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new BARABBAS from sony?

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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Joe Caps

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Posted December 26 2007 - 06:49 AM

a few years ago, sony released a widescreen stereo release of Barabbas starring Anthony Quinn. No restoration work had been done and the color was pretty bad. Now Amazon shows a new release coming end of March 08 with a CD included. any one know anything about this. Any chance of color restoration so that the skys are blue instead of green? How about putting back in the INtermission and the Intermission music?

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Robin9



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Posted December 26 2007 - 10:11 AM

I don't know anything about this, but I can say one thing: the Region 2 version of Barabbas has blue skies. Admittedly they are pale blue with a lot of white cloud, but that is understandable as the movie was shot in Europe, not in California, Arizona or Mexico. If your DVD has the wrong colour, buy the region 2 DVD.

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   john a hunter

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Posted December 26 2007 - 11:39 AM

Let's all keep our fingers crossed that this very underated film will finally get a transfer that it deserves.When you see what Technirama could do in a transfer like King of Kings compared to this current DVD, you cannot believe that Sony could ever release such a mess.

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Larry Sutliff

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Posted December 26 2007 - 12:39 PM

I would love to see this remastered, and(fingers crossed) a BD release. This is a great, underrated film.

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   RolandL



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Posted December 28 2007 - 02:03 AM

With a price of $9.95 I doubt it's remastered. What's with the running time of 167 minutes? The original DVD was 137 minutes. Maybe 30 minutes on the CD.
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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 01 2008 - 10:03 AM

Some information for you. This is basically a re-packaging of the previous release, with some added value content. That's all the information I have at this point.


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#7 of 7 OFFLINE   BillyFeldman


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Posted March 03 2008 - 08:04 PM

It's been confirmed that it's the same exact transfer. Since the previous transfer was terrible, no reason to get this, not even for five dollars. Such a shame.

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