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"Grand Prix On DVD" Petition UPDATE: DVD Release on 7-11-06


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#1 of 33 OFFLINE   Chris_P

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Posted November 13 2005 - 12:59 AM

An online petition is available to make your voice heard. Warner claims that they have received 'no requests' to release Grand Prix on DVD. Not many have signed the petition, yet. Warner will likely need to see many more names on the list before they will consider the idea. Let's hope that it eventually happens.

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#2 of 33 OFFLINE   Brent Avery

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Posted November 13 2005 - 11:57 AM

OK Chris - I signed the petition and hopefully this post will see alot of response. If Paramount can release Le Mans - heck - if Warners gave us Gumball Rally it's the least they can do!

#3 of 33 OFFLINE   Gordon McMurphy

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Posted November 13 2005 - 10:53 PM

Incredibly lazy people like myself who are marginally indifferent to this film are unlikely to sign that petition, as it requires too much info! When net-slouches sign petitions, they like the ones that just need name and email and perhaps a brief commment.

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#4 of 33 ONLINE   Nelson Au

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Posted November 14 2005 - 07:13 AM

So Warner owns this film? I have the widescreen laserdisc of Grand Prix and it's an MGM disc. Shame Frankenheimer is not around for his involvemement if they do release this on DVD. In HD, this would be a pretty cool film to have, particularly during the Monza sequence.

#5 of 33 OFFLINE   Paul McElligott

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Posted November 14 2005 - 09:07 AM

Signed it. Does anyone know if Winning is also available on DVD?
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#6 of 33 OFFLINE   Robert Harris

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Posted November 14 2005 - 09:32 AM

I have it on good authority that Grand Prix will be released next year, derived from a newly produced interpositive from the 65mm Oneg, and in 5.1 in a new high definition transfer.

"You can save your bit of paper now."

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#7 of 33 ONLINE   Nelson Au

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Posted November 14 2005 - 09:39 AM

Whoo-ray. Posted Image

#8 of 33 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted November 14 2005 - 09:52 AM

WINNING has been on DVD for years, in a non-anamorphic transfer.

#9 of 33 OFFLINE   Paul McElligott

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Posted November 14 2005 - 10:00 AM

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I have it on good authority that Grand Prix will be released next year, derived from a newly produced interpositive from the 65mm Oneg, and in 5.1 in a new high definition transfer.
All right! My copy of Le Mans was feeling awfully lonely. Now, if they could just releae an anamorphic DVD of Winning, I would be happy (briefly).
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#10 of 33 OFFLINE   FrancisP

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Posted November 14 2005 - 10:47 AM

That would be great news. Now if Warner would release Garner's other titles such as They only kill their Masters,
Boys Night Out, and Marlowe, I'd be estatic.

#11 of 33 OFFLINE   TomWoodward

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Posted April 12 2006 - 11:14 AM

The petition has been answered Posted Image

http://www.dvdactive...grand-prix.html
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#12 of 33 OFFLINE   George Reis

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Posted April 12 2006 - 11:52 AM

This is the best example of instant gratification I have ever seen! Someone must have made their request for this to a jeanie!


The Greatest Racing Movie of All Time is Now Available on DVD!

GRAND PRIX: SPECIAL EDITION

Nine races. One champion. James Garner, Yves Montand, Brian Bedford and Antonio Sabáto portray Formula I drivers competing to be the best in this slam-you-into-the-driver's-seat tale of speed, spectacle and intertwined personal lives. Eva Marie Saint and Toshiro Mifune also star.

John Frankenheimer (who 32 years later would again stomp the pedal to the metal for the car chases of Ronin) directs this winner of 3 Academy Awards®, crafting split-screen images to capture the overlapping drama and orchestrating you-are-there POV camera work to intensify the hard-driving thrills. Nearly 30 top drivers take part in the excitement, so buckle up, movie fans. Race with the best to the head of the pack.


First time on DVD! Available at a NEW low price - $20.97 SRP.

Winner of 3 Academy Awards® in film editing and sound, this 40th Anniversary Edition is newly remastered from 65 mm film elements and restored in 16x9 widescreen format.

Revved-up with all new special features.

Timed for the US Grand Prix.

Not Rated

Order Date: 6/6
Street Date: 7/11
DVD / $20.97
Cat# 79100
UPC 012569791008

#13 of 33 OFFLINE   Roger Rollins

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Posted April 12 2006 - 05:01 PM

LOVE THIS MOVIE. HOT DAMN!

#14 of 33 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted April 12 2006 - 09:07 PM

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LOVE THIS MOVIE. HOT DAMN!

Couldn't put it better myself. Woo (followed very swiftly by) hoo!
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#15 of 33 OFFLINE   Patrick.C

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Posted April 13 2006 - 03:30 AM

Big thumbs up on the artwork.

#16 of 33 OFFLINE   Francois Caron

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Posted April 13 2006 - 04:27 AM

Wow! I never saw this movie, and I've heard so many great things about it! It was way overdue for a DVD release! Hope the transfer looks good...

#17 of 33 OFFLINE   JeremySt

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Posted April 13 2006 - 04:27 AM

Sweet sassy molassy! YAY! *applause* Thank you WB!

#18 of 33 OFFLINE   Paul McElligott

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Posted April 13 2006 - 07:09 AM

Hot diggity!!
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#19 of 33 OFFLINE   Antonio S

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Posted April 13 2006 - 08:36 AM

I really need to read the date of the first post on these forums. I actually signed the petition.:b

#20 of 33 OFFLINE   Antonio S

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Posted April 13 2006 - 08:39 AM

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Wow! I never saw this movie

Ok...now I don't feel so bad.
Go get it Jeremy.
I hope the great sound track has been well preserved.





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