LOLITA (1998) DVD region 1 question

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  1. Charlie O.

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    Is the region 1 Lolita (11998 version) uncut? And no, I am not a pedophile.
     
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    DO you mean 1997? There was no 1998 version, AFAIK.

    The cover makes no mention of it being uncut, so I doubt it.
     
  4. Charlie O.

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    1997, 1998, 11998, whichever.....i'm sure you all know which one i'm talking about.
     
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    I understand the question but I have to ask - uncut from what? It is 137 minutes. How long is the R2 version?

    Glenn
     
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    I remember hearing something about when i was 1st shown on American cable TV that it was cut. I don't know if this is true or not.
     
  7. Jesse Blacklow

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    From the IMDB:
     
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    The DVD has several deleted scenes. This version is closer to Nabokov's novel, so it's my favorite of the two films, although Kubrick is one of my all-time favorite directors nonetheless.
     
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  10. Charlie O.

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    So there's no way to find this film uncut?
     
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    Well I liked it. The Morricone score helps tremendously. [​IMG]
     
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    I love this film as well. Definitely one of Lyne's better pictures. It deserves a better transfer than the current DVD.
     
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    Rich,
    [​IMG] great post.

    yeah, Lynes is a far more literal translation than Kubricks which ironically makes it even farther removed from the source.

    isn't the screenwriter for this version a respected playwright or something?
    an amazing display of hack work.
     
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    Rich - Thanks for the interesting post. I've always meant to read the Nabokov, loved the Kubrick, thought the Lyne was okay but found the whole sex thing a bit creepy . Your points really helped me understand why - they shouldn't have been taken seriously.
     

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