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Fang Zei
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10th Anniversary of the "GOUT" dvd release
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19-Sep-2016, 10:04 AM
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That would be the one.

The only other thing I remembered was the “He hates the fans, he hates me” line at the end, but I forgot about plush Yoda.

I remembered the Jedi costume, though.

Oh, and it was the main feature disc with the 2004 version that he snapped in half. Breaking the GOUT disc wouldn’t have made much sense now that I think about it.

Haha, Masters of Universe. I knew there was one more anamorphic title he rattled off. I’ve still never seen it, but then again I never watched He-Man.

On a side note, I noticed the Power Rangers movie playing on HBO in HD several weeks ago.

Interesting that Street Fighter was one of his only two non-anamorphic dvds, as I can think of several other Universal releases from the early days of the format that also weren’t anamorphic (Dune and The Thing both come to mind). Brazil was another non-anamorphic transfer from Universal that Criterion simply ported over for their own multi-disc set. Actually, I want to say it was also ten years ago when Criterion finally got around to remastering Brazil in a single-disc anamorphic release.

Which brings me to what I remember most about when the GOUT was released, and that’s how many other movies just happened to receive a remaster the very same month as well.

The Doors, another conspicuously non-anamorphic release, was finally remastered by lionsgate.

Blade Runner was reissued with a better-looking transfer. The previous disc, while technically anamorphic, was one of the very earliest releases on the dvd format and suffered for it.

Seven Samurai received a new restoration by Criterion. Toho is currently working on a new 4k restoration.

Dune and The Thing, the two early non-anamorphic Universal titles I mentioned earlier, had both been remastered by the time the GOUT hit store shelves. Hell, The Thing just received yet another remaster this year.

All of the movies I mentioned have since been released on blu-ray.

Yet here we are, a decade later and nearly four years into Disney’s ownership of Lucasfilm, and the highest quality these movies have seen in an official home video release is a laserdisc master from 1993.