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THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER: COLLECTOR'S EDITION

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Charles H, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Charles H

    Charles H Well-Known Member

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    Classicflix.com has a post for a 9/9 release of THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER: COLLECTORS EDITION. There are no specific details, but from the retail price ($26.99), I would suspect that it's a 2 discer. Hopefully, it would include some of the footage of Laughton directing the film (7 hours+?) that was unearthed a few years ago.
     
  2. Robert Crawford

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    Hopefully, it will be in its original aspect ratio. This great film deserves no less. This is one film that would look great in HD, too bad a BRD is not coming too.




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  3. Haggai

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    Awesome news, let's hope it's worth the wait!
     
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    Fantastic. I'm hoping that this gorgeous, gorgeous film will be given the release it has long deserved.
     
  5. Charles Ellis

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    If they're smart, they'd interview Peter Graves and other surviving cast/crew members. I bet threr's a lot of great stories about the film, and personalities like Laughton, Mitchum, Winters, and Miss Lillian Gish.
     
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    I've been waiting for this for roughly more than 5 years.

    AWESOME!!
     
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    nice! I've watched the previous release a few times now, and well gladly upgrade! This is a movie that keeps getting better each time you watch it.
     
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    Absolutely. This should definitely be matted to a widescreen ratio.

    I may be opening a can of worms asking this, but... anybody know what the intended aspect ratio was?
     
  9. Gordon McMurphy

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    I reckon that the intended ratio was 1.66:1.

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    is now OOP, so I'd love to see a SE with a new 1.66:1 anamorphic transfer - or a Blu-Ray edition.
     
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    The IMBD has it listed as a 1.66 ratio, but it was probably shot with an open matte.
     
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    AFI list the film at 1.85:1 ratio.
     
  12. Jim Peavy

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    I would lean toward this one. An awful lot of dead space above and below.
     
  13. Haggai

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    I saw a screening of the UCLA restoration a couple of months ago, and I'm pretty sure they showed it at 1.85:1 (it definitely wasn't 1.37:1).
     
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    Which makes sense because I think AFI was the one that received the film elements and Laughton footage from his widow, Elsa Lanchester. AFI then gave the elements to UCLA and they restored it.




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    That's Lanchester, Mr. Crawford!
     
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    Sorry, but I was multi-tasking and mixed up my family name with the late Ms. Lanchester. Anyhow, at least you got a chance to correct me.




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    I have heard great things about this.

    Count me in
     
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    The MGM/UA high definition channel ran "Night Of The Hunter" last month and it was widescreen.

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  19. MarcoBiscotti

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    I'm thrilled about this and can't wait for details to be posted!

    There's a film screening tonight in Montreal, but unfortunately it doesn't seem to be sourced from a newly struck restored print.

    I hope details and artwork follow shortly!
     
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    Just read this on ClassicFlix [​IMG]

     

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