MGM: Restored Night of the Hunter

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  1. Art_AD

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    The New York Film Festival will be screening (Oct3) a restored print (no added scenes) of this film. Also included in the screening will be rare outakes from the film (a rarity for a United Artists film as there was no room for storage of the trims and outtakes for most of their films)Is there a chance we will see this in 2002?
     
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    A great request. I've avoided buying the existing version as I've heard it looks like crap, but I really do want this movie. Make it nice and I shall buy.
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    Charles Laughton's only film as director, and has a stunning, creepy and surreal atmosphere practically done in by a mediocre DVD trasnfer by MGM.
     
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    I love this movie along with the other Robert Mitchum classics Cape Fear (1962) and Out of the Past. But I thought the transfer on the MGM DVD was pretty decent. Maybe that was because I was watching it on a 32" TV. In any case, a new release with the restored print and the outtakes would always be welcome !
    [Edited last by Deepak Shenoy on September 14, 2001 at 08:35 PM]
     
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    Boy, I sure didn't see anything wrong with the video on the current release....
     
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    I thought it looked pretty good, too. Some extras would have been nice, though...
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    I think that there has been some knee-jerk MGM bashing going on. I own this disc as well and cannot fault it.
     

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