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 Posted:   Nov 17, 2014 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   paulw   (Member)

PHILIPERIC:

I'm waiting for a US release.....but if it's not released in the US, is the French version with its extra special features worth the extra cost over the UK version?


I would say yes -- even with much of the documentaries in French, what I have watched such as a bio on Ava Gardner was fairly easy to follow with English dialogue -

I had to return the UK disc because I dont own a multi region player - the French BR cost about $15 more but I cannot be sure that this will see a US release any time soon.

DVD Beaver offers a full list of all the extras so you should check that for more info.


The question must be asked as to why they are releasing 50 year old movies with regional locking.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2014 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)


The question must be asked as to why they are releasing 50 year old movies with regional locking.


I suppose that's part of the licensing deal, but I have no idea how it works. Twilight Time release MGM (UA) films multi-region, but when Kino release MGM, they're region A locked. The UK & German 55 Days are locked to B, but the French release is multi-region. I suppose Americans can import the French one, it'll cost a wee bit more, but it's got a very nice cover. It was restored from the original negatives at Pinewood, & I'm hoping they're working on another one, maybe The Fall Of The Roman Empire.

 
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