Bob Furmanek
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September 6th, 2018, 1:46 am #541

We have just received this official statement:

STATEMENT RE: UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT’S REVENGE OF THE CREATURE 3D BLU-RAY REPLACEMENT PROGRAM

September 5, 2018

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) has identified a manufacturing issue which may affect the presentation of the 3D Blu-ray offering of the film Revenge of the Creature, released on August 28 , 2018 as part of the Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection and the Creature From the Black Lagoon Complete Legacy Collection. The issue is isolated to this particular film and does not affect any other discs in the collections. UPHE’s goal is to always deliver the best possible product to its consumers. To that end, a replacement program is being established to ensure that those who have purchased either collection have the opportunity to receive a corrected Blu-ray disc featuring the 3D version of Revenge of the Creature and 2D version of The Creature Walks Among Us, should they encounter the issue. To receive an updated disc, please email USHEConsumerRelations@visionmediamgmt.com.
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September 6th, 2018, 1:51 am #542

The official statement does not clarify whether the 2D image of Revenge of the Creature will be correctly presented in HD.
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September 6th, 2018, 1:59 am #543

Thanks, Bob. I guess this means you must purchase the faulty set in order to get the replacement.


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September 6th, 2018, 2:01 am #544

BitByDracsDog wrote:The official statement does not clarify whether the 2D image of Revenge of the Creature will be correctly presented in HD.
I was about to note that as well, but given that that film is not in 3D, why else would they be issuing a replacement disc for it, except to provide us with the correct 1080p resolution we should be getting?


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Bob Furmanek
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September 6th, 2018, 2:48 am #545

Both films are mastered on a single disc with Revenge in full resolution to industry standard 3-D Blu-ray specs.
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Uncle Bingo
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September 6th, 2018, 2:55 am #546

Thank you Bob for keeping us all updated on this, here and on Bluray.com.

I’m very happy your hard work should be getting the presentation it deserves.

And kudos to Universal for having souls and doing the right thing on this.

Now I can buy the 30 disk set with confidence.
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SAM33
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September 6th, 2018, 2:58 am #547

Thank you Bob for your usual diligent, competent, and always professional behind-the-scenes work!
I have just emailed the address you supplied.

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September 6th, 2018, 3:20 am #548

Hoping for the best, Amazon is really not helping our case by continuing to sell them. As for storage, looking at the case, it looks like you could easily snap in another flap (or holder, or whatever they're called.) Most of us probably have one laying around somewhere.
  I guess I'm another one that's not going to do anything until I hear that the problem has definitely been resolved. So, thanks to everyone that is taking action now!
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September 6th, 2018, 3:38 am #549

MacXoftheMounted wrote: Thanks, Bob. I guess this means you must purchase the faulty set in order to get the replacement.


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September 6th, 2018, 4:18 am #550

Yippe, I have already sent in my e-mail. Now it is back to waiting just like we have been since the pre-order
became available. I wonder how long it will take to receive the replacement disc? At least I have a semi watchable 
Disc to view till then. Thanks Bob for getting this done!
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Jameson281
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September 6th, 2018, 4:56 am #551

Hooray!  I'm as happy as a Gillman in Julia Adams' swimming pool!
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Tumak
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September 6th, 2018, 5:18 am #552

Am I correct in understanding that by properly reauthoring 3D REVENGE, it will, by default, improve the 2D presentation as well, as it will be taken from one eye of the improved 3D? Universal's statement doesn't address this.
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September 6th, 2018, 5:25 am #553

My presumption along with correct Image-over-image presentation, by default the 2D presentation will benifit, as it will be derived from one of the two full rez views.

Thanks Bob, and actually, Thanks Universal.
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September 6th, 2018, 7:37 am #554

Kudos to Bob for helping effect this outcome.  And I'll even tip my hat to Universal for stepping up.

That said, I love how Universal says it was they who ID'ed the issue -- which "may affect the presentation" of the 3D....  

  
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September 6th, 2018, 11:20 am #555

I did notice after Bob's official announcement the Complete 30 Film Legacy Blu-ray set shot back up from $94.99 to $169.99 on Amazon Canada, and the individual sets are now around $38! Weird that these price fluctuations didn't happen on the U.S. counterpart!

Anyway, it's fantastic that Universal is addressing the issue regarding the REVENGE OF THE CREATURE (1955) SBS authoring. I will try to get this set eventually, if/when it drops below $30 in Canada again!

Thank you very much Bob (And Greg!), for all of the hard work in the restoration, and in dealing with the PR nightmare surrounding this release!

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Rakshasa
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September 6th, 2018, 11:40 am #556

Jameson281 wrote: Hooray!  I'm as happy as a Gillman in Julia Adams' swimming pool!
For a second I thought you were going to say her swimsuit (!). 
Hey, how much for the Buick?
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September 6th, 2018, 12:00 pm #557

So Bob,

Those of us who have waited to buy this, should we buy the set now and send for the replacement, or wait? And if wait, how would we know if it was the corrected disc we were buying?

Thanks buddy!
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September 6th, 2018, 12:20 pm #558

Something tells me this replacement plan is only for people who write to the email address and complain and they are not going to recall what is already out there.  They might be compiling a list of people who need / want re[placement discs, then they'll manufacture that many replacements (and a few more for late comers).  

Just my thoughts on it.  
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Camps
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September 6th, 2018, 12:28 pm #559

So Bob, will you be going back to your Creature avatar?  😉
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Bob Furmanek
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September 6th, 2018, 12:55 pm #560

I never had that avatar here, it’s been The Maze for a long time now. I do need to update it!
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