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#1 of 40 OFFLINE   David Coleman

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Posted December 09 2003 - 06:21 PM


Sounds nice!! And the price is right too!!

#2 of 40 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx


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Posted December 10 2003 - 12:04 AM

[quote] This three-disc set streets on March 9th and includes a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 and mono soundtracks, new audio commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of "Written In Stone: The Making Of The Ten Commandments," a six-part documentary, still gallery and 1956,1966 and 1989 theatrical trailers. Retail will cost you but a mere $19.95 retail. [quote]

Paramount is doing a great job on classics.

Wonderful news, does this mean that TTC will be split over two discs ?
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Posted December 10 2003 - 12:07 AM

[quote] does this mean that TTC will be split over two discs ? [quote] I'd guess as much. I'll be glad to see this in OAR for the first time!

#4 of 40 OFFLINE   Bolivar G

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Posted December 10 2003 - 12:07 AM

Cool, I dont have this movie yet. Now I have a reason to buy it Posted Image

#5 of 40 OFFLINE   Todd Johnson

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Posted December 10 2003 - 12:08 AM

[quote] This three-disc set streets on March 9th and includes a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer [quote] I thought the movies aspect was 1.66:1 ??

And assuming the first release was 1999, this new release (2004) should include an all new transfer?


#6 of 40 OFFLINE   Tony Scello

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Posted December 10 2003 - 12:19 AM

I also have been meaning to pick this up for the longest time and am now glad I never got around to it. This looks to be a very nice set at a very reasonable price. As mentioned above, Paramount continues to do outstanding work Posted Image
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#7 of 40 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted December 10 2003 - 02:30 AM

I haven't revisited it in a long time, but the 1999 transfer was certainly very nice for its day. I wonder how it holds up now?

#8 of 40 OFFLINE   Chad A Wright

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Posted December 10 2003 - 02:44 AM

Can't wait to upgrade to this.

#9 of 40 OFFLINE   Bill Williams

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Posted December 10 2003 - 03:50 AM

Count me in! When I got the 2-tape 35th Anniversary Edition some years back (the one in the red slipcover), that one was packed out for a VHS release, though it did have some cool trailers. (Of course, they tried to fool everyone by re-releasing it a few years after that as the 40th Anniversary Edition, just the same extras only.) Now we're getting this new DVD - sounds like a winner in my book!

If only Paramount would give the same, if not better, treatment to Titanic...
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#10 of 40 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted December 10 2003 - 04:17 AM

Paramount really should have included the silent version, also directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

#11 of 40 OFFLINE   Qui-Gon John

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Posted December 10 2003 - 05:13 AM

I'm very happy with the current version, the transfer is great, so I will not be purchasing this new one. And it's already anamorphic.

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Posted December 10 2003 - 06:27 AM

With the addition of an audio commentary and a six part documentary this is top of my want list for 2004. I love these classic epic films! I saw it road-shown in the 'fifties as a youngster and was totally amazed at the parting of the Red Sea and the other special effects. If only Charlton Heston could do an introduction - that would be icing on the cake.

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Posted December 10 2003 - 08:26 AM

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#14 of 40 OFFLINE   David Tolsky

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Posted December 10 2003 - 12:05 PM

I will pick this up because it is one of my favorite movies of all time, but this release really needed to hear from Mr. Heston. I can't see him doing a commentary but I can at least see him doing an interview. Also, exerpts from his autobiography that deal with TTC would have been nice. The potential for extras on this release could have been plentiful. I still have an old Cinemagic magazine that explains how the special effects were done! Jeez, they could have used that!

#15 of 40 OFFLINE   Thomas T

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Posted December 10 2003 - 12:08 PM

I hope the six part documentary includes interviews with the surviving cast members. In addition to Heston, Yvonne De Carlo, Nina Foch and Debra Paget are still very much with us and their input would be appreciated.

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Posted December 10 2003 - 01:21 PM

Any news on a new transfer? I've already got the current two disk which has a great transfer. If it is an improved version, I'd buy.

#17 of 40 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted December 10 2003 - 01:23 PM

The current dvd does look and sound fabulous. Like others have asked, it would be great to get confirmation whether or not this new SE will be a remastered or restored transfer????

#18 of 40 OFFLINE   Jim Dalton

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Posted December 10 2003 - 02:01 PM

I'll hold off. I have the current version already and am more than satisfied with it. Sorry Paramount.

#19 of 40 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted December 10 2003 - 02:36 PM

[quote] thought the movie's aspect was 1.66:1 ?? [quote]
Anyone care to confirm?

Is the OAR 1.85 or 1.66?

#20 of 40 OFFLINE   David Tolsky

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Posted December 10 2003 - 03:44 PM

Yes. The book Wide Screen Movies: A History and Filmography of Wide Guage Filmmaking lists the following aspect ratios for Vista Vision (1956 Vista Vision 8-perf horizontal film transport): Release Prints (cropped) 1.66:1, 1.85:1, and 2:1 and uncropped: 1.50:1 with squared corners. Since The Ten Commandments DVD was released in 1.85:1 I'm guessing that was the OAR.

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