SPHE Press Release: Four Weddings And A Funeral Deluxe Edition

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    HUGH GRANT AND ANDIE MACDOWELL STAR IN THE ROMANTIC COMEDY FROM SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND MGM

    FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL
    DELUXE EDITION

    - He’s Quite Engaging. She’s Otherwise Engaged -


    CULVER CITY, CALIF. (November 28, 2005) – Save the date! Fall in love all over again when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and MGM release Four Weddings and a Funeral Deluxe Edition on DVD January 31. Hugh Grant (Love Actually, Bridget Jones’ Diary) and Andie MacDowell (Michael, Beauty Shop) star in this Academy Award®-nominated film of one man’s comical quest for true love. Directed by Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), the Four Weddings and a Funeral Deluxe Edition includes hours of special features, limited-edition collectible packaging, a 4-page booklet and has an SLP of $19.94.

    Synopsis:

    English charm and American beauty collide in this comical tale of romance gone array. When Charles (Grant) meets Carrie (MacDowell) – the American girl of his dreams – at a mutual friend’s wedding, he is convinced he has found his “Miss Right.” Always the groomsman and never the groom, Charles awkwardly tries to woo Carrie as they ride the same wedding circuit . . . with hilarious results. Bad timing foils the couple’s attempts to tie the knot, tangling them in a web of humorous mishaps with an unforgettable conclusion.

    DVD BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE

    Audio Commentary by director Mike Newell and the Filmmakers
    Deleted Scenes
    ”The Wedding Planners” Documentary
    “Four Weddings And A Funeral: In the Making” Featurette
    “Two Actors and a Director” Featurette
    Original Theatrical Promotional Spots

    Four Weddings and a Funeral Deluxe Edition has a run time of 117 minutes and is rated R for language and some sexuality. Artwork is available at www.SPHEPublicity.com. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.


    DVD Catalog #: 13367
    DVD UPC Code: 0-27616-13367-0
    DVD Order Date: 12/29/05
    DVD SLP: $19.94
     
  2. James Luckard

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    Sounds identical to the British SE released just over a year ago, but I'll be picking it up to replace that, as I can't stand PAL speedup.
     
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    If it's a British SE, and an original British film, wouldn't PAL speed be the most accurate? Wouldn't an uncorrected NTSC version be a tad slow?
     
  4. Brendon

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    No, British films still run at 24fps, same as US films.

    Transfering 24fps films to PAL video standards (25fps) results in PAL speed up. Transfering 24fps to NTSC video standards, with a bit of jiggery pokery, has the video running at the same speed as the original film.

    The matter would be different if the film had been shot for PAL TV - ie voices on British TV programmes sound fine to us, whilst US TV programs and films sound as though everyone has taken a small hit of helium before coming onscreen. [​IMG]

    Brendon
     
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    It's anamorphic & 5.1 so I'll be grabbing it.
     
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    Yawn ...

    Brendon, as has been pointed out countless times, PAL speedup only affects a tiny minority of people (and most of those only noticed it after some 'expert' told them about it) - most people don't bother about it. If it was really as obvious as you think, then Brits would be complaining all the time about NTSC slowdown when we play R1 discs, and saying that it sounds like everyone was on tranquillizers.
     
  7. Rob Gillespie

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    Yawn... [​IMG]

    Listen to the soundtrack CD for a movie, then watch the PAL version of the same film. Unless there's been some pitch correction, you'll notice the difference.

    Of course, some people don't care [​IMG]
     
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    EDIT On second thoughts, forget it.
     
  9. Rob Gillespie

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    >> "then I'll believe it's a real phenomenon"

    There's nothing 'real' to prove, it's just people's perceptions that differ.
     
  10. Ronald Epstein

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    Alright guys - you made your point.

    Move on please.
     
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    Have been really looking forward to this edition being released here for years!

    I REALLY hope that A Fish Called Wanda's Special/Deluxe Edition will be coming soon.
     

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