Jump to content



Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo

McCartney's 'Give My Regards To Broad Street' - any takers?


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
34 replies to this topic

#1 of 35 OFFLINE   Keith Paynter

Keith Paynter

    Screenwriter



  • 1,830 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 16 1999

Posted June 09 2004 - 02:18 PM

Holy crap! Where did this one come from? Released April 20th.

Posted Image

Not a great film, but one for hardcore Beatle fans. The artwork shows little imagination.
I don't like SPAM!

#2 of 35 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

Steve Tannehill

    Producer



  • 5,550 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 06 1997
  • Real Name:Steve Tannehill
  • LocationDFW

Posted June 09 2004 - 02:47 PM

Just like the movie... - Steve P.S.: I saw it in the theater and have the laserdisc...I'm sure I'll find a cheap price on the DVD and get it, too.

#3 of 35 OFFLINE   Glenn Overholt

Glenn Overholt

    Producer



  • 4,207 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 24 1999

Posted June 09 2004 - 03:03 PM

Yep, me too! It would be ho-hum if it weren't for the soundtrack. Glenn

#4 of 35 OFFLINE   Ricardo C

Ricardo C

    Producer



  • 5,060 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 14 2002

Posted June 09 2004 - 04:22 PM

I love this film :b Sure the plot's ridiculous, but it's PAUL! And RINGO! Sorry, Beatle whore right here.
Man, an hour wasted on this sig! Thanks, Toshiba! :P

#5 of 35 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

Ronald Epstein

    Studio Mogul



  • 42,159 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 03 1997

Posted June 10 2004 - 12:41 AM

Horrible film.

 

Ronald J Epstein
Home Theater Forum co-owner

 

 Click Here for the latest/hottest Blu-ray Preorders  Click Here for our complete Blu-ray review archive

 Click Here for our complete 3D Blu-ray review archive Click Here for our complete DVD review archive

 Click Here for Blu-Ray Preorder Release Schedule  Click Here for forum posting rules and regulations


#6 of 35 OFFLINE   Chris Brunner

Chris Brunner

    Second Unit



  • 441 posts
  • Join Date: May 09 1999

Posted June 10 2004 - 12:58 AM

...Incredible musician/songwriter. It's really noice to finally have this movie in it's original aspect ratio. Thanks again Fox. C

#7 of 35 OFFLINE   Brian Kidd

Brian Kidd

    Screenwriter



  • 1,731 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 14 2000

Posted June 10 2004 - 01:24 AM

EEK! Ron, who were you pissed at when you took that picture?
---------------------------------------------
Support Film Preservation before it's too late!
---------------------------------------------

#8 of 35 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

Steve Tannehill

    Producer



  • 5,550 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 06 1997
  • Real Name:Steve Tannehill
  • LocationDFW

Posted June 10 2004 - 01:50 AM


His barber? Posted Image

- Steve

#9 of 35 OFFLINE   Steve K.H.

Steve K.H.

    Supporting Actor



  • 719 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 11 2002

Posted June 10 2004 - 02:13 AM

I picked up the Anthology last week (on sale cheap now and it is FANTASTIC) and was considering this or the Back in the US DVD (from the 2002 tour). Thanks for the heads up and obviously I'll pass on this one, but might look at the BitUS release.
Bluecruzer...
"The new phone books are here!!!..."

#10 of 35 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

Joe Karlosi

    Producer



  • 6,001 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 05 2003

Posted June 10 2004 - 03:25 AM

I'm a lifelong Beatles/solo Beatles fan and collector, but even I think this movie's a grim disaster. Having said that, I do enjoy the songs - even the newer ones like Not Such a Bad Boy and No Values.

#11 of 35 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

Ronald Epstein

    Studio Mogul



  • 42,159 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 03 1997

Posted June 10 2004 - 04:13 AM

Oh, no doubt the songs are good. What
would you expect? It's just the god-awful
story that was written to accompany the music.

By the way, a bit of trivia about this film....

