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Old 31-08-2004, 21:22   #21
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ooooooooooh, very very nice! yes please!
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Old 31-08-2004, 21:24   #22
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and I didn't think studios released non-anamorphic discs anymore. can't they just windowbox it or something?!

great news for Raging Bull though, and a Scorsese commentary too..
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Old 04-09-2004, 07:23   #23
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Unless it's a Scorsese preference, I don't see the point of presenting New York, New York in 1.66:1, anamorphic or non. That certainly isn't the intended cinema ratio - 1.85:1 is, as it is for almost every 35mm American commercial feature (apart from those filmed in Scope or a large-format process) made since around the mid-50s.
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Old 04-09-2004, 08:22   #24
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Isn't it true that Scorsese didn't really get his head around widescreen until Cape Fear? NYNY, being released in 1977, wouldn't have been made in widescreen anyway, surely? I thought that he was trying to recreate the MGM musical "look" from the 1940s and 50s (hence Minnelli's involvement, not only for her musical and dramatic abilities, but because she summoned up connotations of her mum, Sinatra, et al) - which included a rather... well, square looking aspect ratio?

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Unless it's a Scorsese preference, I don't see the point of presenting New York, New York in 1.66:1, anamorphic or non. That certainly isn't the intended cinema ratio - 1.85:1 is, as it is for almost every 35mm American commercial feature (apart from those filmed in Scope or a large-format process) made since around the mid-50s.
Not so for this one, Gary.

Here's an extract from a review of the special edition laserdisc:
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Martin Scorsese, on the alternate audio track, explains definitively that while he wanted to do the film in 1.33:1, production necessities required that it be shot in 1.66:1 and that was how it was composed.
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Maybe so, but I've seen the film in 1.85:1 and it looked fine. Scorsese isn't stupid - whatever his preference is, this was a film made to be shown in commercial American cinemas and most of those can only show 1.85:1 and 2.35:1.

One from the Heart and Elephant are both films whose directors' preference is 1.37:1 but there's sufficient room above people's heads to allow cropping to 1.85:1 without it looking too awkward.

Incidentally, a lot of American films are shot with a 1.66:1 hard-matte (Allen Daviau is one DP who does this all the time) but that doesn't mean they can't and shouldn't be shown wider than that.
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Old 05-09-2004, 14:03   #27
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Scorsese sais 1.66:1, DVD is 1.66:1, OAR is fine by me. Bring it on!
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Old 08-09-2004, 21:48   #28
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Originally due Dec 14, MGM have announced a delay on the box - and the individual SEs - until at least February 2005.
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Sounds good, gald I didn't pick up the current disc now, so will most likely pick this up. Any news on a possible Taxi Driver SE?
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Old 26-10-2004, 07:48   #30
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It is February - see this DVD Times article.
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Old 26-10-2004, 07:53   #31
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Raging Bull is mineminemine!

Goodbye, non-ano R2!
You have rocked for a long, long time,
Now it's time for you to pass the torch.
No more rockin' for you!
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Old 06-11-2004, 13:16   #32
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Mentioned this in the bargain thread, but worth a shout here.

MGM's Martin Scorsese Collection - contents details here - is an astonishing $31.95 CAD delivered from dvdimport.com; that's £14.36-ish at today's conversion rates.

You'll find it here.
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Old 10-11-2004, 17:23   #33
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Even more astonishing (about £12.10..)

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Just noticed on the pre orders......

The Martin Scorsese Collection $26.98

This should include the 2 disc Raging Bull, see here
(from the Bargain Forum)
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Old 10-11-2004, 17:29   #34
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Whoah! Fantastic stuff & ordered straight away before the price rockets up...

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ordered it. nice and cheap.

one thing though, the dvdtimes press release seem to think the collection is a 4 disc set. but surely it should be 5 (w/ Raging Bull accounting for 2)..

thought briefly that it might only be the single disc Raging Bull in the set, but thankfully the box art states it'll be the 2-disc.

Is Boxcar Bertha actually a good film though? I've never seen it, and am solely going off the imdb rating. few posts earlier on this thread don't sound too favourable...

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It's not a great film, as Scorsese would be the first to acknowledge. But for a Corman quickie it's got good performances and plenty of atmosphere. Treat it as an extra to three classic movies and - at £12.10 - it looks a lot more attractive.
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ordered it. nice and cheap.

one thing though, the dvdtimes press release seem to think the collection is a 4 disc set. but surely it should be 5 (w/ Raging Bull accounting for 2)..
I use the term "4 DVD Collection", without stating the number of discs. It depends on how you read that, but in general the Raging Bull 2-Disc SE is considered a 'DVD' release, not a 2-DVD release, so is effectively 1 of the 4 DVDs included in the set.
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Wow - my set is 'packaging' at DVDSoon now - seems a fair bit early for them given that the release is 8th Feb. I hope they're not accidentally packaging the existing Scorsese set :/
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Pics are up, its in stock, deff the new set. Mines just been posted from Soon. Looking forward to this very much, although the rumoured 2 disc R2 New York, New York and its additional extras had me wondering.
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Wow - my set is 'packaging' at DVDSoon now - seems a fair bit early for them given that the release is 8th Feb. I hope they're not accidentally packaging the existing Scorsese set :/
'packaging' doesn't mean they'll send it any time soon.

My ROTK gift set stayed on 'packaging' long after the release date while other's had theirs ship .

DVD Pacific on the other hand manage to ship things out so they arrive bang on the release date
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