Finally!!! Biloxi Blues on DVD, 1-20-04 and more Universal catalog DVDs.

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  1. James L White

    James L White Supporting Actor

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    I just copied and pasted all this from universalstudios.com, some DVDs listed are old news but I included them in the list for easy reference. [​IMG] Still no news on Cloak & Dagger or Harry and The Hendersons.[​IMG]
    American Pie Revealed
    Genre: Comedy Coming Soon: 01/02/2004

    American Wedding
    Genre: Comedy
    Theatrical Release: 08/01/2003
    Coming Soon: 01/02/2004 Director: Jesse Dylan
    Actors: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Eugene Levy, January Jones

    American Wedding Gift Set
    Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 01/02/2004

    2 Fast 2 Furious / Spy Game Value Pack
    Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 01/06/2004

    8 Mile / How High Value Pack
    Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 01/06/2004

    The Mummy Returns / The Musketeer Value Pack
    Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 01/06/2004

    Scarface / The Fast and the Furious Value Pack
    Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 01/06/2004

    The Scorpion King / Brotherhood of the Wolf Value Pack
    Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 01/06/2004

    Johnny English
    Genres: Comedy, Family
    Theatrical Release: 07/18/2003
    Coming Soon: 01/13/2004 Director: Peter Howitt
    Actors: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia

    American Graffiti Drive-In Double Feature

    An American Tail
    Genres: Animated, Family
    Theatrical Release: 11/21/1986 Coming Soon: 01/20/2004
    Director: Don Bluth

    An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
    Genres: Animated, Family
    Theatrical Release: 11/22/1991 Coming Soon: 01/20/2004
    Directors: Simon Wells, Phil Nibbelink

    An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster
    Genres: Animated, Family
    Coming Soon: 01/20/2004 Director: Larry Latham

    An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island
    Genres: Animated, Family
    Coming Soon: 01/20/2004 Director: Larry Latham

    Biloxi Blues
    Genres: Comedy, Drama
    Theatrical Release: 03/25/1988
    Coming Soon: 01/20/2004 Director: Mike Nichols
    Actors: Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken

    Conan: The Complete Quest
    Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 01/20/2004

    Flipper
    Genres: Drama, Family
    Theatrical Release: 05/17/1996
    Coming Soon: 01/20/2004 Director: Alan Shapiro
    Actors: Elijah Wood, Paul Hogan

    Judgment Night
    Genres: Action, Urban
    Theatrical Release: 10/15/1993
    Coming Soon: 01/20/2004 Director: Stephen Hopkins
    Actors: Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Denis Leary

    Mommy & Me: More Playgroup Favorites
    Genres: Pre-School / Infant, Family Coming Soon: 01/20/2004

    Mommy & Me: Playgroup Favorites
    Genres: Pre-School / Infant, Family Coming Soon: 01/20/2004

    Repo Man
    Genre: Comedy
    Theatrical Release: 03/02/1984
    Coming Soon: 01/20/2004 Director: Alex Cox
    Actors: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez

    Smokey and the Bandit Pursuit Pack
    Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 01/20/2004

    Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
    Genre: Comedy
    Theatrical Release: 02/21/1992
    Coming Soon: 01/20/2004 Director: Roger Spottiswoode
    Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Estelle Getty

    Trespass
    Genres: Action, Urban
    Theatrical Release: 12/25/1992
    Coming Soon: 01/20/2004

    The Adventures of Ma and Pa Kettle: Volume 1
    Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

    Airport Terminal Pack
    Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

    The Best of Abbott & Costello: Volume 1
    Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

    Franklin Turtle Pack
    Genres: Animated, Pre-School / Infant, Family Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

    Good Morning Maisy
    Genres: Animated, Pre-School / Infant, Family Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

    Good Night Maisy
    Genres: Animated, Pre-School / Infant, Family Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

    Imitation of Life: Two Movie Collection
    Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

    Playtime Maisy
    Genres: Animated, Pre-School / Infant, Family Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

