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Old 02-26-07, 01:09 AM
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DONNIE BRASCO: The Extended Cut -5/8/07

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release Donnie Brasco: The Extended Cut on May 8th. The true story of FBI undercover agent Joe Pistone, starring Johnny Depp and Al Pacino, returns in this new edition featuring more than 20 minutes of additional footage reintegrated back into the film. The DVD includes a 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1, an audio commentary track and featurette. Retail will be $19.95.


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Old 02-26-07, 01:20 AM
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Figures. I just bought the DVD. Seems like that's all I have to do to ensure a new release.
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Old 02-26-07, 01:33 AM
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I wouldn't worry too soon, "extended cut" doesn't mean "director's cut" and doesn't necessarily mean a better film.

In many case I'd stick with the original over the extended cut. Most of the time those scenes were initially cut for a reason.

I'll hole out for reviews before I start worrying about double dipping or not...hell, considering I've only watched my current DVD once in the past several years the chances of me being interested in this new release are pretty slim.
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Old 02-26-07, 02:46 AM
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Still never grabbed the Special Edition so I'll pick this one up. Only saw this movie once and I recall enjoying it so it'll be fun to revisit it with an extended cut.

Thanks for the info!
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Old 02-26-07, 02:52 AM
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Does anyone know if the original director even assisted on this 'Extended Cut'?
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Old 02-26-07, 06:44 AM
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Sony probably just put all of the deleted scenes (which are on the current DVD) back into the movie like in their "extended editions" of Tears of the Sun, The Patriot, Black Hawk Dawn, etc.
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Old 02-26-07, 10:02 AM
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^that's what I was thinking. I'd be surprised if there was additional footage which is not already a deleted scene on the current SE.
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Old 02-26-07, 10:19 AM
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Cashing in on the "Mole in the Mob" theme?
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Old 02-26-07, 01:16 PM
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Interesting, but I'll do a wait and see on this one.
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Old 02-26-07, 01:38 PM
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great. been meaning to get the special edition. would be nice if it was a 2 disc edition. anone know?
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Old 02-26-07, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
I wouldn't worry too soon, "extended cut" doesn't mean "director's cut" and doesn't necessarily mean a better film.
That's a good point. I haven't preferred many of the "Unrated" cuts to the theatrical. So this is probably just another gimmick to drum up sales on a movie that had gone down in price.

I'd be more upset if this were a more loaded SE.
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i'll def pick this up . Recently bought the extended cut of Bugsy and it was an improvment over the theatrical I thought.
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Old 02-26-07, 05:27 PM
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How long are the deleted scenes on the original Special Edition DVD?
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Old 02-26-07, 09:37 PM
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced an extended cut of Donnie Brasco which stars Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, and Michael Madsen. This Mike Newell directed film will be available to own from the 8th May, and should retail at around $19.94. The new cut (with 20 additional minutes added) will be presented in a digitally remastered anamorphic widescreen presentation, along with an English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround track. Extras will include a director audio commentary, and an exclusive Donnie Brasco: Out from the Shadows featurette. The art hasn't been revealed yet, but we'll bring you that shortly.


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Old 02-27-07, 09:54 PM
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Hmm..sounds pretty good. Why not.
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Old 02-27-07, 11:41 PM
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Ummm, that featurette isn't exclusive; it was on the SE. Also, there were separate deleted scenes (with commentary) that I assume have been left off because now they're back in the film. I'll have to pull out my copy and listen to those to find out if they were cut for good reason or not. I wonder if they just edited all the commentary together. It would be hilarious to hear him saying on the extended cut something like "this scene doesn't fit at all, so that's why we cut it."

This is coming to BD as well BTW, but it remains to be seen what, if any, extras are included.

I'll definitely wait for a review on how the film is affected by the extra footage.
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Old 02-28-07, 02:10 AM
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Just checked, the deleted scenes only total maybe 7 minutes... so it'll be interesting to see what else is included. The director liked all the scenes, but just cut them for pacing issues due to test screenings. Hope the BD includes the 'Out of the Shadows' doc, it's excellent.
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Almost bought the SE on a few occasions but decided not to. I'm in for this sometime down the line. I'm sure it'll be like most of Sony's Extended Cuts and will be on sale for under $10 at BB or something...
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cover art is up: http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releas...e-brasco2.html
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Love the film... Shame the cover was made in a 3 minute photoshop exercise though.

I own the current SE, and I don't usually like the idea of these "extended editions" which have scenes cut for a reason. Waiting for a review as well..
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I kinda like the cover...it's almost the same as the original movie poster and much better (in my opinion) then the special edition DVD cover.
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Old 03-01-07, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
I wouldn't worry too soon, "extended cut" doesn't mean "director's cut" and doesn't necessarily mean a better film.
Exactly! I see zero need for this.
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Old 03-01-07, 01:51 PM
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One of my favorite films. No need for this edition. Will keep my SE.
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