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Soderbergh's King of The Hill...WHEN?


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Jake Johnson

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Posted February 13 2006 - 10:29 AM

I thought this title was due out a long time ago. when is this due to come out? Maybe Criterion? Hopefully?
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#2 of 12 OFFLINE   Brian PB

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Posted February 13 2006 - 11:00 AM

I, too, am waiting for this one. Universal would appear to hold the rights (they released the film on VHS). Since they have a 'working relationship' with Criterion, a CC edition is certainly a possibility (they did an excellent job with the equally underrated Schizopolis). Personally, I can't see Universal expending much effort to release it on DVD (it didn't even come close to recouping its costs at the box office in 1993, and has less than 1500 votes on IMDb).

#3 of 12 OFFLINE   Mark Cappelletty

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Posted February 13 2006 - 12:32 PM

I still have the WS laserdisc. I wouldn't mind an anamorphic remaster of the criminally underrated THE UNDERNEATH, either.

#4 of 12 OFFLINE   Bradley-E

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Posted February 13 2006 - 02:50 PM

Soderberg's OUT OF SIGHT is out of print. Perhaps Universal will do a Soderberg Box set soon with OUT OF SIGHT, KING OF THE HILL, THE UNDERNEATH (w/new Anamorphic Transfer), TRAFFIC and ERIN BROCKOVICH.

#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Bleddyn Williams

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Posted February 14 2006 - 07:19 AM

I too have the LaserDisc, and am amazed that this little gem hasn't made it to DVD yet.Posted Image

#6 of 12 OFFLINE   Rob P S

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Posted February 27 2009 - 09:21 PM

So what exactly is holding this up?

#7 of 12 OFFLINE   chas speed

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Posted February 27 2009 - 11:09 PM

I have the laserdisc too and it has a bad case of laser rot. I can't imagine why this classic film has never been put out on DVD. If being unpopular is a reason to keep a film from being released about 90% of the films out there would never have made it to DVD.

#8 of 12 OFFLINE   Rodney

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Posted February 28 2009 - 05:27 PM

What a great film that deserves better. Why is this MIA?
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#9 of 12 OFFLINE   Nick Shookla

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Posted March 01 2009 - 08:53 PM

I'm glad this thread has been resurrected because I had forgotten about this great film until now.



It seems there is a copy available in the UK on Amazon. For some reason it's listed incorrectly as 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio but if this review here (King of the hill - test dvd) is the same dvd, it's preserved correctly.



But geez, when is R1 going to see a copy?

#10 of 12 OFFLINE   Roy Batty

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Posted March 01 2009 - 11:25 PM

Maybe when they re-release his obscure KAFKA?

#11 of 12 OFFLINE   Rodney

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Posted November 19 2013 - 07:10 PM

Awesome news from Criterion! This is finally being released January 25, 2014 on DVD and Blu-ray.

We have been waiting way too long for this one.


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#12 of 12 OFFLINE   Rodney

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Posted January 04 2014 - 08:14 PM

The release date is February 25th, not January. Sorry about that.


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