Pacino Collection... Special Editions?

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  1. MarcoBiscotti

    MarcoBiscotti Producer

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    When will the Pacino films get proper Special Edition treatment??

    I've sold most of my current barebones, cheap snapper discs in hopes of soemthing better...


    'Serpico'

    'Dog Day Afternoon'

    'Scent Of A Woman'

    'Carlito's Way'

    'Heat'

    'The Devil's Advocate'


    Does anyone know if anything is being planned?
     
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    Carlito's Way is suppossed to be out, but I still can't find it in stores.

    Heat has been announced for R2 already this year - there's a thread somewhere. I think R1 is not far behind.

    I'm with you on wanting the rest of them though!
     
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    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

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    Seeing as how Carlito's Way got rereleased as a Collector's Edition, I wouldn't expect anything further to be done for that one anytime soon. I would love to see special editions for Scent Of A Woman and Heat though.
     
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    WillG,

    That rumor for Heat is listed for Region 2.
     
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    Since Paramount very rarely double dips, the chance of a new Serpico DVD is extremely unlikely.

    Besides, the current DVD is not barebones - there's three 5-10 minute docs that give some nice behind the scenes and retrospective insight from director Sidney Lumet and producer Martin Bregman.

    Sure, it isn't a loaded DVD, but the A/V transfer is pretty damn good for an early 70's film.
     
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    Well as long as Warner re-issues these titles I'll be happy. I just want to get rid of those horrible snappers!

    They'll probably do something with "Heat" and "Dog Day Afternoon" but I hope they re-issue "The Devil's Advocate" as well in a proper keep case.

    I wish they'd also do something better for "Interview With A Vampire", one of my favorite movies.

    I don't understand why they can't just use proper keepcases like every other studio...

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Tim_Prasuhn

    Tim_Prasuhn Stunt Coordinator

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    I wish The Devil's Advocate would be re-issued without the damned forced commentary over the deleted senes! Whats the point of putting dialogue heavy deleted scenes on the disc and then forcing us to listen to the director talk over them, which means not hearing said dialogue. While the commentary is interesting (though he does complain about having to make the cuts a lot), I'm more interested in the scenes themselves than what he has to say about them.

    Heck, they could put the scenes back in if they want, since the director seems to resent cutting them so much.

    Great Pacino performance, btw.
     
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