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EL CID (2 disc) release date: 1/29


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#1 of 38 Charles H

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Posted November 03 2007 - 03:59 AM

MOVIES UNLIMITED is taking pre-orders for a 1/29 release of EL CID: 2 discs with audio commentary, featurettes, interviews, trailers. A "Collector's Edition" will also be available in a box with a book containing photos and historical articles.
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#2 of 38 Douglas R

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Posted November 03 2007 - 04:03 AM

Thanks for spotting that release date. This is THE ONE I've been waiting for!

#3 of 38 kenNew

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Posted November 04 2007 - 04:10 AM

This is the news I've been waiting for since the launch of DVD 10 years ago. I hope this means that the other Bronston epics won't be far behind.

#4 of 38 Ken Koc

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Posted November 04 2007 - 04:41 AM

FANTASTIC NEWS!!!! HD perhaps?
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#5 of 38 oscar_merkx

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Posted November 04 2007 - 05:17 AM

Fantastic news indeed.

It's incredible what kind of movies Heston was making during the 1950s and 1960s.
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#6 of 38 Larry Sutliff

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Posted November 04 2007 - 08:21 AM

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FANTASTIC NEWS!!!! HD perhaps?


Titles like this are what high def was created for. I hope it does come out on one of the formats(preferably both).

#7 of 38 Jace_A

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Posted November 04 2007 - 08:49 AM

If the release is from Weinstein, you can forget about a HD release.

#8 of 38 Cees Alons

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Posted November 05 2007 - 10:41 AM

Even if it's not Hi-Def (too bad!), I will order the 2-disc set ($27.96 at DVD Planet; anyone seen a better on-line price?). This also sparkles hopes for 55 Days at Peking and The Fall of the Roman Empire. I've been waiting for these three so long, I'm glad the first one appears finally.

Would be marvellous HD sets indeed!


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#9 of 38 Steve Christou

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Posted November 05 2007 - 10:56 AM

The Cid! The Cid!

About time too, fantastic news, one of my all time favorites. Posted Image

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#10 of 38 Cees Alons

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Posted November 05 2007 - 11:22 AM

I first saw it in a theater when I was 19 - twice.
Own a VHS version.


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#11 of 38 Steve Christou

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Posted November 05 2007 - 11:29 AM

I first saw it on the telly... when I was about 13. Posted Image

I still have it on tape somewhere, and Rozsa's incredible music score on LP & CD.


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#12 of 38 Jim_K

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Posted November 05 2007 - 11:47 PM

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If the release is from Weinstein, you can forget about a HD release.

Aint that the truth. Hopefully the SD transfer is up to snuff.

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#13 of 38 Gordon McMurphy

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Posted November 06 2007 - 10:35 AM

How likely is it that we will see Fall of the Roman Empire shortly after El Cid ?

#14 of 38 JeffO

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Posted November 07 2007 - 02:42 AM

Douglas R and ken New, I couldn't agree more. This is absolutely the number one DVD that I've been waiting for for years. As the release date gets closer, I'll be looking for the differences between the two editions before buying.

As there are other Chuck Heston fans in this thread, can anyone give me a rundown on The Warlord? It was out on DVD six years ago, but it has gone out of production. Used, it was selling for $80+(!) on Amazon last month, and now it is going for $50, a little too pricey for a blind buy. I didn't have any luck in the trade/buy used section of this site.
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#15 of 38 Jim_K

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Posted November 07 2007 - 12:11 PM

The Warlord is a very good film IMO but for $50 I wouldn't recommend a blind-buy to someone unless money isn't an issue.
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#16 of 38 Robert Crawford

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Posted November 07 2007 - 12:40 PM

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How likely is it that we will see Fall of the Roman Empire shortly after El Cid ?
Very good, if enough of us buy this disc.Posted Image

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#17 of 38 Simon Howson

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Posted November 07 2007 - 07:46 PM

Does the Weinstein company have a decent track record for good transfers for old films?

I'm not sure if I should pre-order this, or wait to see some reviews.

#18 of 38 Jeffrey:K

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Posted November 08 2007 - 07:17 AM

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Does the Weinstein company have a decent track record for good transfers for old films?
They haven't released many old films, but their Shaw Brothers discs have been stellar. If their treatment of the Bronston films is anything like their DVDs of KING BOXER and ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN, I think everyone will be happy.

#19 of 38 Simon Howson

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Posted November 08 2007 - 12:45 PM

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They haven't released many old films, but their Shaw Brothers discs have been stellar. If their treatment of the Bronston films is anything like their DVDs of KING BOXER and ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN, I think everyone will be happy.

Good to know, thanks for the reply.

#20 of 38 Simon Lewis

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Posted November 08 2007 - 10:14 PM

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As there are other Chuck Heston fans in this thread, can anyone give me a rundown on The Warlord? It was out on DVD six years ago, but it has gone out of production.

The Warlord DVD was 2.35:1 but non-anamorphic. The picture (for a non-anamorphic) is fairly good with some nice colours. But some scenes seem very grainy and the print is dirty in places.


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