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Lost Horizon [DVD] [1973] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

4.6 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews

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  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005KR6O1C
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,753 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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I have loved this musical since seeing it at the cinema as a child and have played the songs to death on both vynal, cd and now itunes, Having owned an old 4 x 3 mono print taped from the TV, I have been looking for a Cinemascope version with Stereophonic sound. I did purchase one on EBay a few years ago which is admittedly in that format, but taped from a laserdisc source so picture quality on my 65" TV is awful, though the sound (2 channel Dolby Surround) is not too bad on the 9.2 system. I very much want to buy from Amazon the official Sony Release which is advertised as brand new, however many of the reviewers on here talk of it as having a MONO soundtrack, but that this has been rectified and it now has a proper 5.1 surround track. I have asked the sellers about this but all of them say they are unable to tell me about the soundtrack. My question is fellow reviewers, if I purchase the DVD and it does only have the mono track, how do I go about contacting Sony (or whomever) to get the 5.1 replacement disc? UPDATE: 24th FEB 2013: Have just received the Lost Horizon DVD from the States and yes it is in glorious full 6.1 Dolby Digital EX and the picture quality is excellent...Sharp, bright and colourful....HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
UPDATE 16th APRIL 2014: The Blu Ray version of this movie just arrived at my door from America (Courtesy of "Twilight Time" and boy what a difference. The picture clarity, sharpness and colour is amazing for a movie from 1973. The Cinemascope frame is even superior to the DVD version from the states (and that is pretty good quality) The sound is DTS HD Master 5.1 and very good too. Also the blu ray is Region Free so plays on UK Blu Ray machines. Actually it's surprising how many of the American discs are region free or have region B (UK) encoding.
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It took a few years before this is available in DVD, while many sub-quality DVD titles flood the market, something I never understand.

This is indeed a fantastic film not known to younger generation. It is beautifully filmed, a good story, nice setting and nice music.

The evacuation scene seemed to be prophetic of the scene at Saigon!

The supplier through Amazon.co.uk was good and reliable. Highly recommended for both the DVD and the supplier.
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Glad to see this rarely shown film at last on a beautiful quality Blu-Ray.

A huge flop in 1973, Lost Horizon tells the story of a mixed group of people, ( Peter Finch, George Kennedy, Sally Kellerman, Michael York and Bobby Van , ) who escape from an uprising in China . Their plane however is hijacked, and instead of returning home, they crash land in The Himalayas, and are rescued by a friendly party led by Chang- ( John Gielgud). He leads them to his home of Shan- Gri -La, a peaceful and beautiful sun drenched valley, where the winter winds and snow of the mountains, are replaced by sunshine, green fields and tranquil rivers.

Slowly the group mellow to the stress free existence the valley offers them, where everyone appears contented and happy with their lives.
However, over time, the party learn that their crash was not an accident, and that they have been brought there deliberately so that Peter can replace the dying Hi Llama ( Charles Boyer.) as their new leader.

Torn between staying or trying to leave, Peter argues with his brother Michael, who is determined to leave rather than feeling he is a prisoner, and who wants to take home his new love ( Olivia Hussey ). The secret of Shan-Gri-La is revealed to Peter when he decides to leave his own love behind - Liv Ullman, and escape with his brother, only to have Olivia age to her true 100 years of age once she is away from the influence of the valley. It seems that the tranquil life lets the inhabitants of Shan-Gri_La live to a very great age whilst still looking young, but the price is a lifetime away from the outside world.
Consumed with grief, Michael throws himself off a mountain, and Peter returns to Shan-Gri-La to take up his position as their new leader.
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Some studios never learn. Having nearly bankrupted the studio when Frank Capra's 1937 version went massively over budget and struggled to recoup its investment as they desperately cut the film again and again to get more shows in, 36 years later Columbia Pictures did the same thing all over again with producer Ross Hunter's version of Lost Horizon, this time adding songs in an era when musicals were bombing left right and centre and filling the cast with people who couldn't sing. It's not the first musical adaptation - there had already been a flop Broadway musical in 1956 and a TV version in 1960 called Shangri-La - but it's the one that has gone down in movie infamy that extensive re-editing did nothing to stem. The cuts started after the first previews, losing 23 minutes and most of its $12.8m budget by the time it ended its run, but surprisingly Sony have restored the film to its full 149-minute roadshow version in a rather splendid DVD-R release and a limited edition Blu-ray from Twilight Time that even more surprisingly features a wealth of extras.

It's easy to see the appeal of the project in the turbulent 70s, when studios were torn between low-budget films aimed at the disaffected youth market and big-budget flops trying to lure their parents back into theatres with nostalgia. Despite hints at the Vietnam war and political unrest back in the civilised world, it's the same story with the same universal appeal to people's desire for an eternal haven of peace on Earth that never translated into ticket sales when dramatised.
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