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5.0 out of 5 stars marvellous!, November 1, 2013
This review is from: It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray + DVD) (Blu-ray)
Simply one of the all time greats and Robert Harris restoration expert extraordinaire at the helm in restoring and painstakingly resurrecting this wonderful roadshow classic. While not entirely complete a huge amount of intricate work and effort has gone into creating a 193 minute cut on blu ray which will be closest you will ever see to the original 1963 roadshow release. A host of extras will round off this well deserved release. The revised theatical cut of 156 mins approx will form part of this edition and is being released in 4k. A fantasic opportunity to own' its a mad mad mad mad world'.
Well done to Criterion for bankrolling and supporting all the work to bring this classic to the movie collector's marketplace.
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Initial post: Nov 2, 2013, 11:51:58 AM PDT
[Deleted by the author on Jan 26, 2014, 10:22:59 AM PST]

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2013, 10:27:40 AM PST
But Tracy I have background information
on the huge amount of work and effort that
has gone into this project
Have faith you won't be disappointed

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2013, 10:43:35 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2013, 1:04:12 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 3, 2013, 1:07:05 PM PST
cultman1 says:
I really dont want to get in to a tit for tat discussion with you and your use of language which I find offensive and puerile. Incidentally i dont subscribe to Criterion's newsletter and furhermore I dont live in the USA so do not buy any of my media from US retail stores. Matter and discussion now closed. Regards

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2013, 4:33:04 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2013, 7:46:37 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 3, 2013, 7:47:35 PM PST
I've been waiting and following the Mad World restoration efforts for over 30 years. In the 80's and early 90's I subscribed to a Mad World newsletter from Eric K Federing, thrilled at the extended VHS release in the 90's, followed Robert Harris' efforts and then lack of funding from MGM to complete the project. I'm overjoyed that Harris' restoration effort has finally come to fruition. I didn't think Harris was ever going to be able to finish this project but am thrilled I'll finally be able to see IAMMMMW in all its restored glory.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2013, 12:17:20 AM PST
Sorry too! all is well I am a UK guy who just loves Roadshow classics and loveit whe nthe studios make the effort to re release these especially with extras! We also get Khartoum in January too

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2013, 11:32:53 AM PST
M says:
I do love the line about buying this for half price at B&N. I wait to buy all Criterion titles until they have their 50% off sale, just like everyone else.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2013, 8:21:46 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2013, 12:27:58 PM PST
Do you know if the 193 minute version will be on the DVD? I don't do blueray (I got beta-ed on the HD). I have the shorter DVD but the way the Criterion description reads the longer version is only on the blueray portion.
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