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Old 08-31-12, 09:42 PM   #1
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Universal Four Feature Film Collections

Noticed these on Amazon last night. Most seem to be coming out Oct. 9. Listings say each is 4 discs, so presumably Universal's following Warner's lead in using these as cheap ways to unload a lot of leftover stock, rather than squeezing the contents onto two discs as with past four-film sets. I suppose if anyone's looking to regain some shelf space, there might be something of value here:

Flash Gordon/Last Starfighter/Battlestar Galactica/Dune

Rooster Cogburn/The War Wagon/The Spoilers (1942)/Shepherd of the Hills

Casino / Traffic / Miami Vice / Eastern Promises

Coal Miner's Daughter / Smokey and the Bandit / The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas / Fried Green Tomatoes

Dawn of the Dead / George A. Romero's Land of the Dead / Halloween II / The People Under the Stairs

Cry_Wolf / The Strangers / The Last House on the Left / The Return

Definitely, Maybe / Because I Said So / Love Actually / Notting Hill

Atonement / Pride & Prejudice / Jane Eyre / Elizabeth

Liar Liar / Bruce Almighty / Happy Gilmore / Billy Madison

King Kong / The Mummy (1999) / The Scorpion King / Van Helsing

Noticed some double features and triple features being released the same day as well, although I suspect even some of these will end up in four-film collections in the long run:

The Fast and the Furious/2 Fast 2 Furious
Tokyo Drift/Fast & Furious
Casino/Carlito's Way
Death Race/Death Race 2
Great Outdoors/Uncle Buck

40 Year Old Virgin/Knocked Up/Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Cry Baby/Public Enemies/Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas
Beethoven 1/2/3
Meet The Parents/Meet the Fockers/Little Fockers

Also some Blu-ray Triple Features that look a lot like the recent bundles from Warner:
Doom/Scorpion King/Rundown
Last House on the Left/Strangers/Perfect Getaway
Jarhead/The Kingdom/Green Zone
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Old 08-31-12, 10:27 PM   #2
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Re: Universal Four Feature Film Collections

There's definitely a few that I would pick up for the right price.
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Old 10-21-12, 05:00 PM   #3
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Re: Universal Four Feature Film Collections

Hello, really long time lurker, now a new member.

For anyone that may know: did Universal do "flippers" for this new John Wayne title from this batch or did they go dual layer-single sided ? These titles are certainly short enough to go DL-SS.

As many of you here, I'm no fan of Double Sided DVD's and am hoping for the later. Also, hoping they used the anamorphic transfer for Rooster Cogburn.

I've not found the title on DVD Empire where you can usually find a rear cover scan so, if anyone who has bought it or seen it in the store and could provide additional info, it would certainly be much appreciated !

Thanks !
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Old 11-02-12, 11:06 AM   #4
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Re: Universal Four Feature Film Collections

Flash Gordon/Last Starfighter/Battlestar Galactica/Dune
I saw this at FYE last night, and the specs list Flash and Starfighter as anamorphic, but BSG and Dune as widescreen only, so sounds like old stock of the original pressings which probably means single discs. The first Dune release was non-anamorphic, but was redone in 16x9 for the special edition set (with the extended cut).
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Old 11-17-12, 05:19 PM   #5
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Re: Universal Four Feature Film Collections

Having picked up the Flash Gordon/Starfighter/BGS/Dune set I can say that Flash is 2.35:1 anamorphic, Starfighter (25th anniversary edition) is 2.35:1 anamorphic, BSG is 1.85:1 widescreen and Dune is 2.35:1 widescreen, so sayith the disks, haven't watched them, the only set that looked interesting (looking for a movie from my childhood that I really can't remember.. might be a movie, might be a show, might even be a dream -shrug-)
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