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#1 Post by Fletch F. Fletch » Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:08 am

From DVDAnswers:
Lions Gate Home Entertainment has announced a Killer's Collector's Edition of American Psycho which stars Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto and Josh Lucas. The disc will be available to own from the 21st June this year, priced at around $19.98. As well as a newly remastered anamorphic widescreen transfer and English Dolby Digital 5.1 EX track, the disc will include an audio commentary with the films director and writer, deleted scenes with an optional director audio commentary and three video essays entitled The 80�s: Downtown, American Psycho: From Book to Screen and The Pornography of Killing. Completing the package will be the original trailers.
Nice! It's about time... according to the box art DVDAnswers posted, it will be the unrated version.

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#2 Post by Pinback » Thu Apr 07, 2005 4:51 pm

So was the American theatrical release cut? The cover of this new edition says "Uncut Version", but the IMDb has no listings for alternate versions of the film. I wasn't aware that it was ever cut (the version submitted to the BBFC was passed with no cuts made). Does anyone know if there are two different versions, and what the differences are?

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#3 Post by oldsheperd » Thu Apr 07, 2005 5:03 pm

Read the postings under the cover on dvdanswers. they get into it.

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#4 Post by Pinback » Thu Apr 07, 2005 5:34 pm

oldsheperd wrote:Read the postings under the cover on dvdanswers. they get into it.
The extra footage is of Patrick flexing his muscles in a mirror while he's with the two prostitutes....that's it. Seems the american censors thought that too demeening to have on screen, the chainsaw through the midriff was o.k. Flexing is to dehumanizing during intercourse apparantly
Is that really all there is to it? I find that hard to believe, and the justification for the cut offered in the comment above doesn't sound plausible.

This scene was certainly in the version I saw (in the UK), and was one of the film's funniest moments. The most ingenious use of a Phil Collins song, too.

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#5 Post by Oedipax » Thu Apr 07, 2005 5:50 pm

Ah boy. I'm glad this happened. I'll definitely be double dipping.

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#6 Post by djali999 » Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:18 am

Just picked this up this morning -- it's a classy disc, well worth a double dip (although Lions Gate seems to be hell bent on playing up the fact that there's a chainsaw in the movie). The commentaries also illuminated certain ambiguities in scenes in this film that have bothered me for years now (not clarified, but rather illuminated their intent).

Pinback - no kidding, that's the only difference. The "Unrated Version" is only about 5 seconds longer but the MPAA, being the senseless morons that they are, demanded something be cut, and that was it.

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L.A. Story

#7 Post by Fletch F. Fletch » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:53 am

I always liked this movie.... From DavisDVD:
Just announced from Lionsgate Home Entertainment is L.A. Story: 15th Anniversary Edition. Due in stores on June 13th, this re-release of the Steve Martin romantic comedy will feature a new anamorphic widescreen transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks, "The Story Of L.A. Story" making-of documentary, deleted scenes (including never-before-seen footage with John Lithgow and Scott Bakula), outtakes, "The LA of L.A. Story" interactive map of filming sites, original 1991 theatrical marketing materials and trailers. Retail is $19.98.

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#8 Post by The Invunche » Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:26 am

Victoria Tennant is the least sexy woman in the world.

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#9 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:07 am

Eh, another double-dip but sounds worth it. I've always liked it too. Who thought anyone could make a freeway shooting spree funny?

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#10 Post by starmanof51 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:13 pm

The Lithgow cuts as a Mike Ovitz cipher are funny. They ran on cable at least once, along with Lithgow reading a letter before the film - from Martin to Lithgow, explaining why he was cut from the film.

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#11 Post by porquenegar » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:08 pm

I'll have a half double decaffeinated half-caf, with a twist of lemon.

I'll have a twist of lemon

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#12 Post by filmfan » Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:09 am

The Invunche wrote:Victoria Tennant is the least sexy woman in the world.
I know what you mean.

Somehow you can see "the wheels turning" all the time on her acting, especially in this film, less in "All of Me"...and it's a little distracting and off-putting to the viewer.

What is she doing now ?

