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I know most people hate this movie but I for one would buy this on DVD in a heartbeat, I would love to add it to my collection of Ralph Bakshi films, I wish we would get all his films on DVD but I guess I will have to settle for the few we do have.
 

Travis_W

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I was wondering where this one was just the other day. It's not all bad, I mean it's not "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" but it's decent. Maybe some day.
 

JohnAP

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I just put up a thread about Bakshi films on dvd and then I saw this one.
I think Paramount has the rights to this, but I'm not sure. I don't think they own any other Bakshi films.

Not all his movies are winners, but there are a few I think are really entertaining and all should at least be made available on dvd. I guess Lord of the Rings was a no-brainer, but Cool World and some of the others have enough of an audience to merit a release.
 

Eric F

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Hmm. I caught this one on HBO-HD last week and thought it was dreadfull.

At any rate I'd really like to see Wizards come out one of these days.
 

Travis_W

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This disc is barebones-no trailers or anything. At least it will be in anamorphic widescreen at 1.85:1 and a cheap list price at $19.99.
 

Brian Kidd

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I usually like Bakshi's stuff quite a bit, but COOL WORLD was a mess. Does anyone know if the film was heavily edited before release, because to be honest, it feels disjointed and unfinished.
 

Mark Edward Heuck

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Yes, COOL WORLD was, like most Bakshi movies, intended to be an adult, R-rated movie, and at the 11th hour, producers Victor/Grais had the movie reedited to a PG-13 to try to open the potential audience up. But of course, that rendered the movie too tame for the Bakshi fans and just too confusing for kids.
I hope that enough fans buy the disc so that Paramount will consider a special edition later on, to allow Bakshi to edit the film back to its R-rated intents. I also miss the really enticing teaser they made, but I suppose it's liberal use of Art of Noise's cover of "Peter Gunn" renders it too expensive. Again, maybe in a special edition.

In a perfect world, Paramount would reacquire Bakshi's previous outing for them, the controversial Uncle Remus reimagination COONSKIN. Paramount dropped the film, the defunct (and mob-operated) Bryanston company released it, and the defunct Academy label released it on tape as STREET FIGHT. It would be great to have it back in a clean quality edition.
 

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