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|As far as I know, TV Week was only distributed throughout Indiana and Illinois. Its cover price was .25, a whole nickel cheaper than TV Guide.|
Now on to the comments. We just had one from last week:
What a great read, thanks very much for scanning and posting it. I wish they were able to show the original NBC Saga in its entirety on AMC. It's a piece of television history.
I'd really love to see all that lost footage from Godfather I and II, I'm sure it was cut for a reason but I'd love to see any extension to the story. Coppola should recover those scenes before it's too late, although I think the chances are about as slim as seeing an official release of the 5-and-a-half hour long cut of Apocalypse Now (which if there's a God in movie heaven we'll get to see in better quality one day).
Any tentative release date for the Complete Epic Trilogy? Your poster says spring 2012 and summer is nearing lol not to rush what I'm sure is a very rigorous project, but just very anxious to see it.
Thanks for writing! We were anticipating a release last month but both of us got caught up in family/work/life routines that have kept us from finalizing anything yet. We're realistically shooting for a late summer release now. We have our fingers crossed!
We too would love to see a complete, better quality Apocalypse Now restoration. I thought about doing an epic cut of that film as well, but the workprint is just so bad that I don't think any amount of restoration would make it sync up with the other footage.
There's so many "holy grails" of lost footage out there from films that I'd love to find. The lost "giant spider" scene from the original King Kong. The workprints from the Evil Dead trilogy. The original five hour rough cut of The Wild Bunch. I've never given up faith that one day, somebody somewhere will turn up some of these missing relics. In my lifetime, I've been able to witness the unearthing of Edison's 1910 Frankenstein adaptation, the (mostly complete) Metropolis, The Bat Whispers, the original version of Shadows, The World's Greatest Sinner-- all of these films that I grew up reading were lost for good eventually turned up. I'm hoping that one day, the same can be said for Francis Ford Coppola's films and fragments.
Next week, probably another article scanned and reprinted. Take care!