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#1 of 37 OFFLINE   PatH

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Posted May 23 2004 - 02:27 PM

I saw a listing of this marvelous David Niven-Kim Hunter for 5/25 and have seen nothing since. Can anyone tell me if this film--once available on VHS and long available on DVD in R2--is actually coming to DVD in R1? Thanks! Pat H.

#2 of 37 OFFLINE   Anthony Neilson

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Posted May 25 2004 - 02:42 PM

Wasn't there some talk of a Special Edition of this in R1 ?
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#3 of 37 OFFLINE   Will*B

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Posted May 25 2004 - 10:48 PM

It would be wonderful to see this as a special edition... "What ho!" "Hmmm. Sounds like my sparks!"
 

 


#4 of 37 OFFLINE   Barrie Maxwell

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Posted May 27 2004 - 12:47 AM

The DVD release has been delayed in order for Martin Scorsese to complete an audio commentary for it. No new release date set at this time. Barrie

#5 of 37 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted May 27 2004 - 12:50 AM

Well that's one hell of a good reason for a delay. --- So many films, so little time...
So many films, so little time...
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#6 of 37 OFFLINE   Ali B

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Posted May 27 2004 - 10:23 PM

wow, that's an instant purchase for me then. I was on the fence about whether to replace my Uk Carlton copy (which is pretty good IMHO) but the Scorsese commentary has just sold me!

#7 of 37 OFFLINE   Gordon McMurphy

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Posted May 27 2004 - 11:37 PM

A-ha! So that's it. Great news. Posted Image

Can't argue with that. Hopefully, we will see it on the shelves in a few months' time.


#8 of 37 OFFLINE   Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted May 28 2004 - 02:17 AM

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#9 of 37 OFFLINE   Charles H

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Posted May 28 2004 - 02:55 AM

Didn't the British version have a commentary by Jack Cardiff? Is that being retained for the R1 release?
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#10 of 37 OFFLINE   Gordon McMurphy

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Posted May 28 2004 - 08:28 AM

It isn't actually a commentary - it is a 10-minute interview with Cardiff. I doubt that it will be included on Columbia's DVD. Common sense to me would say get Cardiff and Scorsese to record. Perhaps that is the case. For me, Cardiff is one of Britain's greatest living artists.


#11 of 37 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx

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Posted May 28 2004 - 08:38 AM

great news indeed that is an instant purchase when it is out

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#12 of 37 OFFLINE   Geoff_D

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Posted May 28 2004 - 09:20 AM

I can't wait for this, as the picture quality on the R2 version is pretty bad. I was quite excited about the 'Jack Cardiff commentary' noted on the packaging, but I was crushed when it turned out to be a short interview! The new edition (with added Scorsese goodness) will be an instant buy for me too.

#13 of 37 OFFLINE   Fred_C

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Posted July 13 2004 - 07:01 AM

Any new news? Fred
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#14 of 37 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted July 13 2004 - 07:23 AM

I wish...
So many films, so little time...
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#15 of 37 OFFLINE   Fred_C

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Posted November 20 2004 - 12:05 AM

Is this ever coming out?
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#16 of 37 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted November 20 2004 - 03:01 AM

Yeah I'd also like to know. How long does it take to record a friggin' commentary track? Posted Image
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#17 of 37 OFFLINE   gregstaten

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Posted November 20 2004 - 03:42 AM

Well, Scorsese *has* been a bit busy with his new film THE AVIATOR. It is entirely possible he won't have time to do it until after he finishes the junkets -- maybe late Jan/early Feb at the soonest? -greg

#18 of 37 OFFLINE   Thomas T

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Posted November 20 2004 - 04:11 AM

Somehow I don't think it's as much a priority in Mr. Scorsese's schedule as it is for the posters here. He's doing it as a favor really so he'll get around to it when he gets around to it. If Columbia released the film without any bells or whistles, I can see the complaints already about Columbia not going the extra mile. Personally I just want the movie. With all due respect to Mr. Scorsese, I couldn't care less what he thinks about the movie.

#19 of 37 OFFLINE   Fred_C

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Posted November 20 2004 - 11:51 PM

Frankly, I agree. I could care less about the commentary. I Just want the movie.
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#20 of 37 OFFLINE   PhilipG

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Posted November 21 2004 - 12:58 AM

Me too! Posted Image

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