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#13 Post by justeleblanc » Mon May 28, 2007 6:31 pm

Does anyone know which other Alain Resnais titles Studio Canal owns besides Stavisky? If it's only one, does anyone else assume that Lionsgate will release a Belmondo box set similar to their Bardot box?

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#14 Post by DrewReiber » Tue May 29, 2007 4:45 am

Right now my biggest beef with Lionsgate is the lack of action over their broken Artisan catalogue, comprised mostly of unwatchable transfers for decent movies. The King of New York 2-disc was pretty good, yet they haven't done squat for Bad Lieutenant. They mentioned going back and putting out a proper edition of Dario Argento's Sleepless, but again, nothing. The worst of it is, I still have lesser known Artisan discs that have such astounding gate jumping issues that I can't look at the movies without getting a headache... and I *know* they'll never re-issue those. Ugh.

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#15 Post by patrick » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:34 pm

Lionsgate will be releasing Jerome Boivin's Baxter on 7/17, but of course it has a horrible misleading cover that makes it look like Cujo 2.

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#16 Post by Cinesimilitude » Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:04 pm

I want a Bad Lieutenant Criterion SOOOO bad. they would do it proper.

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#17 Post by justeleblanc » Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:11 am

About the Upcoming Godard set, I noticed that Les Caribiniers was in fact a Studio Canal property (as seen in the lower right hand corner of this box).


So its still possible that Les Caribiniers will be released in the Lionsgate box. I'm just confused as to why Optimum didn't release it in their Studio Canal box.

And according to imdb, Canal+ does in fact own the rights to Nouvelle Vague as well. It seems as if Lionsgate could in fact be releasing 9 Godard films in box sets that don't call for any double dipping of Criterion releases (Breathless, Pierrot, Contempt, etc). Though -- knowing my luck -- my guess is both Carabiniers and Nouvelle Vague will be lost from the set.

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#18 Post by Matt » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:51 pm

Stumbled across this today.

Honestly never thought I'd see this released in R1. Lionsgate continues to surprise.

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#19 Post by Ashirg » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:58 pm

They also scheduled The Lisbon Story to be released on the same day.

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#20 Post by zedz » Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:34 pm

Good news for completists, I suppose. I wonder if this has improved with age. Has anybody seen it recently?

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#21 Post by kinjitsu » Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:03 am

zedz wrote:I wonder if this has improved with age.
I somehow doubt that it has. While I found it amusing at the time, my intuition tells me to avoid seeing it again. Even my appreciation of Oshima and Rampling are not enough to assuage my doubts.
Jonathan Rosenbaum wrote:This dry drawing-room comedy about an English diplomat's wife (Charlotte Rampling) who has a "serious" affair with a chimpanzee was produced by Serge Silberman, producer of Bunuel's last films, and written by Bunuel's cowriter on the same films, Jean-Claude Carriere. Much of this film's ongoing humor derives from the human couple's sense of decorum; in a game effort to preserve his marriage, the diplomat (Anthony Higgins), who has a mistress of his own, arranges to have the chimp moved into their flat. Even for a filmmaker who essentially changes style with each picture--and has a reputation as a taboo breaker--this is uncharacteristic: the poker-faced surrealism of "civilized" people attempting to be mature about a woman's passion for a chimp seems, not surprisingly, more like Bunuel than Oshima.

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#22 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:27 am

A pity there are no extras. Couldn't they get Carriere or Rampling for an interview? :D

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#23 Post by Barmy » Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:06 pm

Or the monkey?

Great idea; middling execution.

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#24 Post by justeleblanc » Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:45 pm

Joe from Fin de cinema is reporting that Lionsgate is scheduled to release 6 more Bunuel films as double features on 4/29.

Titles in question:

El Gran Calavera
Los Olvidados
La Hija del engaño
La Ilusión viaja en tranvía
El Río y la muerte

These are also the same films that were released onto Mexican DVD (via Alter Films). Note the Los Olvidados, especially since the film was reportedly still in legal dispute with Koch Lorber. (According to someone at Koch Lorber as recently as last month!) I was also under the impression that Nazarin was Janus.

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#25 Post by domino harvey » Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:51 pm

Wow, shocked to see Nazarin in play but very excited for these!

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