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Old 08-05-2015, 04:08 AM   #1
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Default Orson Welles on Blu-ray - Official Thread

This thread is dedicated to Orson Welles -- the director, actor, and narrator -- on blu-ray.

Many of the listed films come from international markets; I will update the list with their American counterparts once they become available.


Welles the Director





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Welles the Narrator





Films about Welles





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Old 08-05-2015, 10:38 AM   #2
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Cool! The only one I have on blu-ray is Citizen Kane. Some of the other ones I only own on VHS. Was lucky enough to see the Welles cut of Touch of Evil on the big screen many years ago.
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:52 PM   #3
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Great thread! I'm looking forward to seeing Chimes At Midnight. I've never seen it! It's one of Welles major works that has slipped by me all these years. And I'm reminded that I need to pick up The Stranger on Blu-ray. That film was his biggest box office hit as a director. It's amazing how well his films hold up. He was so ahead of his time.
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I wish The Magnificent Ambersons would get a blu-ray release!
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Great thread! I'm looking forward to seeing Chimes At Midnight. I've never seen it! It's one of Welles major works that has slipped by me all these years.
My advice: wait for the Criterion release. Mr. Bongo completely botched its transfer; it looks worse than some of the previous DVD releases.

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Old 08-05-2015, 09:55 PM   #6
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I have eight. waiting for Moby Dick, need to go ahead and get The Stranger. How is the Magician ? is it very informative?
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Old 11-18-2015, 09:54 AM   #7
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Amazon.co.jp has a pre-order listing for The Magnificent Ambersons on blu-ray. It's slated for a January 29, 2016 release. Here's hoping a US release will follow!
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Old 11-18-2015, 12:21 PM   #8
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UK release for Compulsion...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Compulsion--...son+welles+blu

Special Features

High Definition transfer

Richard Fleischer Guardian Interview (1981, 93 mins, audio only): the great director discussed his career after a screening of Compulsion

Richard Fleischer Guardian Interview (1994, 77 mins): Fleischer returns to the NFT for this filmed interview

Orson Welles in the Courtroom Scene from Compulsion (1959): reproduction of the original 7" vinyl recording

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How did I not know this thread exists? He also narrates South Sea Adventures but I did not see it listed.
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Great thread. I just revisited Touch of Evil and I'm totally in love with it.
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How did I not know this thread exists? He also narrates South Sea Adventures but I did not see it listed.
Thanks for the heads up. I've added it to the list.
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Old 12-02-2015, 04:17 AM   #12
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Looks like Criterion will be releasing Chimes at Midnight in 2016. Perhaps in a set with Othello and Macbeth?


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http://criterioncast.com/news/wexner...rian-candidate
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The OP has been updated with the Criterion releases of Chimes at Midnight and The Immortal Story.
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I think it's funny that there's a "Huh?" section.
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I think it's funny that there's a "Huh?" section.
Welles is credited as the "magical consultant" on the film. What that meant in practice is most likely lost in the sands of time.
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Code Red just released Burt I. Gordon's NECROMANCY in it's original R rated cut.


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For those who don't know, Necromancy is limited edition of 1000 copies and can be ordered directly from Code Red: http://codereddvd.bigcartel.com/prod...d-1000-edition

Or DiabolikDVD: http://www.diabolikdvd.com/category/Horror-[sl]-Thriller/Necromancy-(Code-Red)-(Blu~Ray-All-Region).html
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I just updated the OP with Necromancy (even though it's no longer available) and the signature edition of Macbeth.
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Great idea for a thread and a most welcome one.

Looks like I have all the blu-rays listed.

A right and proper release of Othello has been a long time coming. The Criterion bluray has finally done justice to the film.

Some of Orson's work is only available on DVD and I'm surprised you haven't listed them in a DVD section -- Don Quixote for example, and that wonderful Paris Interview.

has anyone actually seen The Other Side of the Wind ? or know of its prospects? I would just release the film in its unfinished state, just put it out there so fans and filmgoers can appreciate it.

Same with Don Quixote, just put all the footage on disc and release it, even the overlapping and medium capture alternatives, just put it out there.

The films don't have to be finished.

It is okay to release an unfinished film. Just say so on the box - "This film was never completed." Everybody will understand, nobody will complain.
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has anyone actually seen The Other Side of the Wind ? or know of its prospects? I would just release the film in its unfinished state, just put it out there so fans and filmgoers can appreciate it.
You're in luck: http://www.wellesnet.com/the-other-s...ing-next-step/
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