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Who here is excited about the Blake Edwards news?


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#1 of 20 John Kilduff

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Posted February 14 2002 - 07:01 AM

I know I am.

Yes, "Victor/Victoria" has been delayed, but that's because Warner is bringing more Edwards titles to coincide with the "V/V" release.

We all know about "The Great Race", but if you like "Skin Deep" and "S.O.B" (major "S.O.B" fan here), they're coming out too.

Way to go, Warner. Just do it in OAR, and we'll be happy.

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#2 of 20 Mark Zimmer

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Posted February 14 2002 - 07:06 AM

Knowing Warner, The Great Race will be P&S. Posted Image After all, it's a catalog family film. Posted Image

#3 of 20 george kaplan

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Posted February 14 2002 - 09:52 AM

I'm excited, though I would be pissed if this isn't OAR. I'm sure I'm not as excited as Scott Weinberg though Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (for those of you who didn't catch it in another thread, Scott loves Blake Edwards directing Posted Image).
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#4 of 20 Will_B

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Posted February 14 2002 - 10:48 AM

Skin Deep was awesome! I hope they include some behind the scenes materials.

Remember when Ritter was on the Larry Sanders Show and got into a fistfight with Ebert over "Skin Deep"?

(Yes, I realize it was fiction, it was still funny!)
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#5 of 20 Moe Dickstein

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Posted February 14 2002 - 10:55 AM

calm down lol - all the films are scope!

my peeve is that my favorite BE film (SOB) is getting NO Extras, while Skin Deep gets a commentary and featurette!

I understand V/V getting extras, as it is the "hit" of the bunch, but was SD that big?

I'd be interested to hear JA comment about the scene where she "shows (her) boobies"

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#6 of 20 David Brashear

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Posted February 14 2002 - 01:05 PM

Wow, this is great news. Let's hope Warner releases these films in OAR. Edwards is one of the best examples of a director who uses the entire frame for jokes and gags. Now where is "A Fine Mess" Columbia!

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Posted February 14 2002 - 01:14 PM

Looking forward to Victor/Victoria, S.O.B. and Skin Deep. Shame that S.O.B. doesn't get the extras it deserves. Oh well, I hope the transfer for it is good. Looking forward to watching the glow in the dark scene in SD....heh,heh now that was a classic scene.Posted Image
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Posted February 14 2002 - 01:34 PM

chill... the press release states that all will be OAR and 16x9 enhanced. wanrer has yet to P&S a 2.35:1 film...

#9 of 20 Will_B

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Posted February 14 2002 - 02:14 PM

Where're you reading this press release? I dont see it at Digital Bits or DVDFile.
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#10 of 20 Richard Ruffner

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Posted February 14 2002 - 02:22 PM

http://www.dvdfile.c....greatrace.html
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#11 of 20 Donnie Eldridge

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Posted February 14 2002 - 02:44 PM

Victor/Victoria is a definite must have. I wish I still had my old laserdisc.
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#12 of 20 David Lambert

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Posted February 14 2002 - 10:01 PM

Who's exited? [rant]ME!![/rant]

As soon as I saw the news yesterday morning, I dashed off this note to co-worker/fellow HTFer Randy Duncan:
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Y'know how irritated I was that Victor/Victoria was delayed until 6/4? Well, now the real reason comes to light:


It's being joined by 3 other Blake Edwards films that day, all on DVD for the first time:

S.O.B. (...yeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!)
The Great Race (...whoa!)
Skin Deep (...my distant cousin wearing a glow-in-the-dark condom? I think I'll pass! Posted Image )

All widescreen, all with new transfers (TGR remastered from restored elements), all with extras (including a Blake/Julie commentary on V/V!! Unbelievable!), and all of them listing for just $19.98!!!

And from Warner Brothers, of all studios! {thud}

Here's the actual press release (note that some info in the S.O.B. section is wrong; Richard Mulligan's name is substituted by William Holden's): http://www.dvdfile.c....greatrace.html


Now if I can just get past this thing of buying DVD's for myself on my wife's birthday....

DAVE


I would have posted the news here, but I was short of time and I figured someone would get to it, as indeed happened!

Oh, and yes...that's my wife's birthday. She enjoys V/V, and won't mind adding that to our collection, but she knows that this is a "David" movie (one of my all-time favorites) and there won't be any mistake that this is not a present for her but rather one for me! Posted Image NOW I have to get it past her that I'm buying a 2nd movie, also one of my faves, that happens to include "Mary Poppins' topless scene"! Posted Image


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#13 of 20 Scott Weinberg

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Posted February 14 2002 - 10:06 PM

For the record:

I LOVED S.O.B.! Most likely my favorite Blake Edwards movie ever.

But I'm still not a fan, george! Posted Image


#14 of 20 Peter Avellino

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Posted February 15 2002 - 04:06 AM

I love Blake Edwards. I really, really love Blake Edwards.

I am almost verrrry happy to hear about this. But...

WHY no extras on S.O.B., which just might be his best film?

Why, for god's sake, Why?????????
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#15 of 20 Jay E

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Posted February 15 2002 - 04:55 AM

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WHY no extras on S.O.B., which just might be his best film?


Beacuse Warner, of all the major studios, is the most ignorant of their library and what it contains. I'm glad they're releasing titles, but some of the choices they make in what they choose to release leaves me dumbfounded.

#16 of 20 Jeff Swindoll

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Posted February 16 2002 - 02:07 AM

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Warner, of all the major studios, is the most ignorant of their library

This is rather sad Posted Image. However, how come Blake Edwards didnt push for some extras on SOB? I dont know what he thinks of the film, but I know alot of people consider it his best or one of his betters.
Tis a pity that Professor Fate and the Great Leslie couldnt have gotten together one last time for an interview or commentary, RIP Professor. Robert Preston is also missed.
Speaking of that, WB (or any studio for that matter) needs to start educating themselves about their film libraries and laying down interviews,etc. while the talent are still on the planet. Stop relying on the suits, they dont know a damn thing about movies!! Posted Image
It would also appear that WB (maybe even Edwards) didnt want to do commentaries unless a co-star would participate too. Why no Edwards/Andrews commentary on SOB?
Why no box set of all 4 titles? They didnt box the Sinatra titles together either.
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#17 of 20 Charles de Lauzirika

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Posted February 16 2002 - 05:20 AM

"S.O.B." is easily my favorite Blake Edwards film. It's a shame that some of its biggest stars are no longer with us, but there are still several who are, such as Julie Andrews, Larry Hagman, Loretta Swit, Shelly Winters, Robert Loggia, etc. If the making of this film was even a tenth as fun and wild as the events that take place within it, a commentary or documentary would be highly entertaining and informative.

But even without any extras, it will be worth it just to finally have the misadventures of Felix, Cully, Ben and Dr. Finegarten on DVD, and especially in OAR.

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#18 of 20 David Lambert

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Posted February 16 2002 - 05:36 AM

Charlie, it is REALLY cool to know that someone "in the biz" like you are enjoys this film as much as I do! Posted Image
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#19 of 20 Greg_M

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Posted February 16 2002 - 05:44 AM

S.O.B. was originally released through Lorimar,(Warners never made the film) which may explain why there are no extras on the DVD. CBS/FOX released the video at one time.

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Posted February 16 2002 - 08:59 AM

I'm disappointed that Blake and Julie won't be providing commentary for S.O.B., I'd love to hear their comments on Mrs. Edwards' infamous topless scene.

Nevertheless, I'll probably buy Victor/Victoria, S.O.B, and maybe the Great Race.

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