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Slumdog Millionaire - March 31st

Old 02-12-09, 10:02 PM
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Slumdog Millionaire - March 31st

I was in Target today and they were running an ad on their in house TV's about Slumdog Millionaire coming to DVD/Blu-ray Feb 24th.

Amazon, however, has no date yet:
http://www.amazon.com/Slumdog-Millio...4497725&sr=8-1

Anyone know?

EDIT: okay, it's officially March 31st.

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Old 02-12-09, 11:04 PM
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re: Slumdog Millionaire - March 31st

That doesn't sound right at all.

That said, it's already available on hotel room "on demand". A few pages before "Mother Daughter Tag Team, Synopsis: Train Wreck.".
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Old 02-13-09, 12:02 AM
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re: Slumdog Millionaire - March 31st

It definitely said Feb. 24th though, I stuck around and caught it again when it replayed. i guess we'll see.
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re: Slumdog Millionaire - March 31st

I can pretty much guarantee that the info is false.
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re: Slumdog Millionaire - March 31st

No way is this coming out in the US on 2/24. I would expect it to be released in late March or sometime in April. Once the film wins Best Picture, Director, and several other Oscars, they'll want to leave it in theaters for a few more weeks before releasing it on home video.
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Old 02-13-09, 09:37 AM
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re: Slumdog Millionaire - March 31st

That may have been the plan when they prepped the feed that they sent out to Target, but we would have heard something announcing this title, especially since it has been receiving such critical acclaim.
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re: Slumdog Millionaire - March 31st

Our Blockbuster also had that date listed on its coming attractions board, but I assume it won't stick.
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Old 02-13-09, 12:45 PM
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re: Slumdog Millionaire - March 31st

I'll assume that was the date before they know they were going to get nominated for a ton of awards.

Generally they'll go for one last big weekend at the box office the weekend before the Oscars.
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Old 02-13-09, 01:03 PM
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re: Slumdog Millionaire - March 31st

March 31st sounds more likely, but I wouldn't be all that surprised if they at least tried to quickly push it forward:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/W...ow/4111141.cms

'Slumdog Millionaire' to top counterfeit market, say experts
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LONDON: Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire, a rags-to-riches story of a Mumbai street boy, is set to become one of the most counterfeited movies
of all time, anti-piracy experts have warned.

The black market of DVD is flooded with illegal copies of the film, which won seven British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) on Sunday and is still running packed in cinema halls.

In the UK, the film, currently is the highest grosser. But pirate versions are already being sold in London for 1 pound to 2.50 pounds each, a report in a city based tabloid 'London Lite' claimed on Tuesday.

Eddy Leviten of the Federation of Copyright Theft said that "Any new release is camcordered and duplicated straightaway. But Slumdog Millionaire has real global mass appeal and is going to be targeted on another level."

He said "It is a film that has used some relatively unknown talents on a modest budget and all those who worked on it deserve not be cheated."
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re: Slumdog Millionaire - March 31st

wow thats a fast release
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Old 02-13-09, 01:32 PM
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re: Slumdog Millionaire - March 31st

Originally Posted by gryffinmaster View Post
March 31st sounds more likely
This is what I've heard too.
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I've heard both dates. I guess we'll see.
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there were many sites that had a Feb date
my guess is the studio held this one back once it started gaining awards momentum and opened in more theaters and is now playing to a wider audience
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re: Slumdog Millionaire - March 31st

Originally Posted by Willh51 View Post
Our Blockbuster also had that date listed on its coming attractions board, but I assume it won't stick.
yes this is the date thats on our coming soon card.
but in the system we have a march 31 date.
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re: Slumdog Millionaire - March 31st

I wonder how the subtitles will look.
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Old 02-23-09, 01:20 AM
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I wonder how the subtitles will look.
It's a British film first and foremost. I mean, Boyle intermixed English with Hindi throughout, and India has the second-largest number of English speakers in the world (surpassing even the UK with 90 million vs. 58 million). I think that the look of the subtitles is unlikely to change at all from the theatrical version.

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Originally Posted by vordabois View Post
It's a British film first and foremost. I mean, Boyle intermixed English with Hindi throughout, and India has the second-largest number of English speakers in the world (surpassing even the UK with 90 million vs. 58 million). I think that the look of the subtitles is unlikely to change at all from the theatrical version.

I was just asking since the subtitles jump and are displayed all over the screen, and might pose a problem for those with tvs/monitor's under 24 inches.
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I think they'll be part of the print, no? Like Man on Fire.
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Blu-ray.com is reporting a street date of 3-31.




I can't wait to watch this again.
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re: Slumdog Millionaire - March 31st

Nice cover. I'll grab it up, but I still need to see it in theaters first.
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re: Slumdog Millionaire - March 31st

Originally Posted by SoSpacey View Post
Blu-ray.com is reporting a street date of 3-31.




I can't wait to watch this again.
Awesome, same here.
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re: Slumdog Millionaire - March 31st

Originally Posted by miamiboy100 View Post
wow thats a fast release
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Blu-ray.com is reporting a street date of 3-31.
Excellent news!
I'll bypass checking it out in a theater - and just wait for the BD...
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Old 02-25-09, 01:02 PM
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can a mod edit the thread title please?
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Re: Slumdog Millionaire - March 31st

My brother told me that this was one of the best movies he has seen in recent years. I'll pick it up on release day.
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