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"A Midnight Clear" is coming from Columbia. My fingers are crossed.

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#1 of 61 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted March 18 2002 - 01:30 PM

Just read that this DVD is coming out in June from Columbia on June 4th. This movie is a real sleeper, I recommend it highly. It better be widescreen!

#2 of 61 OFFLINE   Bill J

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Posted March 18 2002 - 02:15 PM

Where did you read that, Jay? I hope that it is true, because it's a great WWII film.

#3 of 61 OFFLINE   Patrick Mirza

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Posted March 18 2002 - 03:37 PM

Columbia has announced it... no disc specs yet though.

#4 of 61 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted March 18 2002 - 05:23 PM

Hey Y'all! Just read at DVDFile that this is coming june 4th! Cool...... And...Just picked up "Waking the Dead" today for $9.99!! Peace! D

#5 of 61 OFFLINE   Dan V

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Posted March 18 2002 - 05:38 PM

Great news, I been waiting for the release, very good little known war movie.

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Posted March 18 2002 - 06:29 PM

A great WWII movie, released in 1992 before they became "cool" again. However... I have the laser of this - it's from Columbia and it's full-frame. Given Columbia's recent trend toward releasing full-frame DVDs of smaller titles, I am concerned that this will be another non-OAR release.
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#7 of 61 OFFLINE   Jason Merrick

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Posted March 18 2002 - 07:06 PM

I, too, loved this film! When I managed a video store right after high school, I used to recommend this regularly (along with One False Move, my two most often recommended films). Wasn't this Gary Sinise's feature debut?

#8 of 61 OFFLINE   Justin Doring

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Posted March 18 2002 - 07:36 PM

YES! This is one of those unknown jems that I've been waiting for. I just hope it's not P&S!
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#9 of 61 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted March 18 2002 - 09:22 PM

OAR is all I ask, and I promise to buy a copy!

#10 of 61 OFFLINE   Mike Friedrich

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Posted March 18 2002 - 09:45 PM

~ Well great news so far at least, I wonder if there's any way we can solicit Columbia for a assured WS release to calm our fears , but it seems that at this point in time it has already been determined. Posted Image Posted Image crossed

I just hope we don't have to start another petition every time a studio doesn't see things in "A Midnight Clear" !

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#11 of 61 OFFLINE   Bill J

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Posted March 18 2002 - 10:01 PM

What are the chances of it not being OAR?

#12 of 61 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted March 19 2002 - 09:19 AM

Bill Since this is a lesser known title, I'm very worried about it's OAR. I urge everyone to sign the petition so that we won't have a future of crossing our fingers and wondering if a title we want will be OAR.

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Posted March 19 2002 - 01:56 PM

The titles that Columbia have recently announced for full frame or p&s release are all comedies or family fare. They obviously are going with some of the market research that says that these titles sell better in that format. On the other hand, for all serious dramas and arthouse movies, and I would put this one somewhere in between, all of their releases have been OAR. I wouldn't worry a bit.

#14 of 61 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted March 19 2002 - 02:00 PM

Sorry Cary, but I wouldn't call films such as The Scent of Green Papaya, 84 Charing Cross Road or Cowboy comedies or family fare. You're arguement doesn't hold much weight.

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Posted March 19 2002 - 08:32 PM

I really want this movie on DVD, but if it's not OAR I won't buy it. Hope they don't mess it up.

#16 of 61 OFFLINE   Bruce Hedtke

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Posted March 20 2002 - 10:26 AM

If it is widescreen (and anamorphic, lets not forget that Posted Image ), I will definitely buy it. Otherwise, it will become a Heavenly Creatures sort of victim: a film I desperately, desperately want but won't buy.

The Mads are calling

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Posted March 20 2002 - 04:22 PM

[rant]I DON'T BELIEVE THIS!!!!![/rant]



First up A Midnight Clear, a small film with a passionate following. Unfortunately, that following is likely to be disappointed with this release. Columbia has elected to present it in full frame only with English and French 2.0 surround tracks, and only the trailer and filmographies as extras. Retail is $19.95.


And this was gonna be a birthday present to myself...this absolutely bites.
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Posted March 20 2002 - 04:32 PM

What a flaming pile of bullshit!

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Posted March 20 2002 - 05:00 PM

I just signed the ongoing petition to try to address Columbia non-OAR releases. This is the

thread to see where folks are talking about it.

Suffice to say their butchering of this film has REALLY pissed me off.

Cruise on over to sign up, and remember: BE CIVIL ABOUT IT! Nothing will turn them off our efforts quicker than being rude about it.

#20 of 61 OFFLINE   Brian E

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Posted March 20 2002 - 05:24 PM

Noooooooooooooooooo!!!! Posted Image

Guess I won't be buying then.

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