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any plans for Lee Marvin's "Point Blank" on DVD?

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#1 of 21 OFFLINE   JeremySt



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Posted February 14 2005 - 08:01 AM

I caught this not long ago on TCM, and It really blew me away. .. Lee Marvin seeking revenge on the men the double crossed him. Highy stylistic and full of great action. Its a Turner/MGM property... so would it now be owned by WB or Columbia? I really want this to come out on DVD.

#2 of 21 OFFLINE   Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted February 14 2005 - 09:32 AM

POINT BLANK (1967) is currently Warner's property. It's certainly high time for an R1 DVD release of it. I'm sure WB will do a bang-up job, whenever they get around to producing a DVD edition of it (if it isn't already secretly in the works, as we speak).

An audio commentary by director John Boorman, plus the BFI biographical documentary, LEE MARVIN: A PERSONAL PORTRAIT, which Boorman also directed a few years ago, would be ideal extras. With the great John Vernon recently deceased, that leaves surviving major cast members Angie Dickinson, Lloyd Bochner, Sharon Acker and James Sikking left as potential interview subjects.

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#3 of 21 OFFLINE   Gordon McMurphy

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Posted February 14 2005 - 09:44 AM

I reckon that it is in the works and that we'll see it before the year is out. It's just a hunch. Warner are certainly aware that it is a much anticipated title. A Boorman commentary will be essential. I also feel that Deliverance should be remastered as a 2-disc.

#4 of 21 OFFLINE   Bob Graham

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Posted February 14 2005 - 11:08 AM

It has been shown, I beleve, on HD NET Movies, so a High Definition master exists. My fingers are crossed (and hopefully, we'll get another great neo-noir, NIGHT MOVES which has also been shown on HD NET Movies).

#5 of 21 OFFLINE   BrianRi


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Posted February 14 2005 - 02:05 PM

Point Blank is in the top five of my dvd "want list".

#6 of 21 OFFLINE   TonyD


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Posted February 14 2005 - 06:12 PM

there was a remake of this with mel gobson called Payback.

#7 of 21 OFFLINE   Gary->dee



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Posted February 14 2005 - 07:20 PM

The first time I saw this movie was on TCM last year. I had just come back from visiting a deceased friend's grave at a cemetery high atop a hill in L.A. I come home, turn on the TV to TCM and there's Lee Marvin standing in the same cemetery atop the hill in L.A. Eerie, but I understood the significance of it. I'm glad I was able to watch the entire movie from the beginning recently on TCM when they aired it again.

#8 of 21 OFFLINE   Simon Howson

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Posted February 14 2005 - 07:54 PM

I would love to see this. I've only seen the excerpts from it on the Scorsese Personal Journey Through American Movies doco. But I would blind buy it just cos of those flash back montages that Scorsese describes. I have seen the Lee Marvin doco which I agree would make an ideal extra.

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Posted February 14 2005 - 08:46 PM

count me in as well superb movie
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#10 of 21 OFFLINE   Jim_K


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Posted February 14 2005 - 11:07 PM

Count me in as well. This is in my top 5 most wanted Warner titles.
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#11 of 21 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted February 14 2005 - 11:31 PM

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#12 of 21 OFFLINE   Jon Hertzberg

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Posted February 15 2005 - 12:41 AM

Whenever WB does decide to put this out, I'm confident it will be done with the topnotch treatment we've come to expect from them. Although I can't wait to see Point Blank on DVD, I'm glad it wasn't put earlier by WB or MGM, when it was still theirs. I'm not confident it would have been the stellar release it most likely will be when WB gets to it in (hopefully!) 2005 or '06.

In addition to TCM's fairly regular airings of the film, they've also run an MGM promotional reel from 1967 featuring films coming from the studio in that calendar year. Point Blank is featured along with several memorable titles and some forgotten albeit intriguing ones.

#13 of 21 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted February 15 2005 - 03:30 AM

Would love to see this too. A major missing title featuring Lee Marvin at his best.
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#14 of 21 OFFLINE   Dorian Gray

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Posted February 15 2005 - 08:11 PM

I do hope Warner is working on this title. I'm not sure a HD master already exists, though. The last broadcast on TCM France, a few months ago, didn't look good at all...

#15 of 21 OFFLINE   Tim Ke

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Posted February 16 2005 - 07:36 AM

I've been waiting on this one for years. Come on Warner!

#16 of 21 OFFLINE   Bruce Morrison

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Posted February 16 2005 - 11:14 AM

Point Blank is one of my ten most-wanted DVD releases. I hope Warner have it in the works for later this year. Actually, they could do a John Boorman box set, including Point Blank and special editions of Deliverance and Excalibur. Only problem would be to find a fourth Boorman film for which Warner have the DVD rights. I guess it would have to be Exorcist II: The Heretic. Oh well, I'd still buy the set for the other three movies.
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#17 of 21 OFFLINE   Jeff Rosen

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Posted February 17 2005 - 09:53 AM

Warners also owns the MGM Boorman title "Leo the Last"

#18 of 21 OFFLINE   Roger Rollins

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Posted February 17 2005 - 10:02 AM

No, I believe UA (now called MGM) owns LEO THE LAST....

#19 of 21 OFFLINE   Chris Clark

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Posted February 17 2005 - 02:07 PM

Man, the things I would do to get this on dvd...

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Posted February 18 2005 - 01:18 AM

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