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Criterion Press Release: It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (Dual Format)

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#61 of 1815 ONLINE   Tino

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Posted October 16 2013 - 12:54 PM

Is it seamless branching or does each version get its own disc?
It's gonna be a hell of a ride. I'm ready. .

#62 of 1815 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 16 2013 - 12:55 PM

Woohoo finally! Thanks to all involved!

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#63 of 1815 OFFLINE   Moe Dickstein

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Posted October 16 2013 - 12:56 PM

Each version will have its own disc.
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#64 of 1815 ONLINE   Tino

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Posted October 16 2013 - 12:59 PM

So I assume the extras will be spread out across both Blurays then ?
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#65 of 1815 ONLINE   Robert Harris

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Posted October 16 2013 - 12:59 PM

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Thank you. Knowing of your involvement in this is also a major plus.

 

It isn't just my involvement.  The concept of "good enough" is not in the Criterion mindset.  They have done everything possible to make this release of the highest possible order, within the confines of extant film elements.

 

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#66 of 1815 ONLINE   Tino

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Posted October 16 2013 - 01:00 PM

Btw Ron , how long did you know the details and how hard was it to keep quiet? ;)
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#67 of 1815 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 16 2013 - 01:08 PM

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Btw Ron , how long did you know the details and how hard was it to keep quiet? ;)

 

For a few months now.  Was speaking to several sources including the folks

at Criterion who understood my love for this film and the push our forum members

have made over the past several years for a longer, restored version.  The people

at Criterion have been long-time readers of HTF.

 

Really, I was amazed at the kindness that Criterion showed and the amount of

information they were willing to share -- certainly in an effort to convince me that

this was going to be a stunning release.

 

I have spoken with people that have actually seen bits of the restoration.  You will

hear from those individuals very shortly.  I had hoped to see some of it myself --

which may or may not happen prior to release date -- but really, I was just very

happy to receive continual updates, being able to know that everyone was quite

pleased with the restoration results.

 

The worst part of this all was jumping the gun two months ago suggesting that an 

announcement was forthcoming, only to find out that Criterion had not fully realized

the scope of the restoration efforts and needed to put more serious time into making

everything look perfect.

 

Really, this is a dream come true for me and many members of this forum.  This is

pretty much the "kitchen sink" version I had hoped for, minus just a little footage from

the laserdisc release but additional footage we have not seen before.

 

I am sorry I haven't done so publicly already, but I want to thank Robert Harris and

Criterion for making this release possible. I also know there were many more people

outside of Criterion that need to be thanked as well.


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Posted October 16 2013 - 01:14 PM

It isn't just my involvement. The concept of "good enough" is not in the Criterion mindset. They have done everything possible to make this release of the highest possible order, within the confines of extant film elements.

RAH


You are completely correct and I changed my post to reflect my thanks to all involved.
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#69 of 1815 OFFLINE   Danilo S.

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Posted October 16 2013 - 01:15 PM

A thing that I will happy to known is if the "Restored 4K digital film transfer of the general release version of the film" is a new one or is the same used for the MGM blu-ray.

Edited by Danilo S., October 16 2013 - 01:16 PM.


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Posted October 16 2013 - 01:15 PM

Thank God they've finally announced it. Keeping my mouth shut was killing me!     :dancing-banana-04: 

 

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Posted October 16 2013 - 01:15 PM

Ron and Criterion deserve awards for what they've done. 



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Posted October 16 2013 - 01:16 PM

Now if Mr. Harris can convince Criterion to get a hold of the Roadshow version of The Alamo....that would be frickin amazing! I would pay anything for them to get that film and do it right. While I do already have the blu of IAMMMMW, I will for sure be getting this one to replace it :) Amazing list of titles.

With this, and Thief, I will be one happy camper!



#73 of 1815 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 16 2013 - 01:18 PM

Ron and Criterion deserve awards for what they've done. 

 

Please don't connect my name to this.

 

I am only a mouthpiece on this forum.  I had nothing to do with

Criterion's restoration of the film.  

 

(And, sorry, had to re-edit my response a few posts up as I am 

doing several things at once on this end)


 

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#74 of 1815 ONLINE   Robert Harris

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Posted October 16 2013 - 01:18 PM

Thank God they've finally announced it. Keeping my mouth shut was killing me!     :dancing-banana-04: 

 

Mike S.

 

Appreciated Mr. S.

 

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Posted October 16 2013 - 01:23 PM

Before it comes up, I'll share the following.

 

On August 15, I spoke with Jerry Lewis and got his personal approval to include his live two hour ABC show with the cast from November 2, 1963.

 

Sadly, his son Chris has other plans for releasing that show so it didn't happen. :(


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Posted October 16 2013 - 01:24 PM

Please don't connect my name to this.

 

I am only a mouthpiece on this forum.  I had nothing to do with

Criterion's restoration of the film.  

 

No, you deserve an award as well for keeping quite about this for how long and just giving us little bits of information to go on until now. I now if I knew what you knew about the on going process of this film, I'd exploded from keeping hush hush about it for so long.


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#77 of 1815 OFFLINE   Reed Grele

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Posted October 16 2013 - 01:25 PM

We'll be over on January 21, Reed.          :)

 

The more the merrier!

 

I just hope we're not buried under 4 feet of snow by then!



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Posted October 16 2013 - 01:30 PM

I just had a nerdgasm with this announcement...I can FINALLY retire my MGM laserdisc box set!!! :P



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Posted October 16 2013 - 01:34 PM

No, you deserve an award as well for keeping quite about this for how long and just giving us little bits of information to go on until now. I now if I knew what you knew about the on going process of this film, I'd exploded from keeping hush hush about it for so long.


Yep me too, this would be harder than keeping national secrets.
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Posted October 16 2013 - 01:36 PM

I don't really want a breakdown of new scenes/edits. I want to wait till I see it for myself. Can I ask for spoiler alerts if anyone choose s to list the new content?

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