Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid SE on June 6th See Post #8

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  1. ZackR

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    Has there been any news on a new Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid? I know the current DVD is out-of-print. If there is a new edition coming out soon, then I will wait. If not, I want to grab the current one now because a.) good movie, b.) in case the prices go really high on Ebay.

    Does anyone know anything??
     
  2. Paul McElligott

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    I haven't heard any rumors of a new edition.

    With Newman and Redford allegedly working on another movie together, a new Butch and Sundance edition might see the light of day but you never know about these things.
     
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    There is a Newman box coming out this year, which will definitely include "Harper" and "The Dorwning Pool" It wouldn't surprise me if it includes a SE of BCATSK.

    The fact that the original is OOP would seeem to point to that.
     
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a Fox title while the boxset is coming from Warner.




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  5. Simon Howson

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    What's wrong with the current disc? The transfer is good, it has a good making of documentary, and an interesting commentary by the late, great Conrad Hall. I think Fox just neeeds to reissue it. There are lots of other films that haven't been released yet.

    Sorry, I'm being devil's advocate :-D
     
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    Ooops...My bad...thanks Crawdaddy

    Maybe Fox is looking to tag along?
     
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    and with that thought, it could be a possibility??
    warner is supplying Blazing saddles for Fox's up coming Mel Brooks collection, and while stated in the chat that they don't run there material through third parties, there has been some collaborative releases in the past as well, the Dr Strangelove in the Kubrick collections, or the Oliver stone collection.
     
  8. Robert Crawford

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    From what I can remember the current disc is a special edition with a commentary track and a making-of with lots of interviews with the cast, I wonder what they could add to make this worthwhile?
     
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    Yeah, there's really nothing wrong at all with the current disc (other than it being OOP, of course). The new 2nd disc would have to contain some pretty special SE content to make me consider double-dipping.

    That said, a Newman/Redford commentary might tempt me...
     
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    I didnt really see anything wrong with the one disc edition. I thought it had some really good extras. Good news though - seems to be a big year for Paul Newman releases.

    Sometimes Newman can be a bit hard to listen to because his voice has gone after all those years of smoking and drinking [​IMG]

    I have noticed that Cool Hand Luke is OOP. Wonder if it is going to be redone anytime soon......
     
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    I'm sort of at odds as well as to why a new
    Special Edition needs to be released after the
    very decent original release.
     
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    Good call ronald. I thought the one disc edition was wonderful value. From memory it included:

    -Lengthy Interviews with Newman, Redford, Goldman, Ross and Burt Bacharach
    -Three theatrical trailers
    -40 minute making of documentary
    -Alternate Credits
    -Production notes
    -Commentary including cinematographer Conrad Hall

    What else could you possibly include? It is a fairly big year for Newman DVD releases and a possibility of a Redford/Newman swansong. Perhaps it is just Fox cashing in.
     
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    I see nothing wrong with them releasing a 2-disc SE, six years after the initial release. Some people have been asking for such a release. Whether you buy it or not is your decision and if you're happy with the previous release then your decision is an easy one to make. Personally, I'll be purchasing it.





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    It wouldn't be so bad Robert if Australia didnt take so long to get DVDs released out here. I only got my region 4 copy in 2004!!! Then I saw the light and purchased a multi region player late last year. So it is all a novelty to me [​IMG]

    yeah i am going to grab it - comes close to being my favourite movie. I am going to be absolutely broke by the end of the year [​IMG]

    Blast you Warners!! bringing out so many awesome DVDs [​IMG]
     
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    BC&TSK is a Fox title (at least here in R1).
     
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    maybe they'll have some docs on the ~real~ Butch and Sundance... i was actually kind of disappointed that the first one didn't. any time a movie's based on real life, i'm always curious as to what the 'real' story was (since i got the Biography Channel, i've since seen the Butch Cassidy episode of it).
     
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    June 6th is a massive day for westerns as John Ford / John Wayne Collection is out on the very same day
     
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    DVD Times with the low-down on the R1 Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid CE.

    Disc 1: Main Feature
    2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
    English Stereo
    English, French and Spanish Mono
    Spanish subtitles
    Commentary #1 by George Roy Hill, Lyricist Hal David, Associate Producer Robert Crawford and Cinematographer Conrad Hall
    Commentary #2 by Screenwriter William Goldman

    Disc 2: Extras
    2005 documentary, ALL OF WHAT FOLLOWS IS TRUE: The Making of butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    The Wild Bunch: The True Tale of Butch & Sundance
    History through the lens: "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: Outlaws Out of Time"
    1994 documentary: THE MAKING OF BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUDANCE KID"
    1994 Interviews
    Production Notes
    Alternate Credit Roll
    Theatrical Trailer #1
    Theatrical Trailer #2
    Theatrical Trailer #3
    The Films of Paul Newman – Trailer Reel
     
  20. oscar_merkx

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    I am looking forward to this release.

    John, do you know how long the doc is ?
     

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