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PatH

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I saw a listing of this marvelous David Niven-Kim Hunter for 5/25 and have seen nothing since. Can anyone tell me if this film--once available on VHS and long available on DVD in R2--is actually coming to DVD in R1?

Thanks!

Pat H.
 

Barrie Maxwell

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The DVD release has been delayed in order for Martin Scorsese to complete an audio commentary for it. No new release date set at this time.

Barrie
 

Ali B

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wow, that's an instant purchase for me then. I was on the fence about whether to replace my Uk Carlton copy (which is pretty good IMHO) but the Scorsese commentary has just sold me!
 

Gordon McMurphy

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A-ha! So that's it. Great news. :)

Can't argue with that. Hopefully, we will see it on the shelves in a few months' time.
 

Charles H

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Didn't the British version have a commentary by Jack Cardiff? Is that being retained for the R1 release?
 

Gordon McMurphy

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It isn't actually a commentary - it is a 10-minute interview with Cardiff. I doubt that it will be included on Columbia's DVD.

Common sense to me would say get Cardiff and Scorsese to record. Perhaps that is the case. For me, Cardiff is one of Britain's greatest living artists.
 

Geoff_D

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I can't wait for this, as the picture quality on the R2 version is pretty bad. I was quite excited about the 'Jack Cardiff commentary' noted on the packaging, but I was crushed when it turned out to be a short interview! The new edition (with added Scorsese goodness) will be an instant buy for me too.
 

Jim_K

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Yeah I'd also like to know. How long does it take to record a friggin' commentary track?
 

gregstaten

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Well, Scorsese *has* been a bit busy with his new film THE AVIATOR. It is entirely possible he won't have time to do it until after he finishes the junkets -- maybe late Jan/early Feb at the soonest?

-greg
 

Thomas T

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Somehow I don't think it's as much a priority in Mr. Scorsese's schedule as it is for the posters here. He's doing it as a favor really so he'll get around to it when he gets around to it.

If Columbia released the film without any bells or whistles, I can see the complaints already about Columbia not going the extra mile.

Personally I just want the movie. With all due respect to Mr. Scorsese, I couldn't care less what he thinks about the movie.
 

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