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WHV Announcement: Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and True Romance (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 25 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 10 2009 - 09:39 AM

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#2 of 25 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted February 10 2009 - 10:35 AM

I'll be grabbing True Romance.

#3 of 25 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted February 10 2009 - 11:20 AM

Robin Hood for me.

"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


#4 of 25 OFFLINE   MatS

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Posted February 10 2009 - 11:41 AM

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#5 of 25 OFFLINE   MatS

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Posted February 10 2009 - 11:49 AM

catalog titles (decent ones at that) are now rolling out at a nice pace too nice for my wallet at current prices though

#6 of 25 OFFLINE   MatS

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Posted February 10 2009 - 11:50 AM

Ron or mod please delete
didn't see it was already covered/posted
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#7 of 25 OFFLINE   ScottR

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Posted February 10 2009 - 12:53 PM

Robin Hood all the way!!!!!! Now bring on Dances With Wolves, Field of Dreams, and Bull Durham and my Classic Costner collection will be complete!

#8 of 25 OFFLINE   Edwin-S

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Posted February 10 2009 - 01:12 PM

One thing that Blu-ray doesn't seem to be improving on.......ugly, unimaginative cover art.
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#9 of 25 OFFLINE   Jeff Whitford

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Posted February 10 2009 - 01:29 PM

Where is the theatrical of Robin Hood? The extended edition sucks. The filmakers made an inexcusable editing mistake in putting back in all this deleted footage. Two of the major scenes they put back into Robin Hood had to do with the Sheriff of Nottingham cutting out his scribe's tongue, the first when he gets a knife to do it, and the second is a long scene in which the scribe has to write down every question now because he can't speak (because his tongue has been cut out!). Fine, but then near the end of the movie, when Robin and Azeem are sword fighting their way into the castle, Robin grabs the scribe and puts his sword to his neck and asks him where the maid Marion is. The scribe then VERBALLY responds "Up the stairs, that way!" This final scene was in the original cut and stayed in the extended DVD version, but it makes no sense given the inclusion of the extended scenes in which the scribe's tongue was cut out! This is an inexcuseably horrible editing mistake. I listened to both the commentaries on the DVD to see if anybody noticed this problem or addressed it, and their is no comment about this. Now come on guys, next time when you want to add more footage in, make sure it logically flows into the rest of the original movie! The theatrical edition is my wifes favorite movie but we wont be buying this unless also contains the theatrical release. We are really bummed.
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#10 of 25 OFFLINE   EricW

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Posted February 10 2009 - 01:59 PM

good news
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#11 of 25 OFFLINE   EnricoE

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Posted February 10 2009 - 02:17 PM

what? no theactrical cut for robin hood? sorry warner... i skip this one unless you release the t.c. too.

#12 of 25 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted February 10 2009 - 03:19 PM

Morgan Creek probably has say over which cut(s) of Robin Hood make it to Home Video rather than Warner proper.

"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


#13 of 25 OFFLINE   Samcor

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Posted February 10 2009 - 03:46 PM

I agree, my preference is for the theatrical version. The extended edition tarnished my enjoyment of the film so much that I was almost considering buying the original prince of thieves dvd that was a flipper with an even worse transfer. At least it was the theatrical version!!

#14 of 25 OFFLINE   Brent M

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Posted February 10 2009 - 03:50 PM

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#15 of 25 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted February 10 2009 - 04:58 PM

Thank good ness TR is not Paramount. Otherwise we'd have the original theatrical version of TR first....


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Posted February 10 2009 - 08:48 PM

Looking forward to True Romance (one of my favourite films).I did notice that it says under the cover that the art is subject to change.I wish they could use the original poster art,I don't think any release has used it.

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Posted February 10 2009 - 08:49 PM

Looking forward to True Romance (one of my favourite films).I did notice that it says under the cover that the art is subject to change.I wish they could use the original poster art,I don't think any release has used it.

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#18 of 25 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted February 10 2009 - 10:45 PM

Excellent. True Romance for sure. I've cooled down on Robin Hood POT over the years. I liked it much more then than I do now.
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Posted February 11 2009 - 12:51 AM

True Romance!?!? Wooooooooooooooooow, I am so happy right now. This is one of my top 5 favs. Warner better not screw up the video though. hehehe

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Posted February 11 2009 - 01:33 AM

both robin hood and dances with wolves will be on HDnetmovies.com march 7th, 2009 a kevin costner double feature. Jacob Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - Closed Captions - New for March! Rating: PG-13 Year: 1991 Cast:Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Director: Kevin Reynolds Synopsis: Robin Hood returns from the Crusades to find his father murdered and his city under the rule of a maniacal sheriff. With the help of his merry men, Robin becomes an outlaw in order to set things right. Run Time: 2:23 Air Dates:Sat, Mar 7th - 9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT Sun, Mar 8th - 4:30 AM ET / 12:30 AM PT Dances With Wolves - Closed Captions Rating: PG-13 Year: 1990 Cast:Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene Director: Kevin Costner Synopsis: Academy Award winning film about a young Civil War soldier assigned to an isolated army post out west where he becomes intimately involved with a Lakota Sioux tribe, eventually becoming a member. Run Time: 3:54 Air Dates:Sat, Mar 7th - 5:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM PT Sat, Mar 7th - 11:30 PM ET / 8:30 PM PT