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Lionsgate starting to work on its Republic catalog?


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#41 of 47 OFFLINE   JeffT.

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Posted August 05 2008 - 04:10 AM

I checked my Republic Pictures Home Entertainment VHS edition of DR. TERROR'S HOUSE OF HORRORS (1965) and it was released back in 1989! I believe that this Amicus Productions horror anthology film was originally theatrically released stateside by Paramount Pictures which may or may not still have copyright ownership. The Amicus Productions horror film THE SKULL (1965) is still under the ownership of Paramount and DR. TERROR'S HOUSE OF HORRORS (1965) may similarly find its way onto a DVD release via Legend Films. Of course this is all for the present just errant speculation. Jeff T.

#42 of 47 OFFLINE   Jeff Newcomb

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Posted August 05 2008 - 07:23 AM

I don't think that ULYSSES is a Republic property. I've got my fingers crossed for JOHNNY GUITAR too!

#43 of 47 OFFLINE   Thomas T

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Posted August 05 2008 - 10:06 AM

I have the old Wellspring release of Ulysses and will upgrade if the transfer is improved. Certainly, the cover jacket is an improvement. This was an Italian (not U.S.) production circa 1954 so was it wide screen? Lionsgate is also releasing a "Special Edition" of Capricorn One on DVD on October 14, 2008. No details on the "extras" which would make it a special edition but hopefully it will be a better transfer than the old Artisan disc and anamorphic as well.

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Posted August 05 2008 - 11:36 PM

Lionsgate also have Alberto De Martino's 1977 fun Omen rip-off Rain of Fire (aka Holocaust 2000) scheduled for release on 28 October.

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Posted August 06 2008 - 01:46 AM

ULYSSES was originally planned and announced for 3-D. They even made a promotional View-Master reel for it. But just before the start of principal photography, those plans were scrapped and the film was shot for widescreen instead.

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Posted October 17 2008 - 01:08 AM

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#47 of 47 OFFLINE   Thomas T

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Posted October 17 2008 - 06:06 AM

First Kino drops Man On The Eiffel Tower from its schedule with no explanation and now Lionsgate does the same thing with Ulysses. Hmmm ... I'm hoping they discovered better film elements and are remastering, otherwise one would think that before announcing a title that everything would be in place for a release but then there's the Fox delays that hounded both Laura and Boomerang after being announced then pulled before their eventual release.




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