Posts from RoughRider in thread „The Searchers (1956)“


    Originally posted by DukePilgrim@Dec 13 2006, 10:30 AM
    Wonder is this a clever marketing ploy to make sure we have at least 2 versions :wacko:


    The initial release (1997) of The Searchers on Region 1 had both versions. But not including the fullframe version in the Ultimate Collector's Edition (Region 1) is certainly no loss.

    It illustrates how DVD packages can vary from region to region. Here's an example -- in this case not crossing an ocean.

    The Ultimate Collector's Edition (UCE) was included in my Region 1 box set of the John Wayne-John Ford Film Collection. It wasn't supposed to be included according to the product description (it was supposed to be the Ultimate Edition). To make room for the UCE, which is twice the thickness of the UE, Stagecoach was excluded altogether. But on the box set itself, the one I received, there's no mention of Stagecoach. When I Google the UPC number on my set, the results show that Stagecoach is included.

    My box set is probably the early Canadian release and rights to Stagecoach, or rights to some part of its special features, hadn't been cleared yet in Canada.


    Originally posted by DukePilgrim@Dec 12 2006, 05:26 PM
    Yes, Ultimate Edition has regular 1.33 and widescreen 1.85 edtions on it.


    Interesting... the Region 1 version of Ultimate Collector's Edition doesn't have the full-frame print.


    Originally posted by DukePilgrim@Dec 10 2006, 02:19 PM
    The print is brilliant on the Ultimate Edition even when projected which is why I ask is there any major differences between them


    The Ultimate Collector's Edition includes two booklets in a single slipcase: a comic book reprint originally published by Dell, and various advertising material from Warner Brothers. Both booklets have about 32 pages each. In another slipcase are 10 high-quality black and white stills taken during production, plus 3 pages of inter-office memos.

    The new print, although more vibrant, is the same as previous releases so it doesn't contain anything different. The framing and aspect ratio are *slightly* different, though.