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#1 of 18 Jay E

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Posted May 05 2010 - 11:59 PM

Up for pre-orrder at DVD Empire. $14.95 retail price.

I am only interested in The Great Waldo pepper but hopefully all will be OAR...you never know with Universal.

The Allnighter
Cross My Heart
Going Berserk
The Great Waldo Pepper
The Greek Tycoon
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn
'Night Mother'


I misspelled Waldo in the title header - can a Mod please fix? Thanks!




#2 of 18 Jon Hertzberg

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Posted May 06 2010 - 03:11 AM

Interesting that these titles will be pressed DVDs rather than placed in the Universal Vault DVD-R series, where, it would seem, titles like these would go in this day and age.  I can still picture the old VHS boxes for just about all of these.

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Posted May 06 2010 - 03:14 AM

After years of waiting and watching for The Great Waldo Pepper, I just bought the Australian edition because it's letterboxed in the proper aspect ratio -- letterboxed, as in non-anamorphic. The image quality is slightly better than a vhs. This is a director''s film, and to watch it letterboxed is to learn George Roy Hill's set-ups and staging. So I'm satisfied with that. But what bothers me is the 4% PAL speed-up. On some films it isn't noticeable, but it wreaks havoc with the subtle timing of The Great Waldo Pepper. Let's hope Universal will do  a proper job with the domestic edition.

I would be interested in Metalstorm: the Destruction of Jared Sin if it were in a polarized 3-D process. It is actually a well-made stereoscopic film, and one of the best uses of the twin-lens / single-camera / over-under system. The film makers and stereoscopic consultant worked hard to get the 3-D right. Without 3-D, it's just another poverty-row indy about the apocalypse with obnoxious music.


#4 of 18 Martin Teller

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Posted May 06 2010 - 03:55 AM

The Allnighter is a terrible, terrible movie.


#5 of 18 Mike Frezon

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Posted May 06 2010 - 04:26 AM

I've got the old snapper of The Great Waldo Pepper.  There aren't any known issues with that are there?  Has it just been OOP?

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#6 of 18 Thomas T

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Posted May 06 2010 - 05:12 AM

Only two titles interest me: THE GREEK TYCOON and NIGHT MOTHER. Despite Universal's botch on THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW on the Stanwyck set, I'll assume these two titles will be in their wide screen ratio.

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Posted May 06 2010 - 11:42 AM

I just paid a visit to DVDEmpire, hoping to order THE GREAT WALDO PEPPER, THE GREEK
TYCOON and 'NIGHT MOTHER'.  I couldn't find a listing for 'NIGHT MOTHER'. Also, WALDO
PEPPER and GREEK TYCOON are both listed as "full screen". I'd like to pick these up while
they're on sale, but don't dare now. Does anyone have more info?



#8 of 18 walter o

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Posted May 07 2010 - 05:58 AM



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Originally Posted by Mike Frezon 

I've got the old snapper of The Great Waldo Pepper.  There aren't any known issues with that are there?  Has it just been OOP?
 
The only issue with that DVD is it is fullscreen, and not OAR. The film was shot 2:35.


#9 of 18 Mike Frezon

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Posted May 07 2010 - 06:10 AM

Thanks, Walter.  I picked it up at a used shop many years ago. 

It was a knee-jerk purchase because it was a DVD I had never even known existed before so I figured it might've been hard to come by. 

I never even realized it was MAR.  My bad. 

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted May 13 2010 - 04:31 AM

This is really out of nowhere.  I thought studios were pretty much stopping catalog titles on DVD.  If Waldo Pepper is Anamorphic I'll get it.   There are quite a few Uni titles I would like to own still, hopefully they will release The Seduction of Joe Tynan, The Big Fix, The Brinks Job, September 30, 1955.  All of which have played on Cinemax in Hi Def over the past year or so.  Doubful they will ever see Blu ray, but if they have remastered transfers for Hi Def an upconverted DVD would be just fine.



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Posted May 13 2010 - 07:45 AM

If Universal is in the mood to release catalog titles, they can go ahead and re-release the ones they botched or neglected the first time:


The Game

Iceman

Death Becomes Her

Halloween II and III


 

 


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Posted July 29 2010 - 10:44 AM

Does anyone know if Waldo Pepper is OAR?



#13 of 18 Richard--W

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Posted July 30 2010 - 05:17 PM

Yes, the Universal disc is 2.35:1 and anamorphic.

Don't hesitate.

Buy It Now:


http://www.amazon.co...pd_bxgy_d_img_a



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Posted July 31 2010 - 08:41 AM



Originally Posted by Richard--W 

Yes, the Universal disc is 2.35:1 and anamorphic.

Don't hesitate.

Buy It Now:


http://www.amazon.co...pd_bxgy_d_img_a


Great news


Now if I can get confirmation on if 'Night, Mother and The Greek Tycoon is widescreen or, in fact, pan & scan, it would be most helpful.



#15 of 18 Mike Frezon

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Posted July 31 2010 - 08:56 AM

'Night Mother (1.85:1) and Metalstorm: Destruction of Jared-Syn (2.35:1) are both looking to be cropped for some odd reason.


I haven't heard of any issues with The Greek Tycoon.


I haven't seen these titles myself, but am only repeating what I've read elsewhere.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted August 07 2010 - 02:07 PM



Originally Posted by JoHud 




Great news


Now if I can get confirmation on if 'Night, Mother and The Greek Tycoon is widescreen or, in fact, pan & scan, it would be most helpful.


Both are pan & scan.



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Posted August 08 2010 - 03:49 AM

Actually, NIGHT MOTHER is full frame rather than P&S but either way, it's not in the original 1.85 aspect ratio. Unfortunately, THE GREEK TYCOON is P&S. It's original aspect ration should be 2.35 wide screen.



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Posted August 13 2010 - 04:18 AM

As a big fan of 80's comedies I picked up the Allnighter (and plan on buying Cross My Heart) and was pleasantly surprised with the film even though it's not really a comedy. I had a big crush on Susanna Hoffs back in the day so that was a big factor in the purchase as well. Catalog releases are becoming a rare phenomenon these days so it was nice of Universal to provide these even though the disc doesn't even have a menu.