The Dirty Dozen Special Edition in May

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  1. Robert Crawford

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    This is great news, I'm glad I didn't get the World War II Collection - Battlefront Europe from Warner last year that included the Dirty Dozen. Cant wait to pick this one up.
     
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    Great news. I'll buy the HD version since they are same day releases.
     
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    Luverly news Robert, one of my favorites, paid £30 for an 18min super 8 digest of The Dirty Dozen 25 years ago! Bought the video and this will be my 2nd dvd. Can't wait. [​IMG]

    Bonus movie eh? Hmmm I wonder if this is the next big thing to entice people to double and triple dip. We had Ben-Hur with 'bonus' movie, soon The Ten Commandments, now Dirty Dozen. Next? The Bridge on the River Kwai bundled with Return from the River Kwai? I'm not complaining, if it's a film I really like... [​IMG]
     
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    Excellent news. I'm glad they're including the sequel as an extra since I'd like to see it but have no desire to pay for it. [​IMG]
     
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    My main concern is that Warner's don't use the 2:1 transfer represented on the PAL Region 2 disc.
     
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    Great. [​IMG]
     
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    The Dirty Dozen is great. I've been waiting for a long time for this. The Next Mission is ok as well. I saw it on tv. I'm glad its being released. Lee Marvin told Roger Ebert something to the effect that the Dirty Dozen was just a comercal film and really did not mean very much. I believe Mr. Marvin underestemated the passage of time when it comes to this movie. It holds up really really well. Fast paced and funny. Not a serious picture like the Lngest Day or anything but it is a great popcorn picture thats bring a smile to the faces of audiences still today. John Cassaveties steals the picture almost with his funny performance. Telly Savalis is not bad either. "Right sir"!!! [​IMG]
     
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    awesome news
     
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    I second that !
    Framing on R2 disc is totally messed up.


    R1 disc (WB)
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    R2 disc (WB)
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    [​IMG] Sold.
     
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    I'll second that
     
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    Why the hell did they transfer The Dirty Dozen at 2.20:1 in R2? It's a 1.85:1 film.

    That has to be the biggest goof-up.
     
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    Wasn't it a 35mm "MetroScope" release at 1.85:1 with some 70mm blow up prints?
     
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    MetroScope is definitenly not 2.35:1. It was a spherical process, intended for projection between 1.66:1 and 2.0:1, but, as I recall, the 35mm prints of "Dirty Dozen" were hard matted at 1.85:1.

    Ted
     
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    The 70mm prints were 2 to 1 ratio, I believe (didn't fully fill the 2.21 image).
     
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    According to the filmscoremonthly review, the transfer is Amamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1. If this is true, I and a few others can breathe a sigh of relief. Thankyou, Warner Bros.
     
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    Is this intro by Borgnine new? I recall the specs for the first release (in the snapper) and it was supposed to have an intro by Borgnine but it wasnt on the disc. Did it appear on the expensive set that came with the lithograph, etc.? Sounds like the other stuff on the new disc make it worth getting. Cheers.

    My review of the other two TV sequels:
    http://dvd.monstersandcritics.com/re...le_1165128.php
     
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    wonderful
     
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    Just got this earlier today.

    It is SENSATIONAL.

    If you love this film, this disc is a must.
     

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