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Universal starts to reissue now-OOP Image DVD titles.


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#1 of 27 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted December 10 2001 - 06:49 PM

DVD File announced that a ton of Universal Bob Hope films will be coming to DVD soon that were originally put out my image. It looks like new tranfers with some extras will be the "SE" versions. I hope this is the start of Universal putting out quality discs of the ones they originally gave to Image to work with (MST3K: TM, Marx Bros., Double Indemmity anyone?)

#2 of 27 OFFLINE   Neil S. Bulk

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Posted December 10 2001 - 07:03 PM

Bring on the Flash Gordon Special Edition!! Neil

#3 of 27 OFFLINE   Jeffrey Gray

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Posted December 10 2001 - 09:37 PM

Sixteen Candles is getting an SE in the near future (it was an Image title).

#4 of 27 OFFLINE   Ed St. Clair

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Posted December 10 2001 - 09:53 PM

Great news, thanks for the update.
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#5 of 27 OFFLINE   Esten

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Posted December 10 2001 - 10:05 PM

I heard a Carpenter/Piper commentary was recorded for 'They Live!',so i hope this is a possible Special Edition in the future.

#6 of 27 OFFLINE   Greg Black

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Posted December 10 2001 - 10:10 PM

The day that I can hold an honest-to-goodness Flash Gordon special edition in my hand, complete with a fully restored anamorphic transfer, commentary with the principal actors, and some nice behind the scenes footage and/or documentaries (if possible), will be the day that I actually forget all about the possibility of having the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Back to the Future trilogies on DVD.



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#7 of 27 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted December 11 2001 - 08:33 AM

Where's an anamorphic reissue of The Meaning of Life?

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then.


#8 of 27 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted December 11 2001 - 09:34 AM

Universal is releasing a box set of the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby road movies on 3/5. A couple of these were previous Image releases.

#9 of 27 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted December 11 2001 - 09:58 AM

And also a nice copy of The Seven Percent Solution. The original Image copy was grainy and not OAR. IIRC this was the FIRST DVD released by Image for Universal.
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#10 of 27 OFFLINE   Scott Shanks

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Posted December 11 2001 - 10:21 AM

I'll second the nomination for Double Indemnity!
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#11 of 27 OFFLINE   Joel C

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Posted December 11 2001 - 11:12 AM

An MST3K SE is my DVD dream title, the ne 'd pick to produce if I had the means.
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#12 of 27 OFFLINE   Kenneth English

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Posted December 11 2001 - 11:18 AM

Just got their new edition of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS and it's great (good anamorphic transfer + director commentary!)! Here's hoping it's an indicator of things to come.



** Oops. Just realized the header says "Universal". Oh well. MGM did a great job with this former Image title so my comments still apply. Sort of... Posted Image

#13 of 27 OFFLINE   Todd Stout

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Posted December 11 2001 - 11:20 AM

I'd like to see Prince of Darkness, They Live, and Andromeda Strain re-released by Universal as special editions.

#14 of 27 OFFLINE   Kevin M

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Posted December 15 2001 - 09:31 AM

A good transfer of Paul Schrader's Cat People would be nice.
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#15 of 27 OFFLINE   Jeff Ulmer

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Posted December 15 2001 - 10:18 AM

While there is little wrong with Fahrenheit 451 or Slaughterhouse 5, new anamorphic transfers from the same elements would be awesome. I'd also like to see a better version of Silent Running.

#16 of 27 OFFLINE   Derek U

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Posted December 15 2001 - 12:22 PM

I'd like to see better transfers of all of Paramount's Marx Brothers films. Derek

#17 of 27 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted December 15 2001 - 04:06 PM

Okay Universal, I want PRINCE OF DARKNESS and THEY LIVE special editions!

#18 of 27 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted December 15 2001 - 08:16 PM

Count me in for a Flash Gordon special edition as well. One other thing, was Dracula(1979) with Frank Langella an image title? I really, REALLY want Universal to do a special edition for this one.Posted Image
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#19 of 27 OFFLINE   ErikG

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Posted December 15 2001 - 10:05 PM

SE's I'd like to see: Flash Gordon Prince of Darkness Ghost Story Cat People
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Posted December 16 2001 - 09:21 AM

FLASH!.....AHAAAAAAAAAAAAA! He'll save every one of us! OH YEAH we need this bad! Demon Knight would be cool too. But, I've got four words for ya: Duck Soup: Collector's Edition.
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