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#1 of 6 Bob Engleman

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Posted June 21 2004 - 02:49 AM

As a tribute to 1 of our most popular presidents, and to rectify a situation that's abysmal, a restoration of " The Last Outpost" ( Cavalry Charge ) would be greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, the rights to this title were sold several yrs. ago to Ivy Video, which's released the worst DVD I've watched. Martin, will the rights be reverting to Paramount?

In addition to the above, please consider the following:

1.Buccaneer, The
2.Pony Express
3.Villa Rides!

The aforementioned titles were sold to Kartes Communication in the early 80's, but reverted with 1 & 2 receiving VHS releases by the studio.

As always, thanks for your efforts on behalf of DVD.

Bob Engleman

#2 of 6 Bob Engleman

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Posted June 21 2004 - 02:49 AM

As a tribute to 1 of our most popular presidents, and to rectify a situation that's abysmal, a restoration of " The Last Outpost" ( Cavalry Charge ) would be greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, the rights to this title were sold several yrs. ago to Ivy Video, which's released the worst DVD I've watched. Martin, will the rights be reverting to Paramount?

In addition to the above, please consider the following:

1.Buccaneer, The
2.Pony Express
3.Villa Rides!

The aforementioned titles were sold to Kartes Communication in the early 80's, but reverted with 1 & 2 receiving VHS releases by the studio.

As always, thanks for your efforts on behalf of DVD.

Bob Engleman

#3 of 6 Ken Koc

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Posted June 21 2004 - 08:43 AM

Does PARAMOUNT now have the rights back for a DVD release of BECKET?
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#4 of 6 Ken Koc

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Posted June 21 2004 - 08:43 AM

Does PARAMOUNT now have the rights back for a DVD release of BECKET?
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#5 of 6 Radik

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Posted August 12 2004 - 08:55 PM

I think, yes.

#6 of 6 Mark Edward Heuck

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Posted August 15 2004 - 07:20 PM

No, I think MPI still has the DVD rights from the Hal Wallis estate to BECKET, as they provided most (but not all) the materials for the recent restoration.

As for Ivy Video, I think they are a quasi-public domain company. They are an offshoot of a small distributor named Crystal Pictures, whose catalog offers 35mm prints of older films for revival. They seem to be reputable, although their last catalog was offering prints of titles that are currently controlled by other companies; for example, they list THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG even though the theatrical rights for the U.S. are owned by Zeitgeist and Koch Lorber.

In short, I think if Paramount wants to issue their own DVD of THE LAST OUTPOST, they can.
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