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Electra Glide in Blue


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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Jon Smith

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Posted August 30 2002 - 10:50 AM

Are there any plans to release this on DVD ?

i saw it on TV a month back, i hadnt heard of it before but read in the TV guide it was 'cult' movie so i automatically assumed it was on DVD and i didnt record it
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i was absolutely blown away by it, was a fantastic film, especially loved the ending with its freeze frame.

but i discovered to my horror it is not available on DVD on any region Posted Image Nooooooooo

#2 of 11 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 30 2002 - 03:08 PM

I'd like to see this too! However, a DVD release might be a touchy issue now considering Robert Blake's current problems.

Edit: The ending is quite the shocker. Electra Glide in Blue would make an interesting double-bill with Easy Rider!

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted August 30 2002 - 04:19 PM

Don't know about a DVD release--though I'd think Blake's presence would make it more marketable (BARETTA episodes are coming to DVD)--but Showtime shows is fairly regularly, and almost always LTXed. Keep that tape handy. I find the scenes between Blake and Elisha Cook Jr. quite touching.

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Brad Vautrinot

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Posted August 31 2002 - 12:51 AM

I have been wondering for quite awhile why this hasn't made it to DVD. This is one of my prized laserdiscs that, fortunately, was released in its OAR and stereo sound. It was originally an MGM title but I don't know if they still hold the rights.
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#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Jon Smith

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Posted August 31 2002 - 05:09 AM

what problems has Blake got ?

#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Greg Z

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Posted August 31 2002 - 05:27 AM

He has been arrested for the murder of his wife.

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Ian Such

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Posted August 31 2002 - 07:50 AM

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Showtime shows is fairly regularly, and almost always LTXed. Keep that tape handy.
From what Jon said,I would imagine that he is from the UK (Electra Glide was shown on BBC2 a few weeks ago - I missed it as well Posted Image), and I guess that Showtime is a US-based channel.

#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted August 31 2002 - 08:00 AM

Ah, I missed that part. Your best bet, then, is to use those frequent flyer miles and drop my apartment the next time it's on.Posted Image

#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Geoff_D

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Posted August 31 2002 - 09:08 AM

It'd be a treat to see this movie OAR. The recent showing in Blighty was in fact on ITV, so it was shown in pan and scan with a load of adverts in the middle of the night. Not the three most conducive elements to good home cinema, but I enjoyed the movie all the same. Time to start searching eBay for that LD version, methinks!

#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Jon Smith

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Posted August 31 2002 - 10:43 AM

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He has been arrested for the murder of his wife.


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yeah im from the UK. Would love to see it in its OAR.

sadly i dont have a LD player, LDs were before my time Posted Image

#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted August 31 2002 - 03:53 PM

The first time I saw ELECTRA GLIDE...was on PAL videocassette, around 1990. Not OAR, and not the optiumum way to see this film, but there may still be some about.





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