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dx23 07-26-06 09:01 PM

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (animated) Deluxe Edition ----> 11/21/06
 
From dvdactive.com:


Title: How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (IMDb)
Starring: Boris Karloff
Released: 21st November 2006
SRP: $19.98

Further Details:
Warner Home Video made sure to do their part to help curb the sweltering heat here in the states today by announcing a deluxe edition of the Dr. Suess Christmas classic, How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, which will be available to own on the 21st of November at a retail price of $19.98. For the original story's upcoming 50th Anniversary, the folks at Warner have digitally remastered this perennial animated favourite and have planned a bag full of extras that would make Santa proud, including an all-new 'From Who-ville to Hollywood' behind-the-scenes featurette. The disc's other announced extras look to be identical to those found on the previous release, which included an audio commentary, interviews, a 'Jump to Musical Selections' feature, pencil tests, and the animated feature Horton Hears a Hoo! too. We'll let you know all about any other new extras as the information comes in, but for now we've attached our first look at the artwork for release below.
cover art here:
http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releas...christmas.html

mzupeman2 07-26-06 10:05 PM

Perhaps we can have a green grinch instead of a brown one.

GradVT06 07-26-06 11:06 PM

I never picked up the original version, so this will be a definite pickup

bboisvert 07-27-06 08:20 AM

If they really did 'digitally remaster' the picture and managed to color correct it so it looks right, I'll buy...

Filmmaker 07-27-06 10:20 AM

Not only correct the color but the registration issue with the snow near the very end (correct on the first pressing but jacked up on the 2nd edition).

rfduncan 07-27-06 10:36 AM

Hmm. I still have the original, original version (MGM?). Since I only watch it once every Christmas I doubt I'll double-dip.

wordtoyamotha 07-27-06 11:02 AM


Originally Posted by bboisvert
If they really did 'digitally remaster' the picture and managed to color correct it so it looks right, I'll buy...

Same here :up:

darmok 07-27-06 11:08 AM

i forget -- did they remaster the picture when WB got it from MGM?

Filmmaker 07-27-06 11:13 AM


Originally Posted by darmok
i forget -- did they remaster the picture when WB got it from MGM?

Yes, but in my opinion, it was a step down, not up; the Grinch was still drably colored, and then a new registration problem appeared for a single shot (as I mentioned above) that played just fine on the first release. The remastered version was only a keeper for the increase in bonus features.

OwlAtHome 07-27-06 12:15 PM

I like the cover, I hope the TNT special hosted by Phil Hartman is included.

GoldenJCJ 07-27-06 02:18 PM

I have yet to buy any other release so I'll pick this one up..if quality is there

Cameron 11-29-06 05:10 PM

i got this last nite for my daughter. Oddly enough i sold my old copy on half.com for only 2 bucks less than it cost me.

The packaging looks great with a minor flaw. The slipcover (which is on the first pressings) has a thin felt like 3-d look for the red suit. The case is also covered in glitter to give it that snowy look. the problem is the glitter is coming off strong. The girl who grabbed one out of the back for me at best buy (as well as a stack of others) was covered in it when she came out. When i handed it to my wife the first thing she said was "this glitter is going to be everywhere"

still looks good, but you may want to give it a shake down before landing it between your OOP how to get ahead in advertising Criterion and how the west was won

bboisvert 11-29-06 05:13 PM


Originally Posted by Cameron
The case is also covered in glitter to give it that snowy look. the problem is the glitter is coming off strong. The girl who grabbed one out of the back for me at best buy (as well as a stack of others) was covered in it when she came out. When i handed it to my wife the first thing she said was "this glitter is going to be everywhere"

You've got to love that... I can't wait to see how many packages get held up for testing at the post office because they're distributing powdery white substances.

RobCA 11-29-06 05:31 PM


Originally Posted by Cameron
still looks good, but you may want to give it a shake down before landing it between your OOP how to get ahead in advertising Criterion and how the west was won

Between? Wouldn't it go before both of those? ;)

Rob

Snowball 11-29-06 07:00 PM

So, is this the same transfer from the previous release with the "yellow-green" grinch? Or has it been improved?

