U.K. Ed Wood. Is it anamorphic? Worth getting?

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  1. Darren Pillans

    Darren Pillans Second Unit

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    Has anyone checked the U.K. disc out?
    How is it? One disc? Anamorphic?
    If it's any good I'll probably get it.
    There's an Australian release date of April 30, on this Aussie site: www.dvd.net.au.
    I'm assuming this will be the same as the U.S. version but PAL.
    I'm tired of waiting and preferring PAL, I'm tempted to get the U.K. version.
    Any thoughts?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Douglas R

    Douglas R Cinematographer

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    R2 is one disc 1.85:1 anamorphic. Excellent picture and sound with many extras including cast and crew audio commentary - exactly the same contents as the aborted R1 version.
     
  3. Sean Campbell

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    Yeah, the region 2 'Ed Wood' is an excellent release. Full line up of extras are:

    Audio Commentary with various members of the cast and crew

    Music video ( seems to be just an extended version of Howard Shore's main title score )

    A number of featurettes:
    Let's Shoot this...
    The Theremin ( interesting piece about the bizarre musical instrument )
    Making Bela
    Pie Plates Over Hollywood
    When Carol Met Larry ( piece about the life of a crossdresser )

    And the original trailer.

    1:85:1 anamorphic picture ( great quality )
    5.1 Dolby Digital
    Subtitles in English, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norweigan and Finnish
     
  4. Sean Aaron

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    As the others have said: quite excellent. When Carol Met Larry is a bit of an odd choice, but it's nice to see this finally on DVD.

    Now if only Naked Lunch would come out...
     
  5. James Reader

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    Well, the music video has to be the weirdest thing on the disc!
     
  6. Ronn.W

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    That music video is definitely odd. It's a great DVD though, this is one of my favorite films and one of the first R2 discs I ever bought.
     
  7. James Reader

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    Oh yes. It's certainly worth getting Ronn. [​IMG] A film woefully marketed by Disney when it was first released.
     
  8. Keith Paynter

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    BUMP!!
    Having recently bought region-bypassing software for my PC, I just picked this up from Amazon.co.uk for 7 pounds (56% off!!)(eventually paying $25 CDN all said and done).
    Well worth it. If you have the means to play it, the disc's still on sale at amazon.co.uk at the time my posting...
    The animated menus are hilarious!
     
  9. Ken Koc

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    The aborted US version has deleted scenes which includes Bill Murray singing "Que Sera Que Sera" with a Mariachi band in a meat locker.
     
  10. CharlieC

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    For anyone who is interest, CD-WOW.net is selling it for $11.95 shipped.
     

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