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    Terminator 1 & 2

    The lengthy DVDTalk review linked below also mentions DNR. I haven't looked closely enough at the stills linked here (my monitor is fairly crappy) and am reserving judgement for the moment. I recall some UK sites disliking the ZULU Blu-Ray for turning the cast into mannequins - someone then...
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    Any Word on Ken Russell's The Devils

    Ron Epstein noted after the most recent Warner chat that he'd spoken to Warner on the phone about THE DEVILS and a few other contentious titles, and they'd told him the reason for the delay, (whatever it may be), mentioning that all may be revealed if and when Warner do release the movie...
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    A few thoughts about...THE WARNER CHAT [Everyone on this forum should read this!]

    I wrote the grumpy DEVILS post and want to apologise to Warners and HTF for the narky tone of it. They preluded their response to the original query with a hint that they were fully aware of its hot potato status and the various threads here and elsewhere requesting it. Logically, if it aint...
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    *** Official 2009 Warner Chat and Discussion Thread

    It's not included in the transcript, but Warner's answer to the genius asking about getting THX-1138 shown theatrically via digital prints in the UK cracked me up. In 2012/2013 I'm going to ask Warners about THE DEVILS again, with a reminder that if it's not out sometime within 5 years after...
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    *** Official 2009 Warner Chat and Discussion Thread

    I have to say, I'm annoyed Warner still isn't announcing solid plans one way or another for THE DEVILS. It's under consideration and they're working on it, which is pretty much the same answer they gave in a chat 4 or 5 years ago, whenever it was. Grrrrrrrrr..... Does the question have to be...
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    Any Word on Ken Russell's The Devils

    Russell said this in the UK in early 2007. 'It's all finished and it looks beautiful,' says Russell. 'It was due to be released on DVD last year - I even recorded a director's commentary track - but it seems that after all this time, the studio are still as frightened by the complete uncut...
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    Any Word on Ken Russell's The Devils

    THE DEVILS has been restored to it's original pre-censorship length and played on UK TV (along with a new doco) a couple of years back. (The censored footage had been missing for over three decades and was found completely by luck after a vault search). The British TV broadcast version (+...
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    The Abyss

    I'm very keen to see THE ABYSS in proper Blu-Ray form eventually, hopefully with the directors cut, JC commentary if he gets a spare minute and all the extras from the old one. (Someone mentioned that they thought HD discs should be all HD with no SD content included to mess with the HD...
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    THE CHANT OF JIMMY BLACKSMITH is coming soon..

    I was told the name of the company that is doing the R1 edition but have been asked not to repeat it. Nonetheless, I can generally confirm that it will be a high quality release and shouldn't disappoint. I'd also heard what you said about WAKE IN FRIGHT. As I've never seen that movie, it...
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    THE CHANT OF JIMMY BLACKSMITH is coming soon..

    I tried to add to an earlier thread on this movie but had some trouble. Anyway, the long-delayed DVD releases of Fred Schepisi's CHANT OF JIMMY BLACKSMITH and DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND are now much closer, following the resolution of certain issues. (I mentioned in an earlier thread on this movie that...
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    The Devils - coming out on DVD in May

    Mark Kermode posted on his UK site nearly two years ago that a fully uncut DEVILS was imminent. Since it hasn't come out since then you can probably expect there's been a 'yes, no, maybe, errrr no' back-and-forth about the title. Warner now has a a relatively minor title like EXECUTIVE ACTION...
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    WB Announces BURT LANCASTER Signature Collection

    This sort of treatment - taking pains, delaying a disc until they can do it right, and ultimately delivering a great, quality product when the option could have been there to chuck out a substandard, quickie edition - is typical of Warner, who really are running rings around pretty much every...
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    New Hard Boiled DVD has dubtitles

    I'd be guessing that it's just a nicer looking version of the DD edition, but we'll have to wait and see. That stretching is really obvious on the screenshots shown.
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    New Hard Boiled DVD has dubtitles

    HK Legends released a print of THE KILLER in the UK much superior to the Criterion edition (probably not too hard as I believe Edward is correct in saying that the original Criterion DVD was an LD port), and I understand there's been a European edition since then ever so slightly improved beyond...
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    New Hard Boiled DVD has dubtitles

    HARD BOILED is one of my ten favourite films from the 90's and is in no way 'crappy'. The Asian DVD Guide thread linked plus related comments reviewing all the various versions have led me to order the French DVD, which evidently has the best transfer available anywhere but no English subs...
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