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Dear Mill Creek...

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Dick, Feb 5, 2019.

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  1. Dick

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    You have released a lot of second-tier Columbia/Tri Star titles from Sony, and most look very good. I am hoping you might have access to the following, which are (mostly) not major releases but are much better films than, say, NIGHTWING:

    AVALON
    BEDFORD INCIDENT, THE
    BEYOND RANGOON
    CHAPLIN
    FRESHMAN, THE (1990)
    GETTING STRAIGHT
    GIANT CLAW, THE
    MUTATIONS, THE
    KILL THE UMPIRE
    LORD JIM
    MOUSE THAT ROARED, THE
    NICKELODEON
    REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT
    SILVER CITY
    LOOK WHO'S TALKING
    LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA, THE
    THUNDERHEART

    If you're reading this post, many thanks in advance for any consideration.
     
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    I agree on all of those. It would be nice to see some of the "exploitation films" as well.
    I'm talking about Blu-ray discs here.
    Such as:
    Safe At Home ( Mantle and Maris )
    Stop look And laugh ( Three Stooges )
    Don't Knock The Twist / Twist Around The Clock ( Chubby Checker )
    Rock Around The Clock/ Don't Knock The Rock ( Bill Haley And The Comets )
    Thirty Foot Bride Of Candy Rock (Lou Costello)
    The other Sam Katzman films
    etc .
     
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    I'd love to see The Mouse That Roared. I could actually see Criterion releasing that one. They could throw in the sequel as a bonus.
     
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    Well, Mill Creek has just released its second Sony 3D title in 2D -- 1953's Stranger Wore a Gun (they earlier released 1983's Spacehunter in 2D-only as well). This isn't Mill Creek's fault; they release what Sony gives them and Sony didn't give them 3D masters.

    That said, it's both Sony and Mill Creek's lost opportunity. 3D-equipped consumers would have bought both en masse. As it is, Spacehunter hasn't sold and neither will Stranger. In both cases, they should not have even bothered with a 2D-only release.

    No 3D, no sale.
     
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    I've been asking for this one for years! Mill Creek has only included The Freshman in two 4-film DVD packs. Would it kill them to put this on Blu-ray in 1.85:1 by itself?

    Thank you for putting this title out there.
     
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    still waiting for Neighbors in that funky vhs packaging. I ordered that sucker 12/22! lol I think they sold more than they thought and that's a great thing. dying to see it again even though I just watched it in sept or Oct, cant' remember.

    Could not agree more with the lack of 3D on Spacehunter. Didn't touch it for that reason will stick to DVD until.
     
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    The Mouse That Roared Is such a classic , that a full Criterion treatment would be very appropriate. There' s also the sequel Mouse On The Moon, which is also good , but not quite the classic that Mouse That Roared is. Hopefully , Mill Creek could release that one on on Blu-ray .
     
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    I just noticed that Mill Creek has Marlon Brando's THE UGLY AMERICAN set for Blu-ray release in August. Could they also have a deal with Universal along with their Sony deal?
     
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    How about "The Petty Girl" and "The Barefoot Mailman". Those were both Columbia releases from the early 50s and both featuring Robert Cummings.
     
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    I was wondering the same. That said, Universally previously released it in a Brando DVD box set (which I have), so this may be another case where Universal licenses movies that already have seen a DVD or at least VHS release. I wouldn't hold my breath for rarities and pleasant surprises.

    But hope springs eternal...
     
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    I would have to assume that they do, since they did put out a Blu-ray of Barb Wire not too long ago in addition to a Blu-ray set of the Miami Vice TV show.
     

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