Any info on a release of True Confessions, Region1?

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  1. RoyGBiv

    RoyGBiv Stunt Coordinator

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    I know this movie is not considered either Robert DeNiro or Robert Duvall's best movie, but it's one I've always enjoyed, and I think both of their performances are great. I have been waiting (im)patiently for this on DVD. Now I see it was released last year on Region 2. Does anyone know if there is a Region 1 release on the horizon?

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  2. Herb Kane

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    Steven,

    True Confessions sits high among my top favorite 20 films – the only one of which hasn’t yet been released here in R1. I believe the performances of Robert DeNiro and Robert Duvall are indeed outstanding and cannot fathom why MGM hasn’t yet released this. I have the R2 release but would avoid it like the plague – it is an abysmal transfer.
     
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    probably because MGM library is now controlled by Warner, so it's up to them, and since they havent even released more well known MGM titles like FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, RYAN'S DAUGHTER, etc, I doubt this is in their priority list.. Great film, by the way!
     
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    Not entirely true! This film was a United Artists release and is still controlled by MGM. Warner controls most of MGM's catelog titles that are not MGM/UA releases.





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  5. Herb Kane

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    Walter,

    Warner only owns "MGM" titles (pre '86). True Confessions is a United Artists title, thus belongs to MGM.

    EDIT... Crawdaddy... tie goes to the runner...?
     
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    Thanks for the info about who has the rights. Any way we get them to release a good copy on DVD?

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