    Sitting Ducks - Volume 1: Duck Cravings
    Genres: Television, Animated, Family Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

    Sitting Ducks - Volume 2: Ducktown Adventures
    Genres: Television, Animated, Family Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

    Sitting Ducks - Volume 3: Bill and Friends
    Genres: Television, Animated, Family Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

    Sitting Ducks: Season 1 Quack Pack
    Genres: Television, Animated, Family Coming Soon: 02/10/2004

    Dragonheart Franchise Collection
    Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 03/02/2004

    The Flintstones Franchise Collection
    Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 03/02/2004

    King Ralph
    Genre: Comedy
    Theatrical Release: 02/15/1991
    Coming Soon: 03/02/2004 Director: David S. Ward
    Actors: John Goodman, Peter O'Toole, John Hurt

    Mad Dog and Glory
    Genres: Comedy, Drama
    Theatrical Release: 03/05/1993
    Coming Soon: 03/02/2004 Director: John McNaughton
    Actors: Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray

    Melvin and Howard
    Genre: Drama
    Theatrical Release: 02/13/1981
    Coming Soon: 03/02/2004 Director: Jonathan Demme
    Actors: Jason Robards, Paul Le Mat, Mary Steenburgen

    Problem Child Tantrum Pack
    Genre: See Individual Titles Coming Soon: 03/02/2004
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  2. Matt Pasant

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    -- Tantrum pack
    -- terminal pack
    -- pursuit pack
    -- drive in double feature
     
  3. William Miller

    William Miller Stunt Coordinator

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    Ma & Pa Kettle!! Yes!!

    Abbott & Costello!! Yes!!

    This must mean that Francis the Talking Mule can't be far behind.

    And all of the 50's SF movies.

    And the classic horrors.

    Maybe they were waiting for the ownership change.

    This is great news, that's for sure.
     
  4. Jay E

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    Great News! There are 8 Abbott & Costello films in the box set:

    One Night in the Tropics
    Buck Privates
    In the Navy
    Hold That Ghost
    Keep 'Em Flying
    Ride 'Em Cowboy
    Pardon My Sarong
    Who Done It?
     
  5. Matt Butler

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    Judgement Night and Trespass. YES!!!

    Now lets hope they get the aspect ratio of Judgement Night correct this time.
     
  6. T r o y

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    I am so thrilled to hear that Biloxi Blues is finally getting released in Jan!
    I love this movie. I can't say enough good things about
    Christopher Walken's performance. He was awesome in his role! A riot!

    Quote from Seargent: "I'll blow your freagin' brains out Jerome"

    I LOVE IT!!!
     
  7. PaulP

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    Hell yeah, Trespass! Written by Bob Z. & Bob G.!
     
  8. Brandon Conway

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  9. Jon Robertson

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    An American Tail will be, alas, full-frame. [​IMG]
     
  10. MarkA

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    Abbott and Costello!!
    Ma and Pa Kettle!!
    Alright!!
     
  11. William Waits

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  12. Mark Cappelletty

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    So is the great Anchor Bay Repo Man OOP now? It's a great disc; get it while you can. I wish Universal would release Walker, though...
     
  13. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

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    Alright!!!! I will definately pick up the following:

    Judgement Night[​IMG]
    Trespass
    Mad Dog and Glory
    Biloxi Blues

    I have been waiting a long time for these titles. Good to know that the wait is almost over.
     
  14. AlanP

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    WHERE ARE
    "BRIDES OF DRACULA"
    "MIDNIGHT LACE"
    "BACK STREET"
    "MADAME X"-1966
    "PORTRAIT IN BLACK"
    "CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF"
    "MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION"
    "TARNISHED ANGELS"
     
  15. Bill Burns

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    It's somewhat odd that the A&C box will have Buck Privates but not Buck Privates Come Home, which was also licensed by Universal to Image (the discs are now OOP, of course). Oh well.