Cameron 11-29-06 07:08 PM

Rob, you are corrent

Snowball, I have not watched it yet. My daughter has a birthday in a few days, so its getting wrapped up for her. I'll let you know when i lay eyes on it

Filmmaker 11-29-06 08:47 PM


Originally Posted by Snowball
So, is this the same transfer from the previous release with the "yellow-green" grinch? Or has it been improved?

No, the old transfer--thank the Maker!--is forever banished to whatever hell exists for piss-poor DVDs. The new transfer is a near revelation and the Grinch is finally, deeply, richly GREEN!

Trevor 11-29-06 10:18 PM

Darn, so do I really have to buy this for the third time?

I want a green grinch.

And it looks like this one has bonus features not found on the first two. :(

Filmmaker 11-30-06 09:42 AM

Trever, yep, more bonus features (though it drops the audio commentary with animator Phil Roman and June Foray that was on the 2nd issue of this release, this 50th Birthday Deluxe Edition being the 3rd, so if you have that and want to retain all the bonus features--and I know you and I do--you'll need to keep it) and the picture is a million times better, one of the most immediately jaw-droppingly advanced image upgrades I've yet come across in my long history of double-dipping.

wahlers 11-30-06 10:49 AM

Can somebody post some screencap comparisons of the new vs. 2nd release prints?

Thank you in advance.

bookcase3 11-30-06 12:04 PM


Originally Posted by wahlers
Can somebody post some screencap comparisons of the new vs. 2nd release prints?

I wouldn't mind seeing this, as well. It's hard for me to double-dip on a movie I only pull out one a year (although the same could be argued about some of the other movies I've re-bought over the years). Thanks!

Al_Tahoe 11-30-06 01:01 PM


Originally Posted by Filmmaker
though it drops the audio commentary with animator Phil Roman and June Foray that was on the 2nd issue of this release, this 50th Birthday Deluxe Edition being the 3rd, so if you have that and want to retain all the bonus features--and I know you and I do--you'll need to keep it

The new version also has no chapter stops and, more importantly, NO SUBTITLES! I wonder what idiot made that decision. :brickwl2:

Trevor 11-30-06 01:48 PM


Originally Posted by Filmmaker
No, the old transfer--thank the Maker!--is forever banished to whatever hell exists for piss-poor DVDs. The new transfer is a near revelation and the Grinch is finally, deeply, richly GREEN!

Thanks FM.

BTW, and forgive me if I'm confusing you with someone else, how did you like The Hidden?

Back on topic, I'll be triple dipping on this title before Christmas.

Hopefully this won't bore you all too much, but let me tell you my favorite Grinch story.

I went to Virginia Tech (go Hokies!), and we had frequent fire alarms in our dorm. At least once a week, and often in the middle of the night, we'd all have to vacate the building for what was always a false alarm or prank pull of the fire alarm.

One night right before Christmas break, the alarm went off right in the middle of the Grinch. I begrudingly trudged out into the snow, angry that I was missing my favorite Christmas cartoon.

But low and behold, someone on the first floor had put their TV in the window, turned it around facing the cold masses in the courtyard, and cranked the volume.

A group of about 5 of us huddled outside the window, and watched the last half of the Grinch, staying outside even after the all clear was given.

This might sound fruity, but it really was a special moment, one that I'll probably retell here next year when we have a thread about the HD release of Grinch.

BuckNaked2k 11-30-06 02:26 PM

For whatever reason, Barnes & Noble decided not to stock that glittery cover.

Someone must have looked at all the glitter flaking off and said no way!

Filmmaker 11-30-06 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by Trevor
Thanks FM.

BTW, and forgive me if I'm confusing you with someone else, how did you like The Hidden?

No, you got me right--I'm ashamed to admit I haven't yet watched it. Man, they just come in so much faster than I can knock 'em out. I'll be sure to post my thoughts when I'm lucky enough to give it a spin...


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