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Old 12-13-05, 12:11 AM
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Death Race 2000

I haven't seen a thread about the Death Race 2000 SE DVD that comes out tomorrow (12/13). Is anyone else excited about it? Unlike the first one this one is apparently in widescreen, and has a commentary track.

Any thoughts? I think this is a hilarious movie, and I never get tired of it.
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Old 12-13-05, 12:45 AM
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Well, I like this movie too. Very funny. I own it already, so I won't buy it again. Not really interested in the commentary or the extras. This is just a drinking game movie for me at least.
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Old 12-13-05, 01:53 AM
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I've been waiting for a decent release of this movie; widescreen at the very least. But I thought I'd read that this release (as well as the new Disney Cormans that are coming out) are full screen, and still lousy looking? I'd love to be proven wrong...
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Old 12-13-05, 03:00 AM
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According to amazon.com it's widescreen 1.78:1. Hopefully they're right.

The only place I could find that mentioned it was dvd-drivein, but they didn't give many details. I also own the full screen version, but to me it looks like it's meant to be shown in 1.85:1 (or 1.78).
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Dunno, but I sure ordered it from Amazon, we'll see!
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Old 12-13-05, 07:18 AM
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I have the old version, so I'm interested in the quality on this new one. If anyone finds out, please post.
Campy cheesy fun!
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Old 12-13-05, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Xytraguptorh
According to amazon.com it's widescreen 1.78:1. Hopefully they're right.

The only place I could find that mentioned it was dvd-drivein, but they didn't give many details. I also own the full screen version, but to me it looks like it's meant to be shown in 1.85:1 (or 1.78).
I have seen it and don't worry. The movie is enhanced for 16x9. Rock 'n' Roll High School is not
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Old 12-13-05, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Trippin315
I have seen it and don't worry. The movie is enhanced for 16x9. Rock 'n' Roll High School is not
Got both & Big Bad Mama at lunchtime, haven't had a chance to watch (at work) but the back says R&RHS is enhanced for 16x9.
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Old 12-13-05, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Hammer99
Got both & Big Bad Mama at lunchtime, haven't had a chance to watch (at work) but the back says R&RHS is enhanced for 16x9.
No... R&RHS isn't anamorphic, same non-anamorphic transfer as the previous release.
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Old 12-13-05, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by J.P.V.
No... R&RHS isn't anamorphic, same non-anamorphic transfer as the previous release.
Can you tell me what, if anything, is new and/or what's been dropped on the R&RHS, compared to the Corman Classics release? Thanx
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Old 12-13-05, 04:14 PM
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I loved DR2000, saw it for the first time only about 6 years ago in a cinema in Montreal which mostly showed older "classic" films

I hope this is widescreen as Ive held off buying it for ages
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Old 12-13-05, 05:08 PM
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I picked this up today and it IS 16.9 enhanced and has closed captions/subtitles!

I'm going to hold off on Rock n Roll High School for the moment. Since I'm cautious if it is not-16.9 and uncut(previous dvd had a line or two missing). But if it includes captions I'll definitely pick it up sometime. So my girlfriend can enjoy the kickass film

Now I can't wait for the Piranha and Humanoids from the Deep releases if they are the same as Death Race in presentation.
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Old 12-13-05, 09:18 PM
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I'm glad these Corman discs are getting slightly better editions (except for the unfortunate R&RHS), but what I am curious to hear is if anyone has heard anything regarding a new better edition of The Big Doll House. If you have, any info is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 12-13-05, 10:11 PM
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No love for Big Bad Mama? Angie Dickinson & Roger Corman on the commentary, holy crap!
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Old 12-14-05, 09:59 AM
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Saw this movie when I was like 5, it owned back then, recently after 15 years, I watched it again and it still owns. Cult Classic indeed. I will pick this up tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by Hammer99
No love for Big Bad Mama? Angie Dickinson & Roger Corman on the commentary, holy crap!
Has anyone seen Big Bad Mama with a slipcover similar to RNRHS and Death Race 2000? I've only seen it without the slipcover.
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Has anyone seen Big Bad Mama with a slipcover similar to RNRHS and Death Race 2000? I've only seen it without the slipcover.
What I saw of BBM...no slips.
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Originally Posted by gutwrencher
What I saw of BBM...no slips.
Bummer...Wonder why they only do 2 out of 3?
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What is the big deal about slip covers? They have the exact same artwork as the keepcase!
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