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#1 of 24 OFFLINE   Micah Cohen

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Posted October 18 2006 - 02:14 AM

Why can't I have an anamorphic reissue of THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123?

Every other special-niche small-audience-appeal movie comes out in super duper multi-disc editions, three times over.

All I want (right now) is PELHAM 123.

I'm just frustrated, is all.

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#2 of 24 OFFLINE   AlexCosmo

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Posted October 18 2006 - 05:21 AM

Me too! And Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.

#3 of 24 OFFLINE   Kevin M

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Posted October 18 2006 - 05:58 AM

I'd like enhanced versions of Cutter's Way, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers(1978), Dark Star, Invaders From Mars...etc. etc. etc. AAAARRRRRGGGGG!!!!!
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#4 of 24 OFFLINE   RomanSohor

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Posted October 18 2006 - 10:19 AM

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#5 of 24 OFFLINE   Micah Cohen

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Posted October 18 2006 - 11:15 AM

See? Now lookit what you've done. You've overwhelmed them. No wonder we don't get these things. They are all overwhelmed!

All I want right now, at this second, is THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 in an anamorphic print on DVD. I don't even need any extras, just an anamorphic print.

Let's try to get one thing at a time. Maybe that's the secret.

Just this one thing right now. Then, we'll move on to the next thing. (POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE, anamorphic, please?)

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#6 of 24 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted October 18 2006 - 02:34 PM

Well, I want two films enhanced:

Flash Gordon(1980)

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The Shadow

I'm tired of seeing years go by without these two showing up with anamorphic transfers......Posted Image

Another to add.....From Dusk Till Dawn. On the PSP, the UMD version looks great....nice anamorphic transfer that fills the screen. Unfortunately, we have yet to see it properly done on DVD. Posted Image
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#7 of 24 OFFLINE   Harry-N

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Posted October 19 2006 - 01:19 AM

I'd love an anamorphic version of THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1-2-3, too. About a year or so ago I finally sprang for the current DVD, and found it to at least be better than my old LaserDisc. Here are two screenshots from the DVD, then the LaserDisc:

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This is too good of a movie to not have a superior transfer in the current best medium.

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Posted October 19 2006 - 03:29 AM

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This is too good of a movie to not have a superior transfer in the current best medium.

I agree. I absolutely love this film (one of my real favorites) and would love an anamorphic version. (A Special Edition would be even better).

Great soundtrack too of course!
 

 


#9 of 24 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted October 19 2006 - 04:42 AM

I want an anamorphic version of the original versions of a trilogy of films that came in 1977, 1980 and 1983 Posted Image

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Posted November 23 2011 - 04:11 AM

Thought I'd reply in this thread, instead of starting a thread for two films. Cutter's Way (1981) was released on DVD back in 2001, but would like to see it get a re-release on DVD (and Blu-ray) with extras and a "remastered" picture. Or a release on DVD by Criterion. First read about Cutter's Way in an article in Sight & Sound magazine and was very interested in seeing it.


Dead of Winter (1987), starring Mary Steenburgen and Roddy McDowell, has been released on Region 1 by MGM, but I read on DVD Compare's comparison page for the film that it is presented in 1.85:1 non-anamorphic widescreen.



#11 of 24 OFFLINE   kingfish

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Posted November 23 2011 - 10:12 AM

two other films that are not anamorphic are the bridge at remagen and the devil's brigade.

#12 of 24 OFFLINE   Joseph Bolus

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Posted November 23 2011 - 10:33 AM

I guess you guys know that the original "Taking of Pelham" has just been released to Blu, right? Still looking for an anamorphic "True Lies" and Disney "Hercules".
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Posted November 23 2011 - 10:55 AM

Not just anamorphic, I will take almost any decent presentation of "Treasure Planet"


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#14 of 24 ONLINE   ahollis

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Posted November 23 2011 - 10:58 AM

I want anamorphic releases of GIANT, 1941 and THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL.


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Posted November 24 2011 - 12:47 AM

ALL OF ME with Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin - only version is a TERRIBLE looking non-anamorphic disc.
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#16 of 24 OFFLINE   Jeff Willis

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Posted November 24 2011 - 01:08 AM

These are in my top list of non-anamorphic movies. Angels in the Outfield (1994) The Deep (1977) * Jack the Giant Kiler (1962) Lilies of the Field (1963) New York, New York (1977) * * I'm not sure, if memory's correct: Maybe these 2 were released anamorphically in BR. Thanks to some R2 releases of other films, I've got several other movies that are anamorphic which still haven't been released in R1 in that format.

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Posted November 24 2011 - 01:37 AM

New York, New York is available on DVD in a 16:9 version, and it's on blu-ray. The initial DVD release of The Deep had both anamorphic widescreen and pan-and-scan versions of the film and it, too, is on blu-ray.
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#18 of 24 OFFLINE   Jeff Willis

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Posted November 29 2011 - 11:00 AM

New York, New York is available on DVD in a 16:9 version, and it's on blu-ray. The initial DVD release of The Deep had both anamorphic widescreen and pan-and-scan versions of the film and it, too, is on blu-ray.

Nick, Thanks for the info although I didn't initially understand your info about the original std dvd release (1998) of "The Deep". I have that one and it's letterboxed if we're talking about the same release. However, your post guided me to Amazon where I see that I missed a re-release in '04 from Image that says it's 1.77:1 format. Posted Image NY, NY, I thought I recalled that one in BR but I haven't entered the BR mkt yet. I have the std Spcl Ed release (Feb 8, '05) and it's letterboxed. I saw a newer release at Amazon that says it's anamorphic, released Dec 4, '07.

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#19 of 24 OFFLINE   Martin Teller

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Posted November 30 2011 - 04:40 AM

i'm angry about not having an anamorphic... SATANTANGO :f

#20 of 24 OFFLINE   Brian Kidd

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Posted November 30 2011 - 06:35 AM

I'd love to have a new anamorphic transfer of THE ABYSS. Also, YELLOW SUBMARINE. A Blu-ray of the latter would be especially tasty, what with the opportunities for better color and lossless, hi-res sound!
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