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"Rosencrantz & Guildenstern" are Alive!


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#1 of 19 PaulP

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Posted December 11 2004 - 02:32 PM

...According to DavisDVD!

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Playwright Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead is finally making its Region 1 DVD debut from Image Entertainment. The 1990 film, a clever twist on Shakespeare's Hamlet told from the perspective of the two witless supporting players, arrives on March 22nd with a 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer, Dolby Digital stereo audio and extensive interviews with Stoppard and stars Gary Oldman, Tim Roth and Richard Dreyfuss. Retail is $24.99.


#2 of 19 Damin J Toell

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Posted December 11 2004 - 02:37 PM

Nice. There's been a good-looking 1.85:1 transfer running on the Sundance Channel (and probably elsewhere) for a while.

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#3 of 19 Greg_D_R

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Posted December 12 2004 - 06:38 AM

Fantastic!

I've had to make do with my R4 pan-and-scan Aussie dvd for a while now. Be glad to retire it.

Thanks for the great news!

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Posted December 12 2004 - 10:56 AM

AWESOME~! Best news I've had this week.

This was the #1 title on my hope-this-comes-to-DVD list. Between this and Grisbi, 2005 makes me happy already.

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#5 of 19 Paul Miller

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Posted December 13 2004 - 01:01 AM

There are three titles I've been waiting forever for on DVD and they are all coming out in March of 2005....

Obviously Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, To Be Or Not To Be (The Jack Benny version), and Bringing Up Baby.... should be a great month.

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#6 of 19 Ted Lee

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Posted December 13 2004 - 11:02 AM

wonderful news.

if i had to single out any movie that "inspired" me to seek out independent type movies, this would be the one.

up to that point, all i knew was hollywood. after watching that, i remember thinking, "wow, there's other stuff out there?".

the verbal volley scene still cracks me up!

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#7 of 19 Andy Anderson

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Posted December 13 2004 - 11:25 AM

"Heads..."

This is great news! I've been waiting for this one to be properly released. All we need know is Branagh's Hamlet, and my Hamlet cravings will subside...

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#8 of 19 RobertW

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Posted December 13 2004 - 02:04 PM

i love the little sight gags like the fokker triplane paper airplane, the bath water displacement, and the hanging baskets.

and yes, the verbal volley match is a riot. i'm afraid that's something that never really registered with me the first time i saw it, but i only just got after seeing it on cable the past year. i guess that's what good wordplay does to you.

#9 of 19 Ted Lee

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Posted December 13 2004 - 04:12 PM

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i love the little sight gags like the fokker triplane paper airplane, the bath water displacement, and the hanging baskets.
me too! it took me a second to realize they were demonstrating (as yet discovered?) laws of physics, etc.

what was the hanging basket one?
 

#10 of 19 PaulP

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Posted December 14 2004 - 05:02 AM

Image's site's been wonky for me lately so finally I've managed to get on it. They have the cover up, notice anything strange?

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Posted December 14 2004 - 05:08 AM

I notice "2 DVD Set!" Sweet!!!
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#12 of 19 RobertW

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Posted December 14 2004 - 06:50 AM

well, i guess not really baskets, but the row of clay pots holding beans or whatever, and rosencrantz
(or was it guildenstern? Posted Image) nudges one, which hits the one next to it, causing the last one in the line to move, you know, like those rows of metal balls hanging that some people have on their desks? you pull two away, let them go and they hit, and then two from the other end pop away from the line?

so anyway, he tries this a couple more times, the last pot in line keeps moving as a result, so then he gets guildenstern(or rosencrantz?) to come over and look at it, whereupon he brings the pot way back and lets it go, but when it strikes the next pot this time, it cracks from the impact and the entire bottom falls out. guildenstern(?) just looks at him like, "so that's the big deal you wanted to show me? idiot"


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Posted December 14 2004 - 12:57 PM

Not another floating head cover! Posted Image

#14 of 19 Greg_D_R

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Posted December 14 2004 - 04:20 PM

Well, it would have to be heads, wouldn't it Posted Image

I'm kind of surprised that they're going with the same art as the old VHS tape. Is this the original 1-sheet art for the film? Anyway, I'm surprised they aren't going with some over-photoshopped monstrosity. Wow!

#15 of 19 Ted Lee

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Posted December 14 2004 - 06:18 PM

oh yeah! it was funny how what's his name never "caught" the scientific experiment. really, this is just a great flick. Posted Image
 

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Posted December 15 2004 - 06:55 AM

I'm all over this one. I've been dying for this on DVD since I got my player.
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#17 of 19 PaulP

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Posted March 21 2005 - 03:30 AM

Well it comes out tomorrow and the first reviews have started to appear. A bit late but still nice. This has turned out to be a really loaded release, even though it was really downplayed for some reason by Image (DTS and 3 hours of interviews!).

http://www.dvdtalk.c...ad.php?ID=14956
http://www.dvdjourna....andguild.shtml

That's all I could find.

#18 of 19 Greg_D_R

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Posted March 21 2005 - 05:03 AM

Once again, outstanding news! For a while there, I doubted I'd ever see it get a decent r1 release. The antithesis of a mass-market film, but for those of us who love it, an essential part of our collection.

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Posted March 21 2005 - 10:04 AM

Sounds like an impressive release.
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