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Olive' Films' first wave in July


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#1 of 25 OFFLINE   RafaelPires

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Posted April 22 2010 - 12:03 PM

Classic Flix announces the first wave of Olive's Paramount licensed films for a July 13th release.

The 4 titles are:

Dark City (1950)
Union Station (1950)
Appointment with Danger (1951)
Crack in the World (1965)

Retail price is $24.95, but all retail sellers will have it for less.

Here is the link, with cover art: http://www.classicfl...86ab95e0d31102d

Yes, they are a bit expensive (but no as much as the WB archives dvd-R discs) and cover art is not the best I've ever seen, but they are pressed discs and suposed to be restored, so I can't hardly wait to support this new venture! And I hope you'll do the same so we can get more Paramount classics in the future.


#2 of 25 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted April 22 2010 - 12:36 PM

I'll be buying three of these titles as I never cared for Crack in the World.





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#3 of 25 OFFLINE   Mike*HTF

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Posted April 22 2010 - 01:01 PM

I'll definitely be buying Appointment With Danger, Crack in the World, and Union Station.


#4 of 25 OFFLINE   ahollis

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Posted April 22 2010 - 01:14 PM

Damn put me down for all four.  I can not wait for Appointment with Danger and Union Station.
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#5 of 25 OFFLINE   borisfw

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Posted April 22 2010 - 01:17 PM

I'm in for all four . But 25 retail is a bit heavy for a standard no frills release .


#6 of 25 OFFLINE   Thomas T

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Posted April 22 2010 - 02:32 PM

I think the cover art is terrific! And I'd pay $29.99 for this stuff! Everyone is upset about the lack of pressed catalog titles in the market place yet they'll find something to point out as not to their liking. Would you prefer Paramount put them out as MOD discs?

Anyway, most likely these discs will retail around $17.99-$19.99 and remember Olive is licensing them from Paramount, they didn't get them for free. And yes, I'll be getting all four.

#7 of 25 OFFLINE   Richard Gallagher

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Posted April 22 2010 - 03:29 PM

I can live without Crack in the World, but the other three are must-haves.

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#8 of 25 OFFLINE   BethHarrison

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Posted April 22 2010 - 03:31 PM

The first three sound like great films, but $25 each is pricey.

I've seen Crack in the World which I thought was hysterically funny, but I don't think that was the intention of the filmmakers.


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Posted April 22 2010 - 05:14 PM

Most welcome and long overdue. Three interesting noirs from the classic period and a worthwhile sci-fi noir. I won't be buying any $20-25 DVD's although I've been wanting all four titles for a long time. No doubt the price will come down on amazon or somewhere.

What are the other Paramount films licensed by Olive, does anyone know?


#10 of 25 OFFLINE   Richard--W

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Posted April 22 2010 - 05:16 PM



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Originally Posted by BethHarrison 
I've seen Crack in the World which I thought was hysterically funny, but I don't think that was the intention of the filmmakers.
Crack In the World is hysterically funny?
I must be confusing it with something else.


#11 of 25 OFFLINE   BethHarrison

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Posted April 22 2010 - 06:50 PM



Quote:
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Crack In the World is hysterically funny?
I must be confusing it with something else.
That was just my response to it. Maybe it is a serious film, but it just didn't work for me at all.



#12 of 25 OFFLINE   Livius

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Posted April 22 2010 - 08:30 PM

I'll be getting all four of these.
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#13 of 25 OFFLINE   Nebiroth

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Posted April 22 2010 - 09:04 PM

Crack in the World is scientifically implausible now, but it was made before the science of plate tectonics was widely accepted, so it's forgiveable. I thought the rest of it was really very well realised. The special effects remain superb.


#14 of 25 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

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Posted April 22 2010 - 10:27 PM

I've been waiting for DARK CITY for a long time. I'll be getting that one for sure, but I've never seen any of the others. I may try out CRACK IN THE WORLD.

This is a good thing .

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Everyone is upset about the lack of pressed catalog titles in the market place yet they'll find something to point out as not to their liking. Would you prefer Paramount put them out as MOD discs?
 

Right you are, Thomas.

#15 of 25 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted April 23 2010 - 12:06 AM

I'm down for all 4!

The price is a little high, but I want to support Olive films and the future of pressed catalog films.

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Posted April 23 2010 - 12:35 AM

Ouch!  I wish these listed at $19.99 or $14.99 instead, but I'll still try to pick up a couple to support Olive's venture.

Also, remember that Legend's Paramount films were similarly expensive upon release, but within a year or two you could get them for $5 each online.  So if you can wait...


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Posted April 23 2010 - 03:31 AM

I always wanted to check out Crack In the World but I don't know if it ever got a video release. Decent flick, but typically 60's-cheesy and melodramatic. Maybe if this had come out on DVD five or six years ago I would've been all over it.
 

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Posted April 23 2010 - 03:41 AM

Will be getting the three Noirs. July is Noir-heaven this year. :)

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Posted April 23 2010 - 04:10 AM



Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay E 

I'm down for all 4!

The price is a little high, but I want to support Olive films and the future of pressed catalog films.
Same here, I will support this for the future generations.


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Posted April 23 2010 - 05:35 AM

I'll be getting all four. Very pleased Olive's first wave is front-loaded entirely with films I really want. Pity that it looks like no trailers will be included. A decade ago, when it was still commercial-free and ran many Paramount titles, AMC was airing a nice-looking trailer for CRACK IN THE WORLD. It's up somewhere on YouTube these days.

I'm hoping Wave 2 will include SANDS OF THE KALAHARI, my most-wanted catalog DVD of all.

Yeah, CRACK IN THE WORLD doesn't square with modern science... unlike recent films like ARMAGEDDON, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, THE CORE, 2012, et al, which any fool will tell you are 100% scientifically accurate...

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