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The Amazing Howard Hughes
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- 123-minute edited version of the 215-minute TV movie
- Spruce Goose newsreel
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Top Customer Reviews
In addition, the sound is so bad that it's very annoying to watch it. The sound has a great deal of phase shifting. If the original is in this shape, it needs to be restored before selling anymore copies.
I saw this movie when it first came out and it was great. But it so cut up in this DVD that it is difficult to follow and destroys most of the appeal this movie originally had.
I would bet if this movie had not been totally ruined by the studio who was too cheap to use more than one DVD, the reviews would be much different.
And that is a shame.
One third of this movie has been edited out. WHY?
My point here is not to merely grouse about the edited version, but to save others some probable trouble.
Last year, emboldened by statements I read that there was in fact, an original vhs release full-length version of the tv movie, I started searching online to obtain it. I contacted over a dozen sources, I purchased from several who swore that they had 'the full version'...and was soundly and roundly disappointed. Most sellers did not know that there even was a longer version (and really did not care). The few I went so far as to purchase from believed they did have the full film, but found out differently when I received their vhs...and returned it.
The term 'exercise in futility' springs to mind.
(I gave up.)
What`s worse, any hope for a new, full-length dvd release would high-probability have been back when the Hughes biopic "The Aviator" was released in 2004.... and that did not happen.
So...Should you want the full-length version and be determined to undertake the search for it, be prepared for false leads, misinformation and probable failure. Should you actually succeed, let me know.
I WISH YOU LUCK!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This dvd has about 1 hour cut from original made-for-TV broadcast. I have a video cassette (now worn out) which runs for 3 hours WITHOUT the commercials. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Warren R. Heyn
I first watched this item in the early 1980s. There were some scenes in the original film that have been deleted from the copy I purchased. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Donald Alexander
Look for the original 215 minute TV series which was outstanding, and by the way, this is what is being listed in the description. Read morePublished 16 months ago by A Reviewer
Picture and sound quality was horrible. It's as if it was transferred to DVD from an old worn out VHSPublished 20 months ago by Ross W. Burnett
A decent picture , that's about it, this is a very cut down version, so many missing scenes .try to find the long original version.Published on May 20, 2014 by gerald rappuhn