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L BENDER

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Warner- I hope we can see this fine film sometime in the near future on dvd.
 

Gereon_B

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It came out in Germany a few months ago, in a newspaper edition licensed by Warner. The DVD is non-anamorphic and the print used shows a bit of dirt - but it's in the correct aspect ratio. So if you're interested, look no further than Amazon.de and search for "Die Herrin von Thornhill"...
 

Bruce Morrison

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Are you sure about the aspect ratio? If it's the same edition that appeared on DVD in the UK and was subsequently given away as a freebie in a UK newspaper, then only the credits sequence is in the correct 2.35 aspect ratio - the rest of the film is cropped 1.85. Also the soundtrack on that edition was only mono.
 

Mike*HTF

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Would a mod please add a question mark after the title of this thread? It's a bit misleading as it is.
 

L BENDER

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Warner- I hope we can see this fine film sometime in the near future on dvd.]
 

Gereon_B

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No, it's 2,35:1 all the way - I own the DVD. And no, it's not North by northwest (that one has the rather strange German title "Der unsichtbare Dritte", which translates to "The invisible third", giving a whole plot point away).

You can see screenshots on this site: 1aDVD ScreenShots

And while there's no note on the cover, the english track sounds very much like stereo. I guess an old laserdisc master was used on this.

Best of all, it is rather cheap (10 Euro) - that is, if you don't count in the porto.
 

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So you did - sorry about that!

I don't have much faith in Optimum's product. I bet there won't be any extras for one thing. I'll probably wait for Warner Bros, who are bound to do it right.
 

PattyFraser

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I've about given up hope for it too. But then again, I had given up hope for Ryan's Daughter, but it was released, finally, and the DVD picture quality is incredible. Good things MAY come to those who wait.
 

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