"The Day The Earth Stood Still"

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  1. Richard Ringenbach

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    Has anyone heard anything recently about "The Day The Earth Stood Still"? I thought it was suppose to be released early this year!

    Thank you!

    Richard Ringenbach
     
  2. CharlesD

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    FOX has been working on this one for some time and has pledged to make sure it is a top quality DVD (which is saying a lot coming from them) I've never heard of any release date being announced, but early this year seemed reasonable.

    Hopefully FOX will be able to update us on its status.
     
  3. Brian York

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    Let's not pressure FOX to hurry on this one...this is an absolute classic, and the more time they put into doing it right, the better it will be (hopefully!)
    Having said that, I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THEY ANNOUNCE IT'S RELEASE DATE!!
     
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    I agree, Brian. They must take their time and assure us perfection on this one. This is my absolute favorite Sci-Fi film. [​IMG]
     
  5. Jack Briggs

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    Considering Fox's total commitment to this film and to the DVD format, this title will have been well worth the wait, no matter how agonizing. And I utterly appreciate Mr. Staddon's complete understanding of this film's importance.

    As for a release date, the rumor that keeps popping up is sometime in the first quarter. That may not be realistic, however.
     
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    I, too have been waiting ages for this one...it's all that I can do to avoid the temptation of watching my VHS copy...
     
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    Great movie, and a true genre classic. It's literate and it has ideas (something today's overblown "scifi" can't be bothered with).

    I'll be very happy to see it announced.
     
  9. Jack Briggs

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    What Robert said. Absolutely on the money.
     
  10. Jeff Koch

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    Not to mention the film has one of the best scores ever composed by BERNARD HERRMANN!
    Jeff
     
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    I agree with you guys! TDTESS is one of my favorites of all-time. Great Herrmann music (ultra creepy), good story, good everything in fact! Plus there's Aunt Bee, to boot (F. Bavier)! Can't beat that with a stick.
    I've signed up with Amazon to be notified by e-mail when "Stood Still" is avail. for pre-orders on DVD.
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...512912-2302425
    Anybody else do this on Amazon?? They provide this feature for many films.
     
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    Klaatu...Barada...Necktie
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Brian York

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    Check out Army of Darkness when Ash attempts to recite the words to take possesion of the Necronomicon Ex Mortis.
    A classic comedy moment! [​IMG]
     
  16. John Koehler

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    The Fox LD 2-disc autographed (by Wise) edition was so spectacular, I can't see what more they could do! The LD set had a CD of Herrmann's score, a book about the career of Robert Wise, and a separate disc of interviews with surviving cast and crew members. And a fine LD transfer. It has pride of place in my collection.

    And ditto on RobertR's comment above!
     
  17. WilliamG

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    Richard,
    ... just wanted to say that my day hasn't gone to well, and now I'm home and just read your "Necktie" post ...
    sitting here just rolling on the floor, belly laughing w/tears and I can't catch my breath!
    THANKS!!
    (and while the movie is my second favorite 'classic' sci-fi, I'd have to say that "Invasion of The Body Snatchers"(Kevin McCarthy) has to be first!!
    Now, back on topic! [​IMG]
     
  18. Jack Briggs

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    When I was a teenager some friends and I came up with our own version of "Klaatu, barada nikto." But if I shared it here I'd be booted off the Forum.
     
  19. Steve Christou

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    Come on Jack lets hear it, you're unbootable now.[​IMG]
    One of my alltime faves, I'd love to have this classic SF on DVD, anyone read the original short story 'Farewell to the Master' by Harry Bates?
    Which had an interesting twist to the story...
    At the end the robot turns out to be the master....
     
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    yes, I have the original story, Steve. Jack: Tell me tomorrow. [​IMG]
     

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