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The Three/Four Musketeers (1974) in 16x9!!

Discussion in 'DVD' started by RickardL, Jun 27, 2002.

  1. TedD

    TedD Supporting Actor

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    1.85:1 flat was the OAR in theaters.

    I wuz there.

    Ted
     
  2. Dharmesh C

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    Finally get to see these films in OAR!!!
     
  3. Jon Hertzberg

    Jon Hertzberg Screenwriter

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    Good to know those Fox-Lorber discs can be retired...e-Bay, anyone? [​IMG]
    I'll just have to keep my girlfriend abreast of the situation as she loves the films and had appropriated them to her collection. [​IMG]
    Jon
     
  4. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    from http://www.dvdfile.com/software/dvd-...002/09_09.html
    Last but not least is The Complete Musketeers two-pack, featuring Richard Lester's The Three Musketeers and The Four Musketeers. Each is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, with extras including the all-new "The Saga Begins..." and "The Saga Continues..." featurettes, the original "The Making of the Four Musketeers" featurette, still galleries, and trailers. Retail is just $34.95 for the set.
    fantastic indeed
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    In case you didn't link to that, the street date appears to be 11/05
     
  6. Michael Martin

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    This is fantastic! I will buy the set,even though I am only passingly familiar with the second film.

    When Disney's atrocious version came out in the early 90s, I kept complaining about how bad it was compared to the Lester version, but no one I was with had seen them.

    With Monte Cristo out tomorrow, the '39 version of Robin Hood next year and these, my swashbuckling needs are going to be met!
     
  7. Neil S. Bulk

    Neil S. Bulk Screenwriter

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    I think DVDFile got it wrong though. These are not 2.35:1 films.

    Neil
     
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    Jae E Agent

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    All together now:
    Anchor Bay rooooooocccckkkkks! [​IMG]
     
  10. Dick

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    Anchor Bay did a nice job with their cover art, but the name of the box, "The Complete Muskateers," is inaccurate. Richard Lester himself directed most of the original cast in a second sequel called RETURN OF THE MUSKATEERS in 1989. It was fairly confusing, in part due to awkward edits made necessary by the death of Roy Kinnear during production, and just didn't have the wit nor the script of their first two, but it had its moments and should not be forgotten
     
  11. RickardL

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    I would really like to see RETURN..., I have never
    seen it running on TV or in any videostore...

    Anyway, I hope they do a decent job with the sound
    on this new release of the Musketeers whatever format
    they choose. I'll satisfy for a DD 1.0 mono if it sounds
    good which I guess is the original sound format.

    Turning to to the aspect ratio, there seems to be confusion
    about it. Nobody would be happier than me if it turned
    out to be 2.35:1 but I'll settle for 1.85:1 as well...
    Anything but the cropped stuff!!
     
  12. Dick

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    Really, truly, DVD File was in error. This film was shot flat, and projected in theaters at 1.85. BTW, RETURN OF THE MUSKATEERS was released on laser disc in pan and scan only, and can occasionally be found on eBay. It was made by a different company and I'm not even sure the Salkinds were involved, so the rights are somewhere in video limboland.
     
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    Fantastic news! Finally we'll see these in OAR. Anchor Bay have done a superb job with the packaging. [​IMG] Let's hope the transfer is going to look gorgeous as well.
     
  14. RickardL

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    No!!! February 2003... :-(
    http://www.anchorbayentertainment.com/future/
    "MUSKETEERS COLLECTION, THE - February 2003
    From director Richard Lester comes the original swashbuckling comedy THE THREE MUSKETEERS and its worthy sequel THE FOUR MUSKETEERS in a special 2-Disc Set. Widescreen (16x9), Theatrical Trailers, All-New Featurette with Cast Interviews, Original Behind-The-Scenes Featurette, and more!. Closed Captioned for the Hearing Impaired."
     
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    I preordered these movies a couple of weeks ago. Release date was 11/5/02. I just checked my pre-orders and the new
    release date is 02/04/03.
     
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    thanks for the update about the change in release date as it is not such an expensive time then.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. RickardL

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    DVDfile just posted another teaser:

    Also just announced is The Complete Musketeers two-pack, featuring Richard Lester's The Three Musketeers and The Four Musketeers. Each is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, with extras including the all-new "The Saga Begins..." and "The Saga Continues..." featurettes, the original "The Making of the Four Musketeers" featurette, still galleries, and trailers. Retail is just $34.95 for the set.

    which made me check on Anchor Bay's site again:

    The Complete Musketeers
    Genre: Comedy
    SKU: DV11480
    UPC: 013131148091
    SRP: 34.98
    StreetDate: 2/4/03
    Rating: PG
    Length: 214 Mins.
    ...
    Both THE THREE MUSKETEERS and THE FOUR MUSKETEERS have now been completely
    restored from original vault elements and loaded with exclusive extras for
    the ultimate two-disc Musketeer collection!

    THIS SET INCLUDES:

    The Three Musketeers
    • Widescreen Presentation enhanced for 16x9 TVs
    • Full-Frame Presentation
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spot
    • Radio Spots
    • Talent Bios
    • Poster And Still Gallery
    • The Saga Of The Musketeers, Part One
    • The Making of "The Three Musketeers"

    The Four Musketeers
    • Widescreen Presentation enhanced for 16x9 TVs
    • Full-Frame Presentation
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots
    • Radio Spots
    • Talent Bios
    • Poster And Still Gallery
    • The Saga Of The Musketeers, Part Two

    Seems that we are getting both widescreen and
    full-frame version.

    Just noticed that they will be available on VHS also
    on the same day, in full-frame 1.33:1 and mono audio.
    The mono audio might indicate that we get the same
    on the dvd.
     
  18. Steve Phillips

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    How can they call it The "Complete" Musketeers when the third film in the series isn't included?
     
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