Is the JFK SE remastered?

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  1. ScottR

    ScottR Cinematographer

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    I was reading a review at dvdauthority, but I am still unclear as to whether or not a new remaster has been done to the film. Does anyone know?
     
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    I just got it - even though the box says "remastered" I do believe it's the same exact transfer as the Oliver Stone collection DVD - same menus, same chapter stops, same everything. In fact, I think the only new thing in this set is the niney minute documentary Beyond JFK, made in 1992. I was really hoping for a documentary of more current vintage along with some new interviews.
     
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    The first DVD of JFK was a "flipper", and did not have an anamorphic transfer (even though the case said it did). The film was remastered for the Oliver Stone box set, and this is the transfer used for the stand-alone JFK 2-disk set. I haven't heard anything about a new transfer for this new dvd. There is a "new" documentary, Beyond JFK, and the set comes in a standard amaray case instead of WB's cheap snapper. If you already own the Oliver Stone Collection version, there probably isn't any need to double-dip here. (If I'm not mistaken, the documentary has shown on cable television and is available on VHS. It features an interview with the real Clay Shaw, and is a great companion to the movie.)
     
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    IGN indicates that it is the same transfer as the Oliver Stone Collection disc.
     
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    Hopefully it is packaged better than the one in my Oliver Stone box. Is it still a snapper for a 2-disc set?
     
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    It is the same as the Oliver Stone box, but is still REMASTERED versus the non-anamorphic Laserdisc rehash original release.

    -Vince
     
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    No snapper...it is in a digipak
     
  8. Gordon McMurphy

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    They really ought to split the film over two sides/discs, though. Other than that, it's pretty good, but could be better.


    Gordy
     
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    The new doc was in the deluxe Laserdisc box set version. Does the new set have EVERYTHING from the prior 2-disc set PLUS the doc, or is anything now missing?
     
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    I got my copy of JFK in the Oliver Stone collection, and it is a two-disk special edition that comes in a snapper case. The documentary is there.
     
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    Does anyone know if the interviews with Fletcher Prouty are on the upcoming 2 disc set?
     
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    Man, I just bought JFK a couple of months ago. The 2-disc "Oliver Stone Collection" edition. I had no idea that a new DVD was coming out. Crap.

    Is a third release really necessary?
     
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    Is a third release really necessary?

    To quote Joe Pesci:

    "It's a conspiracy wrapped in a riddle wrapped in an enigma"

    [​IMG]
     
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    My mistake, Colin. Thanks for the correction. [​IMG]

    Don't think I'll double-dip, though. If I didn't have the previous SE, then I would hesitate on this new SE for a second, though.


    Gordy
     
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    Whatever you think about JFK as a work based on fact or fiction, it's a tremendous piece of work and contains one of the most truly visceral scenes - Garrison's dissection of the Zapruda film - in cinema.

    Oliver Stone [​IMG]

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    So many films, so little time.
     

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