Blues Brothers Signature Series LD

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  1. Steve_Knutzen

    Steve_Knutzen Screenwriter

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    It says here that the LD has 12 minutes of restored footage. I was wondering what the footage consists of and whether it's on the DVD release or not.
     
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    The DVD includes the extended (intended) cut, 5.1 sound, an hour-long doc on the film, and a trailer.
     
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    Steve_Knutzen Screenwriter

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    Cool. This is one of my favorite movies of all time. Just wanted to know whether I should get the LD the DVD or (if I had the money and it was necessary) both.
    Thanks Patrick
     
  4. Joseph Bolus

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    The IMDB.com site lists all the differences between the CE DVD (which has about 18 additional minutes, BTW) and the theatrical version of the movie:
    http://us.imdb.com/AlternateVersions?0080455
    It's a great DVD! Unlike the recent 1997 "updates" of the Original Star Wars Trilogy, the additional scenes are simply restored from the original "Roadshow" theatrical release of the movie.
     
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    Gee, I wonder where I oughta purchase this DVD????
    HERE or HERE?
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  7. Steve_Knutzen

    Steve_Knutzen Screenwriter

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    I just saw the price at DDD last week and it should should be arriving this week or next. The disc is still $37 at Best Buy. Thank God for DeepDiscountDVD!
     
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    Although the soundtrack is fantastic, the movie has been heavily filtered (ie very soft looking) so that the 2.5-hour movie and an hour long documentary are on a single dual layer disc. Close to 3.5 hours on a single disc compromises the quality of the film presentation and most studios don't usually go over 3 hours of content anymore with a single dual layer disc.

    Really wish they would reissue this as a 2-disc-set to devote an entire disc to the movie.
     
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  10. Scott Weinberg

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    One of my alltime favorite comedies. EVER!

    I do like the "new" scenes that are included on the DVD...although part of me would love to have the 'normal' version that I grew up with.
     
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    To answer the original posters question, the CE Laserdisc and CE dvd are made from the same transfer, i.e. feature the same "as complete as can be" cut of the film.

    I love that laserdisc! No compression artifacts and a nice gatefold sleeve! Includes (I believe) at least all the same extras that were ported over to the dvd something like a year later. (This came out waaaaaay toward the end of the LD cycle, and coinsided with the LD release of the sequel, so it must have been sometime in 2000.)
     
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    The extra footage is horrible and adds nothing to the film.

    We should have the option to buy the version we know.
     
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