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Say, Universal...can we please have DOUBLE INDEMNITY back out here?


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#1 of 11 Dick

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Posted March 11 2004 - 09:18 PM

...Along with a bunch of your other noir titles? The Image edition looked terrible - this is a film that must be done right, and in so doing you will be rewarded with many sales!

#2 of 11 Bruce Morrison

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Posted March 12 2004 - 10:37 AM

I'll second that. This is a major movie classic, one of Billy Wilder's greatest achievements, and it needs to be done right on DVD.
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#3 of 11 FrankXS

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Posted March 12 2004 - 11:29 AM

Universal--I second/third/fourth the motion for Double Indemnity. Then get to a whole range of titles from the Marx Brothers to W.C. Fields to Preston Sturges and Mitch Leisen and Cecil B. DeMille. All the Mae West titles/Deanna Durbin/Claudette Colbert/Gary Cooper and Ray Milland. What a wealth you have. Warner is doing it. Fox is doing it. Now it's time for Universal to do it. BRING ON THE CLASSICS !

#4 of 11 Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted March 14 2004 - 05:23 PM

Amen to that, FrankXS! Posted Image

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#5 of 11 Doug Wallen

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Posted March 15 2004 - 01:38 AM

I'll add my wishes to this thread, I really want this movie on dvd. One of my all-time favorites.:b
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#6 of 11 Chuck L

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Posted March 15 2004 - 05:57 AM

Here is another note of interest...

#7 of 11 Jay E

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Posted March 16 2004 - 01:59 AM

This not only deserves a DVD release but also special edition status. Criterion would happily release this for you Universal.

#8 of 11 KathyBeck

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Posted March 22 2004 - 04:11 PM

I REALLY want Double Indemnity on dvd. Please!

#9 of 11 Herb Kane

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Posted April 20 2004 - 07:05 PM

Maybe they do read these.... Posted Image
My Top 25 Noirs:

25. 711 Ocean Drive (1950), 24. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), 23. Desperate (1947), 22. Pushover (1954), 21. The Blue Dahlia (1946), 20. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949), 19. He Ran All the Way (1951), 18. The Asphalt Jungle (1950), 17. The Killing (1956), 16. I Walk Alone (1948),...

#10 of 11 Bruce Morrison

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Posted April 24 2004 - 10:17 AM

I suspect Universal's announcement of 'Double Indemnity' indicates just a simple re-packaging on their own label. They've done similar reissues with 'Midnight Run' and 'Mad Dog And Glory', and 'Slaughterhouse Five' is due shortly. All these are Universal titles that were originally released by Image under a licensing agreement.

I would be very surprised if 'Double Indemnity' has been remastered.
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#11 of 11 Patrick McCart

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Posted April 24 2004 - 10:43 AM

UCLA apparently had the nitrate fine-grain master-positive (which I assume was made off the negative) for the film. It was loaned to them from Universal to make a new safety dupe negative.

There's a lot of variables, but a fine-grain positive ought to have very fine photographic quality, even with some print damage.