Any hope for a special edition of Dead Poets Society?

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  1. Andrew Bunk

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    I wasn't able to find any old threads on this...

    I would love to see this title in a Miramax special edition a la the new Swingers, Grifters, etc. Anyone know of any plans?

    Also, how is the picture quality of the current release? I take it that it's not anamorphic.
     
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    I'd like to see the longer cut which was released on laserdisc.

    -Lyle J.P.
     
  3. Andrew Bunk

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    Wow, I didn't even know there was a longer cut. I'll deifnitely hold off on the current DVD if it's not the director's cut.
     
  4. Stewart Storrar

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    Guys,

    Touchstone have recently released a "Special Edition" in R2/R4...it contains the theatrical cut...

    It is anamorphic (as was the original R2/R4 release) and is DD5.1.

    In terms of extras it has the trailer, a tribute to Alan Splet who was the supervising sound editor (this includes an interview with David Lynch), some footage of "raw takes" which is essentially a deleted scene, a series of interviews with most of the cast (mainly describing what it was like to work with Peter Weir) which runs for nearly half an hour, "John Seale's Master Class" which is a video from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, where John Seale recreates the set of Neil/Todd's room and shows the students how the lighting was done for the various shots, quite indepth and finally, an audio commentary with Peter Weir, John Seale and the writer Tom Schulman. The menus are quite nicely done to.
     
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    Uh, why does R1 always get screwed!!! [​IMG] I have the only R1 dvd of Dead Poets Society and really wish it were in DD5.1. It's definitely one of my absolute favorite movies and would buy a new version in a minute. Please give me some hope!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Christian Preischl

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    Jeffrey,

    all right, here's some hope: A Special Edition being released in R2 before R1 usually means one thing: R1 will get it as well, but it'll be better.

    Chris
     
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    Great movie. I would love to see a SE in R1. The current release is fair at best.
     
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    I would love to see a Region 1 SE of Dead Poet's Society!
     
  11. DeVario

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    It could be a potential Vista Series. What do you think? Would there be enough suppliments for a second disc?
     
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  13. Carlo Medina

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    I think with Disney/BVHV doing a lot of double dipping (Swingers, From Dusk Til Dawn, Tombstone, etc.) you have a more than good chance at having this title revisited. I'm with you guys in hoping BVHV does this title right!
     
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    Hi,

     
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    Id double dip this title in a second if it where a SE. Although just a anamorphic transfer would put it low on the list to replace.
     

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