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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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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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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Re: BD 218 The African Queen

#9 Post by Gregor Samsa » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:31 am

This is going to have reshuffled extras:
Originally Posted by Eureka Entertainment View Post
Hi everyone,

A trailer for THE AFRICAN QUEEN recently went live that listed some extras that we were originally planning to include on the release but ultimately can't due to various (and unexciting) reasons.

They are the audio interview with Jack Cardiff, NFT interview with John Huston, and the new interview with Ian Christie.

We do have some other extras in the works that if all goes well we should be able to announce soon.

Sorry!

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Re: BD 218 The African Queen

#10 Post by What A Disgrace » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:35 am

I received my copy, and the book and disc case are ridiculously tightly packed inside the shell. Its very difficult to get them out.

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Re: BD 218 The African Queen

#11 Post by Ste » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:01 am

What A Disgrace wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:35 am
I received my copy, and the book and disc case are ridiculously tightly packed inside the shell. Its very difficult to get them out.
It seems to be a common issue with this edition. The best way of tackling it is to wedge a finger between the slipcase and the Amaray then extract the contents. I was wary of doing this at first, as I didn’t know if there was enough give in the slipcase, but it can be done without damaging anything.

I reported the issue to Jacob at Eureka a couple of weeks ago, and they have raised it with the manufacturer. Apparently, the initial template received by Eureka was fine.

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Re: BD 218 The African Queen

#12 Post by tenia » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:28 am

It's likely the manufacturer's producing tolerance was just in disfavor of practicity for this one. I've seen this in the past at work : tolerances can be, say +/- 0.5mm, but that's already enough to cause issues.

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