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Old 01-10-12, 11:03 AM
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Chinatown - April 3rd!!!!!

According to blu-ray.com Chinatown will be released on April 3rd. Paramount will also be releasing Polanski's latest "Carnage" with Kate Winslet.

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Features:

- Commentary with Robert Towne and David Fincher
- Water and Power (HD): In this three-part documentary, Robert Towne visits sites along the original Los Angeles Aqueduct for the first time. He is informed of the social and environmental impacts and given insight into the major issues around the creation and ongoing operation of the aqueduct.
- Chinatown: An Appreciation: Chinatown has been hailed as a perfect film.
Robert Towne’s cynical labyrinth of secrets and sin, Roman Polanski at the top of his form, Jack Nicholson in all his glory, Faye Dunaway at her sexiest and most mysterious, John Huston as one of the creepiest and most unrepentant villains of all time, the great cinematography, the wonderful score, the bandage on the nose…
- Chinatown: The Beginning and the End
- Chinatown: Filming
- Chinatown: Legacy
- Theatrical Trailer (HD)

SRP is $24.99
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Re: Chinatown - April 3rd!!!!!

Wow. Awesome, I didn't know the features were released. Good to see them carried from the Centennial collection.
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Re: Chinatown - April 3rd!!!!!

I recently watched an HD airing of this (on HDNet Movies, I believe). The movie looked great. Would like to listen to the commentary and watch the documentary.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
Wow. Awesome, I didn't know the features were released. Good to see them carried from the Centennial collection.
I got the press release just now along with the artwork:



^ Not sure why the background is like that, it was added by imgur.
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Re: Chinatown - April 3rd!!!!!

What about The Two Jakes??
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What about The Two Jakes??
"Meh." That's what.
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Re: Chinatown - April 3rd!!!!!

Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
Wow. Awesome, I didn't know the features were released. Good to see them carried from the Centennial collection.


Originally Posted by Doctorossi View Post
"Meh." That's what.
Agreed. I wouldn't mind if they tossed it in, though.
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Re: Chinatown - April 3rd!!!!!

I liked "The Two Jakes". It's no Chinatown, but it's not a bad film.

How many of those extras are brand-new...anyone know?
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
How many of those extras are brand-new...anyone know?
None.
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Old 01-10-12, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k View Post
What about The Two Jakes??
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Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
None.
The Towne/Fincher commentary, "Water & Power" doc and appreciation featurette all seem to be new. Unless there was another Chinatown DVD release I wasn't made aware of.
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Old 01-10-12, 03:11 PM
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The Towne/Fincher commentary, "Water & Power" doc and appreciation featurette all seem to be new. Unless there was another Chinatown DVD release I wasn't made aware of.
All ported over from the 2009 Centennial Collection release, reviewed here.
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Re: Chinatown - April 3rd!!!!!

yeah...I don't remember there being a Fincher commentary.

EDIT: well fuck...guess it is an older feature. Never got that edition.
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Old 01-10-12, 03:30 PM
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All ported over from the 2009 Centennial Collection release
Ah, that would probably explain it as I have never heard of that edition before.
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On it.
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Old 01-10-12, 10:07 PM
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Sounds great. Probably get it on the day of release.

Though I'd like to see...

1. The deleted "Travel to Catalina" scene showing Gittes on the plane going to visit Noah Cross. Not sure if it was shot and I'm glad it's NOT in the movie, but I'd love to see it as an extra.

2. The script for CLOVERLEAF- the last of the Gittes trilogy.
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None.
I should have guessed...freakin' Paramount.
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I should have guessed...freakin' Paramount.
The previous SE seemed pretty comprehensive though, with around 80 minutes of featurettes and a commentary, plus the full-length Water and Power documentary, now in HD. I don't have any complaints.
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Re: Chinatown - April 3rd!!!!!

Will gladly purchase this one...
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glad i sold my cc on amazon for $60 over the summer
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Damn I kinda liked that aquamarine color even though it was an imgur mistake.
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First impressions of the BD I've found, from Robert Harris over at the HTF.

His praise is lukewarm at best.

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/31...own-in-blu-ray
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Originally Posted by Superdaddy View Post
First impressions of the BD I've found, from Robert Harris over at the HTF.
You'll forgive us if some wait for other reviews/opinions.
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
You'll forgive us if some wait for other reviews/opinions.
It was not meant to be the be-all and end-all of reviews. It was, like I said, the first impression I've found. I assume some will be interested.
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