Criterion ready to release IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD

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How Would you want Criterion to handle MAD WORLD?

  1. I would like to see *everything* that was included on the Laserdisc release even if it does not matc

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  2. The film is too long already. Would only want to see those scenes intended for the original RoadSho

    53 vote(s)
    29.3%
  3. All I want is the overture and exit music. Don't need all those extra scenes added

    9 vote(s)
    5.0%
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    [*] SPOTLIGHT January Titles!Michael Mann’s Thief (right), Stanley Kramer’s It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Terence Davies’s The Long Day Closes, Aki Kaurismäki’s La vie de bohème, new editions of Rififi andThrone of Blood, and our fortieth Eclipse set: Late Ray. What a start for 2014!
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    [*]Restored 4K digital film transfer of the general release version of the film, with 5.1 surround Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    [*]New high-definition digital transfer of a 197-minute extended version of the film, reconstructed and restored by Robert A. Harris using visual and audio material from the longer original road-show version—including some scenes that have been returned to the film here for the first time—with 5.1 surround Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    [*]New audio commentary featuring It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World aficionados Mark Evanier, Michael Schlesinger, and Paul Scrabo
    [*]New documentary on the film’s visual and sound effects, featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage of the crew at work and interviews with visual-effects specialist Craig Barron and sound designer Ben Burtt
    [*]Talk show from 1974 hosted by director Stanley Kramer and featuring Mad World actors Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, and Jonathan Winters
    [*]Press interview from 1963 featuring Kramer and members of the film’s cast
    [*]Interviews recorded for the 2000 AFI program 100 Years . . . 100 Laughs, featuring comedians and actors discussing the influence of the film
    [*]Two-part 1963 episode of the CBC television program Telescope that follows the film’s press junket and premiere
    [*]The Last 70mm Film Festival, a program from 2012 featuring cast and crew members from Mad World at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, hosted by Billy Crystal
    [*]Selection of humorist and voice-over artist Stan Freberg’s original TV and radio advertisements for the film, with a new introduction by Freberg
    [*]Original and rerelease trailers, and rerelease radio spots
    [*]Two Blu-rays and three DVDs, with all content available in both formats
    [*]PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Lou Lumenick
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    [*]Restored 4K digital film transfer of the general release version of the film, with 5.1 surround Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    [*]New high-definition digital transfer of a 197-minute extended version of the film, reconstructed and restored by Robert A. Harris using visual and audio material from the longer original road-show version—including some scenes that have been returned to the film here for the first time—with 5.1 surround Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    [*]New audio commentary featuring It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World aficionados Mark Evanier, Michael Schlesinger, and Paul Scrabo
    [*]New documentary on the film’s visual and sound effects, featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage of the crew at work and interviews with visual-effects specialist Craig Barron and sound designer Ben Burtt
    [*]Talk show from 1974 hosted by director Stanley Kramer and featuring Mad World actors Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, and Jonathan Winters
    [*]Press interview from 1963 featuring Kramer and members of the film’s cast
    [*]Interviews recorded for the 2000 AFI program 100 Years . . . 100 Laughs, featuring comedians and actors discussing the influence of the film
    [*]Two-part 1963 episode of the CBC television program Telescope that follows the film’s press junket and premiere
    [*]The Last 70mm Film Festival, a program from 2012 featuring cast and crew members from Mad World at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, hosted by Billy Crystal
    [*]Selection of humorist and voice-over artist Stan Freberg’s original TV and radio advertisements for the film, with a new introduction by Freberg
    [*]Original and rerelease trailers, and rerelease radio spots
    [*]Two Blu-rays and three DVDs, with all content available in both formats
    [*]PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Lou Lumenick
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