Wasn't there supposed to be an SE of The Sting????

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  1. Rain

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    I could have sworn that Universal said at one point that they were going to be doing a Special Edition of The Sting.

    Haven't heard anything about this in ages. Has anyone else heard anything?

    I'm still refusing to buy the existing non-OAR DVD.
     
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    There was a so-called "Special" Edition, but it was also non-OAR. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I'm afraid I can't find any record of the "Special Edition" you are referring to. I don't see any re-release of The Sting beyond the original non-SE release which is full frame.
     
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    Neither can I.
    This is annoying. I know there was a special edition because I remember thinking, "Finally we'll have 'The Sting' in Widescreen" and then being appalled when it was still P&S.
    Maybe they just re-released the old disc in new packaging.
     
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    There is a widescreen edition of this film available in Australia but I've been holding off buying it as I heard rumors of a special edition. Wasn't there a rumor that someone was recording a commentary for this or am I mistaken?
     
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    Last January, they DID repromote the existing full-screen disc with some "Oscar Winner" banners, and did the same with many other titles (Deer Hunter and Lost Weekend come to mind). In fact, it says "Full Screen" proud and big as life across the bottom of the front! [​IMG] But the rumors of an SE actually came two months after that. But it "started" two months before that, actually.
    In this old thread, from Nov. 2001, it was stated that the current MAR version sucks:
     
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    I have been waiting for this as well.
    The existing UK version is at least OAR but is letterboxed not anamorphic and has no extras.
     
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    There was news maybe a coupla years back through Studio Day reports (?) that DVD Producer Charles Kiselyak had made a new documentary to accompany the imminent release of a Special Edition version. But nothing has ever appeared. However, next year is the 30th anniversary, so you never know.

    I think the same thing happened with Cape Fear (1991). The documentary was prepared and filmed long before (like a couple of years again?) that title was ever released. So, unless there's legal clearance issues, timing could be the factor here.

    Johnny B.
     

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