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#1 of 10 Number 6

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Posted September 06 2013 - 08:02 PM

Just curious if anyone has any word on a decent release (heck, I'd even take a good DVD) of the movie FM, from 1978. A blu would be the dream, for sure, but something tells me that this thing is being held up by (several) music rights issues. (A fantastic soundtrack.)

 

Something of a cult favourite, not a blockbuster, not by any means, I remember it being a fun, solid film that really worked in the (loud) theatre. The sequence with Queen's "We Will Rock You" was goose-bump inducing. (Though, that could have been the volume in the theatre and the fact I was 14. :) )

 

 There is a (really expensive) out of print DVD: http://www.amazon.co...keywords=fm dvd


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#2 of 10 Number 6

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Posted September 06 2013 - 08:06 PM

Hmmm.... on the other hand... reading the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Could be I'm remembering this through the lens of a that 14 year old amazed to hear a cool soundtrack played loudly in a theatre. :) 

 

But on yet another hand, the reviews for it on Amazon are decent.

 

Anyway, any word on this--or even a line on an affordable copy of the DVD--would be appreciated!


Edited by Number 6, September 06 2013 - 08:21 PM.


#3 of 10 Mark_TB

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Posted September 07 2013 - 06:07 PM

I'd also love a Blu-ray disc of this.  Like Number 6, I was a teenager (16) when I saw this.  It was in a "movie theater" in Thedford, Nebraska, when the family was camping in the nearby National Forest.  It was actually an insurance agent's office that became the town's theater on Friday and Saturday nights, complete with what seemed to be a bed sheet on the wall for a screen.  Anyway, the parents dropped us off while they went out for steaks and beer, and all I remember is having a great time.

 

And yes, this is one of the all-time great rock'n'roll soundtracks.  Still gets a lot of play here.

 

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Posted September 07 2013 - 06:29 PM

Hmmm.... on the other hand... reading the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Could be I'm remembering this through the lens of a that 14 year old amazed to hear a cool soundtrack played loudly in a theatre. :)

But on yet another hand, the reviews for it on Amazon are decent.

Anyway, any word on this--or even a line on an affordable copy of the DVD--would be appreciated!


Yes this is certainly a movie to look at through rosé colored lens, but I love it. This was the first film
I saw in Dolby Stereo. I have fond memories if this and the soundtrack.
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#5 of 10 Jesse Skeen

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Posted September 07 2013 - 09:40 PM

My friend has this DVD but it's rotted and no longer plays. I have the letterboxed laserdisc, which at least I can still watch.


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Posted September 09 2013 - 07:41 AM

I thought I had this one in a Roger Corman collection, but I was mixing it up with Gasssssss. I'd buy this if it got a release, maybe email/post on Shout Factory  facebook page about it. They recently put out a blu of "Roadie", so this title should certainly be in their wheelhouse.


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#7 of 10 schan1269

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Posted September 09 2013 - 10:08 AM

FM, Detroit Rock City...many movies of this ilk could be released as a "combo Blu pack" if certain heads that be would work together...(ha ha).

 

Here's a few that would work together...

 

Rock Star

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Rock of Ages(already out, but does it sell?)

"Something Abba"

FM

DRC

Spinal Tap(stands on it own and already out)

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar(technically not the same theme...but, if you include Hedwig...)

 

You could add more



#8 of 10 Stephen_J_H

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Posted September 11 2013 - 05:56 AM

FM would be ripe for someone like Shout! Factory to release.
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Posted September 12 2013 - 05:13 PM

An official FM release would also now memorialize something gone forever: a live singing performance by Linda Ronstadt.

 

:(

 

I recall "Tumbling Dice" and perhaps one other number?


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#10 of 10 JohnMor

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Posted September 13 2013 - 08:38 AM

An official FM release would also now memorialize something gone forever: a live singing performance by Linda Ronstadt.

 

:(

 

I recall "Tumbling Dice" and perhaps one other number?

 

Yep, "Poor, Poor Pitiful Me."

 

:(







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