Brotherhood of the Wolf - Ultimate Edition?

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  1. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Producer

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    Simple question, when will R1 get the four-disk Brotherhood of the WolfUltimate Edition, with its 20 minutes of extra footage, english subtitles, DTE-ES soundtrack, ultra-swank box, and english subtitles?

    Or should I just buy the frecnh import, get a universal player, and pretend to speak french so I can watch the directors cut?
     
  2. ChrisBEA

    ChrisBEA Screenwriter

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    Isn't the 3 disk Canadian version the Director's cut? I'm not sure but I thought I read that somewhere, plus it's region 1![​IMG]
     
  3. Adam_WM

    Adam_WM Screenwriter

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    Yes, it is.
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    The Canadian ver is the DC complete with english subs. The 4th disc is just the soundtrack
     
  5. Mark_TS

    Mark_TS Screenwriter

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    Actually, the 4th disc is more Documentries including a short-"The Bite of Gevaudan" (1967) another short, more interviews, behind the scenes bits, plus Internet connects, screensavers, the kitchen sink, etc

    http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASI...878715-4669804
     
  6. Sven Lorenz

    Sven Lorenz Supporting Actor

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    And most importantly the Canadian version doesn't have English subtitles for the French audio commentaries.
    The commentaries are quite good - I rented the German DVD which does have German subtitles for the commentaries.

    "The Beast Of The Gévaudan" which is on the fourth French DVD is not a short film - it's a full length feature film that inspired 'Brotherhood of the Wolf'.

    Here are the full specs of the French 4-DVD-Set:

    DISC ONE
    The film
    Audio commentary by director Christophe Gans (in French)
    Audio commentary by by actors Samuel Le Bihan and Vincent Cassel (in French)

    DISC TWO
    “The Guts of the Beast” A 78-minute making-of documentary
    “The Legend” an interview with naturalist Michel Louis about the actual Beast of Gevaudan
    6 deleted scenes (with introduction by the director)
    Filmographies
    Theatrical trailer
    DVD-ROM Content:
    - Weblinks
    - Press files

    DISC THREE
    "Behind-the-scenes" 78-minute documentary
    12 storyboard sequences
    Photo album more DVD-ROM Content:
    - Screenplay

    DISC FOUR
    "The Beast Of The Gévaudan" (1967) film by Yves-andré Hubert and Michel Subiela that inspired Gans
    Presentation of the film by Christophe Gans and Michel Subiela (15 min)
    "The Men Of The Shadow" documentary
    Interviews with Christophe Gans by John Rock Jackson (26 min)
    US and Canal + theatrical trailers
    US and UK poster gallery
    DVD-ROM Content:
    - Weblinks
    40 page booklet
    French Subtitles
    2.35:1 anamorphic PAL
    French DTS 5.1
    French Dolby Digital 5.1
    Special Case
    Note - All extras are in French.
     
  7. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Yes, but it does have subs for all the other extras, therefore putting it up on all other versions [​IMG]
     
  8. JulianK

    JulianK Supporting Actor

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    The long and the short of it is there's a gap in the market for a four-disc set with the same content as the French four-disc set, but with everything subtitled in English.

    The Canadian R1 three-disc version is a fine effort, but the encoding on the film isn't terribly good, and, as has already been noted, there are no English subtitles on some of the bonus features.

    Perhaps Universal could be persuaded to license this to Criterion! [​IMG]
     

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