Whit Stillman fans can celebrate! "Barcelona" on DVD as SE!!

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  1. Mark Pfeiffer

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    WOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOO [​IMG]
     
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    best news I have heard today. Now if only we could get the other Chris Eigeman masterpiece Kicking And Screaming on DVD I would be all set.
    Kevin
     
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    Great News! Looking forward to April 2nd...
     
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    Excellent news.

    What would be REALLY great is if this announcement was in order to coincide with a new Whit Stillman film.

    What is the dude doing anyway?

    Realistically, he should have a new project coming out in 2002 since his films have come in 4 year intervals.
     
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    Although I like The Last Days of Disco a lot, I consider Metropolitan and Barcelona definitive Stillman films. Haven't seen Barcelona since its theatrical release, so 4/2 can't come quickly enough. Hopefully the studio and Stillman's attention has now turned to Metropolitan.
    I loved the last conversation in Barcelona about the wonders of marrying foreign women. So much so that I took it to heart and got one myself. Or perhaps it was my wife who applied that thinking when she married me. [​IMG]
     
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    Oh, and immeasurable thanks to Mark Pfeiffer for the heads up. I've often thought of when I might see Metropolitan or Barcelona again. But it wasn't until I saw this thread that my love of those movies were instantly resuscitated.
     
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    Great news! I absolutely loved Barcelona!
     
  9. Mark Pfeiffer

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    Having never seen Metropolitan in widescreen, I'm dying for it to turn up on DVD. Metropolitan and Barcelona were two of the first films I bought on VHS because I didn't expect they'd be easy to find years later. The Last Days of Disco's DVD release was one of the things that encouraged me to get a DVD player since I knew there was no way it would be OAR on videotape.
    Stillman is due for another film, although finding information on the guy is notoriously difficult. Nothing on upcomingmovies.com or IMDB. The only info I'd been able to dig up (and it is four years old) is that he is possibly working on an adventure film set during the American Revolution.
    Edit: I just found something that says this fell through. According to this site ,
     
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    Just saw this news on dvdpricesearch.com and I headed straight over here. Damn I am excited! Given that this is my favorite of the Stillman films, I'm really psyched they are doing it was a special edition. A word to Warner: Pleeeeease use the original artwork on the cover and not some Photoshop hack job.

    Wow, with Tron: SE next week, E.T. in the spring and this, I'm losing reasons for having a laserdisc player. If they release Metropolitan at some point, I'll only be using it for the Star Wars Definitive Collection. Since Lucas probably won't release the original version on DVD, looks like I'll be hanging on to the LD for a long time.
     
  11. Ted Todorov

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    I'm very excited as well -- Barcelona is my favorite Whit Stillman film. Who has the rights to Metropolitan?
    It's true that Whit Stillman really takes his time between movies, but if the quality stays this high, who are we to complain.
    Ted
     
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    Count me in as pumped for this. I really like Whit's work and Barcelona is my favorite of the doomed bourgeousie in love trilogy. Hope Metropolitan makes it to DVD soon too.

    - Guy
     
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    How shall I celebrate this news? Hmmmm... perhaps with a highball and some arch, ironic conversation?

    (Probably better suited to Metropolis!)

    Can't wait - very surprised that it'll be an SE!
     
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    My videotapes of Metropolitan and Barcelona have the New Line logo, so perhaps Warner Bros. has both of them. Barcelona's release at least bodes well that Metropolitan may see the light of day sooner rather than later.
     
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    I definately have this preorded. After a while I noticed that I don't have Last Days of Disco in my collection. (it must have slipped through somewhere) I went hunting for a good place to buy it and it seems to be pulled from the market. It's anamorphic and 5.1, so why was it pulled? I found a copy real cheap on half.com (plus I found a $5 off coupon) so I picked it up. I couldn't find any kind of announcement for a special edition of that movie here so I think I'm safe in buying it. Hows the video and audio on this disc?
     
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    I seem to recall being pretty impressed with the audio and video on The Last Days of Disco DVD. This was a Polygram release. Since that company folded, that would be my guess as to why it has (if it has) been pulled.

    A couple Best Buys around town used to have it. The Virgin Megastore at Easton might have a copy or two, if you really would have felt like shelling out full price for it.
     
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    Has anyone picked this up? I was just lookng at a copy in the store yesterday and there was no mention of any of the extras listed above (director/actor commentary, Mira Sorvino interview, deleted scenes). What happened? It seemed like a fairly bare-bones edition from what was on the back cover.
     
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    Mine is on backorder form DDD, so I'm just glad to hear that it is actually out.

    Ted
     
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    I have the disc, but I haven't had time to watch it yet. For some strange reason, most of the special features aren't included in the list on the back cover. They are:

    Cast and Crew

    Commentary with Whit Stillman, Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman

    Making of Documentary (about 5 min.)

    Deleted scenes with commentary (looks like just a few)

    Alternate ending with commentary

    Trailer

    M.
     
  20. Mark Pfeiffer

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    And I haven't been able to find a copy. Go figure.
     

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