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#1 of 69 Gordon McMurphy

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Posted March 29 2004 - 11:05 PM

http://www.r2-dvd.or....articleId=6351

Great, great news for fans! Posted Image Posted Image

This is a must-buy for me. Great work, MGM.


#2 of 69 andrew markworthy

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Posted March 30 2004 - 03:19 AM

In principle I'm delighted too, but is the Walton score: (1) an extra on disc 2, (2) an alternative music track on the film, or (3) the only music track? I do hope it's (2), though I'll settle for (1). However, (3) creates as well as solves problems.

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Posted April 01 2004 - 12:04 AM

Just sold my R1 on eBay for $A51 ($US38-ish) so I'll get a free upgrade on this title. I can't wait for this and Das Boot: Das Bootiest Edition coming out within a week of each other in R2. Posted Image
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#4 of 69 Douglas R

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Posted April 02 2004 - 06:11 AM

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In principle I'm delighted too, but is the Walton score: (1) an extra on disc 2, (2) an alternative music track on the film, or (3) the only music track? I do hope it's (2), though I'll settle for (1). However, (3) creates as well as solves problems.


The press release says that "for the very first time THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN can be watched and enjoyed with Walton's stirring score" which suggests that the score has been dubbed onto the film (presumably as an alternative audio track) - at least I hope so. But I agree that clarification is needed.

#5 of 69 Mark Oates

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Posted April 02 2004 - 08:16 AM

There's a set of menus over at DVDAnswers.com, and on one of the images it clearly says "Feature With William Walton Score"
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#6 of 69 Gordon McMurphy

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Posted April 03 2004 - 07:35 AM

Well-spotted, Mr Oates! That seems more or less conclusive. Great news! Posted Image Posted Image

Fantastic film. Fantastic score. Finally, they can know officially be experienced together.


#7 of 69 andrew markworthy

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Posted April 03 2004 - 07:18 PM

Excellent news. Posted Image

#8 of 69 Chris_Marin

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Posted April 06 2004 - 04:09 AM

You can find our full review of the May 24th UK Region 2 release of the Battle Of Britain 2-disc Special Edition here.

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Simply a superb SE. A huge improvement over the region 1 release and probably the best presentation of a 35 year old film that we could expect. The only other extras missing are deleted scenes. The extras are all valuable additions to the understanding and appreciation of the film; there are no ‘fillers’ here.

This is a great epic of a film and this DVD is a great testament to the efforts of the film crew, cast and original combatants in the battle itself.
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#9 of 69 Gordon McMurphy

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Posted April 06 2004 - 04:36 AM

That is an absolutley superb review by Mr McCone. Posted Image

I wasn't sure whether or not to believe the listing of the DTS track(s) but now that it has been confirmed, I am delighted!

MGM take some shit from time to time here at HTF - at sometimes they deserve it - but they deserve big props this time around. Well done, chaps! Posted Image Posted Image


#10 of 69 Maggi Magg

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Posted April 07 2004 - 03:57 AM

In this review the reviewer talks about a "prologic soundtrack" on R1 version.
What´s up with that.
It was plain old original MONO.

#11 of 69 Mark Oates

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Posted April 07 2004 - 06:06 AM

In fairness, Maggi Magg, most Mono soundtracks are rendered as Dolby 2.0 (identical left/right) rather than Dolby 1.0 (Centre speaker only) for obvious reasons. Most DD2.0 soundtracks also seem to carry the prologic flag, so the reviewer's only reporting what his kit tells him about the disc.
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#12 of 69 Maggi Magg

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Posted April 07 2004 - 06:09 AM

Ok Mark fair enough.
And it´s a niceeeee release.

#13 of 69 Mark Oates

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Posted April 08 2004 - 09:04 AM

Well, I've got mine on order Posted Image
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#14 of 69 oscar_merkx

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Posted April 10 2004 - 11:36 AM

mine too. Fantastic news indeed
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#15 of 69 Mark Oates

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Posted April 18 2004 - 12:43 PM

I've just cancelled my order on account of getting the check discs to review.

All I can say is WOW.

http://www.dvd.revie....=3809&User=627
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#16 of 69 Steve Christou

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Posted April 19 2004 - 11:00 AM

Great review Mark, can't wait to add this classic to my collection.
From reading the first few posts here I got the impression Ron Goodwin's fantastic score had been replaced with William Walton's. I would have hesitated buying it if it was, for me Goodwin's music is a major reason this is near the top of my war movie favorites.
And I hope Churchill's famous "the few" quote is back on the end credits, the R1 had a different quote.

Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


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#17 of 69 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted April 19 2004 - 11:21 AM

So Steve, are you still going to gloat over us poor R1 Yanks with this release?
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Posted April 19 2004 - 11:51 AM

Oh yes. Posted Image

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Posted April 20 2004 - 05:59 AM

:P)
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Posted April 20 2004 - 06:54 AM

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