Le Mans

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Bob Spears, Apr 26, 2003.

  1. Bob Spears

    Bob Spears Stunt Coordinator

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    I have had this DVD on preorder forever and I finally picked it up yesterday. It completely blew me away. Widescreen and DD 5.1 soundtrack. The picture is great and the mix is wonderful. I would recommend it to any real race fan or Steve McQueen fan. This movie is about the RACE. I am currently waiting on Grand Prix. I own and have watched Winning with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward and would not recommend it.

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  2. Steve_Ch

    Steve_Ch Supporting Actor

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    Bob, I see that you are in Saratoga, Ca. I saw la Mans at the New Varsity in Palo Alto (on University before it was converted to a Borders) when it was first released in the US. I have no idea it's on DVD now, definitely worth a go, thanks.

    Another even older "race" movie, Grand Prix (with Yves Montand, Eva Marie Saint, Toshiro Mifune...), do you happen to know if it's on DVD??
     
  3. Bob Spears

    Bob Spears Stunt Coordinator

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    I do not think it is on DVD yet but as soon as it becomes available I am going to get it. If you enjoy racing films i urge you to pick up Le Mans.

    I never had a chance to see a movie at that theater but I bet it was nice.
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  4. John Hodson

    John Hodson Producer

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    I did; there's little narrative, but who cares? What a ride...

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    So many films, so little time...
     
  5. James Reader

    James Reader Screenwriter

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    And of course, if you get a Bi-lingual cover for LE MANS from Canada - it won't matter [​IMG]
     
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    Gordon McMurphy Producer

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    Ah, GRAND PRIX - exploding tea-trolleys, anyone?! [​IMG]

    I only wish that Frankenheimer was still alive to recount the incident in an audio commentary!


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  8. TedD

    TedD Supporting Actor

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    Just a warning:

    The first 11 minutes of the film are SEVERELY window boxed. It turned me off completely before I could get into the film.

    BIG UGLY black borders around the entire picture. Why can't the telecine techs learn to transfer what is on the source without screwing with composition? [​IMG]

    Ted
     

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