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Old 02-26-09, 01:51 PM
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Johnny Handsome re-release details

I heard the Mickey Rourke film Johnny Handsome is being re-released by Lion's Gate on March 3/09.

I wasn't able to find any major details about the DVD. Is it a re-pressing of the crappy version that came out in 2001 that looked like it was transferred from the full screen VHS tape?
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Old 02-26-09, 03:24 PM
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Re: Johnny Handsome re-release details

Not sure if it's the same transfer but it's still Full Frame with no bonus features....
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Old 02-26-09, 06:06 PM
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It's deplorable the way Lions Gate treats their catalog with such disrespect and indifference. Pan and scan in 2009 is absolutely outrageous. Instead of No Shame or New Yorker, why can't they go out of business? Their releases should be avoided at all costs.
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Old 02-26-09, 06:56 PM
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Re: Johnny Handsome re-release details

It is the same Disc / only new thing its the slipcover.

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Re: Johnny Handsome re-release details

Wow that's really lazy....
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Old 02-26-09, 07:20 PM
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Wow that's really lazy....
of course it is - BUT Lionsgate did EXACTLY THE SAME THING with 'LOVE AND A .45' ...... it said widescreen on the front - and it was still a pathetic Letterbox non 16x9 transfer.


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A real shame. This is a movie I wanted.
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Old 02-26-09, 08:28 PM
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Re: Johnny Handsome re-release details

If you are region free there is a Walter Hill boxset with an anamorphic Johnny Handsome.
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Re: Johnny Handsome re-release details

FS doesn't bother me, I'm still buying this....
I'm hoping the transfer isn't as bad as the original release....
LG still releases alot of older films in FS....
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of course it is - BUT Lionsgate did EXACTLY THE SAME THING with 'LOVE AND A .45' ...... it said widescreen on the front - and it was still a pathetic Letterbox non 16x9 transfer.


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And "Freeway" and probably a bunch of others.
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Old 02-27-09, 08:56 AM
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I would be so happy if we could get 16:9 versions of this and Extreme Prejudice.

Please stop this full-screen madness, especially when more and more people have been buying flat-screens.
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Re: Johnny Handsome re-release details

Looks like I will continue to stick with my previous rental VHS of this one.
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Re: Johnny Handsome re-release details

You can pre-order this from wherehouse.com w/ 20% off/free shipping....
It ends up being $8.98 total, That's not bad at all....
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^ It's $8.99 more than anyone should pay for a Full Screen version of the film.
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^ It's $8.99 more than anyone should pay for a Full Screen version of the film.
Agree!!
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Old 02-27-09, 11:34 PM
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^ It's $8.99 more than anyone should pay for a Full Screen version of the film.
This should be in the $2.99 bargin bin at Wal-Mart. Lion's Gate could have at least transferred the 1.85:1 widescreen version from the old laser disc.
At least there would have been some improvement!
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