Once Upon A Time In The West - R2

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  1. Werner_R

    Werner_R Stunt Coordinator

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    It looks like it's coming sooner then expected, a Belgian dvd site got the Paramount shedule for this year in the Benelux. OUATITW is sheduled for the 18th september and the Indiana Jones movies for november.


    http://www.dvdinfo.be/nieuws.cfm?persnr=908

    URL is in Dutch only though [​IMG]
     
  2. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    Hoi Werner

    Eigen website aan het promoten

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  3. Werner_R

    Werner_R Stunt Coordinator

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    nee hoor, het is de mijne niet , het is de site van iemand zijn online dvd shop. Een echte tie-in [​IMG]

    Toch raar dat er zo weinig reactie op is, zijn er dan niet zoveel fans meer van OUATITW die staan te springen voor de dvd ?
     
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    De amerikanen kopen toch voornamelijk R1.

    If a R1 release is to be expected, it's generally preferred in the US, because of (1) less problems with non-region-free players, (2) less PAL -> NTSC conversion problems, and (3) proper audio speed.

    Also, a OUATITW DVD, would probably get a better treatment in the US (extras, interviews). Of course, if we don't hear soon that it will be released....

    Cees
     
  5. John Hodson

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    Forgive me if you guys have already seen this from thedigitalbits.com:

    Director Alex Cox confirms that he has contributed to an audio commentary for a Region 1 release of Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). Other commentary participants are reportedly Christopher Frayling, Claudia Cardinale, Gabriele Ferzetti, Bernardo Bertolucci and Dario Argento. The forthcoming DVD release (from Paramount) will include an almost three-hour cut of the film, but no release date has yet been announced.

    And a link to original Alex Cox article
    here.

    There's no reason to suspect that this will be solely for the R1 and I hope that both R1 & R2 editions will be the same.

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    So many films, so little time...
     
  6. oscar_merkx

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  7. oscar_merkx

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    Werner

    In response to your query about Once Upon a Time in the West, there are so many dvds coming out at the moment, with each having their own favorite.

    I am really excited about this one as well, and I prefer to buy r1 as they come earlier and have usually far more extras or better prices

    Cheers

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  8. Gordon McMurphy

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    http://www.playserver5.com/play247.a...2&title=123704

    Not bad: £14.99 [​IMG]

    159 minutes with 4% PAL speed-up is 165 minutes, so this might not be the uncut director's cut. But Play might just have used standard info on the film - PAL VHS running times, etc.

    The uncut Leone version is 185 minutes.

    A must-buy, for me - great Western. It has the potential for being one of the best DVDs of the year.


    Gordy
     
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  10. Gordon McMurphy

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    Aye, cheers, John! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Play have changed their site a bit recently, as you probably know, and the product ID doesn't apppear on the region 2 titles now, but I got it by right-clicking and getting the properties. Am a whiz-kid or what?! [​IMG]

    I actually spotted this one searching in www.dvdpricecheck.co.uk - there it was. Damn good search site.

    Can't wait for thus one! [​IMG]


    Gordy
     
  11. oscar_merkx

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    great news indeed about r2 availability.

    any news about special features as r1 is supposed to have a commentary ?

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  13. Gordon McMurphy

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    Beautiful.

    Thanks, Mark! [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Gordy
     
  14. oscar_merkx

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    wow that is gorgeous indeed

    bedankt Mark

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  15. oscar_merkx

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    here is the official announcement

    http://www.r2-dvd.org/article.jsp?se...articleId=5824

    This two disk set is due October 6th priced at £19.99. Here's what the guys say about it :

    The release features a stunningly restored anamorphic 2.35:1 transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, a commentary with contributions from directors John Carpenter, John Millius and Alex Cox, film historians Sir Christopher Frayling and Dr. Sheldon Hall and various surviving members of the cast and crew. These same people also turn up in the three documentaries featured on disc two, where you'll also find two photo galleries (one a 'now and then' location gallery, the other containing production and behind-the-scenes stills plus imagery from a deleted scene), cast profiles and the original trailer.

    there are also some gorgeous menushots

    good candidate for dvd of the year
     

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