Red, Blue and White (French) films on DVD?

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  1. Yoshi Sugawara

    Yoshi Sugawara Stunt Coordinator

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    My g/f and I were wondering if the Red, White and Blue series of films are already available on DVD. I remember seeing something about them on The Digital Bits a while ago, but haven't heard since.

    Does anyone know?
     
  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    They are not yet available on R1 DVD. [​IMG]
     
  3. Eujin

    Eujin Supporting Actor

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    Miramax owns the rights and is supposedly working on releasing them. Translation: your guess is as good as anyone's as to when they'll actually come out.

    I love these films too and I think I'm just going to go for the R2 versions.
     
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    My advice, keep well away from the R4 versions of these movies - the transfers as so bad they are almost unwatchable! A travesty for such wonderful movies [​IMG] In fact, all 3 movies have been inducted into the Hall of Shame by one of the major R4 review sites.
    Caveat Emptor! (R4)
    Angela
     
  5. Sebastian_A

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    My 2 cents:

    Get the R2 Editions from the UK - they are more than fantastic, they're AWESOME!

    Tons of special features, as well as a great anamorphic transfer and great sound!

    Only the UK edition has English subs, the French edition, which is pretty much identical, doesn't have the English subs.

    Seb
     
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  7. Hakan Powers

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    IIRC there is a SE box-set of these coming from Buena Vista. Can't remember anything about any rumoured date though..
     
  8. Yoshi Sugawara

    Yoshi Sugawara Stunt Coordinator

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    Oh, I didn't know there was an R2 version.
    Is it PAL or NTSC? I have a Japanese PS2 that is region 2 NTSC - I wonder if it will play...
     
  9. Hakan Powers

    Hakan Powers Stunt Coordinator

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    Yoshi,
    I just checked the rumour mill over at digitalbits.com, Bill Hunt posted on May 1st:
     
  10. Jay Blair

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    Sorry, the UK discs are PAL.

    As far as the quality of the UK releases, I'd say that Blue and White are close to "awesome", Red is very good but falls a bit shy of the quality of the other two. Red only looks a little better in fact than my Red laserdisc (which is admittedly one of the better laserdiscs in my collection). Considering that Red is anamorphic, I was expecting more. The soundtrack for Red also isn't as dynamic as the other two discs.

    And yes, I was curious enough to get the Australian DVD of Red and it is total sh#@ (it was also thankfully very cheap).

    The good news is that the US releases should be out by the end of the year and last I heard will have some special edition content (as do the UK releases).
     
  11. Jeff Ulmer

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    Let's just hope Miramax doesn't do what it has to other "foreign" titles like Belle de Jour or Purple Noon, and announce anamorphic transfers but deliver LD rehashes.
     
  12. Paul-Gunther

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    This trilogy is my Holy Grail. I hope they come out soon.
     
  13. Philip Hamm

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    I have all three US NTSC LaserDiscs and they are very good.
     

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