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High Anxiety is FINALLY coming out

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#1 of 31 OFFLINE   Nicholas Vargo

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Posted January 15 2005 - 02:48 PM

I was at The Digital Bits the other night, and they reported that Mel Brooks's "High Anxiety" will be streeting March 29th. No specs are announced yet, but now I can breathe a sigh of relief as the title has now been announced (This was not in the Rumor Mill. This was on the main page.) Anybody else looking forward to this, or am I alone?
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#2 of 31 OFFLINE   Brent Avery

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Posted January 15 2005 - 03:29 PM

No Nicholas, you are not alone! Finally I can retire my P&S laserdisc copy which had barely passable video quality. I wonder if there will be any supplements?

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#3 of 31 OFFLINE   Colin Jacobson

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Posted January 15 2005 - 04:06 PM

My best friend will be VERY excited about this. I don't think I'll tell him until I get the DVD. I did that too him once before when The Big Bus hit DVD. He had NO idea it was coming, and I passed it to him in a pile of junk - he browsed the discs and almost had a heart attack when TBB (one of his favorites) stared up at him. Hope he misses the announcements so I can shock him again!
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#4 of 31 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted January 15 2005 - 04:24 PM

Not alone at all. I grew up on these famous Mel Brooks movies. Especially Young Frankenstein & High Anxiety. What made High Anxiety so popular in our home was our love of Hitchcock so the spoofs just worked that much better.

We still quote High Anxiety all the time when we're together for holidays etc...

One of my favorite lines is when Thorndike (Brooks) asks Harvey Corman what the rate of patient recovery is?...Corman pauses a bit...does some calculating....takes out his cigar and says, "once in a blue moon". Posted Image

Another one was, "je....jea.....jeans"....You're wearing jeans? I bet their tight. Posted Image This exchange is occuring while a man is being killed.

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Posted January 15 2005 - 05:36 PM

I hope this means that 1976's Silent Movie is also on its way(unless it's already forthcoming and I've been out of the loop).

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Posted January 16 2005 - 01:52 PM

Anyone who does not buy this DVD will not get fruit cup. Posted Image

#7 of 31 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted January 16 2005 - 03:21 PM

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Posted January 17 2005 - 05:23 AM

I don't want to say more than I am supposed to, but Fox has always had an interest in bringout out their entire Mel Brooks library to DVD. In fact, it would have happened sooner if not for some last-minute developements that put a delay on their release. I would almost guarantee that you will all see your favorite Fox Mel Brooks films on DVD in the near future.


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#9 of 31 OFFLINE   Heinz W

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Posted January 17 2005 - 09:25 AM

I saw this on TCM awhile back, in OAR for the first time since 1977. It looked restored so I figured the DVD was imminent. Been waiting for this one for ages.

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#10 of 31 OFFLINE   Eric F

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Posted January 17 2005 - 10:32 AM

High Anxiety, whenever you're near... High Anxiety, it's you that I fear. My heart's afraid to fly. It's crashed before. But then you take my hand, and my heart starts to soar, Once morrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre High Aniety, it's always the same.... High Anxiety, it's you that I blame. It's very clear to me....I've got to give in. High Anxiety. YOUUUUU WIN!

#11 of 31 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted January 18 2005 - 04:54 AM

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#12 of 31 OFFLINE   Jay Pennington

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Posted January 18 2005 - 06:02 AM

"I laughed! Did...did you laugh?"

#13 of 31 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted January 18 2005 - 07:34 AM

and the most important thing?......

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#14 of 31 OFFLINE   Kevin M

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Posted January 18 2005 - 07:53 AM

.............that kid gets no tip.

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Posted January 18 2005 - 12:18 PM

"Do you think I'm smuggling dope in the celery?"

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Posted February 22 2005 - 11:55 AM

Wouldn't you know it ... The Digital Bits is reporting today that Fox's Mel Brooks promotions are "delayed indefinitely." Darn, not only was I waiting for this, but a remastered anamorphic version of History of the World Part 1. -

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Posted February 22 2005 - 12:10 PM

Hopefully, this just means we'll be getting something even better down the road.

#18 of 31 OFFLINE   Tom McA

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Posted February 22 2005 - 12:30 PM

History of the World Part 1 was recently on HD Net (or In HD - I forget which), and it looked incredibly good. Nice to see there's a kick-butt HD transfer to go from.

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Posted February 22 2005 - 12:43 PM

it was on inhd. looked great. silent movie is currently on the inhd playlist.

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Posted February 22 2005 - 12:53 PM

I saw a bit of History of the World on INHD, and the problem is that it was cropped. Like the sign in the beginning of the Roman Empire sequence of "Annual Orgy and Buffet: First Served, First Come" (love that joke Posted Image), I think half of it was chopped off. It was a 2.35:1 movie, and INHD just chopped it down to 16X9 1.78:1. In the P&S VHS, it panned over so you could see the whole sign.

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