The King of Comedy with Scorsese commentary on May 14th!

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  1. Jon Robertson

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    http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/index.cgi?page=News&id=2797
    It seems DVDenfrancais.com has obtained the spring R1 slate from Fox! Click above for more info.
    All I can say is...at last!
    It does seem entirely legit, although I'm confused about the listing of From Hell having an audio commentary. From what I heard, the Hughes Brothers declined (wasn't there an interview about this?)
     
  2. Mark Bendiksen

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    Please let it be true.
    Please let it be true.
    Please...PRETTY PLEASE!!

    Rupert Pupkin RULES!
    [​IMG]
     
  3. PatrickL

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    Oh yeah, I want this one. But I'm so confused - this is a Fox title?

    I noticed that MGM is releasing Scorcese's "New York New York" in at least one region in May. Who controls "After Hours" I wonder?
     
  4. Dharmesh C

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    Fingers crossed!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    All I can say is that it's about time.
     
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    After Hours & Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore are Warner titles.
    As for the King of Comedy, my fingers are crossed and I'm waiting with bated breath (I shouldn't have eaten all those bates[​IMG])
     
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    Yup, this is definitely good news if it pans out. Between this, The Last Waltz Special Edition and a possible Raging Bull SE, looks like a great year for Scorsese fans!
     
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    When is Raging Bull: SE due out?
     
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    I' go nuts if this is true along with that release date (my birthday!) DVDenfrancais.com is pretty clued in when it comes to announcements.

     
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    Yeah! This will be, if I'm not mistaken, the first widescreen edition on a home format!
     
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    Great news! The King of Comedy is one of my favorite Scorsese films. [​IMG]
     
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    Mine!
     
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    If they're R1 and anamorphic,

    Raging Bull: SE = Instant Purchase

    Goodfellas re-issue = Instant Purchase

    Mean Streets re-issue = Instant Purchase

    If the King of Comedy and Last Waltz rumors are true = Instant Purchase.

    In my opinion, Scorsese's best films have received the "worst" treatment on DVD.
     
  14. Rain

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    The Last Waltz is not a rumour, it has been announced.
     
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    KOC[​IMG]lease let it be true....
     
  16. Ronald Epstein

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    This is correct news.
    When I wrote up my BEST OF 2001 summary,
    I told all of you that Fox had something special
    up their sleeves for all of us and that it is
    another studio's product.
    Fox has been quietly working on The King
    of Comedy for some time. I could not mention
    this news until someone else brought it up.
    Nice to see that we are nearing a release date.
     
  17. Jon Robertson

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    That's what we wanted to hear, Ron! Good stuff, man!
     
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    Can't believe it, what kind of goodies are on the King of Comedy?
     
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    Well, this news just made my day! I would have been satisfied with a bare-bones version of this great movie, so the extras are gravy.

    Can't wait!
     
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    Thanks for the confirmation, Ron. This is one of my favorite all-time comedies, probably because it's just as creepy as it is funny. When people are speaking of Scorsese, this film often gets overlooked by people who dwell on his "heavy" films (i.e. Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, etc.). However, The King of Comedy is definitely one of his greatest, IMHO.
     

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