Once Upon A Time In America DVD

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  1. RyanWard

    RyanWard Auditioning

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    This DVD is coming out in eight days...I was hoping that someone on this forum has gotten ahold of a copy in advance. I'd love to see some screenshots, if possible. So, anyone have it?
     
  2. Jeff Reis

    Jeff Reis Stunt Coordinator

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    There's a good review of this disc up at www.chud.com. Look on the right side of the page.
     
  3. JonZ

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    I F*CKING LOVE this movie and cant wait until next week.
     
  4. Dave H

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    I still can't believe there aren't more reviews on some of the bigger DVD sites (DVD File, DVDMG, etc.) of this title (I've been saying this a lot lately).
     
  5. Randy A Salas

    Randy A Salas Screenwriter

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    There are so many big titles coming out, Dave, that it's hard for any reviewer/site to keep up. Once Upon a Time in America also was the last of Warner's major June 10 releases (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Right Stuff, Giant) to go out to reviewers. Both factors are surely affecting the quickness with which a review can be turned around for this title, which is still more than a week away from release.
     
  6. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    well I am eagerly awaiting my copy to arrive before next tuesday

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Producer

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    I'm expecting my copy tomorrow - wednesday at the latest! [​IMG]

    Yes, I am a 'jammy bastard', Oscar! [​IMG]


    Gordy
     
  8. David Allum

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    Not a full review but Robert Harris has some interesting comments in his column at The Digital Bits.
     
  9. Gordon McMurphy

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    I'm expecting my copy tomorrow - wednesday at the latest! Ooh! [​IMG]

    The Chud.com review is very positive (and amusing [​IMG] / never visited that site before, cheers, Jeff! [​IMG]) and I really can't wait to absorb the beautful grandeur of this film ahain.


    Gordy
     
  10. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Producer

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    Thanks, David Allum. [​IMG]

    Superb article once again, by RAH. [​IMG]

    Man, I can't wait to watch this again...


    Gordy
     
  11. Mark_vdH

    Mark_vdH Screenwriter

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    Nice that Mr Harris addresses the "break point" on the dvd.

    IIRC, the PAL VHS video versions of the unrated cut had the break point just after the car splashing into the water
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    Although this has nothing to do with "original intent" or things like that, I hope the disc change is still at the same point. [​IMG]
     
  12. David Wilkins

    David Wilkins Supporting Actor

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    True, but there should be priorities when titles of such stature are released. There's a lot of cheese getting reviewed, dutifully, ontime. You'd think that reviewers would be scrapping over who will be first.
     
  13. Colin Jacobson

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  14. David Wilkins

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    Colin,

    You offer many fine points. I speak, principally, as an uninformed person, and on an emotional basis. It's easy to lose perspective with passage of time. There must be zillions of people out there who care not one wit about the film.

    Still, it's unsettling at times, when a rather hollow (read cheese) film that does big box office, gets a grand DVD send-off, and fine, even classic works don't get the attention (or, perhaps re-attention *new word*) that they deserve. Perhaps the unknowing public should become educated about the existence of such works. Isn't that part of what critics and reviewers do?

    Thanks for your response to my statement.
     
  15. Colin Jacobson

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  16. David Wilkins

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    Colin,

    Once again, your point is well stated. I'm certainly not arguing with you, simply stating a counterpoint.

    By the way, have you read Robert Harris' words concerning the film and the DVD? There's a worthwhile link in an above post if you haven't done so. As a well stated case in point, the article informs from another, more learned source, the true scope and worth of the film with regards to its place in the history of cinema. The film (DVD) certainly deserves plenty of attention and focus. Surely that will come. Pleasure exchanging thoughts on the subject with you.
     
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  18. oscar_merkx

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    out of the 4 wb dvds that came out, Once Upon A Time in America is the most important for me.

    Gordy, have you received yours ? mine has not arrived yet

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  19. Gordon McMurphy

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    Mine arrived this morning! [​IMG]

    I haven't spun the discs yet, though. I'll probably watch the film tonight.

    I love this film.


    Gordy
     
  20. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    I am envious Gordy but soon it will be my turn indeed

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