Looking for widescreen laserdisc of The Keep (1983)

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  1. Eric_R_C

    Eric_R_C Second Unit

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    Since I'm getting my new (to me) laserdisc player, I might as well buy some movies that might never see the light of day on DVD. If anyone has The Keep on widecrseen LD, please let me know.

    One of many great Michael Mann films
     
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    Just to let you know, this is a difficult-to-find title even on Ebay and gets a pretty good price (maybe $60-$80) when it does appear. Good luck, though.
     
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    Now that Legend has finally been released as a Director's Cut, IMHO there is no film more in need of a Director's Cut release than The Keep .
     
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    What was the original end sequence? How was it different?
     
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    Back in 83 I read the book and was dying to see the movie.
    I havent seen this film since around 87 probally.
    It was directed by Michael Mann too [​IMG]
     
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    The Theatrical version freezes on her looking at the opening to the Keep, the original version (if I remember correctly, realize that I only saw this once back in 1989 or 90) has her going back into the keep and down into the "tomb" where Glaeken has fought with Molasar and imprisoned him, she walks up to an apparently dead Glaeken who wakes up and kisses her as she takes him out of the Keep.

    I might be wrong on a few of these points but that is what I remember from the one time I saw the Network version at a party (so I wasn't able to give it my full attention[​IMG] ). I know about the Wally Veevers story from an interview with Scott Glenn in Starlog from 1983.
     
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    I just read about some of the alternate versions on imdb. Very interesting. The only ending I remember was the Glaeken and Molasar get sucked back into the tomb, never to be seen again.
    Jonz, I read the book about a year ago. The movie is overall much better in terms of mood and characterization. I had been looking all over for the book, and was actually dissapointed when I read it.
    Which ending is on the laserdisc?
     
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    That's fantastic news. Have you heard anything recently about it? Any specs? Early/late 2003?
     
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    I already read the link, but that was almost a year ago.
    I've been considering buying the LD, but would certainly hold off IF the DVD were worth it (original ending, or at least alternative endings.)
    I'm interested in seeing the unfinished effects that were left out at the end of the film, also.
     
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    I might be dreaming, but then again, how do you explain the great treatments that Near Dark and Buckaroo Bonzai got? Hell, even Big Trouble in Little China was a 2-disc set! BONUS!!! [​IMG]
     
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    If you can be patient, wait for the DVD in 2003, probably worth it, and it will look great.
     
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    Probably...unfortunately there's an equal chance that it'll look like crap, or have one fo the crappy endings.

    BTW, I've been taking this for granted, but which ending is on the LD?
     
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    Actually, I wanted to know if Molasar and Glaeken disappear together into the tomb (sad ending), or does Glaeken come back to life (happy ending)
     
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    Eric -
    If you want to know exactly what happens, you can buy the 5 book set (pentology?) by F. Paul Wilson that begins with "The Keep", although he states:
     

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