Is Forbidden Planet SE still on August 2004 from WB?

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  1. RobertR

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    Just heard about this. Looking forward to it. [​IMG]
     
  2. oscar_merkx

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    sounds great care to enlighten us with a link ?

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    It's part of their August release schedule...

    Along with Freaks and a double-feature of Children of the Damned and Village of the Damned.

    I saw Forbidden Planet on TCM not too long ago and loved it. Considering the quality of Warner's 2-disc releases and their cheapness... it looks like I'll be adding this to my collection in August. (Along with Freaks)
     
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    "Just heard about this"?

    Please elaborate!

    dave [​IMG]
     
  5. MartinTeller

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    Wow, finally! I remember rumors about this from 2 years ago.

    I'll be picking up Freaks too [​IMG]
     
  6. Steve Christou

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    [rant]"Monsters John, monsters from the Id!"[/rant]
    Now this is more like it! Forbidden Planet is my favorite pre-2001 A Space Odyssey SF film, I'd love a 2-disc special edition of this. Hard to believe Frank Drebin aka Leslie Nielsen was the hero of this SF classic made nearly 50 years ago. I hope they interview Robby the Robot in the documentary.[​IMG]

    Robby: "Sorry I'm late miss I was giving myself an oiljob."

    If they ever remake Forbidden Planet, they should get the guy who does the voice of Bender in Futurama to do the voice of Robby.[​IMG]
     
  7. Thomas T

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    If this is true, I'm ready to do backflips and cartwheels. The current transfer of the Forbidden Planet DVD is terrible. It's obvious the film needs to undergo major restoration if that print was the best they could come up with.

    Hopefully Warners has corraled Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen still very much with us into doing commentary and/or retrospective interviews.
     
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    Forbidden Planet and Freaks in the same month? You guys just made my August!
     
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    Where is the link for Warner Brothers future releases?
     
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    Robert, the people are screaming for more information. Come to think of it, I am too! What do you know, fella?
     
  12. Mark_TS

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    Sweet!
     
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    There is a thread on this at DVDTalk and the person said he got the info at creepyclassics.com
     
  14. Jeff_HR

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    I went to that site & I can't find the info. But maybe I just don't know where to look there.
     
  15. Peter Mazur

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    I can't wait for this.
     
  16. RobertR

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    Gosh, I'm embarassed, guys. :b All I really know is strictly second hand, and it doesn't consist of anything more than I said. I was kind of hoping someone else here would know more! [​IMG]
     
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    This is excellent news. Almost bought the current dvd. Looks like waiting has payed off,as another classic favorite of mine I still have not picked up,is always being rereleased(My Fair Lady).
     
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    Good lord! If it's true, then with Forbidden Planet and the one true King Kong released in 2004, I might as well stop buying DVDs after that, for my collection will be complete. 2006 would make more sense for a 50th Anniversary edition, though if the studio can't wait that long then I won't ask 'em to slow the process.

    I adore Forbidden Planet, a sentiment perhaps a bit too effusively displayed in one of my first pieces for DVD Journal. The thought of a much-rumored remake wakes me screaming in the night, much to my wife's distress.

    If anyone can confirm this info with a first-hand source, please do post it here.

    "I rarely use it myself, sir. It promotes rust." Heh.
     
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    The current DVD didn't seem to offer sufficient incentive to relegate my Criterion laser to that great optical bin in the sky, but a new 2-disc SE should serve as ample excuse for replacement. [​IMG] Wonderful news -- the first six weeks of 2004 already dazzle the eye with one fantastic release announcement after another. Now that we've jumped forward to August, and with the persistent word/rumor of King Kong (perhaps a few other RKO's while we're at it? I haven't heard anything on that front, but we know the studio's working on the restoration of that library ...) and a 65th Anniversary Gone With the Wind intended for year's end, one wonders what marvels await in the months between. Many, I dare say, from WB, Fox, and Universal, if the first six weeks of the year are an indication, and the other majors will likely have a slew of surprises up their sleeves to remain competitive (a few big titles have already cropped up as rumored/likely Paramount efforts) -- checking news announcements is becoming a joy unto itself, something akin to the excitement I felt with the first lists generated back in 1997. 2004 might well prove a, perhaps even the, banner year for this format -- here's hoping.
     

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