Paramount DVD wants for 2005

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  1. Bruce Morrison

    Bruce Morrison Supporting Actor

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    Paramount have been excellent in releasing their back catalog titles on DVD over the past few years. There are just a few classic movies that I hope they will release in 2005:

    Ace In The Hole (Wilder)
    One-Eyed Jacks (Brando)
    If... (Anderson)
    The Conformist (Bertolucci)

    If Martin Blythe still reads this forum, I hope he can tell us what the chances are for any of these titles appearing.
     
  2. Ken Koc

    Ken Koc Screenwriter

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    I hope Mr Blythe does still read this.
    My list includes;
    Love With The Proper Stranger
    Darling Lili
    On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
    Ace in the Hole
    1900
    Wild is the Wiind
    The Conformist
     
  3. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Producer

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    Please actually release these talked about new editions:

    Days Of Thunder
    Titanic
    True Lies

    and the release of THE KEEP
     
  4. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    I'm hoping we'll see some of these Paramount titles in 2005:

    THE NAKED PREY (1964)
    TARZAN'S GREATEST ADVENTURE (1959)
    TARZAN THE MAGNIFICENT (1960)
    ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS (1964)
    CRACK IN THE WORLD (1965)
    MONTE WALSH (1970)
    PRIME CUT (1972)
    THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK (1946)
    PHASE IV (1974)
    DETECTIVE STORY (1951)
    LADY IN A CAGE (1964)
    ACE IN THE HOLE/BIG CARNIVAL (1951)
    DARK CITY (1950)
    THE ACCUSED (1948)
    THE BLISS OF MRS. BLOSSOM (1968)
    UNMAN, WITTERING, ZIGO (1971)
    THE DOUBLE MAN (1967)
    FRAULEIN DOKTOR (1968)
    THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK (1958)
    SPACE CHILDREN (1958)
    THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH (1959)
    DR. TERROR'S HOUSE OF HORRORS (1965)
    THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE (1973)
    THE REIVERS (1969)

    And introductory season sets of these TV series:

    THE FUGITIVE (1963-67)
    THE WILD WILD WEST (1965-69)
    POLICE SQUAD! (1982)
    THE INVADERS (1967-68)
    THE WESTERNER (1960)

    --but whatever happens, I'm already happy, since the SE of DANGER: DIABOLIK, and the Batjac films SEVEN MEN FROM NOW (1956), THE HIGH & THE MIGHTY (1954) and TRACK OF THE CAT (1954) are supposedly due from Paramount in 2005.
     
  5. Bruce Morrison

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    Interesting that the first three contributors in this thread have all nominated 'Ace In The Hole' as one of their wants. I hope Paramount take notice of this!
     
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    I would love to see Waterloo (1970) with Rod Steiger and Christopher Plummer. My VHS is now nearly unwatchable.

    I'll definately add to the chorus for Ace in the Hole and:

    If...
    The Conformist
    and 1900

    Looking forward to Danger: Diabolik !
     
  7. Howard B

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    SHIRLEY VALENTINE

    Pretty please....Just in time for the 30th anniversary of my first trip to Greece
     
  8. ScottR

    ScottR Cinematographer

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    The Brady Bunch with original "IN COLOR" cards and original Paramount logo....come on, we are all into retro nowadays.

    Grease SE- better picture and sound restoration with original logo.
     
  9. Greg_M

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    I would like to see:

    Li'l Abner
    Darling Lili
    and
    Oh What a Lovely War

    And Thanks for releasing "Half a Sixpence"
     
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    LOOKING FOR MR GOODBAR and REDS
     
  11. Rex Bachmann

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    I cast my lot with the below titles:

    1.Buccaneer, The
    2.Last Outpost, The (Cavalry Charge)
    3.Pony Express
    4.Villa Rides!

    Bob Engleman
     
  13. Derek M Germano

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    BLOOD AND ROSES (Uncut Version)
    THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK
    L'IL ABNER
    THE NAKED PREY
    ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS
    DR. TERROR'S HOUSE OF HORRORS
    THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH


    And 16:9 enhanced reissues of the following:
    ESCAPE FROM L.A.
    EVENT HORIZON
    (Director's Cut???)
    MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
    TITANIC
    SNAKE EYES
     
  14. Mark J Crawford

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    Forgot to add:
    The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
    Apparently this is out on DVD in Canada. Why not here in the States?
     
  15. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Producer

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    Rex, Thanks for the update on THE KEEP. Last I remember reading here, it had been put on hold until some undetermined time. If I'm wrong on True Lies, sorry. I looked up several movies on my wait list, to determine studio some time ago, and had Paramount listed, I guess my mistake. I will check my source again.
     
  16. Bradley-E

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    The Miracle of Morgan's Creek-MY MOST WANTED DVD OF ALL
    Houdini (1953)
    We're No Angels (Bogart Version)
    Robinson Crusoe On Mars
    Starting Over
    Bugsy Malone
    Islands In the Stream
    Summer & Smoke
    The Rainmaker (Lancaster/Hepburn)
    Downhill Racer
    It Started In Naples
    Breakfast At Tiffany's:SE
    King Of The Gypsies
     
  17. LarryDavenport

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    If was supposed to come out a long time ago.

    Martin Blythe posted on DVD Talk on May 9, 2002:

    Last year I conducted a poll on hometheaterforum and many of the movies that rated well on that poll are now out on DVD or are on the schedule for later this year or next year. Most of the time there isn't (or hasn't been) money, staffing or time to get bonus features onto them. But they are coming... even Four Flies on Grey Velvet, if it's feeling lucky.

    This time around I thought I'd invite your opinions on a select batch of 11 titles, most of which are on the schedule for next year, but we have to pick the ones that get special features. Can you weigh in here?

    Remember, bonus features cost money so these won't be double-disc editions, but we could try and avoid barebones. Here they are... have at it with suggestions and comments.

    Murder on the Orient Express
    Bugsy Malone
    Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter and the Hammers
    This Property is Condemned
    Day of the Locust
    The Geisha Boy, The Ladies Man, etc.
    Wings
    If
    Foul Play
    Darling Lili
    Looking for Mr. Goodbar

    Martin
     
  18. Bruce Morrison

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    Yes I remember Martin Blythe saying that 'If...' had been on the 2003 release schedule but had to be taken off, probably because of some outstanding rights issues. I hope Paramount have been working at getting these resolved and that we can expect to see the DVD during 2005.
     
  19. Benn

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    Sorry I keep missing the polls. I'm still lookin' for Paramount to release:
    ENCHANTED APRIL (1992)
    SOME KIND OF HERO (1982)
    THE STERIL CUCKOO (1969)
    THE RAINMAKER (1956)

    I don't need a lot of extras. Just good crisp digital widescreen, non-pan and scan, but carefully contrast balanced.
    Thanks for askin'
     
  20. Patrick McCart

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    I'd love to see Paramount do a wave of their silent films:

    Wings
    Running Wild (W.C. Fields)
    Docks of New York (Von Sternberg)
    Old Ironsides (James Cruze)
    The Covered Wagon (James Cruze)
    The Wedding March (Stroheim)
    The Last Command (Emil Jannings)
    The Ten Commandments (1923 version)

    All of these have digital stereo scores by Gaylord Carter (all Wurlitzer organ) from the old laserdisc/VHS editions. Furthermore, while extras are obviously hard for silents... it would be neat to just have commentaries.

    Restoration shouldn't be a huge problem for these films. From reviews I've read, all of the Paramount silents released on VHS and LD looked wonderful. Of course, it wouldn't be a BAD idea to have rougher segments digitally restored (like the 16mm segments of The Covered Wagon).
     

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