The Criterion 'Prince of Tides' LD recall

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  1. Damin J Toell

    Damin J Toell Producer

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    I was wondering if anyone could provide specifics on the situation regarding the original release and recall of Criterion's LD of Streisand's Prince of Tides. Did the original discs ever officially make it to market (I know some copies still float around on the secondary market)? What was changed for the re-release and why was Streisand unhapy with the original version? I know at least one HTFer actually worked on the set for Criterion, so I was hoping someone here could fill me in.
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    Criterion charged $99.99, the other version was $40
    Same sound better picture according to the WSR back issues I have
     
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  4. Jon Robertson

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    From an interview with Criterion guru-president Peter Becker at TDB:
     
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    The Prince of Tides must have been a jinxed title, because there was also a recall of the initial Columbia LD. The scene where Nick Nolte goes into a bookshop and makes a surprising discovery about his sister was inadvertently omitted, and it confused a lot of people who didn't already know the film, because the next scene is Nolte yelling at Streisand's character about what he'd discovered. The omission occurred at a side break, IIRC.
    M.
     
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    When Morgan Holly -- who produced this disc for Criterion -- used to post here all the time, he had all sorts of good stories about Ms. Streisand. Morgan, where are you?
     
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    I bet Criterion regrets that laserdisc for a number of reasons, not least the film. [​IMG]
    Presumably they've never been so rash as to give out total creative control to a director since?
     
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    I think that was simply at his request as opposed to his right.

    There's an interview with him at DVD Talk where he complains that there's "too much stuff" on the exquisite Down by Law DVD!
     
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