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Paramount - DVD Requests - part 2

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Jay E, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. Jay E

    Jay E Well-Known Member

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    As per Martin Blythe's wishes, I have started a new thread.

    I would like to request some sci-fi titles, titles I'm sure Mr Blythe has seen before[​IMG]:

    Colossus of New York
    I Married a Monster From Outer Space
    Phase IV
    Robinson Crusoe on Mars
    Space Children, The


    And yet another request for The Conformist.

    Keep up the great work Paramount!!!!!
     
  2. Gregory Pauswinski

    Gregory Pauswinski Well-Known Member

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    I would love to see:

    Hellraiser 3 uncut - the only Hellraiser film not on DVD in the US
    Event Horizon director's cut
    Escape from LA Special Edition
    Twin Peaks TV Series

    Martin, can you confirm that Paramount has the rights to the Twin Peaks pilot and series now? There is so much confusion about who has the rights and the fans would really like to know.

    Thanks!

    Gregory
     
  3. Chuck L

    Chuck L Well-Known Member

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    Damn, these get old don't they :b

    Peanuts, Peanuts, Peanuts!!!! The films need to be released! That is all that can be said about that...

    It will be interesting to see what comes out of the hat with the Friday series now since you say that special editions are being considered...I just hope they are done the way that has been requested of now since 1980...

    Twin Peaks: The Pilot would be nice...

    A decent home version of Hellraiser 3...UNCUT...would be nice...

    And though I know what the excuse will be for not releasing it....Laverne and Shirley. (Hey, with Laverne placing in the VH1 Top 200 Pop Icons...you can't say that popularity is in question...)
     
  4. Derek M Germano

    Derek M Germano Well-Known Member

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    A very short list off the top of my head-
    BLOOD AND ROSES
    MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
    I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE
    ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS
    L’IL ABNER
    THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK
    THE NAKED PREY
    THE NAKED JUNGLE
    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
    DANGER: DIABOLIK
    THE SKULL
    ESCAPE FROM LA
    (16:9 reissue)
    EVENT HORIZON (16:9 reissue Director’s Cut)

    Oh, and if it pans out that Paramount starts issuing Republic titles-
    THE QUIET MAN (Technicolor Restored)
    INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (16:9 reissue)
     
  5. Chuck L

    Chuck L Well-Known Member

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    Just ouf of basic interest...how many times do we all need to state the same titles that we are requesting before they take notice of them.

    In looking at the other thread on this topic, until Martin asked for another thread to be created, it seemed that at least 95% of the list was the same as all the other lists that have been continued to be submitted for sought after titles.

    Are they just hoping that one of these days that someone will post some movie that a Paramount executive just loves and that will be the one that happens to get released? In the meantime while it is the titles that they themselves don't have interest in that we will continue to list for really no reason at all...

    Hate to be negative about it all but it seems that this is just the same ol same ol and it never changes.
     
  6. Martin Jeeves

    Martin Jeeves Well-Known Member

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    I'd LOVE to see:

    LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FABULOUS STAINS (SE)

    TITANIC (SE)

    TOP GUN (SE)

    FIRE IN THE SKY

    DEEP IMPACT (SE)

    RAMPAGE
     
  7. Brook K

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    The Miracle Of Morgan's Creek
    The Conformist
    Lil Abner
    Wings
     
  8. Peter M Fitzgerald

    Peter M Fitzgerald Well-Known Member

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    First off, a question for Martin Blythe:

    Whenever Paramount sees fit to release THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST (1967) on Region 1 DVD (and, admittedly, that could be years from now), is there any decent chance that the rights to the original songs would be cleared, so that we could finally see the movie un-cut & un-altered on DVD (as has been seen on cable tv --yes, I realize different agreements cover tv distribution rights and home video rights...and DVD rights are separate from VHS/laserdisc rights)? Or, is it more likely that the same edited, "some music has been changed" version that appeared on Paramount's VHS and LD editions of the film will be what we'd see on a future DVD of THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST?

    For those that haven't seen the movie-- three tunes (one instrumental, two songs) are performed "live" by Barry 'Eve of Destruction' McGuire and the band Clear Light (who are characters in the film), during some important scenes in the movie. The songs aren't just background color, but are integral to the scenes where they appear. The scenes are actually cut to the rhythms of the music. In the "some music has been changed" home video version, not only has the original music been replaced by some ersatz, "generic" pseudo-1960s music, but approximately 2 minutes of footage is also removed, in an attempt to cover the fact that the music heard isn't the music being performed. The middle of the movie is pretty much ruined in this altered version.

    Anyway, my usual Paramount DVD requests:

    THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST (1967, un-cut, all the original music intact, audio commentary by writer/director Theodore J. Flicker if possible) coming Summer 2004
    THE NAKED PREY (1966)
    TARZAN'S GREATEST ADVENTURE (1959)
    TARZAN THE MAGNIFICENT (1960)
    TARZAN GOES TO INDIA (1962)
    TARZAN'S THREE CHALLENGES (1963)
    THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK (1946)
    DANGER: DIABOLIK (1968) coming Summer 2004
    THE BLISS OF MRS. BLOSSOM (1968)
    THE ASSASSINATION BUREAU (1968) coming Summer 2004
    ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS (1964)
    I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE (1958)
    THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK (1958)
    CONQUEST OF SPACE (1955)
    SPACE CHILDREN (1958)
    PHASE IV (1974)
    DARK CITY (1950)
    THE NAKED JUNGLE (1954)
    DETECTIVE STORY (1951)
    LADY IN A CAGE (1964)
    CRACK IN THE WORLD (1965)
    ACE IN THE HOLE/THE BIG CARNIVAL (1951)
    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (1952) coming Spring 2004
    THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH (1959)
    THE DOUBLE MAN (1967)
    FRAULEIN DOKTOR (1968)
    MONTE WALSH (1970, formerly Fox)
    PRIME CUT (1972, formerly Fox)
    BROADWAY BILL (1934, formerly Columbia) coming Summer 2004
    THE WILD WILD WEST: Season One Set
    THE FUGITIVE: Season One Set (The original 1960s series)
    THE ADDAMS FAMILY: Season One Set (The original 1960s series)
    THE INVADERS: Season One Set (The original 1960S series)
    POLICE SQUAD!: Series Set
    THE WESTERNER: Series Set

    By the way, the recent DVDs of MURPHY'S WAR and THE DESPERATE HOURS were excellent, and I was also happy to see recent price drops on older Paramount DVDs, like BARBARELLA; thanks for those.

