Are we ever going to see "High Road to China"

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Jeff Whitford, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. Jeff Whitford

    Jeff Whitford Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 1998
    Messages:
    1,254
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Does Warner bros still have the rights to it? If so I wish we could get this to the top of the release list. In an anamorphic OAR of course.
     
  2. Roger Rollins

    Roger Rollins Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2001
    Messages:
    931
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    WB was only the theatrical distrib. This was produced by CBS' (2nd) short-lived attempt to make theatrical features.

    As such, a DVD release would be through Paramount.
     
  3. Jo_C

    Jo_C Second Unit

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2001
    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    "High Road To China" was actually produced by China-based Golden Harvest Films, not CBS. Warner Bros. did indeed have theatrical rights, and for a time, home-video as well (don't know if they still have home video rights). The television rights are currently held by ITC/Carlton America. So I seriously doubt Paramount would have home video rights, unless Lions Gate would now have them.
     
  4. Roger Rollins

    Roger Rollins Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2001
    Messages:
    931
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I must have confused it with another film. Thanks for the correction.
     
  5. Jeff Whitford

    Jeff Whitford Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 1998
    Messages:
    1,254
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Still waiting and wanting.
     
  6. todd s

    todd s Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 1999
    Messages:
    7,133
    Likes Received:
    75
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Just saw this on one of the movie channels (ie-HBO,etc) and would love to see this movie released on dvd. Although, judging by the version I saw on tv. The picture needs a lot of cleanup.
     
  7. Richard--W

    Richard--W Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    3,527
    Likes Received:
    170
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Real Name:
    Richard W
    I wouldn't mind seeing High Road to China paired with another Tom Sellick vehicle and a fine period piece, Lassiter. I haven't seen either film since they were released theatrically. Lassiter I get a kick out of seeing Jane Seymour sprawled out nude across the bed chattering on obliviously while gnawing on a chicken wing -- or was it a drumstick.

    Who controls Lassiter now?
     
  8. Stephen_J_H

    Stephen_J_H All Things Film Junkie

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,631
    Likes Received:
    906
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    North of the 49th
    Real Name:
    Stephen J. Hill
    Looks like the same story as High Road to China--another Golden Harvest title.
     
  9. TheLongshot

    TheLongshot Producer

    Joined:
    May 12, 2000
    Messages:
    4,118
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0

    I used to watch both movies a lot when I was a kid, since we had friends in the states recording stuff for us when we lived in Germany, and those were a couple of the films we got, partially because my mother was a big fan of Magnum PI.

    I wouldn't mind seeing both films again.

    Jason
     
  10. todd s

    todd s Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 1999
    Messages:
    7,133
    Likes Received:
    75
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    I went to Golden Harvest's site. And emailed asking about the movie. Haven't heard back.
     
  11. Jeff Whitford

    Jeff Whitford Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 1998
    Messages:
    1,254
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Cool, let us know.
     
  12. John H Ross

    John H Ross Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2000
    Messages:
    1,044
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    High Road To China is out already in Australia and a couple of other countries but, alas, it's pan/scan and the picture quality is VERY ho-hum!

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...5-21/ref=nosim

    I'd be so in there for a decent re-master and 16x9 transfer! I love this movie!

    John
     

Share This Page