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Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

Just saw this one posted at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...0XA/comingsoon

Seems like it's coming out fast, but I guess after making over $100 million in theaters they wanted to get it out sooner than later.
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

Pass. Too much money for a 1 minute Alternate Ending and a Digital Copy. Rental for sure.
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Pass. Too much money for a 1 minute Alternate Ending and a Digital Copy. Rental for sure.
I agree. Hopefully it will be much cheaper sooner than later. It wasnt great but it wasnt bad either. I'd like to pick it up someday but not at a higher price for less features.
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

WTF. $48.99 MSRP on a Paramount title?
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

It's in my Amazon goldbox right now for $28.49. Fuck you, Paramount.
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

Originally Posted by RobLutter View Post
WTF. $48.99 MSRP on a Paramount title?
Check out the SD version, it lists for $57.99! But you get a film cell and a T-shirt as least. Odd that there's not even a disc-only SD version listed.
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

For a movie that was marketed so well, it surely seems they are handling the dvd/blu release terribly.
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

Originally Posted by mattysemo247 View Post
Seems like it's coming out fast, but I guess after making over $100 million in theaters they wanted to get it out sooner than later.
To be fair, the movie was made in 2007. It just took this long to get a wide release. Which, when you think about it, removes any excuse for there not being a complete set of knock-your-socks-off features.
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

And let's not forget this was filmed with a video camera! Sure, I'd buy the SD of this feature but why on earth would anyone shell out anymore than $15.00 for this?
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

I don't get why this release has ZERO bonus features aside from an alt. ending? This reeks of double-dip.

Still, I wanna get it to see my name among the millions in the credits.
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

should look great on Blu!

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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
I don't get why this release has ZERO bonus features aside from an alt. ending? This reeks of double-dip.

Still, I wanna get it to see my name among the millions in the credits.
Since it only cost $11k to make and was shot on a DV camera, I would think the behind the scenes stuff would be really limited.
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

First review:
http://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/...ty-blu-ray-dvd
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Thanks for the link!

I feel completely lame that I want to pick this up on Day 1. Mostly because of the price and lack of features.
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

Originally Posted by asianxcore View Post
Thanks for the link!

I feel completely lame that I want to pick this up on Day 1. Mostly because of the price and lack of features.
It's priced way to high for me to grab on release day. Real bummer as it does look excellent. Really hoping Wal-Mart puts this on sale for $20 so Amazon can price match, otherwise I'll just wait it out till it drops. I'm just baffled that Paramount is releasing such a bare bones release. This is the type of film where I'd love to see deleted footage, interviews and whatnot.
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

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Since it only cost $11k to make and was shot on a DV camera, I would think the behind the scenes stuff would be really limited.
Was it shot SD or HD?
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

Originally Posted by steebo777 View Post
Since it only cost $11k to make and was shot on a DV camera, I would think the behind the scenes stuff would be really limited.
Since they originally shot about 70 hrs of “home footage” for the movie, I had hoped some of it would make the blu ray release. Maybe they are holding back for the super deluxe later on?
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Originally Posted by onebyone View Post
Since they originally shot about 70 hrs of “home footage” for the movie, I had hoped some of it would make the blu ray release. Maybe they are holding back for the super deluxe later on?
I think most movies have tons of extra footage, but that doesn't mean it is worthy material to put as extras on a dvd or blu ray, I would think that most of the deleted scenes that you see on a dvd were cut down towards the end of editing to make the movie flow better.
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

Originally Posted by steebo777 View Post
Since it only cost $11k to make and was shot on a DV camera, I would think the behind the scenes stuff would be really limited.
The Blair Witch Project DVD has a rather extensive set of extras. Even an entire faux-documentary.
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

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The Blair Witch Project had a distributor who believed the film would do well in theaters as well as a studio willing to promote the film themselves with a faux documentary.
Fixed.

Paranormal Activity had a trailer, a couple of TV spots, and languished on the shelf for two years. The distributor felt so good about the film they bought that they did not want to release it. Instead, they invited screenwriters to a screening to see which person could do a proper write up for a remake..

It took writers walking out in fear for Dreamworks to decide to finally release it to theaters but their faith was so strong that they only released to selected theaters. Then after the success at those theaters, a website was created so people could demand it for their area. All the while, the same TV spot played around the nation with new buzz being created on social networking sites.

So yeah, Dreamworks could have done their usual bang-up special edition release and secured the clearance for the press interviews plus pile some more money to finish some of the key unused footage. But if they couldn't even spend the money to make up new TV spots and fully promote the movie, I doubt they would even put any major effort in the home video release.
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

from the write up
Spoiler:
looks like the slit throat ending
was used for the so called unrated version, so i guess that could be a win
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
It's priced way to high for me to grab on release day. Real bummer as it does look excellent. Really hoping Wal-Mart puts this on sale for $20 so Amazon can price match, otherwise I'll just wait it out till it drops. I'm just baffled that Paramount is releasing such a bare bones release. This is the type of film where I'd love to see deleted footage, interviews and whatnot.
I guess it makes sense for Paramount to release this so quickly.

The hype for the film might die down the longer they wait to release it. I smell Double-Dip.
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

Will surely take it, just to see the result ... and hope i'll like it
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

I was going to pass on this release since it's pretty much a lock that a better edition is down the road, but the inclusion of the ending I've always wanted to see might cause me to bite.
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Re: Paranormal Activity - 12/29/09

My friend got his copy of this so I'm going to watch it this weekend. Hopefully it lives up to the hype.

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