On July 5, Echo Bridge Entertainment is planning to release another Miramax catalog title, the Wayans Brothers' 1996 comedy Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. Written by and starring Marlon and Shawn Wayans, the film spoofs several prominent African-American films of the late 1980s and early 1990s, such as Boyz n the Hood, Do the Right Thing and Friday.
Largely panned in its initial theatrical release, the film has nonetheless gone on to develop a cult following in the video era.
Special features and disc specifications have yet to be confirmed.
"Special features and disc specifications have yet to be confirmed"
Ha its Echo Bridge, they wouldnt know what a special feature was is if one hit them in the face.
Well be lucky just to get it in the OAR, and in 2.0 Stere
Bernie Mac:- You ain't so tough now, little ****. I hate your black bastards, you *stink*! I hate your black skin. I hate your black pants. I hate black pepper. I hate black keys on a piano. I hate my gums, because they're black. I hate Whoopi Goldberg's *lips*. I hate the back of Forrest Whittaker's neck. Huh? Most of all, I hate that black-ass Wesley Snipes.
To hell with Echo Bridge! If people would just boycott their movies then they would stop releasing these bastardization releases and another company might step in and do them justice. Yet, I still see so many people on here buying these Echo Bridge movies it makes me sick. I would expect it from the general population who do not know any better but people HERE - on this SITE - should know what a hack job Echo Bridge does on these movies and avoid their products like the plague but oh NO people buy them anyways... WOW
Can we start a petition or campaign against Echo Bridge and their shoddy products. There are enough intelligent, well-informed people on this site (from all different regions) where we could let this company (and others) know that we will not buy their sub-standard products. Additionally, we would tell our friends and families as well and let them know to pass the word on. I agree with R_J_Macready, I LOVE both movies, but will not buy them because of the tripe Echo puts out.
Sorry for the rant, but I hate crap like this company and the crap they put out.
Just keep spreading the word (online, offline, social media, in passing to employees and customers at retail stores) to inform as many as potential buyers about the shoddy quality they can expect when purchasing a Miramax/Dimension Films and Echo Bridge release (modified aspect ratios, very poor video quality from dated masters, or even 1080i, 2.0 audio tracks rather than 5.1, dubbed audio tracks, cut versions of films, erroneous tech info on covers, missing extras).
In other words, a waste of ones time and money with so many other things to spend it on (and definitely not worth impulse and blind buys based on price which is what Echo Bridge aims for to exploit additional profit). That is about the only recourse in hopes of inspiring the Miramax/Echo Bridge partnership to consider improving their non-existent quality control.
Convince them it is in their monetary interest to improve the quality or anticipate any film one may have interest in to receive the same treatment.
After you acquired the rights to some of Miramax's catalog titles, you have managed to release two very good movies on Blu-ray. But instead of treating them right, you have given them such sub-par releases that those "in the know" would rather keep their DVD copies.
I'm talking of course about "From Dusk till Dawn" and "Equilibrium ". The latter one wasn't even released in it's original aspect ratio. Why?
Do you read reviews of your own releases? If not, check out these two from a very respectable site:
One of those is far worse than the other, but those reviews have kept me from adding both of these to my collection.
I'm sure you sell a lot of these to people who don't know any better, but why drive away those who really have a passion for the format? Those who do some research before getting something.
These movies could surely have looked and sounded almost perfect on Blu-ray, so why wouldn't you give them the respect they deserve?
Luckily there are only three of the Miramax titles you've got the rights to that I want to own. The two previously mentioned and "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood", but as it stands I guess I won't own those on Blu-ray anytime soon.
I'd rather see you go the Criterion route and release top notch product, but charge $25-30 each instead of $10. Everyone would be much better off if you did.
Being the "peasant" that I am, I don't expect a reply to this e-mail. But I at least hope you read it and do something about this problem. You keep losing respect from your most dedicated customer base.
Now that's what I'm talking about!!! This is a classic and a classic joke in my family!! Me and my brother's used to ask eachother: "what movie has the longest title" and it was this one and it's finally hitting blu-ray!! Now the next wayans film best be White Chicks!!!!!!
OMFG i was just thinking they should put this movie on BLU the other day and when i saw the news on this site I was so excited until i read Echo Bridge was releasing it, man this is a bunch of bullsh!t. The company either needs to get there sh!t together or people need to just stop buying their movies.
God forbid if they release a movie i really like onto Blu. I mean i liked Halloween H20 but ive seen that movie 20 goddamn times. Oh wait I love From Dusk till Dawn and they fucked that one up too, now its serious.
LOL they probably just decided yesterday to release it, and only give it 2 months to do everything up to the release in stores. What are they gonna be doing for 2 months, sitting around in a circle jerk thinking about what other good movies they can put into a Blu Ray case even though its probably just a DVD.