BRAZIL is coming to Blu-ray, but....

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  1. Dick

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    ....from Universal rather than Criterion. I doubt that any of the Criterion supps have been licensed for this release, as was true with the deplorable SPARTACUS. In any case, I image this is the short (inferior) version.



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    The Universal DVD was the final, final director's cut (the same as the Criterion edition). I see no reason that they would change versions of the movie for the blu-ray release.
     
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    Criterion has already stated via an email that they plan to eventually release their version.


    "We do hope to re-release this film on Blu-ray in 2011 or 2012 but don't have an exact date set, so please stay tuned!"


    http://www.criterionforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=327950#p327950


    The time between the Universal and Criterion releases of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was 14 months, so I'd expect the Criterion Brazil next summer at the earliest.
     
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    Here's hoping they add a SPARTACUS release as well!
     
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    Throw in Traffic and we have a deal.
     
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    I'll wait to see the pricing on this, but I'm not sure I really need yet another Criterion version of this when the version I watch most is the one being released.
     
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    I'll wait for the Criterion Blu Ray until then I have the DVD
     
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    Does anyone have an opinion as to which version they like better....the Director's Cut or the International Cut? I know they are very similar, but I can't remember anyone ever comparing the two.
     
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    Well, I may be remembering wrong, but I believe there is only one difference between the Director's Cut & the International Cut.

    The International cut starts with a black screen displaying in white the time of day and the film goes on from there. When he made

    the American cut he started the film with clouds and the song Brazil playing. He decided he preferred the American opening, so

    for his Director's Cut he just took the International version and slapped on the American opening of clouds and the song Brazil.

    I believe that's the only difference, and it's too minor a difference to really matter too much to most people.
     

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