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Are there any plans to release "Silent Movie" a Mel Brooks film?


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#1 of 15 OFFLINE   Eric Emma

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Posted October 20 2003 - 02:32 PM

I'm a mel brooks fan, this film and Blazing Saddles are the only 2 movies by him I haven't seen yet. I just bought the Producers and thought it was hilarious

Max Bialystock: That's it, baby, when you've got it, flaunt it, flaunt it!

I will be buying Blazing Saddles soon but I was wondering since my Blockbuster doesn't have Silent Movie, Blazing Saddles, and other Mel brooks films, if Silent Movie is ever going to be released on DVD?

#2 of 15 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted October 20 2003 - 02:37 PM

20th Century Fox has the rights to Silent Movie. I haven't heard of any plans to release it.

"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


#3 of 15 OFFLINE   Todd Hostettler

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Posted October 21 2003 - 03:01 AM

Man, this one is screaming for DTS...


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#4 of 15 OFFLINE   TheLongshot

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Posted October 21 2003 - 04:14 AM

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I'm a mel brooks fan, this film and Blazing Saddles are the only 2 movies by him I haven't seen yet.


You haven't seen Blazing Saddles? Posted Image

Get yourself to a videostore right now and watch it. It is required viewing...

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#5 of 15 OFFLINE   Gary->dee

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Posted October 21 2003 - 04:20 AM

I love this flick, I also want Silent Movie on DVD. Years ago I recorded it onto videotape from a laserdisc I had rented. I remember a rumor that there would be a Mel Brooks boxed set and Silent Movie might possibly be part of it. Guess it was just that, a rumor.

#6 of 15 OFFLINE   Peter Mazur

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Posted October 21 2003 - 04:30 AM

Count me in for wanting Silent Movie, it is hilarious.

#7 of 15 OFFLINE   Rick P

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Posted October 21 2003 - 05:30 AM

There is a Mel Brooks Box set... in R4

Silent Movie
High Anxiety
To Be or Not to Be

here

#8 of 15 OFFLINE   Gary->dee

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Posted October 21 2003 - 05:56 AM

...and R1 gets dissed again!

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#9 of 15 OFFLINE   MartinTeller

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Posted October 21 2003 - 06:01 AM

Being a Mel Brooks fan without having seen Blazing Saddles is like being an Orson Welles fan without having seen Citizen Kane.

#10 of 15 OFFLINE   Jodee

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Posted October 21 2003 - 06:06 AM

I can't wait for High Anxiety (also a Fox property). I'd also buy Silent Movie (which I have not seen since I was really young.)

#11 of 15 OFFLINE   JustinCleveland

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Posted October 21 2003 - 06:48 AM

Oh, lord... Silent Movie...

"He sucks his thumb?"

I love this movie. This, along with Men in Tights, would be wonderful.

#12 of 15 OFFLINE   Matt Gordon

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Posted October 21 2003 - 08:30 AM

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Being a Mel Brooks fan without having seen Blazing Saddles is like being an Orson Welles fan without having seen Citizen Kane.


Absolutely!!!!!
Spoiler tags are cool.

#13 of 15 OFFLINE   Rob W

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Posted October 21 2003 - 12:02 PM

Actually, Silent Movie IS a prime candidate for DTS since it's 90 minutes of pure music via John Morris' magnificent score . A 5-channel remix would be fantastic.

#14 of 15 OFFLINE   Eric Emma

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Posted October 22 2003 - 10:00 AM

I haven't seen it simply because my blockbuster, hollywood video, and the library don't carry it... So I have to wait till I build the cash to buy it Posted Image Same goes for silent film

#15 of 15 OFFLINE   Eugene Esterly

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Posted October 26 2003 - 03:47 PM

I also want to see High Anxiety & Silent Movie on DVD. These 2 movies need to be on DVD.





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