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Old 08-30-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
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United Kingdom Withnail and I (Remastered) Blu-ray from Arrow

Withnail and I Blu-ray


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Newly restored in 2K resolution, this special release includes new and classic archive interviews, a 200-page coffee table book with rarely seen behind-the-scenes images, various articles on the film from critics and those who made it as well as personalised packaging for a truly unique edition. Choose your packaging below!
http://arrowvideo.com/withnailandi/

LIMITED EDITION PERSONALISED PACKAGING. ONLY 500 EACH OF FOUR DESIGNS.


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New 2K restoration of WITHNAIL and I from the original camera negative, supervised and approved by director of photography Peter Hannan
Bruce Robinson’s follow-up feature, How to Get Ahead in Advertising, newly transferred from original film elements and approved by director of photography Peter Hannan
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD Presentation of both films
Original uncompressed mono 1.0 PCM audio for both films
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Audio commentary by writer-director Bruce Robinson
Audio commentary by critic and writer Kevin Jackson, author of the BFI Modern Classic on WITHNAIL and I
All four original ‘Withnail Weekend’ documentaries, first screened on Channel 4 in 1999, including The Peculiar Memories of Bruce Robinson, which looks at the director’s career, Withnail & Us, which focuses on the film’s making, and two shorter documentaries, I Demand to Have Some Booze and Withnail on the Pier
Newly filmed interviews with key members of WITHNAIL and I’s behind-the-scenes team
Theatrical trailers for both films
Exclusive limited edition hardback book packaging (2,000 copies) containing new writing on the films, reprints of key articles on WITHNAIL and I, deleted scenes and more across 200 pages, illustrated with original production stills
More to be announced!
[Show spoiler]https://twitter.com/ArrowFilmsVideo/...92233483063296

A new 2K scan from the original camera negative.


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Old 08-30-2013, 05:29 PM   #2
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This is very surprising, I have been holding back on buying the current releases because they were sub-par maybe this release will change that.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:52 PM   #3
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I only paid 3 for the original Anchor Bay release, so I wouldn't mind splashing out on a brand new transfer.
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:08 PM   #4
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I only paid 3 for the original Anchor Bay release, so I wouldn't mind splashing out on a brand new transfer.
I think I paid about a fiver but I agree,I would double dip if the new transfer was up to it.
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:43 PM   #5
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Paid about a fiver too but this will be my first triple dip.
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:44 PM   #6
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Yes please. Arrow are killing it at the minute. They're seriously on par with Criterion at the moment in regards to artwork, content and quality. With MOC and Arrow, the UK are looking good for future release of classic cinema!
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:48 PM   #7
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I have never seen this but I hear its a good show. If Arrow do a good job with the transfer, I'll purchase
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:54 PM   #8
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I literally put the previous bluray in my Amazon shopping cart today. Good thing I didn't press that order button!
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:49 AM   #9
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Wowzers a 3rd UK release!! The Anchor Bay was ok, the studio canal was rubbish lets hope this gives it the release it deserves!!!
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:53 AM   #10
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Hopefully now with this and Time Bandits from Handmade Films it means that Arrow will also restore and release Long Good Friday and Mona Lisa. I held off Long Good Friday as all reviews of the old versions of that said they were crap.
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:43 AM   #11
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Good job I held off on the steelbook. Looks like a last attempt by Studio Canal to milk some money out of it before it goes OOP.

I just hope this has the extras from the Anchor Bay release. Otherwise I'll have to keep hold of it. And yes, The Long Good Friday should be next.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:38 AM   #12
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Good job I held off on the steelbook. Looks like a last attempt by Studio Canal to milk some money out of it before it goes OOP.

I just hope this has the extras from the Anchor Bay release. Otherwise I'll have to keep hold of it. And yes, The Long Good Friday should be next.
I thought with Time Bandits there were difficulty licensing the AB extras hence they created their own, although some of the AB ones were licensed themselves from Criterion.

Agree Studio Canal have probably clubbed together all their remaining stock of Withnail and shuvved in the Zavvi steelbooks to shift them. Don't want to do what AB ended doing of dumping their OOP Handmade Film BD in HMV for a couple of quid a go.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:24 PM   #13
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Any word on the Arrow release of Withnail & I?
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There was a Withnail &I postcard within Blind Woman's Curse I bought today.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:56 AM   #15
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Any word on the Arrow release of Withnail & I?
There's a few Arrow titles (listed below) apart from this one which don't have release dates yet, so whenever the next announcement is due, I expect this and some of those to get confirmed:

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Old 04-05-2014, 09:14 AM   #16
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It's certainly coming out this year.

And I hear from its producer that the transfer looks stunning - it's another James White restoration from the original negative, so if you were happy with Time Bandits (his last HandMade effort), it's unlikely that you'll be disappointed with this. Especially since we believe that no release of Withnail & I has really done it true justice - even Criterion released a lacklustre non-anamorphic DVD.
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:19 PM   #17
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Few updates from James White:

"Currently grading our new WITHNAIL & I restoration w the film's Director of Photography Peter Hannan and it's looking STUNNING."

https://twitter.com/jamesfilmresto/s...83051439886337

"Those who have only seen WITHNAIL & I via the old Blu-ray, DVD, TV, etc are going to be in for a shock at just how good this film looks"

https://twitter.com/jamesfilmresto/s...83912853438464
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:32 PM   #18
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I really cannot wait for this.
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:05 PM   #19
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Fantastic news!
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Old 06-21-2014, 01:21 PM   #20
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A new 2K scan from the original camera negative.

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I'm sure it'll be great but wouldn't have been better for them to do a 4K scan? Release as 1080p now and re-release with little extra work in 4K in 5 years (or sooner)?
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