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will 2008 be the year this classic is released on DVD?


Does anyone have any information on the status of this film as to whether/when it will be released on DVD? It's a shame it's been unavailable all these years!

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this will be on dvd november 25 from koch video. check amazon.com.

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It was released Dec 30, 2008. It was not restored and looks very "flat." On the plus side, it is letterboxed and is eight minutes longer than the old laserdisc version.

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It was re-released with additional scenes that don't really add much, and I think one or two scenes were actually deleted, making some action a little confusing. You'd know only if you'd seen the original. Also, the subtitled translation differs slightly from the original. One notable instance involves a line that was terrifically funny in the original, but falls flat in the re-release. Still, it's a wonderful movie. Sonia Braga is gorgeous. Her niece Alice Braga, who's becoming a well-known actress in the U.S. ("I Am Legend"), says she's a different type of actress. She's pretty but a bit more ordinary looking, and says she knows she could never compete with her aunt's famous curves.

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Do you have any details about the re-release? As of early August 2009, I cannot find any trace of it?

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