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The only tragic love story Paramount should be expending all this time and energy on is Zefferilli’s Romeo and Juliet IMO. That’s never even had a Blu-ray release! And such a better film IMO- a classic and Oscar winner. Do they at least include Carol Burnett’s spoof of it as an extra? Now that was hilarious w Harvey Corman as Oliver.
 

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The only tragic love story Paramount should be expending all this time and energy on is Zefferilli’s Romeo and Juliet IMO. That’s never even had a Blu-ray release! And such a better film IMO- a classic and Oscar winner. Do they at least include Carol Burnett’s spoof of it as an extra? Now that was hilarious w Harvey Corman as Oliver.
Unfortunately, that decision has already been made as Love Story gets a second BD release on Tuesday.
 

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The only tragic love story Paramount should be expending all this time and energy on is Zefferilli’s Romeo and Juliet IMO. That’s never even had a Blu-ray release! And such a better film IMO- a classic and Oscar winner. Do they at least include Carol Burnett’s spoof of it as an extra? Now that was hilarious w Harvey Corman as Oliver.
Paramount has released Romeo and Juliet on Blu-ray overseas. There has been a new 4K DCP of the film created since then, so it's highly probable that it will be issued as part of the Paramount Presents line.
 
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Paramount has released Romeo and Juliet on Blu-ray overseas. There has been a new 4K DCP of the film created since then, so it's highly probable that it will be issued as part of the Paramount Presents line.
Or, it's simply gets a BD release like Lady Sings the Blues for $17.99 MSRP.
 

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R & J plays best in roadshow format. And is a good candidate for 4k. Magnificently photographed.

I doubt that happens on 4K disc. Perhaps, digitally.
It certainly deserves a 4K disc- Oscar winner for both cinematography and costumes. The DVD and streaming versions available for years are extremely lacking.
BTW what was it’s roadshow format? I’m taking this to mean it was filmed and released for roadshow as it originated in a better format than the 35 it was wide released in and not just a blow up?
 
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It certainly deserves a 4K disc- Oscar winner for both cinematography and costumes. The DVD and streaming versions available for years are extremely lacking.
BTW what was it’s roadshow format? I’m taking this to mean it was filmed and released for roadshow as it originated in a better format than the 35 it was wide released in and not just a blow up?
There was an intermission and short entr'acte.
 
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As it was released as a continuous run film in the US was it roadshowed in Europe? Two a day in London? It had a very long run at the still extant Paris Theater(at least I believe it is still extant. Perhaps the only original movie theater remaining in Manhattan. Goldie and Walter go to see the movie there in Cactus Flower. Paramount advertising Paramount.)
I was in the Lincoln Center Tower when Zeffirelli came into the classical dept looking for it on laser disc. I assume they sent him to the video dept/store.
 

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Ooops I think think it was Columbia. It seemed like a Paramount adaption of a Broadway comedy of the period.
 

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Paramount has released Romeo and Juliet on Blu-ray overseas. There has been a new 4K DCP of the film created since then, so it's highly probable that it will be issued as part of the Paramount Presents line.

1) Well one of my grade school teachers said it was a "dirty movie" - without splainin' why :cool:!

2) They stole the plot from West Side Story (1960) and moved it to Europe. ;)

3) In the smaller college town where I went to University. it was censored - (See number 1) :( ...
 

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1) Well one of my grade school teachers said it was a "dirty movie" - without splainin' why :cool:!

2) They stole the plot from West Side Story (1960) and moved it to Europe. ;)

3) In the smaller college town where I went to University. it was censored - (See number 1) :( ...

I went to high school from 1981-85 and they showed us the Zeff "R&J" in... 11th grade?

So we weren't as prudish where I live! :D
 

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I went to high school from 1981-85 and they showed us the Zeff "R&J" in... 11th grade?

So we weren't as prudish where I live! :D

We did as well - actually it was Sophomore English (10th grade) - but I was living in a different city - without a "Scion of Virtue" to censor plays and films.:(

Although my Sophomore English teacher did point out that the version in our textbooks was abridged (specifically around conversation between Juliet and her nanny) but ass I recall the fillum was still a-butted ;)!
 

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Ooops I think think it was Columbia. It seemed like a Paramount adaption of a Broadway comedy of the period.
That's because "Cactus Flower" was photographed by Charles Lang, whose lighting style epitomizes the "Paramount" look.
 
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1) Well one of my grade school teachers said it was a "dirty movie" - without splainin' why :cool:!

2) They stole the plot from West Side Story (1960) and moved it to Europe. ;)

3) In the smaller college town where I went to University. it was censored - (See number 1) :( ...

I went to high school from 1981-85 and they showed us the Zeff "R&J" in... 11th grade?

So we weren't as prudish where I live! :D
I remember my sister who’s 5 years older than me was taken in her all girls Catholic high school class by nuns to see it. No wonder they used to jack those plaid skirts up so high after school- Sacrilege!!
 

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iTunes has upgraded “Love Story” to 4K and Dolby Vision. Current sale price: $4.99.
 

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