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  1. Tyler Ruggeri

    Universal Studios catalog titles....

    I second the need for a decent release of The Wizard. Even a $9.99 bargain release would suffice, as long as it was OAR. Also Preston Sturges titles like The Great McGinty and The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, not to mention Sirks like Magnificent Obsession and The Tarnished Angels. And how about...
  2. Tyler Ruggeri

    The Mirror Has Two Faces why doesn't a WS version exist?

    I bought Mirror Has Two Faces from the $5.50 bin at Wal-Mart roughly a year ago, and it's a WS/PS flipper. It's sad to hear they've been re-issuing titles full screen only. I'd pick up Sweet and Lowdown for 5 bucks, but I haven't seen the widescreen version available in months. I'd say check...
  3. Tyler Ruggeri

    Once and Again - Season 2?

    Jon, Mischa Barton played Evan Rachel Wood's girlfriend in the third season, and who knows when that will make it to DVD. I've been aching for season 2 since season 1 came out, and like you can't bring myself to watch season 1 again until the next one comes out. With such obscure...
  4. Tyler Ruggeri

    "The Innocents" needs a DVD release!

    That definitely seems like it would make a great Studio Classics release. Terrific performances from Pamela Franklin and Deborah Kerr. If they can put out Return to Peyton Place, they can surely give this one a try. Tyler Ruggeri
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    Jim Henson's "The Witches" needs an OAR upgrade fast!

    It should be brought up at the Warner chat next week. I would love to see this out in OAR and would pick it up in a second. Tyler Ruggeri
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    Bette Midler's Gypsy for under $8.00

    I have the original pressing of this disc from Pioneer and Artisan. I got it about two years ago before it went OOP. Yesterday I saw the new version from Lion's Gate, and according to the back cover they have added a commentary track with the executive producers. Can anyone attest that this has...
  7. Tyler Ruggeri

    Strange DVD malfunction -- Road Trip

    I've been searching online for the number for DreamWorks Home Video customer service and can't find it. Should I be contacting Universal instead? This disc came out in 2000, and wasn't Universal acting as the home video distributor for DreamWorks? Any info would be much appreciated. Tyler Ruggeri
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    Strange DVD malfunction -- Road Trip

    I put in my copy of Road Trip tonight (bought it when it first came out). I've watched it several times over the years with absolutely no problem. The disc has two thumbprints and a few very minor scratches, but overall any surface damage to the disc is minimal and barely visible. It loaded...
  9. Tyler Ruggeri

    Young Adam DVD edited?

    First of all, my bad with the Blockbuster comment. Since I started using their online service (and going into the store to redeem the free rental coupons), I've noticed that they stock almost all widescreen and all unrated cuts when available. If you had told me that would happen 2-3 years ago...
  10. Tyler Ruggeri

    Weekly RoundUp 9/14/04

    Beware, everyone: as discussed in the software forum, Young Adam does not contain the NC-17 theatrical cut, only an edited R-rated version. However, the altered scene in question is presented on the disc as an "extended scene" extra. Seems Columbia wanted to be able to please both the purists...
  11. Tyler Ruggeri

    Creepy Kids' Films

    Definitely The Witches for me. Scared the bejesus out of me when I was younger. Whoever thought to let Nicholas Roeg direct a kids' movie? Brilliant idea. I still think Gilliam should be doing the new Willy Wonka. I'll also second Labyrinth as well. Tyler Ruggeri
  12. Tyler Ruggeri

    Young Adam DVD edited?

    Hmm, to buy or not to buy? I most likely won't, or will at least wait until I can buy a used copy cheap. Maybe the player's program feature could be used to substitute the uncut dock scene with the R-rated version, but that's still a bit of a hassle. Extremely clever of Columbia. If they put...
  13. Tyler Ruggeri

    Young Adam DVD edited?

    I was watching the previews on my Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring DVD (excellent film, btw) and noticed that the Young Adam trailer advertises that the film is rated R, and after the trailer there's a brief "R-rated version available on video and DVD" disclaimer. Sony Classics...
  14. Tyler Ruggeri

    20th Century Fox's 'Studio Classics' DVD Series

    I'm definitely waiting not so patiently for Leave Her to Heaven. Don't forget about Laura, too. Does anyone know when that's coming back on the schedule? Tyler Ruggeri
  15. Tyler Ruggeri

    20th Century Fox's 'Studio Classics' DVD Series

    I saw Jean Brodie for the first time on AMC many years ago and have also seen it on VHS, and not once has the song "Jean" (with vocals) been included as part of the film. It is, however, the main theme of the movie, and plays instrumentally many times throughout the film. So basically, you're...
  16. Tyler Ruggeri

    Mystic River Delux version shortage?

