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Pasolini's Arabian Nights

Old 03-04-08, 08:13 PM
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Pasolini's Arabian Nights

What is the best way for me to obtain this?
I watched Salo again for the first time in ages and I really think I would be into some more of his work based on some articles and whatnot i read tonight. Netflix of course doesnt have it and I would assume the region 1 is OOP.
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Old 03-04-08, 09:18 PM
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Arabian Nights, Salo, The Canterbury Tales are all United Artists properties now controlled by MGM. I guess Criterion is releasing Salo in August....maybe they'll have a whole box of Pasolini's United Artists films? I don't see why the didn't go after the whole shebang.
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Old 03-05-08, 09:00 AM
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MGM-HD has been showing 'Arabian Nights' in HiDef, how about throwing that on bluray - mmmkay. ?!!?

The trilogy has been released as a set (import only) - which incidently makes it very clear that MGM owns the rights to these films.

has anyone seen the rumoured Image DVD's of 'Canterbury Tales' 'Arabian Nights'? - I own the laserdiscs, but not the DVD's (this is new news to me)

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IIRC, at least one of the Water Bearer DVD releases featured the audio of the 70s vintage UA logo while displaying a video generated Water Bearer logo on the screen.

They released several Pasolini movies, including the "Trilogy of Life," via Image Entertaiment.

Are these titles considered bootlegs?
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Old 03-05-08, 11:46 AM
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I didn't realize Water Bearer was still around

they sound like boots to me.

I know that Water Bearer did release the trilogy on VHS. Image released them on laserdisc (and supposedly DVD, but I'm surprised I somehow missed that pressing). I just find it odd, that since MGM does own the rights, why 'The Decameron' was the only DVD released (so far).

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Old 03-05-08, 07:56 PM
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Does MGM have a policy regarding NC-17 films? Decameron is R rated, Canterbury Tales, Arabian Nights, Salo are all NC-17. Maybe that is the issue?

I really do hope that MGM gave Criterion the rights to the Trilogy of Life as well as Salo. It would make a hell of a box set and could maybe explain why the Salo rerelease has been so delayed.
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Originally Posted by IanUngstad
Does MGM have a policy regarding NC-17 films?


I doubt it

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