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Old 12-04-2006, 18:04   #41
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It's here, released in 1992:

http://www.sendit.com/video/item/7000000024676

LE with Book here, released in 1994:

http://www.sendit.com/video/item/7000000032204

The LE has been OOP since 1998 but you could try both in Sendit's video hunt, if you really want it. Pity as that does look good.
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Old 13-04-2006, 11:48   #42
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You can read all about Vittorio Storaro's proposal for a universal aspect ratio (i.e. Univisium - i.e. 2.0:1) at his site:
http://www.storarovittorio.com/inglese/index.html

I'm not convinced - give me proper scope anytime.
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Old 13-04-2006, 12:09   #43
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I'm sure Mozart thought he was doing the right thing when he cut his ear off

Stop messing with Apocalpyse Now and give it to us how it was originally showed. Does Vittorio Storaro realise 16:9 WS sets are now a very common feature. How he can think 2.00:1 looks better than 2.35:1 is beyond me, check out all that cropping!

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Great. That's all we need. A cinematographer with a hobby-horse and a classic to test it out on.
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I'm sure Mozart thought he was doing the right thing when he cut his ear off

Stop messing with Apocalpyse Now and give it to us how it was originally showed. Does Vittorio Storaro realise 16:9 WS sets are now a very common feature. How he can think 2.00:1 looks better than 2.35:1 is beyond me, check out all that cropping!
You mean Picasso right
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I last saw APOCALYPSE NOW in the mid 80s on TV.. I was a lot younger and found it boring (i also found the godfather 1 & 2 boring around this time - but now consider them amongst my most favourite films).

So which version should I see now on dvd?

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Old 13-04-2006, 12:51   #47
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Right now: The Theatrical Cut most consider the better cut. I've only seen the Redux cut so far.

The Theatrical Cut is often cheap as chips sub £5 in most sales, it's mostly bare-bones though.

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You mean Picasso right
LOL oops. I had trouble remembering who but yep that geezer
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Old 13-04-2006, 13:04   #48
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You mean Picasso right
I always thought it was Van Gogh.
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I'm sure Mozart thought he was doing the right thing when he cut his ear off

Stop messing with Apocalpyse Now and give it to us how it was originally showed. Does Vittorio Storaro realise 16:9 WS sets are now a very common feature. How he can think 2.00:1 looks better than 2.35:1 is beyond me, check out all that cropping!
It's not Picasso either but Van Gogh
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Haha- got there in the end eh
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Oh yeah stupid me I was struggling to think who it was but quickly replied without thinking properly as Picasso sounded wrong but yep Van Gogh is definitely right.

He he I should check next time. Who's thicker me or you?
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I saw that double tape back on sale in MVC for £4.99 a few years back. I picked it up [I hadn't seen the documentary at that point] and thought, "Nah, there's no point. It'll be on DVD soon anyway I bet."
This is selling on eBay right now.

I've just picked up "Heart of Darkness" VHS from eBay for £8.11. I'm not interested in the double tape version already owning the DVD. There are also sellers selling a DVD created from the VHS.

I've not watched a video in ages but seeing as this isn't coming to DVD any time soon I'll give this a go.

Tartan owned/own the VHS rights to this, it's a pity they don't release a DVD version

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Now you've spent money on it, it'll be confirmed for the DVD tomorrow!!
I'd probably go for one of the tapes, except I don't actually own a video player now!
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He he true. You "could" give one of the DVDs ago (hope I'm allowed to say that) but they were expensive at £10 a pop.

I've still got my old video recorder hooked up which I won't be replacing until Hard Disk/DVD Recorder/Freeview Tuner boxes are a reasonable price (they're a reasonable price with just an analogue tuner). I won't be throwing the video recorder out, it will go in the loft.

It's the sort of thing you never know when you're going to need. I'll be backing some videos up to DVD but it's good to keep the original videos too, of selected stuff such as this for example.
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Does anyone know if the W/S VHS of Apocalypse Now was in 2.35:1? Specifically the one in the double pack with the Heart of Darkness doc?
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I seriously doubt it as that's the format Storaro is mostly talking about.

Good question though? That said it will be yucky non-anamorphic.
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The video was 2.00:1 just like the DVD. I have it here in front of me.
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Thanks Mike, I thought that would be likely.
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There was quite a trend for Paramount giving us 2.00:1 on VHS at one point. "Top Gun" and "Star Trek VI" were other examples.
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There was quite a trend for Paramount giving us 2.00:1 on VHS at one point. "Top Gun" and "Star Trek VI" were other examples.
But these were both filmed in Super 35, so the 'correct' framing is something of a compromise. Apocalypse Now was always filmed as anamorphic 2.35:1 AFAIK.
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