    My Best Buy had a ton of copies of the 3-disc in the same display as the 1-disc wide and fullscreens. Also noticed that despite the sticker and flyer info, it rang up $20.99. Tyler Ruggeri
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    MGM September Classic Catalogue Releases

    Does this mean the Criterion versions will go OOP? I certainly hope not, but if it's true I may need to splurge on Oliver Twist and Great Expectations. Tyler Ruggeri
  18. Tyler Ruggeri

    Under rated movies

    Here you go: Six Degrees of Separation Citizen Ruth Everyone Says I Love You Living Out Loud Lantana In the Mood for Love Pleasantville 25th Hour The Pledge Contact Yi Yi Devil in a Blue Dress That Thing You Do Lolita (1998) Kingpin Two Family House The Apostle Chunhyang...
  19. Tyler Ruggeri

    AT LAST! The REAL "SWEENEY TODD"!

    Erik, I completely agree. When I watched my copy, I was extremely surprised to find the enthusiastic applause after the "Worst Pies in London" number barely audible. A look at my VHS version confirms that the applause was definitely louder there. Tyler Ruggeri
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    Weekly Roundup 4/20/04 (Still me again)

    In case anyone's interested, I still haven't been able to find Sweeney Todd listed on Best Buy's website, but www.bordersstores.com is listing it for $19.99, which should be comparable if not even perhaps a bit less than BB's. If you can't find it there, I suggest you head on over to Border's...
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    Weekly Roundup 4/20/04 (Still me again)

    Does anybody know the BB or CC prices for Sweeney Todd, the taped stage musical with George Hearn and Angela Lansbury? I looked it up on Best Buy's website and it's not even listed. Tyler Ruggeri
  22. Tyler Ruggeri

    Your most-wanted candidates for Fox's Studio Classics in 2004?

    Leave Her to Heaven The Diary of Anne Frank Bigger than Life And please, above all . . . THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE Tyler Ruggeri
  23. Tyler Ruggeri

    *** Official FREAKY FRIDAY Discussion Thread

    I saw this at an advance screening on Thursday and was more than pleasantly surprised. Both lead comediennes did wonderful jobs and gave spirited, funny performances. Some parts are genuinely hilarious without turning to generic Disney humor or over-the-top sex/fart jokes. A very fun...
  24. Tyler Ruggeri

    Once and Again: Second Season - when?

    Amen! It's about time another thread got started up about this. FYI, Lifetime airs O&A episodes in order every Sunday night. They're about 4-5 episodes into the 2nd season right now. I suggest taping them in case the DVD's never see the light of day. I certainly hope the first one sold well...
  25. Tyler Ruggeri

    Hello, Fox!

    I think we're being a little too hard on Fox in this thread. As people have pointed out, this is not an A title or even a highly regarded classic film (put it this way, it's not Citizen Kane). For Fox to work so hard on just the transfer for this disc and to put it out at such a low retail price...
  26. Tyler Ruggeri

    Movie audiences....Getting worse??

    Geez, is it the Hulk or what? One of my worst times in a while was seeing the 8:30 show of it last night. Now, I tend to be intelligent and go to matinee screenings during the week. I know how to avoid a crowd. But I had nothing to do last night and I REALLY wanted to see the Hulk. The show...
  27. Tyler Ruggeri

    Am I a complete film buff fraud?

    Based on your list of what you haven't seen, here's a few tips: Westerns: Try High Noon, Red River, and Unforgiven. Fox Classics: All About Eve is an absolute must. Silents: Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Nosferatu are great fun. Birth of a Nation is one of those movies that you kind of "have...
  28. Tyler Ruggeri

    Any chance of the Bridges of Madison County in widescreen?

    I saw this again recently on (yes, I know) VHS and immediately remembered what a great film it was and how I have to own it immediately. Unfortunately, the DVD is full screen, and reissued under the Clint Eastwood banner that way nonetheless. Has anyone heard anything about a special edition...
  29. Tyler Ruggeri

    "Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner" - feedback?

    I'm still concerned about the fact that the US release is several minutes shorter for some unknown reason. Tyler Ruggeri
  30. Tyler Ruggeri

    "Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner" - feedback?

    I'm a little confused. I just bought a 2-disc set of the film whose cover art matches the one on the top of Steven's post (the one identified as the UK version). However, it's region 1, plays in my US DVD player and has all the features listed on the Canadian version. There's even a Canadian...