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Universal: Please reissue The Sting!


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#1 of 22 OFFLINE   Matt Butler

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Posted November 21 2003 - 10:04 AM

Any news on this? I refuse to buy the current bare-bones Pan & Scam version of this classic.

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#2 of 22 OFFLINE   Bob Engleman

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Posted November 23 2003 - 12:53 PM

Amen brother!!!!!!!! Why this great title hasn't been treated with respect's a total mystery from both a preservation and business standpoint.

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Posted November 26 2003 - 06:49 PM

There were rumors of this over a year ago, but... And what about PARENTHOOD, IMO Ron Howard's most perceptive work.

#4 of 22 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted December 06 2003 - 02:15 AM

What does Ron Howard have do do with "The Sting"? I have a widescreen R2 version of "The Sting".
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#5 of 22 OFFLINE   Matt Butler

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Posted December 08 2003 - 08:22 AM

Thank you Jeff.

I was wondering the same thing about Dick's post.
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#6 of 22 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted December 30 2003 - 08:38 PM

What I indicated was that I had heard rumors that THE STING would be re-issued as a widescreen special edition. Then I mentioned PARENTHOOD, and Universal pan and scan title which needs to be revisted in widescreen. Not trying to hijack the post, but the two items are related in this way.

#7 of 22 OFFLINE   Dick White

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Posted January 01 2004 - 03:51 AM

Yes. The Sting is a title that belongs in my collection, but isn't there because it needs an OAR anamorphic release (without forced trailers). Pretty please?

#8 of 22 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted January 01 2004 - 07:31 AM

I'm in....probably along with a bazillion other HTFers. This is a title that I think would be a "gimme" for the studio. The P&S version isn't even that easy to find. They would have to sell a LOT of copies of this one done right.

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#9 of 22 OFFLINE   Bradley-E

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Posted January 07 2004 - 12:51 PM

I thought Universal was supposed to do SE's of THE STING, DEATH BECOMES HER and BACKDRAFT a couple years ago.

#10 of 22 OFFLINE   Ricky Hustle

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Posted January 26 2004 - 03:59 AM

No Sting for me until its released in widescreen. I'd love to own this film. Please Universal, release it ASAP.

#11 of 22 OFFLINE   Tommy G

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Posted January 26 2004 - 04:07 AM

No brainer for me. Give me OAR and anamorphic.....I'll buy it.
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Posted February 02 2004 - 12:30 PM

I am (very) guardedly optimistic these past few months seeing that Universal is pouring numerous catalog titles out in their "Franchise Series," and am hoping this is just the beginning of a change of heart/policy (a la Warner Bros) regarding older titles. I hope THE STING shows up soon.

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Posted February 17 2004 - 05:01 PM

A hearty agreement on this one. The studio has issued this great title on three different occasions without a widescreen redo. I'll stick with my 20 year old VHS until someone does right by this personal favorite.

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Posted February 18 2004 - 07:38 AM

For those of you who are multi-regional & can't wait check out the R2 version.
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#15 of 22 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted April 06 2004 - 04:54 PM

Isn't there something we (at the HTF) can do?

A quick check just revealed to me this is the only Best Picture Winner (save Chariots of Fire) in the last 50 years that has not been released on DVD in its OAR. Well, excepting Return of the King! Posted Image

Why?

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted April 07 2004 - 01:38 AM

The region 2 is non-anamorphic - you might as well just get the region 1 and zoom-in the open-matte framing yourself.

Universal must be aware that a SE is needed and wanted?


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Posted April 15 2004 - 01:27 AM

I'm in! I would definitely buy a carefully transferred widescreen THE STING. It doesn't have to be an SE with extras, just a high-quality, lovingly transferred OAR.

#18 of 22 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted April 19 2004 - 07:16 AM

I'm not sure about this. Does the HTF have anyone's ear at Universal?

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted June 28 2004 - 10:13 AM

So THE STING II will be released while the original is still the Crappy FF Transfer. Makes no sense at all Universal.

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Posted August 03 2004 - 07:04 AM

How's it that one of the worst sequels in movie history's on DVD, but the original's in moratorium?

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