El Cid -best available DVD..

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  1. Chuck

    Chuck Auditioning

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    There is an English release, a german, a Hong Kong- a rumored Anchor Bay (never heard any more about it)-
    anyone having any of these, would really appreciate input as to quality and completeness (cut scenes,prelude, intermission, exit music, etc.).
     
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    I started watching the Japanese disk last night as a rental from NicheFlix. It's anamorphic widescreen with a DD 5.1 English soundtrack and removable Japanese subtitles. Quality varies a bit with some scenes showing a lot of damage but most look just fine. The color is noticeably faded as well. Audio is pretty much front and center save for when the score kicks in. I haven't made it to the intermission yet but the prelude music plays over a plain black screen before the title credits begin rolling. Can't comment on any cuts as this is the first time I've watched the movie.
     
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    Chuck Auditioning

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    Japanese? another release I hadn't heard about- can you identify it more? and could you share where you got it?

    and thanks!
     
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    The Hong Kong release release which is a box set with 2 other Bronstein film has EL CID in 2.35:1 and 5.1 and is also anamorphic, looks and sounds good but the Intermission music is missing. There is exit music but it sounds terrible. I also have the German release and find the HK better on all fronts.
     
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