A Room With A View -New Anamorphic Reissue Due

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  1. Paul_Scott

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    i finally broke down and picked up the old Image disc this past summer since i found it for $5 unopened.
    it would probably fly on a smaller direct view set, but on a FP its pretty bad.
    which really hurt as i was able to realize what had made me break down and buy it in the first place- i love this movie (hadn't seen it in probably 10 years)!

    the new disc sounds wonderful.
    i just hope the BBC label will be committed to high quality A/V, and not be a slack off label like New Yorker.

    all that i need now is a date and i can do the D.L. Happy Dance™
     
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    Good news, one of my favorite films. [​IMG]
     
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    I am somewhat surprised this isn't an HVE/Criterion release, given their tight production with M/I on their other films. Room With a View is in dire need of a proper transfer, as the Image disc was nothing but a port of the LD master.
     
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    looks like April 6th is the street date for this.

    Jeff, i remember hearing in 2002 that Criterion had acquirred the rights and would be releasing RWAV in conjunction with some of the other M/I's, but that was the first and last i've heard of it.
    everytime i see a thread announcing new upcoming Criterions i expect to see it listed.
    oh well.
     
  5. Jeff Ulmer

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    These aren't being branded as Criterion titles (so far), as this is a three way collaboration. It was Howard's End that I'd originally heard was coming from Criterion, but HVE has been releasing the M/I discs as the Merchant Ivory Collection. There are four out already (The Bostonians, The Europeans, Bombay Talkie, Heat and Dust) with Maurice and Quartet coming in February.
     
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    Count me as excited on this one. I just remember how horrendous and dirty the old VHS transfers looked. The Image disc was good for what it was, but a new anamorphic transfer has me marking 6 April on the calendar.
     
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    I sincerely hope they follow this up with the other M/I Forester films, notably MAURICE, which hasn't had an R1 release yet.

    Rafael.
    (still hanging onto his widescreen laserdisc of Maurice until something better comes along) [​IMG]
     
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    Maurice is coming out on DVD in February.

    [​IMG]

    Mark
     
  9. RafaelB

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    Thanks Mark. The way I read it, I thought it was talking about R2 for some reason. :b

    Rafael.
     
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    I was looking for this online the other and saw that it was discontinued so I thought something might be up.
    Glad its coming out!
     

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