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When will Robinson Crusoe On Mars be released?


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#1 of 158 Peter Mazur

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Posted July 25 2003 - 07:41 AM

I have been waiting patiently for this movie for years now to be released on DVD. I didn't pick up the Critereon LD (I am now kicking myself for that). The high prices on Ebay show that there is a demand for this film. Anyone know if this is in the works?

#2 of 158 Jerry AZ

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Posted July 25 2003 - 09:41 AM

Don't know, but I'd love to get this one also. Posted Image
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#3 of 158 Jon Robertson

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Posted July 25 2003 - 09:52 AM

If I recall correctly, wasn't it established on a previous thread that Paramount were now in possession of the film?

I hope they try and license the extensive extras that accompanied Criterion's laserdisc. They only have to look at what it goes for on Ebay to realise what a goldmine they'd have on their hands.

#4 of 158 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted July 25 2003 - 10:25 AM

I heard that this was going to be the fourth disk in the Star Wars original edition boxed set.
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#5 of 158 Peter Mazur

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Posted July 25 2003 - 10:33 AM

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#6 of 158 Jack Briggs

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Posted July 25 2003 - 10:49 AM

Well, the man at Paramount has told us that he has screened the film in recent months and that he thinks "it's a lot of fun." But, he added, there are still no plans to put it into production. So, Paramount is aware there is interest in seeing this charming little film on DVD. We'll have to wait until the cost/benefit-analysis winds shift in our favor.

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Posted July 25 2003 - 11:07 AM

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Well, the man at Paramount has told us that he has screened the film in recent months and that he thinks "it's a lot of fun." But, he added, there are still no plans to put it into production. So, Paramount is aware there is interest in seeing this charming little film on DVD. We'll have to wait until the cost/benefit-analysis winds shift in our favor.


Bummer. Would really like to have this one. Another of my favorites as a kid.

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Posted July 25 2003 - 04:23 PM

There's more that just "interest." This is one of the most in-demand science fiction films not yet on DVD, right along with INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, COLOSSUS and a special edition of FORBIDDEN PLANET.

#9 of 158 Jack Briggs

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Posted July 26 2003 - 05:00 AM

True, sir. So here's hopin' the man from Paramount might have browsed this thread!

#10 of 158 Jon Robertson

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Posted July 26 2003 - 05:12 AM

Absolutely. I can't think of a Criterion laserdisc that goes for more - there's one on Ebay that's going for $123.71, with 8 hours still to go!

That, Paramount, is how much people want this special edition!

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Posted July 26 2003 - 06:07 AM

Y'know, I sometimes wonder if people at the studios look at Ebay, as that is as good a place as any to gauge catalogue title popularity. I was out-bid a few months ago on Robinson Crusoe On Mars - I think some middle-aged hippy in Arizona won it for $180! Lucky swine. Posted Image

It's a gem of a film. Beautifully shot in Techniscope. The Criterion has some damn tasty extras, but I fear we won't see them on any future Paramount DVD. I don't think that Criterion has any working relationship with Paramount, like they do with Universal or Anchor Bay.

Paramount have been smart enough to put together a nice edition of Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter, so I'm sure they will eventually get around to Crusoe. But I want to see If... on DVD first! Posted Image


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Posted July 26 2003 - 07:10 AM

I was fortunate enough to have purchased the "Robinson Crusoe On Mars" LD at regular retail prices years ago. Posted Image Posted Image I'd spring for a SE DVD in a second. I agree that the auction prices at eBay can be a nice gauge of interest. I buy catalog titles like this almost exclusively, so I'm usually stuck with the short end of the stick when it comes to cost/benefit-analysis on old titles. It almost makes me yearn for the old days when the Studios churned out catalog titles on Laserdisc at a high rate. Posted Image Posted Image
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#13 of 158 Charlie Essmeier

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Posted July 26 2003 - 08:45 AM

$123 is a fraction of what the LD used to bring at auction. In the last two years, demand for all laserdiscs, including rare ones, has dropped considerably. I've seen this title sell for more than $300 in the past.
You can wait for years to get it for $15 on DVD, or you can buy the laserdisc and enjoy it now. They pop up on Ebay all the time.

I sold my LD several years ago, as I thought it to be a silly film and I couldn't justify keeping it, given the price it would fetch at auction.

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Posted July 26 2003 - 09:32 AM

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and I couldn't justify keeping it
Now that statement floors me!!! Ah what mysteries we humans are.
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Posted July 26 2003 - 03:00 PM

I got my laserdisc for $9.95!

It was at a small time collectable store dealing in rare movie collectables.

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Posted July 27 2003 - 08:35 AM

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I got my laserdisc for $9.95!

It was at a small time collectable store dealing in rare movie collectables.
Lucky you! That makes for a nice return on investment if you plan on selling.
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Posted July 28 2003 - 12:18 AM

Well, since Paramount is releasing more obscure films such as Joseph Andrews & Star Spangled Girl on DVD, I would have to think that Robinson Crusoe on Mars will eventually make it's way on DVD. I can guarantee Paramount that it will sell more copies than those 2 titles.

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Posted July 28 2003 - 12:29 AM

What other obscure gems do Paramount own? Posted Image


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Posted July 28 2003 - 03:03 AM

I have not seen "Phase IV" mentiuoned in this thread. I have a LD of it that has laser rot. A new DVD would be welcomed.
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#20 of 158 Jon Robertson

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Posted July 28 2003 - 03:21 AM

Come on Paramount - give us a lovely new transfer, licence all the Criterion extras and put the DVD out. It's like printing money! Posted Image





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