Shogun mini series

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  1. Stephen B

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    my flatmate recently aquired the video box set off ebay, but ive never seen it on dvd, does anyone know if its available?
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  2. Martin G

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    Unfortunately they are not available on DVD. From what I have heard there are no plans in the future to release it on dvd either. Something about the cost of restoration being to prohibitive.
     
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    Correct. We are talking in the million+ range to restore it. They may just do a digital restoration, but that means the negative will continue to deteriorate. [​IMG]
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  4. Stephen B

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    but surly such a fantastic mini series is worth it, you see all this crap getting green lit ( dude wheres my car ) when they could pump a few million into saving a master piece.
    tell me I'm not alone in this thought
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    You're definitely not alone!!!
    This topic has come up before- does anyone know which studio has the video rights these days? I think this is definitely the sort of title which could put up some decent sales numbers. Perhaps we should start a thread in the Studio Feedback section?
    I remember it was my first Japanese lesson! (But not my last. [​IMG] )
     
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    lets all band together, and get this thing released, I want to see a man being pissed on in anamorphic glory.
    would a thread in the studio section help?
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    Paramount had it up till two years ago, so I assume they still have it.
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    How do you "look up" who owns the rights to a movie? Is it listed in the IMDB? If someone can confirm who has the rights, add my name to the list.
    Why have the major networks moved away from the miniseries? Is it strictly a cost issue?
     
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    I'm working my way through some greeeaaatt TV (Prisoner, Twin Peaks season 1 is on order) and would love to relive Shogun. The complete miniseries (12 hours) is still out there on VHS but has never dropped in price, it's like $250. A truncated 2 hour version was also released on VHS (From 12 to 2 hours [​IMG] ). One local rental house has it complete on VHS, but VHS is [​IMG].
    Where did Shogun show up on the Paramount poll that Martin Blythe initiated??
    Just curious, but how much did your flatmate shell out for it??
    I also have the uncut version of Masada (with Peter O'Toole) on VHS and would like to replace it with DVD. I'd also like to see an uncut version of Frankenstein : the true story.
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    The only good thing about the truncated 2 hours version is Yoko Shimada's naked body [​IMG] seen because of the R rating.
    I have the entire series on SVHS in 6 hour speed. I watch it once a year. The VHS collection, at $250, is overpriced by about $200. [​IMG]
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  11. Stephen B

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    my flat mate paid around 180 australian for it i think. nice box set, but as someone pointed out..... its on vhs
    steve
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    I disagree. It was shot in 35mm and should be preserved in that form. A DIGITAL restoration like the one mentioned would not be at HDTV resolution. It would be at NTSC resolution and that would be a terrible mistake.
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