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09-23-2013, 12:27 PM #1
'The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition - 3D' - High-Def Digest Review
Our review of 'The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition - 3D.' Check it out.
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09-23-2013, 12:33 PM #2
I wasn't really interested in this from the getgo, but if the conversion would have been good enough, it's something I would have considered. No thanks...
09-23-2013, 12:48 PM #3
I have sort of a love/hate relationship with Little Mermaid.
1989 was a special year for me. I worked at a local 14 cinema movie theater (Showcase Cinemas).
That year many big movies came out like Batman, Ghost, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Little Mermaid, etc.
Kids movies were always the biggest pain to clean because those theaters were a literal MESS at the end. The R rated movies were the best, adults made almost zero mess and always threw out their stuff.
Kids' movies were so bad. At the tail end of Little Mermaid's appearance in the theater, they moved it to the smallest theater, one Sunday afternoon the theater was sold out. This place so packed, people in the back standing. It was the messiest theater I ever entered. It was a nightmare to clean LOL.
What great memories working in that theater, even the MESSY ones
09-23-2013, 04:30 PM #4
This is what I think about when I think about 1989
Anyway.... Disney was probably seeing slumping sales of their 3D, but they really weren't producing quality 3D material. Pirates of the Caribbean, shot natively in 3D with all night scenes but all of the post-production effects done in 2D... John Carter, a terrible conversion. Nightmare before Christmas was a popular film, which is probably why it made lots of money as a conversion, but the spark has gone for crappy conversions. As for the little mermaid, it didn't get a theatrical release for SOME reason... Disney is banking on Star Wars and didn't want to put out a lot more money into little mermaid is the only reason I could guess. Then again, Disney may not have been able to pull off a good conversion of this classic.
09-23-2013, 05:27 PM #5
09-24-2013, 09:46 AM #6Member
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The European version. or at least the italian version had a mistake that I have been wondering if its only for Italy or this happened on all versions. Since I find really hard to believe Italy had his own master of the movie.
The changed a scene, can you tell me if this happens in the USA version too?
Edit: Already saw the other post tought it was going to be the same post for both reviews.
Last edited by AlbertX; 09-24-2013 at 10:30 AM.
09-24-2013, 01:08 PM #7
09-24-2013, 08:19 PM #8
The whole point of the error/issue is that it is a Diamond Edition and we expect better. Then again, they fouled up the song in Pinocchio as well and that is a Platinum Edition. Look at Paramount's attempt at Sapphire Editions - People nicknamed them Crapphire edition due to the long list of issues with any title under that umbrella.
09-25-2013, 08:51 AM #9
I just wish Disney would just take a little more care of their properties. Their releases over the past year have really been subpar, with many releases not having ANY extras - even the ones previously available on DVD. The PQ and AQ on many of their releases have been subpar (Flight of the Navigator has a very dirty, scratchy opening, the UK disc only has an LPCM 2.0 soundtrack, the German version is 5.1 DTS-HD craptastic-upmixed, and neither have the Disney name on them anywhere), we are all familer with the travesty that was Sword In The Stone, Lilo and Stitch doesn't have a single bonus feature, Pocahontas 1/2 has major banding issues, Aladdin still has not had a US release, Oz The Great and Powerful didn't bundle in 2D discs...
It's like the Disney name no longer means anything. The Disney name used to mean the best possible quality available on Blu-Ray, with jaw-dropping results. In the past year, it's like Disney just doesn't care - at least, not about catalouge titles. But I am like a bug to a light - Disney dangles it in front of me, and I buy it, no matter how much I may complain.
09-25-2013, 12:43 PM #10Member
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That's the problem we buy, so it doesn't matter.
There should be a campaign (that doesn't hurt the retailers). If consumers
on the first week of release all buy 2 copies of the film. And the following
week, 1 unopened, sealed copy is returned to the retailer, that might make
Disney take notice?
Ideally, it should be buy 1 copy and return that one, but Disney fanatics are
09-25-2013, 12:46 PM #11
Maybe they just thought the new order of shots was better. Maybe this was the order in the original storyboards. I think this sequence works better from an editing standpoint.
09-27-2013, 11:14 AM #12
10-08-2013, 10:53 PM #13Member
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There is a disc replacement program in place, the 3D disc is not being replaced though.
10-12-2013, 07:00 PM #14
10-14-2013, 09:03 AM #15
They need the spine number, the disc numbers, and a bit more info, and they mail you a shipping label.