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  • By AndySunshine
    March 23, 2012
    03:18 PM

    Is this an implication of sorts???
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  • By Jonas_Van_Dutch
    March 23, 2012
    03:39 PM

    Going to be there tomorrow!
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  • By BRAD
    March 23, 2012
    06:09 PM

    Hopefully this means the Blu ray will be released by end of the year.
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  • By ColemanShedman
    March 23, 2012
    08:34 PM

    No current plans for it to tour or for a release. Everyone is talking about it but no one can see it. What is the point of restoring/preserving films if no one can actually see them?
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  • By TheHammerer
    March 23, 2012
    10:07 PM

    this is going to new york, either in theaters or on blu-ray. if not, expect me at your offices shortly...
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  • By Milo_Mindbender
    March 24, 2012
    12:29 AM

    Got my tickets for this Sunday....
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  • By Phil
    March 24, 2012
    03:04 PM

    From the Spring 2012 issue of Cineaste magazine: "Special presentations of this sort are often used to kick off a series of screenings or the eventual release of the film on home video. Brownlow and [Patrick] Stanbury [Brownlow's associate at Photoplay Productions], however, were both quick to thwart any speculation that this presentation signals an eventual tour, or a DVD or Blu-ray release. There are, alas, no subsequent screenings of Napoleon planned due to the expense and challenges of its presentation; as Patrick Stanbury explained, "It's a very complicated thing to mount, and not many theaters would be suitable for this..." And while both Brownlow and Stanbury agree it would be wonderful to arrange a DVD or Blu-ray release, the enormous cost of preparing a home-video edition of Napoleon means there is no immediate prospect of this happening." Sounds daunting to me. Criterion, can you just sit back and let this go by? Well, I say you can't do it, either. Now prove everyone wrong and get to work!
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  • By jmdecombe
    March 25, 2012
    12:17 PM

    What a delightful experience! A fantastic movie as an ode to Napoléon's genius, supported by an amazing orchestra in the fabulous Art Deco setting that is the Paramount Theater in Oakland. The crowd thoroughly enjoyed it and it all ended in a long standing ovation. Cinema the way it is meant to be experienced...
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  • By Silent-Freak
    March 27, 2012
    09:30 AM

    I hope this happens. This is just screaming Criterion!
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  • By Mark
    March 27, 2012
    12:13 PM

    Wow. I've never seen it, it looks simply incredible.
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  • By dasboot4211
    March 27, 2012
    10:08 PM

    I have only seen this movie masterpiece twice. Once in film school in all it's glory and then on VHS tape. All I can say is that the long wait is finally over. A cinema legend returns, Abel Gance's NAPOLEON. Thank you ,thank you, and thank you Criterion. Movie fans you are about to be treated to a wonderful feast for the eyes. Really ,and I'm not trying to be cliche about this, there is nothing like Napoleon. Everyone enjoy.
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  • By Locho
    March 28, 2012
    08:51 AM

    I still own exactly one VHS and it is the double-tape release of Abel Gance's masterpiece. Granted it is not the best way to view Napoleon, but at least it is a glimpse of Gance's genius. I am hoping that the showing in California is successful so this version does tour so I can see it on the big screen, but, please Criterion, release the best version you can. Until then, I still dust off the VCR once a year and enjoy the grainy masterpiece.
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  • By TimH
    June 25, 2012
    12:22 AM

    I saw it in January 1981 at Radio City Music Hall with Carmine Coppola conducting a 50+ orchestra. At the end, a telephone was brought on stage and we were told that Gance was at the other end, listening to our loud and prolonged cheers. It was an amazing, magical night.
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  • By Jack Pittorino
    April 17, 2014
    06:19 PM

    Excuse me godzilla napoleon needs a Blu Ray release how can people see it if it doesn't have a Blu Ray release .people rarely see this film it's a film that is impossible to see this film can't be unavailable to see on home video forever this is a film that everyone needs to know about
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