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Robert Aragon
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 - posted June 21, 2005 12:25 PM      Profile for Robert Aragon   Email Robert Aragon   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
i have the 3 400 footer, but, i HATE that the original ending isnt included......the yul Brynner robot surprising our hero at the end...does anyone know, if thAT particular ending is in the 400 FOOT version? I found it on ebay, and would only bid on it if I can add ANY footage to the 1200 ft version. thanks gents, rob

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted June 21, 2005 02:39 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I cant help with the answer but like yourself have the 3 x 400ft version and as you say its a goody but with a dissapointing ending. Just another 5-10foot would have done tha job properly [Mad] [Mad]
What did those dumb editors think when they were doing this?

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Jan Bister
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 - posted June 21, 2005 06:16 PM      Profile for Jan Bister   Email Jan Bister   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This blows. [Frown]

I have been eyeing the WestWorld 3x400 print for a while to add to my collection... but now I consider myself warned. Apparently this is one of those films best enjoyed in full length, even if it means VHS/DVD instead of the real thing.

Nothing ruins a movie like a chop-chop ending and/or missing credits. There's a reason movies are as long as they are nowadays even though the story could be told in much less time in some cases. Heck, I'm one of those people who defiantly stay put in their theater seat once the credits start rolling - while everybody hustles for the exits as the lights come back on. [Mad]

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted June 22, 2005 09:01 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Jan, The atual film is cut down quite well, and is action packed, the film does end sort of OK and there is a "the End" title its just that if they put an Xtra 10 feet in it would have caught the surprise a the Yul Bruner character tries to get up for one last go. Pity really as it would have been a 10 out 10 for editing instead of 8

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Jan Bister
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 - posted June 22, 2005 09:30 PM      Profile for Jan Bister   Email Jan Bister   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
OK, well, I see what you're saying. [Smile] But just KNOWING about this one minor omission is bugging me now. [Cool]

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James N. Savage 3
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 - posted June 25, 2005 06:33 PM      Profile for James N. Savage 3   Email James N. Savage 3   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Robert- Well said!

"WestWorld" is one of my favorite movies, and I bought the 3 parter back in 1980 when it was released on super 8. The digest is excellent, but after watching a long digest like this, you would REALLY expect more than just a fade out and "THE END" [Mad] .

I also thought they should have put the "DELOS" promo commercial at the begining of the digest, like it is in the original movie, which explains the park well, and then ties up perfectly at the end of the movie when the sole survivor (Benjamin) sits back, beat up and exhausted, as he remembers that promo from the beginning..."So visit us today, Boy, have we got a vacation for you, (echo) for you-for you-for you-you-you-you.......... [Smile] .

Now THAT is a perfect ending, and would have added about a minute onto the digest, but what a difference!

But, in spite of these things lacking, its still a good digest if you are a big WESTWORLD fan.

In reference to color quality, mine is still O.K. (it was just O.K. when I bought it new).

Oh,did I mention, it should have been letterboxed or released in scope too.

Sorry Robert, I never saw the 400 foot version, but, I remember reading a film review for WestWorld back in the early 80's, and I think I remember the review saying that there were no additional scenes on the 400 footer [Frown] . I believe the review was in "Super 8 Reader", a monthly put out by L.A. Films (remember them).

Nick.

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Andreas Eggeling
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 - posted June 28, 2005 01:57 AM      Profile for Andreas Eggeling     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I´am sure that if Crichtons own story recycling "Jurrasic Park" in which T-Rex got the part of Yul Brunner would be available as a 3 x 400 digest, the last attack of T-Rex at the end would be also missing.
[Big Grin]

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