Makes sense. Disney has ESPN so New Fox can have Fox Sports.
And Fox accepts!
Disney sees Comcast’s bid and raises them:
In other news:
They’re not made of stone!
And besides, they responded; they’re not determined:
The DVD should be the theatrical version.
Anyway, everyone is right; the original theatrical version of Halloween is and always has been available on home video since day 1.
Disney sees Comcast and raises them more:
Plus, the Shareholders vote is set for July:
Since this thread is about Fox being bought by Disney I think on a related note I’d like to ask: Why hasn’t Time Warner bought Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer? It would make perfect sense since Warner owns MGM’s pre-1984 movie library save for the ones produced by United Artists through Turner. It would mean having all MGM movies under one roof, plus recently the only thing that’s keeping MGM afloat is the James Bond franchise. Warner would also be acquiring Orion Pictures movie library which is currently owned by MGM.
Honeslty, I think Warner should. Makes sense.
There’s also the matter of the audio pitch; with the exception of the Warner/BBC release, all R1 DVDs and the Blu-ray present the original 3 shorts in a lower pitch due to being converted fully to NTSC/24fps. So if you can correct the audio pitch too, that would be great.
Maybe the U can stand for Ultimate.
At any rate, I like this idea. Seeing a film in different AR’s all at once, amazing. 😃
Not a bad way to go out with a high note (pun slightly intended).
Don’t know if I’m late to the party, but I do want to point out that Monty Python and The Holy Grail originally opened with the Cinema 5 logo.
Also, how about opening the film also with Dentist on The Job (like the special and deluxe editions did, except this time converted to NTSC).
Disney Television Animation News reported tonight an update on the deal from Bob Iger himself:
"Disney CEO Bob Iger Provides Update On Fox Acquisition
Disney and 21st Century Fox made waves last year with their landmark deal, and now Disney’s CEO has given fans an update.
Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke to investors on the Quarter 1 earnings call, where he addressed the acquisition of 20th Century Fox (among other properties), how the deal is progressing, and what the next steps are.“Thanks, Low, and good afternoon, everyone,” Iger said. “Before we discuss the quarter and other developments across the company, a quick update about our recently announced acquisition. The regulatory process has begun in numerous jurisdictions across the world. And I spent the last several weeks meeting with a number of business leaders at Fox, gaining insight that will be invaluable when it comes to integrating our organizations once we have regulatory approval."Those regulatory processes that Iger is referring to could allow other companies to place a bid on the assets from 21st Century Fox, with the most recent rumor indicated Comcast might want to get into the mix.After that hurdle is cleared, Iger is excited not only about the new content but the teams and talent that are coming with those projects and IP.“After these discussions, I’m even more enthusiastic about the businesses we’re acquiring and the management teams that are leading them. As we said, when we announced this deal, there are three primary strategic priorities fulfilled by this acquisition. It will deliver more content and the production capabilities and talent to produce even more. It will enhance our direct-to-consumer initiatives with platforms, technologies, brands and existing customer relationships to build on. And it will greatly diversify our businesses geographically. All three of these elements sync up perfectly with our own core strategies, and all three are designed to create growth in a very dynamic global marketplace.””
The shot of Luke I was referring to was during the line “I copy Gold Leader”, I was just giving a visual so you can find the error on the Y-Wing prior to that.
And yes, I probably was watching the 1.0 version.
Mike O said:
Speaking of that Halloween set, is there any way other than that set to get the first movie with the original mono track? Because I’m really not that interested in the rest of the set. What extras are exclusive to it?
The American version of the 35th anniversary blu ray has the mono track.
Not really. The mono mix on there is a downmix of the 5/7.1 remix.
If you want a single release version of Halloween on Blu-ray with the REAL original Mono track, the original Anchor Bay release is the way to go.
I don’t know if this was already covered, but the Despecialized Edition of A New Hope is missing a goof the original theatrical version had; after “Red Leader this is Gold Leader” line but before the shot of Luke, a Y-Wing in the background suddenly disappears for a frame or few.
EDIT: Posted in the wrong thread
Expect an announcement this Thursday!!!:
While I personally don’t really like the idea of Disney buying everything, I don’t think they’ve done anything wrong with their acquisitions yet (LucasFilm and Marvel Studios feel way separated from the main company in my opinion and I think that’s intentional in their part) they don’t dare put the Disney logo on any SW or Marvel movie and seem to be doing a decent job maintaining all these properties that they have the rights to, basically they’re just treating these studios that they’ve merged into their own as separate entities in their own right while still under one main studio, it reminds me of touchstone pictures in a way which is/was (are they still around) owned by Disney but treated as its own studio or production company that being said I think we’ll be ok
First off, I agree 100%, just because Fox will be owned by Disney doesn’t mean it will be CONTROLLED by Disney. They’ll still let Fox do their own thing and not interfere, less they do a project together.
Second, Touchstone is still around. Their next co-production Glass is set for release in 2019. And again, if they released their Marvel and SW titles under that banner, it could probably help generate business even interest again for Touchstone.
You know I was thinking of that! 😄
That’d be cool wouldn’t it, if thanks to the Disney-Fox merger they announce Fox will co-distribute TLJ at the last minute? Plus, the possibility of Fox co-distributing any other future SW media (maybe even help co-produce one).
If you’ve been reading up as of late, though Bob Iger stends to stay longer as Disney CEO, James Murdoch is looking to be next in line (oh, so awkward!):
But Rupert prefers that Iger stays:
That’s not all, the deal is expected to be done by Thursday:
Finally, a latest article:
Again, I so want this deal to go through because to have Star Wars in a way fully owned by Fox again, that’s all I really wanted. They were always SW’s rightful home to me.
Deal’s not over yet!:
Personally, I’m excited for this if it means Disney and Fox will finally share the Star Wars pie under one roof (and keeping the Fox logo and fanfare for I, II, III, V, and VI indefinitely).
The deleted scene(s) is included as bonus material!!!:
The 40th anniversary edition of Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas is now available and I found 2 Amazon reviews confirming that the Kermit scenes (and the laundry scene) have been restored:
No word yet if the presentation is original full screen with the proper 60fps framerate or the matted widescreen presentation with the manipulated film-like framerate (the one that aired on ABC Family/Freeform) but I asked one of the reviewers and currently awaiting reply.
UPDATE: So bad news; the 40th AE DVD is in matted-widescreen with the film-like framerate.
Bumping this thread to tell you all that NCircle will be releasing the film on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack:
According to the runtime, it seems it will be the theatrical version.
Further confirmation comes from a listing on Amazon Instant (with NCircle listed at the Studio) with a runtime of 88:36 (it still missing the Warner Vision logo though).
-40th anniversary Blu-ray/DVD box set from Fox/Disney containing the original unaltered theatrical versions for the first 6 films
-Announcement that the Fox logo and fanfare will be present for I, II, III, V, and VI come 2020.