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 Posted:   Mar 4, 2021 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

The Alamo is being released on Blu-ray in Germany by Koch on May 12th.

Disc information:
Directors Cut, Theatrical version (Eng. & US version of the same), Uncut , the present here film version corresponds to the uncut US unrated version, 3 discs, BD (2x), DVD (1x), contains DVD version, HD Sound (German) HD Sound (English), extras in HD (partially), media book

Extras and special features
First release worldwide on Blu-ray
German and English cinema trailer
Original Director's Cut version in SD (approx. 202 minutes)
Video essay "Duke's dream project - Mike Siegel on THE ALAMO" (approx. 37 minutes)
Making of documentary "John Wayne's THE ALAMO" (approx. 70 minutes)
Contemporary documentary "The Spirit of ALAMO" (approx. 51 minutes)
Documentation "John Wayne - An American Legend" (approx. 58 minutes)
Three slide shows with rare advertising material and photos from the set (approx. 36 minutes)
Booklet by Mike Siegel

It doesn't look like it's transfered from the original Todd-AO camera negative, but from a 35mm source, but it could still look very nice.

[IMG]https://bluray-disc.de/image/movie/alamo-1960-limited-mediabook-edition-cover-b-2-blu-ray-und-dvd---de.jpg[/IMG]

That's supposed to be a picture of the Mediabook, but it came up like that, you have to click on it. I should really go to computer school.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2021 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

At least now the laserdisc will not be the only physical media representation of the uncut version. But I suspect that the laserdisc master is the source for the uncut version.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2021 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

To this day, I still find it absolutely galling that MGM refused Robert Harris’ offer to restore the film. We might have had the uncut version in somewhat better quality if not for the imbeciles in charge there.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2021 - 3:08 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

To this day, I still find it absolutely galling that MGM refused Robert Harris’ offer to restore the film. We might have had the uncut version in somewhat better quality if not for the imbeciles in charge there.

Yeah, I never understood that, & I understand that it wouldn't have cost them anything. Oh well, we are where we are &
as long as it looks okay I'll be buying it. But a proper restoration from Robert Harris! Oh, what a lost opportunity, enough to make a grown man cry.

I've been listening to (& can thoroughly recommend) the fantastic three-CD re-recording of The Alamo soundtrack on Prometheus Records. I think it's Dimitri Tiomkin's masterwork, & who would have thought that The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & North London's, Crouch End Festival Chorus could sound so American.

...& I'm sure it'll get an American release, or maybe not...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2021 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

In St. Helens it's known as Th'Alamo!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2021 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)


In Yorkshire it’s known as Bramhall Lane.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2021 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Remember this Alamo?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2021 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

In Yorkshire it’s known as Bramhall Lane.

I had to look that one up! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2021 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

It has been languishing for years, Robert Harris was trying to get backing for the work for many years.
The studio itself seems totally apathetic.

https://thedigitalbits.com/columns/view-from-the-cheap-seats/the-alamo-under-siege/Page-2

 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2021 - 6:41 AM   
 By:   dave norris   (Member)

Looks like they don't ship from Germany to the UK

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2021 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Looks like they don't ship from Germany to the UK

I think that's because the release date is two months away. I'm sure it'll be available to order (from Amazon.de) nearer the time.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2021 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

In St. Helens it's known as Th'Alamo!

And in Leigh.

I remember The Alamo, it was very bloody.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2021 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

In St. Helens it's known as Th'Alamo!

And in Leigh.

I remember The Alamo, it was very bloody.


Yeah, you don't want to be in Leigh when they play the Degüello: no prisoners!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2021 - 6:08 AM   
 By:   Simon Underwood   (Member)

I must admit, I did find it quite funny when that Digital Bits article revealed one of the main reasons the film is in such bad shape is because John Wayne raised an idiot.

 
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