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MGM DVDs from other regions - Chances of Region 1 release?


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#1 of 20 Jay E

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Posted April 26 2005 - 08:58 AM

For those with multi-region players, besides the Leone films, there are quite a few MGM releases available in other regions that aren't available in Region 1. Some of the titles are:

Billion Dollar Brain
Burn
How I Won the War
Missouri Breaks
Offense, The
Solomon & Sheba
Thieves Like Us
Trapeze
Two for the Seesaw


Are there reasons why these particular titles never made it to region 1? And now that Sony has taken over MGM, I was wondering if there was any chance of seeing these here.

#2 of 20 AlanBrom

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Posted April 26 2005 - 09:06 AM

I guess we have to rely on Sony now :-(

I'd like to add these to the list, all available through MGM on other regions:

SABATA
NAVAJO JOE
FOOD OF THE GODS
FUTUREWORLD
DAUGHTERS OF SATAN

#3 of 20 Andrew Radke

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Posted April 26 2005 - 10:32 AM

This pertains to an existing MGM release, "Child's Play". As we all know, the only R1 version available is pan & scan. Someone said in another thread a couple of years ago that the original print of the film was severely damaged, then went on to say that a widescreen version was available in another region. I'd like to see MGM get ahold of that print and release the film in its correct ratio. It's because of the MAR'd release that I decided not to purchase "The Chucky Collection" consisting of parts 2, 3 & "Bride Of Chucky".
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#4 of 20 Ken Koc

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Posted April 26 2005 - 10:35 AM

"Taras Bulba" is available in Japan
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#5 of 20 David Allen

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Posted April 26 2005 - 11:48 AM

I'd also like the latest "Battle of Britain" in 5.1 and an additional track with the original score. UK got it in like 2004, we haven't seen it yet.

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Posted April 26 2005 - 11:50 AM

Add to these special editions of THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN and A BRIDGE TOO FAR...
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Posted April 26 2005 - 03:04 PM

KING OF THE SUN and PLAY DIRTY and HUMANOID FROM THE DEEP (uncut)

#8 of 20 James Luckard

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Posted April 26 2005 - 05:21 PM

There's a great SE of Four Weddings & A Funeral available all over Europe, which I have. However, I've had to keep my old Polygram disc for the film. When I watch the British version of a film I know so well with the PAL speedup it's like everyone's on cocaine.

The widescreen version of the true theatrical cut of Manhunter, available from MGM only in Japan, would be nice too.

#9 of 20 Greg Black

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Posted April 26 2005 - 08:57 PM

Would love to see the R3 version of Army Of Darkness: Director's Cut that's sourced from film, not the tape dubs or whatever got put into the R1 version from Anchor Bay. I suppose since it's NTSC, I could just import it and watch it on my PC, but still. I'd like a proper R1 release.

#10 of 20 Lino Reno

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Posted April 26 2005 - 09:23 PM

Add to that list, a wonderful SE of Blake Edwards' The Party, and the 3 new Sergio Leone SE's of FAFDO, AFOD, and FOD.

Oh, and there's the upcoming June SE edition of Midnight Cowboy. Oh, and Ken Russell's Gothic too! So many, really...

#11 of 20 Mark Cappelletty

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Posted April 26 2005 - 09:31 PM

And Frankenheimer's "52 Pick-Up." Didn't know about "Billion Dollar Brain." I'll have to snag that one.

#12 of 20 Jay E

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Posted April 27 2005 - 12:18 AM

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Didn't know about "Billion Dollar Brain." I'll have to snag that one.


It's available in Australia.

#13 of 20 Jay E

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Posted April 27 2005 - 07:03 AM

I forgot another title available in the UK:

Man of the West

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Posted April 28 2005 - 08:56 AM

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The widescreen version of the true theatrical cut of Manhunter, available from MGM only in Japan, would be nice too.


Also release in France by MGM in PAL Region 2 DVD

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Posted April 28 2005 - 07:47 PM

I'm interested in
King of the Sun and
Taras Bulba

Is anyone able to hint me their origin ? And most important how's the quality ? Thanks in advance Posted Image
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#16 of 20 John Hodson

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Posted April 28 2005 - 09:20 PM

Links to some reviews if anyone's curious:

Billion Dollar Brain
How I Won The War
The Missouri Breaks
Trapeze
Two for The Seesaw
Man of The West
Fistful of Dynamite SE
For a Few Dollars More SE
A Fistful of Dollars SE
The Party SE
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Posted April 29 2005 - 06:03 AM

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FUTUREWORLD


Where?

#18 of 20 John Hodson

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Posted April 29 2005 - 06:09 AM

Among other places, here - looks like a God-awful full frame PD release...
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#19 of 20 Jay E

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Posted April 29 2005 - 06:51 AM

The Futureworld from the UK is not an MGM DVD.

Is there another version that is MGM that's from another country or was this film mistakenly included in this thread?

#20 of 20 Matt Stieg

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Posted April 29 2005 - 08:22 AM

Let's not forget the UK SE of A Fish Called Wanda.





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