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Old 09-18-07, 10:21 PM
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ZODIAC: Director's Cut [2DVD] -1/8/08

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Paramount has announced Zodiac: Director's Cut which stars Jake Gyllenhaal. This David Fincher directed thriller will be available to own from the 8th January. Extras will include a commentary by David Fincher, a second commentary by Jake Gyllenhall, Robert Downey Jr, Producer Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt and James Ellroy, a Zodiac Deciphered documentary, a Visual Effects of Zodiac featurette, a Digital Workflow featurette, and sequence breakdowns (Blue Rock Springs, Lake Berryessa, and San Francisco). Completing the package will be a This is the Zodiac Speaking featurette, a featurette on Linguistic Analysis, a His Name Was Arthur Leigh Allen featurette, Jeopardy Surface: Geographic Profiling, Dr. Kim Rossmo's Geographic Profile of the Zodiac, The Psychology of Aggression: Behavioral Profiling, Special Agent Sharon Pagaling-Hagan's Behavioral Profile of the Zodiac, trailers and TV spots.


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Old 09-18-07, 10:41 PM
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the directors cut is only a few minutes longer than the theatrical, so i doubt ill buy it.

special features dont do it for me anymore unless its a movie i really enjoy
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Old 09-18-07, 11:00 PM
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I haven't seen this movie yet, will be buying it 'cause of the features. I'm sure I will like it, it's Fincher. Love all of Fincher's Movies and SE DVD's.
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Old 09-18-07, 11:02 PM
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Sweet plate of extras, except for I would have loved either a Robert Graysmith commentary or interviews unless he's in some of those mentioned.
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Old 09-18-07, 11:05 PM
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Was the existing thread not good enough?
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Old 09-19-07, 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Dane Marvin
Was the existing thread not good enough?
here we go, again.

no that's for the barebones Theatrical version, this is for the official DC release.
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Old 09-19-07, 12:28 AM
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Been waiting for the SE, so good.

You know I always wondered. WTF is 'Available to Own' supposed to mean?

As opposed to what, "Sure you can buy it, but you have to give it back in two weeks." ?
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Old 09-19-07, 12:52 AM
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I guess this will be my first DVD purchase for 2008.
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Old 09-19-07, 12:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Panda Phil
You know I always wondered. WTF is 'Available to Own' supposed to mean?

As opposed to what, "Sure you can buy it, but you have to give it back in two weeks." ?
It's antiquated language from the VHS era when movies were usually sold to rent at a ridiculously high price and not marketed to the public.

p.s. I'll be trading in a bad Christmas present or two for this come January 8.
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^ Ah, okay thanks. That ones been on my 'Always wondered but afraid to ask.' list for ages.
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Old 09-19-07, 02:48 AM
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Only a few minutes? Just seems strange, from what Fincher has been saying, I thought it would be like 30 minutes longer or something.
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I missed it in theaters, didn't have a chance yet to buy the DVD, so that's good news for me!
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Old 09-19-07, 07:34 AM
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Any word on a Hi-Def release?
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Old 09-19-07, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by uncle-frank
the directors cut is only a few minutes longer than the theatrical, so i doubt ill buy it.
It's also possible that Fincher trimmed or altered a few scenes, so I wouldn't base a judgment on running time alone.
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I thought Fincher said he cut like 20-30 minutes from the film, so I did expect a little longer of a cut. Regardless, I didn't buy the 1st release so this is a no-brainer for me. Sometimes it just feels good when you don't have to double dip.
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Old 09-19-07, 02:18 PM
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I held off on the current release in anticipation of this one. Great news.
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Old 09-19-07, 02:18 PM
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Glad it's comming out so early. Can't wait to pick this up as I loved the movie. Hopefully the extras will be worth the wait.
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Old 09-19-07, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by starseed1981
Any word on a Hi-Def release?

Don't worry it's coming
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Old 09-19-07, 03:01 PM
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I thought I read it was a different cut of the film with some stuff removed and some added bits here and there. I know there is some footage after they go to Leigh's trailer. I also heard there was a great transition scene of several years involving music and visual effects that he didn't want to remove. I may be wrong though. One of my favorite films of the year and I held off in anticipation of this release.
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Originally Posted by Randy Miller III
It's also possible that Fincher trimmed or altered a few scenes, so I wouldn't base a judgment on running time alone.
no, it could be altered within the whole movie but i was just saying theres no point in really upgrading for some people

i have the normal one, and really thats a decent cut on its own
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Rented the original release because I was aware of this upcoming DC, so I'm glad to hear that we won't have to wait too long for it and I'm sure it'll be my first buy of '08.
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I loved the movie but found the video quality of the DVD to be very lacking, hopefully the DC will have that fixed.
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Old 09-19-07, 06:41 PM
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Added footage hopefully means new transfer. Although the additional footage is minimal, i trust anything Fincher does...I'm sure it will be great.
Definatley my favorite film of 2007 and will be my first purchase of 2008.
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Originally Posted by undrwrldangel24
Glad it's comming out so early. Can't wait to pick this up as I loved the movie. Hopefully the extras will be worth the wait.
Same here - it's definitely one of my favorite films of the year, but I skipped buying the current release in anticipation of an SE.
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Glad I held out. SOLD!
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