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Short Circuit: Special Edition (5-20-2008)

Old 03-16-08, 05:56 PM
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Short Circuit: Special Edition (5-20-2008)

New Hi-Definition Widescreen Transfer
Commentary by Director John Badham and Writers S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock
Isolated Music and Effects Track
Original Theatrical Trailer
"The Creation of Number 5"
Cast and Crew Video Interviews
Behind the Scenes Featurette
On the Set and Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery
Original Artwork on the Creation of Number 5
Original Theatrical Poster and Press Kit Photos
"Something wonderful has happened - Number Five is alive! Steve Guttenberg and Ally Sheedy co-star in this high tech comedy adventure about Number Five, a robot who escapes into the real world after he short circuits in an electrical storm and decides that he's human. Because he's carrying destructive weapons, the Defense Department and his designer (Guttenberg) are desperate to find him. But Number Five is being protected by a young woman (Sheedy) who is teaching him a gentler way of life."
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Old 03-16-08, 06:07 PM
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Sweet! I have the Image release that had some extras but the nonanmoprhic video quality was so bad. Definitely picking this up.
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I noticed that it will also come in Blu-Ray on the same day. Excellent news!
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Old 03-16-08, 06:22 PM
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I'm kind of sad to see no deleted scenes. When I was a kid, this was my favorite movie and during the credits they show clips of all of these deleted scenes. When I was little it used to drive me nuts and I didn't understand why I couldn't see those parts of the movie.

It still haunts me a little.
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Interesting that this comes out a month before Pixar's Wall-E, who bears a resemblance to Johnny 5. I've wondered if studios do this on purpose hoping some people might be confused and pick it up.

Okay, I'm overthinking this

I'll definitely pick this up. It's always been a favorite and I loved how Fisher Stevens almost steals the movie.
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Old 03-16-08, 09:30 PM
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This is totally because Fisher Stevens was on LOST.
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Old 03-16-08, 09:32 PM
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I'm super curious how this will look on Blu-ray.
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Old 03-16-08, 10:51 PM
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What's the source of this data, and is there cover art yet for it?
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Originally Posted by dx23
I noticed that it will also come in Blu-Ray on the same day. Excellent news!
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Old 03-17-08, 01:16 AM
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Damn would have really been sweet to have the El Debarge video for "Who's Johnny" on there.
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Originally Posted by theguyoverthere
What's the source of this data, and is there cover art yet for it?
DVD EMPIRE; and front and Back cover art is available for the DVD:
http://www.dvdempire.com/Exec/v4_ite...earchID=253527
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Old 03-17-08, 01:24 PM
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Old 03-17-08, 01:40 PM
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Old 03-17-08, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
Interesting that this comes out a month before Pixar's Wall-E, who bears a resemblance to Johnny 5. I've wondered if studios do this on purpose hoping some people might be confused and pick it up.

Okay, I'm overthinking this
I wouldn't say that. I think it's most definitely the reason this is coming out when it is.

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Old 03-17-08, 05:22 PM
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Ive always seen the old release for like $3.... Now Ill be waiting for the Blu-Ray....and hope it looks good.
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Old 03-17-08, 05:32 PM
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I loved this movie as a kid--I had such a crush on Ally Sheedy and I SO wanted to have Johnny 5 as a friend. I may have to get this for nostalgia's sake. Glad I didn't buy the previous release.
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Old 03-17-08, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
Interesting that this comes out a month before Pixar's Wall-E, who bears a resemblance to Johnny 5. I've wondered if studios do this on purpose hoping some people might be confused and pick it up.
That's exactly what I thought and when people said it was a really original idea for pixar, I was thinking, it just looks like a cartoon version of number 5.
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Old 03-17-08, 05:36 PM
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I bought the last release at a used store a few years ago and the disc that was inside was the original SE that was released. I have the cover w/ no features listed thats selling now in the cheapo bins. Hope this new transfer is leaps and bounds improved over the non-16x9 one.

I just saw at the digital bits this info:

In other news today, Sony has set Youth without Youth for release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on 5/13, followed by the DVD release of Short Circuit 2, The Take, Cleaner and The Three Stooges Collection: 1937 - 1939 on 5/27.

They also listed Short Circuit for 5/20. So is there going to be a new SE or SS2 as well or just a re-release?

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As I recall, the Short Circuit 2 DVD was a basically bare-bones but serviceable DVD-10 (16:9 WS on one side, P/S on the other), so this may well be just a rerelease. I could be wrong, though.

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I wonder if the 2004 dvd is oop. I have a sealed copy which really wants to go back to the store (if it still shows up in their computer). I'd take $3 oe $4 to go towards the new anamorphic version.
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Short Circuit is up on Amazon for preorder at just $13.95
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Short Circuit is up on Amazon for preorder at just $13.95
And at DeepDiscount for $10.11.
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Old 05-05-08, 04:09 PM
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Has this been cancelled?
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Old 05-05-08, 06:28 PM
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Don't know. I looked on Amazon and I don't see the DVD listed. Blu-Ray is there, but not the regular DVD...
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Don't know. I looked on Amazon and I don't see the DVD listed. Blu-Ray is there, but not the regular DVD...
The DVD is listed but no longer available for pre-order:

http://www.amazon.com/Short-Circuit-...0033759&sr=1-5
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