It says widescreen 1.66:1 and English language, but this site is not usually very dependable in it's information. Only .48, though, so I'll go for it if the R1 edition is bungled. My guess though is MGM figures that most customers wont buy the longer version, because it's in Italian and Brando's voice is dubbed. Has anyone seen the recently restored 132 min version of the film?
In my view, the very painterly quality and formalist conceits of many Italian filmmakers I admire like Antonioni, Visconti, Bertolucci and Pasolini (though they were hardly divested from political intent) can be attributed as much to their skills as "metteurs-en-scene" as by the long-held Italian production method of post-synchronizing audio, thereby creating a kind of fluid aesthetic akin to the silent period, before sound films were introduced.The dichotomy here is that while boom mics create certain limitations in mise-en-scene, there is no doubt that original recordings of line readings carry more emotional resonance (though animators like Disney would have argued against that point).Cultural critic James Wolcott, on the new film critic: "Film critics today have become these rabid completists...They feel like that with festivals, they have to see everything, no matter how minor. The other part is that the only thing that feeds into their movie writing is other movies." , then the SS believed that the reason the Jews were the perfect victims was because they were not going to fight back.The very idea of stripping their voices from their performance would be tantamount to castration, the complete opposite aesthetic of a Keaton or Chaplin. It is one of the worst DVD releases ever by a major studio.
I would love to hear other people's opinions on this subject! I love "Burn", it blew my mind back in the day when I rented it on VHS as I explored Brando's body of work. I don't know where MGM gets its nerve releasing a piece of garbage like this. I hope and pray that this title gets the respect it deserves.
Being released in fullscreen (rather than its original 1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratio), even further "Burn! Since Brando has passed on, naturally they couldn't get him to do voice over work for the new scenes added. Also, can anyone confirm the original aspect ratio of the film? Also, can anyone confirm the original aspect ratio of the film? It's been almost 3 years since anyone's posted a response, so I wanted to resurrect interest in an eventual release of Pontecorvo's original version, but also bring into question the very idea of a "director's cut" in relation to Italian cinema. , was presented in an aspect ratio of by Criterion, and I have no evidence to suggest that this is incorrect. that has been available thus far (either theatrically or on video), it seems that at least one reviewer believes that the AR that Criterion presented Burn!
The MGM DVD is in fullscreen, but the specs on imdb's page say it is and some are complaining it should be in widescreen. Edit: I looked on the back of the Burn DVD in a Borders today. The MGM DVD is in fullscreen, but the specs on imdb's page say it is and some are complaining it should be in widescreen. Edit: I looked on the back of the Burn DVD in a Borders today. in on the old laserdisc was a little tight in a few shots on the top of the frame.
It's available in Italy with only an Italian dub and no English subs: Review It would be a real letdown if the 112-minute cut was released, when the restored 132-minute version is out there. is an uneven piece of work, but it's fascinating and quite enjoyable too. PS: I found the cover art: From Do you mean the UK DVD?
If there was any justice in this world, it'd be a double-disc including both versions (and some extras). ", I can't believe that once again, we have the home video arm of this crappy operation SO out of synch with their (wonderful, soon to be ex-wonderful? It was a real drag when this amazing film was released in the UK in the cut version and it better not happen again.
So Pontecorvo made a deal to change the setting of the film to an island run by the Portuguese (and the title to , which means burnt in Portuguese), even if, historically, it made no sense.