Excalibur?

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  1. Ric Easton

    Ric Easton Cinematographer

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    Excalibur is in bad need of a special edition, or at least a new transfer. The present widescreen version was not cropped correctly. Compared to my laserdisc, it's zoomed in.

    Anyway, I don't think I am going to be available for the WB chat tomorrow. If anyone else is interested in this film, can you bring it up in the chat?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Chuck Mayer

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    Concur. Excalibur needs an SE, and badly. Great, great film.

    Forged by the Gods.
    Foretold by a wizard.
    Found by a king.
     
  3. oscar_merkx

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    i'll second that especially since John Boorman directed this
     
  4. Dave Simkiss

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    I would sell one of my own kidneys for an SE of Excalibur!
    As a Brit I may not be able to attend the chat, I really hope someone raises this title. we in Britain didn't even get the commentary that was on the Region 1 DVD [​IMG]
     
  5. AlexCremers

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    I still haven't watched my DVD (R2) of Excalibur. I checked the first scene and the transfer seems to be subpar. So yes, I concur, the whole film needs a serious treatment. All films do. But realistically speaking, is it in the stars? Is Excalibur profitable enough?
     
  6. Ric Easton

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    They probably shoud have hit it while the fantasy iron was hot, ie LOTR or that semi recent King Arthur movie.
     
  7. Rhett_Y

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    Man I would freaking love a new remastered version.. One of my all time favorite flicks....

    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Maybe someone who is attending the WB chat can bring this one up...!!!

    R~
     
  8. Andrew Bunk

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    I'd like to see this too. My guess is this title doesn't have enough broad appeal to warrant one of WB's 2-Disc special editions, but I could see them getting this out for about a $10-$15 retail price. I'd buy it for sure if it had a new transfer.
     
  9. Matt Czyz

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    I would, too. It's an excellent film that gets nowhere near the amount of respect it deserves on DVD. I'd love to get a 2-disc SE with the
    original poster art by Bob Peak on the cover, as long as we're wishing out loud.
     
  10. Aaron Silverman

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    You know, when I think about it, it probably does have enough appeal for a 2-disc set. It's pretty much the quintessential film on the subject (Holy Grail aside, of course!). When people think of King Arthur and movies, Excalibur is usually the first film to come to mind (again, Holy Grail aside [​IMG] ).
     
  11. Aaron Silverman

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    They sure don't make 'em like that anymore. I miss the cheesy painted movie posters of the '70s and '80s.
     
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    And what about BEYOND RANGOON, not yet available on DVD? You listening, Sony?
     
  13. Andrew Bunk

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    Good point Aaron. But I think you're forgetting about First Knight. [​IMG]
     
  14. Aaron Silverman

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    I showed my wife Excalibur for the first time a month or so ago. After a little while, she said "oh, I already saw this story in that Richard Gere movie."

    Afterwards, she said "you know, the story was the same until I said that, but after that it was completely different!" [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]

    "A dream to some...[rant]A nightmare to others!"[/rant]
     
  16. Richard--W

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    I'll cast a vote for a new transfer of EXCALIBUR. With supplements I'd pay top dollar, without supplements I'd still buy it.

    Same goes for BEYOND RANGOON, which desperately needs a DVD release.
     
  17. TheBat

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    excalibur is a much better movie then first knight. I would even rate king arthur above first knight. excalibur does have some early stars roles for liam neeson, early role for patrick stewart before star trek and of course gaberial who played king arthur's father.
    hopefully they can interview some cast members for it.

    JACOB
     
  18. David_Blackwell

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    I go for an SE since I don't own the current DVD release (which I trust others here by saying it needs a better transfer).
     
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    EXCALIBUR stands head and shoulder above all the other Arthurian films combined. There's no comparison, in my opinion.
     
  20. Aaron Silverman

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    Even Holy Grail?!?!?! [​IMG]

    David, the current disc isn't great, but it is pretty cheap and at least it's anamorphic and sounds OK. Plus, if you buy it, we're guaranteed to get an SE announcement immediately! [​IMG]
     

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