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Eating Raoul in April...from Columbia?


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#1 of 24 MatthewA

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Posted February 03 2004 - 03:12 PM

From dvdfile.com:

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Just in from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment is their April 13th lineup of new catalog releases. Leading the pack is three cult favorites, including the Paul Bartel classic Eating Raoul, plus The Velocity of Gary and the Tony Danza comedy She's Out of Control. All include anamorphic widescreen transfers, Dolby 2.0 stereo, 2.0 surround and 5.1 surround tracks (respectively), and bonus trailers. Retail will cost you $24.95 a pop.

Well, I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth, but why is Eating Raoul now a Columbia title? 20th Century Fox released it in theatres and to video.

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#2 of 24 CraigF

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Posted February 03 2004 - 03:25 PM

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#3 of 24 Mitty

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Posted February 03 2004 - 04:04 PM

I don't mind paying cash for g***, as long as it's class!

#4 of 24 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted February 04 2004 - 10:52 AM

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#5 of 24 Marc Colella

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Posted February 04 2004 - 10:58 AM

It sure has nice coverart

http://www.dvdtimes....?contentid=6632

#6 of 24 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted February 04 2004 - 11:05 AM

I wonder how many critics will "pan" this DVD....

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According to Marc's link, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen.
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#7 of 24 Garrett Adams

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Posted February 04 2004 - 11:51 AM

Great, a must have for me.

#8 of 24 CraigF

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Posted February 04 2004 - 12:05 PM

Cheap too, Cdn$16, I'm "in" already. Every time somebody here mentions The Little Shop of Horrors I think of Eating Raoul (for reasons I'm not totally sure of, may have first seen them on TV as a double feature), so it was only last week that I was again moaning the lack of DVD treatment for this title.

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Posted February 04 2004 - 12:08 PM

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#10 of 24 Jonathan Dagmar

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Posted February 04 2004 - 02:41 PM

I have been hoping for this one for a long time. Never thought it would happen...

#11 of 24 Bob Black

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Posted February 04 2004 - 03:32 PM

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Well, I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth, but why is Eating Raoul now a Columbia title? 20th Century Fox released it in theatres and to video.

I was wondering the same thing, Matt! In fact, this is one of the titles I inquired about in the chat with Peter Staddon of Fox last month, and he simply stated there were no plans on a release. It originally was released under the Bartel Film/Fox Classics/Virgin label, so maybe Columbia got the rights to some of these films?

#12 of 24 David Lambert

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Posted February 05 2004 - 02:23 AM

This issue confused me, too...but I was very happy to see the pre-announcement notice show up. According to that, and everything else I saw, it is 100% anamorphic widescreen. Posted Image
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#13 of 24 Jodee

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Posted February 05 2004 - 02:29 AM

I am really excited about this. I saw this once on VHS and the quality was really crappy. I am hoping the DVD looks a lot better and I am relieved Columbia is at least issuing widescreen.

I had also thought this was a Fox title. I wonder what other "Fox titles" Columbia might have?

#14 of 24 Marc_Savoie

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Posted February 05 2004 - 03:20 AM

I'm liking that cover-art actually....

This is fantastic news a must-buy for me. One of the funniest movies around.
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#15 of 24 Mark Edward Heuck

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Posted February 05 2004 - 12:54 PM

EATING RAOUL was originally made for the defunct Quartet Films company, a '70's era indie that mostly handled foreign films. At the last minute, Fox, who was trying to start moving into art films (They had released PIAF and the restored THE LEOPARD under "20th Century Fox International Classics"), picked up the rights and released it in theatres and on tape.

I can only surmise their longtime license expired, and the rights went to whomever inherited the Quartet library.
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#16 of 24 Mark Edward Heuck

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Posted February 05 2004 - 12:57 PM

I just looked a little closer at the cover art -- on the spine, it has the logo of Destination Films, the fallen company that apparently Sony has kept alive for certain anime and cult titles. FEAR OF A BLACK HAT had that logo on their DVD release as well.

Hmmm...curious.
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#17 of 24 Christ Reynolds

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Posted February 05 2004 - 04:17 PM

eating raoul, finally! "look, i dont wanna argue with you!"

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#18 of 24 Jeff D Han

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Posted February 06 2004 - 10:45 AM

Great news! Posted Image

I love this film. I can finally get rid of
my VHS version.

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#19 of 24 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted March 31 2004 - 08:55 AM

Derek G. has a review posted now:
www.thecinemalaser.com/dvd_2004/er-82-dvd.htm
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Posted March 31 2004 - 09:27 AM

Man... I haven't seen that movie in 20 years at least. Not sure if I'll buy but definitely will rent.





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