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Murnau's Sunrise: R2 France

Old 10-27-03, 09:39 AM
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Murnau's Sunrise: R2 France

Hi there!
it seems that Murnau's Sunrise is coming to R2 France within a month and it looks like it is the same edition available in R1, but this time you have not to buy three other films to get it.
My only doubt is: what about the german edition who originally was 10 minutes longer? since the current edition has been restored, do we have to think this is the correct runtime?

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Old 10-27-03, 01:53 PM
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Re: Murnau's Sunrise: R2 France

there's also a r2 UK version coming later this year, all I know is that it will be a 2-disc...
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Eureka Video have announced a two-disc Special Edition UK Region 2 DVD release of Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans for 26th January 2004 with a retail price of 22.95.
From one of Germany's finest directors, F.W. Murnau, Sunrise was his first American picture that would go on to win three Oscars at the very first Academy Awards ceremony (honouring the 1927-1928 season). This psychological thriller from the silent era is presented here fully restored and digitally remastered with the following features:

Academy Format 1:20:1 (Black and White)

Dolby Digital 1.0 Movietone score/effects track

Optional Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo alternate score

Documentary by Film Historian R.Dixon Smith

Original English intertitle cards

A commentary track by ASC Cinematographer John Bailey

Outtakes with optional commentary

The original scenario by Carl Mayer with Murnau's handwritten annotations

The original Sunrise screenplay

4 Devils reconstruction, treatment and screenplay

Stills Gallery

Original theatrical trailer

Restoration Notes
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"...Academy Format 1:20:1..."

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Old 10-29-03, 10:38 PM
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1.2:1 is correct for this film, not sure why they're calling it "Academy Ratio" though. Maybe they're using "Academy Ratio" interchangably with "nonanamorphic" but I would hope Eureka of all people wouldn't make that mistake.

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