This is one of my all-time favorites as well, but I can't buy it on DVD if the bridge scene is deleted at the end. Can anyone discuss/confirm this? It adds closure to the whole story and an otherwise unsatisfactory ending. It lets you say goodby to a character that you spent two hours coming to love. How could this scene be deleted? Why would it be? Somebody out there please put my mind at ease so I can buy this DVD!!!
I agree with J. Collins & Robo--I'd love to own this DVD because it is one of my all-time favorite films, BUT, for an unknown reason, some idiot has chosen to edit this classic Huston/Connery/Caine film by leaving out one of the greatest shots: Connery and his crown falling in slow motion down an endlessly deep ravine. Why? The film is already 129 minutes long--10 seconds longer is not going to matter. The Netflix DVD I rented was a good print and was letter-boxed, but this scene is missing AND one has to flip the DVD over halfway through the film. If any film deserves to be re-issued on DVD with the current technology of 2007, this one does.
I bought it a while back, and yes. It is missing. Totally sucks. But I still like the movie. Thank gosh I know how it really ends. I don't know what kind of hacks they hire to edit, but they really need to rethink it.
Yes it stinks that they cut the scene down (the close up of Connery as he falls). However, I found myself still enjoying the movie even with THAT FEW SECONDS missing. The DVD flip-over was weird though.
The flip is not "weird". When this was released on DVD, dual-layer discs were not available. "The Wild Bunch" was also a "flipper" on its first DVD release. Of course, a few years ago people could still get their asses off the couch - hell, once upon a time we watched TV without a remote.