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  1. Mark Edward Heuck

    Millenium Entertainment - can we get some updated releases from the First Look library?

    If Millenium Entertainment seemed to crop up out of nowhere in the last couple years, it's because after years of producing movies for other studios (which they still do, as witnessed by Lionsgate's handling of THE BIG WEDDING and TEXAS CHAIN SAW 3D), they became a free-standing studio/home...
  2. Mark Edward Heuck

    Olive Films releases BREAKING GLASS in August!

    Apparently another beneficiary of Olive's licensing deal with Paramount, Brian Gibson's BREAKING GLASS is finally getting a U.S. release, in both standard and Blu-Ray formats! http://www.olivefilms.com/Drama.2/Olive_Films_Opus.38/Breaking_Glass__DVD___Blu-Ray_.5324.html However, their...
  3. Mark Edward Heuck

    Lionsgate - some StudioCanal requests

    Since it would appear now that Lionsgate will be the new and semi-exclusive distributor for StudioCanal catalog titles on DVD (barring those that are licensed by Criterion or still under the old MGM contract), and they are already heavily resoliciting titles previously released by Anchor Bay and...
  4. Mark Edward Heuck

    So, what should be future WB "Director's Series" box sets?

    It's always frustrating when WB launches an interesting umbrella heading for box set releases, because they are often very good, but not always continued. We are going to see more "Forbidden Hollywood" and "Gangsters" boxes, but the gauntlet that has been dropped with the new Kubrick "Director's...
  5. Mark Edward Heuck

    WB - Please consider a MIKE'S MURDER director's cut DVD!

    A few months ago, I had chance to talk to Jack Larson, immortalized as Jimmy Olsen in the "SUPERMAN" TV series, but also the longtime companion of the late filmmaker James Bridges (THE PAPER CHASE, THE CHINA SYNDROME). Since I have always been curious about Bridges' original edit of MIKE'S...
  6. Mark Edward Heuck

    Warner "snapper" titles that got keepcase rental jackets - a list?

    Before WB finally decided to abandon the "snapper" case, I think I'm not the only person who noticed that for big chains like Blockbuster and Hollywood, they were providing proper keepcases, complete with reformatted jackets. On the downside, these keepcases lacked the chapter stop guides that...
  7. Mark Edward Heuck

    Title inquiries for Cliff Mac and BCI Eclipse

    First of all, I just bought THAT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD and I think it's great. It's obvious that care went into this release, from the booklet with essay and ad art to the inclusion of trailers and commentary from selected members of Earth Wind and Fire. (Although their timeline is a little off...
  8. Mark Edward Heuck

    What about the classic New Line Cinema titles

    What's been rather disappointing in the decade and a half since New Line Cinema became a mini-major is that aside from their John Waters library, there is a large number of titles that they released in their early days that have never made it to DVD, or in some cases even VHS. Granted, it's...
  9. Mark Edward Heuck

    IT'S YOUR MOVE with Jason Bateman - any chance of DVD?

    This was a severely underrated, sneaky, and very funny sitcom from the creators of MARRIED WITH CHILDREN that had the same subversive sensibility years before they created the latter program. The give and take between David Garrison and Jason Bateman was terrific, both characters equally evil...
  10. Mark Edward Heuck

    a good sign towards a DVD of THE PASSENGER

    It would appear that Jack Nicholson has finally made a satisfying deal for the rights to Antonioni's THE PASSENGER. This October, it will be rereleased in selected art theatres, with new prints. I have heard conflicting stories of who is doing the reissue, it is either Sony Pictures Classics or...
  11. Mark Edward Heuck

    Which "specials" will be included on the ADVENTURES OF PETE AND PETE DVD?

    The most recent information posted about Paramount's upcoming Season One set of THE ADVENTURES OF PETE AND PETE indicated that in addition to the 8 episodes, there will be some (perhaps all) of the initial 1-minute short films and 4 out of the 5 "specials" that aired on Nick before it became a...
  12. Mark Edward Heuck

    any advance reviews on Elite's AUSSIE HORROR 2 box?

    With very little fanfare, Elite Entertainment is releasing a "best of" Australian horror films box set on Nov. 23rd. While they are calling this #2, the first one was just a repackaging of THIRST, STRANGE BEHAVIOR, and PATRICK. The four titles in the box are SNAPSHOT THE DREAMING THE...
  13. Mark Edward Heuck

    Do you think individual movie fans help or hurt DVD releases?

    I was browsing through the studio feedback section, going through the older posts, and it occurred to me that there were certain titles referenced where I appeared to be the only person making posts to keep the thread current. One movie, a punk satire longtime HTF members are surely sick of me...
  14. Mark Edward Heuck

    Will somebody please claim ownership of MELODY?

