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The Magnificent Ambersons or Fanny and Alexander DVDs?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by steven harrison, Sep 11, 2002.

  1. steven harrison

    steven harrison Auditioning

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    welles and bergman, two big names and two of their most respected movies Are Not available on DVD.

    what gives? anybody know something I don't? (probably)

    if they're not coming out anytime soon, let's have them, eh?


    (don't mention the Magnificent Ambersons made for tv version... argh!)
     
  2. Rain

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    From the HTF chat with MGM on March 6, 2001:

     
  3. Patrick McCart

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    Ambersons probably needs restoration since it's RKO. Geez...Howard Hughes spent millions on The Conqueror, yet didn't do much to keep the other RKO movies in shape...
     
  4. Brook K

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    Both are available in R2, I know nothing about the quality of the French Ambersons DVD.

    I have the UK Fanny and Alexander DVD and it's the 5 hour TV cut, which even if MGM releases in R1, they'll likely release the US theatrical cut they had the distribution rights to. It's pretty good image wise, there's some speckling, but no major print damage, colors are a bit faded, and the picture's a tad on the soft side, but very watchable.

    However the real gems are the UK Tartan releases restored by Svensk Filmindustri. I have Through A Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence and all 3 are immaculate.
     
  5. Mark_vdH

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