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Moonlighting - Jeremy Irons/Jerzy Skolimowski


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#1 of 9 Jon Hertzberg

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Posted April 05 2005 - 03:32 AM

Something tells me this will show up as one of those Universal Studio Classics budget releases. It was originally released by Universal Classics, the first time the studios experimented with foreign/indie offshoot labels (remember United Artists Classics and Columbia's dalliance with Gaumont?) Menu screen or not, it would be just fine to see this in its OAR so that I could retire my ancient (circa 1982) laserdisc.

On the subject of Skolimowski, I hope Paramount sees fit to put out Deep End sometime in the not too distant future. Who currently holds the rights to the director's The Shout?

#2 of 9 Jay E

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Posted April 05 2005 - 04:17 AM

I'd love to see both of those films on DVD. I don't have much faith in Universal but maybe Paramount can put out Deep End as it does have a cult following.

I'm not sure who has the rights to The Shout, but if you have a multi-region player, there's a nice widescreen version available in the UK which you can pick up for around $10.

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Posted April 05 2005 - 04:51 AM

I'm not sure who has the rights to The Shout, but if you have a multi-region player, there's a nice widescreen version available in the UK which you can pick up for around $10.


I saw a review of it and do have a multi-region player. As I understand it, the disc is featureless. That's great that it is OAR...is it anamorphically enhanced? I may hold out for a stateside release...Anchor Bay or Blue Underground, perhaps?

I don't have much faith in Universal but maybe Paramount can put out Deep End as it does have a cult following.

For some reason, I have more faith in Moonlighting coming out. Perhaps it's because of the Jeremy Irons factor whereas Deep End has no recognizable stars.

To give Uni credit, lately they've been releasing some low radar, tho acclaimed films of similar vintage in their new budget line (e.g.Missing, Yanks). Of course, this being Universal they've also made short shrift of some titles in terms of OAR (Charley Varrick and Colossus) and the titles are entirely no frills.

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Posted April 05 2005 - 05:22 AM

MGM currently owns THE SHOUT, via Rank.

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Posted April 05 2005 - 05:41 AM

Thanks, Walter. Posted Image

#6 of 9 Jay E

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Posted April 05 2005 - 06:34 AM

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That's great that it is OAR...is it anamorphically enhanced?


I'm not sure as I don't have the equipment to check this (my system is from the paleozoic era). The package itself doesn't say it is.

#7 of 9 Bob Graham

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Posted April 05 2005 - 12:43 PM

I recall reading somewhere that Paramount will be releasing Skolimowski's THE LIGHTSHIP with Robert Duvall and Klaus Maria Brandauer later this year.

I'd also love to see DEEP END released (in it's uncut european version), I think one hurdle could be the Cat Stevens music. Cat refused to license "Moon Shadow" to John Landis for AMERICAN WEREWOLF, reportedly because of his conversion to Islam. Given the high sexual content of DEEP END (oh, that Jane Asher!), he might withhold the music rights here, too.

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Posted April 05 2005 - 04:55 PM

I keep hoping Criterion will license "Moonlighting," one of my top ten faves. "Deep End" is fantastic too.

#9 of 9 Jon Hertzberg

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Posted May 08 2006 - 11:05 AM

Anyone know anything about an outfit called Trinity Home Entertainment? They put out a Region 1 NTSC DVD of Moonlighting that looks to be no-frills. There is no indication of aspect ratio.

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