DocWylie wrote:Interesting reading these comments. I have a 2-tape VHS "directors cut" and about 6 months ago took it to a local tape-to-DVD guy who ask no questions...he just copies whatever you bring him. It came our great! also just watched it in TCM and have it recorded on DVR. Nice to be able to scratch my Alamo itch with either/or.
RLC-GTT wrote:The difference between the reintroduced scenes from the road show version and all the other scenes from the general release version are because the 70 mm "Toronto" print from which the road show scenes were used was already color faded throughout. Tony Malanovsky can correct me if I'm wrong on this, but, from what I understand, the video master for the "Restored Director's Cut" on LaserDisc and VHS was done by using ONLY the cut scenes from the 70 mm print. This 31 minutes worth of material was then video-edited into the already existing video master which had good color saturation. Thus the difference when a "restored" scene comes on. All full-length copies of the movie today are from this mixed-master. What I was hoping for with the TCM showing was that SOMEbody had finally created an enhanced version of the master, now that digital color correction et. al. make that more possible. But no, Turner simply ran what was already available. Remembering THE ALAMO seems to be relegated to our lunatic corps.
SantaClaus wrote:I didn't trust it, yet I bought both of them, one for $15 and the other for $25. I'm addicted to "The Alamo" and needed a fix, even if the drug wasn't pure. I needed it.
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