"Ed and His Dead Mother" coming to DVD

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  1. Michael Allred

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    Has anyone here seen this movie? Starring Steve Buscemi, Ned Beatty – it's clearly inspired by some of Peter Jackson's earlier films.

    Basically, the story goes like this: Buscemi is a major mamma's boy and when she dies, it's like his life is over. Out of the blue, a salesman dressed entirely in white (played by John Glover) offers to resurrect his mother for $1,000. He jumps at the offer and voila! His mom's back....but, she's not quite the same. She has an unusal appetite and a penchant for murder.

    I saw this film a few times on cable years ago and really enjoyed it's black humor. I had thought that this was one of those films that would take forever and a day to get a DVD release but wouldn't ya know it? It's coming to DVD in April from Pathfinder Entertainment (check out their official site if you wish to see it for yourself.) It's not a special edition though but what worries me is that the official site doesn't list the DVD's specs, I checked out the Yahoo product listing for it and it said "full frame"!!!! NOOOOOOOOO! Dear god, I hope not. I want this DVD but not if it doesn't offer widescreen.

    If anyone finds out otherwise, post it in this thread, ok?
     
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    i've seen this. very funny movie. i'd get it if it was a cheap release.
    who was the young lady. she was very sexy.
     
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    Pathfinder has released quite a few films in anamorphic widescreen. I'm sure we will find out a bit more about the DVD release near release date.

    It's also nice to know that they're releasing Zapped Again on DVD... one of the few sequels better than the original. [​IMG]
     
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    Here's what's listed on their site;

    ED AND HIS DEAD MOTHER
    -- Dark Comedy
    NR/1993/93 minutes, English
    Label: Pathfinder Home Entertainment
    Street Date: April 29
    Cast: Steve Buscemi, Ned Beatty, Eric Christmas, John Glover
    Director: Jonathan Wacks
    When Ed's mother dies and "Happy People, Ltd." contact him and claim to resurrect the dearly departed for only $1000, he doesn't have to think long before agreeing. Ed is overjoyed at her return until he starts noticing her doing things that ordinary senior citizens just don't do! Soon Ed's life is turned upside down in this hilarious, dark comedy!
    DVD UPC# 825307-90699-8, CAT# PH 90699 - $19.98
    VHS UPC# 825307-30693-4, CAT# PH 30693 - $19.98
    • Starring Steve Buscemi (Mr. Deeds, Monsters, Inc., Ghost World, Reservoir Dogs), Ned Beatty (Life, Cookie's Fortune, Deliverance), Eric Christmas (Mouse Hunt, Air Bud, Bugsy), John Glover ("Smallville", Batman & Robin)
    • From the director of Mystery Date and producer of Repo Man
    • Albert Brooks' "Mom" meets Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead II"
    • DVD Special Features include: filmographies and trailers
     
  5. Michael Allred

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    I just got an e-mail from Pathfinder, and here's what I was told;

    "yes it will be in widescreen (1.85) and other special features are still gallery, biographies, trailer and audio commentary"
     
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  7. Michael Allred

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    Apparently, the release date has been pushed back to May 27th.
     
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    Release date has been pushed back again to June 17.
     
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    I hope some of you will still pick up this wonderful little gem when it hits stores, even if it's non-anamorphic (apparently, this was solely a financial decision, and I can understand that.)
     
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    Michael, don't post anymore! Everytime you post the release date goes back like three weeks. [​IMG]

    Still a fun title that I'm kind of on the fence about.
     
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