Anything out there about Once Upon a Time in America?

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  1. Claude Brault

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    I need this movie on DVD.
     
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    I NEED this one on DVD as well! I think it is one of Segio Leone's best...in fact, it probably IS his best, IMHO! [​IMG]
    Haven't heard a thing about it being released on DVD though. Who owns the rights?
     
  3. Jim_K

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    Unfortunately WARNER owns it.
     
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    It is available here http://www.sazuma.com/ in a P&S version.
    [Edited last by Jeff_HR on September 29, 2001 at 12:21 AM]
     
  6. Tom-G

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    Last I read, there are some legal issues holding back this title from being released. It's a shame because it's such a great movie.
    I only hope that if/when it is released, we don't get the butchered version.
    Does anyone have the all-region version that is available on Sazuma? $48 is extremely too much and I wouldn't pay that much for it, but I'm interested to know about the quality of the DVD.
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    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    I absolutely, positively, must have this on dvd. IMO, it's as good as The Godfather... Definitely needs to be released as a two disc SE.
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    He thought on homeland, the big timber, the air thin and chill all the year long. Tulip poplars so big through the trunk they put you in mind of locomotives set on end. He thought of getting home and building him a cabin on Cold Mountain so high that not a soul but the nighthawks passing across the clouds in autumn could hear his sad cry. Of living a life so quiet he would not need ears. And if Ada would go with him, there might be the hope, so far off in the distance he did not even really see it, that in time his despair might be honed off to a point so fine and thin that it would be nearly the same as vanishing.
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  9. Adam_H

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    You can actually find it much cheaper on eBay. Some brazil company released a region 0 version.
    Ahh well...
     
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    If Warner does ever release it, they better spread it over 2 discs, because this one is just 2 long and wouldn't stand the amount of compression required to get it onto one and remain a good transfer.
    Hopefully this one will be available soon.
     
  11. Aaron Silverman

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    Note that the Brazillian edition is pan & scan also.
    I think the full-length version of this one would need a 2-disc set, even if it wasn't an SE! [​IMG]
    Of couse, I'd be happy to record a commentary track for it. Hee hee!
     
  12. Rob Willey

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    I won't be able to make the chat tomorrow night, but I hope someone will ask about the status of this title.
    Rob
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