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PostPosted: Thu 27 Jul, 2006 5:03 am    Post subject: Beowulf collection         Reply with quote

Some might find this pending release interesting.
http://www.reliks.com/search.ihtml?searchterm=Beowulf+and+Grendel
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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jul, 2006 8:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I ordered the dvd from Amazon.ca this week (not out at US Amazon until September) and received notice that its on the way. I'll do a review when I get it if anyone is interested.

I thought that Valentine did all of the armour work for the movie and that he was selling off the helms awhile back? So its possible to get the original helms too.

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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jul, 2006 8:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lloyd, is the Canadian DVD suitable for use in US made DVD players?

This is one of my favorite eras and I'm very eager to see this film.
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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jul, 2006 9:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My wife "Gayle" and I are both dying to see this DVD. I tried the link in the post and it took me to a book section. Can you send or post the link to where I can order this DVD, if in fact like Patrick inquired, that it will play properly on U.S. dvd players?

Any help is very much appreciated!

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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jul, 2006 9:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
Lloyd, is the Canadian DVD suitable for use in US made DVD players?
This is one of my favorite eras and I'm very eager to see this film.


I have This DVD and it works fine.

Canadian DVDs are encoded as "Region 1" (US and Canada) NTSC so they are supposed to be compatible. I've purchased many Canadian DVDs in the past because years ago, many things were released in Canada first. I don't know if this is true any longer.

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Jul, 2006 1:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
Lloyd, is the Canadian DVD suitable for use in US made DVD players?

This is one of my favorite eras and I'm very eager to see this film.


Should be compatible as the North American region, maybe all the Americas, North, central and South America. ( Maybe, not 100% sure about the last. )

Europe is treated as a different region and would be PAL instead of NTSC standard. ( Although this applies to VHS tapes it also applies to T.V. sets or monitors. ) I think Asia is treated as a separate region and I don't know which standards apply to Australia. ( No idea about Antarctica but that's only a problem for penguins and a few lonely / isolated scientists. Razz Laughing Out Loud )

Oh, I've sent friends DVDs from up here in Canada and they had no problem viewing them on their U.S. viewers: At least this is first hand proof that it works fine.

( Edit: OOOOPS should have read Nathan's post first Eek! Didn't scroll down far enough to see it. )

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Jul, 2006 2:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
Patrick Kelly wrote:
Lloyd, is the Canadian DVD suitable for use in US made DVD players?
This is one of my favorite eras and I'm very eager to see this film.


I have This DVD and it works fine.

Canadian DVDs are encoded as "Region 1" (US and Canada) NTSC so they are supposed to be compatible. I've purchased many Canadian DVDs in the past because years ago, many things were released in Canada first. I don't know if this is true any longer.


Nathan: Also French films released here in Québec / Canada are U.S. compatible. This might be interesting for anyone looking for the French versions of films and they shouldn't order DVDs directly from Europe / France.

Many if not most of these have English sub-titles that can be selected ON / OFF. Just good to know if some of you want some classic French films.

I could always check out if some titles are available at my local DVD stores and ask if they ship to the U.S.A. and post links if they do. Oh, might be possible to go to the Amazon site and, from there, go the the Canadian Amazon site to order ??? ( Doing it through this site should work if the previous works and give this site credit for it. )

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Jul, 2006 6:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

hmmmmm might have to order this
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Jul, 2006 1:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
Lloyd, is the Canadian DVD suitable for use in US made DVD players?

This is one of my favorite eras and I'm very eager to see this film.


I have it too, and it worked just fine. I thought the film was fantastic. It didn't have the feel of a big-budget Hollywood epic (like Gladiator or the LOTR films). IOW, no fancy-schmancy computer graphics or any of that other crazy stuff. It's also a beautiful film in that the director chose to use the natural landscape. I think it was filmed in Iceland. Good swordplay, good costumes and armour. Valentine did the armour for the film; they're actually mentioned in the credits. BTW Patrick, nice to hear from you again!!

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Jul, 2006 3:50 am    Post subject: Re: Beowulf collection         Reply with quote

I guess we all side-tracked the thread from Patrick's original post
Patrick Kelly wrote:
Some might find this pending release interesting.
http://www.reliks.com/search.ihtml?searchterm=Beowulf+and+Grendel

So, I wonder if Valentine will be making this gear? Maybe via their Valindia line? I didn't see anything about this at his website, but maybe I looked in the wrong place.

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Jul, 2006 6:15 am    Post subject: Re: Beowulf collection         Reply with quote

Steve Grisetti wrote:
I guess we all side-tracked the thread from Patrick's original post
Patrick Kelly wrote:
Some might find this pending release interesting.
http://www.reliks.com/search.ihtml?searchterm=Beowulf+and+Grendel

So, I wonder if Valentine will be making this gear? Maybe via their Valindia line? I didn't see anything about this at his website, but maybe I looked in the wrong place.


Hard to tell from the link as the helm shown is from the film, so the helm shown is one of those made by Valentine.

How similar or different from the Valentine made ones ? I don't see those on the Valentine site currently but they might still be available as special orders or semi-custom work: Just E-Mail Valentine if you want to know for sure.

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Jul, 2006 7:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

valintine did carry all of the helmets form the movie. last i went to their site they were all gone. i wonder if the movie put a copyright on them etc for licencing issues
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Jul, 2006 8:49 am    Post subject: DVD Available         Reply with quote

The official DVD will be available to US on Sept 26 according to Amazon. However, it must have been released somewhere else because there are several reviews from US viewers that refrence the DVD. I will probably buy it. I am still waiting for an official ( or unofficial) director's cut of The 13th Warrior. That will probably never happen. Speaking of which, don;t we need a 5 hour extra-special-deluxe box set anniversery edition of Braveheart? Haha just wishful thinking.

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Jul, 2006 1:22 pm    Post subject: Re: DVD Available         Reply with quote

Joel Whitmore wrote:
The official DVD will be available to US on Sept 26 according to Amazon. However, it must have been released somewhere else because there are several reviews from US viewers that refrence the DVD. I will probably buy it. I am still waiting for an official ( or unofficial) director's cut of The 13th Warrior. That will probably never happen. Speaking of which, don;t we need a 5 hour extra-special-deluxe box set anniversery edition of Braveheart? Haha just wishful thinking.

Joel


Not a 100% sure but I think I saw it at a DVD store not long ago up here: Not too surprising considering that it's a Canadian and Icelandic co-production I think.

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