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« Reply #100 on: August 24, 2005, 04:53:11 AM »

thanx KC, for the reply. I hope its soon.
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« Reply #101 on: August 24, 2005, 06:32:47 AM »

Those German releases sound positively mouthwatering! I see the guy behind them has poppd up on the Sergio Leone board talking up the prospect of including the missing footage of Clint and Lee Van Cleef being beaten by Indio's men from For A Few Dollars More. Assuming it comes true that will be excellent news but what I'd really like to know is whether the alleged missing footage from A Fistful of Dollars will be put back. I haven't seen the recent R2 release but I've read that when Clint's recovering in the mine a scene where the undertaker brings him food is missing. I think I remember that moment  myself from seing AFOD at the cinema so I hope it's been put back. The inclusion of the mono track for each film is of course great news (can't get enough of those hilarious sounding gunshots!) and the fact that the release is in PAL format (yes!) means one more chance to get these films in as near to the definitive presentation as possible. I hope my caution in not purchasing the UK SE's pays off.  :)
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« Reply #102 on: August 24, 2005, 07:40:04 AM »

The MGM discs are all finished and ready to go. I've heard this from a guy who worked on them. The only holdup is Sony, the new owner, who is reviewing all the major releases with an eye toward the most effective marketing strategy.

Apparently the plan all along was to issue them in time for the opening of the Leone exhibit at The Autry Center in California, which would have generated great cross-promotion opportunities. (When I was in L.A. last month, almost every other streetlight had a huge red banner for the Leone exhibit hanging from it -- the town was plastered with images of Clint in the poncho!!)

Why Sony has paused to reconsider the release schedule for the USA is a baffling mystery, since last month would have been the perfect time, but maybe they're short on big releases for the Christmas season and they're holding them back to issue during late November or something....
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« Reply #103 on: August 24, 2005, 04:24:49 PM »

Thanks for that info, Concorde!
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« Reply #104 on: September 06, 2005, 04:19:20 AM »

These are the region 4 SE DVD's:
 

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Commentary by Sir Christopher Frayling
A New Kind Of Hero - Documentary
A Few WEeeks In Spain - Documentary
Cinque Voci - Documentary
The Network Prologue - Additional Scene
Not Ready for Primetime - Featurette
Radio Spots
Theatrical Spots
And More!

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Commentary by Sir Christopher Frayling
A New Standard - Documentary
Back For More - Documentary
Tre Voci - Documentary
Restoration Italian Style - Featurette
Theatrical Trailer
Radio Spots
And More!
EZYDVD

I'm a little baffled they we got them before the U.S. ???
      









 


 
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« Reply #105 on: September 06, 2005, 05:20:28 AM »


Well same with the UK.
We think that with the takeover by Sony that it has delayed the US release.

MGM Australia must be like the UK .....different  :-\


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« Reply #106 on: September 06, 2005, 07:17:09 AM »

Oh when oh when do us americans get these masterpieces??! AND....can I live until then??! LOL
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« Reply #107 on: September 06, 2005, 07:51:58 AM »

Oh when oh when do us americans get these masterpieces??! AND....can I live until then??! LOL

Multi system player, multi system tv and you are all set.  ^-^


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« Reply #108 on: September 06, 2005, 07:57:29 AM »

But 'US' clint fans should get first crack at em, right???
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« Reply #109 on: September 06, 2005, 08:18:16 AM »



Italy, Germany and Spain should get them first.  :)


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« Reply #110 on: September 06, 2005, 08:39:38 AM »

...as long as we DO get 'em!  8)
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« Reply #111 on: September 06, 2005, 08:45:22 AM »


You will.

I have no doubt about that.


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« Reply #112 on: September 06, 2005, 09:19:12 AM »

You will.

I have no doubt about that.


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YOU are NO hound dog, man!

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« Reply #113 on: September 06, 2005, 07:52:44 PM »

Ach this is getting frustrating now. I want the R1 versions!

