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Repo Man: Universal SE same as Anchor Bay?


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted May 24 2004 - 08:13 AM

I have the opportunity to pick up a Universal copy of Repo Man fairly cheap, but wanted to make sure it's the same as the Anchor Bay SE. Anyone know of any differences?
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#2 of 12 OFFLINE   Ron Morgan

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Posted June 01 2005 - 07:05 PM

I thought the Universal DVD was bare bones, but looking at in the store today I noticed that a Director's Commentary was listed as an extra. I could only find reviews for the R2 and R4 Universals and those are bare bones. I assume the commentary is ported over from the Anchor Bay release, but does anyone know for sure?

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Posted June 02 2005 - 05:30 AM

On the Anchor Bay release there is commentary by writer / director Alex Cox, executive producer Michael Nesmith, casting director Victoria Thomas, and actors Sy Richardson, Zander Schloss And Del Zamora.

I don't recall seeing this group on the Universal release as I did check awhile back so they may have gotten a different commentary out of Cox.


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#4 of 12 OFFLINE   Juan C

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Posted June 02 2005 - 11:52 AM

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On the Anchor Bay release there is commentary by writer / director Alex Cox, executive producer Michael Nesmith, casting director Victoria Thomas, and actors Sy Richardson, Zander Schloss And Del Zamora.


Just checked my copy, and that's the exact commentary on the Universal disc.

The other difference is that the new edition has English, French and Spanish subtitles, contrary to Anchor Bay tradition.

#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Ron Morgan

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Posted June 03 2005 - 02:24 AM

Thanks for the info. I can just stick with my Ancor Bay DVD. Now, if Universal would have added the TV cut as an extra, I would have double-dipped.

#6 of 12 OFFLINE   Elijah Sullivan

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Posted October 15 2005 - 07:11 AM

There's a special edition of this one slated to come out in January. I dunno if it's a reprint of the old release (no specs, yet) or what, but it's listed as apart from the regular edition -- it's "special". Posted Image

#7 of 12 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted October 15 2005 - 07:27 AM

From www.dvdtimes.co.uk :

Universal Studios Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Repo Man (Special Edition) for 24th January 2006 priced at $19.98 SRP. Starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton this new special edition features exclusive bonus material including Up Close With Harry Dean Stanton, The Missing Scenes, Feature Commentary and Repossessed, a featurette which details the bizarre career of Michael Nesmith.
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#8 of 12 OFFLINE   Will_B

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Posted February 21 2008 - 04:52 PM

Alex Cox's sequel to Repo Man that could not be filmed comes out in March 2008 as a comic book. There's a preview here:

Waldo's Hawaiian Holiday, the graphic novel sequel to Alex Cox's cult film "REPO MAN"
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#9 of 12 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted February 22 2008 - 03:49 AM

Thanks for the tip on the graphic novel. The TV version is hilarious, mostly for the inept replacement of the incessant use of the f-word.

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Posted February 22 2008 - 07:25 AM

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Alex Cox's sequel to Repo Man that could not be filmed comes out in March 2008 as a comic book. There's a preview here:

Waldo's Hawaiian Holiday, the graphic novel sequel to Alex Cox's cult film "REPO MAN"

This is the story based upon "Point Blank" with Lee Marvin?
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#11 of 12 OFFLINE   Will_B

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Posted February 22 2008 - 08:24 AM

I don't know -- did Lee Marvin go to Mars?
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#12 of 12 OFFLINE   GregK

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Posted February 23 2008 - 07:26 AM

Here's a nice comparison of the two, thanks to the DVD Beaver website-

Alex Cox's - Repo Man - Emilio Estevez DVD Review Alex Cox Repo Man Emilio Estevez DVD Review Alex Cox Repo Man Emilio Estevez DVD Review Alex Cox Repo Man Emilio Estevez DVD Review Alex Cox Repo Man Emilio Estevez DVD Review Alex Cox Repo Man Emilio





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