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  1. Anthony Thorne

    THE CHANT OF JIMMY BLACKSMITH is coming soon..

    I tried to add to an earlier thread on this movie but had some trouble. Anyway, the long-delayed DVD releases of Fred Schepisi's CHANT OF JIMMY BLACKSMITH and DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND are now much closer, following the resolution of certain issues. (I mentioned in an earlier thread on this movie that...
  2. Anthony Thorne

    Warner's upcoming PERFORMANCE DVD is defective...

    Warner's long awaited DVD of Nicolas Roeg's PERFORMANCE has been briefly reviewed by Video Watchdog editor Tim Lucas over at his blog - and there's good news, and bad news... The good news is that the disc is as uncut as it's ever been (rumours to a longer Donald Cammell print being in the...
  3. Anthony Thorne

    Ken Russell's THE DEVILS due from Warner this year..

    Mark Kermode notes in his latest Film 4 column that Ken Russell's THE DEVILS will finally be getting a release from Warners on DVD sometime this year. Warners mentioned it in a chat a while back, but this is the first semi-confirmation I've read that the release is still in the pipeline: "I...
  4. Anthony Thorne

    An interesting rumour...

    Malcolm McDowell gave a 2hr talk in Melbourne last week (at the launch of the ACMI Stanley Kubrick exhibition) and spoke at length about his career. He did throw some hints to the audience that should be of interest to folks on this board. McDowell mentioned how he had been trying to get Lindsay...
  5. Anthony Thorne

    Cannibal Holocaust FINALLY comes to DVD in October...

    Dave Szulkin of Grindhouse Releasing (the cool DVD company run by Sage Stallone and Bob Murawski) has confirmed on another forum that their long-in-the-works Region 1 DVD of Ruggero Deodato's CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST will be released on October 25th. A full announcement (with the final word on extras...
  6. Anthony Thorne

    More Criterions confirmed - Kurosawa, Antonioni, Powell and more!

    The American Museum of the Moving Image recently hosted a panel dicussion with Criterion president Peter Becker and Criterion Tech Director Lee Kline on November 14th. During their chat, they happened to spill the beans on a number of upcoming titles. Jean Renoir's THE RIVER is forthcoming...
  7. Anthony Thorne

    Three new 16x9 cult Mario Bava titles due out in R2 in November...

    Raro Video-Columbia Tristar in Italy have new 16x9 transfers of some Mario Bava titles due out in November with special features. LISA AND THE DEVIL/THE HOUSE OF EXORCISM (a double-feature with both cuts of this title) features Italian and English tracks, along with a documentary. (The Region 1...
  8. Anthony Thorne

    Paramount's DANGER: DIABOLIK will now be a fully loaded Special Edition!

    Video Watchdog editor Tim Lucas let slip on another board today that Paramount's release of Mario Bava's cult spy thriller DANGER: DIABOLIK - scheduled, then cancelled some months back - is now on track to be released as a fully blown special edition. Lucas spent Wednesday afternoon with...
  9. Anthony Thorne

    More Leone news! The new THE GOOD, THE BAD..restoration!

    Hope this link is okay - it's here for information purposes. A number of posts on some earlier threads have asked about the rumours of a new THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY restoration. DVD Savant Glenn Erickson has just made the official announcement of it today over on his web page, with some...
  10. Anthony Thorne

    New details on Paramount’s forthcoming ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST DVD.

    Tantalizing new details have just surfaced about Paramount's forthcoming Region 1 DVD of Sergio Leone's ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, care of Alex Cox's regular online column at BBC.co.uk. (Cox has been interviewed for the disc and seems aware of at least some of the supplemental features...
  11. Anthony Thorne

    A new MANHUNTER disc is coming July 8! (MERGED THREAD)

    This has just been posted over at Anchor Bay's site, listed under their 'Future Releases' page. "MANHUNTER: DIRECTOR'S CUT - Summer 2003 We didn't expect to see this either, but here it is. A newly re-mastered version of Michael Mann's original cut of the thriller MANHUNTER. Michael Mann...
  12. Anthony Thorne

    Bad news for fans of THE DEVILS and a plea to Warner for full restoration!!!

    There's now some disturbing news from Mark Kermode, the documentary-maker and restorationist who assisted Warner on their 'restored' EXORCIST print and produced the outstanding 'Fear of God' documentary on that film. Fans of Ken Russell's THE DEVILS should be fully aware that the film has always...
  13. Anthony Thorne

    DIE ANOTHER DAY - 'extended' Region 1 version?

    News on a variety of online sites indicates that MGM's upcoming James Bond film DIE ANOTHER DAY is being released in two versions internationally. The first version (due for release in the States) apparently runs for 132 minutes, whilst the 'International Version' (due for release throughout the...
  14. Anthony Thorne

    The Who's debut MY GENERATION hits SACD shortly...

    Shel Talmy just updated his official site with news on the CD/SACD release of The Who's MY GENERATION album, for the first time remastered from the original stereo master tapes. "I'm pleased to announce that I've now done all the mixes from the 3-track tapes to stereo and mastered them for...
  15. Anthony Thorne

    Polanski's MACBETH out from Columbia in May?!

    Just as the heading says, DVD Drive-In's release schedule has been newly updated with the info that Columbia are (apparently) releasing Roman Polanski's magnificent MACBETH on DVD in May. I've heard nothing about this from elsewhere, and wasn't even sure that the film was still owned by...
  16. Anthony Thorne

    Anchor Bay's HIGHLANDER - IMMORTAL EDITION Specs and Details...

    Here's the final specs for the upcoming HIGHLANDER DVD's from Anchor Bay, posted by Michael Felsher over at another site just a little while ago. I can't see any mention of them here, so I thought I'd post the details. The release date for the discs is April 16th. "There will be two...
  17. Anthony Thorne

    John Carpenter update - new commentary tracks recorded + more...

    A friend of mine was able to interview John Carpenter by phone four days ago. Carpenter has just (within the last week or so) recorded new commentary tracks for THEY LIVE and PRINCE OF DARKNESS. When JC was asked if he might work with Roddy Piper or Kurt Russell again, he indicated that he and...
  18. Anthony Thorne

    MGM are doing a new Special Edition of Joe Dante's THE HOWLING!

    MGM really seem to be setting out to please horror and cult movie fans with their current schedule of Special Edition DVD's. First LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT was delayed so that it could be reconfigured as a fully blown S.E, now Joe Dante says a new S.E DVD of THE HOWLING will be released by MGM...
  19. Anthony Thorne

    Anchor Bay WICKER MAN owners, get ready to scream in frustration...

    Warner Bros in the UK are set to release a new DVD of THE WICKER MAN in the UK on 25th February 2002, featuring the same extended cut as seen on the recent Anchor Bay disc, the lengthy doco, the same trailers and extras, 16x9 enhancement and 5.1 sound, plus (here's the addition) a brand new...
  20. Anthony Thorne

    Any DVD-related questions for John Carpenter? Let me know...

    I'll defer to the moderators as to how this thread is treated or placed, but I just wanted to mention in this forum that a friend of mine here in Melbourne is interviewing John Carpenter shortly (possibly in the next few days) and, knowing my status as a longterm Carpenter fan, he asked me if...
  21. Anthony Thorne

    Does the Italian MALENA DVD have English subs?

    I've heard different answers to this question, and would like to hear something definitive. The Italian MALENA disc sounded definitive to me as it contains the footage edited out by Miramax for the film's Stateside release. A respondent in another thread at HTF recently mentioned that he was...
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