1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

A Few Words About A few words about...™ Gangs of New York (Take Two) -- in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    50,650
    Likes Received:
    13,795
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Rensselaer, NY
    Thanks, Brandon.
     
  2. Michel_Hafner

    Michel_Hafner Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    1,247
    Likes Received:
    283
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    If there is a thing Mr. Harris does not like at all it's abuse of the term "restoration".
    What a lovely thread.
     
  3. bosque

    bosque Agent

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Robert Evans
    I note this is now released as part of the "Miramax Award-Winning Collection" - I'm being picky but does the back of the sleeve reveal which award Gangs of New York won ?
     
  4. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    33,436
    Likes Received:
    10,463
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    The basement of the FBI building
    According to the IMDB, Daniel Day-Lewis won a bunch of acting awards (from a BAFTA to the Vancouver Film Critic Circle) and Scorsese won a Golden Globe for directing.
     
  5. ManW_TheUncool

    ManW_TheUncool Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2001
    Messages:
    6,165
    Likes Received:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    The BK
    Real Name:
    ManW
    Sounds like some awesome "restoration" work and intriquing backstory on it. Did they include a featurette on the nitty gritty details of all that -- maybe even w/ contrib from Scorsese "in character" as the director to boot?



    Is that just the slipcover or the actual cover art insert for the case?

    If it's slipcover, that probably wouldn't help Mike since he's thinking along the lines of buying it used, which likely means no slipcover, that is if he can even find it used at some point.

    _Man_
     
  6. Brandon Conway

    Brandon Conway captveg

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Messages:
    9,254
    Likes Received:
    1,793
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    North Hollywood, CA
    Real Name:
    Brandon Conway
    It's the actual case. Plus there's the "restoration" sticker Mr. Harris has appropriately eviscerated that is not shown in that picture.
     
  7. Brandon Conway

    Brandon Conway captveg

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Messages:
    9,254
    Likes Received:
    1,793
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    North Hollywood, CA
    Real Name:
    Brandon Conway
    U2 also won the Golden Globe for Song. The back of the package noted both Golden Globe wins (and all 10 Oscar nominations, though it conveniently leaves out that it lost them all).
     
  8. Brian Husar

    Brian Husar Second Unit

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Messages:
    344
    Likes Received:
    183
    Trophy Points:
    110
    That was funny...I neeed to read that today. What other films can have their stickers restored...
     
  9. JoshB

    JoshB Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2001
    Messages:
    901
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Real Name:
    Joshua Bal
    Its nice to now replace my older, two disc SD DVD for a proper, albeit later, edition of the blu-ray. This film had quite ab impact on me when it was released and although it doesnt rank as one of the director's best, it is a standing achievement of what film-making is capable of, something I think is over shadowed by how reliant modern filmmakers are on CGI to build there sets and productions for them. You can feel the dirt and grit in the picture with GONY, it doesnt have that sterile, artificial look and feel.
     
  10. hampsteadbandit

    hampsteadbandit Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    rob cole
    I've just checked and unfortunately I have the Blu-Ray (R2) with the full size photo of the characters, rather than the black-letter boxed version

    this means I have the older release of the Blu?

    I have not watched it yet, should I be worried?
     
  11. Brandon Conway

    Brandon Conway captveg

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Messages:
    9,254
    Likes Received:
    1,793
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    North Hollywood, CA
    Real Name:
    Brandon Conway
    R2 = Region 2?


    I can only speak for the US releases. Check the back of the box. If the audio is PCM and not DTS-HD MA you have the old release.
     
  12. Mike Frezon

    Mike Frezon Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    50,650
    Likes Received:
    13,795
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Rensselaer, NY
    I happened to see the new R1 cover (with the thick black frame around the picture of the principals) at a local store yesterday ($35 @ FYE).

    The "All New Digital Restoration" sticker was front and center and looked like it was on the exterior of the cellophane wrapping.
     
  13. hampsteadbandit

    hampsteadbandit Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    rob cole
    back of my Region 2 copy says "DTS 5.1 surround sound"

    does this mean its the later release?
     
  14. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Founder
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    53,300
    Likes Received:
    9,121
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    Just ordered this title from Amazon.

    It's a little disturbing that people are paying a premium
    ($26 for a catalog title) for a title that has been remastered
    because it wasn't done right in the first place.

    Unfortunately, saps like me willing to pay the higher premium
    are the reason why the studios price these things the way they do.

    Give credit to Disney for remastering this.
     
  15. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    42,748
    Likes Received:
    18,603
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
     
  16. Powell&Pressburger

    Powell&Pressburger Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    1,735
    Likes Received:
    488
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    MPLS, MN
    Real Name:
    Jack
    I bought a copy at Best Buy last week and had a $5.00 reward zone coupon, but never opened my copy, I think it is great Disney redid the disc etc, but it is high for most people. It should be selling at 19.99. I am returning my copy today for VEGA$ Season 1 Volume 2.

    I can buy this when the price drops.
     
  17. Bob_L

    Bob_L Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2001
    Messages:
    893
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Real Name:
    Bob Lindstrom
    I think Mr. Harris' account of the extraordinary efforts required to restore this aging masterpiece deserves more attention, perhaps in the form of a feature-length documentary. Peter Jackson would be the perfect director to helm this as a nice companion piece to his "Forgotten Silver" documentary.
     
  18. AaronMK

    AaronMK Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1999
    Messages:
    771
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Real Name:
    Aaron Karp
    I'll give credit to Disney when they give a free replacement (including shipping both ways) to people who bought the previous release.

    Quote:
    Agreed!
     
  19. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 1997
    Messages:
    11,466
    Likes Received:
    1,411
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    And then I will look forward to the restoration of Jackson's documentary in a couple of years...and Ken Burns can do the documentary of the restoration of the Documentary of the Restoration of Gangs of New York.

    How come I can so easily hear Nigel Tufnel saying the above line? [/url]

    I think Mr. Harris' account of the extraordinary efforts required to restore this aging masterpiece deserves more attention, perhaps in the form of a feature-length documentary. Peter Jackson would be the perfect director to helm this as a nice companion piece to his "Forgotten Silver" documentary.
     
  20. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Archivist
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 1999
    Messages:
    12,228
    Likes Received:
    14,390
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Robert Harris
    For those who may not be familiar with Forgotten Silver, it should be considered required viewing for any cinephile.

    RAH
     

Share This Page