It looks like the whole world will get 'em before we do :(

I hope they announce something for us North American people soon...

*goes back to waiting*
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« Reply #114 on: September 07, 2005, 03:27:25 AM »

I totally aggree, snake! we should at least be told, some kind of pr, promo as to when!
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« Reply #115 on: September 07, 2005, 05:02:59 AM »

I totally aggree, snake! we should at least be told, some kind of pr, promo as to when!

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« Reply #116 on: September 10, 2005, 11:40:15 PM »

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I would just like to take a moment to rant about how much I despise Sony Entertainment America.  They halted the release of excellent video games made by Capcom for thier Playstation console back in the late 1990's because said games were "2-D and not of any interest to American game players."  The games got released everywhere else but region 1 thanks to Sony America. 

I wanted Playstation version of MegaMan X3 back then, and they deemed it unworthy.  That left a bad taste in my mouth.  The fear that they will never release the awesome Dollars special editions now that they devoured MGM is in the back of my mind.   

The Dollars Trilogy is among my favorite movie sets of all time.  I have purchased the special editions of The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West, and Once Upon a Time in America.  I must complete my Leone set with the Dollars pair of films and the one I've never seen before, Fistful of Dynamite. 

I am determined enough that if Sony sticks it to American consumers again I'll go around them.  I will purchase a region free DVD player and Import from United Kingdom or Australia for an english release of the movies. 

Sony makes me sick with thier delays, corporate takeovers, and thier pathetic notion that they know what consumers want. 
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« Reply #117 on: September 11, 2005, 05:41:27 AM »


Way to go Meridico !!



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« Reply #118 on: September 15, 2005, 10:04:00 AM »

Now that's talkin', Meridico!  8)

I agree with all that you said.

I don't think it's fair what they're doing.

I say from now on -for the upcoming DVD releases, they should set a date and release the DVD's worldwide, agree on an international release date or somethin'.
That way everybody will be happy.
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« Reply #119 on: September 17, 2005, 06:12:56 PM »

Sony just likes to stick it to the consumers.  They have enough of the masses duped into thier products, hype and "name brand recognition" that they don't have to care what the above average, intelligent people (That is us, my friends) want or need. 

Thier customer service department is a joke as well.  Again I go to a product analogy.  This because I work in an electronics retail store and deal with customer complaints about Sony on a regular basis.

People have trouble with a Sony Vega Television set?  Do you think Sony does anything about it?  If that warranty is expired, it is hundreds of dollars to get te thing sent away for repairs.

People have trouble with thier Playstation 2?  It's a good $85+ to have it sent in for repair.  A new one is $150, so most people just grumble and buy a new one.  Thier competitor in that realm, Nintendo, has supurb customer service.  You barely ever have to wait long on the phone to get ahold of a representative, and thier people are always more than willing to help you out.  My Gamecube system malfunctioned on me about a year after I purchased it.  You know how much it was to have it shipped in, repaired, and sent back in less than two weeks?  $40+.  It was not bad at all.  Thier representative that visits the store gives our employees free goodies all the time as well.  T-shirts, video game accessories and the like.  Have I ever met or seen a Sony representative come to our store?  Never, not once.  Yet Nintendo and Microsoft have a rep visit every month, goodies in tow.  They come in and repair or replace the in store displays of thier products as they become worn or used.  The store has to pay out of its own money to replace Sony displays.  They are worthless in my book.

It reminds me of the cheapness of American automobiles in the 1970's.  A term my father explained to me, "Planned obsolence".  Meaning the stuff is designed to fail within a year or two.  That way the company makes more money off people paying for repairs or just flat out having to buy a replacement.

Everytime Sony buys someone out I cringe.  Thier policies and methods baffle me, and thier decisions on what titles to appear under thier label, wiether it be Music CDs, Video games, or Movie DVDs is ridiculous at best. 

I have lost any respect for that company, and try to avoid purchasing anything with the name SONY on it whenever I can manage it.  They are greedy, and they do not care one iota about thier customers' needs or desires. 


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