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To Live and Die in L.A. status?


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#1 of 20 OFFLINE   AaronMan

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Posted June 18 2003 - 05:48 PM

Anyone out there know when or if we will get To Live and Die in L.A.? The car chase alone would be worth the price of the DVD.

#2 of 20 OFFLINE   Anders Runestad

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Posted June 19 2003 - 02:43 AM

Yes indeed . . . it's about time we heard something about this one, especially considering that earlier this year, William Friedkin himself said that it was done and ready to go.

#3 of 20 OFFLINE   GeorgeALesniak

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Posted June 19 2003 - 05:19 AM

I was wondering about this myself while watching the butchered version on TBS last night.

#4 of 20 OFFLINE   tomwarnock

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Posted June 20 2003 - 04:27 AM

Man - I had these same thoughts the other night. I had fallen asleep with the TV on and I heard ......the song...."to live and die in LA" and I immediately thought about Mr. Friedkin saying that we would all love the upcoming DVD of To Live And Die in LA. Can anyone follow up on this - I thought maybe with the resurgence of William Peterson through his work on CSI this would be a no-brainer!!!

#5 of 20 OFFLINE   Will K

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Posted June 20 2003 - 05:30 AM

I wish they'd hurry up. I'm about to throw a fit over this one.
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#6 of 20 OFFLINE   Gordon McMurphy

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Posted June 20 2003 - 05:48 AM

It will probably be a 2004 release now, I think. Posted Image

Or maybe December. How far ahead has MGM given press releases for their 2003 releases?

This one has been long awaited.


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#7 of 20 OFFLINE   Anders Runestad

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Posted June 20 2003 - 06:17 AM

I believe that MGM's releases have only been announced through September, so it's still a very possible 2003 release (whoops, guess I just jinxed it with that statement). I don't think that it fits any of MGM's "title waves," so it's anyone's guess what marketing reasons will determine when it gets its release.

With every word that MGM doesn't say, I feel my freedom slip away . . .

#8 of 20 OFFLINE   DeanR

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Posted June 20 2003 - 12:15 PM

I can't wait to throw my horrid pan and scan LaserDisc in the rubbish. MGM please release this flick ASAP!

#9 of 20 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted June 20 2003 - 08:23 PM

If this release is controlled by MGM what makes
you think they'll release a widescreen version?

Remember what happened to Remo.

 

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#10 of 20 OFFLINE   Dharmesh C

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Posted June 20 2003 - 10:06 PM

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If this release is controlled by MGM what makes you think they'll release a widescreen version?


'Cos Billy has been working on it with MGM according to threads posted here in the past few months. Posted Image


#11 of 20 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted June 21 2003 - 08:03 AM

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It is not at the top of any list of mine. I could care less! BUT "To Live and Die in L.A." is a top of the list title for me. If M-G-M in their infinate corporate wisdom decide to release this FS then, of course, I'll keep my LD. Obviously someone needs to whip these corporate "persons" in to shape.
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#12 of 20 OFFLINE   Gordon McMurphy

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Posted June 21 2003 - 08:13 AM

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Remo Williams has been at the top of every collector's wishlist for the past 5 years
Not mine. It's hardly Raiders Of The Lost Ark. That film is nowhere near as popular as people here make out. But I agree wholeheartedly that the DVD's 1.33:1 presentation is mind-boggling - someone at MGM was definately hung-over that day. Posted Image

As for To Live And Die In L.A. it too is a highly-requested title (although still not Raiders!) and a film I appreciate much more than Remo and it is a film fully deserving of a high-quality Special Edition DVD. I look forward to its release. Posted Image


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#13 of 20 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted June 21 2003 - 08:47 AM

Frankly, I'd never even heard of Remo Williams until this discussion started.
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#14 of 20 OFFLINE   Anthony Thorne

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Posted June 21 2003 - 01:17 PM

Friedkin was in Melbourne some months ago for the Oz premiere of a new restored print of SORCERER (it's the normal full-length cut - we've always seen it trimmed down here and the director wanted to celebrate the new release with a quick visit) and mentioned that the next two films of his to hit DVD in Special Edition form would be TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A and SORCERER. He's spent time supervising new transfers, doing commentaries and obtaining supplements for both. No mention was made of when they'd come out, though.

#15 of 20 OFFLINE   Craig: Mclaren

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Posted June 21 2003 - 11:14 PM

What the hell is Remo Williams? "To Live and Die In L.A." is a underated classic. Can't wait for the DVD Posted Image

#16 of 20 OFFLINE   Bill A

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Posted July 01 2003 - 03:41 PM

While this isn't specific or current, at least it mentions TLaDiLA (last paragraph)

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#17 of 20 OFFLINE   Dharmesh C

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Posted August 21 2003 - 07:32 AM

DVDSOON have the title up for pre-order - date is 2nd Dec Posted Image No official announcement yet.

#18 of 20 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted August 21 2003 - 08:55 AM

Any specs? Or do we wait for the announcement for specs?
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#19 of 20 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx

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Posted August 21 2003 - 09:13 AM

at last the wait appears to be over

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#20 of 20 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted August 21 2003 - 10:25 AM

I'm doing a little dance when I finally have "To Live and Die in L.A." in my hands in WIDESCREEN! (Please! ) Would love a WS "Sorcerer" as well!!!!!!!!!!





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