Dream Lover DVD June 8

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  1. JonZ

    JonZ Lead Actor

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    I was just complaining about this the other day. Someone had said WB ownes the rights, but Hollywood Bitch Slap is showing this as a MGM release on the date abaove.

    Hope its true [​IMG] I can finally dump my LD [​IMG]

    Edit: My mistake, the date is actually June 15
     
  2. Jon Martin

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    Which DREAM LOVER is this? There are 4 or 5 by that name. The Kristy McNichol one or the James Spader/Madchen Amick one. And if the latter, will it be the unrated or the R rated version?
     
  3. JonZ

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    I was unaware there were 4 movies with this title. The Kristy McNichol 86 version is a MGM property so it may be that one[​IMG]
     
  4. Carlo Medina

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    DVD Empire shows this title as the Amick version (which, come on and admit it, is the one we all are hoping for [​IMG] ) and even has a mini-cover jpg up. However their preliminary specs say the R-rated version, and their specs aren't always right. IMDB says the theatrical run was 103 minutes with an alternate versions link that says the UR version had "4 extra minutes" which would bring the total up to 107. The DVD specs from DVD Empire say 104 mins which would lean towards the R-version. However I don't think any of those specs are written in stone, and IMDB contributors can also be wrong.

    I did send an email to MGM (somewhere via a link on their site) requesting that they release the UR version, but haven't heard a peep. I didn't expect to. [​IMG]

    Quick Edit: Amazon has it as the "r" rated version but on the "detailed specs" link say 108 mins. Odd. I think they may be referencing old details from when USA was going to release this DVD 5 years ago.
     
  5. JonZ

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    I hope so.

    Thanks for the info.Ill bet its the unrated version.[​IMG]
     
  6. Nathan*W

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    It's a shame Wal-Mart doesn't do unrated, because this tile would look great in the $5.50 bin.
     
  7. Carlo Medina

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    Unfortunately Jon (and trust me no one wants the UR more than me [​IMG] ) I'm starting to think it will be the R version. I looked it up under dvdpricesearch and clicked on the hit list that came up. Just about every one indicated a 103-104 minute run time and an R rating.

    It's never too late for MGM to rectify this though. I filled out another email form on their site.

    Anyone who wants the UR version please do so (under the Contact Us portion of www.mgm.com )
     
  8. JonZ

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    [​IMG] I guess Im keeping my LD

    Ive sent a email.
     
  9. Jon Martin

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    The unrated version is definitely a better version, and not just for obvious reasons.

    During the whole sex scene montage that is edited, there are a lot of dialogue portions that get cut, along with the sex scenes. They add a lot to the film.

    Great film though.
     
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    The unrated LD runs 106 Mins.
     
  11. Joshua_W

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    Since this is an MGM title, it's hard to tell what we're going to get. They've released mis-rated discs before, like Swamp Thing and Countess Dracula/Vampire Lovers.

    I doubt we'll know for certain until someone actually gets a copy of the disc.
     
  12. Carlo Medina

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    I agree Joshua (re: MGM's inconsistencies). It still would help for people to fill out that form and request that this DVD be the UR version.

    Here's the direct link to the form. Just choose MGM DVD from the subject pull-down menu, for name you have to fill in an email address, not your name. It at least checks a valid email format (i.e. [email protected] . com) but may not check if the email is actually valid - I put my home one and I've never gotten anything from MGM. In the message box I just typed how I'd heard Dream Lover starring James Spader and Madchen Amick was coming out on DVD (to avoid confusion with other Dream Lover titles) and how I hoped they would release the UR/director's cut version.

    Thanks!
     
  13. Jon Martin

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    Did anyone hear back from MGM about DREAM LOVER? It is released next week (June 1st, not the 8th as the thread title states). Didn't know if they ended up using the "unrated" cut or maybe resubmitting it to get an R.

    My laserdisc is starting to rot so I may end up picking it up no matter which version it is.
     
  14. Carlo Medina

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    Nope, no word at all. Didn't expect to, honestly.

    The packaging, according to DVD Empire's image of the packaging (as opposed to my earlier post which referenced info someone had to type in, this one is an actual capture of the back of the DVD packaging), says 1 hour 44 mins = 104 mins which I believe is the R rating. Certainly the additional footage back in 1994 would have flirted w/ NC-17 (if it existed then, I can't remember) but by today's standards would only be an R rating for sure. But I thought at last check (according to IMDB contributors) that the UR version was 107 mins.

    Since I don't have it on any format other than VHS I'll probably pick it up, but I'm definitely bummed out by this. [​IMG]
     
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    I just got this today and it is the R rated version and runs 103 mins.
     
  16. JonZ

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    I have to say Im suprised, as Ive been pretty pleased with MGM releasing longer cuts on DVD[​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG] I was looking foward to getting rid of my LD. I guess not.
     
  17. Carlo Medina

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    Yup, double bummer. Unfortunately, not owning any other copy, I have to settle for this one. [​IMG]
     
  18. Rich Malloy

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    The DVD world (and the MPAA, and the FCC, and...) is most definitely fucked. We can't get the full cut of a mature film by a serious director, but we do get all manner of ersatz "unrated editions" representing the adolescent hormone genre (no content that's particularly illicit, of course, just enough added frames to dupe the ignorant into believing they might get to see Buffy's little sister's tits).

    I'd like to say something pithy like "welcome to Dick Cheney's America", but this Janus-like combination of puritanical paternalism and crass exploitation has a long, sad history 'round here. It's certainly more the rule than the exception.
     

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