    I'm really looking forward to the upcoming bounty of Paramount catalog DVDs, I'm definitely buying all of the following:

    TARGETS
    PAPER MOON
    CAPTAIN KRONOS: VAMPIRE HUNTER
    FRANKENSTEIN & THE MONSTER FROM HELL
    BLACK SUNDAY
    ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
    INDIANA JONES TRILOGY

    Thanks once again for your time, Martin. Keep up the great work!

    Cheers,

    -Pete
     
  9. Martin Blythe

    Martin Blythe Well-Known Member

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    Pete, yours is the longest request and not that I want to encourage people to start writing long requests, but yours was more informed than most. The DVD (of President's Analyst) is on the schedule for next year and yes, we are trying to clear the music you refer to. It's too early to say how that will go, however rest assured we do try. Some other titles where we have been successful in restoring the original music are the upcoming Paper Moon and Daisy Miller, as well as The Great Gatsby (due by year's end) and Day of the Locust (due next year). I trust this is of interest.
     
  10. Peter M Fitzgerald

    Peter M Fitzgerald Well-Known Member

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    Martin,

    Wow, thanks much for the speedy reply. Very (cautiously) encouraging news. Sorry that the question was so long, but as you could see, the gist of the question would be difficult to make clear in just a few words. Plus I figured the post would a good way to bring those readers unaware of the problem up to speed.

    I'm very pleased with the direction Paramount has been taking in the last year or so, and the super-duper ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST DVD will be icing on the cake.

    Good luck to you, sir, and have a great weekend. [​IMG]

    -Pete
     
  11. TerryW

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    I'm fairly certain this will fall on deaf ears but...

    Mr. Blythe, ever since you hinted at even the slightest possibility of releasing Dario Argento's FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET I've been awaiting any details of its progress.

    I would love to know if:

    A. Paramount still retains the rights to release the film on dvd in the United States.

    B. Paramount has proper sound and picture elements in which to make that dvd.

    C. Paramount would need to spend time and money to restore any element of the film for release on dvd.

    D. Any foreign companies might be holding up the process of this or any other release worldwide on dvd.

    E. All is going well do we have a timeframe of when we can expect the dvd? 2004? 2005?

    F. The dvd will be completely uncut and 2.35:1 and whether or not it'll have any extras like new interviews or documentaries.

    Thank you for listening.
     
  12. James L White

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    Martin can you comment on the status of Crazy People, Brain Donors, and Summer School, are any of the 3 being considered at the moment?
     
  13. Bruce Morrison

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    Martin, it can't have escaped your notice that a lot of people have been making a lot of requests for Paramount back catalog titles. So why not have another Paramount poll on this forum? Maybe let us each vote for our top five titles. That would be the best way of letting all of us make these requests in one go!
     
  14. larry bender

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    is 1492 conquest of paradise coming out next year? also how about racing with the moon and tess.
     
  15. larry bender

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    sorry tess is columbia. but any word on heartburn? excellent jack nickleson film.
     
  16. Paul_Scott

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    will always hold out hope to see these on my shelf some day;

    Love With The Proper Stranger

    Ace In The Hole

    Let's Scare Jessica To Death


    the Gordon Scott Tarzans would be fun to see again as well.


    and i'll be looking forward to finally seeing Day Of the Locust.
    hopefully Foul Play, another title that was mentioned last year will show up in the not too distant future as well.

    also, if you do get the Republic catalog-
    a 16:9 remaster of Invasion Of The Body Snatchers would be most welcome.
     
  17. Tim_Prasuhn

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    another vote for
    FIRE IN THE SKY

    very creepy film. Deserving of a release, hopefully.

    Also, a vote for K-2: The Ultimate High. Great mountain movie. Please, uncut as well.

    Thanks for listening to this, and to other requests, Mr. Blythe. I'm very glad you continue to take an interest in this forum, and havent let the uglier aspects of things (and people) to stop your involvment. [​IMG]
     
  18. Bruce Morrison

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    It's good to see that 'Heartburn' has been mentioned in one or two lists. It's been on my most-wanted DVD list for ages. I think this is still Meryl Streep's finest screen performance - and Jack Nickolson is excellent as well. Please Paramount, can we have this one soon?
     
  19. Rex Bachmann

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    I'll add my own short, but sweet, list to those that have been proposed earlier


    Event Horizon (1997) (director's cut)
    The Sender (1982)
    The Wild, Wild West (CBS sixties series)
    The New Twilight Zone (1985-'89)(if Paramount controls the rights) (everyone has his own favorite episodes; mine are: "Nightcrawlers", "Opening Day", "Need to Know", "Gramma", "The Shadow Man", "A Little Peace and Quiet", "The Beacon", "Monsters!", "A Small Talent for War", "The Elevator", "Button, Button", "Red Snow", "Something in the Walls")
     
  20. Werner_R

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    The Uninvited (1944) would be a welcome addition to my dvd collection !
     

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