Richard III Laurence Olivier

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  1. Rain

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    There is no R1 DVD of this film.

    I've never heard anything about plans to release it in R1.

    If someone did, I'd buy it.

    Criterion treatment would be nice.

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  2. Douglas Bailey

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    I do hope Criterion can release this (excellent) film to DVD someday... it'd go along nicely with Henry V and Hamlet. (They released all three on laserdisc.)

    Richard III is easily my favourite of the three Olivier Shakespeare films. I've been watching it on a regular basis since 1982 and my love for it hasn't lessened a bit. It's really wonderful to watch Olivier, Gielgud and Richardson playing off one another, and William Walton's excellent faux-mediaeval score is permanently burned into my brain.

    Criterion's laserdisc had a dry-but-informative commentary track that illuminated some aspects of the film for even such a long-time viewer as me. But I could definitely stand to have a DVD edition without side-breaks. [​IMG]
     
  3. TimJS

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    Count me in.

    I request Richard III (& Brighton Rock ) every year. Have no idea what the rights situations with US might be. If not Criterion, who? New Yorker?

    Incidentally, little bits of Richard turn up in the DVD of The Filth & The Fury...

    Tim
     
  4. Gordon McMurphy

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    Shot in VistaVision... hope the neg is in good condition.

    The region 2 edition is 1.33:1 pan and scan. Oh goody! [​IMG]


    Gordy
     
  5. Gordon McMurphy

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    Accidental double post.

    Please delete.
     

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