A Few Words About A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in Blu-ray

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  1. Paul Rossen

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    It's not a rerecording.
     
  2. Richard Gallagher

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    I haven't listened to it yet, but it says that it is the original film score, conducted by Maurice Jarre and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
     
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    OK, I've been convinced that I need to spring for the deluxe set. Ordered!
     
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    I've had the deluxe set on order from day one. Can not wait for this to arrive! I haven't watched Lawrence since the first proper, RAH approved DVD came out.

    The world needs more Mr. Crisp's looking after our heritage.
     
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    If I'm understanding it correctly, the 4 discs are in a standard amaray blu-ray case? I'm hoping so because I'd like to put the booklet/frame/etc. away from prying hands and just keep the discs on my shelf.
     
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    On my shelf is a 2003 Superbit DVD of Lawrence that was enthusiastically endorsed by someone named "Robert A. Harns." :D
    It was very good for its time, but its replacement is long overdue. I look forward to this set!
     
  7. Robert Harris

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    Which is precisely the packaging design that I'd like to see other studios using.

    RAH
     
  8. Richard Gallagher

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    Correct. It will fit nicely on a shelf with the rest of your Blu-rays.
     
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    I'd like to see them get away from horizontally-outsized boxes, altogether, but yes, if they insist on using them, it's nice when, at the least, there's a regular case buried deep inside the treasure chest.
    Myself, I would've happily paid $50 for all of the discs in a standard case or (especially) a Digibook. There's no way I'm buying that huge box, though, regardless of price and especially not at an $80 premium. It really pains me that I won't get all of the extras with my standard set, but I can get four fantastic Criterion releases for that price difference.
     
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    Anxiously awaiting the deluxe set.
     
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    It's the biggest reason I've never bought one of these UCE type sets from Warner, Disney, or whomever else releases them. I hate the fact that there's no way they can fit on a normal shelf. In all fairness as well, the only other movie besides Lawrence that I've considered buying one of these sets was Ben-Hur but thankfully, the UK release solved that problem for me. I don't even like digibooks but I'm a simple type. I'm much more concerned about the book than I am its cover. For Lawrence, I was willing to make an exception but based on the pictures, I figured the set would be done in the manner it is. It's nice to have it confirmed though.
     
  12. rsmithjr

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    This is very possibly the last one of these big boxes that I will buy. I made an exception to an evolving rule that I made over a year ago.
    It is actually my Christmas present from my wife.
     
  13. Rick Thompson

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    I say to Sony a hearty "Hear, hear! Well-done!"
    I say it because they're offering a choice: the big box for those who want all that extra stuff (not me) and the stripped down set for those who want the film and nothing else (that's me).
    Again: Well done!
     
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    Same here.
     
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    a Nobel Prize must be invented for all involved
     
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    It's slightly off topic, but I'd love for this to happen. A Nobel prize for cinema would be fantastic.
     
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    I have never seen 'Lawrence Of Arabia'. I love discovering classic films for the first time....especially on Blu-Ray.
    This is a well assured "blind buy" for me. Thanks for your words RAH!
     
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    That's an excellent point. And the two-disc version is very reasonably priced.
     
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    Saw the movie at the 1989 70mm re-release at the McClurg Court cinema in Chicago and this was one giant screen that filled the whole building and not a multiplex. It was the best film experience i ever had in a theater and at the end of the film everybody got up and claped their hands for a few minutes!
     
  20. Moe Dickstein

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    McClurg Ct was great. That's where I saw The Vertigo restoration in 70mm a few years after that.
     

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