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this MASTERPIECE ( no one dares to say the contrary please ! :) ) is of course crying for D-THEATER but since it's Paramount, no chance at this stage.


the dvd is said to be released later this year, crossing fingers !!!!!!! (there's an italian dvd with a 5.1 track in italian. but the movie is reformatted in 1.78 I think ).


this is cinema grandioso, like we don't do it really no more.


counting months...
 

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Originally posted by David600:


"the dvd is said to be released later this year, crossing fingers !!!!!!! (there's an Italian dvd with a 5.1 track in italian. but the movie is reformatted in 1.78 I think )."

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Well, it was announced for R1 release about a year ago, so is about time!


I've seen the Italian DVD (PAL version) and it is 16x9 (cropped all to hell since this one is a scope-shot film). The transfer is horrid, with EE galore and lots and lots of grain...but the IB Technicolor colimetry looks out-righteously good; it was left totally untouched!


Let's hope the new transfer addresses all of those problems and give us a really clean, sharp, EE-free version.


Of course, OUATITW :)D) would still be better arrayed in D-VHS garb!... :)


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Paramount wants the longer version, discovered a few years ago at the Leone estate.
 

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I am patiently waiting. I hope they find good quality film to transfer, and it is done properly. The movie is so cheesy, but I love it.
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hi


what do you mean ? that Paramount will need more time working on the restoring of this longer cut ? or they don't have the rights yet ?


thanks.
 

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Just have them send to the lab which takes a year to make up a disc like PFE did for The Final Countdown DVD long awaited and paid for release. lol :) O/T David Did you read my URL for your question on how to contact New Line. Soon as seen it I did a search and posted to your thread.:)
 

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hi Hob ! :)


yeah, I saw yr reply, thanks. aside from the privacy policy email of NLine, nothing in fact. I did send them an email though via that address. not betting the farm on any reply though :D


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what do you mean ? that Paramount will need more time working on the restoring of this longer cut ? or they don't have the rights yet ?
Sergio Leone's personal 35mm print was discovered in 1999 and has a reported 10 minutes of extra footage. Condition of the print is said to be "Very restorable." Paramount does not have the rights, yet. Of course, the last time they commented on this was Summer 2001. The hold-up is negotiations with Leone's estate.


It will happen, but just not now. Paramount hinted 2003 last November, according to some sources. So we wait. No big deal. Better for them to do it right. They know it's a classic and are treating it as such.


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