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SCROOGE (Albert Finney) is coming this October to Blu-ray!


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#1 of 117 Dave Mack

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Posted November 29 2008 - 04:36 PM

I see that it's on HDnet next week. They just recently showed "Saturday Night Fever", also a Paramount title that Ron has confirmed is coming to BD next year.

Ron? Any news? Would be great to have but until then I'm sure the HDnet version will tide me over.

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#2 of 117 MatthewA

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Posted November 29 2008 - 04:56 PM

It was on HDNet Movies last year, too. Just because it's on that channel doesn't mean it's coming.

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Posted November 29 2008 - 05:59 PM

Ah. Didn't know it was on last year. They just showed "SNF" also from paramount which IS coming which is why I thought it was possible. (Obviously not for this season but maybe next)
Perhaps Ron who is also a fan of the film can find out.

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Posted November 30 2008 - 12:21 AM

I have this set on my DVR to record, and I hope CBS/Paramount gets this out next Christmas.

Albert Finney (who is still a working actor), Leslie Bricusse, and Ronald Neame are still with us.

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Posted December 01 2008 - 05:03 AM

If it's coming, I hope they at least did a little clean-up on whatever print they use. The print on the current dvd looks kinda shabby. And if they have audio commentary by Finney & Bricusse?? I'm in!
 

 


#6 of 117 Mark Walker

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Posted December 01 2008 - 07:40 AM

This is my favorite holiday film.
I was thrilled to get an OAR DVD release.
Now I would be even more thrilled to the Blu-Ray,
as it seemed like it took forever for it to show up on DVD.

Paramount, please release DRAGONSLAYER on Blu-ray

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Vermithrax Pejorative deserves to be seen in high-def.


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Posted December 01 2008 - 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Mark Walker
This is my favorite holiday film.
I was thrilled to get an OAR DVD release.
Now I would be even more thrilled to the Blu-Ray,
as it seemed like it took forever for it to show up on DVD.

There's another seasonal favorite that is taking an even longer time to get an official (and remastered) DVD release: Jeff Goldblum's 1980 made-for-TV movie The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. It is still a fight and I can't seem to track down who exactly owns it. I'm afraid it may have fallen into obscurity. Both of these versions of "A Christmas Carol" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" used to air annually; thankful HDNet Movies has corrected this oversight with Scrooge. Wish someone would do the same for the other one.

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#8 of 117 Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 01 2008 - 09:32 PM

I'll echo the comment that just because it was shown on HDNET
doesn't mean a release is imminent.

I have heard nothing, but that doesn't mean anything either.

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Posted December 02 2008 - 12:53 AM

"Scrooge" has been airing on HDNET during the holidays for some time. I have been an HDNET subscriber for close to 5 years, and recall that the film has been part of their December lineup since at least 2006.

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Posted December 12 2008 - 06:12 PM

The HDNET showing of Scrooge looks badly washed out. The DVD looks much better.

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Posted December 12 2008 - 06:28 PM

I've never seen this version. I'd love to see it, especially in HD.

I collect all Scrooge/Christmas Carol movies on SDVD. This year I'm buying the 1979 Christmas Carol film starring Henry Winkler as scrooge.

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Posted December 18 2008 - 05:02 AM

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I've never seen this version. I'd love to see it, especially in HD.

I collect all Scrooge/Christmas Carol movies on SDVD. This year I'm buying the 1979 Christmas Carol film starring Henry Winkler as scrooge.

I'm not surprised you haven't seen it before. This gets constantly overlooked.

It's a fantastic adapation, one where Albert Finney gave one heck of a performance. The musical aspect is one of the most memorable and it will be stuck with you for the rest of your life (in a good way). And coming from someone who is not a fan of musicials at all, that is a high compliment.

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Posted December 18 2008 - 05:04 AM

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I'm not surprised you haven't seen it before. This gets constantly overlooked.

It's a fantastic adapation, one where Albert Finney gave one heck of a performance. The musical aspect is one of the most memorable and it will be stuck with you for the rest of your life (in a good way). And coming from someone who is not a fan of musicials at all, that is a high compliment.

Agreed. When I saw it in the theater back in the early 70s, I considered it an instant classic.

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Posted December 18 2008 - 05:55 AM

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I'm not surprised you haven't seen it before. This gets constantly overlooked.

It's a fantastic adapation, one where Albert Finney gave one heck of a performance. The musical aspect is one of the most memorable and it will be stuck with you for the rest of your life (in a good way). And coming from someone who is not a fan of musicials at all, that is a high compliment.

I just ordered it from Amazon. Probably won't arrive until after Christmas, but oh well. I'm looking forward to it.

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Posted December 19 2008 - 06:05 AM

Thank you very much!
 

 


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Posted August 23 2010 - 12:54 AM

 

Originally Posted by Ethan Riley 

If it's coming, I hope they at least did a little clean-up on whatever print they use. The print on the current dvd looks kinda shabby. And if they have audio commentary by Finney & Bricusse?? I'm in!


That is my hope, too, to hear from Albert Finney and Leslie Bricusse, along with the televised bumpers/end credits, if they begin working on this fairly soon.  White Christmas is on the schedule for November 2nd, and I'm hoping this is received well enough for the studio to go forward with Scrooge.



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Posted August 23 2010 - 04:11 AM

Yes, this film, is on the top of Paramount's list to release on Blu-ray - don't hold your breath - really, don't. It'll be years before this film is ever released, if it is ever released



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Posted July 23 2011 - 08:22 PM

Scrooge (1970) is being released by Paramount on October 11 on blu-ray. Amazon already has cover artwork up on their web site. For some reason, The Digital Bits reported that Richard Donner's Scrooged is being released on the same day, but I don't see any signs of it. I wonder if The Digital Bits mixed up two movies...

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Posted July 24 2011 - 12:23 AM



Originally Posted by GregoryMesh 

Scrooge (1970) is being released by Paramount on October 11 on blu-ray. Amazon already has cover artwork up on their web site.

For some reason, The Digital Bits reported that Richard Donner's Scrooged is being released on the same day, but I don't see any signs of it. I wonder if The Digital Bits mixed up two movies...



What a GREAT early Christmas present for all of us who admire that wonderful film so much!




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Posted July 24 2011 - 12:43 AM

This is GREAT news!! Walmart.com has it available for preorder :)


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