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Cerebus
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#1 Posted on 14.10.04 1433.26
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I thought I'd separate the stuff this time into different posts since I '...put so much into them, it's easy to skip over.'

First, a review...

FRIDAY THE 13TH: From Crystal Lake to Manhattan

I was very weary of this release due to the fact that Paramount Studios doesn't give a fuck about this series or it's fans. I'm happy to say it doesn't suck as bad as I thought it would, in fact they even spent some cash bringing in cast members and directors to do commentary tracks and some surprising extras thrown in; they still could have put in more effort, like putting the stereo tracks on films one through five, or digging out those deleted scenes they have and putting them back in the films. These may seem like minor complaints, but if you're gonna do something, you should do it right. Europe got an uncut Friday the 13th DVD, why can't we... it was made here.

All in all, It's worth the $50 I paid for it. Part 3 has cast and writer commentary, Jason Lives (Part 6, My favorite actually...) has Director commentary, The New Blood (Part 7, my least favorite...) has Kane Hodder and John Buechler commentary, and Jason Takes Manhattan has director commentary. The big surprise for most fans was the short feature TALES FROM THE CUTTING ROOM where we FINALLY get to see some of that gore they cut out. It's enough to make you want to cry or got to Paramount and kill someone for not putting it back in the films. By today's standards some of it was pretty tame and could probably get a PG13 rating. Also, there's CRYSTAL LAKE VICTIMS TELL ALL with cast and crew members from all the films telling production stories, SECRETS GALORE BEHIND THE GORE with Tom Savini and John Buechler talking about their effects work, and all the trailers for the films.

Worth buying if you think Paramount will NEVER do anything better for the series, and I don't think they will. I give it an over all 4 and 1/2 stars out of five and I thank Paramount for putting what effort into it that they did.

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Now some new releases, Some of this stuff may already be out, not quite sure exactly, but there's some really super sweet DVD releases coming out soon.

---Movies---

Return of the Living Dead Part II (with director commentary!)
The Hunger (with commentate by Susan Sarandon and Tony Scott!)
The Fearless Vampire Killers
The Nutty Professor (Original, featuring Jerry Lewis commentary!)
The Bellboy (Jerry Lewis commentary... YES, I'm a Jerry Lewis fan, these make me all giddy!!)
Easy Rider (with Dennis Hopper doing commentary!)
The Creature From The Black Lagoon: Legacy Collection (All three films in the series!)
The Mummy: Legacy Collection (All five Universal Studios Mummy films!)
The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection (Features The Coconuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, and Duck Soup! Where's Night At The Opera and Day At The Races?))
Wild At Heart (David Lynch!)
Mary Poppins (Commentary with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke!)



---TV Shows---

Ren & Stimpy: Seasons One and Two (SHENANIGANS! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! Packaging claims the episodes are uncut, but they are actually the Spike TV versions missing about 3 to 4 minutes from each episode. DO NOT BUY!)
The OC: Complete First Season
Taxi: Complete First Season
That 70's Show: Complete First Season
Greg The Bunny: The Complete Series
The Andy Griffith Show: Complete First Season
Home Movies: Season One (YES!!!)
Star Wars Ewok Adventures (Ewok Adventure and Battle For Endor)
Home Improvement: Complete First Season
Tru Calling: Complete First Season
Crusade: The Complete Series (B5 spin off, in case you didn't know)
Walt Disney's The Mickey Mouse Club: First Season (Original, not the newer one.)
60's Marvel Superheroes Collection (5 disc set features Fantastic Four, Sub Mariner, Captain America, Incredible Hulk)



---Music or Comedy---

Eddie Murphy Raw
Dream Theater: Live at Budokan
Bill Cosby: Himself
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
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#2 Posted on 14.10.04 1728.29
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    Originally posted by Cerebus
    The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection (Features The Coconuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, and Duck Soup! Where's Night At The Opera and Day At The Races?))


A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races were made by a different studio. The latter two were MGM productions; I don't remember what studio the other movies were made for.
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#3 Posted on 14.10.04 1833.04
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    Originally posted by Cerebus
    Worth buying if you think Paramount will NEVER do anything better for the series, and I don't think they will. I give it an over all 4 and 1/2 stars out of five and I thank Paramount for putting what effort into it that they did.


I can see where you're coming from. But do you really think that five years from now, Paramount won't come out and announce a new Special Special Edition with all of the extras we deserve?

Personally, they've already bilked me out of over $100 for the F13 DVDs individually. Now I have to shell out another $50 for the box set. Listen to me now and believe me later: there will be another edition of the F13 movies on DVD (kinda like how there's 57 different Halloween DVDs).
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#4 Posted on 15.10.04 0258.59
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    Originally posted by Jeb Tennyson Lund
      Originally posted by Cerebus
      The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection (Features The Coconuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, and Duck Soup! Where's Night At The Opera and Day At The Races?))


    A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races were made by a different studio. The latter two were MGM productions; I don't remember what studio the other movies were made for.


A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races were released in a box set earlier this year with the other post-Zeppo films. (Day at the Circus, Room Service...um, and some others.)

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#5 Posted on 15.10.04 0344.21
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Pryor, live on the sunset strip is out?

GOT to have that!
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#6 Posted on 15.10.04 1315.24
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    Originally posted by Cerebus
    Ren & Stimpy: Seasons One and Two (SHENANIGANS! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! Packaging claims the episodes are uncut, but they are actually the Spike TV versions missing about 3 to 4 minutes from each episode. DO NOT BUY!)


IGN DVD did some research on why some of the episodes are cut when advertised as uncut. According to Ren & Stimpy creator John K., he recovered as many cut scenes as best he could, but Nickolodeon really did a hatchet job with his episodes and he was not able to recover all the scenes. Basically he says blame Nickolodeon for never being able to those cut scenes ever again.
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#7 Posted on 15.10.04 1446.29
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    Originally posted by komarkaze
      Originally posted by Cerebus
      Ren & Stimpy: Seasons One and Two (SHENANIGANS! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! Packaging claims the episodes are uncut, but they are actually the Spike TV versions missing about 3 to 4 minutes from each episode. DO NOT BUY!)


    IGN DVD did some research on why some of the episodes are cut when advertised as uncut. According to Ren & Stimpy creator John K., he recovered as many cut scenes as best he could, but Nickolodeon really did a hatchet job with his episodes and he was not able to recover all the scenes. Basically he says blame Nickolodeon for never being able to those cut scenes ever again.


Hate to tell you, but that's bullshit.

Spike TV cut about a minute to two minutes from each episode to allow more commercial time, and these cuts were not added back in for the DVD release.

Nickolodeon released episodes on video that were identical to the ones aired, with out cuts. All someone had to do was get ahold of the Nick videos and transfer it over. They didn't.

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StaggerLee, Live on the Sunset Strip is already out, I believe, go try SUNCOAST VIDEO or BEST BUY.
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