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THE DAVID LEAN COLLECTION

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Charles H, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Charles H

    Charles H Screenwriter

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    DVDBeaver mentioned last year that MGM would be bringing out (FINALLY??????!!!!!) the David Lean Collection (THIS HAPPY BREED, MADELINE, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, THE PASSIONATE FRIENDS, IN WHICH WE SERVE, OLIVER TWIST, BRIEF ENCOUNTER, BLITHE SPIRIT). Is their any word that if and when this will be re-activated? It would be worth the wait if they threw in BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER and HOBSON'S CHOICE.
     
  2. Charles H

    Charles H Screenwriter

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    and SUMMERTIME?
     
  3. Danny Burk

    Danny Burk Second Unit

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    Maybe you're already aware of this, but SUMMERTIME is available through Criterion.
     
  4. IanUngstad

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    So is Great Expectations and Oliver Twist. They are Janus titles, so I have no idea why anyone would think MGM would have them.
     
  5. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Actor

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    Yes, it is, but it's MAR.
     
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    Summertime was shot in Academy ratio. Criterion's release is correct.
     
  7. John Hodson

    John Hodson Producer

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    Some of you might already know that the BFI and Granada have just restored 10 of Lean's films in time for centenary celebrations this year (with events both sides of the Atlantic including theatrical screenings); ITV DVD will release new David Lean Centenary box set in the U.K. later this year.

    Anyone interested can see more details in my blog entry here.
     
  8. Charles H

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    LionsGate is bringing out (BREAKING )THE SOUND BARRIER on 5/27.
     
  9. John Hodson

    John Hodson Producer

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    Ah, that's their deal with Studio Canal kicking in; Canal also have 'Hobson's Choice'.
     
  10. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    Thanks John

    Would you know if this is coming to Glasgow as well ?

    Cheers

    Oscar
     
  11. John Hodson

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    The schudule hasn't been finalised yet Osc, but I wouldn't be surprised.
     
  12. Charles H

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    SOUND BARRIER is part of some war films being released on 5/27. The others are KING AND COUNTRY, ANGELS ONE FIVE, and THE CAPTIVE HEART, according to The Digital Bits.
     
  13. Douglas Monce

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    MGM seems to have the U.S. DVD rights to Great Expectations. Is it possible they are licencing it to Criterion?


    Doug
     
  14. IanUngstad

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    Where did you get the info that MGM has the rights to Great Expectations? It's a Granada film...I have never heard of MGM licensing from Granada or why they would even want to.
     
  15. Charles H

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    IMDB lists MGM/UA as owning the USA DVD rights to GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
     
  16. Douglas Monce

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    I don't believe that Granada distributes its own stuff on home video in the U.S. They do have a television distribution arm in the U.S., but most of The Granada stuff that I have seen has been distributed in the U.S. by MPI Home Video.

    It may very well be that MGM has U.S. home video distribution rights to Great Expectations.

    Doug
     
  17. John Hodson

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    MGM produced the R1 'The Ghoul' in conjunction with Carlton (before they were taken over by Granada).
     
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    Hi Jack

    Splendid read and did not know that David Lean would have been 100 this week.
     
  20. Jeff Newcomb

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    IMDb is wrong. Someone probably put added that info about MGM being the DVD distributor after they announced Great Expectations several years ago.

    I clarified the rights situation earlier in this thread.
     

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