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electriclite
10-01-2007, 10:25 PM
Ok, this pissed me off recently.

I was watching the commercial for the 2 Disc Release of the Jungle Book. The Jungle Book is one of my fave Disney movies, and my FAVORITE PART is the King Louis song "Be Like You". I'm sure I am part of a large group of people who got that movie on VHS and played back that part constantly. I was pretty excited with this release until a saw the commercial listing all that the 2-Disc release included: A music video by the Brothers Jonas covering "Be Like You".

I've never had the urge to throw something at my TV, but there I was looking down at my hand and surprised to see my right arm locked and loaded with my little ceramic drinking mug.

Now I know I'm not supposed to be surprised about these things, but time passes I forget about the last cinematic offense, get mellow, let my hope for humanity start to grow like mold in a poorly ventilated home in Mississippi, and then I forget about this stuff. And of course, like clockwork this shit comes around again, hits me in a sensitive spot that I'm caught off-guard by and I get into a bitch fit. So allow me to proceed:

I'm really sick and tired of these future has beens having their Goldfish-Life-Span careers cheaply hitched to deserved classics like some near-dead body to the bumper of 66' Mustang. And to add insult to injury, butcher classic songs while they're at it, just to make a cheap buck and wrangle in the gullible pre-teens whose parents don't seem to know how to hold back with their wallets.

It really just wreaks of fucking laziness. I mean does it seriously look like the producers of the DVD took more then ten minutes to come up with this gem of an idea. Its practically in the ancient filing cabinet of formulas, right next to having "cute kids and/or dogs standing next to product" and before "dangling shiny things in front of people's eyes"!

I understand advertising, I understand the marketing, but that in NO WAY MEANS I HAVE TO LIKE IT !:mad::mad::mad:

X-Nightcrawler
10-01-2007, 11:05 PM
So does this video intercuts or replaced the original song? Because that sucks.

Not so big a deal, dude. "The Lion King" DVD comes with a version of "Circle of Life" sung by the frickin' "Circle of Stars" of the Disney Channel (that includes Raven) and it sucks and it's lame but it's just an extra. I haven't seen it since I gave the first verse a try.

At least the Elton John versions came untouched.

vesaker
10-02-2007, 08:33 AM
yeah that would really suck if it inter cuts into the movie and replaces the actual song, otherwise if its just an extra then don't watch it. And yeah lame ppl getting their 15 minutes off Disney is sad.

Tweek
10-02-2007, 04:44 PM
A music video by the Brothers Jonas covering "Be Like You".


I'm going to have an infarction.

:(:mad:

hoojib127
10-04-2007, 04:44 AM
Just another reason Walt continues to spin around in his coffin on a daily basis. :rolleyes:

Tagia_Romero
10-04-2007, 03:55 PM
Speaking of the greats, where the heck is 'Beauty and the Beast'?!

zombievictim
10-04-2007, 04:36 PM
Speaking of the greats, where the heck is 'Beauty and the Beast'?!

Maybe I'm wrong but didn't that come out a fear years ago?

X-Nightcrawler
10-04-2007, 08:27 PM
Speaking of the greats, where the heck is 'Beauty and the Beast'?!That's already out with a 2-disc special edition, but like all Disney DVDs, they go out of production lightning fast.

Good thing I bought all LKs twice!

Powerslave
10-04-2007, 09:52 PM
Speaking of the greats, where the heck is 'Beauty and the Beast'?!
Gonna get a rerelease in 2010, so....mark your calendar...

Tagia_Romero
10-04-2007, 10:37 PM
Maybe I'm wrong but didn't that come out a fear years ago?

Didn't get it here in Australia. :(

X-Nightcrawler
10-04-2007, 11:16 PM
Gonna get a rerelease in 2010, so....mark your calendar...
Blu-Ray!

I can't fucking WAIT for LK/LK2/LK1.5 in HD.

Raimo69
10-05-2007, 01:05 PM
Does any one know when there are going to bring back lion king on dvd?

X-Nightcrawler
10-05-2007, 04:55 PM
Does any one know when there are going to bring back lion king on dvd?On DVD? I don't think they will. Ever. They'll get released in BluRay starting 2009, not sure when LK is going to get released though, they haven't said. But you can still find it on eBay.

