Thursday, July 10, 2008
No News On "Magnificent Ambersons" DVD Release-- Trailer Online
With the two new Welles releases coming up, as noted in my last blog entry, one wonders, when will The Magnificent Ambersons come out on DVD? We're still waiting. And with the recent Metropolis discovery, so many Welles fans are wondering, will Welles' cut of Ambersons ever be discovered? As someone pointed out on Wellesnet.com, the Metropolis print was an actual release of the director's cut. The Magnificent Ambersons, on the other hand, was never released in any other form but the 88 minute version. However, there is a two-second glimpse of one of the most famous "lost" scenes to be found in the trailer-- the boarding house sequence (still above left)-- which can be viewed online at TCM.com.