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R1 DVD release: July 25, 2006!


A DVD for THE BRONTE SISTERS (1979) will be released on July 25, 2006:
http://videoeta.com/movie/30442

Does anyone have more details?

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The release date hasn't been picked up by Amazon.com yet. I will be checking some other sites to see if there is any information about the running time of the version that will be on the DVD. Let's hope it's the 3 hour cut of the film.

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I have not found any information on any other website, so I hope there wasn't confusion between the release of some Bronte Sister documentaries for June with this film. It would be very disappointing.

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I suppose it will be the 1 h 55 version, already released in spain (french + spanish) and still available on www.fnac.es (12 euros); I can not imagine they will release the original Techine version only screened at Cannes Festival 1979. This 3 h version received such bad comments in its time, they decided to make a shorter version.

http://www.fnac.es/dsp/?servlet=extended.HomeExtendedServlet&Code1=681987540&Code2=116&prodID=517611

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Don't get too excited. It looks like Videoeta got the listing wrong. The actual DVD that is being released is a 55 minute documentary called The Bronte Sisters, and is being released to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte's death. It's being released by ArtsMagic DVD on July 25 and the UPC code is 881482306992. The details on Videoeta are wrong.

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Not surprising since there isn't even a PAL Region 2 version of the film on DVD. I guess I will have to keep checking the festival and museum listings to see if this is ever shown in the USA again.

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In 2013 the Cohen Film Collection released this film on DVD, 120 min in length and in French with English subtitles. The Cohen Film Collection DVD from 2013 also has a 60-min documentary about the film featuring the director, the screen writer and others. In addition there is a feature to listen to a commentary as one watches the film (presumably with the director commenting but I don't know yet).

I have not watched it yet; just checked it out at my local library and decided to check out the reviews before watching.

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