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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Brian W, May 29, 2004.
CASINO, dammit! Criterion! Create one and have it fall from the sky into my hands, I command it!
Mark - apparently Cronenberg doesn't want the TV scenes present on the Videodrome disc. He doesn't like deleted scenes at all, so says Tim Lucas.
delicatessen - jeunet and caro it's even produced by gilliam!!!!
I have these release too, and frankly, it's a joke. It's a Canadian release, FULL SCREEN, with I believe some content blurring. It also has chapter selections, which clearly establishes that it's 100% against Lynch's preferred presentation. The release is only for completists desperate enough to settle for crappy quality DVDs (includes me sometimes). Universal MUST make this a Criterion release. I would also love to a better release of Lost in Translation, as the behind-the-scenes material (short of the assembled production footage) was a joke. They obviously threw whatever they could together, which is why we're left with the worst interview I can recall on DVD. Bill Murray just prods a strangely shy Sofia Coppola into naming each member of the crew and thanking them... a useless and embarassing supplement. This film is in desperate need of a decent documentary, as the most information I've seen from Coppola about her influences of the film came from one or two magazines and her Oscar thanks. So, Lost Highway, Lost in Translation... and I agree about 21 Grams. Any others? LAST MINUTE ENTRY: HOLY CRAP!!!!! Apparently Universal is just sitting on Sergio Leone's My Name is Nobody, with Terence Hill and Henry Fonda. Let's make this happen, people!!!!
Isn't Play It As It Lays a Universal property? Now, there's a lost film of the 1970s!
Yes, the DVD is anamorphic, and for extras it has a behind the scenes special and several interviews with cast members. Note that it is PAL. I got it from www.xploitedcinema.com
Ulzana's Raid OAR and anamorphic, with both Aldrich and Lancaster versions Sorcerer OAR and anamorphic (or Fullscreen, if Friedkin does demand it), with Friedkin commentary [this could go with a decent re-release of The Wages of Fear in which Friedkin could also get involved... ] The Deer Hunter remastered and anamorphic, with extras
I like the idea of a double-bill of The Wages of Fear and Sorceror. Criterion need to revisit Wages with a new transfer and extras and Sorceror also badly needs a new transfer and a Friedkin commetary. By-the-way, why did Friedkin insist on 1.33:1 for the Laser of Sorceror? Has be changed his mind about letterboxing since then? Surely he has, as all his films on DVD are in 1.85:1 anamorphic.
A Sorcerer ( :wink: ) Wages of Fear double bill sounds great but also very unlikely. Just to hear Friedkin talk about the extreme conditions he went through in two years of filming to get his version made would be fascinating.
AAAAARGH!!!!! I can't play PAL discs, so I guess I will have to wait for the domestic release on Lost Highway. This was the first disc I wanted when I got my DVD player five years ago. Natch it's gonna be the last Lynch released domestically!
I would LOVE to see criterion do either this film, Fistful of Dynamite,or redo the crummy nonanamorphic Fistful of Dollars or For A Few Dollars More. Heck take a few of the better non leone Spahetti westerns not out in R1 yet, Big Gundown, Face to Face etc
The Deer Hunter is a great choice. I can only hope.
There is a very nice 2-disc of The Deer Hunter available on region 2 from Warner/Studio Canal. Good transfer, commentary by Cimino and interviews with Cimino, Vilmos Zsigmond and John Savage. A region 1 SE from Universal is long overdue.
I could get behind a Criterionafication of Deer Hunter quickly. But a new SE from Universal wouldn't be bad either if they imported the commentary track over from the Euro-edition and left out the forced trailers or offered a choice in the matter ala' Paramount.....yeah...Criterion all the way.
On a lighter note, how about D.C. Cab? And a widescreen version of The Jerk.
Well, BEFORE THE RAIN is my obvious choice. Oh yeah, please sign the petition to get Universal to release this DVD in my sig!!
my dream would be Born on the Fourth of July
Unfortunately, reality is they only have access to Nobody as long as it is Universal. The rest of those (like many since mentioned on this thread) are probably owned by Warner, Sony or MGM.
How about Arabesque from 1966 with Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren?... seems like it would be a nice companion for Charade .