Artisan, how about an SE of The Crying Game?

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  1. Todd H

    Todd H Go Dawgs!

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    The current release has an absolutely terrible transfer. A new anamorphic transfer would be most welcome. And hey, feel free to make it a full-blown SE!!!
     
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    I absolutely agree!
     
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    I'd buy one. [​IMG]
     
  4. John Kilduff

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    Maybe my eyes were playing tricks on me, but I read that "The Crying Game" might be an MGM title now. I don't know how to confirm this, though.

    Sincerely,

    John "Everyone knows the secret...even elementary-school kids" Kilduff
     
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    THE CRYING GAME is actually a Miramax title, licensed to Artisan under a previous deal with the former Live Entertainment. As stated before, the deals that Miramax made for their pre-Disney titles are beginning to lapse, so I would not anticipate Artisan allocating big money to redo a title they will soon lose. They aren't like, say, Criterion.

    As for MGM, they may retain some European rights to the movie as it was a Palace/Polygram production that Miramax bought an equity stake in, but they do not own it in America. MGM does, I believe, now own titles produced by the former Gladden Entertainment that Artisan has released. This would likely explain the shoddy fullscreen transfer Artisan did of Michael Cimino's THE SICILLIAN; they want to cash in one last time before they lose it to MGM, who will surely at least letterbox it on their own DVD release.
     
  6. Todd H

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    Judging by the response to this thread, I have a feeling that no matter who owns the rights, there may not be a big enough demand for a rerelease and new transfer. Oh well, I'm still hoping...
     
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    The present DVD of The Crying Game is one of the worst looking discs I've ever seen. I returned my copy as it was unwatchable. This really deserves a new DVD release, I'd be happy just for a new transfer, let alone an SE.
     
  8. Todd H

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    So does MGM own the rights to The Crying Game now?
     
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    another vote for an Anamorphic TCG.
     

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