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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Bob Engleman

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Posted March 14 2005 - 06:16 AM

I pride myself in being both an astute, and successful video retailer. IN addition, I recognize Universal's long standing in the industry. In that "The Sting 2", which grossed a paltry $6,300,000 in the U.S., compared to the original's $156,000,000, was recently released, is the problem with "1" music rights?

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#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Larry House

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Posted March 14 2005 - 06:34 AM

Lots of discussion about this here:

http://www.hometheat....hreadid=188229

I'm pretty sure that all of the music in "The Sting" is by Scott Joplin (adapted by Marvin Hamlisch), which should be public domain I believe. Also it was released on DVD previously so that probably isn't the reason.

I just realized that the reason probably is:

It's a Universal

#3 of 10 OFFLINE   Garysb

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Posted March 14 2005 - 07:11 AM

I believe new arrangements of public domain music can be protected by copywrite. However I agree that this probably is not the reason Universal has not released an updated version of The Sting in Widescreen. Perhaps they are waiting for the next Newman/Redford film.

#4 of 10 OFFLINE   Eric Peterson

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Posted March 14 2005 - 08:21 AM

It's a Universal


DING! DING! DING! Give that man a prize!

#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted March 14 2005 - 10:29 AM

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DING! DING! DING! Give that man a prize!
In the meantime I have my R2 WS version of "The Sting" to watch. Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Mikel_Cooperman

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Posted March 14 2005 - 11:51 AM

Universal has a pan and scan DVD out so I dont think it's about rights.
I sure would like to see this in Widescreen on DVD.

#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted March 14 2005 - 12:09 PM

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I sure would like to see this in Widescreen on DVD.
Then get the R2 version, it is WS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#8 of 10 OFFLINE   Mikel_Cooperman

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Posted March 14 2005 - 12:18 PM

I did not know that. Thanks for the info.

#9 of 10 OFFLINE   Kain_C

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Posted March 14 2005 - 03:31 PM

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Then get the R2 version, it is WS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


No thanks. I can wait for an R1 SE which just has to come out soon. The movie is worth waiting for.

#10 of 10 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted March 14 2005 - 03:57 PM

Then get the R2 version, it is WS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Plus, with PAL speedup, you only have to spend 2 hours and 4 minutes to watch a film that's 2 hours and 9 minutes long!!! Think of what you can do with those extra five minutes!
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