6 Degrees Collection John Travolta including official pressed DVD of The Boy In The Plastic Bubble

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by BradOlson, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    With this collection, it looks like the authorized remastering of the Boy In The Plastic Bubble which Sony did release as a DVD-R under their Choice Collection series of DVD-Rs in response to the Warner Archive DVD-R series is getting an official pressed DVD release:



    Mill Creek Entertainment: 6 Degrees Collection, The - John Travolta
     
  2. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    The public domain releases of the film including the previous Mill Creek releases are all technically bootlegs as the movie is still under copyright.
     
  3. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

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    Thanks Brad for that news. I haven't watched TBIPB or seen a video of it in ages.
     
  4. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    The public domain copies that circulate and air on low budget TV stations are poor quality with the good stuff being what is coming out on Mill Creek.
     
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  5. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    In fact, the movie is copyrighted and the public domain copies are technically bootlegs.
     
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    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

  7. JohnO

    JohnO Forum Resident

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    I thought it was a requirement that Mill Creek must always use scratchy 16mm copy prints? :) Is this MC version authorized?
     
  8. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    Yes, this Mill Creek version is licensed from Sony.
     
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  9. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    A shame this has had an unenforced copyright until recently. One of the best TV movies ever made.
     
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  10. LeBon Bush

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    Interesting... there was a budget DVD of it floating around here in Austria some years ago, it didn't look like an official release tbh. Wonder if I should import that one, the plot tempts me to do so...:angel:
     
  11. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    It is very good for a made for TV movie and one of the few TV movies with a huge cult following.
     
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  12. LeBon Bush

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    Yeah, I've read that it's still got many fans and the reviews are all very positive - come thinking, I should definitely check this out.
     
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  13. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    All of the movies in this set:
    Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976) – starring John Travolta, Glynnis O’Connor and Robert Reed
    The girl next door makes a teen born with immune deficiencies want to leave his germ-free bubble.

    Perfect (1985) – starring John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis and Marilu Henner
    A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight.

    Look Who's Talking Now (1993) – starring John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Danny DeVito and Diane Keaton
    The third film in the Look Who’s Talking franchise goes to the dogs in this hilarious family film!

    Basic (2003) – starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Connie Nielsen and Tim Daly
    A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.

    Love Song for Bobby Long (2004) – starring John Travolta, Scarlett Johansson, Gabriel Macht
    A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.

    Lonely Hearts (2006) – starring John Travolta, Salma Hayek, James Gandolfini, Jared Leto and Laura Dern
    Based on the true story, two homicide detectives track Martha Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez, a murderous pair known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers" who lured their victims through the personals.
     
  14. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    It turns out this set would be mainly worth getting for the remastered Boy In The Plastic Bubble
     
  15. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

  16. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    That DVD is one of the "public domain" bootlegs of the movie.
     
  17. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Lonely Hearts was a good movie.
     
  18. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Thanks Bradley...a BDset would have been nice!
     
  19. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

  20. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  21. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    BTW, The Boy In The Plastic Bubble was made on 35mm Kodak film so it could be made into a Blu-Ray worth buying from the Sony prints.
     
  22. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

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    Yeah, that's what I thought...
     
  23. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    rifftrax fans know it well
     
  24. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    I had some official confirmation from Mill Creek about the Boy In The Plastic Bubble in the new DVD set:

    Good Afternoon,

    Thank you for contacting Mill Creek Entertainment with your product
    inquiry. The master utilized in the previous SONY release is the same master
    they provided to us for use in creating this upcoming DVD set.

    Sincerely,

    LYLE GOFF
    CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER

    MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT

    In other words, I am right that the Boy In The Plastic Bubble in this new DVD set IS what Sony released on their DVD-R. If you buy the Blu-Ray, get the DVD-R of Boy In The Plastic Bubble and the DVD of Look Who's Talking Now as the Look Who's Talking series is NOT on Blu-Ray.
     

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