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Old 05-06-10, 05:06 PM
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Canadian Exclusive

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Canadian Exclusive Special Edition [Blu-ray]


http://www.amazon.ca/Imaginarium-Doc...R1RCD6KCEY1986
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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Canadian Exclusive

I would so get that if it didn't cost a kidney to ship to the US
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ya its crazy from that web site to ship even to canada but thaught some might want it if its not any where else
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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Canadian Exclusive

What's the deal with the Canadian Exclusive edition?
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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Canadian Exclusive

Non-exclusive run time is 122 minutes but this one is 158 minutes.
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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Canadian Exclusive

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What's the deal with the Canadian Exclusive edition?
I don't know specifics, but the run-time of the Canadian one says 158 minutes, and the US one is 123 minutes (according to Amazon.com). So apparently the Canadian one is WAY longer...

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iNCREDiPiNOY beat me, while I was typing... He typed faster.
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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Canadian Exclusive

I might buy this.
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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Canadian Exclusive

Originally Posted by iNCREDiPiNOY View Post
Non-exclusive run time is 122 minutes but this one is 158 minutes.
Which is Gilliam's preferred runtime? I assumed the current one was what he wanted?
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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Canadian Exclusive

Are you sure it isn't an Amazon typo? Nothing else says the exclusive is a longer running time or exclusive Director's Cut.
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Are you sure it isn't an Amazon typo? Nothing else says the exclusive is a longer running time or exclusive Director's Cut.
Yeah it does. From Amazon.ca

# Actors: Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger, Colin Farrell, Jude Law, Christopher Plummer
# Directors: Terry Gilliam
# Format: NTSC
# Language: English
# Number of discs: 1
# Studio: Paradox
# DVD Release Date: May 4 2010
# Run Time: 158 minutes
# Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer)
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# Actors: Johnny Depp, Jude Law
# Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
# Language: English
# Subtitles: Danish, English, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
# Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
# Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
# Number of discs: 1
# Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
# Studio: Sony Pictures
# DVD Release Date: April 27, 2010
# Run Time: 123 minutes
# Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
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Are we sure that run time isn't a typo though? I haven't heard anything about an extended cut anywhere. Plus, I found a Canadian Blu-ray edition of this on axelmusic.com and they have back cover art posted, and the run time is the standard run time, not 158 minutes.
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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Canadian Exclusive

I am wondering if this isn't a typo, but rather an alternate declaration of the run time. Perhaps, the film itself runs for one hour and fifty-eight minutes, and is what the "158" represents. Perhaps, 122 minutes is the movie with credits in the run time. I do not know for certain, I am just guessing. With Heath Ledger's death, it seems hard to fathom they would release an extended cut.
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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Canadian Exclusive

LOL if someone buys it and the run time is 1:58 insted of 158 minutes.
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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Canadian Exclusive

ya i couldent find the difference but i thaught id post it
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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Canadian Exclusive

The Canadian version has an exclusive slipcover I believe. The run time is 100% a type-o, I guarantee it. Why would it need to be 30 minutes longer? The story is very nicely tied up and not rushed in 123.

Update: Looked at the back cover on axelmusic.com. Runtime is 122 minutes, features are 56. Also, there may be more bonus features. The Canadian version has them all spelled out, while the Sony USA has a smaller box though not necessarily less features.

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Ahh, I misunderstood what you meant by typo. It could very well be. Or some weird new time standard that them sneaky Canadians have come up with.
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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Canadian Exclusive

Maybe the Canadian version runs at 15 fps?
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Originally Posted by the valeyard View Post
maybe the canadian version runs at 15 fps?


Wouldn't that make it twice as long though?
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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Canadian Exclusive

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Ahh, I misunderstood what you meant by typo. It could very well be. Or some weird new time standard that them sneaky Canadians have come up with.
Do people even say type-o? I just had a 6th grade English teacher who did so I may be in the minority.

Anyway, the US Blu-ray at least looks great, I watched it two nights ago. So much better looking than the art house projector used when I saw this in theaters.
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Would buy it if somebody could buy one first and confirm it.

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