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1927's Wings to come to DVD?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Patrick McCart, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Well-Known Member

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    Someone mentioned on alt.movies.silent that the 1927 silent epic, Wings, is coming to DVD...

    Is there any truth to this?

    (I know it was mentioned before in a poll, but nothing concrete...)
     
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    I was under the impression Paramount were giving it the royal treatment later in the year. Damned if I can remember where, though I have a feeling it was on this board.
     
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    No, Martin said it on DVDTalk almost a year ago. The original thread seems to be gone, but here is some evidence of it.
     
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    Wings is currently being restored and will be the last film in the AMPAS Diamond Jubilee series at the Academy.

    RAH
     
  5. Patrick McCart

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    Robert:

    That is wonderful. What a great way to end the marathon!
     
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    Ohmygod, that's great news. I can't wait!!! And then hopefully the DVD...
     
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    Can't remember where I read it, but I thought the Academy was pushing to have all best picture winners released on DVD this year to help celebrate the 75th anniversary.
     
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    The DVD release is only a rumour at this point; the AMS poster lifted it out of Barrie Maxwell's Db from the Digital Bits, Rumoured section, but posted as a confirmed announcement.

    Still, sounds promising,
    Tim
     
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    Been waiting for this one since I got my player in '98.
     
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    great news indeed

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    Interestingly, this movie is available on DVD in Japan, although its Amazon.jp page now lists it as being out of print. However, it was definitely available around last christmas because I bought it then.

    If there is a rumor about a better edition coming I would wait as this one is bare bones, with very average picture quality.

    I
     
  12. Patrick McCart

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    The current DVD out in other regions is a public domain or bootleg copy. It supposedly has the tranfer used for the laserdisc Paramount made.
     
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    The AMPAS screenings are going to be on May 15 & 16, in between The Godfather and The Sting. The last film in the series will be Chicago, on December 8.

    I think tickets for Wings were in high demand, as there was a special mail-order form sent out. I don't know if they were ever available at the box office. It's not every day that you can see a screening of a restored silent movie, with orchestral accompianment, for $5!
     

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