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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:03 pm 
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I'm buying it just for the sensormatic keep case.

Bertolucci himself said, "Sensormatic or nothing!"


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mmmm.... slightly disappointed with this news........but I'll buy it anyway..


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Official announcements for 1900 and The Conformist.


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what did happen with the Spanish subtitles? ¡Mierda! I want it subtitled. Anyway, I'll import both of them because I can understand Italian without reading, but I can't understand why they say 1st that it's subtitled and not now.

about the Conformista "exteded version" any information more? what was cut? only for US audiences? I saw an awful English dubbed version on Spanish tv and it was horrible, but I could see at Cinemateque the Italian one on big screen, and it was almost a collective film buff orgasm.


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I assume the extended version just refers to the inclusion of the cut "dance of the blind" scene, which adds very little to the film and is heavy-handed (even for Bernardo) in its symbolism. Still, it's nice to have.

That 1900 cover is godawful. The art deco cover would stand out in a crowded DVD shelf. That one won't. And it's hideous.


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The art deco cover would stand out in a crowded DVD shelf. That one won't. And it's hideous.

That's why it will stand out. Those marketing kids know their ca-ca!


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I'm just surprised they didn't use a pic from the De Niro/Depardieu nude scene.


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Just picked up The Conformist. Looks good (given its age) and the featurettes are interesting.


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Got both 1900 and THE CONFORMIST - both have decent transfers (considering they're both from Paramount), with lots of dub and sub options (esp. on THE CONFORMIST). The featurettes are 40 mins. worth of Bertolucci and Storaro interviews on THE CONFORMIST and 30 mins. worth of B&S interviews on 1900.


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Did you get advance copies or did they show up early in some stores?

Goodness, 70 minutes between the two of just Bertolucci and Storaro? That's marvelous!


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Dylan wrote:
Did you get advance copies or did they show up early in some stores?

Goodness, 70 minutes between the two of just Bertolucci and Storaro? That's marvelous!


Advance...

Of course, there are scenes from the two films interspersed among the interviews, but still....


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Tav, does "1900" look better than the screencaps I posted?


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Tav, does "1900" look better than the screencaps I posted?


Sorry, but those screen caps aren't visible...is it just me? :shock:


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They're showing up on my monitor, and I know a few others I've spoken with about these releases saw my caps as well.

edit: just tried posting the links to my images, and the thread wouldn't properly link them.

So, here's a capture from a different photo storage I use online:

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h67/S ... 1164162139

"1900" is, visually, about the seasons and the colors that accompany each, and I look forward to seeing this film in a clean print with faithful color rendering.

Since Vittorio Storaro is featured on the DVD, and since he reportedly oversaw this transfer (as well as "The Conformist"), I'm positive the Paramount DVD is the greatest the film(s) can possibly look.

As for "The Conformist," that's my favorite Bertolucci (and damn near my favorite film of all-time), so I'm even more eager to see how that looks. I'm assuming the DVD image is miles better than the TCM print, and probably a little sharper and more colorful than the theatrical print I saw. I'm sure it won't be too long before DVD Beaver comes in and reviews these.


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Are the subs yellow or white?


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Are they any spanish subs also?


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Are the subs yellow or white?

YELLOW! #-o :roll: :x :shock:


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Gigi M. wrote:
Are they any spanish subs also?

Spanish subs on THE CONFORMIST (along with Spanish dub); English subs only on 1900. CONFORMIST also has English, Portuguese and French dub (and original Italian), along with English and Portuguese subs.


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Are the subs yellow or white?

YELLOW! #-o :roll: :x :shock:

See, I told you Paramount was my least favorite major when it came to releasing their back catalogue titles on DVD. :roll: ](*,)


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Lino do you think it's worh my double dipping for this 1900 against the PAL R2/4 version (which I realize is weakish?)


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David, I don't believe Lino ever sprung for the R2/4. But I did and, as you know, I found the image quality even more disappointing than you did. The Italian DVD was much better.

I'd say that this new R1 edition will probably be more than worth a double dip. It has extras and is also the only Storaro-supervised transfer on DVD.


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Tanks D. :-k


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I just ordered both from PlayUSA.com, and had two very pleasant surprises:

1) The absurdly low prices (the total bill came to less than £20);
2) The e-mails I've just received telling me that they've already been posted, even though they're not officially released for another fortnight or so.


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Lino do you think it's worh my double dipping for this 1900 against the PAL R2/4 version (which I realize is weakish?)

I wouldn't know. For now, I am perfectly comfortable with my italian DVD but I guess I'll wait for some Beaver shots. Er, right.


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Lino wrote:
For now, I am perfectly comfortable with my italian DVD but I guess I'll wait for some Beaver shots. Er, right.

Don't remember too many of those. Frontal male nudity, yes, but otherwise...


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