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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Brad Vautrinot

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Posted January 10 2009 - 03:51 AM

Has anyone heard anything about this movie being released? I'd like to retire my LD of same.

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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted January 13 2009 - 06:17 AM

Haven't heard anything but I'd sure like to get a DVD of this. I remember seeing it in the theater a million years ago and really enjoying it.

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   Mark Cappelletty

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Posted January 19 2009 - 09:37 AM

Any LA fans-- there's a screening at the Egyptian this Saturday night (1/24) at 7:30 PM

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Reggie W

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Posted January 21 2009 - 02:24 AM

I've heard no news about it but I agree it should be on DVD, it's a very funny film. There are many films that feature Alan Arkin that are not available on DVD. I think this is a shame as he is a fantastic actor and hilarious when doing comedy. Arkin and Caan (also a favorite of mine) seem to almost be forgotten stars of the 1970s.

Where are these films that feature Mr. Arkin?


The Seven-Percent-Solution

Simon

Hearts of the West

Deadhead Miles



And these with Caan?


Hide in Plain Sight

Slither

The Rain People

Rabbit, Run

#5 of 11 OFFLINE   questrider

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Posted August 27 2012 - 04:01 AM

This is available as a Warner Bros. "manufactured on demand" to DVD-R. http://www.wbshop.co...rom=availableIn http://www.amazon.co...ie and the Bean I was wondering if anyone from here has seen it and whether it's worth the $20 or does it look and sound (listed as Mono 1.0) horrible? You can also download it for $15. It seems pretty pricey for a 70s movie that probably hasn't been restored whatsoever. I too saw this in the theater as a kid and several times later on in the 80s on cable. Would love to see it again. Especially in 2.40:1. Perhaps I'll take a chance on the download in that it says you can burn it to a DVD (although since I've never done this before I have no confidence in such an endeavor because it's a Windows Media file and I am suspicious that the the Microsoft DRM will wreak havoc).

#6 of 11 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted August 27 2012 - 04:10 AM

I bought it way back when they still had the James Caan valu-pak for sale, yet I haven't gotten around to watching it. I'll have a look at it this week.

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   jdee28

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Posted August 27 2012 - 09:05 AM

I saw the Archive disc. It looks and sounds pretty good. It looks like a new remastering, probably done for TV.

#8 of 11 OFFLINE   mdnitoil

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Posted August 28 2012 - 12:38 AM

Buyer beware, the burning to disc option on the download probably isn't what you think. You are literally burning the file to a disc, not creating a playable MOD disc. It's purely for storage purposes.

#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted August 28 2012 - 02:21 AM

In the 3.5 years since Reggie W posted his list all of those Caan/Arkin films have appeared on MOD discs, except DEADHEAD MILES.

#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Jon Hertzberg

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Posted August 28 2012 - 03:38 AM

In the 3.5 years since Reggie W posted his list all of those Caan/Arkin films have appeared on MOD discs, except DEADHEAD MILES.

Not sure if it's still there, but DEADHEAD MILES has been available for streaming on Netflix Instant...like a lot of the Paramount titles there, it looks to be an old television master they've thrown up on Netflix. For a film that's been nearly impossible to see until then, it's more than acceptable.

#11 of 11 OFFLINE   questrider

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Posted August 28 2012 - 11:55 AM

Buyer beware, the burning to disc option on the download probably isn't what you think. You are literally burning the file to a disc, not creating a playable MOD disc. It's purely for storage purposes.

That's what I was afraid of.