SHOGUN - Anyone know if its coming to dvd anytime soon ?

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  1. Miles_S

    Miles_S Auditioning

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    One of my most favourite mini series along with The

    Forsyte Saga.Does anybody have any inkling over at

    Paramount if its even being considered for dvd release ?
     
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    From what I have heard the cost of a restoration makes it very unlikely that this will ever come to DVD.
     
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    Yes, I hate to verify the above post, but it's a fact.
    Martin Blythe, a Vice President at Paramount, has been until recently a very active poster here at HTF. Just 3 months ago (early January) the topic of Shogun came up, and he said "No plans on Shogun. Last I heard the original materials were in terrible shape."
    I replied: "That will make my wife so sad and upset. She's been quite looking forward to the day when we see this on DVD. Martin, do you think we should go dig up a VHS off of eBay or somewhere? Is it that hopeless?"
    His reply was, "Get the VHS". [​IMG]
     
  4. Norm Lalonde

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    I believe that eventually it'll be released on DVD, but it won't be for several years.

    Martin had pretty much said the same thing about ST:TNG and the original material and they've done a great job of restoring it. So there is hope.

    Norm
     
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    Garrett Lundy Producer

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    You can buy the "complete epic saga" on VHS[​IMG] from Amazon.com for "only" $224.95!
    I'll pay maybe half that for the three-disc DVD set. Why won't VHS just hurry-up and die.
     
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    Greg Krewet Stunt Coordinator

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    Miles

    You might be interested to know that the Forsyte Saga

    is being refilmed and should be the Fall season opener of

    Masterpiece theater. It is expected that both versions

    should be released around the end of the year on DVD.

    Best

    Greg
     
  7. Nathan_D_T

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    I would love to see this on DVD. I'm glad I have it recorded because $224.95 is CRAZY! [​IMG]
     
  8. Miles_S

    Miles_S Auditioning

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    Greg I saw your posting regarding The Forsyte Saga.

    I was aware of the new version but I'm led to believe

    its only half as long as the original.Now the original

    series is very long and drawn out but oh so British and

    not everyone is going to have the patience to sit through

    it.

    Now I was'nt aware of the original series coming out.

    Is it going to be coming from BFS or Acorn Media ?

    But that is definately excellent news for the US.
     
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    I love Shogun as well. I have an old dubbed VHS copy and the quality is terrible. I guess until we have it on DVD I'll just read the book again!
     
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    Isn't this out in R2 PAL somewhere? I thought I read that somewhere but the source escapes me at the moment.

    Jeff
     

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