MGM DVDs from other regions - Chances of Region 1 release?

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  1. Jay E

    Jay E Cinematographer

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    For those with multi-region players, besides the Leone films, there are quite a few MGM releases available in other regions that aren't available in Region 1. Some of the titles are:

    Billion Dollar Brain
    Burn
    How I Won the War
    Missouri Breaks
    Offense, The
    Solomon & Sheba
    Thieves Like Us
    Trapeze
    Two for the Seesaw


    Are there reasons why these particular titles never made it to region 1? And now that Sony has taken over MGM, I was wondering if there was any chance of seeing these here.
     
  2. AlanBrom

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    I guess we have to rely on Sony now :-(

    I'd like to add these to the list, all available through MGM on other regions:

    SABATA
    NAVAJO JOE
    FOOD OF THE GODS
    FUTUREWORLD
    DAUGHTERS OF SATAN
     
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    This pertains to an existing MGM release, "Child's Play". As we all know, the only R1 version available is pan & scan. Someone said in another thread a couple of years ago that the original print of the film was severely damaged, then went on to say that a widescreen version was available in another region. I'd like to see MGM get ahold of that print and release the film in its correct ratio. It's because of the MAR'd release that I decided not to purchase "The Chucky Collection" consisting of parts 2, 3 & "Bride Of Chucky".
     
  4. Ken Koc

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    "Taras Bulba" is available in Japan
     
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    I'd also like the latest "Battle of Britain" in 5.1 and an additional track with the original score. UK got it in like 2004, we haven't seen it yet.
     
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    Add to these special editions of THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN and A BRIDGE TOO FAR...
     
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    KING OF THE SUN and PLAY DIRTY and HUMANOID FROM THE DEEP (uncut)
     
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    There's a great SE of Four Weddings & A Funeral available all over Europe, which I have. However, I've had to keep my old Polygram disc for the film. When I watch the British version of a film I know so well with the PAL speedup it's like everyone's on cocaine.

    The widescreen version of the true theatrical cut of Manhunter, available from MGM only in Japan, would be nice too.
     
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    Would love to see the R3 version of Army Of Darkness: Director's Cut that's sourced from film, not the tape dubs or whatever got put into the R1 version from Anchor Bay. I suppose since it's NTSC, I could just import it and watch it on my PC, but still. I'd like a proper R1 release.
     
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    Add to that list, a wonderful SE of Blake Edwards' The Party, and the 3 new Sergio Leone SE's of FAFDO, AFOD, and FOD.

    Oh, and there's the upcoming June SE edition of Midnight Cowboy. Oh, and Ken Russell's Gothic too! So many, really...
     
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    And Frankenheimer's "52 Pick-Up." Didn't know about "Billion Dollar Brain." I'll have to snag that one.
     
  12. Jay E

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    It's available in Australia.
     
  13. Jay E

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    I forgot another title available in the UK:

    Man of the West
     
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    Also release in France by MGM in PAL Region 2 DVD
     
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    I'm interested in
    King of the Sun and
    Taras Bulba

    Is anyone able to hint me their origin ? And most important how's the quality ? Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
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    Among other places, here - looks like a God-awful full frame PD release...
     
  19. Jay E

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    The Futureworld from the UK is not an MGM DVD.

    Is there another version that is MGM that's from another country or was this film mistakenly included in this thread?
     
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    Let's not forget the UK SE of A Fish Called Wanda.
     

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