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Old 03-24-09, 04:23 PM
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Light on the extras:

http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=70336

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Anamorphic Widescreen
English, French and Spanish DD5.1 Surround
English, French and Spanish subtitles
Manning the Wheel: The Meaning of manhood as reflected in American car culture
Gran Torino: More than a Car – Visit Detroit and the Woodward Dream Cruise, an annual vintage car event where buffs describe the unique bond between men and vehicles

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1080P 2.40:1 Widescreen
English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
English, French, Portuguese and Spanish DD5.1 Surround
English, French, Portuguese and Spanish subtitles (Movie & Select Bonus Material)
Manning the Wheel: The Meaning of manhood as reflected in American car culture (HD)
Gran Torino: More than a Car – Visit Detroit and the Woodward Dream Cruise, an annual vintage car event where buffs describe the unique bond between men and vehicles (HD)
BD Exclusive: The Eastwood Way – Exploring the actor/director’s filmmaking process up close (HD)
BD Live
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Re: Gran Torino---June 9th, 2009

what is with these great movies, Oscar worthy and all getting such sparse extras?
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"BD Exclusive: The Eastwood Way – Exploring the actor/director’s filmmaking process up close (HD)"

This inclusion means I wont be buying any release of this one until I find it used at the used DVD store for less than $5. SOrry, me no likey Blu-exclusives. Sorry WB you can now deduct a score of 1 from potential buyers of the DVD version.

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Re: Gran Torino---June 9th, 2009

First day purchase. Second favorite film of last year next to The Dark Knight.
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Re: Gran Torino---June 9th, 2009

At least the artwork is awesome.
Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
"BD Exclusive: The Eastwood Way – Exploring the actor/director’s filmmaking process up close (HD)"

This inclusion means I wont be buying any release of this one until I find it used at the used DVD store for less than $5. SOrry, me no likey Blu-exclusives. Sorry WB you can now deduct a score of 1 from potential buyers of the DVD version.
Have fun NOT buying movies from every studio in town. Almost every Blu-Ray these days has Picture-in-Picture, which rules out the majority of releases right there.
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Originally Posted by droidguy1119 View Post
Have fun NOT buying movies from every studio in town. Almost every Blu-Ray these days has Picture-in-Picture, which rules out the majority of releases right there.
I dont care about the PIP function. I would never watch a film like that anyways.


Oh, and back cover art is available here:
http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/gran-torino.html
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
I dont care about the PIP function. I would never watch a film like that anyways.


Oh, and back cover art is available here:
http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/gran-torino.html
You'd never watch a film "like that"? PiP is like video commentary. That's like saying you'd never watch a film with an audio commentary turned on. In any case, the point I was making is that PiP is a Blu-Ray exclusive feature, and it's on a considerable amount of discs that come out these days. Not picking up a disc over BD-exclusive features means you really won't be picking up any DVDs.
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I think he means he won't support DVDs that omit features that they are capable of including, and I feel the same way. If DVD technology allows you to include a feature, then include it. Don't screw me out of a featurette just because I haven't upgraded to Blu-Ray. I am aware I'm going to miss out on some of the additional Blu-Ray features that DVD just isn't capable of, and that's fine. Just don't screw me over for no reason.
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Originally Posted by Kory View Post
I think he means he won't support DVDs that omit features that they are capable of including, and I feel the same way.
I understand his reasoning, but he's going about it kind of a dumb way. Lowering sales of SD-DVD is literally sending the opposite message he wants to send, and no matter what anyone does, the studios aren't going to stop including exclusive features.
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Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
what is with these great movies, Oscar worthy and all getting such sparse extras?
Being saved for the "Get Off My Lawn" Edition.
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Wow, I had read a 4/21 release at a lot of places Regardless, this will be an instant BD purchase.

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Definite buy. The one movie that was truly snubbed this year at the oscars was Gran Torino.
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for the love of god this is the most successful Clint Eastwood ever made and it gets a lame ass DVD release.his other overrated crap like Million Dollar Baby and Mystic River gets 3 disc sets.argh.and can we stop all these Blu-Ray exclusives now?!

and lose that Widescreen Edition tag it's so 2002.
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yeah thats quite disappointing, that there is no special edition!
as much as i liked the movie i will wait for the 10 dollar price drop.
not going to pay 20 on release day for a plain amaray version.
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Re: Gran Torino---June 9th, 2009

Getting the bluray on day one, such a great movie, I don't really care as much about the extras, because most recent Clint Eastwood movies haven't had a whole lot of extras.
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for the love of god this is the most successful Clint Eastwood ever made and it gets a lame ass DVD release.his other overrated crap like Million Dollar Baby and Mystic River gets 3 disc sets.
For what it's worth, the third disc of both of those, if I remember correctly, was the CD soundtrack. I don't think either of them were exactly extras-packed either, maybe one more featurette than this has, but not much.
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I think he means he won't support DVDs that omit features that they are capable of including, and I feel the same way. If DVD technology allows you to include a feature, then include it. Don't screw me out of a featurette just because I haven't upgraded to Blu-Ray. I am aware I'm going to miss out on some of the additional Blu-Ray features that DVD just isn't capable of, and that's fine. Just don't screw me over for no reason.
I agree with this, I'm sick of this crap also....
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Re: Gran Torino---June 9th, 2009

Amazon doesn't have it up yet. I'm not all that pissed about the exclusive content for Blu-Ray, doesn't seem all that special. THOUGH it does make me worry about how good the DVD's 2 features are and also what the length on them is.
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I don't think either of them were exactly extras-packed either, maybe one more featurette than this has, but not much.
Mystic River was alot better feature wise than this....

Commentary by Tim Robbins and Kevin Bacon
Beneath the Surface featurette (23 minutes)
From Page to Screen (12 minutes)
The Charlie Rose Show Interviews:
- Clint Eastwood (41 minutes)
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- Kevin Bacon (19 minutes)
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boycott this release,thanks.
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boycott this release,thanks.
why?
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No boycott for me. Just give me the movie in it's best possible A/V presentation and I'm a happy camper, especially when it's as good as this was.
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Originally Posted by Torchur317 View Post
Mystic River was alot better feature wise than this....

Commentary by Tim Robbins and Kevin Bacon
Beneath the Surface featurette (23 minutes)
From Page to Screen (12 minutes)
The Charlie Rose Show Interviews:
- Clint Eastwood (41 minutes)
- Tim Robbins (50 minutes)
- Kevin Bacon (19 minutes)
The Charlie Rose show interviews is what I forgot about. Those obviously dramatically improve the DVD's value.
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Re: Gran Torino---June 9th, 2009

Will get this at somepoint. Loved the movie, but $20 for the dvd is steep when its an underwhelming release.
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I love the Pan's Labyrinth 2 Disc DVD, the Rose interview with Del Toro, Inarritu, and Cuaron totally makes it worth getting.
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