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Did you ever go there? I worked there as an usher for a few weeks - mostly during the run of Once Upon a Time in the West.
Yeah. I went there all the time, but I don't remember ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST playing there. The films I remember seeing at the Albermarle are WILD IN THE STREETS, PRETTY POISON & DEADFALL. I could see the billboard over the marquee from my corner. Flatbush & Church was still a really vibrant community in the late 60's. There were five movie theaters, three of them palaces, in a five block radius. I loved going to the last show on Saturday night, because a news vendor would be waiting outside each movie theater selling the Sunday Times.
 

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Once Upon a Time in the West played for about two weeks in May. I quit soon after the run to go do summer stock in New Jersey.
 
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Not sure what you mean. There is the uncut version in English, which has the letter in English, of course,, and they also included the same uncut version but with the German titles and letter insert in German.
Thanks - it wasn't clear that both the uncut English and German versions were included.
 

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Here's a Youtube video showing the scenes from the German print that are not on the US home video releases:



As for the availability of just the uncut original without all the other discs, I assume that this will be released at some point - but not until they've sold as many units of the full box set as possible. Of course, it's equally possible there will not be a stand-alone release, but I'm willing to wait and see (at least for a while).
 

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Well, there's a finite number of sets they can sell, as it's a numbered limited edition. I think it's around 4500 or 5000, not much more than that. Doubtful they'd ever get anywhere near that, however.
 

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Here's a Youtube video showing the scenes from the German print that are not on the US home video releases:



As for the availability of just the uncut original without all the other discs, I assume that this will be released at some point - but not until they've sold as many units of the full box set as possible. Of course, it's equally possible there will not be a stand-alone release, but I'm willing to wait and see (at least for a while).

SO glad to see this. Thanks for posting!
 

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Bruce, does the video quality of the trimmed footage match the rest of the blu-ray? Or if the blu-ray is a new complete transfer of the German print, how does the quality compare to the previous blu-ray?
 

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The "bra" shot is in the Making of Psycho documentary that has been released with the film since 1997, so I would gather it is in the vault at Universal in the US, wouldn't you think?
 

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Bruce, does the video quality of the trimmed footage match the rest of the blu-ray? Or if the blu-ray is a new complete transfer of the German print, how does the quality compare to the previous blu-ray?

It's pretty seamless - the actual transfer is exactly the same as the US Hitchcock box set, with the added fifteen seconds taken from the German print.
 

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OT but Psycho-related, maybe one of you can set me straight: the last time I saw Psycho (BD), for some reason I got hung up on the dates. I don't know much about Psycho, but I always figured the times/dates were important because Hitchcock made them quite prominently apparent.

What upset my "keeping track" was near the end of the movie, a meeting in a bank or similar. Specifically the date shown on the wall calendar doesn't match the story dates, as best I could tell. They used to always have these calendars in "official" buildings where people might fill out documents, and they always showed the correct date, especially important in banks. I seem to recall this date was off by 2 days, but don't hold me to that, it was more than one day off though. I considered that the people may have been meeting on a weekend and somebody didn't update the calendar, but that didn't work into the time-scheme either. Like other dates, this wall calendar was very clearly shown, not just a passing sweep of the camera.

After all these years it's extremely likely :) that I am mistaken...but it's Hitchcock! Is he challenging us to keep track and to realize something is wrong? Is it just a minor error (didn't see it listed in imdb at the time). It's been 3 years since I last watched Psycho and this still is in my mind...
 

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Is this the Turbine Legacy Collection Region Free Blu-ray set (?) that dvdbeaver says

" . . . are transferred in the superior AVC where the older Universal used VC-1. Despite the Universal having the slightly higher bitrate - the use of encode is significant - especially in-motion. We have made some captures matches below. We do like the benefits of the Turbine! Stay tuned for more!"

?

I'm not paying 130 Euros, but if this does look superior to the USA Blu-ray of "Psycho", I do hope for an individual release.
 

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I'm sure we'll be getting the uncut version soon here in the U.S. on blu ray.

I have to admit I don't see a lot of appeal in this "uncut" version. It sounds like it includes 20 seconds of content slightly too graphic for US screens in 1960, so it's not like it's some long-lost "director's vision"...
 

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I have to admit I don't see a lot of appeal in this "uncut" version. It sounds like it includes 20 seconds of content slightly too graphic for US screens in 1960, so it's not like it's some long-lost "director's vision"...

By all accounts, those shots *were* in the original USA release and edited for the reissue and TV prints. The 35mm print I ran 10 years ago (that was printed for the original release in 1960) contained those shots. It did not come from Universal, but from a private collector.
 

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By all accounts, those shots *were* in the original USA release and edited for the reissue and TV prints. The 35mm print I ran 10 years ago (that was printed for the original release in 1960) contained those shots. It did not come from Universal, but from a private collector.

I stand corrected!

I still think the uncut version lacks broad appeal, though, just because it's barely different. Seems hard to sell a Blu-ray to people just because of 20 seconds more slightly graphic content.

If Uni wanted to use the uncut version as a way to help promote a 4K UHD disc, though, that could make sense....
 

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As Pete said, this WAS the 1960 release version - all cuts were made subsequent to that - I had an e-mail from someone who saw it many times prior to its "M" rating and those shots were always in it, which is the same as my memory. So, all these years Universal has foisted on the American public a cut version of Pyscho - and basically admitted it in an e-mail to Turbine - whether they now try to spin that somehow will be interesting. I do believe it will be released here again, to get yet more dough out of people, but they'll probably lie about it.
 

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I still think the uncut version lacks broad appeal, though, just because it's barely different. Seems hard to sell a Blu-ray to people just because of 20 seconds more slightly graphic content.

I know I'm not the only one to import the Australian Blu-ray of Casino Royale to get an additional 20 seconds or so.

Neil
 

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