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Overtures, intermission, entr'acte, exit music on Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Thomas T, Jun 16, 2018.

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  1. GlennF

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    That's Entertainment I and II have overtures and exit music on the blu-rays. That's Entertainment III only has an overture.
     
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    And, for what it is worth, Fiddler on the Roof has an entr'acte and Scrooge only has the exit music left. The overture never made it from the DVD to the Blu-ray. Too bad.
     
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    Exit music is legit. The film famously ends abruptly and the same Fats Waller organ tune from the intermission gag just plays over a black screen for 2 minutes.

    Don't have the blu-ray but the 25th anniversary dvd which I believe is the same transfer does have the intermission and entr'acte music intact.

    Also Apocalypse Now has an intermission break and brief entr'acte. No card donating it as such though.
     
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    Yes, I have the DVD of Gandhi too and I assume the intermission and entr'acte have been ported but as others have noted that's not always the case so I'm waiting for "official" confirmation from someone who actually has the blu :) I like Gandhi well enough but not enough to upgrade to blu.
     
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    THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD never had an Overture, although the Main Title music begins with a blank screen for about 30 seconds. It does have Intermission, Entr'Acte and Exit Music.
     
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    Yes I have it and they are included.
     
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    Addition. CEASE FIRE; Intermission.
     
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    All disc versions of “2001” also include the exit music.
     
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    And FWIW I do remember the Gandhi intermission at Century City.
     
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    The Spartacus intermission was teased in multiples scenes. I placed it where Mr. Kubrick requested that I do so.
     
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    Curious. I distinctly recall being surprised when the intermission came at the Hollywood theater since I had seen it 5 days earlier at the Century City location without the intermission. I'm not implying you're wrong but that we're both correct as to our experience.
     
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    It's been some years (I think I was 11 possibly 12 :eek:) since I first Spartacus and if my memory serves me correctly, the intermission occurred right after a shot of Kirk Douglas and Jean Simmons leaving camp and walking off into the forest together. This was a bit before the approved intermission. I guess the theater management was too eager to sell more popcorn.

    Although I listed the overture and intermission replicated in the R2 French release of Sweet Charity (no domestic release) on blu ray, they've eliminated the original roadshow entr'acte.
     
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    Reds (1981), Fanny and Alexander (1983), and A Star is Born (1954) all have intermission cards.
    I believe the roadshow of Kingdom of Heaven was also released on Blu-ray.
    Becket (1964) is interesting in that there is no overture or intermission. It's actually discussed on the commentary that the producer resisted an intermission. There are however several fade-to-blacks during the film - at key moments - where an intermission could have easily been included. Lost Horizon (1973) and 1776 (1972) also have blackouts at crucial intervals which make me think both films were originally envisioned as roadshow presentations. Of course that was mostly going away in the early seventies.
     
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    I watched the 1973 Lost Horizon again last week and yes, I did notice an obvious spot for an intermission. As to Kingdom Of Heaven, I do have the longer "roadshow" director's cut on blu ray but they have eliminated the overture, intermission, entr'acte that was present on the DVD version. Go figure!
     
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    The Blu-ray of Rent Filmed Live On Broadway includes the 15-minute intermission, which doesn't have music and is an oscreen countdown until the show starts again. I get that it was filmed live, but it seems weird and extraneous on Blu-ray, so I almost always chapter skip past it. All of the other live stage productions I have on Blu-ray usually just include a brief title card where the intermission is but don't actually give you 15 minutes.
     
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    Or 25 minutes if it’s the Metropolitan Opera.
     
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    Or it might have gotten changed at some point.
     
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    Jake's observation of the intermission on the filmed Rent Live on blu ray brings up a question. Should I include filmed theatrical productions (as opposed to film versions of plays and musicals) on blu ray for completion's sake or restrict it to theatrical films? Any opinions?
     
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    The alternate was “camp tonight by the sea!”
     
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    Which is absolutely the best place it could be. Same with 2001.
     

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