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#1 of 19 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted April 29 2003 - 06:01 PM

Any chance of getting this 1986 Alan Alda movie on everyone's favorite shiny, round format? It's one of my favorite satires but is currrently only available on VHS. (Though the VHS is at least priced to own.) I think it's owned by Universal. Does this mean it a matter of wait and see?
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#2 of 19 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted April 29 2003 - 09:26 PM

I'm totally with you on this one, Dan. I saw this one in the theaters and remember really liking it. Excellent cast!

I believe you're correct in calling it a Universal title.

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Posted April 30 2003 - 12:35 AM

it was just on amc the other day and it is hard to turn it off because it's so good. i turn it off do to amc's lack of showing commercial free and non wide showings of movies. not to mention editing the movies, which i just did. i'd buy it.
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#4 of 19 OFFLINE   Jordan_E

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Posted April 30 2003 - 01:36 AM

Nice little movie, although I like The Four Seasons a little more for a young Bess Armstrong in a bikini.Posted Image
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Posted April 30 2003 - 04:39 AM

I'd also like The Four Seasons on DVD as well.

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Posted April 30 2003 - 05:12 AM

Another fan of SWEET LIBERTY checking in. Loved the scene where Alda takes over the scene in the director's film, doing the three things the director says everyone looks for in a film (Defy authority, destroy property, and take people's clothes off). Very funny scene. Michael Caine and Michelle Pfeiffer are both very good in it too.

#7 of 19 OFFLINE   Tim_P_76

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Posted October 15 2004 - 11:02 AM

I found out that this is coming in a few weeks as part of Universal Studio Selections. AND..... ITS in FOOL SCREEN!!! 2.35:1 ->Full Screen? Cloak and Dagger coming in.... FOOL SCREEN! 8 titles coming out. 3 in full screen. Way to go Universal!
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#8 of 19 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted October 15 2004 - 01:46 PM

Whoa.... That REALLY pisses me off. I've been looking forward to owning both of those movies on DVD...and now I never will!

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Posted October 15 2004 - 02:19 PM

Scott, for a little proof...look at the cover scan pages at the digital bits and then click on the covers to go to amazon.comPosted Image
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Posted October 16 2004 - 03:34 AM

tim, i couldnt find any info at amazon for cloak, or sweet liberty other then..... "Product Details Starring: Alan Alda, Michael Caine, See more Director: Alan Alda Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.) Rated: Studio: (studio name not provided) DVD Release Date: November 23, 2004 From IMDb: Quotes & Trivia ASIN: B00049QJPM Average Customer Review: Based on 11 reviews. Write a review. Amazon.com Sales Rank (DVD): 4,974" even dvdplanet and dvdempire,(they always have front and back) dont have a pic yet or screen format details.
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#11 of 19 OFFLINE   Jimmy M

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Posted October 16 2004 - 08:14 AM

Man, I've been waiting for this one. Mostly because I was an extra in it, you can see me, and if you turn up the volume you can hear me say "No way." I guess I'll have to stick with my (also full screen) Laserdisc. Here's hoping that somehow this gets a widescreen release... Jimmy!
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#12 of 19 OFFLINE   Tim_P_76

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Posted October 16 2004 - 02:22 PM

The pics say it all plus purchase info at Amazon....not to burst any bubblesPosted Image

Thats interesting, Sweet Liberty has always been fullscreen on video. Hmm..
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#13 of 19 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted October 16 2004 - 02:29 PM

i'm not seeing it anywere.

do you have a link?

purchase info?
i already posted the "product details" in an earlier post
what pics?

this one doesnt show anything.

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#14 of 19 OFFLINE   Tim_P_76

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Posted October 16 2004 - 02:40 PM

fullscreen example of studio selections

widescreen example

See my point...no mention of widescreen in graphics. I would love OAR but it aint happening right now.
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#15 of 19 OFFLINE   Tim_P_76

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Posted October 16 2004 - 02:53 PM

UPDATE:

From Universal Home video page!

Full Frame.
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Posted October 16 2004 - 02:56 PM

well i'll be buying commandments, thats about it.

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Posted October 17 2004 - 09:09 AM

[quote]Full Screen? [quote]

Not to defend Universal, but SWEET LIBERTY was not 2.35, and almost certainly was shot open matte. I agree it's not preferrable and it's too bad for 16:9 TV owners, but it beats AMC with commercials for me, not to mention VHS, certainly for $10 or under.

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Posted October 22 2004 - 01:17 AM

i enjoyed this film as well, whenever i've caught it on cable. a purchase at the under $10 price point would have been almost a certaintity at some point...but the MAR presentation squashes that. while i too doubt this was filmed in anything beyond open matte- what this, and the other December/January releases releases announced, augers though is very disheartening months after the sale to NBC, one of the most reliable studios for OAR presentations is now serving up Wal-Mart friendly full screen pap. this is not a good sign. Universal was my wild card studio this year...just when they looked like they were going to be making huge strides (new monster titles, finally releasing some Noirs, finally getting in gear with their tv properties) they take a big slide backwards. sad to see

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Posted October 22 2004 - 04:13 AM

I guess with the under $10.00 price point you really get what you pay for. I'm saving money NOT buy Universal product that is hacked like the new crop of Studio Selections. I WOULD HAVE purchased this title along with ICEMAN, CHARLEY VARRICK, and COLOUSUS, THE FORBIN PROJECT. UNIVERSAL REALLY SUCKS!




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