Another Scorsese film is coming to DVD on 3/19.

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  1. Jay E

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    No, regretably, it's not King of Comedy, New York, New York, After Hours, The Last Waltz or Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
    It's Boxcar Bertha, which will be released by MGM according to http://www.dvddrive-in.com/news.htmon 3/19 along with DeSade.
     
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    When I saw the title of the thread, I hoped that I would be reading of "After Hours" or "King of Comedy" getting a release. [​IMG] Oh well.
    I have only seen "Boxcar Bertha" once on one of the movie channels and I want to see it again. I'm glad that it's coming out on DVD. I couldn't find the VHS for rent.
    Thanks for the info, Jay. As a big fan of Scorsese, I'm happy that another of his movies is coming to DVD.
     
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    I've never seen Boxcar Bertha so I'll be looking forward to this release... [​IMG]
     
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    Dammit, when is the GoodFellas SE gonna come out?
     
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    Richard, not soon enough for me, I'm afraid! [​IMG]
    I'm pretty sure I read that the SE of GoodFellas will be released in 2002. I wasn't there for the Warner chat, but I hope someone who was will chime in.
     
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    So is there any news on After Hours for 2002? I found the widescreen laserdisc used locally and am going to jump on it otherwise.
     
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    As a huge Scorsese fan, I must admit that this would be the title that I would LEAST look forward to. I still can't believe that so many of this fantastic director's movies have not been either released on DVD at all (King of Comedy, After Hours etc) or not done right (Goodfellas, Raging Bull). Give MGM credit for releasing this one at least!
     
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    DVD and the Oscars have both done a great disservice to Mr Scorcese. There is no reason why all of his films should not be on DVD already. I consider Scorcese to be the greatest American director working in films today.
    Hey studios, release all his films on DVD!!!
    Hey Academy, give the man a freakin Oscar already!!!!!!
    end of rant[​IMG]
     
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    In a weird twist, Fox of all studios might have the rights to The King of Comedy. Apparently the rights are now with New Regency Films (producer Arnon Milchan's production company), which has a deal with Fox and an office on the lot. A friend runs the technical services dept. at Loyola Marymount University and she had to go through New Regency to get a print a couple of weeks ago.

    If this is the case, we might see this on DVD yet!
     
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    Looking forward to BOXCAR BERTHA, even if it is a lesser Scorsese title.

    Regarding THE KING OF COMEDY, Turner Classic Movies showed it last weekend--WIDESCREEN! I wasn't even planning to tune in, figuring they would show the same pan-and-scan version they've shown before. It was letterboxed approximately 1.75:1, and when comparing it to my crappy old vhs copy I discovered that the film was not open-matte, and there was much information gained at the sides with the widescreen version, and no loss of picture information at either top or bottom. If a widescreen video print of the film has recently been prepared, could this mean an imminent dvd release?
     

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