"The Complete Mr. Arkadian" - (Criterion) Any HTF Reviews?

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  1. howardWB

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    Couldn't find a thread about this new Criterion release here. Read some reviews on Amazon and DVD Beaver. Wondering though, if someone could post a full HTF review, as I appreciate the details on the reviews here most.
    If I missed a thread on this, please post the link.

    Thanking in advance!

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  2. Brian PB

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    I believe you didn't find the thread because you misspelled "Arkadin" (happens to the best of us). Robert Harris has weighed in here: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/...d.php?t=232139
    though there's been no official HTF review so far (is an HTF reviewer assigned to Criterion? I can't recall).
     
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    If you are a fan of the film or of Welles then order it right now; it's awesome.
     
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    Just picked this set up for a very good price as a blind bye. What order do you all recommend that I should view the three versions of the film?

    Thanking in advance!

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  6. BarryM

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    Heck...it's just one of my favorite obscure movies.....

    You get all known English speaking versions and the paperback novel, plus as many extras as Criterion has ever done to a single project.

    Absolutely worth your dollars.....
     
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    Personally I'd go for the new "comprehensive" version first, if you haven't seen the film before.
     
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    I second that...you can't go wrong with the comprehensive version. After that, the others are good for educational purposes.

    Excellent film, warts and all. One of Welles' best that I've seen.
     

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