Actually Doug,I bought RAINTREE COUNRY on dvd in Melbourne many years ago.Likewise for THE ALAMO.Who knows where they emanated from but both were wide screen complete with the overture and intermission.The picture quality was excellent.
There are a large number of HTF members here, including myself, who also have the same two movies, exactly the same roadshow versions, probably exactly the same extras, all taken from exactly the same source, but the only difference is, ours are legal.
They're called Laserdiscs.
Those DVDs appear to be nothing more than bootleg copies stolen from the same laserdisc source.
..."The Picture quality was excellent"
If you happen to like non Anamorphic 4:3 Letterbox with it's less than 300 lines of resolution.
Those two pre-mentioned transfers were struck in the last century.
That's why a very large number of us at HTF and elsewhere are desperate for a 21st century restoration or at least an updated
re-master for Blu-ray and beyond.
Edited by Doug Bull, November 16 2013 - 05:38 PM.