Raimo69
10-08-2007, 08:48 PM
i was planning to get on ebay but if it was coming out any time soon i was going to wait

KyleG
10-09-2007, 05:20 PM
I don't really understand your rant, its not like anyone is forcing you to watch that music video, plus this is something that Disney has been doing for years, putting lame ass music videos on their dvds

electriclite
10-09-2007, 07:33 PM
I don't really understand your rant, its not like anyone is forcing you to watch that music video, plus this is something that Disney has been doing for years, putting lame ass music videos on their dvds


Its simple supply and demand.

When you give money to something you are telling the maker of that product that you like that product and what they've done and to continue doing it.

That's what I'd be doing if I bought this DVD. And I do not want to be yet another consumer encouraging this practice.

ChickFlick
10-11-2007, 11:51 AM
I usually watch this on all my Disney DVDs, to see how they butchered the song. Some I like, some I don't -- but as long as they don't change the movie in any way, I don't mind. You know, they also have a feature on the Jungle Book where you pick a song and it plays the part of the movie where they sing the song. Why not do that for "Be Like You" instead of watching the music video?

Megganlomaniac
11-26-2007, 01:28 AM
Unfortunately, this is what Disney does with a bunch of their recent re-release titles to warrant their Platinum title status. They do a half-assed effort in order to come up with a bunch of DVD extras. The Platinum Little Mermaid DVD has a cheesy tacked on cover of 'Kiss the Girl' by some no name singer, and some "DisneyPedia" under the sea Discovery channel knockoff.

I admit, the concept of a two disc DVD special edition always peaks my interest despite the fact that many extras are just a cheap tacked on advertisement.

bigred760
11-26-2007, 02:32 AM
Ok, this pissed me off recently.

I was watching the commercial for the 2 Disc Release of the Jungle Book. The Jungle Book is one of my fave Disney movies, and my FAVORITE PART is the King Louis song "Be Like You". I'm sure I am part of a large group of people who got that movie on VHS and played back that part constantly. I was pretty excited with this release until a saw the commercial listing all that the 2-Disc release included: A music video by the Brothers Jonas covering "Be Like You".

I've never had the urge to throw something at my TV, but there I was looking down at my hand and surprised to see my right arm locked and loaded with my little ceramic drinking mug.

Now I know I'm not supposed to be surprised about these things, but time passes I forget about the last cinematic offense, get mellow, let my hope for humanity start to grow like mold in a poorly ventilated home in Mississippi, and then I forget about this stuff. And of course, like clockwork this shit comes around again, hits me in a sensitive spot that I'm caught off-guard by and I get into a bitch fit. So allow me to proceed:

I'm really sick and tired of these future has beens having their Goldfish-Life-Span careers cheaply hitched to deserved classics like some near-dead body to the bumper of 66' Mustang. And to add insult to injury, butcher classic songs while they're at it, just to make a cheap buck and wrangle in the gullible pre-teens whose parents don't seem to know how to hold back with their wallets.

It really just wreaks of fucking laziness. I mean does it seriously look like the producers of the DVD took more then ten minutes to come up with this gem of an idea. Its practically in the ancient filing cabinet of formulas, right next to having "cute kids and/or dogs standing next to product" and before "dangling shiny things in front of people's eyes"!

I understand advertising, I understand the marketing, but that in NO WAY MEANS I HAVE TO LIKE IT !:mad::mad::mad:

For starters, I don't know the song, and I haven't seen The Jungle Book in years (maybe even decades).

But don't watch the freakin' extra. Don't point your remote at the DVD, select that particular extra, and click 'Ok.' You'll be fine forever. Besides, it'll probably be on the second disk anyway.

Aladdin's 2-disc edition has Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson singing "A Whole New World." Not my favorite song in the movie, but still a good song. I don't listen to it. It's really easy.

And who the hell are The Brothers Jonah?

The Postmaster General
11-26-2007, 03:22 AM
I see where electriclite is coming from. It's along the lines of seeing a kickass song from your youth being used in an Viagra commercial. Not so much that it is actively an annoyance, but more like you don't want to be a part of having something dear to you being exploited for financial gain and in such poor form.