When were Dersu Uzala come to DVD?

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  1. Ray_R

    Ray_R Screenwriter

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    I can't believe this Kurosawa classic isn't available on DVD as far as I know of. I know there's a big enough fan base for this film. I took Kurosawa in my film history class and aced it, that's how big of a fan I am. Any thoughts or opinions as to what you'd like to see on the 'dream' DVD.
     
  2. Jay E

    Jay E Cinematographer

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    It is out on DVD by Image.
     
  3. Ray_R

    Ray_R Screenwriter

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    When did it get released? I'm talking about treatment in terms of what Ran, Yojimbo, Sanjuro and Rashomon and such got. A true Masterworks edition or a Criterion Collection.
     
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    Probably not going to get the royal treatment in the states anytime soon, but it is available.

    You can get the incredibly kick ass 3-disc R3 release from HKFlix.com for under $30, though.
     
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    Ray_R Screenwriter

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    Don't care about Region 3 because I don't have a multi-region player. I would get it if R3 uses NTSC which is the main reason why I bought a Super Famicom. Not meant the comment to be mean or anything but it's nowhere in my current budget to purchase a multi-region player with PAL to NTSC conversion. Region 0 is no prob only if it's NTSC. Wait a damn minute! My DVD-Rom is set to recognize Regions 1 through 6! I'm such a goon! But unfortunately, my comp doesn't have my sweet Dolby Digital and DTS surround speakers hooked up to it...
     
  6. Mark Zimmer

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    Yeah, it's been out for more than 3 years. My review at dOc:

    http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/showreview.php3?ID=643

    Considering I gave it only a C grade for audio and video back in 2000, I expect it would look pretty atrocious today. Hopefully Image/Kino will revisit it.
     
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    Mark_vdH Screenwriter

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    Ray_R Screenwriter

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    R3 uses NTSC!!! Wooo Hoooo! Thanks, Mark! You've completely brightened up my day with this news.
     
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    Mark_vdH Screenwriter

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    You'll still need a player that can play R3 discs, although some "R3 discs" are in fact encoded to play on all players (R0).
     
  10. Benjamin Ricci

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    In fact a lot of R3 discs are actually All Region discs. Most Hong Kong film fans will attest to that. I actually didn't think the picture quality was that bad on the R3 release when I saw it, although it has been a while.
     
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    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    again good to know that I am a member of the HTF, never knew this.

    Cheers

    Oscar
     
  12. John Stockton

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    I have never seen this film and I know it is wishful thinking but since the film was shot in 65 MM I would love to see a brand new restored 70 MM print similar to the treatment Lawrence Of Arabia got.
     

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