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#1 petefenelon

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 10:18

According to: http://www.thedigita...114.html#warcat

Two-disc "special edition", too.

Now, can we stop pretending Pete Aron is real?;)

(which suggests that the petition doing the rounds elsewhere is just 'viral marketing').

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#2 ian senior

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 10:29

Oh s**t.

#3 petefenelon

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 11:40

Originally posted by ian senior
Oh s**t.


Indeed. I shall probably buy the movie, because I'm sure they'll do a fantastic job putting it onto DVD. But if I see another thread pretending that it's 'real', I may be copiously ill.

#4 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 14:08

Great news :clap: or is it?

I wonder what will be on the 2nd disk:

-A- The making of;
-B- All unused reels (I know, we discussed it before);
-C- Docu on racing in those days;
-D- Bloopers;
-E- What TNF had to say about GP;
-F- The sound track or the recording of the Grand Prix LP with Phil Hill comments;
-G- Docu on people who believe Aron is real :p .

I buy one! Or did I say two?

#5 Keir

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 14:22

Aron isn't real !!! :eek:

#6 Macca

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 14:29

I'm afraid not, Keir...............it was all just a lot of fluff.

Nobody really believed that he's real, did they? :rolleyes:


(but it's still a good film, with a lot of good footage of real 1966 GP racing)



Paul M

(PS - that link didn't appear to work, but it did try to attack my computer..... :confused: )

#7 DOHC

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 14:37

Originally posted by Arjan de Roos
Great news :clap: or is it?

I wonder what will be on the 2nd disk:

-A- The making of;
-B- All unused reels (I know, we discussed it before);
-C- Docu on racing in those days;
-D- Bloopers;
-E- What TNF had to say about GP;
-F- The sound track or the recording of the Grand Prix LP with Phil Hill comments;
-G- Docu on people who believe Aron is real :p .

I buy one! Or did I say two?



-H- Pix of Chris Amon's helmet
-I- Docu on Chris flattening (or is that flattering) the Masta kink

#8 Keir

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 14:41

On a serious note, since what will be released has already been filmed, I doubt that any really great stuff will be on the disks. :(

If I were king of the world, I would have assembled the remaining cast members and the various drivers that worked on the film and done a ripping good retro doco!!

Sadly, I am not.

#9 Macca

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 15:27

Well, there's always hope that Gary C, with his influence both with DCN and in the media world, might be able to get something organised for the next FoS, the 60th anniversary.

We can dream.........


Paul M

#10 Dave Ware

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 17:24

Of course Pete Aron is real. They made a movie about him.

#11 bigears

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 17:37

I pray that the dvd will have subtitles.

(I am profoundly deaf you see :) )

#12 Gary C

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 17:52

seriously, after my search three years ago for out-takes from the film ended with nothing, I do hope they make 1) a good job restoring the print, and 2) put some decent and interesting extras on the second disc.

#13 Ruairidh

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 18:50

Originally posted by ian senior
Oh s**t.



:rotfl:

#14 WDH74

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 01:44

Originally posted by petefenelon
According to: http://www.thedigita...114.html#warcat

Two-disc "special edition", too.

Now, can we stop pretending Pete Aron is real?;)

(which suggests that the petition doing the rounds elsewhere is just 'viral marketing').


You'll next be telling me that the Easter Bunny isn't real either (but you can't a-fool-a me, there ain't no Sanity Clause!)

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the release of this one, as Ive only ever seen it once, ten or twelve years ago, on television, and I missed part of it because I tuned in late. Too bad there's not a firm date yet, hopefully Warners isnt just fooling around!

-William

#15 Jim Thurman

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 04:40

Originally posted by Arjan de Roos
Great news :clap: or is it?

I wonder what will be on the 2nd disk:


...commentary by Sylvester Stallone :D

#16 ian senior

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 08:45

Originally posted by Arjan de Roos

I wonder what will be on the 2nd disk:


Hopefully some extracts from better things that some of the actors went on to do afterwards. In particular, James Garner in the Rockford Files.

