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Old 06-26-04, 11:08 PM
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Yeah !!!!!!!!!!!!! - Duel is coming back

Duel (1971) The DVD that was released in limited quantities and then pulled for who knows what reason.


I just got an email from Amazon stating:

This item will be released on August 17, 2004

Oh Happy Days !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
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Old 06-26-04, 11:57 PM
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yep this has already been posted a few times. this fall is going to be hell on my wallet
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i still think this is an anomaly as DVD Talk took it off their release list.
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Old 06-27-04, 07:58 PM
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OH NO! I'm not falling for this again. I'll believe it when I trip over it at Best Buy.
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Old 06-27-04, 10:18 PM
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Here's hoping...
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Old 06-28-04, 02:17 AM
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Originally posted by scott1598
i still think this is an anomaly as DVD Talk took it off their release list.
It's listed on Universal's site and is available for pre-order just about everywhere.
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It will be nice to own this DVD again. I was lucky enough to get a copy from Amazon last year before they sold out, but decided to sell it for a profit after watching it once. Figured it would eventually get released.
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Old 06-28-04, 05:37 AM
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Got one of the few that slipped through last time, it really is an excellent DVD.
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Old 06-28-04, 05:50 AM
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already got it!
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Old 06-28-04, 06:50 AM
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Originally posted by QuiGonJosh
already got it!
I had it but could not resist the temptation to make some serious money on a $14.00 dvd that I knew would be released in the future. Believe I sold my copy last year for around $75.00.
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Old 07-11-04, 03:35 PM
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I checked Deep Discount Dvd to pre-order this and it isn't listed.
Will this be available on August 17th or not?
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Old 07-11-04, 05:53 PM
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Originally posted by davey_4964
I checked Deep Discount Dvd to pre-order this and it isn't listed.
Will this be available on August 17th or not?
Its up on all the other sites i usually check (dvdempire, digitaleyes, etc.) so i would expect it to be released. Maybe you should pre-order it from amazon, just in case it gets cancelled again
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Old 07-11-04, 06:06 PM
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This is going to be the 90 minute version right?
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Old 07-11-04, 08:16 PM
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Originally posted by Rammsteinfan
This is going to be the 90 minute version right?
Yup...at least the one that came out last year was, and this is apparently the same disc.
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Old 07-11-04, 08:22 PM
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It's about freakin' time. I was so inspired by this movie when I saw it on t.v. back in 1979 and I was only 9 years old. I haven't seen this in years, but I do recall it had some pretty innovative camera shots for it's time.
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Old 07-12-04, 12:15 AM
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I just recieved an email from Deep Discount Dvd saying DUEL is not available for ordering.
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Old 07-12-04, 09:11 PM
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I know it's a TV movie, but any chance it might be getting an anamorphic presentation? Does anybody know if it was shot on a film stock that's suitable for an anamorphic showing?
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oh well...a gone it goes again!!!
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Why is this movie so sought after and highly coveted anyway? It wasn't that great of a movie...by today's, yesteryear's, and critical standards. Someone please tell me.
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Originally posted by scott1598
Why is this movie so sought after and highly coveted anyway? It wasn't that great of a movie...by today's, yesteryear's, and critical standards. Someone please tell me.
Got to agree, apart from getting Spielberg's career off the ground, it really isn't all that great. I certainly don't think it's worth owning and watching more than once.
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Why is this movie so sought after and highly coveted anyway? It wasn't that great of a movie...by today's, yesteryear's, and critical standards. Someone please tell me.
Because a lot of people disagree with you?
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Originally posted by scott1598
Why is this movie so sought after and highly coveted anyway? It wasn't that great of a movie...by today's, yesteryear's, and critical standards. Someone please tell me.
We can certainly agree to disagree, but I thought it was a great movie. I think it built up quite a bit of tension as the chase went on and of course never seeing the driver is what really nails it. The most memorable scene for me is when he is sleeping by the railroad tracks and the train wakes him up.
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Old 07-13-04, 09:48 AM
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Originally posted by scott1598
Why is this movie so sought after and highly coveted anyway? It wasn't that great of a movie...by today's, yesteryear's, and critical standards. Someone please tell me.
Well, I suppose the answer is that what you are stating is YOUR opinion, and not everyone elses.

Your statement about standards is very questionable.

* Today's -- Many people find this to be an enjoyable thriller, even "today". Especially for a made for TV film.

* Yesteryear's -- How many 1970s made for TV films are of a higher standard than Duel?

* Critical -- this was a very well-received film, both with audiences and critics.
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Old 07-13-04, 12:53 PM
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Originally posted by scott1598
oh well...a gone it goes again!!!

What i don't understand is why DUEL is available for pre-ordering at alot of online sites but Deep Discount Dvd is telling me that it isn't available.
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