Hey, Ron! News on MAGIC (With Anthony Hopkins) SPECIAL EDITION R2!

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  1. Lyle H.

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    and this is also coming

    The Night Porter (Dirk Bogarde / Charlotte Rampling), El Cid (Charlton Heston), The Fall of the Roman Empire

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    Hello all, was this ever released? I can't pull up the link? Help please!
     
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    El Cid and Fall of the Roman Empire to be released "in the near future" (2004/2005) the link says. It's fantastic news but it's also a year old. Anyone heard of any updates?
     
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    Sorry! I was referring to "Magic"...I need a link.
     
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    Link works here:

    In the near future there will be Special Editions of movie classics such as Magic (starring Anthony Hopkins), The Night Porter (Dirk Bogarde / Charlotte Rampling), El Cid (Charlton Heston), The Fall of the Roman Empire and Pele The Conqueror.

    And since then, nothing. Not a word from Anchor Bay UK. Not a sausage...

    Ask the question on their Forum (I have); maybe if more people shout, they'll let us know what's going on:

    http://www.anchorbay.co.uk/forum/
     
  7. Ronald Epstein

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    Lyle,

    Thanks for the news (and for thinking of me).

    Very sad that there is no R1 release of
    this film in the works despite the fact
    there was actually a planned release date
    back around 1998.

    Let's hope the R2 release leads to R1
     
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    Just to double underline Ron; that annoucement, and Lyle's post was made nearly 12 months ago...I just wish there had been an R2 release, but sadly no.
     
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    John,

    My apologies.

    I sort of skimmed through the thread
    this morning without realizing that.
     
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    Hi Ron, I'm a huge fan of Magic also! I just picked up the PAL ALL REGION UNCUT Australian DVD. It's FULL FRAME (unfortunetly) with a decent picture, better than the Chinese boot! It'll do for now until we get a "Special Edition".
     
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    That R1 disc (full frame) did make the market, at least in some stores. A friend of mine picked up a copy at Borders a few years ago and said it was taken from the video (I can't remember who released it at the moment).
     
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    Although that was for the edited, TV version. I have a copy of the VHS that the company that announced the DVD was putting out and it ran ten minutes shorter, with all the language edited out.
     
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    Magic was issued 4 times on VHS. Blay Video was the first, and has the best quality. I still have my copy from the early 80's.
     

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