Cinema Paradiso and The Grifters are OOP...

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  1. Gary Tooze

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    We can hope this means that the 170 min Directors Cut will soon be made available. (Nuevo Cinema Paradiso)
     
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    R2 UK has the longer directors cut as the only one available!
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    Well, this explains why I've never been able to find Cinema Paradiso. And I needed this movie for a paper I was writing in film class.
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    Does anyone have "The Grifters"? What do you think of the transfer? Are there any plans for a new release since this one is OOP?
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    It's a shame that Cinema paradiso is OOP. It would really be a shame if the Director's Cut becomes the only version avaliable. I much prefer the shorter version. The director's cut takes the magic and innocence out of the film by adding an unnecessary segment towards the end. If you have never seen the film, make sure to watch the shorter and much superior version first.
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    I have The Grifters DVD. The non-anamorphic transfer is decent, but not great. The same goes for the audio. Considering just how great this film is (I might put it in the top 10 of the 1990's and certainly the top 25), it begs for a new transfer and SE supplements. Sadly, considering about seven people have seen this film, I wouldn't hold my breath.
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    I also own The Grifters...not a well known film, but well done and has a few decent plot twists...
    Worth watching, for sure.
    Besides, John Cusack is in it, isn't that reason enough?
    The Disc is decent.
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    i think you have reason to hope for at least a new bare-bones version of Grifters within a year. Even though it isn't well-remembered, it was highly respected by critics and movie-goers during its theatrical run, and I believe the actors involved (Huston, Cusack, Bening, etc) are all high-caliber and did some of their best work in the film.
    I forget who the director is, but if i remember, he also is someone quite well-regarded. I guess i could go look him up, but my coffee hasn't kicked in yet [​IMG]
     
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    The Grifters was directed by the famed British director, Stephen Frears and was co-produced by Martin Scorsese and our very own film-restoration expert, Robert A. Harris.
    A super film and a decent disc!
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    >>The Grifters was directed by the famed British director, Stephen Frears and was co-produced by Martin Scorsese and our very own film-restoration expert, Robert A. Harris.
     
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    It should also be noted that Stephen Frears re-teamed with Cusack recently on "High Fidelity" another of my favorites.
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    I just grabbed the DVD [​IMG] . By the way, this has to be the first time Miramax can be accused of releasing the longer cut of a foreign film they purchased. [​IMG]
     
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    I hope Robert Harris chimes in here,
    since he was a producer on The Grifters.
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    The domestic video rights to Grifters have reverted from HBO to Miramax, which licensed the film from Cineplex in 1990. There will be a new Hidef transfer with proper densities and color timings and with a few extras.

    The HBO transfer of Grifters was actually well done, but then damaged and strangely changed in compression and authoring.

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    I got a copy of Cinema Paradiso!!!
    Where did I get my copy?
    Good ole West Virginia!!!
    Who would've thought a state whose only two worthwhile things are Camden park and the Marshall football team would have a fine movie like Cinema Paradiso. [​IMG]
     
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    170 min cut of Cinema Paradiso? Would be interesting to see what Tornatore left out for the shorter version. Anyway, I own the HBO disc and would have loved the audio(mono) to be in 5.1 to lend some ambience to the fabulous Morricone score. But otherwise, it is still a good film and those who love movies should go out and get this gem.
    Cinema Paradiso e' bellisimo! Un bello film di l'amore e amicizia!
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