Orson Welles' Chimes At Midnight - any news?

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  1. Greg O' Connel

    Greg O' Connel Stunt Coordinator

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    There was talk earlier this year that Miramax was restoring Orson Welles last great film Chimes At Midnight for a DVD release. I'm dying to see this film, and the only release available (DVD or otherwise) is a PAL disc from Spain. I can just see myself getting my DVD player modded to play imports, spending $50+ on the Spanish PAL version, then hearing Miramax announce the release of the newly restored NTSC version.
     
  2. Jon Robertson

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    Criterion are working on a Welles title (finally!) for 2003, but that's all I know. Given that they just licensed Notorious, Rebecca and Spellbound from ABC/Disney (even using the Disney-funded restorations by Scott MacQueen), it's entirely possible that they might have a go at this one too.

    I think Miramax/Disney got burned the last time they tried to release a classic art movie (Belle de Jour) and so are handing over the reigns to someone who knows how to do them properly.
     
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