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1956's "Bad Seed" .... Would Love To See A DVD Release!! Wouldn't You??


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#1 of 42 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted February 17 2002 - 12:03 PM

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Don't you love this Orig. Bad Seed??!!
I have the full-screen VHS version, which is really pretty decent in quality. But, a WS DVD would be welcome in my collection to be sure!
Who else is a Bad Seed fan? Didn't see the newer one. Any good? Can't compete with the '56 I'll bet!
Anybody know if a DVD is in the offing?

And remember ..... >> "They got a little BLUE [electric] chair for little boys .... and a little PINK chair for little gals!!!" -- Henry Jones as "Leroy"

>> "That know-it-all Monica Breedlove! Thinks nobody knows anything but her! Well, she don't got long to go anyway. The old heffer's about ready for the canner's!!"
-- Jones again (he's a riot in this movie!!) Posted Image Posted Image

#2 of 42 OFFLINE   John Fleming

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Posted February 17 2002 - 02:15 PM

David,

Yes indeed! This is a fun, intriguing film...I have it on VHS Posted Image also. It's pretty disturbing even these days, considering what that angelic looking little girl does to exact revenge on people that "get on the bad side of the bad seed" Posted Image I'd recommend this movie to anyone who hasn't seen it - the ending is pretty eerie also. Man, would I love to see a bangup job done on a DVD of this one...a commentary by (the now an adult) Patty McCormack would would be a must. I assume Warner Bros. would release this one - anyone know for sure though?

Who else would like to see the original The Bad Seed released on DVD?!

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#3 of 42 OFFLINE   Tiffany A

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Posted February 17 2002 - 02:34 PM

Yes, I believe a DVD would be awesome. I tried to buy a vhs on ebay a couple of years agao...but never was around at the end of an auction.

Do you guys believe that "pure evil" can be inherited, as in the movie? Just wondering....

#4 of 42 OFFLINE   Steve Felix

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Posted February 17 2002 - 03:18 PM

Coincidentally, my sister and her boyfriend played Rhoda and Leroy in their high school production this year. I read the book but haven't seen the movie (with its apparently different ending) so a DVD would be great!

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#5 of 42 OFFLINE   RobertR

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Posted February 17 2002 - 03:30 PM

Ah, nature vs. nurture. The ongoing debate. Posted Image

#6 of 42 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted February 17 2002 - 04:48 PM

Another terrific little flick I haven't seen for a long time. Hurry up with that dvd!

#7 of 42 OFFLINE   Brett Hancock

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Posted February 17 2002 - 06:55 PM

I would love to see this one on DVD. Definitely one to grace the collection.

#8 of 42 OFFLINE   Jon Robertson

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Posted February 17 2002 - 08:05 PM

Without a flicker of a shadow of a doubt, I'd pick it up instantly.

Let's hope they keep the ultra-camp epilogue too!

#9 of 42 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted February 17 2002 - 09:30 PM

Yes indeed Jon Robertson!!!

That epilogue is something! It IS on my VHS version, thank goodness.

Although I can see why L. Maltin (and no doubt others) hate its inclusion into the final film. As Maltin says in his official review: it is kind of a "corny Hollywoodized ending". But I liked it anyhow.

#10 of 42 OFFLINE   Vickie_M

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Posted February 18 2002 - 01:03 AM

I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!! It's been a favorite since I was a kid. I have the VHS, and would buy the DVD in a heartbeat!

Heh, something fun to look for with a file-sharing program is a song called "Leroy" by the group Fibonaccis. The singer plays "Rhoda" and sings snatches of dialogue from the film. "Leroy, give me those shoes!!" It's short, but will bring a smile to the face of anyone who loves this film.

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#11 of 42 OFFLINE   Jon Robertson

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Posted February 18 2002 - 01:16 AM

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As Maltin says in his official review: it is kind of a "corny Hollywoodized ending".

Are you sure he isn't referring to the way the story resolves itself? In the original stage play,
she just gets away with it, and shows no remorse for her sadistic killings.


I've always found the film genuinely disturbing and unsettling, especially the death of
Leroy the gardener
though never less than totally compelling.

#12 of 42 OFFLINE   Matthew_S

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Posted February 18 2002 - 02:37 AM

this is a good one. I'd give it a buy.

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Posted February 18 2002 - 04:35 AM

Warners releasing a 46 year old B&W film? Dream on!! I'll hang on to my Laserdisk of the film.
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#14 of 42 OFFLINE   RobertR

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Posted February 18 2002 - 04:50 AM

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#15 of 42 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted February 18 2002 - 07:16 AM

There is quite a difference between what is arguably the greatest film ever made and a melodrama made with second tier actors.
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#16 of 42 OFFLINE   Jon Robertson

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Posted February 18 2002 - 07:29 AM

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#17 of 42 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted February 18 2002 - 08:15 AM

I would love to see Warners release this film on DVD with some nice extras, but this studio's policies seem to point to a major reluctance to releasing this sort of title. And I do not buy their argument that it is not economical to release these titles because they sure released a lot of Laserdiscs that had a very narrow audience. If it is a question of the source materials being in bad shape, then they should say so.
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#18 of 42 OFFLINE   Jon Robertson

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Posted February 18 2002 - 09:44 AM

We might give MGM a lot of crap, but at least their commitment, schedule-wise, to their back catalogue is unparalleled among the major studios.

#19 of 42 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted February 18 2002 - 09:51 AM

That is true & I'm supporting MGM's effort by buying a lot of catalog titles!
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Posted February 18 2002 - 12:02 PM

"You can wash and you can wash and there'll still be some left."



"The Bad Seed" is at the top of my most wanted list.

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