Pi. It's out in Europe. It was shown in High Def on Showtime last month. Enough already.
Interesting interview. Of note is how LionsGate told Aronofsky No Thanks on the 5.1 remix he wanted (if NOAH is a hit, they might finally relent) and more importantly, that he had no idea if his first two films were even on Blu-Ray. Most directors look at a transfer, approve it, then move on. They have no clue about the actual DVD and Blu-Ray releases because they are onto the next project.
Q: Your other two films, when are they going to be on Blu-ray?
Darren Aronofsky: They’re not?
Q: I thought I looked last night…
Darren Aronofsky: You might be right. I have no idea. I went to Lionsgate. It’s the tenth anniversary of Pi this year. I was like, “Let’s do a 5.1 mix and update it.” It would be great. Update it, but I couldn’t get them to do it. That film comes back to me in 10 years. I get it.
Q: Oh really?
Darren Aronofsky: Yes. I get full control of that film in 10 years. I’ll be able to do something with it. Hopefully, Requiem there’s some technical issues with the DVD. There’s some technical ****-ups that need to be repaired as well. At some point we’ll get back into that. It would be great for Pi to do a digital remastering of it at some point. I would love to do that.
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Thanks for the links, yeah, guess I shoul've specified I'm in the US, definitely not out here yet in B&M stores...the amazon version/link looks like they're importanting the Italy, UK, etc versions. I just seem to remember a short thread at AVS mentioing the individual release dates here and can't remember if it was for 2012 or next year. Oh well, no biggie, it'll show eventually.
When I was in Japan I had the pleasure of renting a number of them and watched them in Japanese (English available too, of course) with my choice of English or Japanese subtitles. They're such a great tool for becoming familiar with a foreign language because they created for children. My friends mother learned a lot of English by watching Disney movies. I suppose if I wanted to learn French or Spanish I would be all set, but how much more space would additional audio tracks cost? Usually they're only 2 channel anyway.