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THE PAWNBROKER on DVD on 16th December!


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#1 of 12 Gordon McMurphy

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Posted November 04 2003 - 04:09 AM

http://www.amazon.co....v=glance&s=dvd

What's the OAR for this film? 1.66:1 or 1.85:1?

The lisiting states it's from Republic, so does that mean this is an Artisan release or Paramount, or what?


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#2 of 12 Charles Ms

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Posted November 04 2003 - 05:59 AM

Hey, that's great news. I am waiting for this title since ...
Rod Steiger is brilliant.
The cinematography is brilliant, stark black and white.
Wonderful soundtrack too.

Bring it on, i hope it is the the real deal, because the original title is: The Pawnbroker. Posted Image

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#3 of 12 Herb Kane

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Posted November 04 2003 - 06:49 AM

Artisan Gordy... they're releasing 4 other classics on that date as well.

Not sure about the AR though...
My Top 25 Noirs:

25. 711 Ocean Drive (1950), 24. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), 23. Desperate (1947), 22. Pushover (1954), 21. The Blue Dahlia (1946), 20. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949), 19. He Ran All the Way (1951), 18. The Asphalt Jungle (1950), 17. The Killing (1956), 16. I Walk Alone (1948),...

#4 of 12 Herb Kane

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Posted November 04 2003 - 07:20 AM

Probably should have listed them too...

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
The Enforcer
Flat Top
The Men
The Pawnbroker



The Enforcer... oh yeah...
My Top 25 Noirs:

25. 711 Ocean Drive (1950), 24. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), 23. Desperate (1947), 22. Pushover (1954), 21. The Blue Dahlia (1946), 20. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949), 19. He Ran All the Way (1951), 18. The Asphalt Jungle (1950), 17. The Killing (1956), 16. I Walk Alone (1948),...

#5 of 12 John Hodson

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Posted November 04 2003 - 09:59 AM

[shudder]Artisan[/shudder]

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#6 of 12 Mark Zimmer

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Posted November 04 2003 - 10:31 AM

Maybe they should delay this until Lion's Gate takes over.... Posted Image

#7 of 12 Gordon McMurphy

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Posted November 05 2003 - 01:58 AM

It's a big favourite of mine. Pulverizing stuff. Steiger is awesome. Great editing. Hopefully Artisan see sense for once and do it right.


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#8 of 12 Bill Burns

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Posted November 05 2003 - 05:54 AM

Artisan's recent release of A Double Life states on the box that it was taken from the original negative -- I haven't seen it yet, but none of their truly problematic releases (such as the unwatchable The Fighting Kentuckian) make any such claim -- several of their very good re-releases (not the new SEs, which I haven't seen, but the original re-releases) of Republic Home Video discs, including It's a Wonderful Life, state they were taken from negative materials (and are also THX certified), and that disc, at any rate, looks very nice indeed.

If any of these make claim to original negative sources, they might be worth a roll of the dice.

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#9 of 12 Dick

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Posted November 05 2003 - 10:41 AM

THE PAWNBROKER was probably meant to be shown at 1.66:1. Artisan's track record with OAR sucks. The Republic catalog thus far released looks awful. The Republic laser disc is 1.33:1, but otherwise looks pretty decent after the first ten minutes or so.

#10 of 12 Matthew_Millheiser

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Posted November 05 2003 - 02:20 PM

Me want more Lumet.
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#11 of 12 DeanR

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Posted November 05 2003 - 02:56 PM

I think I saw this movie in the early 70's while on a vacation in England. Is this the movie were there was a scene were Steiger
shoved his hand down on a sharp metal object(paper holder) and cut himself badly.
And I also think there was nudity in the movie which shocked me as a young boy to see on TV. If this is the movie I remember it to be quite a good flick. Do I remember correctly or am I dreaming? If this is the movie I will definitely buy it.

#12 of 12 Charles Ms

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Posted November 05 2003 - 06:07 PM

Yes, that is the movie.
Be ready to repeat the shocking experience.
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MARGOT(urgently) So am I.
ETHELINE(pause) So are you what?