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Any news on SCROOGE for next X-Mas (Paramount) (1 Viewer)

Mark-W

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Hey All-
I figure now is about the time I should start begging
Paramount to release the musical
SCROOGE (starring Albert Finney) on
DVD, so I can watch it next December.
Any one know that status of this title?
I remember Ron saying that the rights had passed
to Paramount, and that Martin B was "looking into it."
"I'll have a blue Christmas without you..."
Mark
 

Brian Kidd

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I finally broke down and bid on the LD at eBay. Hopefully I'll get it in the mail soon. I've seen the LD go for a ton of money before, so I consider myself lucky that I got it for $26 incl. shipping. Thank you very much!
 

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It's surprising how Ebay prices can vary. The widescreen version of this title was going for $200+, even $300+ just a few months ago. Now it's in the twenties. It's still pretty hard to find and as desirable as ever, so it's hard to understand the big price drop.
 

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Spoke to Martin Blythe.

His response was that it would not be
released this year.
 

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:frowning: To quote one of the lyrics, "I Hate People". When its released I'll change it to "Happiness" or "I Like Life".
 

Derek M Germano

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To paraphase Mr. Garrison- Merry Bleeping Christmas!

Oh well Tiny Tim, there's always next year...

Boy am I glad I still have my wide screen Laserdisc.
 

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Ron... Do SOMETHING!!!!!!!!
I don't have a LD and it's VERY painful to watch the VERY P+S VHS EVERY year!!! And now I have a 55" WS set! EEEK!!! Gonna look NASTY!!!!!
:frowning: D
 

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I have two versions of this film on LD. Both are widescreen. The first version has very low color saturation and lots of film grain. In the beginning there is a still frame of the opening Scrooge title while the entrance music plays. The entrance music is an instrumental medley of the songs in the movie. The second version has more color saturation and less grain. The medley is still present in the beginning but the screen is black for the entire time.
 

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Ron... Do SOMETHING!!!!!!!!
Martin is aware that this title is
in demand.

I have no idea why it couldn't be rushed
out this year, but I hope that Martin will
give it priority attention for next year.

Nothing more I can do about this.
 

Brian Kidd

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Boy am I glad I got this for a song! Now that it's official that it won't be out anytime soon, I'm sure prices will go back up. Don't think I'll sell it, though. It's one of my favorites!
 

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Did Paramount originally own this title? My widescreen version of Scrooge is on the Fox label. I must have missed someone saying it was really a Paramount movie. Fortunately I have it on LD, as I pull it out every year around Christmas to watch it. Scrooge and the George C. Scott version of A Christmas Carol are my two favorites.
 

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Fox did own this title, however some of
the rights on films they owned expired and
those rights went to Paramount.
 

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I have never seen this film except on television airings of it every Christmas. I never knew this movie was filmed in Panavision (Anamorphic) 2.35:1!! Holy smokes do we ever need a DVD version of this wonderful holiday film!!
 

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If Fox had rights to this title it would
have been out already.

We only started campaigning for its release
3 years ago. Peter Staddon (Fox) took a great
interest in getting it out -- until he found
that the title went to Paramount.
 

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