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Old 06-16-05, 02:09 AM   #1
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How many of you would buy Ridley Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise on dvd

If it were to ever be released as a region 1 title on dvd in 16x9 anamorphic widescreen, be it directors cut or a barebones catalogue title. This thread is to see just how many people would actually buy it if paramount home video released it on dvd. Should be interesting to see how many dvdtalk users would want to purchase it, even as a blind buy.

Obviously, yes, I would buy it! (any version as long as it's anamorphic widescreen and the transfer is acceptable).

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Old 06-16-05, 02:38 AM   #2
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No, I probably wouldn't buy it. Maybe it's worth a rental, but generally, I'm not fond of period-specific movies. I've seen most of Ridley Scott's movies, but 1942 is one I haven't watched yet.
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Old 06-16-05, 08:27 AM   #3
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I've seen most of Ridley Scott's movies, but 1942 is one I haven't watched yet.
Count yourself lucky - I have seen it. I guess I was doing Scott a favor by forgetting that this was one of his.

No way I would be interested in spending any money to buy this, or my time watching any of it again.
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Old 06-16-05, 09:49 AM   #4
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Old 06-16-05, 10:39 AM   #5
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At the right price, sure.

They should cash in considering the new Mallick is coming out soon.
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Old 06-16-05, 10:46 AM   #6
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It's no worse or better than Gladiator, IMHO. It should be on DVD - it's not that bad of a film, and it has some nice visuals in it.
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Old 06-16-05, 11:01 AM   #7
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Count me in. I've been looking forward to this for a while. I've been pondering getting the R4, but I'd like to have a R1.
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Old 06-16-05, 11:09 AM   #8
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If it were to ever be released as a region 1 title on dvd in 16x9 anamorphic widescreen, be it directors cut or a barebones catalogue title. This thread is to see just how many people would actually buy it if paramount home video released it on dvd. Should be interesting to see how many dvdtalk users would want to purchase it, even as a blind buy.

Obviously, yes, I would buy it! (any version as long as it's anamorphic widescreen and the transfer is acceptable).

You should do this thread as a Poll.
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Old 06-16-05, 11:33 AM   #9
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Never seen it before, but I like Scott and love historical movies, so it seems like a no-brainer to me despite some negative reviews.
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Old 06-16-05, 12:15 PM   #10
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I thought this had already been announced a while back, and I think I even made a comment about it in a post as I was surprised it was finally being released. Did something fall through, or am I mistaken?
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Old 06-16-05, 12:37 PM   #11
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Rented on vhs a few months back, and would have to say no it just didn't do it for me and historical time piece movies are probally my favorite.
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Old 06-16-05, 12:49 PM   #12
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It's no worse or better than Gladiator, IMHO.
Gladiator is at least 50 times better than this film.
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Old 06-16-05, 02:32 PM   #13
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Definitely buy it....would love director's cut - this was a great film.........
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Old 06-16-05, 02:43 PM   #14
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I liked the movie: it's not Black Hawk Down or Blade Runner, but it's not Gigli either! Give it a solid B or 2 1/2 stars. I would buy it provided it is a decent transfer, OAR, anamorphic, Dolby 5.1 or equivalent minimum. Director's commentary, deleted scenes, and an isolated music track (great Vangelis score!) would cinch the deal.
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Old 06-16-05, 03:10 PM   #15
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I got tired of waiting and imported the region 4 Definitive Ed. But I would still buy a region 1 directors cut if it ever came about.
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Old 06-16-05, 03:16 PM   #16
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only if I was drunk, desperate and deaf..... did I meantion drunk?
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Old 06-16-05, 09:46 PM   #17
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One of Ridley Scotts best films. A great historical epic. I would buy it in a heartbeep.
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Old 06-16-05, 09:47 PM   #18
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I rented the VHS a few years ago and remember being not too impressed with it.
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Old 06-16-05, 09:50 PM   #19
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Surprisingly, I'm finding this movie hard to track down on VHS for rent. I went to Cinefile Video here in LA, with no luck (though it could have just been out). Still, if it were available on DVD, then it would be easier to finally see. One of the very few Ridley Scott films I have yet to see.

Besides, if (insert crappy movie title here) can get a DVD release, why not an epic Ridley Scott film?
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Old 06-17-05, 01:11 AM   #20
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I'd definitely pick this up.

Especially if it came with an insert!
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Old 06-17-05, 01:24 AM   #21
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I've seen most of Ridley Scott's movies, but 1942 is one I haven't watched yet.
Is this the sequel to Spielberg's 1941?
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Old 06-18-05, 12:55 PM   #22
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hehehe! I noticed my typo almost as soon as I clicked "post message" but I was too lazy to go back and fix it.
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Old 06-19-05, 12:41 AM   #23
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Nope. Nor would I rent it. Wouldn't even watch it if you gave it to me. But if say I were to get a year's worth of free beer I might consider it.
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Old 06-20-05, 01:32 PM   #24
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One of Ridley Scotts best films. A great historical epic. I would buy it in a heartbeep.
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Don't know why I find it so funny, I just do.
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Old 06-21-05, 02:25 PM   #25
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Since it has taken forever for this to be released on region 1, there is an alternative if you want to buy it that bad. The region free, 1492: A Conquista Do Paraiso (1492: Conquest Of Paradise) is available on amazon.com, these are actual pictures of the product.

Cover artwork:
Front Box: http://img91.echo.cx/img91/4289/1492frontscan13uu.jpg
Front: http://img197.echo.cx/img197/6132/1492dvdfront3sr.jpg
Back: http://img197.echo.cx/img197/2793/1492dvdfront26zf.jpg
Huge: http://img131.echo.cx/img131/2418/1492dvdfront7nb.jpg
http://img295.echo.cx/img295/9080/1492dvdinside3pl.jpg

Inside case: http://img91.echo.cx/img91/3777/1492case0rs.jpg

Screenshots:
Menus: http://img91.echo.cx/img91/3487/menu3ik.png
http://img253.echo.cx/img253/9599/ch...enushot2bw.png
Extra material: http://img197.echo.cx/img197/2734/ex...enshots1jw.jpg
Video: http://img298.echo.cx/img298/7765/ss11fn.jpg
http://img298.echo.cx/img298/5007/ss23pt.jpg
http://img298.echo.cx/img298/5484/ss34wo.jpg
http://img74.echo.cx/img74/2963/ss46gi.jpg

It's worth it, since the transfer is anamorphic, if you are a Ridley Scott fan or dvd completist, until the region 1 is released, with all the extras on it, this may help ease your 1492: Conquest Of Paradise craving.

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