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Old 01-11-03, 11:01 AM
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Shogun (Mini-series) DVD being prepped!

From HonoluluAdvertiser.com:
Actor Richard Chamberlain, who starred in the five-hour, 12-part "Shogun" mini-series in 1980, may be taping footage at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa for a planned DVD release of the show later this year. Negotiations are under way with the Ihilani, the hotel featured in "Blue Crush," as a backdrop for planned interviews with Chamberlain for the DVD package.
There ya go....
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Now the question is when they'll release The Thornbirds on DVD.
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I saw that article but didn't take the time to read it yet.

Cool.
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5 hour?
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Originally posted by Mutley Hyde
5 hour?
They probably meant "5 part," unless this is an Extended Condensed Version. This puppy can't come fast enough for me.
Old 01-12-03, 09:05 PM
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I've always wanted to see this series so I an glad its finally going to be making its dvd debut.
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Originally posted by Mutley Hyde
5 hour?
Yeah, don't you know that the parts were only 25 minutes long?
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YEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Great Stuff......for the record The European release of this show was waaaaaayyyyyy over 5 hours. This has got to be a five part presentation......
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I'm as much amazed that Shogun and Blue Crush were mentioned in the same breath as I am that I'll actually get to own this great mini series on DVD. The Hara-Kiri scene remains indelibly printed upon my mind (I was 11 when i saw it...)
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I have been talking about this one here recently. I remember my parents watching it when I was much younger. I thought it was "booooring" then. Now I can't wait for it. Kinda like when you told your parents that you would never take naps when you get older
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He means 5 part, 12 Hour mini series. The math comes out at 2.4 hours per part that way, but possibly they ran it in 2 and a half hour segments? I can't remember. In any case, I'm sure the DVD will be the uncut version, not the condensed feature released on VHS in the olden days.
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i cannot believe this ....this is incredible news

i had heard from more than one sorce that the orginals were in such poor shape that the last vhs issueing was going to be the final release of this masterpeice.

i am truely stoked for this news!!!! i cannot wait till i can get my hads upon this collection

any furster info on a release date?
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Originally posted by THORN
i cannot believe this ....this is incredible news

i had heard from more than one sorce that the orginals were in such poor shape that the last vhs issueing was going to be the final release of this masterpeice.

i am truely stoked for this news!!!! i cannot wait till i can get my hads upon this collection

any furster info on a release date?
I remember the same thing. I believe it was Martin Blyth (?) a studio guy who said the VHS would be the only way to get it now because the film was in such bad condition.
I hope this is true and they have found a way to bring this to DVD! One of my favorites.
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What a coinkydink -- I just started reading the novel last week (on page 248 of approximately 2,387,993).

Great book, so far. Looking forward to seeing it on the screen. Besides, it has Toshiro Mifune as Toranaga. Bring it!
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I gave Gord the news that we're working on it, but no specs, so don't assume anything about the specs just yet.
This was posted by Martin Blythe over on the HTF, so it appears that they are working on it.

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Any news on the mini-series for Noble House, another of Clavell's books, coming out on dvd? I'd love that as well...
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That's all I was waiting on, word from Martin. Now that we have it...


KICK ASS!!
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Hey, what about the more amazing task of finding Richard Chamberlain. You think the DVD mastering is going to be hard...
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Per DVDFile.com:
http://www.dvdfile.com/software/dvd-...003/06_15.html
Last but not least, other new Paramount September releases on the way include five new holiday-themed titles including SpongeBob SquarePants: Christmas, Nick Jr. - Oswald: Welcome to the Big City, Blue's Clues: Blue's First Holiday, Nickelodeon: Christmas, and Scrooge. Rounding out the lineup are An Almost Perfect Affair, the direct-to-video Bang, Bang You're Dead, House of Fools, I Love Lucky Season One, Volume 9 and the landmark television miniseries Shogun, starring Richard Chamberlain. Stay tuned for street date, specs and pricing information.
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I remember watching this as a kid I really enjoying it. Great costumes and cinematography
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Matt Millheiser,

Amd remember, the book Shogun is just the beginning of Clavell's rather MASSIVE story. I haven't read his saga for years. Why? Well, come to think of it, it took me years to read it.
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Great to hear that this is finally "coming out".
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I remember when this originally aired. I was pretty shocked that they showed a boobie.
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I read about this in TVGuide several months ago, but then I hadn't heard anything else about it. Good to know that it's still in the pipeline, but too bad it still doesn't have a release date.

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