Schindler's List announcement soon.

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  1. MarcinL

    MarcinL Stunt Coordinator

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    there is a scheduled release for Schnindler's List on 12/16/03 but it might be moved up to November as well, but it looks like 12/16 could be the date to coincide with 10 years anniversary. It is certainly possible that the director himself (you all know who I mean) to have the commentary on this DVD. Not sure about that fully yet, but it will have following

    Movie will be spread across 2 discs

    DTS 5.1
    DD 5.1
    DD 2.0 (french)
    Featurrette (Making Of)
    On Location: Oswiecim, Poland (Auschwitz Camp)
    On Location: The Krakow Ghetto
    Filmmakers Diary: Little Girl in Red Coat
    Personal Introduction by Steven Spielberg
    Production Notes
    The Saviour Featurette: The Life of Oscar Schindler
    The Survivors of Holocaust
    Commentary By Steven Spielberg (Not a 100% sure, not confirmed yet)
    Commentary by Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley
    Deleted Scenes
    Soundtrack Via in Menu
    3 Theatrical Trailers (U.S. and 2 Interantional)
    6 TV Spots

    Thats all for now, I dont know when They will announce this, because thats mostly what going to be on it, all the featurres are already completed or will be in near future, with exception of Steven Spielberg commentary, although we all know how he feels about this movie, and this period of history, As we all know he refused to be paid for this movie, because this would be like BLOOD MONEY.

    I can pretty much guarantee all of this features except the commentary by Spielberg, But we should now in few weeks anyway.
     
  2. Brendan Brown

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    **Commences trembling with anticipation***
     
  3. Adam_S

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    My guess is this is only half legit, the commentaries (even the one not featuring spielberg) throw up a red flag, as do the deleted scenes, Spielberg hasn't included any on any dvds prior--although he keeps a copy of them all at his house--they cause second guessing of the director, and like commentaries, he thinks they interfere too much with the presentation of the film.

    Adam
     
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    And 1941
     
  6. Tom Ryan

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    While Spielberg HAS included deleted scenes on his DVDs in the past, the commentaries thing definitely casts a dubious light on this "announcement". There has never been a commentary on any DVD for a film Spielberg directed, and even if he wasn't on a track himself, I still don't think he'd allow a commentary track done by anyone else because it "takes away from the magic" [​IMG]. So, what are your sources on this? When you mention something this major, it's nice to see a little credibility [​IMG]
     
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    Sounds fishy to me too but if he would do a commentary for any of his films, this would be the film.
     
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  9. ZackR

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    I hope this is true. This film can not come soon enough....
     
  10. MarcinL

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    Unforunately I can't really give out a name of the source, but I will try to find a way to make everyone a little more calmer so I will get some proof here. I should have something by end of the week, anyways Like I said Spielberg commentary is not yet done, so its up to him, but the way everything points it look like it may be done, This movie hits close to home for him so you never know.
     
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    It is already available here:

    Link Removed by owner - please contact owner
    email to have account reinstated.
     
  12. Jeff Kleist

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    That's a bootleg, please remove the link

    The Spielburg commentary makes me 100% cry bullshit
     
  13. MichaelPe

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    This is wonderful news... probably my most anticipated DVD release ever.

    However, am I the only one surprised that the film will be spread across 2 discs? I mean, since the film is in black & white, shouldn't MPEG-2 compression result in a bitrate of approximately 33% less than normal color? I realize I'm comparing apples and oranges here, but, if you were to take a JPEG photo and convert it to grayscale but then still save it as RGB, then the file size would be approximately 33% smaller. After all, MPEG-2 is based on 24-bit color, so a black and white film would only be utilizing less than 1% of the available palette.

    Don't get me wrong... I'm not complaining about the movie being split across 2 discs, but I'm just questioning whether it's actually necessary. Though, if there will, in fact, be multiple audio tracks and commentaries (hopefully!), then that probably means that my above argument is pointless. [​IMG]
     
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    In an interview with the British film magazine Empire about half a year ago, Spielberg remarked that the reason he doesn't do commentaries is not really because he believes they "take away from the magic" but more because he just doesn't like them nearly as much as documentaries. I can find the quote if you want.
     
  17. Jeff Kleist

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    Rain, why do you care that the movie is broken up across 2 discs?

    Name me a format that Schindler has been released in where it ISN'T broken across multiple discs/tapes/reels

    Answer: none

    If it bothers you that much, buy a changer
     
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    Or FotR EE for that matter too. If it creates better A/V quality, I'm all for it. Especially with a longer movie, a disc change provides a great chance to drain the vein, so to speak, make more popcorn, grab another Coke, etc.
     
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