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Old 12-03-08, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Zen Peckinpah View Post
Finally, the movie that caused the chairman of Universal to resign and indirectly launched Pixar comes to DVD!

Fascinating, that's what I can say about it. Not in a good way, but in a sense of appreciating it as a failure, which was solely because of how commercial they attempted to make an non-commercial property. As in, it's not Battlefield Earth, but the concept as created would have worked better later on, say, as an Adult Swim show or what not.
I would say its failure was that it was live action. A duck suit is still a duck suit no matter what its cost or size. It should have been an animated feature. It may not have been a big hit but it would probably have been more satisfying.
Old 12-03-08, 08:52 AM
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It's up for pre-order at DVDEmpire:

http://www.dvdempire.com/Exec/v4_ite...1311&searchID=
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http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/vid...oward-the-duck
Old 12-03-08, 09:27 AM
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Now my worry is that we will get some really aweful artwork. Could there be hope in getting the original poster artwork? Im gonna keep my fingers crossed.
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Originally Posted by Rammsteinfan View Post
Now my worry is that we will get some really aweful artwork. Could there be hope in getting the original poster artwork? Im gonna keep my fingers crossed.
is aweful a good thing? as in "full of awe"? as opposed awful..which is very bad.
Old 12-03-08, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Rammsteinfan View Post
Now my worry is that we will get some really aweful artwork. Could there be hope in getting the original poster artwork? Im gonna keep my fingers crossed.
Let's guess... I see a huge Tim Robbins head in the foreground with a crazy look on his face with Lea and Howard in the back gasping.

Then there will be the obligatory "funny title" across the bottom declaring it the "Quacktastic Non-Fowl Edition".
Old 12-03-08, 09:50 AM
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It's Howard the Duck...with features. Now, unless it's a shitty transfer, I'm already set.
Old 12-03-08, 10:18 AM
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Nice, but I'll wait for a Blu-Duck.
Old 12-03-08, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Drexl View Post
For the most part, Universal doesn't seem to want to release new catalog titles on BD. They'd rather port the HD DVD titles.

Then again, if Street Fighter is coming, anything's possible.
Howard the Duck on BD...oh man that would be awesome. With the only two new catalog announcements from Universal being 8 Mile and Street Fighter it would certainly fit in with a "Suicide 3 Pack"
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Ill take a cover with Lea Thompson bending over on the bed shot, with Tim and Howard with crazy looks.

This is a day 1 for me, I still have it on VHS, and a DVD rip I made myself.
Old 12-03-08, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Mondo Kane View Post
This was the movie that introduced me to condoms.
Hey, I'm not the only one! I had to ask my mom what that thing was in his wallet, and I'm sure she was thoroughly embarrassed when she replied, "That's a contraceptive, dear." I still didn't get it. How much you want to bet they digitally replace the condom with a walkie-talkie?
Old 12-03-08, 11:16 AM
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Hey, I'm not the only one! I had to ask my mom what that thing was in his wallet, and I'm sure she was thoroughly embarrassed when she replied, "That's a contraceptive, dear." I still didn't get it. How much you want to bet they digitally replace the condom with a walkie-talkie?
E.T. - timeless classic for all generations.

Howard the Duck - cult classic for 80's children, masochists, and Jeffrey Jones completists.
Old 12-03-08, 12:16 PM
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Wish they'd replace that crap looking ducksuit with a CGI duck. Ug.
Of course they will. Why else do you suppose George Lucas is calling this a "Special Edition"?
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It's coming out on my 30th birthday. Happy birthday to me!
Old 12-03-08, 12:43 PM
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And yet, no Blu release. Bastards!

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I still consider the African Queen to be the holy grail of yet-to-be-released dvds in R1...hello, Warner Bros?
Hello Paramount...
Old 12-03-08, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by tofferman:
I still consider the African Queen to be the holy grail of yet-to-be-released dvds in R1...hello, Warner Bros?


Originally Posted by MTRodaba2468 View Post
Hello Paramount...
Is this still bouncing around? The copy I have is a VHS from Fox. Who exactly has the rights THIS week??
Old 12-03-08, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by cinemaphile View Post
Originally Posted by tofferman:
I still consider the African Queen to be the holy grail of yet-to-be-released dvds in R1...hello, Warner Bros?




Is this still bouncing around? The copy I have is a VHS from Fox. Who exactly has the rights THIS week??

Everyone.



And no one.
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It's rumored that Paramount is releasing The African Queen next year.
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Originally Posted by BrandonJF View Post
Let's guess... I see a huge Tim Robbins head in the foreground with a crazy look on his face with Lea and Howard in the back gasping.

Then there will be the obligatory "funny title" across the bottom declaring it the "Quacktastic Non-Fowl Edition".
Very good, BrandonJF
Old 12-03-08, 10:09 PM
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You're welcome. I ordered the R4 a month ago... Figures.
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why does everyone want this? Isn't it a shit film?
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
why does everyone want this? Isn't it a shit film?
Thats exactly why. I have many fond memories of watching this as a kid and laughing at how bad it was back then. I too will be able to toss out the vhs copy when this finally comes out.
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oh..the It's so bad it's good, right? I can't really say I'm into those films...god, I couldn't stand to watch Riki-oh anymore..it was amazing to watch it..cuz it's so out there..but yeah..
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
why does everyone want this? Isn't it a shit film?
No way! Howard is too groovy for gravy!
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Originally Posted by DVDude! View Post
You're welcome. I ordered the R4 a month ago... Figures.
Thanks for taking one for the team

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