DIRECT FROM MGM: ESCAPE FROM NY is NOT BEING EDITED FOR DVD!

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    I am starting a new thread on this subject.
    MGM called me at home this evening.
    They are very concerned about this thread
    that has now been closed.
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/uub/Forum15/HTML/031848.html
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  2. David Lambert

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    Great info, thanks for clarifying. Good to hear it from the horse's mouth. MGM's had some strong SE's announced and delivered lately and I found this rumor hard to swallow.
    Sorry it interupted the Warner Bros. chat. Good that this is out of the way, though.
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    Thanks for posting this, Ron. Between their questionable reviews and their posting of gossip as "news", DVDFile's credibility is reaching an all-time low.
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    Whew.
    Big, heavy, thankful *SIGH*. Thanks, Ron.
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    I'm glad MGM has clarified this. I don't see how they would have managed to edit out the WTC from Escape from New York anyway....it would have destroyed a key sequence.
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    Oh thak god!
    Some more good news in what has turned out to be a REALLY lousy day.
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    In fairness to DVD File, they DID disclaim that they got the original information from a FANGORIA magazine interview with John Carpenter.
    However, it just goes to show that we should all take these kinds of things with a grain of salt until the STUDIOS have something to say.
    Thanks for sharing this, Ron! Good news, indeed.
     
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    Well, they've posted an update on DVD File:
    Following the rapid spread of the news yesterday regarding possible digital alterations to the upcoming DVD special edition of John Carpenter's Escape From New York in response to the recent events on 9-11 (see yesterday's news below), MGM has responded to the story and stated that it is not true. According to an MGM spokesperson, "We have no plans nor did we ever have any plans" to alter or change Escape From New York in any form.
    Yet according to a recent Fangoria article (set to appear in issue #155) Carpenter is directly quoted as being upset with these supposed changes, so how to account for these differing takes? We hope to hear from Carpenter's production company itself soon, so stay tuned...
    I think someone needs to tell these idiots that Fangoira #155 was on newsstands a few years ago. Idiots...
     
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    thanks for the update, Ron! [​IMG]
    Escape From New York is back up on my Must Buy list. [​IMG]
     
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    Thank God this isn't true. I apologize to those at MGM for my comments in the earlier thread. You just have to understand how passionate some people are about certain movies. Being a John Carpenter fan, I see him get treated with little respect sometimes and it bothers me. Would someone try to alter something of Spielberg's? (Well, Spielberg himself would probably alter it himself, but that's beside the point [​IMG] )
    Anyway, I've lifted my boycott of MGM and, all things considered, they're still one of my favorite companies. Once again, to MGM, I am sorry.
    I have now learned to watch what I believe off of DVDFile.com If you'll remember, they're the same website that said that Anchor Bay was working on a Special Edition of Prom Night. Well, as we all saw, in the Anchor Bay chat, the Anchor Bay guy said no such project was in development at all. So, I advise everyone out there to watch what they say at DVDFile.com. They've proven themselves quite unreliable as of late. If they're not careful, they'll be the laughing stock of the DVD rumor world.
     
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    Thanks Ron and especially MGM for correcting this misinformation ASAP.
     
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    Good news to hear, and thanks and apologies to MGM. L
     
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    Hey does anyone know if they are planning to issue the theatrical cut again w/ the SE or are they going to be using the Director's Cut that I saw on VHS a whole bunch of years ago? I haven't seen that VHS in a long time and I mostly foget what was changed in the Director's Cut.
    -Peter
     
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    What MGM DIDN'T mention is that they ARE going to do an edit...they will be placing that tourist kid from the hoax "top of the WTC with plane approaching" picture on top of the WTC when Snake lands.
    He will grab a tow rope and help halt the glider. He will then hand Snake a granola bar and a bottled water from his backback.
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    DVDFile has updated their 2 EFNY reports to remove reference to "issue #155," likely due to e-mails from myself and others. they still claim that the Carpenter interview in which he said the quotes in question will appear in an upcoming Fangoria issue and they are waiting for a confirmation/denial from Carpenter's team.
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