*** Coming from ARTISAN: Rambo Deluxe Set, Stargate SE and MORE. Look inside....

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ronald Epstein, Jan 19, 2002.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    I received a sheet with this year's lineup
    of DVD releases from Artisan Entertainment.
    Something really bothers me about this list.
    With the exception of Reservoir Dogs, why
    is this company re-releasing Special Edition
    product all over again?
    Perhaps this is just simple repackaging, perhaps
    it's a total makeover. I wasn't given much additional
    information, so I am just going to pass on to you
    what I know....
    February: Soul Survivors (Eliza Dushku)
    April: Novacaine (Steve Martin)
    May: Good Advice (Charlie Sheen)
    May: Snow White (Miranda Richardson)
    May: Rambo 1-2-3 DVD SE Box Set (Stallone)
    July: Reservoir Dogs SE (Harvey Keitel)
    July: Dinotopia (Tyron Leitso)
    August: Van Wilder (Tara Reid)
    September: It's a Wonderful Life SE (Stewart)
    September: Stargate DVD SE (Kurt Russell)
     
  2. Rachael B

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    Can they get STARGATE right on the third try? I would hope so!
     
  3. Kyle McKnight

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    I agree. Hopefully this Stargate will be worth my purchasing...
     
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    Yeah, I just saw over at DVD Shrine the "short" version of the list, with R. Dogs, Stargate, Wonderful Life, and Rambo only mentioned. Thanks for putting this up, Ron!

    I'm fine with the Rambo set I've got, and I can only think of a couple of things that would make me buy an SE of W. Life. But I've still got the flipper Stargate that came free with my DVD player (along with Stepmom, Lethal Weapon 4, Six Days Seven Nights, and :shudder: Lost In Space).

    Maybe that means I can finally get a decent update to the flipper?...
     
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    Stargate SE again??? How many times does it take to get it right?
     
  7. Dick

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    I know I'm not imagining this - there was also mention (months ago) of a special edition on the way for ANGEL HEART. Anyone else remember this? The disc now sells for about seven bucks, which is often a sign that old inventory is being moved to make way for a special edition.
     
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    If they're going to do it right, they'll make sure the director's cut is available once again, except this time anamorphic w/o the crappy crappy transfer surrounding them. If other regions can do it, so can they!

    I will ONLY rebuy for great extras and an aanamorphic transfer
     
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    I hope when they release Stargate again, they pay attention to the new scenes which are inserted into the film at various points. The picture quality on these is very poor even on the anamorphic R2 version.
     
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    Sorry, but I think I'll be passing on all these reissues after being burned on the previous ones. Considering the number of times I really need to see Stargate, I already have more versions than I can use.
     
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    Note in passing...

    "It's A Wonderful Life" is via Republic Pictures through Artisan, since Republic actually owns the film.
     
  12. Kyle McKnight

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    Ron...you say this is a list of their DVD release schedule for this year. That's all they're putting out?
     
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    I'd imagine those are just the highlights, Kyle.
     
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    Ok, ok, ok... I don't wanna get all apoplectic here...

    But where is TWIN PEAKS 2?!?
     
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    The UK "Stargate" Director's Cut is terrific -- both picture quality & dts5.1 audio.
     
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    Jo_C, Artisan *owns* Republic Pictures. Says so on their web site. They also own Live Entertainment, Vestron Pictures and (I believe) Carolco. Well, they own those movie catalogs anyway.
    Still, I want Artisan to release the 1987 horror flick "The Gate" on DVD.
     
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    Thanks Ron! But I thought you weren't going to post early dvd releases anymore after the Paramount releases.

    Happy to see FIRST BLOOD spec. ed. coming.
     
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    Oh cool, I was just watching Star Gate on TV(in widescreen, thank you very much Sci-Fi Channel), and was wondering if it been on DVD. Now if it can be anamorpic and have be done right for once and for all. And plus Reseravor Dogs, a movie my brother loves and wanted on DVD.
     
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    Artisan does not own Republic. Viacom owns Republic; Artisan merely has a long-term license for releasing the Republic catalog on DVD. Not a minor difference.
     
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    Well I for one will be biying the Rambo set only if they release it in a 5.1 format. No DPL for me [​IMG]
     

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