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#1 of 55 OFFLINE   Irina

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Posted December 14 2006 - 03:24 PM

Does anyone know what happened to this release? It was supposed to get released on November 7th. Amazon.com has canceled my order today due to the DVD unavailability.

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#2 of 55 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted December 14 2006 - 04:49 PM

I've read that better materials for the DVD transfer are being sourced. I think it will happen. It shows up on the Fox Movie Channel with some frequency.

#3 of 55 OFFLINE   Steve.P

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Posted December 16 2006 - 02:55 AM

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Does anyone know what happened to this release? It was supposed to get released on November 7th. Amazon.com has canceled my order today due to the DVD unavailability

I was wondering the very same thing! Being a collector of Orson Welles material, not to mention a great admirer of John Huston, I was eagerly looking forward to this appearing in my Xmas stocking. Oh, well. There's always my birthday, I suppose.

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Posted December 28 2006 - 12:59 AM

Watching the commentary for "The Quiller Memorandum" the other night, the commentators mentioned this movie as being part of this batch. Hopefully, it's not a Becket/Panic in Needle Park situation.
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#5 of 55 OFFLINE   Dan McW

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Posted December 28 2006 - 01:28 PM

A friend of mine saw this in its original theatrical run and recalls a scene where Boone attended an opera. He says this scene is missing from the FMC version. IMDb and other sources show a run time of 120 minutes for the film, while other sources say 116m. Anyone else recall the opera scene? Could that account for the discrepancy in run times and possibly the DVD's delay?

#6 of 55 OFFLINE   Irina

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Posted December 29 2006 - 12:39 AM

The DVD is listed on amazon.com again with 4-6 weeks availability.

#7 of 55 OFFLINE   Reggie W

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Posted February 01 2007 - 01:11 PM

I am also wondering if there is any new news on this release. Is there a date set on this yet?

#8 of 55 OFFLINE   Reggie W

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Posted June 19 2007 - 01:27 PM

Any update on this film? Is it coming to dvd?

#9 of 55 OFFLINE   Richard--W

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Posted June 19 2007 - 02:19 PM

I'll BUY IT NOW if you release it, WHV.

#10 of 55 OFFLINE   GregoryMesh

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Posted June 19 2007 - 04:03 PM

It's Fox, not WHV.

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Posted June 19 2007 - 06:06 PM

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It's Fox, not WHV.

I know that.
I was just testing the rest of you.

#12 of 55 OFFLINE   Reggie W

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Posted July 02 2007 - 04:06 PM

So the silence on this, I'll assume, means nobody knows when it may see daylight...

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Posted July 03 2007 - 07:28 AM

It would be great to get the other John Huston/Fox films on dvd: THE ROOTS OF HEAVEN, A WALK WITH LOVE AND DEATH, and THE BARBARIAN AND THE GEISHA, the only "major" John Wayne film not on dvd. Despite its obvious faults, BARBARIAN is one gorgeous looking film.
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#14 of 55 OFFLINE   Gordon McMurphy

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Posted July 03 2007 - 10:58 AM

There isn't a R1 of The Barbarian And The Geisha? That's weird, as there's a UK R2 edition from Fox.

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Posted July 04 2007 - 07:59 AM

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Watching the commentary for "The Quiller Memorandum" the other night, the commentators mentioned this movie as being part of this batch. Hopefully, it's not a Becket/Panic in Needle Park situation.

I need to correct myself here, since 'Becket" and "The Panic In Needle Park" have seen the light of day.

I hope it IS a Becket/Panic in Needle Park situation!
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#16 of 55 OFFLINE   Reggie W

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Posted July 07 2007 - 05:40 AM

Well, now I'm hearing they turned up some footage of Huston's last rectal exam and they want to include that in the special features and that's what is holding this up!

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Posted March 31 2008 - 04:03 AM

THE KREMLIN LETTER is announced (letterboxed) for FMC on April 14 with some May showings . Would this be in anticipation of the long-delayed dvd release?
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Posted March 31 2008 - 02:19 PM

Since there's a new Bond film this year, I'd bet they're holding it for that.
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Posted March 31 2008 - 11:23 PM

It's been shown LTXed on FMC before. It may not mean anything. I'd get ready to record it, though.

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Posted April 14 2008 - 10:32 AM

The letterboxed THE KREMLIN LETTER shown on FMC was an excellent transfer (and it's a much better spy film than I remembered with a chillingly cynical ending and a very eclectic cast). Maltin lists the film as 113 minutes but the print shown was 120 minutes. Maybe that was the hangup with the once-announced dvd release.
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