01:03 AM
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I, too, am going to wait for an SE. This film certainly deserves a 2D SE treatment, and I'm sure it will be well worth the wait.
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Old 08-24-04, 01:12 AM
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Originally posted by Get Me Coffee
Ok so it's Aug 31st that this movie is coming out. Does anyone have the specs?
Seperate widescreen/fullscreen discs (this movie SHOULD NOT BE SEEN IN FOOLSCREEN. It ruins it) with DTS and trailers.

That's it.
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Old 08-24-04, 01:35 AM
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Releases like this make a huge case for renting (ala Netflix) that a lot of DVD collectors are so against.
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Old 08-24-04, 03:23 AM
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Originally posted by LasVegasMichael
I, too, am going to wait for an SE. This film certainly deserves a 2D SE treatment, and I'm sure it will be well worth the wait.
Ditto.
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Old 08-24-04, 05:46 AM
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I bet the average church goer will buy FULL SCREEN.
And the average non-believer will buy WIDE SCREEN.
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Old 08-24-04, 06:00 AM
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Originally posted by wm lopez
I bet the average church goer will buy FULL SCREEN.
And the average non-believer will buy WIDE SCREEN.
Why?
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Old 08-24-04, 07:42 AM
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I won't answer for wm lopez, but just as this was a film that marketed itself to people who don't see many movies, I would guess this will be many people's first DVD purchase. Plenty of these first timer buyers won't be educated on the benefits of widescreen (or like so many, won't care), and will just buy the full screen disc because "it fills up my TV."
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Old 08-24-04, 08:18 AM
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Originally posted by LasVegasMichael
I, too, am going to wait for an SE. This film certainly deserves a 2D SE treatment, and I'm sure it will be well worth the wait.
Here here. I'm holding out for the special edition too. Awesome film, and the story behind its production (and the controversy surrounding its release) is worthy of a disc all to itself.
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