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Any rumors on The Seven Percent Solution ever making it to DVD?


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#1 of 18 paul_austin

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Posted April 04 2006 - 09:10 AM

I hadn't seen this since its theatrical release and wouldnt mind seeing it again, looks like it was released back in 98 on DVD but of course its out of print now
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#2 of 18 walter o

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Posted April 04 2006 - 09:32 AM

that old image disc was fullscreen anyway, but with MCA not releasing hardly any back catalog titles this year, it doesn't look like it will be re-issued anytime soon.Posted Image

#3 of 18 Bradley-E

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Posted April 04 2006 - 10:36 AM

TCM has been showing it Widescreen lately. Universal only seems to be releasing thier catalogue titles in sets lately so I am not sure how they would include this title.

#4 of 18 Christopher Lee

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Posted April 05 2006 - 02:27 AM

I vote for a Nicol Williamson box set! Let's see, Seven Percent Solution, a new SE Excalibur, and anything else not currently available that has him in a major role (ownership be damned ;-) ). Looks like he hasn't appeared on film since Spawn back in 1997? Strange that he resurfaced in that kind of film only to disappear again; no? Too bad Lucas couldn't see his way clear to making him a Sith Lord or something... A very interesting actor who I'd like to see in more screen performances (assuming that he is still around)!

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#5 of 18 Bradley-E

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Posted April 05 2006 - 08:34 AM

Too bad Universal doesn't do double feature discs. This title would go great with THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS.

#6 of 18 walter o

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Posted April 05 2006 - 09:49 AM

Christopher,

check him out in the little seen THE RECKONING which I enjoyed, and INADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE or LAUGHTER IN THE DARK? He is great as a lead in all of them.

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Posted April 05 2006 - 03:41 PM

looks like it was released back in 98 on DVD but of course its out of print now


And it was full screen only.

#8 of 18 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted July 10 2006 - 11:32 PM

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And it was full screen only.

And it was of overall poor quality to boot - I own a copy. IIRC this was Universal's very first DVD, released through Image as though Universal was just testing the waters of DVD. I've given up ever seeing a better DVD though.
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#9 of 18 Mary_P

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Posted July 11 2006 - 04:29 AM

You might improve your chances of seeing it on DVD by voting on TCM's website:

http://tcmdb.com/tit....jsp?stid=89647

Hey, it can't hurt.

I'd love to see a decent release of this as well.

#10 of 18 Matt Hough

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Posted July 11 2006 - 09:03 AM

I've been watching the laserdisc for years (full screen as well), but I'll burn a DVD-R the next time TCM shows it widescreen.

#11 of 18 Dick

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Posted July 13 2006 - 09:36 AM

My vote (number 84) just went in at TCM.

#12 of 18 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted July 09 2007 - 03:50 PM

Another year has passed and still no Seven Percent Solution in any decent transfer.
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Posted October 31 2008 - 09:11 PM

I occasionally look for the Seven Percent Solution on DVD and was surprised when I plugged it in to amazon.co.uk and they were selling it for £4.98. I purchased a copy right away! It is a region 2 dvd but I imagine they'd have it in region 1 as well. Also, if you have a multi-region dvd player this shouldn't be a problem.

#14 of 18 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted October 18 2011 - 10:50 AM

Now this thread is five years old and still no sight of a decent DVD of Seven Percent Solution. :rolleyes:
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Posted October 18 2011 - 11:05 AM



Originally Posted by Dennis Nicholls 

Now this thread is five years old and still no sight of a decent DVD of Seven Percent Solution. Posted Image


Depends on what you regard as "decent."  There's an MOD DVD that became available from Universal earlier this year in Region 1. You can get it on Amazon. It's an excellent transfer. Since Universal no longer issues catalog titles on pressed DVD, this is the best we'll get.


If you prefer a pressed DVD, however, there's a Region 2 edition available from the UK.




#16 of 18 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted October 18 2011 - 01:18 PM

The problem with those "MOD" discs is that they give you NO tech specs. Is it OAR? Is is anamorphic? I already own the crappy Image disc. Would spending $18 be an "upgrade"? :confused:
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Posted October 18 2011 - 01:33 PM



Originally Posted by Dennis Nicholls 

The problem with those "MOD" discs is that they give you NO tech specs. Is it OAR? Is is anamorphic? I already own the crappy Image disc. Would spending $18 be an "upgrade"? Posted Image


It is OAR anamorhic.  I have it and it is a very good transfer and looks great.  You should be pleased with it, when you get it.


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#18 of 18 Matt Hough

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Posted October 18 2011 - 02:18 PM

I have my copy and am looking forward to finding some time to watch it. I've always liked the film very much.