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Old 09-30-04, 01:23 PM
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Amityville Horror Special Edition???

Any word on a Amityville Horror SE? I'd really love a good SE of this flick!
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Old 09-30-04, 01:39 PM
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Probably in conjunction with the remakes release in theaters or DVD.
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ahh...whens that supposed to be released?
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Old 09-30-04, 06:17 PM
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Old 12-29-04, 10:32 AM
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DVDEmpire has a Collector's set of the first three films up for preorder: http://www.dvdempire.com/Exec/v4_ite...item_id=654992

Any ideas about the bonus disk and if the original is just gonna be a repack? Can't seem to find any other info on it.
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Old 12-29-04, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by matome
DVDEmpire has a Collector's set of the first three films up for preorder: http://www.dvdempire.com/Exec/v4_ite...item_id=654992

Any ideas about the bonus disk and if the original is just gonna be a repack? Can't seem to find any other info on it.
Meh. probably a repack when it comes to bonus materials from MGM they tend to fall short when they release their movies on dvd.
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Old 12-29-04, 11:41 AM
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Well, it comes with a bonus disc, so I'd presume it's just the original releases + bonus disc. Typical cheap thing to do for MGM.
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Old 12-29-04, 11:52 AM
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I hope that box set has an SE, but I doubt it.
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Old 12-29-04, 12:13 PM
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According to MGM's retail website, the first Amityville Horror is the same non-anamorphic disc release from a while ago. II & III are anamorphic.

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Old 12-29-04, 04:53 PM
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That is pretty weak, but expected I guess. I'll have to wait and see what's on the bonus disk before I get that box set.
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Old 12-29-04, 07:55 PM
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MGM Home Entertainment has announced the Amityville Horror Special Edition Giftset which includes The Amityville Horror, the original blood-curdling tale about a Long Island home possessed by demonic spirits starring James Brolin, along with the prequel Amityville II: The Possession and the bone-chilling Amityville 3-D. On top of that, the set will also include Amityville Confidential, an exclusive bonus disc featuring an all-new examination of this infamous haunted house. Featuring an optional video intro and audio commentary by parapsychologist Dr. Hans Holzer, The Amityville Horror DVD also includes a new documentary entitled “For God’s Sake, Get Out!,” a sneak peek of the upcoming remake of The Amityville Horror, seven radio spots and the original theatrical trailer. The Amityville Confidential bonus disc comes haunted with sinister documentaries, including Amityville: The Hoax? and Amityville: The Haunting. The Amityville II: The Possession and Amityville 3-D discs will both feature the original theatrical trailer. The films themselves will each be presented in anamorphic widescreen along with English Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks, with the exception of Amityville 2 which will include an English Mono track only. You'll be able to own the set from the 5th April, priced at around $39.96. Individual titles will also be available for $14.95.
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Meh. I'll probably have to pick this up. Looks like a decent enough boxed set. It's really too bad MGM didn't make a new edition of the original; 2-disc with an anamorphic transfer.
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Old 12-29-04, 09:21 PM
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They should have released Amityville with the Confidential disc as a 2-Disc. I mean I like 2 & 3,but rather just own the 4th disc,and new Amityville disc. I guess I'll be picking up the "SE" Box Set.
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Yay!
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Old 12-30-04, 10:12 AM
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Looks like a great set.

Regarding AMITYVILLE 3-D, I doubt the DVD will include any sort of 3-D version. The film was released theatrically in polarized, clear glasses 3-D and was one of the more effective of the 20 or so new 3-D movies released in the 1980's wave. Since they can't replicate polarized 3-D easily at home, the only choices are a simple anaglyph (red/blue glasses) conversion, which are always insulting to the original. The R2 DVD contains an anaglyph version and it is beyond unwatchable. While the original polarized version had excellent depth, great gimmick shots and normal color, the DVD version is a blurry, double imaged mess with little depth, gimmicks that don't work and distorted color. Trust me, you don't want to see the film this way. It looks NOTHING like the original 3-D version.

The only other choice is a field sequential version requiring a $30 pair of LCD shutter glasses. This format can better approximate what the original version looks like, with normal color, great depth and gimmicks, but it has its limitations and you've got to have the set up, so MGM can't just enclose a pair of cardboard glases and be done with it.

Since no major studio has yet released a 3-D feature on DVD with an field sequential format option (stupid since many many titles are out there in bootleg form already, mostly ripped from 15 year old Japanese vidediscs) I don't think MGM is going to do it here either. At least the modified 2-D flat version will finally be in the OAR of 2:35 to 1 on US home video though. Plus, the rest of the set should be great and the price is right so I'll pick it up for sure.
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Well I guess I will pick this up then, since the first one is Anamorphic, and the documentaries seem pretty interesting.
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MGM Home Entertainment has announced the Amityville Horror Special Edition Giftset which includes The Amityville Horror, the original blood-curdling tale about a Long Island home possessed by demonic spirits starring James Brolin, along with the prequel Amityville II: The Possession and the bone-chilling Amityville 3-D. On top of that, the set will also include Amityville Confidential, an exclusive bonus disc featuring an all-new examination of this infamous haunted house. Featuring an optional video intro and audio commentary by parapsychologist Dr. Hans Holzer, The Amityville Horror DVD also includes a new documentary entitled “For God’s Sake, Get Out!,” a sneak peek of the upcoming remake of The Amityville Horror, seven radio spots and the original theatrical trailer. The Amityville Confidential bonus disc comes haunted with sinister documentaries, including Amityville: The Hoax? and Amityville: The Haunting. The Amityville II: The Possession and Amityville 3-D discs will both feature the original theatrical trailer. The films themselves will each be presented in anamorphic widescreen along with English Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks, with the exception of Amityville 2 which will include an English Mono track only. You'll be able to own the set from the 5th April, priced at around $39.96. Individual titles will also be available for $14.95.
Thanks. Sounds pretty good. Looks like I'll go for the set.
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DVDEmpire has the new SE of the original up for preorder seperately for $10

http://www.dvdempire.com/Exec/v4_ite...item_id=662585
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l'd like to see the documentary sold separately.
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Good news on the separate original and it's cheap! Wasn't interested in the crappy sequels.
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Old 03-01-05, 10:18 AM
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According to DVD Empire:

The Amityville Horror - Extras: Audio Commentary by Dr. Hans Holzer, PH.D. in parapsychology, "For God's Sake, Get Out!" Documentary, Radio Spots, Original Theatrical Trailer

Amityville 2: The Possession - No extras

Amityville 3-D - No extras

Amityville Horror Special Edition Giftset - Includes the three discs listed above, a ticket to the remake, and a fourth disc that includes two History Channel documentaries and "on location" footage of the remake.

Amityville 1 and 3: 5.1 & Widescreen Anamorphic
Amityville 2: Mono & Widescreen

English, French & Spanish subtitles on all.

Because of the extra 4th disc in the boxset, I will get the boxset.
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Old 03-02-05, 12:12 AM
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Deep Discount is going to have this set for $20 something. I want the main movie and the disc of extras. I'll probably spend the 20 something for the whole box.
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Old 03-02-05, 01:37 AM
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If a movie ticket is included, then this is a must have set. Every sequel or remake should have a dvd like this released
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Old 03-18-05, 10:45 PM
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anyone been able to confirm the free ticket to the new movie?
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Old 03-19-05, 02:08 AM
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Not sure about the ticket,but according to dvdtalks review. Trailers for parts 2 & 3 are included. Which is nice too know
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