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The Natural 2-disc 'Directors Cut' coming from Sony April '07


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted January 23 2007 - 01:03 AM

A two-disc 'Directors Cut' of Barry Levinson's The Natural is coming from Sony April 3, according to the Sony website here - no other detail I'm afraid, but I rejoice at the news.
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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Eric Peterson

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Posted January 23 2007 - 02:19 AM

Did this movie have different cuts when it was released or is this a newly assembled director's cut?

If I'm going to double-dip, it had better include both cuts, or I'm perfectly happy with what I have.

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Jon Martin

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Posted January 23 2007 - 02:35 AM

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Did this movie have different cuts when it was released or is this a newly assembled director's cut?

If I'm going to double-dip, it had better include both cuts, or I'm perfectly happy with what I have.

Did they ever film the book's ending? The film and the book have pretty much opposite endings.

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Christian Preischl

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Posted January 23 2007 - 02:56 AM

Seems like Barry Levinson is intent on reworking his Sony films. First Bugsy, now this. Posted Image

#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Elijah Sullivan

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Posted January 23 2007 - 08:58 AM

It's also getting a same-day Blu-Ray release.

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted January 23 2007 - 11:48 AM

"This two-disc set contains a new color mastering of the 1984 film. Bonuses: previously unreleased footage, featurettes, video introduction by director Barry Levinson, making-of documentary. "

hmm, this is one ofmy favoritemovies.

wonder what will be added in
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#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Patrick Mirza

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Posted January 25 2007 - 11:20 AM

Details are now up for the two-disc set.

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Eric Peterson

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Posted January 26 2007 - 12:31 AM

Sound like the original cut is non-existent.

I'll take a pass, and maybe rent.