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Old 08-06-2007, 09:36 AM   #41
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Speaking of DVDs I want (but hell, I'll even take a VHS copy if anyone has it or can tell me where to get it), I really need Bille August's The Best Intentions in its full length, 5+ hour television version. The movie is in Swedish, so I would appreciate some English subtitles, of course. Anyway, I don't know if the full version has ever aired in America. I own the 3 hour VHS "theatrical release" version.

Anyone know where I can get the complete 5 hour cut?
I don't think it's available anymore. I know Pelle the Conqueror is available on DVD though, I will get that one myself, a great movie also by Bille August.
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:38 AM   #42
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Here's a thread-killer for you guys.

Warner Home Video Director's Series: Stanley Kubrick Collection (R1) in October
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Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Warner Home Video Director’s Series: Stanley Kubrick on 23rd October 2007. The first in their new series featuring influential films from some of history’s greatest directors, Warner Home Video Director’s Series: Stanley Kubrick is a new six-film, 10-disc widescreen and newly-remastered collection that includes Special Editions of 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket Deluxe Edition, along with the full-length documentary, A Life in Pictures.

2001: A Space Odyssey has been newly remastered; A Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket, also remastered, debut in their original widescreen theatrical aspect ratios. All releases have been created in collaboration with, and approved by, the estate of Stanley Kubrick. The collection sells for $79.92 SRP on DVD. Single discs will be available at various prices (see below for details). The films are also available on HD and BD as singles ($28.99 SRP). The films are also available on both HD formats (details here).

The films in the Warner Home Video Director’s Series: Stanley Kubrick also represented landmarks for such stars as Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Jack Nicholson, Malcolm McDowell, Vincent D’Onofrio, Matthew Modine and others. Enhanced with hours of insightful and in-depth special features these Special Editions include commentaries, documentaries, rare interviews with Stanley Kubrick and special new featurettes that offer a rare look into the mind of the master filmmaker. The 10 Disc set also includes the bonus documentary A Life in Pictures, narrated by Tom Cruise, which details Kubrick’s early life, at work and at home, with candid commentary from collaborators, colleagues and family.

The Eyes Wide Shut Special Edition includes both the Rated and Unrated versions, along with the all-new featurette “Lost Kubrick: The Films That Never Were.” Separate from this Collection, other Kubrick titles available from WHV include Barry Lyndon and Lolita.

About the Films:

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Stanley Kubrick’s dazzling, Academy AwardŇ-winning achievement (Special Visual Effects) is an allegorical puzzle on the evolution of man and a compelling drama of man vs. machine. Featuring a stunning meld of music and motion, the film was also Oscar® nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay. Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C. Clarke) first visits the prehistoric age-ancestry past, then leaps millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted space, perhaps even into immortality.
DVD Special Features:
Disc One
· Commentary by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood
· Theatrical trailer
Disc Two
· Channel 4 documentary: 2001: The Making of a Myth
· Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001
· Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001
· 2001: A Space Odyssey - A Look Behind the Future
· 2001: FX and Early Conceptual Artwork
· Look: Stanley Kubrick!
· Audio-only interview with Stanley Kubrick
· Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Stomping, whopping, stealing, singing, tap-dancing, violating. Derby-topped hooligan Alex (Malcolm McDowell) has a good time – at the tragic expense of others. His journey from amoral punk to brainwashed proper citizen and back again forms the dynamic arc of Kubrick’s future-shock vision of Anthony Burgess’ novel. Controversial when first released, the film garnered three Academy Award nominations – Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Its power still entices, shocks and mesmerizes today.
DVD Special Features:
Disc One
· Commentary by Malcolm McDowell and historian Nick Redman
· Theatrical trailer
Disc Two
· Channel 4 documentary: Still Tickin’: The Return of Clockwork Orange
· New featurette: Great Bolshy Yarblockos! Making A Clockwork Orange
· Career profile: O Lucky Malcolm!
· Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Kubrick’s daring and controversial last film is a bracing psychosexual journey through a haunting dreamscape, a riveting suspense tale and a career milestone for stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Cruise plays a doctor who plunges into an erotic foray that threatens his marriage – and may ensnare him in a murder mystery – after his wife’s (Kidman) admission of sexual longings. As the story sweeps from doubt and fear to self-discovery and reconciliation, Kubrick orchestrates it with masterful flourishes. His graceful tracking shots, rich colors and startling images are some of the bravura traits that show Kubrick as a filmmaker for the ages.
DVD Special Features:
Disc One
· Scene specific commentary by Sydney Pollack and historian Peter Loewenberg
· Theatrical trailer and TV spots
Disc Two
· Channel 4 documentary: The Last Movie: Stanley Kubrick and Eyes Wide Shut
· Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick
· Kubrick’s 1998 DGA D.W Griffith Award acceptance speech
· Interview gallery featuring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, and Steven Spielberg
· Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

A superb ensemble falls in for Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant saga about the Vietnam War and the dehumanizing process that turns people into trained killers. The scathing indictment of a film was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Screenplay. Joker (Matthew Modine), Animal Mother (Adam Baldwin), Gomer (Vincent D’Onofrio), Eightball (Dorian Harewood) and Cowboy (Arliss Howard) are some of the Marine recruits experiencing boot-camp hell under the punishing command of the foul-mouthed Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermy). The action is savage, the story unsparing, and the dialogue is spiked with scathing humor.
DVD Special Features:
· Commentary by Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey and Jay Cocks
· New Featurette: Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and Evil
· Theatrical trailer
· Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

