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#21 of 334 OFFLINE   Paul Rossen

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Posted November 02 2012 - 07:49 AM

Regarding the score CD, can it be confirmed that this is the original score as opposed to a re-recording? I've had my Box Set on Pre-Order since day 1!

It's not a rerecording.

#22 of 334 OFFLINE   Richard Gallagher

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Posted November 02 2012 - 07:59 AM

Originally Posted by Powell&Pressburger 

Regarding the score CD, can it be confirmed that this is the original score as opposed to a re-recording? I've had my Box Set on Pre-Order since day 1!


I haven't listened to it yet, but it says that it is the original film score, conducted by Maurice Jarre and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.


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Posted November 02 2012 - 08:44 AM

OK, I've been convinced that I need to spring for the deluxe set. Ordered!

#24 of 334 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted November 02 2012 - 10:07 AM

I've had the deluxe set on order from day one. Can not wait for this to arrive!  I haven't watched Lawrence since the first proper, RAH approved DVD came out.


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Posted November 02 2012 - 10:50 AM

If I'm understanding it correctly, the 4 discs are in a standard amaray blu-ray case? I'm hoping so because I'd like to put the booklet/frame/etc. away from prying hands and just keep the discs on my shelf.

#26 of 334 OFFLINE   Andy_G

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Posted November 02 2012 - 10:57 AM

On my shelf is a 2003 Superbit DVD of Lawrence that was enthusiastically endorsed by someone named "Robert A. Harns." :D It was very good for its time, but its replacement is long overdue. I look forward to this set!

#27 of 334 OFFLINE   Robert Harris

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Posted November 02 2012 - 11:51 AM

Originally Posted by DSmith1984 

If I'm understanding it correctly, the 4 discs are in a standard amaray blu-ray case? I'm hoping so because I'd like to put the booklet/frame/etc. away from prying hands and just keep the discs on my shelf.

Which is precisely the packaging design that I'd like to see other studios using.


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#28 of 334 OFFLINE   Richard Gallagher

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Posted November 02 2012 - 12:07 PM

Originally Posted by DSmith1984 

If I'm understanding it correctly, the 4 discs are in a standard amaray blu-ray case? I'm hoping so because I'd like to put the booklet/frame/etc. away from prying hands and just keep the discs on my shelf.


Correct. It will fit nicely on a shelf with the rest of your Blu-rays.


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Posted November 02 2012 - 12:13 PM

Which is precisely the packaging design that I'd like to see other studios using.

I'd like to see them get away from horizontally-outsized boxes, altogether, but yes, if they insist on using them, it's nice when, at the least, there's a regular case buried deep inside the treasure chest. Myself, I would've happily paid $50 for all of the discs in a standard case or (especially) a Digibook. There's no way I'm buying that huge box, though, regardless of price and especially not at an $80 premium. It really pains me that I won't get all of the extras with my standard set, but I can get four fantastic Criterion releases for that price difference.

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Posted November 02 2012 - 12:29 PM

Anxiously awaiting the deluxe set.

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Posted November 02 2012 - 12:35 PM

Which is precisely the packaging design that I'd like to see other studios using. RAH

It's the biggest reason I've never bought one of these UCE type sets from Warner, Disney, or whomever else releases them. I hate the fact that there's no way they can fit on a normal shelf. In all fairness as well, the only other movie besides Lawrence that I've considered buying one of these sets was Ben-Hur but thankfully, the UK release solved that problem for me. I don't even like digibooks but I'm a simple type. I'm much more concerned about the book than I am its cover. For Lawrence, I was willing to make an exception but based on the pictures, I figured the set would be done in the manner it is. It's nice to have it confirmed though.

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Posted November 02 2012 - 12:55 PM

This is very possibly the last one of these big boxes that I will buy. I made an exception to an evolving rule that I made over a year ago. It is actually my Christmas present from my wife.

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Posted November 02 2012 - 01:52 PM

I say to Sony a hearty "Hear, hear! Well-done!" I say it because they're offering a choice: the big box for those who want all that extra stuff (not me) and the stripped down set for those who want the film and nothing else (that's me). Again: Well done!

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Posted November 02 2012 - 02:11 PM

Already pre-ordered the box. However, it is being given to me as a Christmas present. So, I have to wait. :(

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Posted November 02 2012 - 02:56 PM

a Nobel Prize must be invented for all involved

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Posted November 02 2012 - 03:24 PM

a Nobel Prize must be invented for all involved

It's slightly off topic, but I'd love for this to happen. A Nobel prize for cinema would be fantastic.

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Posted November 02 2012 - 03:47 PM

I have never seen 'Lawrence Of Arabia'. I love discovering classic films for the first time....especially on Blu-Ray. This is a well assured "blind buy" for me. Thanks for your words RAH!

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#38 of 334 OFFLINE   Richard Gallagher

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Posted November 02 2012 - 04:03 PM

Originally Posted by Rick Thompson 

I say to Sony a hearty "Hear, hear! Well-done!"
I say it because they're offering a choice: the big box for those who want all that extra stuff (not me) and the stripped down set for those who want the film and nothing else (that's me).
Again: Well done!


That's an excellent point. And the two-disc version is very reasonably priced.


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Posted November 02 2012 - 04:13 PM

Saw the movie at the 1989 70mm re-release at the McClurg Court cinema in Chicago and this was one giant screen that filled the whole building and not a multiplex. It was the best film experience i ever had in a theater and at the end of the film everybody got up and claped their hands for a few minutes!

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Posted November 02 2012 - 05:33 PM

McClurg Ct was great. That's where I saw The Vertigo restoration in 70mm a few years after that.
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