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#1 of 23 OFFLINE   Jaxon's Dad

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Posted January 12 2006 - 04:06 AM

Last week, I saw this delightful little movie directed by Mike Newell, but alas, it was on VHS. I've looked for DVD availability, but there is currently not a Region 1 DVD. This was a Miramax film distributed by Paramount back in the early '90s. The videocassette was from Paramount, but I don't know if they still own the home video rights or if they reverted to Miramax at some point. Has anyone heard of any plans for an imminent DVD release? It's a shame that it's not available.
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#2 of 23 OFFLINE   PattyFraser

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Posted January 12 2006 - 04:45 AM

Doug, I share your feelings about this movie. I have checked Amazon.com, and they have a page for it but list it as currently unavailable. If you and all who would be willing were to input your e-mail addy there where it allows you the opportunity to be alerted when this is released that would also serve (so Amazon says) to alert the studio involved that this is a DVD for which many people are waiting.

#3 of 23 OFFLINE   Jaxon's Dad

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Posted January 12 2006 - 04:50 AM

Patty,

Done! If the studios do, in fact, pay attention to the demand statistics at amazon.com, I sincerely hope many fans of this film take advantage of this feature.

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#4 of 23 OFFLINE   DaViD Boulet

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Posted January 12 2006 - 04:57 AM

A thread like this comes up every couple of months.

The laserdisc is 4x3 1.33:1, and I have a "region free" DVD I found (don't think it's a bootleg) that's basically a DVD-copy of the laserdisc with audio in only one channel.

We ALL would love a nice remastered 16x9 version of this wonderful film. PLEASE... Who owns the rights these days?
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#5 of 23 OFFLINE   walter o

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Posted January 12 2006 - 05:31 AM

Miramax, not sure if Disney still is putting Miramax stuff out.

#6 of 23 OFFLINE   Jerry R Colvin

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Posted January 12 2006 - 07:04 AM

Hear hear... I am one of the guys who always concurs every time this subject comes up... With all the big name British stars and directed by the same dude who did the latest Harry Potter movie, there is no good reason why this wonderful film hasn't made it to DVD yet...

#7 of 23 OFFLINE   PattyFraser

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Posted January 12 2006 - 07:07 AM

Someone on the IMDb has a petition going. I doubt the effectiveness of that route but here it is:

http://www.petitions...chantedaprilDVD

can't hurt. Here they say that Paramount is the target for this petition. They have over 200 signatures.

#8 of 23 OFFLINE   PattyFraser

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Posted January 22 2009 - 04:08 AM

Does anybody know if this upcoming region 2 release of Enchanted April is the same one that was out in R2 before or is it a remaster? Also, does this bode well for a R1 release? I see the studio is 2 Entertain...

Enchanted April [1991]: Miranda Richardson, Josie Lawrence, Joan Plowright, Mike Newell: Amazon.co.uk: DVD

#9 of 23 OFFLINE   Mark Edward Heuck

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Posted January 22 2009 - 08:16 PM

2 Entertain is a BBC-affiliated imprint, so it is possible that Miramax's rights have expired and reverted back to the BBC. In which case, maybe there will be a stateside release through their Warner arrangement.
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Posted January 23 2009 - 05:14 AM

I am another person who'd like to see a good anamorphic DVD of this very good and beautiful movie. I have posted as much here in other threads. I made a DVD of the VHS recording I had from when this was on HBO years ago.

I actually saw this about 2 years ago on TV when I was visiting my father in Florida, and it was available On Demand on Comcast. I think that version looked even worse than my copy!

Needless to say, it could look a lot better.

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Posted January 23 2009 - 08:27 AM

A vote from me too - one of the few post-65 films that I actually really love
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#12 of 23 OFFLINE   Jerry R Colvin

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Posted February 01 2009 - 01:42 AM

Woke up this morning to an e-mail with this subject line:

"Enchanted April (1992) is now available to order from Amazon"

Looks like the magic day is May 5, 2009!

#13 of 23 OFFLINE   PattyFraser

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Posted February 01 2009 - 04:47 AM

I got this e-mail too, Jerry! At last....

Would it be churlish of me to say that I wish it was going to have a Blu ray release then too? (some people are never satisfied!) Seriously--I will be pre-ordering today.

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Posted February 01 2009 - 04:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Jerry R Colvin
Woke up this morning to an e-mail with this subject line:

"Enchanted April (1992) is now available to order from Amazon"

Looks like the magic day is May 5, 2009!

Well, this was very welcomed. I love this movie, but it's probably my wife's favorite movie, and May 5 is her birthday! I guess I know what she'll be getting!

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Posted February 01 2009 - 09:09 PM

Amazon's distributor credit says it's coming from Miramax - maybe this augurs well for the other titles from the old Paramount deal.
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Posted February 02 2009 - 03:56 AM

Quote:
Woke up this morning to an e-mail with this subject line:

"Enchanted April (1992) is now available to order from Amazon"

Looks like the magic day is May 5, 2009!
Same here!

Ordered already! $21 is not really inexpensive, of course, so the release better be good. Posted Image


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#17 of 23 OFFLINE   Jerry R Colvin

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Posted March 06 2009 - 05:49 AM

Uh oh, here are the specs from Miramax's Enchanted April page:

Bonus Features:
Feature Commentary By Director Mike Newell And Producer Ann Scott
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Color: Color
Regional Encoding: NTSC
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Hmmm.....

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Posted March 09 2009 - 02:36 AM

Amazon's website and DVDEmpire both list it as being "Widescreen." I will be extremely disappointed if this is a crappy, 4:3 transfer.

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Posted March 09 2009 - 05:22 AM

That's great news; I love this film and I am really happy it is finally being released.....

...but when a movie is entitled ENCHANTED APRIL wouldn't you have thought they could have moved the release date up a few weeks to actually release it in April? Posted Image

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Posted May 16 2009 - 09:21 AM

I purchased this last week and have watched parts of it. It is extremely grainy, which I presume to be the original photography, but it looks better than any previous version I've seen. I think I'll watch the whole movie in the next few weeks.

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