George Pal films

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  1. Michael_Sim

    Michael_Sim Auditioning

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    I was wondering if there has been any news of the remaining films of George Pal being released on DVD. I've been looking forward to seeing -
    1. Houdini (1953)
    2. Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961)
    3. The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)
    4. The Power (1968)
    5. Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975)
    - but nothing so far. Anyone has any indications yet?

    Many thanks!
    Michael
     
  2. Joe Caps

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    Atlantis seems to have dissapeared. Its no longer shown even on Turner Movies. It woudl be great to have it remixed for stereo using the stereo music tracks recently released by Film score Monthly.
     
  3. Matt Hough

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    At some interview, Warners said BROTHERS GRIMM was in bad shape and in need of a complete restoration which would be prohibitively expensive. I captured the last broadcast of the film, and the color was indeed very lackluster. A shame because I'd love to have it on a sparkling DVD copy.
     
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    Any word on Houdini (1953)?
     
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    Doc Savage with Ron Ely! I loved that movie!
     
  6. Steve Christou

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    The Power (1968) for me. I'd love to see that released on dvd some day, and in it's proper ratio of course.
     
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    I'd definitely get Atlantis. Maybe the studio is working on a restoration print.
     
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    This is just idle speculation on my part, but when I asked about the DVD prospects of the non-Pal sci-fi film, THE GREEN SLIME (1968), in the recent WB chat, George Feltenstein said they were considering it for a possible Sci-Fi set. If such a set materializes in the near future, it wouldn't surprise me if we saw THE GREEN SLIME bundled together with THE POWER (1968), ATLANTIS THE LOST CONTINENT (1961), THE WILD WILD PLANET (1965) and one or two others (CAPTAIN NEMO & THE UNDERWATER CITY (1970)? THE ILLUSTRATED MAN (1969)? WORLD WITHOUT END (1956)?). Again, I'm just guessing here.
     
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    So would I! That really is too bad. [​IMG] It would've been nice if the movie came to DVD when interest probably would've been fueled by that recent remake...

    Couldn't Warner license the film to some other company that might like to restore/release it? If they really don't think it's worth doing themselves, I wish they'd shop it around to Criterion or Kino or someone like that...
     

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