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Old 02-21-2009, 08:42 PM   #1
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Any chance Almost Famous the bootleg cut will come out on Blu? I know there is an import but none of the features from the DVD version of the bootleg are on it I hear.

I never got to see the DVD as it was only limited and I think Almost Famous would be amazing on the eyes and ears on blu ray.
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:46 PM   #2
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Any chance Almost Famous the bootleg cut will come out on Blu? I know there is an import but none of the features from the DVD version of the bootleg are on it I hear.

I never got to see the DVD as it was only limited and I think Almost Famous would be amazing on the eyes and ears on blu ray.
We are still waiting for the regular version much less the bootleg cut.This is the only one thats available right now.
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:55 PM   #3
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We are still waiting for the regular version much less the bootleg cut.This is the only one thats available right now.
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movies.php?id=2471
I am awaitng the delivery of this, it should arrive this week.

Of course I'll double dip if a quality release comes along.
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:29 PM   #4
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I have that import and it is indeed the Bootleg Cut and it looks pretty good and comes in TrueHD. It's also region free so it works in the States.
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Any chance Almost Famous the bootleg cut will come out on Blu?
please apply the following statement anytime you ask the question

"there is a chance everything will come out on Blu"
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:18 PM   #6
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I have that import and it is indeed the Bootleg Cut and it looks pretty good and comes in TrueHD. It's also region free so it works in the States.
I am confused on your statement, you say you have the import but it's a bootleg? How can this be possible. Are you talking about the one Moefiz linked to???
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I am confused on your statement, you say you have the import but it's a bootleg? How can this be possible. Are you talking about the one Moefiz linked to???
I am referring to the one linked. The "Director's Cut/Extended Cut" is called "Bootleg." In fact when the opening credits are rolling (drawn) it says "Bootleg" and not "Almost Famous."
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I am referring to the one linked. The "Director's Cut/Extended Cut" is called "Bootleg." In fact when the opening credits are rolling (drawn) it says "Bootleg" and not "Almost Famous."
I got the import one from the UK several months ago and it is awesome. It is the bootleg cut
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I am referring to the one linked. The "Director's Cut/Extended Cut" is called "Bootleg." In fact when the opening credits are rolling (drawn) it says "Bootleg" and not "Almost Famous."
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I got the import one from the UK several months ago and it is awesome. It is the bootleg cut
I just put it and it didn't say bootleg...and it's the UK import.
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Are you sure? When the pencil is writing on the paper. It says Bootleg.
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Now I am confused. I always thought that "Bootlegging" was more or less the same than piracy: Inferior and cheap products produced by unkown companies with very poor quality.

But Almost Famous have been released by Sony (a company famous for fighting piracy), the picture quality of this BD is good and the audio quality is even better (Dolby TrueHD). Only a few supplements have been added, though.

BTW the UK version is the longer cut (IMO the better version) not the theatrical one.

so anyone who could enlight me on why this release of Almost Famous is a bootleg despite being released by a major studio with very good audio and video?

PS: I didn't notice the word "Bootleg" at the beginning either. I'll pay more attention next time.
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The UK Blu-ray release says 'Untitled' as the title instead of Almost Famous.
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The Bootleg Cut is just what they call the Director's Edition DVD, which includes the Untitled cut and the theatrical cut. As far as the Blu-ray (Untitled), I bought it and traded it as I couldn't see much difference from my DVD (notice the title on the case). I am hoping the US release looks better, because I love the movie. The TrueHD soundtrack is suppossed to be great. I can't comment on that though, I wasn't running lossless at the time.

Edit: And for the price those Amazon sellers are selling that version, maybe I should have kept the Blu-ray and sold the DVD!!!

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The UK Blu-ray release says 'Untitled' as the title instead of Almost Famous.
That's right. I got you now.
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That's right. I got you now.
Crap I am so freaking confused...so when the kid is writing on the paper, the title should say Untitled or Bootleg????
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The Bootleg Cut is just what they call the Director's Edition DVD, which includes the Untitled cut and the theatrical cut. As far as the Blu-ray (Untitled), I bought it and traded it as I couldn't see much difference from my DVD (notice the title on the case). I am hoping the US release looks better, because I love the movie. The TrueHD soundtrack is suppossed to be great. I can't comment on that though, I wasn't running lossless at the time.

Edit: And for the price those Amazon sellers are selling that version, maybe I should have kept the Blu-ray and sold the DVD!!!
I compared several scenes from my old DVD and the BD. While Almost Famous doesn't look as sharp as let's say "I am Legend" (never meant to look like that) it looks noticeable better than DVD. And as I have said the Dolby TrueHD is a great upgrade.

so why is this movie considered a "bootleg"?

BTW I got Almost Famous for about 11 bucks taking advantage of a good deal.

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I compared several scenes as well, and saw 0 difference. Only movie I have ever owned that I can say this about.

It's not considered a bootleg, it is just the title they chose for it.
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I compared several scenes from my old DVD and the BD. While Almost Famous doesn't look as sharp as let's say "I am Legend" (never meant to look like that) it looks noticeable better than DVD. And as I have said the Dolby TrueHD is a great upgrade.

so why is this movie considered a "bootleg"?

BTW I got Almost Famous for about 11 bucks taking advantage of a promotion.

There was a special edition that came out with a disc of the regular movie, plus a disc that had 35 minutes of extra footage. I'm assuming they called it the "boot leg" version because of the music connection.
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Crap I am so freaking confused...so when the kid is writing on the paper, the title should say Untitled or Bootleg????
It says Untitled. I'm an idiot.
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