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A Bridge Too Far - SE announcement - (Region 2)

Old 03-30-04, 05:32 PM
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A Bridge Too Far - SE announcement!!!

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Title: A Bridge too Far
Starring: Sean Connery
Released: 24th May 2004
SRP: £19.99

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As with The Battle of Britain, to commerate the 60th anniversary of D-Day MGM are releasing A Bridge too Far as a two disc DVD special edition set. This film has a large fantastic cast including Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Edward Fox, Anthony Hopkins, Elliot Gould (Chris?), Gene Hackman, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Redford, Laurence Oliver and James Caan. Directed by Richard Attenborough, this film tells the story of the failed attempt to capture several bridges in World War II during Operation Market Garden. This is the confirmed list of special features:


A Bridge Too Far: Heroes from the Sky documentary

A Distant Battle: Memories of Operation Market Garden featurette

Richard Attenborough: A Filmmaker Remembers featurette

Audio commentary with William Goldman and key crew members

Trivia Track including 590 pop up trivia facts

Photo Gallery

5.1 surround sound

Original Theatrical Trailer

http://dvdanswers.com/images/screens...3dpackshot.jpg

Region 2 release, but surely a Region 1 release isn't 'too far' behind.

But the new 5.1 track is a welcome addition. Hope it gets a new transfer as well.

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Old 03-30-04, 05:36 PM
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Originally posted by Mike Lowrey
Region 2 release, but surely a Region 1 release isn't 'too far' behind.
Likely not for another year, at least. These military reissues are almost always timed with Memorial Day.



Slightly off topic, but why does MGM always seem to put their SEs out in R2 a year or two before R1? Robocop, Great Escape, Misery, Fish Called Wanda, etc. There doesn't seem to be a logical reason for this, such as a rights issue.
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Originally posted by bboisvert
Likely not for another year, at least. These military reissues are almost always timed with Memorial Day.
Sorry, I don't follow. Stated release day IS around Memorial Day. A week an a day earlier to be exact, but close enough.
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Originally posted by Mike Lowrey
Sorry, I don't follow. Stated release day IS around Memorial Day. A week an a day earlier to be exact, but close enough.
He means the R1 release.
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A Bridge Too Far!!! Caine and Hackman in the same movie!!

This is my thesis, man . . . this is my closing argument!!

I can stop watching TV!!!
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And yet no Misery SE here in R1...
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Originally posted by talemyn
A Bridge Too Far!!! Caine and Hackman in the same movie!!

This is my thesis, man . . . this is my closing argument!!

I can stop watching TV!!!
Old 03-30-04, 08:09 PM
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I have the origional copy and I like it so i'll upgrade to the 5.1 SE. I'll have to bookmark the release date. Also waiting patiently for the Battle of the Bulge!
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Already avaiable at Koreandvds, 2-disc SE of A Bridge Too Far... NTSC to boot. Finally ordered it yesterday, along with about a dozon others.
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I got my R3 NTSC copy distributed by Deltamac HK - bought from yesasia.com but unfortunately it's minus trivia track - I should've been more careful.
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Already available in Australia. And way way cheaper than the future R2UK.
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I'm gonna pick up this one and the Battle of Britain.
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Originally posted by Butch Coolidge
Already available in Australia. And way way cheaper than the future R2UK.
...yup...

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You can find our full review of the May 24th release of the UK Region 2 A Bridge Too Far Special Edition here.

Summary:
A film which covers a huge epic battle. This SE does justice to the span and scope of the story. We learn a great deal about the battle and about the creation of this film. The extras are as comprehensive as we could have hoped for, in particular 3 very good documentaries and an informative commentary track, which you should be listened to and watched in order to fully appreciate both the battle and the film.

A Bridge Too Far has been somewhat overlooked in recent years, as this ensemble type of film-making has fallen out of fashion, however, it is hard to think of a film which does exactly what it ‘says on the tin’ as this film does. This SE is the best version of this film available, highly recommended.
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Originally posted by Butch Coolidge
Already available in Australia. And way way cheaper than the future R2UK.
I've found it's always worth checking for Australian releases, because quite often there really is a big price difference.

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