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The Truth About Charlie - due 4/1103


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#1 of 15 OFFLINE   Patrick Mirza

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Posted January 15 2003 - 01:05 PM

Universal Home Home Entertainment will release The Truth About Charlie on April 1st. The film was directed by Jonathan Demme and stars Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton, and Tim Robbins. Universal's DVD will come with an anamorphic widescreen transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, an audio commentary with Demme, deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, and trailers. The disc will also contain the original Carey Grant/Audrey Hepburn classic Charade. Retail is $26.98.

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Universal has also issued some preliminary details on Red Dragon. The release will come in two editions: a Collector's Edition (with separate widescreen and fullscreen releases) and a 2-disc Director's Edition. The Collector's Edition will feature, among other things, an interview with Anthony Hopkins, renowned FBI profiler John Douglas creating Hannibal Lecter's criminal file, a history of Lecter's life from childhood, and Lecter's FBI file and case history. The 2-disc Director's Edition will also include "behind-the-scenes secrets and insights by the director on the making of this thriller." A full list of extras for both versions should be coming soon. Red Dragon is also due on April 1st and retails $26.98.

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#2 of 15 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted January 15 2003 - 01:16 PM

Charade included?! Went from a no-sale to a must-buy . . . if it's an anamorphic transfer that is at least on par with the current Criterion non-anamorphic.

#3 of 15 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted January 15 2003 - 01:47 PM

Hmm Charlie and Charade on One disk? Even with all the extras? I Sense Charade will be mightily compressed.
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#4 of 15 OFFLINE   Clinton C

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Posted January 15 2003 - 02:51 PM

i would imagine it will be double sided with Charade on the flip side...or at least it should be

#5 of 15 OFFLINE   Julian Lalor

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Posted January 15 2003 - 03:37 PM

That's brave of Demme. Watching The Truth About Charlie after watching Charade is akin to watching the 1998 version of Psycho after the 1960 version.

#6 of 15 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted January 15 2003 - 03:57 PM

Agreed. CHARLIE is a terrible movie, Demme's worst, a waste of time. Buy the Criterion CHARADE and skip this, even as a rental.

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Posted January 15 2003 - 04:19 PM

Even though Criterion's CHARADE is one of my most-prized discs, I wouldn't mind adding an anamorphic transfer alongside of it. I didn't see the remake, so I'll reserve judgment for now. Posted Image

#8 of 15 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted January 15 2003 - 04:49 PM

I didn't see that "the disc" phrase. I assumed it would be two discs. I'll wait for reviews. At least I have the Criterion edition.

#9 of 15 OFFLINE   Patrick Mirza

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Posted January 16 2003 - 12:16 AM

"Charlie" is going to be a one-disc affair. Two movies and bonus features... I'd be worried about compression.

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But since Universal doesn't send out screeners anymore, we'll just have to wait for the fireworks closer to street date.

#10 of 15 OFFLINE   Scott Shanks

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Posted January 16 2003 - 02:16 AM

I wonder if Universal will ever release Charade as a release of its own.
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#11 of 15 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted January 16 2003 - 02:48 AM

Someone else has... There's the Criterion version, and I think there's also a LaserLight version kicking around.
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#12 of 15 OFFLINE   Scott Shanks

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Posted January 16 2003 - 03:26 AM

The Criterion version, which I have, is non-anamorphic and the Laserlight leaves much to be desired in terms of transfer quality.
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#13 of 15 OFFLINE   Christian Behrens

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Posted January 16 2003 - 10:36 AM

Also, the Criterion is OOP, even though it's probably easier to find still than a lot of other OOP Criterion DVDs. But I also wouldn't mind a Criterion-quality transfer in 16x9.

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#14 of 15 OFFLINE   Jeremy Conrad

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Posted January 16 2003 - 10:41 AM

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Collector's Edition

The criminal profile of Hannibal Lecter - renowned profiler John Douglas' theories on how Hannibal Lecter and real serial killer are profiled
The life history of Hannibal Lecter from childhood to present day
Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter
Commentary by director Brett Ratner and writer Ted Tally
Deleted scenes, DVD-ROM features and much more!

2-Disc Director's Edition

Disc 1

The criminal profile of Hannibal Lecter - renowned profiler John Douglas' theories on how Hannibal Lecter and real serial killer are profiled
The life history of Hannibal Lecter from childhood to present day
Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter
Commentary by director Brett Ratner and writer Ted Tally
Deleted scenes, DVD-ROM features and much more!

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Director Brett Ratner's video diary - A rare look at the film production
Brett Ratner's untitled student film - His first film from NYU Film School
Screen and film tests
The dragon tattoo
Storyboard to final feature comparisons

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Posted March 26 2003 - 09:19 AM

it's a single DVD-14.

Charade on flip single layer.
anamorphic (helps with pans).
no restoration.
no extras.
sound is encoded differently (better).
chapter breaks are different.
colour is cooler.

the criterion opening titles are windowboxed.
colours are warmer, but panning blurs.

get the new one if you don't have the old one.
I'm selling my old one for $20.

Charlie - was this shot on DV? The colours are 'off'. And frame rate doesn't look like film. Looks 'cheap', but still better than Far From Heaven.

sound is decent.
movie - on par with Charade, but best thing about it was female cop and music.

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