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Postby CatraDhtem » Wed Jan 02, 2002 8:50 am


On 2002-01-02 06:05, aldownunder wrote:
Does anyone know why UHF is called The Vidiot From UHF in Australia


Because the term "UHF" refers to Ultra-High Frequency television signals, which is from channels 13 to 82 on a normal U.S. TV set.

But when the film was prepared for foreign release, Orion and its worldwide distributors realized that not all countries have the same television set-up as the U.S. For example, in England there's only eight non-cable channels, etc. So they had to retitle the movie. The "Vidiot" comes from the words "video" and "idiot," of course.

However, I've seen a few foreign video boxes titled simply as "UHF," so I don't know if the "Vidiot" title was abandoned in all countries for the video release.

And just FYI, in Quebec the film was retitled "Tele Ringards," and the Mexican version was called "Los Telelocos."
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Postby Wild Gunman » Wed Apr 24, 2002 1:18 pm

Do you think the UHF DVD will be released in Australia?
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Postby Elvis » Wed Apr 24, 2002 5:31 pm

Do you think the UHF DVD will be released in Australia?


It's only being released as "Region 1" and as far as I know there's no plans to release it with other regions. However, I think most "Region 1" DVDs play in computer CD-Rom drives, so you can always try that.

If you can't get it locally, most websites (at least all the major ones) will ship to Australia.

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Re: UHF In Australia

Postby Grom » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:45 pm

Today's random bumpage...

Still no word of UHF being released here :(
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Re: UHF In Australia

Postby Mystik Tomato » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:43 pm

Well, it's not like our DVD players have regions on them.

It's still crap. <_<
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Re: UHF In Australia

Postby Teh Dingo » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:36 pm

Grom wrote:Today's random bumpage...

Still no word of UHF being released here :(


On the bright side, it'll look like there's activity in the international forum
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Re: UHF In Australia

Postby CatraDhtem » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:16 am

For my site, one of the things I wanted to get done this year was a new anniversary section for "UHF" (it ain't gonna happen this year...got too many plates to spin documentary-wise) with a page listing addresses to write to in order get the movie on Blu-ray in the U.S. and Europe and on DVD in other parts of the world.

The last time I checked, these are the current snail mail addresses for Fox Home Entertainment (which now handles MGM's DVD releases worldwide) and for MGM's own home video division. I would recommend writing to Fox more than MGM, but if you're going to send a letter, it might be a good idea to hedge your bets and mail it to both addresses anyway...just in case.

(if I have formatted the addresses incorrectly, please let me know)

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Level 3, Frank Hurley Grandstand
Fox Studios Australia, Driver Avenue
Moore Park, NSW 1363

MGM Home Entertainment Group Australasia Pty Ltd.
Level 29, 2 Chifley Sq.
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Re: UHF In Australia

Postby TMBJon » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:51 am

You expect me to click on those addresses when they clearly say Not Suitable for Work???
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