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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Question


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Art_AD

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Posted August 20 2003 - 01:50 AM

Just read at DVD talk of a 40th anniversary edition that is going to play the Cinerama Dome in Oct. could this be a precurser to a full film (and video) restoration(finally!) or should I not get my hopes up?

#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Robert Harris

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Posted August 20 2003 - 04:17 AM

There is no such thing as a "40th Anniversary Edition" film.

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#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Gary->dee

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Posted August 20 2003 - 04:26 AM

Will the proceeds of the screening at the Dome go towards restoring the 4+ hour version that's supposedly in the works or is it a non-issue?

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 20 2003 - 10:14 AM

Robert, Will there be a new version/restoration of this film released on dvd any time in the foreseeable future?
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#5 of 8 OFFLINE   John*C

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Posted August 20 2003 - 02:11 PM

I am quite happy with my DVD.

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Josh Steinberg

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Posted August 20 2003 - 05:37 PM

I believe if you take a look at RAH's column on The Digital Bits, there's some information regarding Mad World...

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Peter Kline

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Posted August 29 2003 - 11:56 AM

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Just in from Arclight Cinemas:

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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett and more...
Director: Stanley Kramer
Rating: G
Running Time: 2 hrs. 45 min. Genre: Adventure/Family/Action/Comedy

In the fall of 1963, two icons were born - the Cinerama Dome and Stanley Kramer's classic comedy It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.* This October 17-19, our historic Cinerama Dome will showcase a 40th Anniversary Special Edition print presented in 70mm and, for the first time, in digital sound with the legendary intermission and "police calls" voiced by Spencer Tracy and Terry-Thomas.

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#8 of 8 OFFLINE   SteveP

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Posted August 29 2003 - 01:53 PM

Although I've never much cared for this film (way, way over-the-top for my taste) I do believe it should be restored to the version that premiered in November, 1963.




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