Back in the 1980s, when VHS films were selling
for $80 a pop, Star Trek II was the
first sell-through title ever released, through
Paramount, at a $29 pricetag. Fox's very first
sell-through title was Give My Regards To
Broad Street
.

....if any of you care. Posted Image

 

Ronald J Epstein
Home Theater Forum co-owner

 

 Click Here for the latest/hottest Blu-ray Preorders  Click Here for our complete Blu-ray review archive

 Click Here for our complete 3D Blu-ray review archive Click Here for our complete DVD review archive

 Click Here for Blu-Ray Preorder Release Schedule  Click Here for forum posting rules and regulations


#12 of 35 OFFLINE   Francois Caron

Francois Caron

    Screenwriter



  • 2,145 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 31 1997
  • Real Name:Francois Caron

Posted June 10 2004 - 04:41 AM

I have the soundtrack on vinyl. That's as far as I'll go. Saw the movie on TV a few years ago and asked myself "what was he thinking?"

#13 of 35 OFFLINE   Jon Martin

Jon Martin

    Screenwriter



  • 2,219 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 19 2002

Posted June 10 2004 - 04:52 AM

Yes, NO VALUES is a great song. I'm planning on getting the DVD just for it. Paul himself said it is a bad film. He wrote one draft and that is what got filmed. No one went to him and suggested parts get changed, they just filmed what he wrote.

#14 of 35 OFFLINE   Rob Gardiner

Rob Gardiner

    Screenwriter



  • 2,950 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 15 2002

Posted June 10 2004 - 04:53 AM

Thanks for the bit of trivia, Ron. For some reason, I thought TOP GUN was the first sell-through title (the Pepsi ads at the beginning of the tape were a way to offset the lower price).

As for Broad Street, I'll pick it up eventually, but it's pretty low on my list of priorities. It's good to have a few discs around to clear out the house when a party runs too late. Posted Image

#15 of 35 OFFLINE   Keith Paynter

Keith Paynter

    Screenwriter



  • 1,830 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 16 1999

Posted June 10 2004 - 05:02 AM

Agreed, the film is a shining example of 'cinema fromage'. Big fan of 'Not Such A Bad Boy', and I tend to skip the 'Eleanor Rigby' dream. McCartney was in awe of Sir Ralph Richardson, but his appearance does nothing.

As far as the soundtrack, one of my old bands would use 'Goodnight Lonely Princess' when we were finished for the night (or in some cases, if we'd had enough... Posted Image )
I don't like SPAM!

#16 of 35 OFFLINE   Glenn Overholt

Glenn Overholt

    Producer



  • 4,207 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 24 1999

Posted June 10 2004 - 05:42 AM

Gee, I'm in the minority again? How did that happen? Ok, anyway... as long as we're here. This title came out of nowhere, as have a few others that I have. If this title is sooo bad, then why was it put on DVD? No, I'm not arguing that the majority thinks it is a bad film, but couldn't the studio have picked a title that would sell more. Why pick a bad one? Was this a sympathy run for the wife of the CEO or something? Glenn

#17 of 35 OFFLINE   Rob Gardiner

Rob Gardiner

    Screenwriter



  • 2,950 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 15 2002

Posted June 10 2004 - 05:57 AM


Two words:

Beatles completists

#18 of 35 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

Joe Karlosi

    Producer



  • 6,001 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 05 2003

Posted June 10 2004 - 08:08 AM

It's not like this was released quickly at all; DVD has been here since March of 1997.

#19 of 35 OFFLINE   Colin Jacobson

Colin Jacobson

    Producer



  • 5,391 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 19 2000

Posted June 10 2004 - 08:18 AM

Since when did movies have to be good to warrant DVD release?
Colin Jacobson
http://www.dvdmg.com

#20 of 35 OFFLINE   Ernest Rister

Ernest Rister

    Producer



  • 4,148 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 26 2001

Posted June 10 2004 - 08:53 AM

I love the soundtrack CD. Used to listen to it quite a bit back in the early 90's. Not a big fan of "Silly Love Songs", but everything else on the CD was gold. I've never seen the movie, and I have no plans to. I don't want to ruin my future enjoyment of the soundtrack.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users