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WINGS (1927) when on DVD?


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#1 of 19 OFFLINE   Eric Huffstutler

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Posted October 27 2011 - 08:27 AM

It has been 8... yes eight long years since we first heard that Paramount was going to do a full restoration release of WINGS (1927) first Academy Award Best Picture film on DVD. There were numerous pushed back dates along the way including a same date as "The African Queen". Has anyone heard what happened or what is happening with this title... why hasn't it surfaced on DVD outside of Asian bootlegs? Thanks. Eric

#2 of 19 OFFLINE   John Morgan

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Posted October 27 2011 - 11:59 PM

A friend of mine recently participated in an interview as part of a Blu-Ray release coming from Paramount in early 2012. He saw part of the restoration and says "it's stunningly good".

#3 of 19 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted October 28 2011 - 03:19 AM

Yes, I've been seeing many hints that Paramount plans a 2012 release of the film on Blu-ray, and likely DVD as well.

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Posted October 28 2011 - 05:36 AM

I guess I won't have to watch my Thai copy anymore, soon enough! I'll keep the "Making of Wings" Documentary, though.


Great news! I'll be cautiously optimistic.


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#5 of 19 OFFLINE   Eric Huffstutler

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Posted October 28 2011 - 05:58 AM

Yes, very cautious. How long does it take to restore and release a movie? The Laser Disc version wasn't in bad shape so doubt they had all that much to do in the first place but 8-years, come on now.

#6 of 19 OFFLINE   Rob_Kozlowski

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Posted October 28 2011 - 06:50 AM

2012 is Paramount's 100th anniversary so if Wings ever comes to Blu-Ray or DVD, it would come next year, along with any other films made before 2000 that Paramount would ordinarily deem unreleasable.

#7 of 19 OFFLINE   Eric Huffstutler

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Posted October 28 2011 - 08:50 AM

Guess that makes sense.

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Posted November 14 2011 - 04:10 AM

Paramount gives a hard release date of January 24, 2012 for both DVD and Blu-ray.  No other details.

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Posted November 14 2011 - 04:21 AM

Brilliant news, Allen. :)
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#10 of 19 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted November 14 2011 - 04:24 AM

Great to see Paramount breaking into its 100th anniversary on such a strong note. I certainly did not expect it so early into the year. I hope this is a sign of things to come.

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Posted November 14 2011 - 05:35 AM




Originally Posted by JoHud 

Great to see Paramount breaking into its 100th anniversary on such a strong note. I certainly did not expect it so early into the year. I hope this is a sign of things to come.



With Oscar nominations out also January 24th, and the big show on February 26. Paramount has gotten smart by promoting as 100th anniversary and as the first Oscar Best Film.  But I do look forward to some other post 50 Paramount titles in 2012 such as hopefully Samson And Delilah.



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Posted November 14 2011 - 05:45 AM

Fantastic news! I've never seen and have been waiting for ages. I'll buy the blu



#13 of 19 OFFLINE   Mark-P

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Posted November 14 2011 - 05:59 AM

OMG! I've been waiting so long. For a film that's never (officially) been on DVD, how great that it's going straight to Blu.

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Posted November 14 2011 - 10:14 AM

WAHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is fantastic news! Now I can get rid of my Thai copy, but I will keep the documentary, The Making of Wings, that I made for my film class with it, as it looks like Paramount won't have any extras included. But, if you want to see the film's rerelease trailer, it's pretty easy to find on-line. You know, it's amazing how much you can find on the net about this 85 year old movie!


Being the FIRST best picture winner, and the fact that Wellman's son is a WEALTH of knowledge on the film and wrote a book about it's creation, it's a crying shame they couldn't do a "making of" like I did because the story of the film's creation is AMAZING and incredible.


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#15 of 19 OFFLINE   Richard M S

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Posted November 14 2011 - 04:17 PM

What a fascinating cover! Is it original artwork or a modern pastiche?

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Posted November 15 2011 - 09:35 AM




Originally Posted by Richard M S 

What a fascinating cover! Is it original artwork or a modern pastiche?


What are you looking at??




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#17 of 19 OFFLINE   ahollis

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Posted November 15 2011 - 12:50 PM




Originally Posted by battlebeast 

What are you looking at??


This! It is really great!


http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/


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#18 of 19 OFFLINE   Pete York

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Posted November 16 2011 - 08:25 AM

Compared to this and we can see what the changes were:


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Posted November 16 2011 - 04:57 PM

If you'd care to see a big collection of Wings movie posters and other memorabilia, I have a you tube video here:





and, if you'd care to see my "Making of Wings" video, you can see part one here (It's really good.):





All four parts are there. It runs about 36 minutes.


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