Hi! I'm new to this, but I've been reading the commentary online for quite some time. There has been mention made of the fact that the IMAX movie is still tied up so you can't get a DVD copy--seems bizarre after all these years. But I do recall someone saying that a not-great VHS copy of it is OUT THERE, somewhere. I've searched high and low on the Internet, and it's not available in the usual sense of the word. Does anyone know where I can procure a copy? I still have a VHS to DVD recorder, so I can take care of that end.
Also, on a more recent note, does anyone have the NBC Timeless Alamo episode? Centurylink PRISM (and I suspect the rest as well) block you from sending it to your recorder from their precious little DVR--fine thing that we have more technology and less freedom to get what we want. The show was entertaining but annoyed me because they chose my hero to kill off early. I collect all the shows, though, so feel I need to have it.
Post by mjbrathwaite on Jun 26, 2017 17:11:49 GMT -5
It sometimes pays to keep an eye on You Tube. As I'm sure you're aware, neither "The Price of Freedom" or "Timeless" is on there at present, but occasionally people upload such things, and if you spot them while they're there you can download them before they get taken down.
Actually, I thought of that and do check now and then. I have only successfully uploaded something from YouTube once, and that was several years ago, so I guess I need to brush up on that. If you do hear of someone who has that old copy of Price of Freedom, I'd really appreciate knowing about it--since I know it's out there, it's simply a matter of hunting for it.
Just got home from San Antonio. Y'all may already know all of this, but the guy who owned the SA IMAX sold it to AMC in 2013. There's apparently a clause in the sale contract that AMC had to agree to that they would not do a DVD. This is because the former owner felt very strongly that the film would not look nearly as good on a tv screen as it does on an IMAX huge screen. No doubt, but none of us lives in an IMAX theatre (I hope, anyway). I wrote AMC, but there hasn't been time to hear back yet.
The folks in the movie each got a copy of it (VHS then--so those are the VHS copies that are out there)--if someone could give me a contact for some folks who were in it, I'd try them.
Now that I finally got to see this thing, I loved it because my hero is the star. However, they show him as left-handed (films better that way), but I can tell you for a fact that you can't write well with a quill pen because the ink gets all over your hand as you cross the page. I did like the thought of Travis being a lefty, though! It was a bit weird that he narrated the whole thing up until he died, then someone else had to do the end, of course.
I guess by now they've figured out at the hotel who was taping the nasty notes (they kept taking them down and more went up) on the framed print of Santa Anna right next to my hotel room.
Post by loucapitano on Sept 11, 2017 16:25:27 GMT -5
Good luck Mr. Palmetto, I've wanted a DVD/VHS copy since I first saw it at the IMAX in 2003. It haunts me still. Sooner or later, someone (hopefully AMC which has a decent reputation for historical drama) will release it. I would take it in any form, even with commercials. Wouldn't it be great if they sold it to TCM for archive protection and recovery of any deleted scenes. Just wishin... Lou from Long Island