Who owns the rights to "Metrpolitan"?

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  1. John Lloyd

    John Lloyd Stunt Coordinator

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    I would love to see this classic Whit Stillman film as a widescreen release on DVD. Who owns the rights to it?

    I am forced to watch the P&S laserdisc and it is painful to watch some of the scenes; there are heads that appear to be chopped off and characters that are definitely missing from some scenes.
     
  2. Peter Kim

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    My favorite Stillman film, ahead of Barcelona. I'd be thrilled with a bare-bones OAR release right now.
     
  3. Jeff Adkins

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    I'm pretty sure that New Line owns it.
     
  4. Kevin Farley

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    I love this movie. Is it not on DVD? I'm really surprised by that. Wow, just checked amazon.

    They need to release this.
     
  5. Jon Martin

    Jon Martin Cinematographer

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    Love the film as well.

    I believe this was a New Line release, released on video by Columbia so the rights are probably in limbo.
     
  6. Scott Leopold

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    I've never seen it, but I love Barcelona and The Last Days of Disco. I'd pick this up in a heartbeat.
     
  7. Mark Goodman

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    I check amazon every so often hoping I'll see a release date. *sigh*
     
  8. Dan Lindley

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    It would be a great release, and Last Days of Disco would e a good re-release.

    D
     
  9. Craig Sherman

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    Isn't LDOD also OOP? Wasn't that a Polygram title that has yet to be reissued by Universal?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, of course.

    I also love the trilogy of films, especially because they are going back in time from one film to the next.

    1990: Metropolitan: Present Day (Early 90's)
    1994: Barcelona: "The Last Years of the Cold War" (Late 80's)
    1998: Last Days of Disco: (Early 80's)

    By that logic, we can expect Stillman's next film to dive right into the heart of the 70's! He's already two years behind schedule!

    CDE,

    CS
     
  10. Ted Todorov

    Ted Todorov Cinematographer

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    I loved Metropolitan, and would buy the DVD instantly. I sure hope "they" release it soon!

    Ted
     
  11. Brook K

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    I recently saw Barcelona for the first time and enjoyed it enough that I'd like to see both Metropolitan and The Last Days Of Disco.
     
  12. John Lloyd

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    Is that the correct timeline? I always assumed the Metropolitan was before LDD, perhaps the late 60s. Some of the characters show up there briefly as older people who actually have jobs.
     
  13. Dan D.

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    You're right, John. Audrey Roget from Metropolitan shows up briefly at the club as an executive at a publishing company. I don't think it was even a speaking part, the other characters were just commenting on her. I believe Metropolitan was actually supposed to take place in the 70s, but I'm not positive.
     

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