Once Upon a Time in America on DVD soon?

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  1. wally_gobetz

    wally_gobetz Auditioning

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    Anyone heard any rumors about a Region 1 release of "Once Upon a Time in America"? I'm weighing whether to purchase the Region 0 Brazilian import, but it's in fullscreen without many extras and I don't want to have to do a repurchase in a few months.

    Thanks!
     
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    should be after the UK r2 release which will be a 2 disc set on june 30, 2003 is what I am led to believe at the moment.
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    We can only hope....and wait......and wait.....and wait.

    This is definitely one of my most highly desired movies to be released on DVD.
     
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    new columbia house flier has this listed as available jan 7th. If this is true man this was way off the radar.
     
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    It's not out Region 1 on January 7th. Most reports suggest that a good, remastered 2-disc set of the film will be arriving in most territories around mid-2003. This topic has come up a number of times and earlier threads have more specific info, but basically you'll be best advised to wait for Warner's proper Region 1 release.
     
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    that is what i thaught. but does Columbia house only carried region 1 in the U.S.
     
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    My guess would be a deluxe 20th Anniversary Edition.
     
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    It seems likely that a superb 2-disc version will arrive in 2003. Will it be the restored 250-minute version though?

    Amazing film. Can't wait to acquire the DVD edition.


    Gordy
     
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    some time ago, www.r2-dvd.org reported that a commentary with James Woods, Robert DeNiro and others was being considered for r2, let's hope that this will be ported over to r1
    Oscar
     
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    Anyone heard any rumors about a Region 1 release of "Once Upon a Time in America"? I'm weighing whether to purchase the Region 0 Brazilian import, but it's in fullscreen without many extras and I don't want to have to do a repurchase in a few months.


    Hello,
    Do you have a source for the Brazilian DVD? If so, Can you please post it! Thanks.
     
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    I would not buy the Brazilian release as R1is coming out next year, when that is the question.
    if you do want that dvd, www.cd-wow.net has it in stock
     
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    Merry Christmas,
    Has anyone ordered from CD-Wow here in the U.S.? I was wondering if they ship free to the U.S. also?
    Thanks.
     
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    Hey Y'all! I have actually seen in a store in NYC, a FULLSCREEN version on DVD. Didn't seem to be the director's cut. Odd, yes....?
    Entertainment outlet on west 40th st.
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    according to various usenet posts, the Brazilian release is of poor quality, sourced from Laserdisc? owners of the DVD also mentioned the Korean release offers much better picture quality (subtitles available in Korean and English)
     
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    If sourced from LD why is it FULL FRAME? I heard it was a decent transfer. Has anyone delt with CD-WoW.net?
     
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    Chas, not every LD release was in widescreen. There were lots of fullscreen discs released during the format. If the DVD discussed here was ported over from a fullscreen LD it would indicate that the LD was released earlier in the time of that format, rather than later, and would therefore probably be an even crappier transfer. If anyone has to see the film right this minute on DVD, then I can understand why they may pick up the disc mentioned above, but they only have themselves to blame if they feel burned after the purchase when the remastered Warner edition streets in 6 months or so.
     
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