Re: [Videolib] John Huston's THE DEAD on DVD: caveat emptor

From: Randy Pitman <vidlib@videolibrarian.com>
Date: Mon Nov 02 2009 - 11:24:02 PST

But--unfortunately--not atypical. Lionsgate released "Ironweed" in a full screen only version earlier this year.
 
Best,

Randy

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  From: Jessica Rosner
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  Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 11:17 AM
  Subject: Re: [Videolib] John Huston's THE DEAD on DVD: caveat emptor

  WOW. This is just criminal.

  On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 1:23 PM, Steffen, James M <jsteffe@emory.edu> wrote:

    As some of you may be aware, Lionsgate has released John Hustonís THE DEAD (1987) on DVD this week. This is its first release on DVD in the US after being held in limbo for years. Apparently, a 10-minute section has gone missing from the print Lionsgate used:

    http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/thedead.php

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