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Old 15-05-2006, 21:01   #81
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Davis DVD and The Bits are calling this a 2-disc set BTW, retail is $29.99.
That doesn't sound good.

Both versions are very long and they can't be including the commentaries when they say 2 hours of extras as neither commentary will be 2 hours long.

How they're going to squeeze 2 hours of extras on is beyond me or wait it could be Seamless Branching I guess. Have Paramount used this before? I hope it actually is Seamless if they use it.

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Old 15-05-2006, 23:02   #82
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hmm debating whether to buy this film for the third time on DVD... Oh who am I kidding of course I will
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Old 16-05-2006, 01:23   #83
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But no 'Hearts of Darkness' and probably not in their proper OAR. Again.
"Complete" my arse.
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Old 16-05-2006, 09:48   #84
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I've updated my earlier post now that DVD Times has a comprehensive list of extras; and the link now also shows an 'exploded' pack shot.

This is looking nicer and nicer...

BTW, Davis DVD is still saying $29.99, DVD Times says $19.99.

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cheers for the update

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Old 16-05-2006, 22:34   #86
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If the movie is presented in 2.35:1 then I'm in, but if it's still cropped then I may not bother as it's not quite the super-duper edition I was hoping for. Some of the extras are on current DVD editions (like the French Redux 2-discer) and there's not even room for Hearts Of Darkness.
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Some of the extras are on current DVD editions (like the French Redux 2-discer)
They are? Which ones?

I have that. I don't spot any French extras and until I do I'll be keeping it as well as this SE.

French R2 Redux 2 Disc SE extras:

1979 Press Conference Extract (3:25)
2001 Press Conference (45mins) *
Interview with Claude Berri (4mins; in French, No Subtitles)
"Destruction Of The Kurtz Compound" (with Commentary by Director Francis Ford Coppola) (6mins)

The Polish R2 Redux 2 Disc SE has some possibly exclusive extras:

"Making Of" documentary
"Redoing The Apocalypse" featurette
Interview with Francis Ford Coppola
Interviews with Actors & Crew
Footage from the 2001 Re-Release of the movie in Cannes *

* I presume they're the same length.

The following two extras which are on this New SE also feature on the Existing Redux R4 (it's a Universal release):

"Apocalypse Then And Now" featurette (3:34)
"PBR Streetgang" featurette (3:58)

"Destruction of the Kurtz Compound" (with Commentary by Director Francis Ford Coppola) (5:48) - On the R4 but not this New SE

At least we can tell those two extra won't add up to much.

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that's interesting indeed
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"Complete Dossier".

Cropped film. No "Hearts" Doc. No Sale.

If you're going to do a full-blown SE, do it properly.
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The post production content on this set has put it into the essential purchase zone. I sincerely hope these are substantial extras with lots of input from Mr Murch.

I haven't got any version of the film on disc due to the AR issues and the fact that there must be a ton of material for (potential) extras only a small amount of which has appeared on previous releases so this is a definite buy. If it turns out to not be 2.35:1 well, one of those things.

As for the omissions: I can live without press conferences, I'll pick up the original R2 disc cheap for the Kurtz compound sequence and obviously be keeping my laser of Hearts of Darkness.
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Oops, you're right Bradavon - I got confused with the Polish edition. Still, this isn't into my 'essential purchase zone' yet.
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The Polish Edition looks to have different extras again, unless the Interviews are the same. As far as I can tell only the R4 has some of the same extras this R1 SE has.
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Well, the price is right, about £7.30 plus shipping. The aspect ratio is for me (like many others), all important.
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Do Paramount own the Hearts of Darkness R1 rights? You can moan as much as you like but if they don't own the rights they don't own the rights.

For example in the UK:

Original Theatrical Cut - Pathe
Redux - Buena Vista
Hearts of Darkness (Video) - Tartan.

I don't know if Tartan own the DVD rights but considering they've not released it probably not. It's going to be hard to port this New SE over to UK R2. The Original Theatrical Cut and Redux are both owned by Paramount on R1.

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I can only see this working if they use Seamless Branching. With 2 Hours of Extras and only 2 Discs I can't see how else they can fit that many extras on with the two films running times.

What's Paramounts track record of Seamless Branching? Have they ever used it before? I can't see them using Integrated Branching like MGM did when they messed up that Robocop DVD but it's still worrying.

I am wondering if I can safely sell on my 1979 Theatrical Cut DVD???

EDIT: I "guess" they could squeeze 2 hours of extras across both discs with most of the extras on the 1979 Theatrical Cut DVD and the rest on the Redux DVD.

This is probably more likely with the number of Seamless Branching DVDs out there.

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Perhaps the two discs are double sided DVD18
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Tartan no longer have the rights to HoD - they did the original theatrical and home releases (VHS and LD), but the rights went to Paramount, who put out a VHS set of the original cut and HoD back in 2000 before Redux was released.

Presumably their rights lapsed as well, or were bought by BVI when they secured distribution of Redux, and I wouldn't be surprised if the Redux contract included a stipulation from Coppola not to release HoD. This is all pure speculation of course
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Perhaps the two discs are double sided DVD18
Good thinking I didn't think of that. You're right a DVD-18 and DVD-5 is very possible or DVD-14 and DVD-9.

As this is an R1 release it's even more likely.
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Good thinking I didn't think of that. You're right a DVD-18 and DVD-5 is very possible or DVD-14 and DVD-9.

As this is an R1 release it's even more likely.
The box and disc art shows that it ain't so.
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Oh yes I forgot that picture. I'm all worried again now
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