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Universal Phantom of the Opera (1943)... reissue?


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#1 of 7 Craig Beam

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Posted April 11 2005 - 02:32 AM

The Weekly Roundup lists 1943's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA as arriving on DVD 4/12/05... Is Univeral reissuing the OOP "Classic Monster Collection" edition? It's the only previously-released Universal Horror DVD not repackaged in the "Monster Legacy" line. Anybody know?

#2 of 7 LaurenceGarvey

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Posted April 11 2005 - 03:17 AM

Yes, it's a reissue, no doubt to capitalize on the flop musical version coming to DVD soon.

#3 of 7 Matt Stieg

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Posted April 11 2005 - 05:48 AM

Apparently, Universal thinks the ONLY time they can release their classic monster movies on DVD is when there is some sort of crappy commercial tie-in. Heaven forbid we should ever get the likes of The Black Cat or Night Monster on DVD without a tie-in.

Universal is just pathetic, really pathetic.

#4 of 7 Joe Karlosi

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Posted April 11 2005 - 08:17 AM

I have to agree. There are tons of old Universal Horror Classics that need to be issued on DVD for the first time instead of re-releasing films that have already been released at some point. The studio ought to get moving.

Shame on you, Universal.

#5 of 7 Mark Walker

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Posted April 11 2005 - 12:00 PM

Where are 19+40's Cat People and it non-monster movie sequel Curse of the Cat People? The 1980's remake (which I happily own) has been on DVD for some time now.

Paramount, please release DRAGONSLAYER on Blu-ray

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Vermithrax Pejorative deserves to be seen in high-def.


#6 of 7 Jim_K

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Posted April 11 2005 - 12:32 PM

Mark

The Cat People films are owned by Warner & are coming this year in a Val Lewton Box Set.


Apparently, Universal thinks the ONLY time they can release their classic monster movies on DVD is when there is some sort of crappy commercial tie-in. Heaven forbid we should ever get the likes of The Black Cat or Night Monster on DVD without a tie-in.

Universal is just pathetic, really pathetic.


Couldn't agree more.
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#7 of 7 Craig Beam

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Posted April 12 2005 - 02:35 AM

So is it identical to the previous "Classic Monster" edition, then? Or have they at least upgraded the packaging so it matches the "Legacy" releases?




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