BD 218 The African Queen

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domino harvey
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BD 218 The African Queen

#1 Post by domino harvey » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:11 pm

Coming in November

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Finch
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Re: BD ??? The African Queen

#2 Post by Finch » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:50 pm

Evidently the ITV licence for African Queen has lapsed. The Paramount BD is from 2010 so this must be a 4k restoration. I'm in.

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Re: BD 218 The African Queen

#3 Post by Finch » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:37 pm

Eureka confirmed on FB it's the 2010 transfer.

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Re: BD 218 The African Queen

#4 Post by nitin » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:59 pm

The 2010 transfer was from a 4k restoration

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Re: BD 218 The African Queen

#5 Post by Randall Maysin » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:31 am

Lame extras. I understand that MoC could pretty easily dredge up a lot of (filmed) interviews with the late Peter Viertel, aka this film's uncredited co-screenwriter/script doctor/whatever. So, why don't they?

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tenia
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Re: BD 218 The African Queen

#6 Post by tenia » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:20 am

Possibly because :
The rights are not available or too complicated to untangle.
The rightholders asked for way too much money.
Paramount contractually prevented that.

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Re: BD 218 The African Queen

#7 Post by rapta » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:57 pm

tenia wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:20 am
Possibly because :
The rights are not available or too complicated to untangle.
The rightholders asked for way too much money.
Paramount contractually prevented that.
Paramount? I thought this was coming from Romulus (through Park Circus)?

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Re: BD 218 The African Queen

#8 Post by tenia » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:44 pm

You're right / My bad, it's Romulus in the UK.

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