What About Hopscotch?

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  1. Julie K

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    Does anyone else remember (and like) this old Walter Matthau film? I don't even know which studio has it, but I'd love to see it on DVD. I'd buy it in an instant.
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  2. Keith Yatsuhashi

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    Seconded as loudly as possible. To be honest, I'd be more excited at the announcement of Hopscotch on DVD than I would with SW, Indy, or just about any other movie I can think of. This movie, despite being somewhat dated in style, really never gets old. I watch it over and over and over. I love it. I've also wondered who has it. I'd really like to know so I can write a nice, polite letter. If anyone has any info on Hopscotch on DVD please post it here!!!!
     
  3. Joseph DeMartino

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  4. Joseph DeMartino

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    While we're on the subject, how about A Touch of Class, another terrific Glenda Jackson comedy, also released by Avco-Embassy? Really need to find out who owns their catalog now, because they produced some worthwhile films.
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  5. Bill McA

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    The Avco-Embassy released Hopscotch is now owned by Paramount.
    The Paramount logo now precedes the film on its current cable broadcasts, indicating that they at least own the syndication rights, if not the actual home video rights.
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  6. David Lambert

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    Well, I would buy Hopscotch very quickly...if in OAR and at a reasonable price. A gem of a film! [​IMG]
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    One of my alltime favorites. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  8. george kaplan

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    I have the ld, but it's clearly p&s, so I'd kill for an OAR dvd.
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  9. Keith Yatsuhashi

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    Ok. So how do we go about finding out who has the rights? I'd like to send mail to whoever has the rights asking about a DVD release.
     
  10. Jeff Adkins

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    Hopscotch is part of the Avco/Embassy library which is now owned by MGM.
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  11. Keith Yatsuhashi

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    Thanks for the information. MGM isn't one of the better DVD studios out there at the moment. I'm not sure how they'd do on their catalog titles, especially one as obscure as Hopscotch. I'll send them a note though. BTW, I really meant it when I said I would rather see Hopscotch on DVD than SW or Indy. Really. I know, to each his own. I'm a big SW and Indy fan and have always loved those movies. For some reason though, I watch Hopscotch more than any other movie in my collection, including SW, Indy and a whole lot more. It's just so well written and so well acted.
     
  12. RobertCharlotte

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    Sorry to dredge up such an old thread, but I just had to add yet another voice to this chorus.

    I have the VHS pan & scan version (which must have been re-released at some point, because I bought it new and it certainly was not $70!), which I certainly hope was not made from the best available print.

    This movie and Silver Streak are at the top of my never-been-released wish list for DVD.
     
  13. Gary W. Graley

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    I too would like to have this in my collection, I have an crappy extended play VHS tape that is really bad and doesn't play well at all.

    I spent a week in Mexico City at the Hotel Royal and the only English speaking movie was this that they played for a week straight at 11pm at night, and I watched that movie EVERY night, little else to do as I don't speak Spanish but was down there to train on some of our equipment. Walter M. did very good in this movie, and I belive that his son was in as one of the FBI guys in there, the one he took the truck from?

    Good movie...

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  14. Ted Todorov

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    Great news guys -- Hopscotch is coming from Criterion. It has been announced on Criterion's own website.
    Ted
     
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    Hammina-hammina-hammina!
     
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    I picked this movie up on BETA at a garage sale last year for $1 along w/ Kotch, but my player went on the blink and I never got to watch it. That's great news that Criterion is going to release it.
     
  18. David Lambert

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    Excellent. One of my very favorite Walter Matthau films, next to Grumpy Old Men. I'll be picking this one up for sure.
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
  20. george kaplan

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    YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!
    Finally, I will be able to replace my p&s ld, with not just a dvd in OAR, but Criterion to boot. This actually makes up for the bad news that I'm going to have to keep my E.T. ld since Universal are being idiots about that.
    I suspect that a lot of dvd companies have their own Myersons making such stupid decisions. [​IMG]
    Thank God for Criterion. [​IMG]
     

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