Two For The Road

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Brent Avery, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. Brent Avery

    Brent Avery Supporting Actor

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    Just finished watching this interesting 1967 Stanley Donen film,starring Audrey Hepburn & Albert Finney,
    which by the way looked pretty good in all its 2:35
    Panavision glory. Not much in the way of extras for this
    Studio Classics release though. Commentary by Mr. Doyle and a
    Theatrical Trailer, Stills Gallery and a Restoration
    Comparison. Audio is specified as Stereo and for the most
    part sounded clean and undistorted - the Henry Mancini score
    having good fidelity - that said it was typical Mancini -
    quite nice.

    Having never seen this movie all these years I found it to
    be "different" - by that I am referring to the wonderful way the story is told through flashbacks of past road trips taken, of course, not being married I quite
    naturally would not be able to appreciate certain moments in
    the same light but regardless I think viewing it more than
    once is a requirement - there is enough in this film's story
    line to easily miss first time around.
     
  2. JohnMor

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    Thanks, Brent. One of my all-time favorite films, and I've been hankering for it on DVD since I got my first player.
     
  3. James Luckard

    James Luckard Stunt Coordinator

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    Does the DVD have the fantastic commentary track from the LD, with Stanley Donen and writer Frederic Raphael, or is this a new one (I hope not) with just Donen?
     
  4. Joe Caps

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    The original film is not stero and I bet this is one of those bad Fox fake stereo things. It would be nice if Fox remixed this from the stereo music tracks, but those seem to be lost.
     
  5. Brent Avery

    Brent Avery Supporting Actor

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    Joe, since you mentioned the audio, maybe I should check it again, although to my ears it sounded quite alright. And as for the commentary, I'm 99% sure it was ported over from the laserdisc - I only listened to the first 10 minutes but Donen was introduced - I will double check tonight.
     
  6. James Luckard

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    Just looked up the laserdisc online and discovered that my memory was playing tricks on me, the commentary was just Donen, and is the same as the one on the new DVD. I guess I was confusing the commentary with the one on Charade, which features Donen and screenwriter Peter Stone
     
  7. Claude North

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    Lovely film with fine acting. Glad to see this on DVD.
     
  8. Jefferson

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    Innovative film and great score.
    Glad I picked this up.
    Well worth the ten bucks.
     

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