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To Live and Die In L.A. Cancelled Once Again . . . But Now Out!


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#1 of 15 Brad Vautrinot

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Posted June 02 2009 - 09:45 AM

This is, I believe, the second time this film has been cancelled on BD and just a day or two before its scheduled release. Anyone know what gives?

Amazon states "Discontinued by the manufacturer".

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#2 of 15 Mike.B

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Posted June 02 2009 - 10:33 AM

That sucks!! Posted Image Posted Image

I've been looking forward to this. Great, underrated 80s movie.

#3 of 15 Mark Cappelletty

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Posted June 02 2009 - 11:34 AM

If it's truly cancelled, I'm hoping it's because the features from the SD SE are being included with it.

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Posted June 02 2009 - 02:48 PM

Yeah, it's one of my fave films, would love to add this to the collection. Great soundtrack as well.

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Posted June 02 2009 - 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Brad Vautrinot
This is, I believe, the second time this film has been cancelled on BD and just a day or two before its scheduled release. Anyone know what gives?

Amazon states "Discontinued by the manufacturer".

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Oh no... Posted Image

#6 of 15 Jeff McMillan

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Posted June 03 2009 - 04:51 AM

Bummer. I was hoping with this one out of the way that maybe we'd finally get the Sorcerer special edition that's been hinted at for awhile.

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Posted June 03 2009 - 04:57 AM

Is Wang Chung suing for his cut?

#8 of 15 Jesse Blacklow

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Posted June 03 2009 - 05:12 AM

To further confuse the situation, now Amazon has it back up for pre-order, apparently with an estimated release of July 1.
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Posted June 03 2009 - 06:19 AM

Back in the garage for a quick oil change and remastering!

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Posted February 05 2010 - 10:36 AM

BREAKING NEWS!

I just received the HTF review copy of this title, and I think I may know the reason for the delay.
The cover art hasn't changed. It's still as shown at various etailers (including Amazon and DVD Empire). It indicates a 25 GB Blu-ray disc containing the movie encoded with MPEG 2 and the soundtrack in DTS-HD MA, with a DVD that also has the movie plus all the special features (the previously issued 2003 special edition).

And, indeed, the case does contain one Blu-ray disc and one DVD, the latter bearing the same artwork and 2003 copyright date as the DVD previously issued by MGM.

However . . . the Blu-ray isn't 25 GB. It's 50. And when you start playing it, the codec doesn't show up as MPEG 2; it's AVC. And there are a few more subtitle options than are listed on the case.

A full review will follow this weekend, but I thought this was worth reporting sooner rather than later.
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#11 of 15 Robert Crawford

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Posted February 05 2010 - 10:47 AM



Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael Reuben 

BREAKING NEWS!

I just received the HTF review copy of this title, and I think I may know the reason for the delay.
The cover art hasn't changed. It's still as shown at various etailers (including Amazon and DVD Empire). It indicates a 25 GB Blu-ray disc containing the movie encoded with MPEG 2 and the soundtrack in DTS-HD MA, with a DVD that als has the movie plus all the special features (the previously issued 2003 special edition).

And, indeed, the case does contain one Blu-ray disc and one DVD, the latter bearing the same artwork and copyright date as the DVD previously issued by MGM.

However . . . the Blu-ray isn't 25 GB. It's 50. And when you start playing it, the codec doesn't show up as MPEG 2; it's AVC. And there are a few more subtitle options than are listed on the case.

A full review will follow this weekend, but I thought this was worth reporting sooner rather than later.
I received my BRD from Amazon on Wednesday, but haven't yet played it.  I hope I don't regret not cancelling my old order.




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#12 of 15 Robert Crawford

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Posted February 06 2010 - 12:33 PM

I watched the BRD today and thought the film looked very good in comparison to my memory of viewing the film many years ago in a movie theater.  The film, like many films in the 1980s, was never that pretty to look at whether in a movie theater or on some video format at home.  This is not to say the camerawork of the film wasn't good.  I thought the audio track was more impressive on BRD so I'll be interested to read Michael's full review regarding both the video and audio presentations of this release.  I didn't play the SD DVD.




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#13 of 15 Adam Gregorich

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Posted February 07 2010 - 10:39 AM

Michael's review has posted. 

#14 of 15 Adam Gregorich

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Posted March 02 2010 - 05:01 PM

Crawdaddy-
Its interesting that you mentioned that you thought the audio track was better on Blu-ray.  Michael had the opportunity to submit a question for William Friedkin.  He asked:

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In 2003, you spoke in detail about the process of digital restoration for the DVD.  Has there been any further restoration work done for the Blu-ray release?
Here is William Friedkin's response.  He addresses both the audio and the video:


#15 of 15 Adam Gregorich

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Posted March 03 2010 - 03:53 AM

Parker uploaded it to YouTube for those without superfast internet:






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