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  1. ChristopherM

    The Immortal Story (1968) by Orson Welles

    Richard - If you can play PAL Region 4, then there is an Australian edition published by Madman. According to the Madman website, it includes: - Both English language and French language cuts of the film - Audio Commentary by Dr Adrian Martin, Associate Professor and Head of Film and Television...
  2. ChristopherM

    The Immortal Story (1968) by Orson Welles

    According to Gaumont's website, this disc contains only French sound and French subtitles (for deaf & hard of hearing). The transfer is anamorphic, but it has not been digitally restored. There are no extras.
  3. ChristopherM

    The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) - Helen Slater, Christian Slater

    Sony Columbia released this movie on DVD in Spain last year - but online retailers list it as 4:3.
  4. ChristopherM

    Birds of Prey: The Complete Series Announced!

    Happy to help. As I said way back on Post 15 of this topic, Birds of Prey was originally broadcast in the UK by CNX as letterboxed widescreen (I still have my VHS recordings, so this is not just from memory). In other words, CNX did not transmit an anamorphic 16:9 image. However, that is not...
  5. ChristopherM

    Birds of Prey: The Complete Series Announced!

    I was referring to the original Warner announcement at Birds of Prey: The Complete Series from Warner Home Video on DVD - Full Screen. At the time, as you say, TVShowsOnDVD did not mention the aspect ratio. It was I (and possibly others) that pointed it out to that website, and the news item...
  6. ChristopherM

    Birds of Prey: The Complete Series Announced!

    The press release says the picture will be 4:3 and the sound mono. I understand that the original US broadcast ratio was 4:3, but here in the UK CNX originally transmitted it in letterboxed widescreen. The widescreen composition looked pretty good to me. However, it is possible that the...
  7. ChristopherM

    Birds of Prey: The Complete Series Announced!

    Whiperintherain - The half-season does not end on a cliff-hanger. However, the resolution of the ongoing sub-plot does feel a bit rushed. I understand that the producers found out about the mid-season cancellation in time to have the writers wrap up the various story arcs, but they only had...
  8. ChristopherM

    "Crimewave" scheduled

    Online stores are now showing the sleeve artwork, and it's definitely the Sam Raimi movie that's being released. However, still no word of aspect ratio, sound format or extras.
  9. ChristopherM

    "Crimewave" scheduled

    No offence taken, Dave. Besides, I enjoy 1950s crime movies as well. On reflection, however, I think the Raimi movie is the more likely possibility here. According to Halliwell, the 1954 film was "Crime Wave" (two words) and had a theatrical running time of 74 minutes. With PAL speedup, this...
  10. ChristopherM

    "Crimewave" scheduled

    Amazon.co.uk and Play.com are both listing a 15-Aug-05 release date for "Crimewave". However there are precious few details posted. There are several films around with this title, but the running time listed on Play.com would be about right (allowing for 4% PAL speedup) for this to be the...
  11. ChristopherM

    where are the original x-men cartoons on dvd?

    Here in the UK there are several Marvel cartoon discs released under the Fox Kids banner. I read somewhere that they're also due out in the USA by Summer 2005. So far there's: Captain America (1966) Vol 1 & 2 Iron Man (1966) Vol 1 & 2 Thor (1966) Vol 1 & 2 Sub-Mariner (1966)...
  12. ChristopherM

    Will "Contact" ever be remastered?

    The UK R2 edition has an isolated music score (Dolby Digital 5.1) instead of the French audio track. It's not mentioned on the box, but trust me - it's there in the "Languages" menu. Excellent disc, by the way. I've always heartily recommended it.
  13. ChristopherM

    Grosse Pointe Blank 16:9 in Japan??

    The UK edition is anamorphic, if your set-up can handle a PAL signal.
  14. ChristopherM

    Billion Dollar Brain - Music Rights Cleared?

    UK websites are reporting that MGM will release an R2 DVD of "Billion Dollar Brain" on 6 September 2004. Presumably the studio has either secured the music rights, or else the film has been redubbed. Does anybody know which? In his book "Starring Michael Caine" David Bishop reported that a...
  15. ChristopherM

    DVD covers that contain spoilers.

    Again in the UK, the rear cover of the R2 "Breakdown" DVD has three stills from the final scene, including the truck hanging off the edge of the bridge.
  16. ChristopherM

    DVD covers that contain spoilers.

    The Warner Brothers/Studio Canal UK/R2 edition of "The Third Man" summarises the entire plot on the back cover.
  17. ChristopherM

    Differences between South Park versions (WB vs Paramount) ?

    You can download the commentaries from the website: http://www.southparkstudios.com/ The downloads are legal. This is an official site, which I found via Comedy Central's main website.
  18. ChristopherM

    Visconti's Ossesione

    I'm in total agreement with Mr Harris about the merits of London's NFT. A comparison of the picture quality on the French and US Ossessione DVDs is now available online via DVD Beaver
  19. ChristopherM

    "The Wrong Guy" coming to DVD!

    To answer my own question, "The Wrong Guy" has now been released by Lion’s Gate in Canada. However, I’m guessing that it is pretty much the same edition that will be released by Buena Vista in the USA come September (the movie was made in Canada, but the commentary participants refer to the...
  20. ChristopherM

    THX trailers

    There is an official THX trailer DVD that contains five (well, four and a half) logos in full bitrate DTS. However, it's a PAL disc. I’ve already posted this info on another thread, but for those who missed it… The THX Demo Disc was given away free with Issue 71 (April/May 2001) of the...
  21. ChristopherM

    Little Nemo

    Just for info, the "Winsor McCay: Animation Legend" DVD contains the 1911 Little Nemo short cartoon, but don't expect much in the way of a storyline.
  22. ChristopherM

    Canadien DVDs - Are they different from US DVDs?

    One for the list: "Last Kiss Goodnight" is non-anamorphic in Canada (and in the UK). The USA has a superior anamorphic transfer.
  23. ChristopherM

    Fox: EYEWITNESS (1981)

    If you're searching the Internet for any mention of this movie and/or DVD, you might want to know that it was theatrically released under the title "The Janitor" in some countries.
  24. ChristopherM

    Company of Wolves october 15

    Glad to see this is coming out - I recently gave Angela Carter's original short stories to my partner to read, and I've been telling her just how good the movie is. I had considered buying the Germany R2 disc, but was discouraged by reports of poor picture quality. Wonder if anyone will ever...
  25. ChristopherM

    The art of movies

    For the definitive film-maker's statement on movies being interupted by commercials, watch "The Icicle Thief" (although it's sadly unavailable on DVD as yet).
  26. ChristopherM

    Visconti's Ossesione

    Thanks for posting this, Oscar. I had put off buying the French R2 disc (which has Italian sound and English subtitles) because of reports of poor picture quality. It's good to know the reason. Having said that, I saw this movie some years ago in The British Film Institute's National Film...