ITS A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD restoration status?

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  1. Stefan Andersson

    Stefan Andersson Second Unit

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    What´s news on the possible ITS A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD restoration?

    S Andersson
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  2. Gary->dee

    Gary->dee Screenwriter

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    Are they restoring it? I've been holding off on getting the DVD that's out now.
     
  3. Patrick McCart

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    Gary: buy the DVD.

    It's cheap and it gives more encouragement to MGM. I have no desire to watch the film in the condensed version, but I wanted to do my part by purchasing it.

    The DVD is at least a nearly accurate representation of the film in its general release form. (It's missing the overture and has re-color graded opening credits)
     
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  5. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    This is most likely not true (based on earlier posts here by him), but if it is true, that would be great news beyond belief.

    Robert, any truth to this?
     
  6. Mark Zimmer

    Mark Zimmer Producer

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    Last word from Mr Harris was no go---the film elements will rot beyond repair within a year or so and no one has come up with the money to do the work. Unless something has changed that he hasn't mentioned, this statement is just wishful thinking.
     
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    This kind of mentality is why MGM is doing poorly.
     
  8. Gary->dee

    Gary->dee Screenwriter

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    Yes it's kind of surprising in the wake of their refurbished Westside Story DVD set. I guess Mad World isn't deemed as much a classic and hence isn't a priority.
     
  9. JonZ

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    I heard the Dir Cut first submitted by the director was 5 and 1/2 hours long.

    I love this film. Too bad[​IMG]
     
  10. Greg_M

    Greg_M Screenwriter

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    Would love to see the five hour cut of "Mad World". "West Side Story's" original 70MM neg is also in danger of being lost forever. The DVD was from a 35MM neg.
     
  11. Patrick McCart

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    The 5 hour cut was the "rough cut."

    Stanley Kramer's official cut was around 190-200 minutes. The extended laserdisc used some scenes from the rough cut which didn't make it in either the general release or the roadshow version.
     

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