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Forum: DVD Talk
06-01-06, 10:52 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,890
Posted By djtoell

Did Spielberg make a point of hiring enemies to...

Did Spielberg make a point of hiring enemies to direct episodes of his miniseries Taken?

DJ
Forum: DVD Talk
05-26-06, 09:33 AM
Replies: 719
Views: 66,166
Posted By djtoell

Criterion only presents two versions of Brazil in...

Criterion only presents two versions of Brazil in that set, which isn't a particularly large number...

DJ
Forum: DVD Talk
05-26-06, 09:31 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,890
Posted By djtoell

Actually, Media Blasters have released a number...

Actually, Media Blasters have released a number of discs with Briggs commentaries, even after the Elite discs were released. If nothing else, I doubt Elite has enough money (or a large enough...
Forum: DVD Talk
05-25-06, 06:03 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,890
Posted By djtoell

If the commentary changes your decision from rent...

If the commentary changes your decision from rent to buy, then, yes, your purchase will be based just on the commentary...

DJ
Forum: DVD Talk
05-25-06, 04:05 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,890
Posted By djtoell

First, Briggs was actually involved in the...

First, Briggs was actually involved in the production of TCM 2. Second, even aside from his abortive cameo, he actually knows things about the film and its cast and crew from personal interaction...
Forum: DVD Talk
05-24-06, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 115,809
Posted By djtoell

Right; like I said, none of those problems would...

Right; like I said, none of those problems would be present.

DJ
Forum: DVD Talk
05-24-06, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 115,809
Posted By djtoell

They will be from the same master as the LDs, but...

They will be from the same master as the LDs, but will not be literally sourced directly from the LDs. None of the problems you mention will be present.

DJ
Forum: DVD Talk
05-24-06, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 115,809
Posted By djtoell

Even though copyright terms will keep getting...

Even though copyright terms will keep getting extended, it's good to know that at least the existence of psychic abilities to predict the future have been proven...

DJ
Forum: DVD Talk
05-24-06, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 115,809
Posted By djtoell

Copyright extension is the least of the problems...

Copyright extension is the least of the problems with seeing the original version of Metropolis. The film was in the public domain in the US until it had its copyright restored, and no one waved a...
Forum: DVD Talk
05-23-06, 08:29 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,890
Posted By djtoell

"Essentially" in that, if we ignore history,...

"Essentially" in that, if we ignore history, sure. But in reality, NC-17 simply didn't exist at the time. If anything, it would have qualified as an X rating, which was the proper category at the...
Forum: DVD Talk
05-23-06, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 115,809
Posted By djtoell

Lucas is neither the first nor the last artist to...

Lucas is neither the first nor the last artist to release a work in a state that was incomplete in his eyes (which he readily admitted even in 1977) and to continue to modify it over the years. He's...
Forum: DVD Talk
05-23-06, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 115,809
Posted By djtoell

Using as many pixels as possible on a 16x9...

Using as many pixels as possible on a 16x9 screen, anyway. Just as non-anamorphic encoding utilizes as many pixels as possible on a 4x3 screen. Which should make it all the more obvious (but it...
Forum: DVD Talk
05-23-06, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 115,809
Posted By djtoell

I can't believe that after this many years,...

I can't believe that after this many years, perhaps even at the tail end of the DVD format itself, there are still so many longtime participants at this and other forums that have NO CLUE what an...
Forum: DVD Talk
05-19-06, 11:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,672
Posted By djtoell

I saw about six or eight people walk out of a...

I saw about six or eight people walk out of a screening of Waking Life in Greenwich Village.

DJ
Forum: DVD Talk
05-18-06, 01:26 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 19,722
Posted By djtoell

Warners has a license for the 1992 Director's Cut...

Warners has a license for the 1992 Director's Cut through Perenchio/Yorkin. When the film went overbudget, full ownership passed to Perenchio and Yorkin. Any version of the film has to be licensed...
Forum: DVD Talk
05-17-06, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 115,809
Posted By djtoell

:confused: No, nor did I claim to. ...

:confused:



No, nor did I claim to. What in the world are you on about? Who are you even talking to? Re-read my post pls thx.



Good for you, then. However, with all the lengthy posts...
Forum: DVD Talk
05-17-06, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 115,809
Posted By djtoell

And it also serves as ample justification for any...

And it also serves as ample justification for any reasonable person to refuse to take on faith their unconfirmed and questionable reports.

DJ
Forum: DVD Talk
05-17-06, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 115,809
Posted By djtoell

And how many times did they confirm Back to the...

And how many times did they confirm Back to the Future for DVD release, each time incorrectly, before it actually came out?

DJ
Forum: DVD Talk
05-17-06, 03:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,581
Posted By djtoell

The Italian DVD has English and Italian tracks. ...

The Italian DVD has English and Italian tracks.

As for which one Soavi prefers, I have no clue. However, I have no problem putting both the English and Italian tracks on equal "official"...
Forum: DVD Talk
05-17-06, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 115,809
Posted By djtoell

But having a decade's worth of bitching satisfied...

But having a decade's worth of bitching satisfied by the announcement of the release of the original theatrical cuts of these films is. I don't recall the protest demanding that Lucas do it "...but...
Forum: DVD Talk
05-17-06, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,125
Posted By djtoell

Given that the extended cut of Ransom was...

Given that the extended cut of Ransom was actually given an R rating (listed as 'Ransom (Long Version)' in the CARA database), BV was confused at best. Since you own the LD, you can take a look at...
Forum: DVD Talk
05-17-06, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 115,809
Posted By djtoell

Wow. I guess it really is impossible to ever run...

Wow. I guess it really is impossible to ever run out things to complain about, huh?

DJ
Forum: DVD Talk
05-17-06, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,125
Posted By djtoell

The policy was something more like "no films with...

The policy was something more like "no films with X/NC-17 ratings, or films that would get such ratings." I doubt any of the three new releases you cite to would have been barred by the policy, so I...
Forum: DVD Talk
05-16-06, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 115,809
Posted By djtoell

Has anyone thought of the possibilty that Lucas...

Has anyone thought of the possibilty that Lucas might release the original versions with upside down, black-and-white video, with Chinese audio only (featuring only forced Portuguese subtitles)?
...
Forum: DVD Talk
05-16-06, 10:39 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 35,996
Posted By djtoell

Well, that's why I asked how you wanted to define...

Well, that's why I asked how you wanted to define "Special Edition." If you just want to go into movies that were recut by the director, then American Graffiti is hardly the first. D.W. Griffith...
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