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Theatrical cut of Dances with Wolves to be released on 5/25.... in FULL SCREEN ONLY!!

Theatrical cut of Dances with Wolves to be released on 5/25.... in FULL SCREEN ONLY!!

 
Old 01-30-04, 02:03 PM
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Theatrical cut of Dances with Wolves to be released on 5/25.... in FULL SCREEN ONLY!!

Debuting on May 25th is a lineup of western favorites, including a movie-only version of the theatrical cut of Dances with Wolves (currently available as a two-disc special edition featuring the extended cut of the film) inexplicably, Dances with Wolves, which are in 4:3 full screen only. All include trailers, and retail will cost you $14.95 a pop.
COME ON MGM
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WTF??? This is a travesty!
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Here's to you Joe Sixpack!
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guess its off to ebay to look for this
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Yeeesh...

Glad I picked up the DTS version last year (or was it 2002?) when Best Buy "found" some... Makes a nice companion to the extended SE...

Rypro - You could always check the DVD Exchange... I've seen the DTS version listed in several FT/FS threads...
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Does it have an insert?
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MGM did a similar thing with West Side Story; the non-SE is only available in fullscreen.

Though, why would you want the non-SE?

In this case, I understand some people prefer the theatrical cut of DWW... making this release sheer unadulterated madness.
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Does it have an insert?
No, but the horses are printed upside-down on disc 2.
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MADNESS!!!
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It would be nice to have a copy of the theatrical cut, but too bad it's in FS. A movie like this was just made to be viewed in the widescreen format.
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It would be nice to have a copy of the theatrical cut, but too bad it's in FS.
There are two different out-of-print versions of the theatrical cut which circulated pretty wide; they're not that hard to find, especially on E-bay.

The original version was one disc, anamorphic widescreen, with a commentary track (different from the director's cut).

The second version was the same thing but with DTS and a higher bit rate in general, spread out over two discs. Same commentary, both are anamorphic, etc.

Also, while double-checking these specs, I found out this from DVDcompare.org:
"The R2 Danish, Dutch and Swedish SEs include both cuts of the film, DTS-tracks for both versions, and all the extras from the R1 SE.

The Korean LE release is similar to the R2's above but is packaged in a very nice leather case, only difference are the sound options for each version, the extended cut only has DTS in this release, and the theatrical version omits the second commentary as seen on the R2's above. The Japanese version also includes a nice leather case, however omits the second commentary on both versions.

The French release features "The March of the Confederates" documentary not seen on any other release."

Anyway, me personally, I got the one disc 'cause it was a lot cheaper than the two disc and I hate having to switch discs mid-movie. Depending on what your preference is, though, there's plenty to choose from as far as the theatrical cut goes. (Had I known about these versions with both cuts, I may have held off on buying the one I did.)

PS: Boo MGM. Seriously, boooooo. I guess their assumption is that anybody who wants widescreen is also interested in the other extra stuff on the other cut? Whatever the reason, bad form.

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Really bad idea MGM. I may have to get the DTS version on ebay
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No, but the horses are printed upside-down on disc 2.
And they're really the horses from Wyatt Earp.
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Happy with the Directors Cut set...
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Why would you want this anyway, with the nice extended version that's out right now?
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Good. I needed a "frosting on the cake" kind of thing for not getting this film.

Not a KC fan, but it is one of those "need to own" kind of deals, as it is such a good film, cinematically.
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Just ordered this Korean DWW set from YesAsia. The discs are supposed to be region 0 with DTS for the extended cut.
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The original version was one disc, anamorphic widescreen, with a commentary track (different from the director's cut).
That's not quite correct. On the extended edition (director's cut), the DVD producers used the old commentary track from the previous DVD. Kevin Costner and producer Jim Wilson then recorded new commentary just for the newly added footage. So the extended edition has the old DVD's commentary in its entirety--plus new comments.
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Originally posted by hoyalawya


Just ordered this Korean DWW set from YesAsia. The discs are supposed to be region 0 with DTS for the extended cut.
I have this set....it works on my Region 1 player fine, didnt need the multiregion....great set...i have this one for the extended cut in DTS, and the old DTS 2 disc one for the theatrical cut.
I cant stand that MGM is rereleasing this in full screen only, though im more than happy with my sets, will never downgrade!
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That is truly apalling....what on earth can they be thinking?

That Korean set looks very cool...what does it go for? where can you order it?
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It can be bought from yesasia, and probably also on koreandvds.com ....there is a seller on ebay, based in Colorado, who i bought one from not too long ago. I paid about $40 for it.
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guess its off to ebay to look for this
And mine is not for sale
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