    I have found myself very frustrated in trying to determine who owns the U.S. DVD rights to Waris Hussein's charming youth drama MELODY, starring Jack Wild and Mark Lester. I am hoping that someone will step forward and clear up the matter. MELODY was a three-way production of Hemdale...
  15. Mark Edward Heuck

    Palm Pictures -- suggestions for future "Directors Label" collections

    I think it is long overdue that directors who have excelled in the short film and video realm like Spike Jonze have gotten their works collected under such an umbrella as Palm Pictures' new DVD series. As such, these are the directors I'd like to see represented in the future: Zbigniew...
  16. Mark Edward Heuck

    Paramount -- please rethink your plans for DANGER DIABOLIK

    Okay, this comes from the "You didn't hear this from me" department, but I have received reliable word that Paramount plans to release Mario Bava's DANGER DIABOLIK on DVD this summer. However, it has been planned as not only a bare-bones, no-frills DVD, but that it will use the...
  17. Mark Edward Heuck

    Universal sez "No MIAMI VICE ever -- now leave us alone."

    http://www.hive4media.com/news/html/...rticle_id=5067 Highlights of article: "Universal Entertainment’s Michael Denzel sent a notice to the 1980 crime drama’s fan site, www.miami-vice.org, saying that a DVD release is “nearly impossible” because of difficulties in getting rights to the...
  18. Mark Edward Heuck

    Paramount -- more '70's - era movies!

    Considering there are 2 competing documentaries about '70's-era filmmaking (A DECADE UNDER THE INFLUENCE and EASY RIDERS, RAGING BULLS), and the constant mention of their influence on today's great directors like Quentin Tarantino and Wes Anderson, I think there are a lot of great movies that...
  19. Mark Edward Heuck

    Paramount -- ever considered relicensing titles you've relinquished?

    Watching NBC's Bob Hope 100th birthday special a couple weeks ago, I was struck by realizing that so many of his better and more interesting outings were released by Paramount, but no longer owned by the studio. I know that many of these -- LEMON DROP KID, SEVEN LITTLE FOYS, ROAD TO RIO -- are...
  20. Mark Edward Heuck

    MGM -- remaining Peter Sellers films

    Perhaps it's early to surmise that Anchor Bay's Peter Sellers collection is a hit, but it certainly has a built-in audience of fans that are likely to buy either the box or selected titles. Moreover, you have already been good about releasing previous Sellers hits as the Pink Panther films and...
  21. Mark Edward Heuck

    Am I the only one who knows about new DVD's of THE STORY OF O and J-MEN FOREVER?

    Granted, our interest is always going to sway to the major-studio films that have yet to appear on DVD, but I am amazed that no one here has mentioned the release of two long-sought cult films of the '70's, Just Jaeckin's THE STORY OF O, and Proctor & Bergman's J-MEN FOREVER. I did not know...
  22. Mark Edward Heuck

    WB - curious problem with WILLY WONKA trailer on DVD

    The problem, specifically, is with the older '70's-era trailer made when Paramount originally released the film. There is supposed to be a narration playing over all the scenes in the trailer, but it is strangely missing. Mind you, there is still audio from the movie itself, songs and dialogue...
  23. Mark Edward Heuck

    CED titles not yet released on DVD

    I've been thinking quite a bit about long ago, when CED had the edge over laser because of the enormous amount of titles then available. (Of course laser caught up and did it better, but for a while there all there was were some MCA and Paramount titles, but anyhow...) And in many cases, a lot...
  24. Mark Edward Heuck

    HBO Video: help revive THE SILENT PARTNER

    I just viewed this terrific, little-known mystery gem from 1978, and it is crying for reissue on DVD! Seeing as how the theme of the movie is underestimation, it applies perfectly: from Elliot Gould and Susannah York's performances, to Curtis Hanson's clever screenplay, to Daryl Duke's cunning...
  25. Mark Edward Heuck

    FOX -- Ideas for future "mail-order redemption" discs

    While some may disagree with me, I like the practical approach you are taking with the limited-appeal title SUNRISE by offering it to consumers who buy specific classic Fox titles. This gives you an idea of your consumer fanbase, allows you to make the copies you need that won't gather dust on a...
  26. Mark Edward Heuck

    PARASITE -- Full Moon or Anchor Bay version?

    Not that it's a terribly good or memorable film, but I'm just wondering which version of the former 3-D film PARASITE is the better DVD? I know Anchor Bay just released a new DVD of it with a 5.1 stereo mix. But that disc is rather bare bones, with only a trailer. Whereas the previous Full Moon...
  27. Mark Edward Heuck

    Someone free CROUPIER from Shooting Gallery bankruptcy prison!

    It has been 2 years now that Mike Hodges' brilliant CROUPIER has been released, and still criminally unavailable on DVD in America. While Image promised a wide-screen transfer with commentary and who knows what else, I'm sure that plan has been scuttled by the current bankruptcy and fire sale...
  28. Mark Edward Heuck

    Paramount: Perhaps a new poll is in order?

    Seeing what a wonderful win-win opportunity Paramount, and specifically Martin Blythe, provided us last year by soliciting our input for future "B" releases, I think it is an idea worth repeating. Especially since there is now a large number of titles that had not been considered previously...
  29. Mark Edward Heuck

    Disney, Anchor Bay, or Paramount -- definitive THE BOY IN THE PLASTIC BUBBLE

    For too long this touching, groundbreaking, and starmaking TV movie has been offered by less-than-reputable companies on DVD in UNLICENSED, horrible-looking transfers. I'm unsure whether this film would be owned by Paramount (under the Spelling-Goldberg assets of Republic) or Disney (as an ABC...
  30. Mark Edward Heuck

    MGM - DVD trailers missing text!

    I have purchased three different MGM DVD's, all of movies previously released by United Artists, and I've noticed a peculiar similarity in all their trailers as provided on DVD. The DVD's in question are WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, and IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD...
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