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Discussion in 'DVD' started by MisterLime, May 26, 2011.
There is also Raven's End & Man on the Roof.
The is also The Stationmaster's WIfe (Fassbinder), Ophelia (Chabrol), J'Accuse (the 190's version I believe) and Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (Fuller).
The 1938 "J'Accuse" (with Victor Francen, possibly most famous as the pianist of "Beast With Five Fingers") is among the Gaumont titles promised (or at least suggested) for release by now from Olive... but where are they?
Yes, that's what I want to know. I am sick of waiting for these titles that were announced years ago know and have still not shown up.
If Olive is not longer going to release them I wish they would let us know.
I have been waiting for The Stationmaster's Wife every since it was announced. I'm a huge Fassbinder fan, so it's what I have been waiting for from Olive. 2014 is supposedly the year it will finally be released, but I remember 2013 being that year too, so not getting my hopes up.
I recently noticed that Olive Films, which heretofore had pretty much been exclusively releasing catalog films from first the Paramount catalog and then the Paramount-owned Republic library, has begun releasing some of the MGM/UA catalog.
They have issued Blu-rays of these AIP films:
BEACH BLANKET BINGO
MUSCLE BEACH PARTY
ROAD TO HONG KONG
THE THING WITH TWO HEADS
and from UA they've issued:
A HOLE IN THE HEAD
HOW TO MURDER YOUR WIFE
IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE
KISS ME, STUPID
THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY'S
PORK CHOP HILL
WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR, DADDY?
and from Orion they've issued:
LITTLE MAN TATE
WITHOUT A CLUE
and from Cannon they've issued:
ALLAN QUATERMAIN AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD
and they have plans to issue BLACK CAESAR and SLAUGHTER on September 22nd. Plus they've issued titles from other MGM-held companies such as Filmways, the Samuel Goldwyn Company, and Trans World Entertainment.
Apparently, MGM, which also has deals with Shout/Scream Factory, Kino-Lorber, and Twilight Time, cannot license these things fast enough. Good times for disc lovers.
i thought they were not releasing breakthrough with richard burton or fighter attack with sterling hayden due to the poor film elements each picture had.
That's why it's in the "not releasing" section.
Theyve had a deal with MGM since earlier this year. Pretty much the stuff Shout, Kino, Criterion and TT passed on Actually I heard Kino wanted *IT* but Olive outbid them or something
My beef with Olive is that, unlike Kino and Shout, they charge a hefty premium for the barest-bones discs around— even if extras have been included in previous domestic issues of the film, they almost never make it to Olive's discs. I get that they're not going to get all of the Arrow Films extras for titles like COFFY or FOXY BROWN, but it looks very unlikely that we'll get the Larry Cohen commentary from the BLACK CAESAR DVD. And the list is still $29.99 for a single title— no double-bills of SLAUGHTER/SLAUGHTER'S BIG RIP-OFF! here. It's a bummer Shout didn't put out a decidated Blaxploitation line for MGM, Fox and Universal titles they own— the BLACULA/SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM disc is fantastic.
Yes, the MGM deal is pretty old news. It's been known at least since January.
Olive Films discs often drop to $19.99 by the time they are actually released on Amazon. For some reason they take a while, but it does happen eventually. King of the Gypsies finally dropped a mere week before the release date.
Kino doesn't do double bills either--note the two separate discs for The Land/People That Time Forgot. Shout does, though. Sadly they don't get much of this sort of "blaxploitation" catalog. Blacula was a happy exception. Olive seemed to get the lion's share of the black/blaxploitation 70s films.
Doesn't seem to have been mentioned in this thread.
You got a point there. This thread became rather inactive once MisterLime left Olive as their representative and became the rep at Kino shortly afterward. Most Olive discussion shifted to the blu-ray forum since then.
i saw firewalker with chuck norris at walmart for $7.50.
Misterlime left when Frank left Olive for Kino. I asked Olive again about Beware My Lovely but this time they responded and kind of said nothing *i cant tell you anything* I kind of wish they would say its in the works or if just isnt happening. They also sent me a link to subscribe to their newsletter