#17 DN5

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 12:24

This is good news. :clap:

Another for my conversion of replacing videos with the DVD in the vain attempt to fit all my worldly goods in the limited shelf space!

Of course the video was a double so I am not sure what that says about extras for the DVD!

Geoff

#18 jonpollak

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 13:26

Anyone hear about the release date?
NTSC first I would imagine.
Then us PAL's over here?

Jp

#19 Eric McLoughlin

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 21:26

I would hope they include the Alan Whicker "Making Of" documentary which I definitely remember seeing on TV at the time.

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#20 Antoine Pilette

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 17:32

Who's releasing it? MGM? PAL or NTSC shouldn't be a problem as recent DVD players can read both or covert PAL to NTSC. Making you player "multi-zone" can be done easily if you shop for the right player.

#21 Maldwyn

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 18:05

According to F1 Racing the DVD will be released in September. They say "expect a host of DVD extras, including exclusive analysis about the film and 60's F1 from F1 Racing's very own Peter Windsor and Matt Bishop :

#22 Gary C

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 18:18

hhmmm.... ...

#23 MCS

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 18:51

Originally posted by Maldwyn
According to F1 Racing the DVD will be released in September. They say "expect a host of DVD extras, including exclusive analysis about the film and 60's F1 from F1 Racing's very own Peter Windsor and Matt Bishop :


Please forgive my (usual) ignorance, but who is Matt Bishop?

#24 WGD706

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 21:38

Originally posted by MCS


Please forgive my (usual) ignorance, but who is Matt Bishop?


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia....
"Matt Bishop is the Editor in Chief of the popular Formula One magazine F1 Racing. He is known in Formula 1 circles as 'The Bish', and is one of the best connected journalists in the business. He is also one of the sport's more visible figures, and is well known for his luridly colourful shirts and sinister-looking shades. Bishop also advocates being highly visible in his magazine. Several issues feature more photographs of Bishop than Formula One drivers.
Despite outward appearances of egotism, Bishop is a thoughtful and insightful writer, whose trenchant views are a highlight of not only F1 Racing but also http://www.autosport.com, for which Bishop writes a regular column called 'From the Pulpit'. His writing style has attracted criticism for being self-absorbed and verbose. An F1 Racing feature article will often contain no direct quotes from the subject it reports on.
Despite this, Bishop is regarded by some as among the most influential journalists in Formula 1 today."

Seeing as how this is from Wikipedia, I can guess that this was written by Mr Bishop himself.

#25 dolomite

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 12:57

Originally posted by Maldwyn
According to F1 Racing the DVD will be released in September. They say "expect a host of DVD extras, including exclusive analysis about the film and 60's F1 from F1 Racing's very own Peter Windsor and Matt Bishop :


Couldn't they afford DCN? :D

#26 Rockford

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 13:07

Seeing as how this is from Wikipedia, I can guess that this was written by Mr Bishop himself.


Nice one :lol:

#27 Stephen W

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 09:49

Why doesn't someone merge the now LOCKED thread on the same subject with this one!

Far better than locking off and making people go searching!

:cool:

#28 Keir

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 14:23

Who is DCN ???

#29 Stephen W

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 14:41

Originally posted by Keir
Who is DCN ???


Or even what???

#30 Kpy

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 15:00

Originally posted by Keir
Who is DCN ???


Originally posted by Stephen W


Or even what???

Doug Nye. TNF member and highly respected author and researcher of motor racing history.

#31 Keir

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 15:36

Just say Nye !! He doesn't work for MotorSport, so he does not get the DSJ treatment.

#32 Doug Nye

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 16:15

:cat:

(The movie was a four-letter word at the time - beginning with 'c' and ending with 'p' - but the footage of real racing the crew obtained that season should certainly be wonderful to see in DVD quality, and in its entirety...)

