Amélie is a hit = Where is DELICATESSEN on DVD?

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  1. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Cinematographer
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    Title says it all:
    We have The City of Lost Children on
    DVD, and now that Amélie is up for Best Foreign Film,
    combined with the fact that the film is has been
    a big financial sucess, why are we still waiting
    for Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Delicatessen on DVD?
    Do we contact Paramount or Miramax about this?
    Mark
     
  2. Jon Robertson

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    Well, there's a special edition of the film being released in the UK on April 15th, to coincide with Amelie.
    [​IMG]
    Technical specs:
    - Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85:1
    - French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch DD2.0 Surround Tracks
    - English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch Subtitles

    Special features:
    - Commentary by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
    - Making of documentary
    - Fine slices (and delicacies) from Diane Bertrand
    - Archive footage from the Archives of Jean-Pierre Jeunet
    - Teasers and Trailers

    Not scrubbing up too badly for the Brits, but let's hope it finds its way over the Atlantic. It's too bizarre and wonderful a film for American audiences to be deprived of.
     
  3. Juan C Toro

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    I certainly hope they release this DVD in R1 as well. Jeunet is the only director with three films in my top ten list.

    JC
     
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    Oh man, do I hope they release that over here in the states!
     
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    It's releases like this that make me come over all patriotic and start chirping out the national anthem. [​IMG]
     
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    I just received and just finished watching Amélie on R2 DVD. Great transfer and excellent sound (DD & DTS). If you have a region-free DVD player, this one is a must. I also have Delicatessen, and it is also of excellent quality.
     
  7. Mark Cappelletty

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    Wasn't there a rumor about a year ago about Anchor Bay getting the rights to a bunch of the pre-Disney merger Miramax titles that also included the Paramount ones (ranging from this film to K2 to The Double Life of Veronique)?

    All of the early 90's Paramount distributed arthouse product from Miramax and October Films (The Hairdresser's Husband, Toto the Hero) desperately needs some sort of OAR DVD release.
     
  8. Louis-Olivier

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    By the way, the canadian edition of Amelie has been announced, and will have most of the supplements of the R2 version (Yes including the DTS french track). There will be a collector and a normal edition as well.
    For more information, see www.dvdenfrancais.com
     
  9. Juan C Toro

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    Come on Louis:
    You have to translate this for the rest of the unfortunate people in this forum who do not speak French:
    DVD studios/éditeurs | février 2002
    15 Février 2002
    TVA International: Vendredi dernier nous vous annoncions la sortie du Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain en DVD pour le 30 avril. Il y a eu quelques développements dans ce dossier, et pour le mieux. Il est maintenant quasi assuré que tous les éléments (techniques/suppléments) dont nous vous faisions mention seront ceux que nous retrouverons au sein de ces deux éditions.
    Nous devrions être en mesure de publier les spécifications finales de ces deux éditions d'ici quelques jours.
    Source: DVDenfrancais.com
    February 15, 2002
    TVA International: Last Friday we announced Les Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain DVD coming on April 30. There has been some developments about this, and for the better. There is assurance that all the elements (technical/supplements) we mentioned (this is the reference to the R2 specs), will be in these two editions. We will be able to publish the final specs of these two editions in a few days.
    There you go... April 30 cannot arrive soon enough.
    JC
     
  10. Marc Colella

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    Can't wait till April.
     
  11. Kai Zas

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    The French can already enjoy Amelie out of a can. (A nice deluxe version that's available here in Belgium as well.)
    I wonder, do they have to suffer the pal speedup effect for movies they made themselves? [​IMG]
     
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    Hello,

    The final specs came in for both TVA International editions of Amelie (Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain). Both editions are annonced for april 30th. The supplémental material of the collectors edition is almost the same as the one offered in the region 2 release. Please take note that both TVA International editions won't offer any english subtitles. For the english market Miramax (Alliance/Atlantis in Canada) hold the rights.

    Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain (regular edition): one disc. Widescreen anamorphic (OAR 2.35:1). French audio tracks (DD 5.1/2.0 Surround and DTS). Optional french subtitles (cc). Supplemental material: interview with Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

    Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain (collector's edition): two disc. Widescreen anamorphic (OAR 2.35:1) . French audio tracks (DD 5.1/2.0 Surround and DTS). Optional french subtitles (cc). Supplemental material: interview with Jean-Pierre Jeunet, story boards, interviews, casting auditions, trailers, an 8x10 picture, 8 postcards, a litle stone (!), a booklet (24 pages) and the soundtrack (on a separate CD).

    Best regards.
     

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