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Les Miserables Superbit - Any news?

Old 09-20-04, 04:17 PM
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Les Miserables Superbit - Any news?

As last reported in this thread, the Superbit of Les Miserables in Concert was pulled because some dumbass put the THEATRICAL MOVIE on the disc instead of the concert. Obviously, i twas recalled before it was even released.

Is there any word on if and when it will be [re]released?
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Old 09-29-04, 06:46 PM
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i don't know... but buy.com has it coming out in december 31, 2004.

who knows? i am very interested in this as well.
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Old 09-29-04, 06:48 PM
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I've almost given up on this, but I'd love a copy.
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Old 09-29-04, 07:23 PM
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I was just thinking about this the other day. I'll be snapping this up the day it gets released... IF it ever gets released.
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Old 09-29-04, 08:11 PM
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Funny, I just thought about this the other day as well (as I was listening to the CD set of the concert).

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Old 09-29-04, 08:23 PM
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damn... this conversation just got me to buy the french cd set... created an account at amazon.fr... bought a couple different versions.
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I gave up and bought an original copy of the DVD from a Canadian site. Got me an official R1 version and everything.
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Old 09-30-04, 01:45 PM
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an upcoming 2-Disc UK edition has the concert and a second disc comprised of:

55min documentary entitled "Stage By Stage" Featuring Interviews With Cameron Mackintosh, Alain Boublil And Claude Michel Schonberg
Commemorative Booklet

can't seem to find any DVD specs on this but I would assume it's Dolby Digital and of course, it's in PAL.
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Old 10-01-04, 01:54 PM
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Originally posted by young
i don't know... but buy.com has it coming out in december 31, 2004.
Those sites have got to be wrong as the 31st is a FRIDAY!!!
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Old 10-02-04, 01:16 AM
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Dammit, I read the topic and was hoping it WAS the theatrical film.


Sigh.
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Old 10-03-04, 01:13 AM
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Considering that Columbia Tristar holds the rights to the movie, why don't they just release it. I watched the movie in the theater in 1998 and enjoyed it.
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Old 10-03-04, 06:15 PM
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I have the original DVD. Not the best pic quality.

How was this recorded? Film? Hi-Def? Lower-rez video?

Wondering if an eventual Blu-ray version would be worthwhile.
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Old 10-03-04, 10:40 PM
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superbit would be cool. I got mine from amazon.ca and the audio is okay but the video is not very good.
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Old 10-04-04, 01:10 AM
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Originally posted by Giles
an upcoming 2-Disc UK edition has the concert and a second disc comprised of:

55min documentary entitled "Stage By Stage" Featuring Interviews With Cameron Mackintosh, Alain Boublil And Claude Michel Schonberg
Commemorative Booklet

can't seem to find any DVD specs on this but I would assume it's Dolby Digital and of course, it's in PAL.
If I could get 5.1 sound and 1.78:1 anamorphic video confirmed I'd probably (a little afraid of PAL speedup on this one) get it but no site seems to have this information.
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Old 11-25-04, 01:18 AM
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I just was about to buy the DVD of the concert from Amazon, thinking it it must have finally been released. Good thing I read this thread again... it's the Superbit that had the big screwup then? If the PQ on the current DVD isn't that great, I guess I'll continute waiting.

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Old 09-28-07, 01:34 AM
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Has anyone heard ANYTHING about this? I found this on Amazon with some user pics of the case and disc. The last I heard was they mistakenly pressed the discs with the 1998 Liam Neeson version, though the discs and cases had the correct info on them. Any truth to that rumor?

Hell, at this rate, I might as well wait for the Blueray version...
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Old 09-28-07, 02:23 AM
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Ha, just saw that I'm the OP. I guess I really am the only one interested...
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Old 09-28-07, 06:42 AM
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I've had this one for a couple years:

http://www.dvdheaven.com/



Mine looks like it has the exact same disc but I don't have the booklet interior with all the lyrics like this one.
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Old 09-28-07, 10:47 AM
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How is the picture and sound? Is it really widescreen or did they just chop the top and bottom off?
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Old 09-28-07, 10:50 AM
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Wasn't the "Superbit" series discontinued?
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Originally Posted by vcuram
Wasn't the "Superbit" series discontinued?
Not in 2004 when this thread was originally posted.
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Old 09-28-07, 12:29 PM
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How is the picture and sound? Is it really widescreen or did they just chop the top and bottom off?
It's 16:9, OAR. Fullscreen chops off the sides. The sound is terrific.
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Old 09-29-07, 09:32 AM
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I believe sam goody dot com has the 2 disc dvd for around $60. I was looking for this for my g/f. When I searched and clicked on the link they showed the single disk and it was not available, but to the side they had the other version. No idea if its region 1 or not. Hope this helps some.
Edit: just checked & ordered. It's region 3

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Old 09-29-07, 04:23 PM
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Got my email conformation!!! If you're unsure about ordering from outside the us, this might be a good idea. $66 including tax+ shipping. Thanks for bringing the thread back from the dead! Was watching this with the g/f on PBS last week and they were giving away VHS copies with a membership.
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Old 09-29-07, 05:01 PM
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It was $26 from DVD Heaven. I'd rather take my chances with South Korea (and I'm not worried) and save $40.

Thanks for the link!
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