    William Waits -- don't let them off easy, man, tell us what you really think. [​IMG] I love all of the studios, I understand their desire to maximize profit ... but I just can't understand how MAR presentations, and even 4x3 letterboxed (versus 16x9), don't ultimately cut into profits. They must -- this is a format embraced for years by cineastes, who first and foremost demand fidelity. Now that it has gone mainstream (in a big way), it is carrying the mantra of the film lovers with it -- as David Boulet and others have mentioned, every disc that offers an OAR and a MAR presentation in the same package brings with it the potential of new converts to the OAR cause; if you're not buying a movie on DVD in the hopes of recreating, as truly as possible, your theatrical experience, why are you buying it at all? I have to think that while a crowd who doesn't care about aspect ratios may be quite large in the DVD community, the crowd that actually objects to OAR has to be comparatively small. OAR/MAR dual presentations, perhaps most justifiable over OAR-only on "family" titles, cater to the crowd who cares and also the crowd who doesn't, and ommit only the crowd who want everything from Ben-Hur to Frasier to fill their 4x3 screens, and actively resent any package that confuses that desire. It makes little sense to alienate the first line of customers (those who get into DVD and DVD buying because they love movies) in order to passify the potential confusion of those customers for whom movies are an afterthought, and the recreation of a theatrical experience unimportant. Most of them rent, anyway. [​IMG]

    I'm very disappointed that An American Tail and An American Tail 2: Fievel Goes West (featuring a wonderful vocal performance by James Stewart) won't be 16x9 formatted OAR. Universal also released Balto to DVD in open matte/P&S only, and that title was OAR on laser (I'm unsure about the ATs). I won't buy MAR (modified aspect ratio) releases, and by issuing these "fullscreen," Universal also deprives us of the resolution gains in 16x9 formatting. I give the studio great credit for finally issuing Babe not only in 16x9 widescreen, but with a commentary by writer/producer (and director of the sequel) George Miller. That's a great release. [​IMG] I'm not as bothered by the forced trailers as some; there are forced trailers in a movie theatre, too. You can fast forward through them (or at least I can, with the jog wheel on my remote). 16x9 + commentary = praiseworthy.

    But now, after failing to offer Balto in a definitive form, the two theatrical ATs are looking as if they'll be short-shrifted as well. That's a shame. I'd have purchased both in 16x9, even without supplements, but certainly will not buy them, or anything else, "modified to fit 4x3 screens."

    I enjoy Universal's product, and they were a tremendous force early in the format (their SEs, while steeply priced, set a standard in their day, and their Ultimate Edition offerings today continue to impress). Their recent double and triple-feature discs have also set a wonderful standard, this time for price-friendly, quality classic presentations on disc. I'm very vocal in my praise of what Universal has done, and continues to do, right, and in some cases continues to do better than just about any other studio. [​IMG] But if we haven't established that every theatrical film deserves an OAR release, and a 16x9 formatted one (for all films that are intended for wide presentation; the pixel count says that 16x9 formatting benefits anything wider than 1.5:1 or so, if I recall, but in practical film terms that means all movies 1.66:1 and wider) to properly use the potential of the format ... well, we have established that, and the first point (OAR) was actually established by Criterion by the late 80's/early 90's.

    I hope Universal revisits these fine films in the future.
     
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    [​IMG] When I first saw the the American Tail films on that list (the first 2, at least) I was ecstatic. Then I read later in the thread that they're MARred. Not only did Universal lose 2 sales on those, but they're also losing a third. I was going to buy the new Animal House disc at CC tomorrow morning for $11.99 on sale. Not now. I have the CE and am happy with it, but was gonna bite on that price, but now I'll just stick with my CE. I'm not gonna double-dip if Universal's pulling this crap.
     
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    Airport Terminal Pack Release Date: 02/10/2004

    I have been waiting for ever for these to come out and not the cheap ones out there now.

    No specs on them yet hope they get some soon.
     
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