3rd DVD Release.............and STILL?????
Andy Radke | Guelph, Ontario CANADA | 07/21/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, now I'm officially disgruntled. This is the THIRD time these movies have been released on DVD. This is also the THIRD time Warner couldn't see fit to release these in their original aspect ratio (a.k.a. WIDESCREEN). This really is unbelievable. My eyes lit up when I saw the listing with the new cover art and the words "pre-order". So here I am thinking that maybe.....just maybe they finally got it right. Third time's a charm, right? WRONG! You know with the first film, Warner saw fit to release the widescreen edition on Blu-Ray, and yet the DVD format gets three releases, and all of them "modified to fit your TV". Shame on Warner for doing this to fans of the films. It really is a huge disappointment. As much as I LOVE these movies, and as much as I'd love to have them sit atop my DVD shelf, I refuse to purchase them in this manner. To drop the ball 3 consecutive times on the same 2 movies is just uncalled for."
Yes! Both films WIDESCREEN at last!!!
T. Evans | Traverse City, MI | 02/28/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I owned both of these movies on Laserdisc, long, long ago. And until this Blu Ray was released, that was the only way to see these funny movies in a WIDESCREEN transfer! I was very excited to get this Blu Ray in the mail a few days ago! The transfers look awesome! Very clean, and sharp, and, at LAST, in 16x9 WIDESCREEN.
I do agree with the reviews that I've read, stating most people are kind of upset about being able to own BOTH films for the same price, or less than, the cost paid for Grumpy Old Men on Blu Ray. I too bought the Grumpy Old Men Blu Ray, back in December. I paid $17.99 here on Amazon for it. Then a few weeks later I saw the listing, thanks to High Def Digest ([...]) and was bummed to think I bought 1 film for 17.99, when the pre-list price for BOTH was 17.99! But oh well! I am just EXTREMELY happy to see both of these great films on Blu Ray!
Now I am hoping that FOX will release Out To Sea on Blu Ray! Walter and Jack were the greatest duo in the past 30 years, and are always a joy to watch!!!
Sure this disc is missing the trailers, and there are NO special features. But, if you like the movies, BUY this Blu Ray! You will NOT be disappointed!!!"
Corporate greed continues unabated
R. C. Walker | Encinitas CA, United States | 08/12/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The "Grumpy Old Men" movies are very funny and very well produced. They were produced at a visual aspect of 1.85:1. However, they have never been released on DVD at that ratio. They have been slashed down to 1.33:1 ... the so-called "full" screen ratio. "Full" screen is the rip-off industry's euphemism for "mutilated". A truly FULL screen is the screen of the original production.
If you want to buy this butchered product and miss fully 30% of the original films, go ahead. Let me know if you do: I have some nice riverside property in New Orleans I'd like you to consider buying."
Grumpier Old Men - Widescreen FINALLY!
B. Oliver | Oregon, USA | 02/28/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although Warner already released Grumpy Old Men on Blu-ray last year and now are technically re-releasing it again, I am pleased that the underrated sequel, Grumpier Old Men finally received a proper widescreen transfer versus the full frame video the DVD versions have had.
The Blu-ray itself, for both films, look as good as they probably can and the audio (both sport DTS-HD Master Audio, with Grumpy has 2.0 channels and Grumpier has 5.1) for both are better than acceptable. Also, both films are on one disc but given there are no features, a 50GB Blu-ray disc easily handles them both.
If you're a fan like I am for both of these films, Warner has set a respectable SRP ($24.98 at the time of this writing) so it very well may reach the $10 mark in the not too distant future. For those who don't appreciate Warner doing this, I understand, but if you can get it on the cheap, then just think of it as getting this sequel and ignore the original (if you already own the stand alone Blu-ray).
Personally, I think it's worth it to get the widescreen transfer at long last..."