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If... (1968)

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If you've seen it you know what a great film it is. If you haven't, it's a 1968 film made by britsh director Lindsay Anderson and starring Malcolm McDowell. Both Clockwork Orange and If... can be hailed as great films, and two of the best films Malcolm McDowell has ever done in all his body of work. However unlike Clockwork Orange, If... never received the attention it deserves (although like Blade Runner it also has a huge cult following).

If... is like many of those great films that has not been given ANY dvd release so far. To that end I am putting together an If... collection. It will feature two versions of the film, the first is the american version (sourced from laserdisc), the second is the UK version which is longer and has different scenes, the truer version of the two.

I would also like to know if anyone has anything related to this film. I would also like to get a better version of the UK version if possible, otherwise I will just use what I have. Lastly, this collection will be presented in the ratio available, it's a "Metroscope" film so in this case 1.75 :1, and the dvd will be NTSC.

Does anyone have anything to add to this? Anyone interested?

p.s. This is for research and non-profit only!
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This sounds great, I actually didn't know there was an alternate version. Wow! i have got to get my hands on this. I have the theatrical trailer US relase if your interested also..

I would love to help...

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Originally posted by: Mitch
This sounds great, I actually didn't know there was an alternate version. Wow! i have got to get my hands on this. I have the theatrical trailer US relase if your interested also..

I would love to help...


Thank you kindly. I don't have the trailer so that would be great. Everything helps.

This film had issues with ratings, I believe it was even rated x at one point, so the difference in scenes are related nudity and such. I have already transfered both versions of the into VOB files so now I'll start menues. If anyone has any opinions or any thing related to this film please let me know. Interviews related to this film would be great asuming anyone has such goods.

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Malcolm McDowell has said that he's recorded a commentary for this, but alas, no DVD yet.
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Originally posted by: Mitch
This sounds great, I actually didn't know there was an alternate version. Wow! i have got to get my hands on this. I have the theatrical trailer US relase if your interested also..

I would love to help...


Mitch, PM sent.

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Im a major fan of this movie and really wish I had something to give to such a good project.

However, all I have is a copy of the Missa Luba - the music McDowell plays on his record player through out the movie. It's a newer recording from Silva but it's pretty good. Let me know if you're interested and thanks again.
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Here is my work in progress for the coverart, there will be 2 discs
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Mitch, can I have that trailer for If....? I would love to add it to the set. Anyone have anything if related?

A speacial thanks goes out to Will Tasker for the music track that I'm using for the main menu.
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MAN! This is gonna be great! I can't wait for this to be ready to go...
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So, what are you using as a source for the UK version? And are you doing any cleaning-up along the way, or just straight porting? I'm getting excited! Somebody get this man a trailer already!
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The project is coming along nicely, I have remastered the audio of the UK version, still working on it, also I have decided this project will not be 2 discs, it will be 1 dual layer disc.

If any one has any comments or even thinks the project is a waste of time, etc, let me know.
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My only comment is, KEEP AT IT! I'm excited to see someone cares enough to bother, and doubly so to see the results of your effort.
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I have just gotten my hands on some production stills that I was thinking of turning into a photo montage with music. I thought about an info track but that could take too long to make.

Mitch, you said earlier that you had the US theatrical trailer to If.... I am very interested in getting my hands on it for this project (you will of course recieve credit and my thanks). I've sent you PMs in regard. If your offer is withdrawn for whatever reason thanks anyway, but please let me know. Cheers.
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Just curious if there'd been any further progress on this... Ever get your hands on a trailer?
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There is progress, as I've said before this will be a duel layer dvd, The film will be offered with 2 choices the UK and The US version, I would check out the UK version first. I don't have any special features as yet, and I don't have the trailer, which I would love to include. If anyone has a copy please let me know.
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One dual layer disc or two dual layer discs?

I'd rather have two single layer discs than one dual layer!
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I second that... Much more cost effective... And it's not much to get a 2-disc keepcase...
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Just a quick update. I'm afraid professional (and personal life for that matter) life has taken up a lot of my time. I have cleaned up the film both versions of the film. While the time passes I hope someone can forward me the If trailer so I can include it. That's all for now. screen caps soon.
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