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Last Emperor DVD Re-release?

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17th January 2007 8:42  #1

witbier Member Join Date: January 2007 Location: Canada Posts: 1
Last Emperor DVD Re-release?
Anyone know if Bertolucci's The Last Emperor is going to be re-released this year?  There's been an special edition for region 2, but everything in region 1's out of print.

Someone on http://www.dvdactive.com/forums/dvd-and-movies/...
said there might be a 20th anniversary edition this year...?

19th January 2007 7:36  #2

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Most likely!  Who knows? Does anybody know if there is a "rights issue" involved with this movie?

20th January 2007 2:03  #3

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Well Columbia is re-releasing "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Bridge on the River Kwai" this year, relevant? Maybe, maybe not. But I would think they would re-release this as well. And why not? It is OOP, best picture 1987 , it's the 20th anniversary, they've re-released stuff for lesser reasons. As far as I know, there are no rights issues, unless the TV show that came out a few years before this with the same title is blocking it, but I doubt it. I would expect to see it before the year is out. I'd have expected it for Oscar season (which means it'd be announced by now).

Here's hoping for an "L.A. Confidential" re-release as well (yes, Warner, I know, but 10 year anniversary).

20th January 2007 11:37  #4

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
are you sure they are re-releasing "Lawrence.." and "Bridge on the.." ????????/ any details ??

i found it...the premier of both films is set to March 20...

both films in Special Editions...most likely in 2-Disc sets.

I don't know how about "Lawrence...", but as I see compare to my 2-Disc set of "Bridge", the new edition is the same..same extras..so I guess it's just repackaging.

20th January 2007 19:00  #5

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Well the last VHS release of the extended version of "The Last Emperor" was Artisian which is now Lions Gate


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20th January 2007 20:26  #6

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Sorry, I'm not good with the companies, I just saw on the poster that it was Columbia, so I said that. The way I see it honestly, if Warner Brothers releases a film, it's a WB film. Whoever distributes, distributes. I know it's stupid because of releases and stuff in this case, so I hope you forgive me if I occasionally get distribution companies wrong. Happy Well Lion's Gate does usually wait until last minute don't they, so it's possible that it is going to be here sooner than we think.

Yeah the "Bridge" and "Lawrence" do seem to be just repackages. The Digital Bits said:  Meanwhile today, Sony has added Big Fish to its 3/20 Blu-ray slate, along with repackaged 2-disc DVD versions of The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Guns of Navarone and Lawrence of Arabia (see cover art below). Also coming on 3/20 is a new single-disc DVD reissue of The Caine Mutiny.
I didn't see a list of extras yet, but I'll look into that now. I don't own them (yet) so if they're good enough I may invest in them.

20th January 2007 22:45  #7

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Please I'm not trying to call you stupid I am sorry if I sounded like I was!  I happen to remember that The Lsst Emperor was last released on VHS by another company.  But who is to say Artisan/Lions Gate even have Region 1 rights now!  I just don't know...  That is why I said "it might be a rights issue"

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20th January 2007 23:36  #8

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
No no, not at all, don't worry, I knew what you meant. I'll say 007 is MGM/UA when it's under Fox or Sony now.
They probably would still have them, they know it would be a pretty big seller if done right. I don't know/think there's an issue with it.

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