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Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection (Amazon Exclusive) - November 4, 2014

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#41 of 48 OFFLINE   DP 70

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Posted August 01 2014 - 12:23 AM

I wish they'd make a better DCP of "2001" for theatrical use. The current one looks flat and lifeless to me. Got to see a 70mm print a couple weeks ago and it was breathtaking. Wouldn't mind a new scan at all.

If Stanley was still alive the new release of 2001 would be a 8K scan of the 65mm Neg.
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#42 of 48 OFFLINE   davidmatychuk

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Posted August 01 2014 - 12:41 AM

If Stanley was still alive the new release of 2001 would be a 8K scan of the 65mm Neg.

If Stanley was still alive...don't you just wish.


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#43 of 48 OFFLINE   Reggie W

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Posted August 01 2014 - 04:25 AM

There is already a black market for the Kubrick figurines...

 

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#44 of 48 OFFLINE   AdrianTurner

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Posted August 01 2014 - 07:09 AM

If Stanley was still alive the new release of 2001 would be a 8K scan of the 65mm Neg.

 

I'm not sure I agree with that.  While Mr Kubrick was clearly an obsessive perfectionist in many aspects of his life and career, the evidence suggests that he didn't care anything about home video versions of his work.  He may also have been the only major cinematic artist who sought to destroy one of his own films (Fear and Desire) and suppress another (A Clockwork Orange).

 

I think that once a film had outlived its first-run theatrical life he lost all interest in it, apart perhaps from the residuals. 


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#45 of 48 OFFLINE   dpippel

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Posted August 01 2014 - 08:00 AM

There is already a black market for the Kubrick figurines...

 

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THAT is just hideous... ;)


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Posted August 01 2014 - 02:34 PM



I'm not sure I agree with that.  While Mr Kubrick was clearly an obsessive perfectionist in many aspects of his life and career, the evidence suggests that he didn't care anything about home video versions of his work.  He may also have been the only major cinematic artist who sought to destroy one of his own films (Fear and Desire) and suppress another (A Clockwork Orange).

 

I think that once a film had outlived its first-run theatrical life he lost all interest in it, apart perhaps from the residuals. 

 

Kubrick was heavily involved with many video versions of his films.  He supervised and approved the Criterion DR. STRANGELOVE and several early WB digital transfers, as well.  I think some people mistake his dislike for letterboxing his open-matte films on 4:3 home video as "not caring".  

 

Actually, the fact that he switched to shooting open-matte pretty much negates the idea that he "didn't care" about home video.  

 

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Posted August 02 2014 - 03:54 AM


The old Kubrick aspect ratio debate, let's go! :) Kubrick wanted "open matte 4:3" on home video in a time when 16:9 tv sets were not very common. Same thing with Storaro with his 2.20:1 obsession. People watched ws films mainly from the 4:3 tv sets so some filmmakers felt that "more height is better" on home video.

Case closed! ;)

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Posted December 02 2014 - 03:07 PM

If anyone sees a deal for this set like Amazon just did for The Sopranos BD ($109 !), let us know. I hate to be a sucker for double-dipping on most of these titles, but I do like the idea of all my Kubrick's in one spot like the Hitchcock collection.







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