Pillow Talk 50th Anniversary Edition

Discussion in 'DVD' started by CineKarine, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. CineKarine

    CineKarine Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2007
    Messages:
    672
    Likes Received:
    0
    We might have known, yet another re-release of this film...!

    Art and specs here
     
  2. Bradley-E

    Bradley-E Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2003
    Messages:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'd like to have it on Blu ray. But who knows when or if this will happen.
     
  3. Thomas T

    Thomas T Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    2,839
    Likes Received:
    828
    I'd be happier if Universal released the two remaining Doris Day films it's holding back: Midnight Lace and Ballad Of Josie rather than do Pillow Talk yet again. Still, if it's been remastered I might pick it up for that and the commentary.
     
  4. JohnMor

    JohnMor Producer
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2004
    Messages:
    4,065
    Likes Received:
    1,296
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Real Name:
    John Moreland
    I'll pick it up if it's remastered (each release gets a little better, but it could still be much improved upon.) The extras might be interesting. Have to see how well they're done.

    I agree about the 2 unreleased Uni Doris films, especially Midnight Lace (and next year is its 50th anniversary.) We've waited long enough.
     
  5. CineKarine

    CineKarine Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2007
    Messages:
    672
    Likes Received:
    0
    I love Pillow Talk, but there is a limit to the number of times I can buy it. [​IMG]

    Another vote for Midnight Lace!!!!!
     
  6. Joe Caps

    Joe Caps Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2000
    Messages:
    1,977
    Likes Received:
    47
    CineKarine - you are so right, this is such a needless rrelease.

    I suspect that the commentary track is for a music only track since these folks are all film music people.
    Needless as this release is, it will still start old threads up again- IS the color better,Is the aspect ratio correct, etc?

    After all get bored with that, then its over to yet ANOTHER thread where for at least the tenth time they are talking about which foregn dvdsw of 55 Days at peking to get and Circus World to get.

    UNiversal has announced a new line of classic films but they are not interesting for me - a box of pre code films which I know nothing of- which means I might be tempted to watch them once and never again - and the Demille Cleopatra which is a rerelease.

    Wouldnit it be great if Universal announced an oldie they have NOT release before, the doris day midnight Lace and Ballad of Jose (bad film- rags by Jean Louis), if Paramount finally released some catalog stuff, If Fox actually announced the rumoured Tyrone Power Box Three which would complete all of our Power film collections, the clack and white films of Alice faye, The egyptian. Warners announcesRette Davis box four (including Beyond the Forest !!).
     
  7. CineKarine

    CineKarine Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2007
    Messages:
    672
    Likes Received:
    0

    We just might get our wish about this since the not always trustworthy MoviesUnlimited mentions in its latest bunch of questions and answers that another Bette Davis set is being prepared for later in 2009.
     
  8. KellyVO

    KellyVO Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2007
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    0

    I feel the same way! Would it kill Universal to dig deeper into their library..... I still want more Deanna Durbin! And I know there are tons of people that want Midnight Lace!
     
  9. CineKarine

    CineKarine Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2007
    Messages:
    672
    Likes Received:
    0

    Yes indeed for more Deanna Durbin too!!!!
     
  10. Dick

    Dick Producer
    Supporter

    Joined:
    May 22, 1999
    Messages:
    5,583
    Likes Received:
    1,624
    Real Name:
    Rick
    Universal continues to avoid bringing out the most requested of their missing catalog titles: more DEANNA DURBIN, THE UNINVITED, ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, FIVE GRAVES TO CAIRO, more BOB HOPE (CAT AND THE CANARY, please!), re-dos of some embarrassing pan and scan travesties (ICEMAN, COLOSSUS, etc.) I think PILLOW TALK is swell, but not at the expense of titles never before released. Do Universal execs ever read this forum?
     
  11. LarryH

    LarryH Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2000
    Messages:
    553
    Likes Received:
    1
    Since some people already expect this issue to be resurrected, I will oblige...

    Does anybody know if any improvements have been made to the picture or sound quality of this film over thew previous releases, some of which were a mess?
     
  12. Chuck Pennington

    Chuck Pennington Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 11, 2001
    Messages:
    911
    Likes Received:
    247


    Well, I know the release from fall 2007 (paired with LOVER COME BACK and SEND ME NO FLOWERS) had a transfer that was remastered and really quite nice, an improvement over the previous anamorphic release that was first issued misframed and then quietly reissued correctly framed and anamorphic. And let's not forget the 1999 non anamorphic DVD using the aged LD master... The film has had 4 different masters released to DVD so far, so if this is yet another remaster it will be #5. Amazing....

    I didn't expect a new transfer on the 2007 disc, but that's what I got: a much cleaner and brighter transfer then the previous anamorphic version (which was difficult to find since it was on the market with the misframed anamorphic version in the same packaging).
     
  13. LarryH

    LarryH Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2000
    Messages:
    553
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thanks for the recap, Chuck. I guess we should at least be assured that this year's release will have the corrected anamorphic version.
     

Share This Page