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From the interview over on the HTF. Twilight Time whom release the original Fright Night are also releasing As Good As It Gets in May.

Now I got my copy of Fright Night and I will be getting this to

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JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (1959)
THE BIG HEAT (1953)

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JOHN STEINBECK'S "THE WAYWARD BUS" (1957)
AS GOOD AS IT GETS (1997)

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I was ready to celebrate until I saw the 3K copies limited release tag line...
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If you want it order it as it seems Twilight Time have the titles they release as a 3 year exclusive for the US market.
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It's very disappointing that a major title like this would only be made available as a limited run.

I guess what's more important is that it may be a sign that blu ray is not as popular of a format as I assumed it would be. Perhaps most consumers are just fine with cable, satellite or streaming?
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'As Good As It Gets' only won 2 Oscars...3000 copies should be enough...yeah....right.



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^^^^ I'm surprised this movie hasn't been out on BD yet. It's an excellent movie with excellent performances that have happened less often as time has passed. They could have re-released the movie this year and it could have easily won multiple Oscars this year (if it was eligible).

Too bad it can't be pre-ordered yet. I know I'll forget...

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Great movie, but I wouldn't spend more than $15 for the Blu-ray. The DVD is sufficient for now.
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It's very disappointing that a major title like this would only be made available as a limited run.

I guess what's more important is that it may be a sign that blu ray is not as popular of a format as I assumed it would be. Perhaps most consumers are just fine with cable, satellite or streaming?

Agreed. $35 for a barebones disc that's limited? Pathetic and sad.

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I guess what's more important is that it may be a sign that blu ray is not as popular of a format as I assumed it would be. Perhaps most consumers are just fine with cable, satellite or streaming?

Bingo. If these discs would sell in large enough quantities to make it worthwhile for Sony to issue them on their own, they would have.
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Disappointing that Sony seems to be throwing in the towel with the format they created...
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How bizarre. I can see the limited appeal of FRIGHT NIGHT, but this is a film which won major Oscars and racked up $150 million in BO gross in 1997 dollars. I was actually thinking this weekend of how much I'd like to pick up the film on BD, but this is certainly a strange way to do it. I'll shell out because I love the movie, but this is worrisome.

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I can see the limited appeal of FRIGHT NIGHT, but this is a film which won major Oscars and racked up $150 million in BO gross in 1997 dollars.

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As Good as It Gets was also a box office hit, opening at number three in the box office (behind Titanic and Tomorrow Never Dies) with $12.6 million, and eventually earning over $148 million domestically and $314 million worldwide. It is Jack Nicholson's second most lucrative film, behind Batman.

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Wut?
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Oh well maybe this would be a normal release if it had a big name star in it?

I have had the $5 dvd in my hand several times and ...thought "I'll wait for the Blu"..............I think I will get the dvd now..........if this is $35 or something like that. I agree this is worrisome.
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Oh well maybe this would be a normal release if it had a big name star in it?

I have had the $5 dvd in my hand several times and ...thought "I'll wait for the Blu"..............I think I will get the dvd now..........if this is $35 or something like that. I agree this is worrisome.

I am not worried....

I predict an annoucement of a proper Region A release will soon surface.

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Oh well maybe this would be a normal release if it had a big name star in it?

I have had the $5 dvd in my hand several times and ...thought "I'll wait for the Blu"..............I think I will get the dvd now..........if this is $35 or something like that. I agree this is worrisome.

The highest paid actor of all time is obscure now?
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the remark was meant to be sarcastic .....
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Sony has thought through this pretty carefully. Sony is trying to get as much Blu-ray content of high quality out as quickly as possible but still make money. I praise them for the former and cannot blame them for the latter.

This is a title that was widely distributed on other formats throughout the years. It is not a title that particularly requires Blu-ray treatment in the eyes of many buyers.

While I personally think that virtually everything deserves a Blu-ray transfer, I also find myself deciding to stay with an LD or DVD for a title that doesn't seem to make that much difference to me. My "new rule" has become to watch many catalog titles on LD or DVD to decide if I think it is really worth it to go with a Blu-ray. I go with a new Blu-ray a lot of the time.

As Good As It Gets would not, for me, merit a Blu-ray upgrade. Others will disagree.

Apparently Sony has concluded that the sales would not be high in a normal release. I think we have to put some trust in them. This is Sony, not Universal, they have pretty good record.

I have bought most of the Twilight Time Blu-rays so far. I am thrilled to get a title like The Egyptian. Picnic is one of my favorites, I actually bought a second copy just to have a spare of this excellent movie. I am glad that Sony and Fox are letting Twilight Time distribute these titles which, however wonderful they are as films, just would not sell enough to warrant a general release.
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As Good As It Gets would not, for me, merit a Blu-ray upgrade. Others will disagree.

It would certainly merit one from me... if it were released like a regular Sony title and wasn't only available as a limited edition at an outlandish price.
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Can't wait. Definitely preordering mine.
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It would certainly merit one from me... if it were released like a regular Sony title and wasn't only available as a limited edition at an outlandish price.

We all have different choices. I certainly would have preferred that Picnic and The Egyptian were general releases that I could buy for a low price. However, I can understand that the Twilight Time business model may be the only way I will see these on Blu-ray. Apparently, this is also true for As Good As It Gets.
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Apparently, this is also true for As Good As It Gets.

I find it difficult to believe a general BD release won't be done for possibly Nicholson's final Oscar win of his great career....

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I find it difficult to believe a general BD release won't be done for possibly Nicholson's final Oscar win of his great career....

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I just can't see how this falls under the same classification as Twilight Time's other releases. This is a movie that Sony should have released themselves.
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I haven't followed the a/v industry very closely in the past decade, but my guess is that sony over-expanded and over-acquired, and as a result, became 1) arrogant with their world beater status, and 2) got too big to manage properly with a single CEO.

Whatever the reasons, they are clearly no longer the innovation and quality leader they once were, and they have clearly let many interesting projects slide as a result of their size.
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Pretty much a re-hash of the negative commentary that seems to pop up every time a Twilght Time limited release crops up ..

At least we're getting a BD ..

Thanks, Spizz, for the heads up ..

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It's very disappointing that a major title like this would only be made available as a limited run.

I guess what's more important is that it may be a sign that blu ray is not as popular of a format as I assumed it would be. Perhaps most consumers are just fine with cable, satellite or streaming?

Those are possible explanations, but most likely the reason is economic. It costs money to convert a dvd into BR and that would not include any serious re-mastering. Perhaps about five years ago at the French Film festival in Los Angeles, the question came up why more foreign films were not converted into BR. The answer was that it cost $20-$30K with the break even point being to sell 2000 copies. Sony must have thought that they wouldn't sell enough copies to make it worthwhile.
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This is one of the greatest movies ever made. Definitely in my top 10. I hope they do a good job with it.
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