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The Thief and the Cobbler: widescreen

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Does anyone have the rare Japanese DVD of The Thief and the Cobbler, in widescreen?

Only a pan & scan version was released in the US, and I don't want to shell out all the money for the Japanese version if I don't have to!

I restored this classic, butchered film to its director's cut status years ago, but in pan&scan format. Would love to redo it digitally, properly.

Also: anyone got the Australian/South African cut, The Princess and the Cobbler (closer to the director's cut), at all? I have a crappy SLP VHS dupe of it, but I know it's on pan & scan DVD at the very least.


Infor on how to get the various versions of the film on DVD:
http://www.geocities.com/eddie_bowers/dvd.html

http://www.geocities.com/eddie_bowers/
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There is a widesceeen laserdisc of this. You have the workprint, ocpmovie?
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Where were you in '77?

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Yes, I have the workprint.

I also know of the widescreen laserdisc. But I need the widescreen DVD.
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I have the DVD. I also have the extremely rare Thames Television documentary on the making of the movie.
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Quite interesting your last post Baby Hum
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Wow. Please send immediately. I believe I have that Thames documentary, but in very poor quality. "The Thief Who Never Gave Up," yes? I also have "I drew Roger Rabbit," and "Entertaining Art" (about Art Babbitt).
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Will do. The 'Thief Who Never Gave Up' is transferred straight from a Thames Promo VHS and the quality is excellent.
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Originally posted by: ocpmovie
Wow. Please send immediately. I believe I have that Thames documentary, but in very poor quality. "The Thief Who Never Gave Up," yes? I also have "I drew Roger Rabbit," and "Entertaining Art" (about Art Babbitt).


is it possible to obtain a copy of "I drew Roger Rabbit" ?

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I think that one is on the official Roger Rabbit DVD now, isn't it?
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Nope. The Roger Rabbit DVD doesn't include any of the old documentaries or specials. Just a newly produced 36 minute documentary and some new featurettes.
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I watched a bit of the new Roger Rabbit DVD a bit back. I remember Richard Williams being in the new documentary, acting kind of nervous and weird. Heh.
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man, I can't believe the stuff some of you guys have! This sounds amazing... If the film and the docco were put on the same disc.. I'll be watching and wiating! :-)


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A project may be planned for the new year.
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oooooooooohhhhh. here's hoping! It would be excellent to have it all in one place.