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Becket May 15 2007!

Old 02-01-07, 11:09 AM
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Becket May 15 2007!

The MPI site has announced the offical release date for BECKET. Includes 5.1 dolby and commentary by OToole.
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Old 02-01-07, 01:14 PM
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They announce a release date for Beckett about once a year, and it never comes.

I'll believe it when I see it.
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Its the first time its been on their web site. Ready for preorder. Believe.
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Commentary by O'Toole? Please tell me Sony got him to record one for Lawrence of Arabia! Otherwise, they're fools!

Anyway, I've never seen Becket (its unavailability on DVD is probably a pretty good excuse) but I've been hearing a lot about it, especially with all these O'Toole retrospective pieces timed for Oscar. So I'd like to check it out.
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Old 02-01-07, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by slop101
They announce a release date for Beckett about once a year, and it never comes.

I'll believe it when I see it.

This one's probably for real (I was actually expecting this) since it's just finishing a one-week theatrical engagement here in NYC in what was described as a restored print.
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Old 02-02-07, 08:09 PM
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Yes, there had been mention of the film being restored about a year back or so...I assumed the same. Its probably worth the wait. What a great movie...
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Old 02-03-07, 10:07 PM
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Holy Tapdancing Christ!!


FINALLY!!!!



Record everything with O'Toole that he has the patience to sit down for. I hope he's around another 20 years but he's starting to get frail.
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Old 02-03-07, 10:57 PM
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This one's probably for real (I was actually expecting this) since it's just finishing a one-week theatrical engagement here in NYC in what was described as a restored print.
I caught the last screening on Thursday night at the film forum. The print looked spectacular -- clean of dirt, dust, scratches. They have done one hell of a job on the film. There was a hair in the gate in a couple shots towards the end (I believe when Becket is speaking with the Pope if memory serves), but other than that... wow. I hope MPI puts this out on HD DVD and/or Blu-ray as well.
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Old 03-27-07, 09:31 PM
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I guess it really is coming...

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Old 03-28-07, 12:15 AM
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Nice Freaking Cover. Sweeeeet!
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Old 03-28-07, 07:10 AM
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Nice Freaking Cover. Sweeeeet!
I concur. I don't usually get too worked up over covers, but this one is breathtaking. Peter O'Toole is a movie god.

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Old 05-15-07, 12:08 PM
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I received this film from Netflix today, and it's just my luck that it stops playing about 15 minutes in. A look at the DVD surface shows a ring of what looks like scuff marks. Since I'm certainly the first one to receive this particular disc, I assume it's a manufacturing error.
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