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Old 07-08-2007, 18:34   #61
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Listened to a audio recording of kubrick which was given as a extra with the kubrick archives book. He seems like an intelligent guy with some interesting anecdotes. Especially about his beginnings.
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Old 07-08-2007, 18:52   #62
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I know it's boring for folk having to wade through the endless aspect ratio discussions, but Kubrick's divine visuals are part of what gives his work such power and anything that alters said visuals is fair game for discussion IMO. It has been done to death though, so much so that Deadkenny has hung up his Kubrick Arguing TrousersTM. They will be missed.

And while I'm happy that these classics are being released in HD - with bonus material no less! - I'm also equally annoyed that Warner aren't bothering with a HD boxset. And the omission of Lolita and Barry Lyndon in HD is shameful. It's not like they have to ask Kubrick's permission to do them.

Speaking of Lolita and Lyndon, am I right in thinking that the upcoming DVD re-releases will feature anamorphic transfers? Or will they be old discs repackaged? I ask because I don't think I've read anything that indicates new transfers for those two.
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Tis a shame there's not going to be an HD boxset (they probably don't want to discount the titles as they would have to do in a boxset).
If they had released a set I would have got that, as it is I shall only be picking up 2001 & Clockwork Orange.
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Speaking of Lolita and Lyndon, am I right in thinking that the upcoming DVD re-releases will feature anamorphic transfers? Or will they be old discs repackaged? I ask because I don't think I've read anything that indicates new transfers for those two.
That burning question has been raised on several discussion boards, and it's still unresolved. I guess we'll have to wait for the reviews.
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Old 15-08-2007, 15:06   #65
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Video versions of The Shining and Full Metal Jacket have just passed through the BBFC. Both got downgraded to '15'
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Do they still release videos?
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The BBFC still refer to dvd as video
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Old 17-08-2007, 10:32   #68
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Not surprised that "The Shining" has been downgraded to a 15 but I'd have thought the constant bad language and aggressive bullying in "Full Metal Jacket" might have kept it in the 18 bracket.

In Alan Bennett's diaries, he quotes the 'reach around' line from FMJ approvingly, saying he's never heard the phrase before. Wonder what his elderly fans made of that.
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Kubrick had never heard it before either - R. Lee Ermey had to explain it to him.
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In Alan Bennett's diaries, he quotes the 'reach around' line from FMJ approvingly, saying he's never heard the phrase before. Wonder what his elderly fans made of that.
What is the reach around line? I haven't seen FMJ since it was on TV in the 80s/
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The swear filter might implode.
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"You look like the kinda person who would FUN another person in the ass and not even have the common courtesy to offer him a reach around."
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John Baxter in his biog of Stanley thought he was the sort of man who would blush if he farted in the bath.
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I thought the swearing in FMJ was almost poetic the way the lines were delivered by Lee Ermey.
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R. Lee Ermey replaced Tim Colceri during pre-prod because Kubrick felt he was more convincing than the actor originally cast (funnily enough, since he was a real drill sergeant) - Ermey was just supposed to handle the discipline of the army extras on-set.

Imagine how different FMJ would be without him... stuff like the "reacharound" line is purely improvised by him.
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I can't wait for these to come out! I'll be getting:

2001
Full Metal Jacket
A Clockwork Orange
The Shining

Has any artwork been releases?

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Details and box art at DVDTimes:

http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=65399
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I love the artwork!

I might have to upgrade to a HD TV and DVD player!

So does anyone know what version of 'The Shining' it will be? I had the US DVD but didn't like it and went back to the shorter EU version. The longer version didn't add anything for me. It just dumbed down some of it, ie. explained things that didn't really need explaining.

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If they follow previous form, the R1 release will be the longer US cut (which I personally prefer), with the (Kubrick approved) shorter UK cut on R2.

Mind you, with Stan's previous AR hang-ups having been waived with this release, the Shining cut situation might well follow suit (with the US version suddenly becoming default).
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