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Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

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Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

That's a lot of ones.

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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

Fucking 1st day buy. I'll be damned if I'm not getting this bitch.

Now if only Paramount would just give us a pristine transfer of OUATITW....none of this bs they did to the the other Leone westerns.
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

has anyone seen this in HD?
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

More Leone please!

What are the chances Warner cleans up the masters for this release?
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

Nice. Will buy eventually.
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

Huzzah! Really excited for this release.
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

Oh my god...thank you!!! Love this movie!!!
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

"Buy the Blu-ray every new Blu-Ray Player Owner wants!"

That is worded very awkwardly.
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

Such an amazing movie and one you don't hear about too often. Can't wait!!
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

I've heard there's an even longer cut of this out there, isn't there?

Anyway, I've never seen this. Contemplated buying it a couple times, but I always held off.

I know that's quite a bit of content (just under 4 hours, plus the bonus features)... should this all fit on one 50GB disc without a problem? Makes me kind of nervous. I think it would be better to have the full film on one disc, and then the bonus features on another.
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

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"Buy the Blu-ray every new Blu-Ray Player Owner wants!"

That is worded very awkwardly.
That has got to be a mistake...

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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

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I've heard there's an even longer cut of this out there, isn't there?

Anyway, I've never seen this. Contemplated buying it a couple times, but I always held off.

I know that's quite a bit of content (just under 4 hours, plus the bonus features)... should this all fit on one 50GB disc without a problem? Makes me kind of nervous. I think it would be better to have the full film on one disc, and then the bonus features on another.
YES, there is a longer cut that Leone wanted but couldn't get. So the one we have is the Cannes Festival cut which is still damn good.

wikipedia has this:
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The original shooting-script, completed in October 1981 after many delays and a writers' strike that happened between April and July of that year, was 317 pages in length. At the end of filming, Leone had about 8 to 10 hours' worth of footage. With his editor, Nino Baragli, Leone trimmed this down to about almost 6 hours, and he originally wanted to release the film in two movies with three-hour parts. The producers refused (partly due to the commercial and critical failure of Bertolucci's two-part Novecento) and Leone was forced to further shorten the length of his film, resulting in a completed (i.e. scored, dubbed, edited, etc.) film of 229 minutes.
His daughter a few years back commented that they were going to work on releasing the version her father wanted....I've yet to hear anything about that since...so....I don't think it's going to happen.

on the topic of the BD: I think it'd do more than fine w/ the special features on there without affecting the quality of the film on the disc. Commentary is just another audio track of which it'd take little space. The Doc if it's the same that was on the DVD is only about 20 mins, I believe. It's actually taken from a longer doc called Once Upon A Time: Sergio Leone (I've yet to see it so....I dunno what that Doc's length is). The 20 mins we did get from it though...are good. So...that wouldn't impact the film either. I think we're safe...all that matters is that WB don't fuck up the new transfer of it...and we're good. I do wish we'd get that full length doc on Leone though...it seems good.
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Bitchin'!
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

I guess there goes Warner pricing catalog titles at $19.99 SRP in 2011.

I'm actually bummed this isn't a digibook.
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
I guess there goes Warner pricing catalog titles at $19.99 SRP in 2011.

I'm actually bummed this isn't a digibook.
This would be an awesome title to get a digibook copy of. Damn them to hell!
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

Awesome!
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
Now if only Paramount would just give us a pristine transfer of OUATITW....none of this bs they did to the the other Leone westerns.
Dunno if this was just poor phrasing, but Fox fucked up the other Leones, not Paramount.
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

shit...I dunno why I put Paramount...probably cuz they have OUATITW and I just watch the damn logo for it so much that I imagined they had the other ones...
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

...In the West will come, especially given the recent restoration.

This is tremendous news though.
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
I guess there goes Warner pricing catalog titles at $19.99 SRP in 2011.
That's what I was thinking I have no problem with this being higher than Long Kiss Goodnight, though.
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

Originally Posted by nitin77 View Post
...In the West will come, especially given the recent restoration.
Yesterday would be nice.
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
I guess there goes Warner pricing catalog titles at $19.99 SRP in 2011.
Wishful thinking: it's higher because it's 2 discs.
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

I've never seen this but I love Leone and I love gangster movies, I take it a blind-buy is a no-brainer?
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

More Leone on BD can only be a good thing. I'm on it.
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Re: Once Upon A Time in America - 1/11/11

I was a little bummed that this isn't about Once Upon a Time in the West, which is very high on my all-time list.

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