Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by G a f f e r, Jan 6, 2004.
...and I want it NOW
That's nice for you.
Yeah, right, dream on.....
Superbit is Columbia marketing term. i concur with the above posters, dream on also the 4 disc planned special edition has been delayed due to legal issues and someone holding out for buckets of cash.
I was wondering where that got too
If there was ever a movie that warranted an 8 hour documentary making of special feature it must be Blade Runner. I really, really am getting tired of waiting for a proper dvd release of this with 3 versions of the film. original theater, "directors" cut and the famed workprint. How about throwing in a new real directors cut while you are at it? Come on Ridley!! You know this is THE film most people are waiting for. Before we die?? Please!?
The films ready its legal issues stopping it being released, its had a complete makeover its had its soundtrack completely restored and remixed for dvd its just some silly legal issues involving 1 guy stopping it being released.
Do you know who it is, so we can go kick his ass?
Or at the very least get very cross with him.
From what ive read its a case of Warner Bros not wanting to pay this guy the money he's askin, lets all have a whip a round and pay this guy so we can get our Blade Runner dvd's before hell freezes over, hmmmm wait waittttttttt hell just froze over
if we can find out who it is can we send a blade runner to track him down and retire him?
He's a 73-year-old billionaire who hates the film, so quite possibly the world's most difficult person to either convince or buy off.
So whats it got to with him then?
Warner should just pay the guy as they will sell shiploads of this dvd. This is one of the most waited for dvds ever! The visuals in the film are so made for the home cinema.. And as it is my favorite film I'm getting restless and really tired of waiting for it!
Vangelis is a billionaire?!?!? No it's Jerry Perenchio, he was one of the budgetary guarantors when the movie was made, the movie went over budget and he got a large share of the rights.
Warners own the rights to the existing Director's Cut but no-one can get access to the original film or additional footage (which the new, definitive Director's Cut would have to be taken from) without his say so and like I said he hates the film and so doesn't want it out on DVD. He's a mega-rich, old bloke so I'm guessing that makes him 100 times more crotchety thann your average pensioner.
it's all explained there
If not superbit, will it at least be dts then?
columbia = superbit and a bit of super dts
warner = snapper cases and er
buy future noir a great book shows that the "directors cut" was a workprint scott was unhappy with the laser discs are the best copies i have 7 diff ones at last count
James45, thanks for the info. i think its just sad that we are deprivied of one of the greatest Sci Fi movies of all time because of some sad old git. its a sad world we live in........
but im still not going to buy the current version!!!! its rubbish!!
It's better than nothing although I've only watched it once in the last two and half years
Better than nothing - yes. Better than VHS - yes. Better than Laserdisc - debatable.
I don't think it is better than nothing either... I bought the current version becuase it was cheap and because I was desperate to see the film again, but I have only watched it once in the last two years as seeing/hearing it in such poor quality is just depressing!
Precisely why I'm not buying the current version, I'll stick with my Antique VHS copy for now thanks, until this person who's stopping a better version pegs it & Warners can do the business for us BR fans, Taaa.....
I remember reading reviews from years ago in 1998 and they compared the Laserdisc to the DVD and the DVD was the clear winner as far as picture quality goes, soundwise the Laserdisc might be better because of the PCM tracks.
I think the DVD was transferred from an old VHS tape that had been bought at a car boot sale from someone who had kept it on a damp shelf next to a huge speaker for ten years!
I expect the laserdisc, dvd and VHS were mastered from the same D1 master tape which was made from film ages ago, then your talking about composite video artifacts with the laserdisc vs mpeg artifacts on the dvd (grain does not compress well).
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