Michael Cimino's YEAR OF THE DRAGON -- Who owns this one?

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  1. Kenneth English

    Kenneth English Second Unit

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    I remember seeing this on cable way back in the late 80s. My memory of it is kind of hazy now but I recall that Mickey Rourke's gray hair looked pretty fake and the Oriental chick he gets busy with was a horrible actress. Other than that I liked it.
    Anyway -- who has the rights to this one (i.e. who do we pester about getting a DVD at their next HTF chat? [​IMG] )?
    Also, who owns Cimino's THE SICILIAN (another good one)?
    [Edited last by Kenneth English on September 06, 2001 at 01:27 PM]
     
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    Is Cimino still alive?
    I love Thunderbolt & Lightfoot and wish he would have done a commentary on that DVD. Ditto for Deer Hunter and... Heaven's Gate! Wouldn't it be amazing to hear what he has to say about that! LOL!
     
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    What I remember most about YOTD was the excellent recreation of NYC's Chinatown and Little Italy in its North Carolina location set. As for the movie, I didn't much care for it. Typical Cimino over-indulgence and loaded with unpleasant characters. And you are correct on Rourke's hair coloring. It changed from scene to scene often looking like he stuck it in a bag of flour.
     
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    Last I heard, Cimino was working on some huge epic about the history of Brazil (to be titled Brazil, and won't that be a source of confusion down the road!), produced by a Brazilian studio and filmed in Portugese. Like many "arty" directors, Cimino is more highly-regarded outside the U.S. than he is here.
     

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