CBCNBVRTVCDNAWOL

#33 Gary C

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 16:30

Doug, don't know if you've read my thread on 'Grand Prix-the out-takes', but that's exactly what I tried to do about 4 years ago now, I even contacted John Frankenheimers' agent in Hollywood. Unfortunately, I came up with a blank, finding out that no out-takes had been kept by Universal Films. I had wanted to issue just the racing footage on DVD. Never mind, eh?

#34 Keir

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 23:07

Dougie !! Shame, shame !! No dessert for you, young man !!

#35 macoran

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 23:50

Ah that's the only thing missing from my DVD collection..... a movie of
"hashed up" Formula Fords!!

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 07:43

I beg to correct you Sir, but they were hashed up Lotus 22s and Lotus 31s and others , I know not what.
A contact of mine in the U.S.A. has he believes a Lotus 22 which ''starred'' in the film.

#37 doc knutsen

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 10:26

Originally posted by macoran
Ah that's the only thing missing from my DVD collection..... a movie of
"hashed up" Formula Fords!!


Er....don't think FF1600 existed whan the movie was shot ! The cars were FJ and F3 Lotii, one of them was at the Coys thing at Silverstone in 1999, complete mit mock BRM bodywork and exhaust pipes. Better than digital animation as per "Driven", I would have thought. And, of course, the real footage of the 1966 Grand Prix season is fairly comprehensive, maybe the bonus DVD will feature som of that which was not utilized in making the movie?

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 10:50

I don't care if they were clockwork, wind-up facsimiles of F1 racers of the time !!! ]

It was a tour de force (or some other high faluting words) in its time and I feel so very priveleged to have been there and seen it a couple of times :up:

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 12:22

Originally posted by 275 GTB-4
I don't care if they were clockwork, wind-up facsimiles of F1 racers of the time !!! ]

It was a tour de force (or some other high faluting words) in its time and I feel so very priveleged to have been there and seen it a couple of times :up:


I went to see the Liverpool premiere of Grand Prix in Cinerama. It was wonderful. The whole experience was fantastic with the surround sound and big curved screen. At various points you could see the whole audience leaning left then right as the camera car rushed round Monaco.

It will be great to get the DVD and be able to partially relive the experience. :cool:

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 12:54

Originally posted by Doug Nye
:cat:

(The movie was a four-letter word at the time - beginning with 'c' and ending with 'p' - but the footage of real racing the crew obtained that season should certainly be wonderful to see in DVD quality, and in its entirety...)

CBCNBVRTVCDNAWOL


Ahhhhhhh a good bottle of red, Sir....wonderful for the inner glow and well being....but not so good when precise comment is required on a public forum :p :)

#41 Keir

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 14:57

I wonder if the video with Garner and Jacques Villenueve will be on the DVD ????

#42 ensign14

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 15:01

Originally posted by Keir
Just say Nye !!

For some reason I'm having Zammo-era Grange Hill flashbacks...

#43 Keir

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 15:06

You'll just have to explain yourself, young man !!!

#44 Maldwyn

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 15:58

Originally posted by ensign14
For some reason I'm having Zammo-era Grange Hill flashbacks...

Keep those flashbacks at bay with "Just Say No...No!...Just Say No" :p

#45 Keir

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 23:06

You say "NO", I say "NYE" !! Let's call the whole thing off !!

#46 ensign14

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 05:48

History repeats itself as Jason Bentham's Yamura explodes on the last lap of Oz 2006...US commentator Tim Randolph becomes famous on the American airwaves for yelling "he's on fire! He's really on fire!"

#47 Gary C

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 07:32

ensign14 : very, very cool comment.

#48 Imar

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 09:48

A nice article by Thomas O'Keefe on the making of Grand Prix: http://www.autosport...icle.php/id/506

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 07:44

July 11th. :clap:

NTSC only at first, I presume.

http://www.putgrandprixondvd.com/

#50 philhitchings

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 08:42

Strange it's not showing on Amazon (UK) yet :