More Welles in the New Year?

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  1. seanOhara

    seanOhara Supporting Actor

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    This doesn't seem to have been mentioned yet, or if it was, it was lost in the server shuffle, but according to DVD Journal, Universal will be releasing editions of Orson Welles' The Stranger and The Trial on February 7th.

    I haven't seen this announcement anywhere else, and DVD Journal simply sources their upcoming release news as "courtesy of Amazon.com and additional staff reports". Anyone know more details on this?
     
  2. Brian PB

    Brian PB Supporting Actor

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    Don't get excited, Sean.

    In 2002, Focus Films (distributed through Universal) released this:

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    On February 7th, Focus Films will be releasing each disc separately.

    And don't be taken in by the wording "fully restored." DVD Beaver's comparisons have shown the Focus transfers to be little better than the myriad public domain issues:

    The Trial
    The Stranger
     
  3. CameronMcC

    CameronMcC Second Unit

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    I was hoping for some remasters. i have the above mentioned disc, and its redeeming quality is that the commentaries are pretty good.
     
  4. CameronMcC

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    are we certain these are the same disc? I can't find the original story.
     
  5. MichaelScott

    MichaelScott Stunt Coordinator

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    Well it is listed on Amazon for the 2/7 date..from Focus..and listed at $6.99..ditto on the don't get excited comment..bummer I would have liked a remastered The Stranger...looks like I'll stick with the Killer Classics version.
     

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