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The Rocketeer: 20th Anniversary...?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Sten F, May 24, 2010.

  1. Sten F

    Sten F Well-Known Member

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    This movie really needs a proper Blu-ray & DVD release with bonus features.


    Does anyone know if we´re likely to see a 20th Anniversay Edition, which is next year?
     
  2. Tony J Case

    Tony J Case Well-Known Member

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    20 years?!? My god - where does the time go?


    And yes, I'd buy a special edition of this in a hot second!
     
  3. Joseph DeMartino

    Joseph DeMartino Well-Known Member

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    I'd absolutely go for a 20th Anniversary edition of this film, something along the lines of the treatment The Last Starfighter got. (Although I'd prefer a Blu Ray release, which TLS also got.) The Rocketeer is the first film I ever bought on laserdisc - a blind buy since I totally missed the film during its theatrical run. (And apparently wasn't the only one.) So to this day I've never seen a really decent presentation of the film, since the current DVD is just a digital version of that same non-anamorphic LD transfer. The film certainly deserves better and so do its fans.


    OTOH, I said the same thing last year when Streets of Fire hit its 25th anniversary and I'm still waiting for a decent version of that to be released. Keeping my fingers crossed on The Rocketeer, but not getting my hopes up too high.

    Regards,


    Joe
     
  4. ChrisCook

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    I'd be very surprise if they are not looking to capitalize on a pre-Lost Terry O'Quinn. And I'll definitely replace my worn out Disney Channel recording (for BD) if it includes the 1991 documentary special, Rocketeer: Excitement in the Air, hosted by Bill Campbell (which even more missed) which is in even rougher shape since I transferred it to DVD-R. Its inclusion in any future release is a must.
     
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    Has there ever been a region-free Special Edition released in another part of the world?
     
  6. Jeff Willis

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    I'd get this if it's re-released in anamorphic format.
     
  7. Steve Christou

    Steve Christou Long Member

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    I'd love to see The Rocketeer remastered on blu-ray. Fantastic movie, the cast were perfect, loved the recreation of 30's Hollywood, and the music score was one of James Horner's best. Top marks.

     
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    I hope they do, however, the 20 yr anniversary of Dick Tracy came and went without any hoopla. At least none that I heard of.
     
  9. Fritz Nilsen

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    My Scandinavian DVD is anamorphic, but soft like you wouldn't believe. I have a 720p broadcast version of the film that is quite good, albeit cropped to 1.78 from the original 2.35:1.


    While waiting for a proper release I wholeheartedly recommend the recent reprint of the complete Rocketeer comics.


    Hey, maybe we can share some pictures to keep us occupied. I'm afraid we have a loooong wait ahead of us :)


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