1927's Wings to come to DVD?

Patrick McCart

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Someone mentioned on alt.movies.silent that the 1927 silent epic, Wings, is coming to DVD...

Is there any truth to this?

(I know it was mentioned before in a poll, but nothing concrete...)
 

Jon Robertson

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I was under the impression Paramount were giving it the royal treatment later in the year. Damned if I can remember where, though I have a feeling it was on this board.
 

Robert Harris

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Wings is currently being restored and will be the last film in the AMPAS Diamond Jubilee series at the Academy.

RAH
 

Scott Leopold

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Can't remember where I read it, but I thought the Academy was pushing to have all best picture winners released on DVD this year to help celebrate the 75th anniversary.
 

TimJS

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The DVD release is only a rumour at this point; the AMS poster lifted it out of Barrie Maxwell's Db from the Digital Bits, Rumoured section, but posted as a confirmed announcement.

Still, sounds promising,
Tim
 

IvanT

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Interestingly, this movie is available on DVD in Japan, although its Amazon.jp page now lists it as being out of print. However, it was definitely available around last christmas because I bought it then.

If there is a rumor about a better edition coming I would wait as this one is bare bones, with very average picture quality.

I
 

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The AMPAS screenings are going to be on May 15 & 16, in between The Godfather and The Sting. The last film in the series will be Chicago, on December 8.

I think tickets for Wings were in high demand, as there was a special mail-order form sent out. I don't know if they were ever available at the box office. It's not every day that you can see a screening of a restored silent movie, with orchestral accompianment, for $5!
 

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