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The Doctor?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Tom Gassner, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. Tom Gassner

    Tom Gassner Auditioning

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    Has anyone heard if this William Hurt movie is coming out anytime soon. It is a great movie , a real tear-jerker.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Dick

    Dick Producer

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    Fine movie, and Hurt at his best. I have a feeling this will flow out of Disney in their next wave of bare-bones Touchstone titles - hopefully in widescreen.
     
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    a very powerful movie both with alot of heart and humor.. a much better movie then the harrison ford film regrding henry.. both released the same year.

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  4. Jon Hertzberg

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    This is one that I first caught in the middle of a Sunday afternoon on tv, and I was drawn right into it. I saw it again on tv a couple of years later and I enjoyed it just as much. William Hurt is at his finest, in one of the last high-profile films I can remember him being the "star of the show." He's had some supporting bits in Hollywood, indie, and foreign films and some leads on cable, but he's not a "top-of-the-marquee actor" anymore. I think a lot of that is by choice, though. And Elizabeth Perkins is a wonderful, under utilized actress who is at her best here.

    I fear, though, that this is destined to be another bare-bones, full-frame Buena Vista release.

    Incidentally, another one of those great "catch it on cable" surprises is EYEWITNESS also starring Hurt. I would like to see a DVD of this as well. It's a FOX release and the great cast includes Sigourney Weaver, James Woods, Christopher Plummer, Morgan Freeman, Kenneth McMillan, Pamela Reed, Irene Worth, and Steven Hill ("Law & Order").

    Jon
     
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    I don't know why the DVD was delayed but it appears it's going to finally be released next week. However I can't find any information if the disc will be widescreen or anamorphic. All the sites I checked didn't have any specific details. Anyone see any reviews for the Doctor or have a copy to comment about?
     
  7. Robert Crawford

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    Brian,
    I'll have my copy by tomorrow, but I know it's anamorphic.






    Crawdaddy
     
  8. BrianP

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    Thanks Robert. That's encouraging to know it's anamorphic.
     
  9. Robert Crawford

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    I received my dvd early and the website was wrong about this title being anamorphic.[​IMG]
    Crawdaddy
     
  10. BrianP

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    Is it even widescreen? I own a copy of the Doctor on laserdisc but so far it doesn't sound like the DVD version is worth purchasing for an upgrade. Thanks for nothing Buena Vista.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, it's widescreen and the picture isn't too bad.
     
  12. Joel Vardy

    Joel Vardy Supporting Actor

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    I've been anticipating this title for some years. Too bad Buena Vista is releasing titles non-anamorphically at this stage of the DVD product lifecycle [​IMG] .
    Joel
     

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