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  1. Anthony Thorne

    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...
  2. Anthony Thorne

    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...
  3. Anthony Thorne

    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...
  4. Anthony Thorne

    *** 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...
  5. Anthony Thorne

    *** 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...
  6. Anthony Thorne

    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...
  7. Anthony Thorne

    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 (+...
  8. Anthony Thorne

    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...
  9. Anthony Thorne

    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...
  10. Anthony Thorne

    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...
  11. Anthony Thorne

    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...
  12. Anthony Thorne

    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...
  13. Anthony Thorne

    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.
  14. Anthony Thorne

    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...
  15. Anthony Thorne

    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...
  16. Anthony Thorne

    And the 2007 Universal Horror/Sci-Fi Classic Titles are...

    I could be wrong, but wasn't the last Universal/Best Buy set only available at bricks-and-mortar locations, and not available online anywhere until Amazon apparently had their recent limited offer? I remember reading a thread somewhere else with folks bemoaning how they couldn't order the set...
  17. Anthony Thorne

    And the 2007 Universal Horror/Sci-Fi Classic Titles are...

    Would you be any less pleased with things if Universal had allowed other folks without access to a Best Buy, (or, indeed, folks outside of the US) the same opportunity to buy those discs? Joe and other HTF regulars on this thread have come across as quite generous to others here in their...
  18. Anthony Thorne

    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: SWEET MOVIE

    This movie sounds great, and I'll probably end up getting it. Funnily enough, MattH's review (which I agree was a good one even if he didn't like the movie) will likely help sell a lot more copies of the disc to readers from boards like DVD Maniacs and MHVF, the majority of whom revel in...
  19. Anthony Thorne

    Sergio Corbucci's "The Mercenary" aka "A Professional Gun" DVD review/questions

    I'll just add that Sollima's FACE TO FACE is absolutely fantastic and one of the true classics of the genre. I'd easily place it among the top non-Leone Spaghetti Westerns.
  20. Anthony Thorne

    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: APOCALYPTO

    I'm very keen to see this, and the straight, high praise and kudos from Ron and others who have seen it through this thread has turned this into a blind-buy for me. It sounds like a ripper.
  21. Anthony Thorne

    The Road Warrior

    I'm 100% certain that a standard-def release of the SE won't be too far long behind the Hi-Def release, simply as I can't see Warner turning down all that free money from the folks out there that haven't yet embraced HD.
  22. Anthony Thorne

    Sergio Leone Special Editions

    Haw haw, patience is a virtue! I'll be getting these!
  23. Anthony Thorne

    2007 Blue Underground Argento releases?

    Be aware too that many of the Eurocult titles that Lustig had a hand in through Anchor Bay - the Argento's, the Fulci's and others from that era - have had select batches succumb to DVD rot. This is visible on some Anchor Bay discs with the ominous 'coffee stain' patch on the underside of the...
  24. Anthony Thorne

    TIDELAND - Terry Gilliam's latest on DVD 2/27

    The UK Terry Gilliam fan site DREAMS will shortly feature a comparative screenshot analysis of all the various DVD releases, with a new, up-to-date statement from Gilliam on where things stand. There some interesting discussion there already but site editor Phil Stubbs has apparently shown the...
  25. Anthony Thorne

    The Road Warrior

    Just to reconfirm, there was apparently substantial additional violent footage cut from THE ROAD WARRIOR that has never been seen by anybody outside of the Village Roadshow preview theater in Sydney some 25 years ago. Miller finished his final polished cut of the movie, then Village Roadshow...
  26. Anthony Thorne

    Alexander Revisited: The Unrated Final Cut -- Due 2/27/07

    Nathan, your lengthy commentary and review is a thoughtful one and makes me even more keen to get this extended set. Excellent post.
  27. Anthony Thorne

    Warner's upcoming PERFORMANCE DVD is defective...

    Just watched the disc - it looks great, sounds great, and the missing line sticks out like dog balls, with Mick turning back through a doorway with a flourish at a peak moment in the song and mouthing the words, but you can't hear what he's saying. Too bad, as it really stands out. Warner, did...
  28. Anthony Thorne

    Warner's upcoming PERFORMANCE DVD is defective...

    Warner's long awaited DVD of Nicolas Roeg's PERFORMANCE has been briefly reviewed by Video Watchdog editor Tim Lucas over at his blog - and there's good news, and bad news... The good news is that the disc is as uncut as it's ever been (rumours to a longer Donald Cammell print being in the...
  29. Anthony Thorne

    The Devils (1971) What's the hold up?

    Warners have removed most of those DEVILS clips from YouTube. Maybe if we ask them nicely in the chat for a DVD... Mark Kermode hinted of a 2006 S.E around a year ago, but it obviously never came to fruition. Like many of us, I would love to buy a nicely restored disc of THE DEVILS. I think a...
  30. Anthony Thorne

    Whatever happened to Blue Underground...?

    The western re-releases will likely be the same transfers, and Blue Underground definitely won't be doing any more spaghetti western releases in the future. Lustig mentioned the $$ figure for the restoration of each of those (it was huge) and they only just broke even with the western box...
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