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F I N A L L Y on DVD!!!


Folks,

I m happy to tell you: STREEWISE will come out uncut on DVD by the German label cmv-Laservision in January 2013!

As far as I know they are going to release the only existing copy of this great Oscar nominated documentary. After a thorough research they found out, the North German Radio NDR had broadcast this film years ago - and asked them whether they had the documentary in their archives. They did - and promised to restore the material, which they did.

So this documentary will finally be released on DVD code-free (playable everywhere), uncut and will probably be the only version existing. I have seen this film and I am so glad it was preserved for later generations. What a joy to be informed this will be available now.

Just go to amazon Germany and order it if this interests you ...

Best,
Max

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... sorry, forgot to tell you, the original soundtrack is on this DVD of course! :)

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It's listed as Pal format so I don't think it will work on most DVD players in the US.
I really want to get this but I don't want to waste $20+ to get it if I can't play it.

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I got this from the library, thus saving me the 17(!) EUR amazon.de charges for the damn thing. I vividly remember watching this film on German TV ca. 1985, so when I read "restoration", I hoped they'd put out a halfway decent product. Unfortunately, my worst fears became true: it looks as if someone slapped their old VHS copy of the movie onto a disc, which probably is exactly what happened. The image is blurry, colors are washed-out, the sound is terrible, and the whole thing is blemished with giant, poorly translated, non-optional subtitles (on a grey background!) hanging in the middle of the screen. In a word: unwatchable. Save your money and let's hope that SOMEbody will shell out a few bucks to put out a restored version (with extras, please!) of this marvelous film.

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Theres a Facebook group for Streetwise fans: https://www.facebook.com/groups/394323200704882/ Tiny, Justin and some of the other cast post there. We have updated pic on Rat, Tiny and many more of the kids from the cast.

Come join us. =)



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No we can't come join you.
The streetwise group is CLOSED to fans
Makes a lot of sense huh?

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You're not exactly the sharpest tack in the box, are you, Hailey?

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No, she's not. We've explained she just has to click to join the FAN page.

Thank you mistresspixel- I was wondering of it was me. LOL

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Streetwise1984/

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The OFFICIAL "Streewise" facebook group is NOW open to the public .. the link is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Streetwise1984/ (click "join" to join) We have updates, pictures of the kids, stills and more. Many of the ppl from the doc are posting. This group is for the fans AND anyone from this documentary or those who were associated with them. We come together and learn how these street kids have come along in life, we make new friends, share stories. We have learned so much in just 2 month's time, and are having so much fun please come join us :-) 

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