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Cape Fear 50th Anniversary?


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#1 of 6 darkrock17

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Posted June 19 2012 - 06:11 AM

Anyone know if Universal has anything planned for Cape Fear this year?

#2 of 6 Brandon Conway

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Posted June 19 2012 - 06:41 AM

No news, but there should be!


"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


#3 of 6 John Morgan

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Posted June 19 2012 - 10:52 AM

I got the Blu Ray of this from Great Britian last year, and I think it looks and sounds super, and it's region free. I would assume Universal has the hi def master and could easily put it out. And this brings up another irritation. I have been reading reviews of some recent Universal-owned films that have been released in England on Blu, but they are not region free. Things like DOUBLE INDEMNITY, THE RUGGLES OF RED GAP, THE LOST WEEKEND, etc. Is there really that much bigger an audience in Great Britian for these American classics than here in the states?

#4 of 6 JoHud

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Posted June 19 2012 - 11:15 AM

Cape Fear looked excellent on DVD so I'm sure a blu-ray would be high quality. I'll probably end up picking up the UK disc since it's been out for close to a year there and a North American release is nowhere in sight.

#5 of 6 Brandon Conway

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Posted June 19 2012 - 11:42 AM

Originally Posted by John Morgan 

And this brings up another irritation. I have been reading reviews of some recent Universal-owned films that have been released in England on Blu, but they are not region free. Things like DOUBLE INDEMNITY, THE RUGGLES OF RED GAP, THE LOST WEEKEND, etc. Is there really that much bigger an audience in Great Britian for these American classics than here in the states?


Different sales expectations.


"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


#6 of 6 John Hermes

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Posted June 19 2012 - 12:58 PM

Cape Fear looked excellent on DVD so I'm sure a blu-ray would be high quality. I'll probably end up picking up the UK disc since it's been out for close to a year there and a North American release is nowhere in sight.

I have the British BD release and it looks great and is pretty cheap on Amazon.uk ($11.74 US dollars). Their shipping is very reasonable and fast as well.