Any Word on a Sling Blade SE???

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  1. Rob Tomlin

    Rob Tomlin Producer

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    I really must have a SE of this movie on DVD with an anamorphic transfer!
    Any news or rumours about this?
    Sorry if this has been discussed recently, the search function was not working.
     
  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Nothing that I've heard, but I'd definitely pick up a Slingblade SE - it's one of the few movies that makes me cry... [​IMG]
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  3. Matthew_S

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    I have the Criterion LD, would gladly buy the DVD version...
     
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    Enrique B Chamorro Supporting Actor

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    If you want some extra background, the 25 min. original
    short film "Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade" starring
    Billy Bob Thornton and Molly Ringwald can be found on
    SHORT CINEMA JOURNAL 1:1 or also called Short 1:Invention (1993)
     
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    I've held off on buying the current DVD in hopes that Criterion will release a DVD with the same content as the laserdisc. What wonderful film!
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    As for the bad rap about the characters--hey, I've seen space operas that put their emphasis on human personalities and relationships. They're called "Star Trek" movies. Give me transparent underwater cities and vast hollow senatorial spheres any day. --Roger Ebert on The Phantom Menace
     
  6. Rob Tomlin

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    Since there does not appear to be any word on this, I will post a request in the Manufacturers and Studio Feedback section of the forum!
    This film really DESERVES a new transfer.
     
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    "Ah-right den"
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  8. Clinton McClure

    Clinton McClure Casual Enthusiast
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    Yeah, I bought the DVD when it first came out and would gladly buy a Criterion or SE of Sling Blade.
    On a slightly-related note, have any of you seen the Sling Blade parody on the George Lucas In Love disc? It's titled Swing Blade and it's funny as hell.
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