"Casualties of War" announced for Dec.--is this the year of Brian De Palma?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Kevin Leonard, Sep 5, 2001.

  1. Kevin Leonard

    Kevin Leonard Supporting Actor

    Mar 11, 2001
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    DVD File announced that Casualties of War--certainly one of the best (and underrated) Vietnam films--is coming out on December 11. That makes the eighth Brian De Palma film to come out on DVD in 2001. The previous seven were:
    The Untouchables (1/16)
    Obsession (6/26)
    Dressed to Kill (8/28)
    Carrie: SE (8/28)
    Blow Out (8/28)
    Phantom of the Paradise (9/4)
    The Fury (9/4)
    What's interesting is that, Carrie: SE, Dressed to Kill and Blow Out all were released on the same day, with The Fury and Phantom of the Paradise coming out the next week. This can't be a coincidence.
    My more irritating side has to ask: why the sudden De Palma extravaganza? His latest film doesn't come out until next year, and it's not like De Palma has been in the news lately. Is this the biggest one-year release schedule for a single director?
    Whatever the reason, I'm glad MGM, Paramount, Fox and Columbia are releasing some of De Palma's best work on DVD, and doing it right by great transfers and some fine supplements.
    Now, if Universal would announce an Ultimate Edition of Scarface...
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    [Edited last by Kevin Leonard on September 05, 2001 at 10:00 PM]
  2. David Albrecht

    David Albrecht Stunt Coordinator

    Aug 17, 2001
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    Sweeeet. Casualties of War is a good movie, and even better when compared with most Vietnam movies. Sean Penn and Michele J. Fox both put in good performances. Looking forward to this release. Thanks for the heads up.
  3. Mark Bendiksen

    Mark Bendiksen Screenwriter

    Mar 16, 1999
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    I'm also a big fan of this movie. It's definitely one of Brian De Palma's greatest, IMHO. Like several of his other critically acclaimed films (see Blowout) it bombed at the box office. John Leguizamo and John C. Reilly turn in fine performances in this one as well.

    [Edited last by Mark Bendiksen on September 05, 2001 at 11:17 PM]
  4. Kenneth English

    Kenneth English Second Unit

    Sep 29, 1999
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    This is great news.
    Now if Universal will just remaster SCARFACE and CARLITO'S WAY I'll be the happiest DVDphile who ever lived... [​IMG]
  5. Jay E

    Jay E Cinematographer

    May 30, 2000
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    Happy to see Columbia release this film as I know that it was not very successful commercially when it came out.
    I'm still waiting for one of my favorite De Palma films, Greetings. I have no idea who has the rights to this title but I'm hoping that whoever does will jump on the bandwagon too.

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