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Old 07-02-03, 12:30 AM   #1
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The Truman Show: Would anyone be interested in a SE?

This is one of my favorite films of all time, yet the current DVD release of it is...well...empty. I am called insane all of the time, and go ahead and do it here as well, but I feel that Jim Carey could eventually be molded into a very legitimate dramatic actor. What with this film, Man On the Moon, The Majestic, and now Bruce Almighty (why not a SE of any of these films as well) he has shown me that he can mix his sort of comedic antics with some pretty damn good dramatic acting.

Anyway, I really want a SE to be released of The Truman Show. I'd love to hear everyone talking about the film, what all went on durring the shoot, and much more on a few commentary tracks. I'd love to see some extra scenes, and heck, I just want more.

Is there any word on this at all being possible?
Old 07-02-03, 12:41 AM   #2
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Hey, if There's Something About Mary can get a huge SE release, why not The Truman Show. This movie convinced me that Jim Carrey is actually talented beyond "the talking butt".

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Old 07-02-03, 12:50 AM   #3
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Yeah, I'd love to see one as well. It's one of my favorite movies of all time. What gets me is the VHS release had a "bonus" feature on it, some kind of short documentary type thing (didn't see it, being on an inferior format and all) and was very disappointed the Truman Show DVD didn't at least have that.
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Old 07-02-03, 12:53 AM   #4
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I remember there was a wealth of unreleased material for the film that they cut out that sounded amazing. from IMDB:

A lot more pseudo-documentary footage on the making of the fictional Truman Show was shot but not used in the theatrical version. Only some short segments have been included in the released film, in the pre-credits sequence. Segments of this outtake footage, featuring Merryl Burbank and Marlon being interviewed and talking about their roles on the show and their personal lives, have been included in some airline versions, presumably to pad the running times.

Various trailers included scenes that were deleted from the theatrical and DVD releases: A cast read-through (a sign on the wall warns "ATTENTION: 1. REMOVE CELLPHONES. 2. NO SCRIPTS ON SET. 3. NO I.D. CARDS ON SET"); a visible tear in the "sky" after a stage light falls on the "street" in front of Truman's house; Truman singing the Planet Trumania anthem.
I know they filmed a great deal of footage with the actors developing their backstories. The only one I remember is Truman's best friend sufferred from drug addictiona nd left the show for awhile. Sounded like interesting stuff.

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Old 07-02-03, 02:24 AM   #5
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I'd sign up for an SE (seeing how it was filmed down the road from my home town ). Plus, I thought it was a good movie.
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Old 07-02-03, 02:39 AM   #6
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I would love it, one my favorite films and worst DVDs.

You are right about the VHS, paramount released a bunch of vhs with special features last year, but not on the DVD version, Varsisty Blues is another title where the VHS had some extras
Old 07-02-03, 02:40 AM   #7
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Considering the attention Peter Weir has paid to his Criterions and foreign SEs, I'd say an SE would be most welcome.
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Great film. I'd love an SE.
Old 07-02-03, 07:40 AM   #9
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Extras would be nice, but the first priority is an anamorphic transfer.
Old 07-02-03, 07:51 AM   #10
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I would love an SE. Where is Martin Blythe, we need to tell him to fix this post haste!
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Old 07-02-03, 08:04 AM   #11
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I'd love an SE of this - have been a huge Weir fan forever and hate the bare bones releases some of these great films get...lets get an SE of Fearless too while we're asking
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Old 07-02-03, 09:16 AM   #12
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I would love a SE. The current bare-bones, non-anamorphic edition is pretty disappointing. The transfer looks pretty poor over my HDtv.
Old 07-02-03, 09:54 AM   #13
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lets get an SE of Fearless too while we're asking
Hell, I'd be jumping for joy over a bare-bones anamorphic OAR release...nevermind the extras.

... anythings better than Warner's current bare-bones P&S release, that's for sure.
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Originally posted by Drexl
Extras would be nice, but the first priority is an anamorphic transfer.
I agree.
Old 07-02-03, 11:13 AM   #15
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Yeah a SE would be cool. I'd get it.
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Old 07-02-03, 12:14 PM   #16
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An SE of Truman Show would be most excellent.
Old 07-03-03, 06:48 AM   #17
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Absolutely--this was one of my favorite films from 1998, and I can only hope that we can get a SE with all sorts of extras--I'd love to see a commentary with Carrey and Weir, and maybe a commentary track with the actors as their "characters". That would be very interesting indeed.
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Old 07-03-03, 08:37 AM   #18
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I'd definitely buy a Truman Show SE - I have the current release, and it's very disappointing that it doesn't contain a commentary track or at least some extras.
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whoa, the current release is P&S ?
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No, the current release of the Truman Show is in non-anamorphic widescreen. He was referring to the movie "Fearless" when talking about pan and scan.

A special edition of The Truman Show is one of my most wanted dvd's. I hate the non-anamorphic transfer. I rented it and was not pleased.
Old 07-03-03, 03:20 PM   #21
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Not sure if it was mentioned already, but I would love a 'soundtrack only' audio feature. This movie has one of the most beautiful scores I've heard.
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Old 07-03-03, 11:30 PM   #22
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Jim Carrey should have gotten alot more acclaim for this role. I'd like an SE, possibly even a longer cut would be nice.
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Old 07-03-03, 11:56 PM   #23
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I have a copy of the anamorphic Truman SHow from Australia. What a beautiful picture. An SE for us in the states... I agree it would be nice.
Old 07-04-03, 12:15 AM   #24
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Originally posted by Bill Geiger
I have a copy of the anamorphic Truman SHow from Australia. What a beautiful picture. An SE for us in the states... I agree it would be nice.
Does it have any bonus features?
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People, let's be realistic here. The DVD was released by Paramount. Here is a list of every DVD they have ever re-released in an upgraded version:
Star Trek II - The Wrath of Kahn
Star Trek III - The Search for Spock
Star Trek IV - The Voayage Home
The Hunt for Red October
Patriot Games
Clear and Present Danger

That's it. If it's not a franchise, they don't seem to have any interest in redoing their early titles. I hope that will change (among the many other titles I'd like to see them redo are Heaven Can Wait, Private Parts, Grease, Top Gun and Witness) but for now, I wouldn't hold my breath.
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