Warner and their "flat comedies"...

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  1. William Waits

    William Waits Stunt Coordinator

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    A while back in a Warner Chat, Warner asked the participates if we wanted their "flat comedies" released in widescreen format. We responded in the chat with a resounding HELL YEAH!!!

    I think personally, as a result of that chat, we have been blessed with widescreen releases of the non-OAR Vaction series moves, and to a lesser degree, Space Jam.

    Now, I gues the question to be asked now is what "flat comedy" movie(s) need to be addressed. Personally, I would REALLY like to have a Spies Like Us, Arthur, and Michael.

    What are others that need to be addressed as such?
     
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    I'd buy a widescreen Spies Like Us. Another title that needs to be corrected is Police Academy. However, since next year is Police Academy's 20th Anniversary and, in their last chat, WB indicated that the other Police Academy films were "on the way", I'd like to think WB is planning something, but that's just wishful thinking.

    Nothing But Trouble is another title but, in the chat, the WB reps said there were no plans to revisit it.
     
  3. James L White

    James L White Supporting Actor

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    WB titles comedies or not that need WS reissues

    Spies Like Us
    Funny Farm
    With Honors
    Police Academy
    Ace Ventura Pet Detective
     
  4. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I'm not sure if these are all Warner's, but they're all comedies that have only been released in pan & scan [​IMG]

    Funny Farm
    Grumpy Old Men
    Grumpier Old Men
    Kindergarten Cop
    My Blue Heaven
    The Jerk
     
  5. Eugene Esterly

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    Spies Like Us
    Grumpy Old Men
    Grumpier Old Men
    Police Academy
    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
     
  6. Patrick McCart

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    If they revisited Vegas Vacation as a 16x9 version, I think any of their old pan & scan discs could be revisited.

    They're making good progress, though. Just in the last 1/2 of the year, they've re-released 4 titles in widescreen form for the first time on DVD. (The 3 Vacation remasters and A Christmas Story: SE)
     
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    Grumpy Old Men
    Grumpier Old Men
    Police Academy Parts 1-6
    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

    I would buy all of these if they were 16x9.
     
  8. Dan Rudolph

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    Would buy the Ace Ventura and Grumpy Old Men DVDs.
     
  9. Andrew Bunk

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    For me:

    Ace Ventura
    Funny Farm
    Grumpy Old Men
    My Blue Heaven

    George,

    Kindergarten Cop is unfortunately a Universal title. Can't believe that hasn't bee reissued 16x9 yet.
     
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    Man with 2 brains
    Grumpy old men
    Grumpier old men
    Ace ventura
    Purple rain (not a comedy i know but its full screen )
     
  11. Steve_Knutzen

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    I'd buy Man With Two Brains, My Blue Heaven and Spies Like Us in a second if they were re-released in widescreen.
     
  12. David Lambert

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    The two Grumpy Old Men flicks and the entire Police Academy series are at the top of my list. Purple Rain is another good thought. Arthur, My Fellow Americans, Doc Hollywood, Exit to Eden, Stroker Ace, and even Cannonball Run II would all get purchases from me if re-released in OAR. I'm sure I'm forgetting tons more at the moment.
     
  13. William Waits

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    I TOTALLY forgot about Police Academy... Yes... I would buy that as well... (It is easy to forget what you want a replacement for when you don't have the original: No OAR = No Sale!) Ace Ventura is New Line Cinema... Maybe Warner can give those guys a bump on the elbow...

    Kindergaden Cop and Happy Gilmore need revisiting, but they are Universal... Now we are sliding from the Warner titles...
     
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    Exit To Eden is HBO and Kindergarten Cop is Universal.
     
  15. David Lambert

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    On that subject, george kaplan mentioned The Jerk...that's Universal as well.
     
  16. David Williams

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    We definitely need OAR rereleases of Spies Like Us and Funny Farm!
     
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    Warner please don't forget to give the OAR re-release treatment to Burglar '87.

    BTW, Would you guys mind giving the film a digital intermediate facelift along with the enhanced anamorphic
    picture.
     
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    Doc Hollywood
     
  19. Scott Temple

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    Warner Bros.

    Arthur
    Fair Game (1995, Cindy Crawford)*not a comedy, but still...
    Grumpy Old Men
    Grumpier Old Men
    Nothing But Trouble

    Universal

    Happy Gilmore
     
  20. MartinTeller

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    Is this one of those "what are the worst movies ever?" threads? Shouldn't it be over in Polls?
     

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