To Live and Die In L.A. Cancelled Once Again . . . But Now Out!

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  1. Brad Vautrinot

    Brad Vautrinot Stunt Coordinator

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    This is, I believe, the second time this film has been cancelled on BD and just a day or two before its scheduled release. Anyone know what gives?

    Amazon states "Discontinued by the manufacturer".

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  2. Mike.B

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    That sucks!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I've been looking forward to this. Great, underrated 80s movie.
     
  3. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    If it's truly cancelled, I'm hoping it's because the features from the SD SE are being included with it.
     
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    Yeah, it's one of my fave films, would love to add this to the collection. Great soundtrack as well.

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    Oh no... [​IMG]
     
  6. Jeff McMillan

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    Bummer. I was hoping with this one out of the way that maybe we'd finally get the Sorcerer special edition that's been hinted at for awhile.
     
  7. Jeff Gatie

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    Is Wang Chung suing for his cut?
     
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    To further confuse the situation, now Amazon has it back up for pre-order, apparently with an estimated release of July 1.
     
  9. David Wilkins

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    Back in the garage for a quick oil change and remastering!
     
  10. Michael Reuben

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    BREAKING NEWS!

    I just received the HTF review copy of this title, and I think I may know the reason for the delay.
    The cover art hasn't changed. It's still as shown at various etailers (including Amazon and DVD Empire). It indicates a 25 GB Blu-ray disc containing the movie encoded with MPEG 2 and the soundtrack in DTS-HD MA, with a DVD that also has the movie plus all the special features (the previously issued 2003 special edition).

    And, indeed, the case does contain one Blu-ray disc and one DVD, the latter bearing the same artwork and 2003 copyright date as the DVD previously issued by MGM.

    However . . . the Blu-ray isn't 25 GB. It's 50. And when you start playing it, the codec doesn't show up as MPEG 2; it's AVC. And there are a few more subtitle options than are listed on the case.

    A full review will follow this weekend, but I thought this was worth reporting sooner rather than later.
     
  11. Robert Crawford

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    I received my BRD from Amazon on Wednesday, but haven't yet played it. I hope I don't regret not cancelling my old order.




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    I watched the BRD today and thought the film looked very good in comparison to my memory of viewing the film many years ago in a movie theater. The film, like many films in the 1980s, was never that pretty to look at whether in a movie theater or on some video format at home. This is not to say the camerawork of the film wasn't good. I thought the audio track was more impressive on BRD so I'll be interested to read Michael's full review regarding both the video and audio presentations of this release. I didn't play the SD DVD.




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  13. Adam Gregorich

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    Crawdaddy-
    Its interesting that you mentioned that you thought the audio track was better on Blu-ray. Michael had the opportunity to submit a question for William Friedkin. He asked:



    Here is William Friedkin's response. He addresses both the audio and the video:
    http://brightcove.vo.llnwd.net/pd10/media/22204784001/22204784001_69571382001_46339572372098e6344f86f3d503de6daa2cabaf
     
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    Parker uploaded it to YouTube for those without superfast internet:

     

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