Electra Glide in Blue

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  1. Jon Smith

    Jon Smith Stunt Coordinator

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    Are there any plans to release this on DVD ?
    i saw it on TV a month back, i hadnt heard of it before but read in the TV guide it was 'cult' movie so i automatically assumed it was on DVD and i didnt record it
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    i was absolutely blown away by it, was a fantastic film, especially loved the ending with its freeze frame.
    but i discovered to my horror it is not available on DVD on any region [​IMG] Nooooooooo
     
  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    I'd like to see this too! However, a DVD release might be a touchy issue now considering Robert Blake's current problems.

    Edit: The ending is quite the shocker. Electra Glide in Blue would make an interesting double-bill with Easy Rider!
     
  3. Bob Cashill

    Bob Cashill Cinematographer

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    Don't know about a DVD release--though I'd think Blake's presence would make it more marketable (BARETTA episodes are coming to DVD)--but Showtime shows is fairly regularly, and almost always LTXed. Keep that tape handy. I find the scenes between Blake and Elisha Cook Jr. quite touching.
     
  4. Brad Vautrinot

    Brad Vautrinot Stunt Coordinator

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    I have been wondering for quite awhile why this hasn't made it to DVD. This is one of my prized laserdiscs that, fortunately, was released in its OAR and stereo sound. It was originally an MGM title but I don't know if they still hold the rights.
     
  5. Jon Smith

    Jon Smith Stunt Coordinator

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    what problems has Blake got ?
     
  6. Greg Z

    Greg Z Stunt Coordinator

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    He has been arrested for the murder of his wife.
     
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    Ian Such Stunt Coordinator

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  8. Bob Cashill

    Bob Cashill Cinematographer

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    Ah, I missed that part. Your best bet, then, is to use those frequent flyer miles and drop my apartment the next time it's on.[​IMG]
     
  9. Geoff_D

    Geoff_D Supporting Actor

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    It'd be a treat to see this movie OAR. The recent showing in Blighty was in fact on ITV, so it was shown in pan and scan with a load of adverts in the middle of the night. Not the three most conducive elements to good home cinema, but I enjoyed the movie all the same. Time to start searching eBay for that LD version, methinks!
     
  10. Jon Smith

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  11. Bob Cashill

    Bob Cashill Cinematographer

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    The first time I saw ELECTRA GLIDE...was on PAL videocassette, around 1990. Not OAR, and not the optiumum way to see this film, but there may still be some about.
     

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