The Shining (1980)

From a script he co-adapted from the Stephen King novel, Kubrick melds vivid performances, menacing settings, dreamlike tracking shots and shock after shock into a milestone of the macabre. The Shining is the director’s epic tale of a man in a snowbound hotel descending into murderous delusions. In a signature role, Jack Nicholson (“Heeeere’s Johnny!”) stars as Jack Torrance, who’s come to the elegant, isolated Overlook Hotel as off-season caretaker with his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd).
DVD Special Features:
Disc One
· Commentary by Garrett Brown and John Baxter
· Theatrical trailer
Disc Two
· Documentary The Making of the Shining, with optional commentary by Vivian Kubrick
· Three new featurettes: View from The Overlook: Crafting the Shining, The Visions of Stanley Kubrick, and Wendy Carlos, Composer
· Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stanley Kubrick – A Life in Pictures

Produced and directed by longtime Kubrick associate Jan Harlan, this full-length documentary includes footage and personal photographs made available by Christiane Kubrick, the director’s wife of more than 42 years. The film paints a surprisingly accessible portrait of Kubrick, giving a strikingly different view of the man and what influenced him as a filmmaker. Among the long list of actors, friends and colleagues paying tribute are Woody Allen, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Shelley Duvall, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Christiane Kubrick, Paul Mazursky, Malcolm McDowell, Matthew Modine, Jack Nicholson, Alan Parker, Sydney Pollack, Richard Schickel, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Douglas Trumbull and Sir Peter Ustinov.

Barry Lyndon (1975)

Redmond Barry is a young, roguish Irishman who's determined, in any way, to make a life for himself as a wealthy nobleman. Enlisting in the British Army, fighting in the Seven Years War in Europe, Barry deserts from the British army, joins the Prussian army, gets promoted to the rank of a spy, then becomes pupil to a Chevalier and con artist/gambler. Barry then lies, dupes, duels and seduces his way up the social ladder and enters into a lustful but loveless marriage to a wealthy countess named Lady Lyndon, takes the name of Barry Lyndon, settles in England with wealth and power beyond his wildest dreams, then slowly falls

Lolita (1962)

Humbert Humbert, a divorced British professor of French literature, travels to small-town America for a teaching position. He allows himself to be swept into a relationship with Charlotte Haze, his widowed and sexually famished landlady, whom he marries in order that he might pursue the woman's 14-year-old flirtatious daughter, Lolita, with whom he has fallen hopelessly in love, but whose affections shall be thwarted by a devious trickster named Clare Quilty.

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Sad to see no release of his older movies, and no love for Lolita or Barry Lyndon. But remastered, and actual special features, and EWS unedited, and everything else about it just makes me orgasm pure gold. Unfortunately, that's being facetious. I'll be fucking poor in October.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:00 AM   #43
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Speaking of DVDs I want (but hell, I'll even take a VHS copy if anyone has it or can tell me where to get it), I really need Bille August's The Best Intentions in its full length, 5+ hour television version. The movie is in Swedish, so I would appreciate some English subtitles, of course. Anyway, I don't know if the full version has ever aired in America. I own the 3 hour VHS "theatrical release" version.

Anyone know where I can get the complete 5 hour cut?
There are some VHS copies on ebay stores, like this one.

It has many of the best actors there are in Sweden. One of my favourites is (now deceased) Margaretha Krook.
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He said he needs the five hour cut, not the three hour.
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WHY: Because the original version was a studio butchered travesty that Ridley Scott didn't set out to make. This is HIS version. It has 45 minutes of footage edited back in, and according to reviews it literally transforms the film into a whole new experience.
I'm intrigued. I found the theatre release a visually stunning but ultimately unconvincing film. They sorta lost me halfway through the story.

I like Brannagh's Hamlet. Saw it on tv once a while back. Not being a connaisseur of Shakespeare I can't tell how his creation compares to other efforts, but I enjoyed it.

I recently got a Harryhausen DVD collection from Amazon.com under the mistaken impression that my PCs DVD drive was region free cause it could play NTSC, so I can't unfortunately watch any of it. Don't suppose anyone has any tips on what the best region circumventing solution is. Thinking about importing an American PS2 maybe...
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He said he needs the five hour cut, not the three hour.
Hrm...that's right. I missed that vital bit of info.
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I recently got a Harryhausen DVD collection from Amazon.com under the mistaken impression that my PCs DVD drive was region free cause it could play NTSC, so I can't unfortunately watch any of it. Don't suppose anyone has any tips on what the best region circumventing solution is. Thinking about importing an American PS2 maybe...
I happily recommend VLC Media Player for anyone looking for the kind of features that don't make it into commercial software.
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That did the trick. Thanks!

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Robin of Sherwood: Season 1
Glad they've finally released this on DVD in the States. As yet I don't have the cash for it, though...
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Here's a thread-killer for you guys.

Warner Home Video Director's Series: Stanley Kubrick Collection (R1) in October
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=65399
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