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Old 09-23-2015, 01:15 PM
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Spartacus - 55th Anniv. Edition


Street Date: October 19, 2015

Studio: Universal

Region: Region-Free*

Zavvi Description: Zavvi Exclusive Steelbook - Limited to 1000 Copies

Extras:
I am Spartacus: A Conversation with Kirk Douglas
Restoring Spartacus
Deleted Scenes - [Play All] - {Spartacus Meets Varinia U.S. Version; Spartacus Meets Varinia U.K. Version; 1967 Finale; Gracchus' Suicide (Audio Recording)}
Archival Interviews - (Interview with Peter Ustinov; Interview with Jean Simmons (with submenue text page and 'continue' button)
Behind the Scenes Footage
Vintage Newsreels - {London Ovation; Tony Curtis Honored; Sir Laurence Olivier Returns to Hollywood; Kirk Douglas Honored; Kirk Douglas Arrives in New York}
Theatrical Trailer
Image Gallery


Technical Info: Previous Releases may not be relevant as this may either be a repackage or a new release to mirror the USA new release or soon to be released (??) Uk release. Expect DTS-HD MA 5.1, AR 2.22:1, 50GB Disc.

Synopsis: Directed by one of the greatest film directors of all-time, Stanley Kubrick (The Shining, A clockwork Orange) and starring Kirk Douglas (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) as the titular hero, this Blu-ray edition contains an extra five minutes that was not included in the original, as well as featuring an extended soundtrack along with the original overture.

Spartacus, a gladiatorial slave leads a revolt against his school in 73 BCE. Word of his struggle soon spreads across the rest of Italy and thousands of his fellow slaves begin to join his cause. Encamping on Vesuvius, they plan to escape with the help of pirates, but soon realize they must stay and fight the legions of Rome.

Also staring the legendary Laurence Olivier as his foe, the Roman General Marcus Licinius Crassus, and Jean Simmons as Spartacus' fellow slave and lover, the film documents the struggle of a simple man for his freedom in the face of the might of the Roman empire.

Comments: *Region coding based on previous releases. Amazon USA indicates this is the "restored edition" and that it is "restored from large format 35mm." If this is a new release they may correct the AR? Click top image to purchase.

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Old 09-23-2015, 02:01 PM
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Enemy of the State


Street Date: October 19, 2015

Studio: Disney

Region: Region-Free*

Zavvi Description: Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition

Extras: NA

Technical Info: Previous Release: LPCM 5.1, AR 2.35:1, 50Gb region-free disc.

Synopsis: Hot Hollywood favorite Will Smith stars with Academy Award winner Gene Hackman in a high-powered suspense thriller where non-stop actions meets cutting edge technology. Robert Clayton Dean is a successful Washington D.C. attorney who - without his knowledge - is given a video that ties a top official of the National Security Agency to a political murder. A lethal team of skilled NSA operatives wage a relentless, ultra-high-tech campaign to discredit Dean and retrieve the incriminating evidence!

Comments: Previous 2007 disc is region-free, likely same exact disc will be used. Click top image to purchase.

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Old 09-24-2015, 12:49 PM
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Stumbled across another region-coding data site at AVS Forums.

Note: They have an annoying slider that obstructs view of the list.
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Enemy of the State
That must be the worst cover of all time.

Enemy of the State, a film about mapping?!
It's a film about the battle for market share
between Google Maps, Apple Maps, and
Mapquest.

Screen capturing the movie name during
the opening titles, is that all it takes to
select a cover?
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That must be the worst cover of all time.

Enemy of the State, a film about mapping?!
It's a film about the battle for market share
between Google Maps, Apple Maps, and
Mapquest.

Screen capturing the movie name during
the opening titles, is that all it takes to
select a cover?
It's a movie about satellite surveillance, so on that level it makes some sense. I agree that it's not a very exciting image, though.
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:49 PM
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Saturday's reveal, Grand Budapest Hotel. Is this one a waste considering we can expect Criterion to latch onto it?
http://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/grand-b.../11164383.html
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:29 PM
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My copy of The Host came in.
Also I cancelled my copy of Tomorrowland. The new cover is too blah. Zavvi still has issues with their payment system - I get the familiar "Payment Problem" email because they seem incapable of running a Discover card even though their site says it is a valid form of payment - so I decided, meh, cancel that movie anyway. Another annoying thing is that anytime you give them a different card number to fix the Payment Problem it stacks them. Rather than ask if you want to use a card already on file-so then you have 15 copies of the same card on file.
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Old 10-03-2015, 10:44 PM
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Saving Mr. Banks


Street Date: November 9, 2015

Studio: Disney

Region: Free*

Zavvi Description: Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook

Extras: NA

Technical Info: Previous Release: DTS-HD MA 5.1, AR 2.40:1, 50GB region-free disc.

Synopsis: Two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar winner Tom Hanks star in Disney's Saving Mr. Banks, inspired by the extraordinary untold tale of how one of the most beloved stories of all time, Mary Poppins, was brought to the big screen.

The film is a poignant, sharply funny and moving recounting of Walt Disney's (Tom Hanks) quest to fulfill a promise to his daughters to make a film of their favorite book, and of its fiercely protective author PL Travers (Emma Thompson), who had no intention of letting her beloved nanny go to Hollywood.

Saving Mr. Banks follows Walt as he has to pull out all the stops to change PL Travers mind and is ultimately forced to reach back into his own childhood to discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt her. Together they set Mary Poppins free to become one of the most endearing films in cinematic history. Academy Award winner Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson and Jason Schwartzman round out the terrific cast.

Comments: Previous release from 2014 is labeled ABC region. Click top image to purchase.

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Hook


Street Date: October 12, 2015

Studio: Sony

Region: Region-Free

Zavvi Description: Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook

Extras: NA

Technical Info: DTS-HD MA 5.1, AR 2.40:1, 50Gb Region-Free disc.

Synopsis: When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

Comments: Back cover art is clearly marked ABC for region coding, will surely be same disc as previous region-free release. It appears Sony is also reissuing a non-steelbook the same date. Will it be a new Xfer or not? Click top picture to order.

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Hook's cover art ranks right up there in the top 10 lamest. Otherwise I would buy it in a heartbeat, love the movie, have only the dvd, would gladly pay the upgrade tax.
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