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Author Topic: Sergio Sollima's THE FAMILY (US theatrical version)  (Read 2150 times)

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Does anyone know if the US theatrical version of THE FAMILY/VIOLENT CITY ever made it to tape?  I'd like to see that one.  The excellent DVD releases are uncut but some of the subtitled footage was indeed dubbed for the US release.

I have the MPI tape of THE FAMILY but it was taken from a TV print.

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Re: Sergio Sollima's THE FAMILY (US theatrical version)
« Reply #1 on: 19 Jun 2009 - 13:42 »

I have the MPI tape of THE FAMILY but it was taken from a TV print.

I remember watching it as THE FAMILY on tape in the 1990s. May have been the same version you mention, though. If I remember correctly, the cover had a light-blue background, a painting of a gun and Bronson's face, and lettering in the GODFATHER typestyle. Is that the same one?
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Re: Sergio Sollima's THE FAMILY (US theatrical version)
« Reply #2 on: 19 Jun 2009 - 14:04 »

The MPI release I have is the clamshell with the brownish background seen in this flyer (from Criticonline's great site on 80's video companies):

but there was apparently a slipcase release with the blue background as seen here:

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Re: Sergio Sollima's THE FAMILY (US theatrical version)
« Reply #3 on: 28 Mar 2022 - 10:56 »

Major bump (13 years!!!  ;D), but this particular version is going to be included in upcoming US and UK BD releases, out soon.

In the US, Kino Lorber is releasing Violent City on May 17 as a 2 BD set, with the following specs:

DISC ONE:
*NEW 2K RESTORATION of Violent City (In English & Italian with Optional English Subtitles)
*NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Paul Talbot, the author of the BRONSON'S LOOSE! Books
*Shooting VIOLENT CITY: Interview with Co-Writer/Director Sergio Sollima
*Theatrical Trailers for VIOLENT CITY and THE FAMILY
*TV Spot for THE FAMILY

DISC TWO:
*NEW 4K Restoration of Città violenta (In Italian with Optional English Subtitles)
*Master of The Family – 2K Scan of a 35mm Print (In English with Optional English Subtitles)
*Charles Bronson Theatrical Trailers



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In the UK, 88 Films is releasing it on May 16, also as a 2 BD set.
While the final specs are yet to be announced, the contents are probably going to be very similar to the US release, since when they first announced this release, they confirmed the following inclusions:

*3 Cuts of the Film: 4K transfer of Violent City, 2K tranfer of the Italian Cut, The Family Version
*Audio Commentary by Paul Talbot
*Trailer

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