Films you'd like to see re-released

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  1. DarrylWHarrisJr

    DarrylWHarrisJr Stunt Coordinator

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    Ok, I know we are all tired of multiple releases of films on The Great Format, but admit there are some films in dire need of a brand spanking new transfer of which I don't mind The Studios milking me for. Warner Bros. did an excellent job with Amadeus, True Romance, Coocoo's Nest & Unforgiven so studios take notes and keep them coming. I really don't care for "2-disc super editions", though on some films I got to know how they did the special effects (Star Wars, LOTR) or animations (Beauty & The Beast). My titles are as follows:

    Batman
    Robin Hood
    The Color Purple
    Driving Miss Daisy
    Goodfellas
    Gone With The Wind
    Purple Rain
    Casablanca
    Blade Runner
    The Breakfast Club
    Casino
    Scarface
    A Dog Day Afternoon
    Deer Hunter
    Chinatown
    Good Will Hunting

    Wow.. that's another 16 dvd's to add to my insane collecton!
     
  2. Scott Varney

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    The Color Purple, Driving Miss Daisy, and Bladerunner will get new transfers in 2003. In fact, Color Purple and Miss Daisy have already been anounced for a February (?) release.

    Breakfast Club is being re-released in April... no info on if new transfer was done.

    I would like to add to the list any film any studio released in the wrong aspect ratio.
     
  3. Rob T

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    Batman
    Batman Returns
    Private Parts
    Theres definitely more but I can't think of them at the moment. [​IMG]
     
  4. David_Giles

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    I would love to see these get the SE treatment:

    HEAT
    Goodfellas...i know this ones in the works
    Casino
    Midnight Run
    Once Upon a Time In New York
    Deer Hunter

    and Karate Kid
     
  5. Jeffrey Gray

    Jeffrey Gray Second Unit

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    Why Casablanca? It has a beautiful restored print, a great documentary, a bunch of Bogart trailers...what more do you want?
     
  6. Paul_Scott

    Paul_Scott Lead Actor

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    Oklahoma
    Carousel
    i would love to own both of these, but since everything i have read tells me they are substandard for this format, why should i invest money in them?
    Dracula ('79)
    Flash Gordon
    i have a feeling these two probably will get re-done eventually.
    but i would really love to see Warren Lieberfarb get a job at MGM and turn their sorry little outfit around.
    then maybe i could get decent copies of;
    Jean De Florette
    Manon of The Spring
    The Apartment
    Who'll Stop The Rain
    Elmer Gantry
    and about a dozen more titles MG dumped onto dvd that are sorely needing restored prints and/or anamorphic enhancement.
     
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    What about.

    Frightnight SE
    Deep rising SE
    Face off SE
    Event horizon SE
    Wedding singer SE

    mike.
     
  8. Dan_J_H.

    Dan_J_H. Stunt Coordinator

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    TITANIC (James Cameron).
     
  9. Mark_vdH

    Mark_vdH Screenwriter

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    I still want a proper version of Fearless.
    I also hope the upcoming (02/04/2003) CTHV release of Character will be worth buying. The current Dutch R2 dvd of this 1998 Oscar winner for best foreign language film is pretty awful. [​IMG]
     
  10. Dean Cooper

    Dean Cooper Supporting Actor

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    The big ones for me are:
    Weird Science
    Batman
    Christmas Vacation (W i d e S c r e e n ! ! !)
    Flash Gordon
    and I'll Second TITANIC

    Dean
     
  11. Derek M Germano

    Derek M Germano Second Unit

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    All in 16:9 enhanced wide screen please:
    SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
    BRIGADOON
    SCREAM (Director's Cut)
    ARMAGEDDON (Director's Cut)
    HALLOWEEN: H20
    FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
    MIMIC
    TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
    DEEP RISING
    MOONSTRUCK
    CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
    LIFEFORCE
    PIT AND THE PENDULUM
    SOME LIKE IT HOT
    DEAD OF WINTER
    HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
    QUATERMASS AND THE PIT
    DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS
    THE MASK
    EVENT HORIZON
    THE THING
    PSYCHO
    VERTIGO
    GRUMPY OLD MEN
    GRUMPIER OLD MEN
    NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION
    NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION
    VEGAS VACATION
    JOE'S APARTMENT
    MY FELLOW AMERICANS
    MICHAEL
    THE ABYSS
    TOWERING INFERNO
    THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE
    PLANET OF THE APES
    BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES
    ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES
     
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    Anything not available in OAR, starting with A Midnight Clear, Yours, Mine & Ours, Happy Gilmore, and A Christmas Story.
     
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    Frightners
    Batman
    Batman Returns
    Moonraker
    Scarface
    Happy Gilmore

    and a few more i cant remember right now...

    l8rz,
    Deepak Jr.
     
  14. Joshua Clinard

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    I have to add The Mighty Ducks to the list. That is the worst DVD transfer I have ever seen. Also, everything on the NON-OAR DVD list (link in sig).
     
  15. Patrick McCart

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    Fantasia (Without censorship and with option of all existing Deems Taylor audio mixed with new...instead of the redub-only audio)

    Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (anything would be fine...especially a reconstruction using the 3 deleted scenes)

    Laurel and Hardy silent shorts (A multi-disc set with all of the shorts)
     
  16. Joel Vardy

    Joel Vardy Supporting Actor

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    The Last Emperor Worst looking transfer of a top film ever
    Exodus Recently released (non-anamorphic) and poorly transferred -- almost unwatchable
    Goodfellas No doubt will be rereleased in the near future (flipper)
    Double Indemnity A travesty, but likely to be rereleased at some point
    Scarface Never touched this one because of the reputation of the transfer -- likely to be rereleased
    Raging Bull Understand will be rereleased in '03
    The King and I needs anamorphic treatment
    Planet of the Apes Anamorphic rerelease would be nice
    The Abyss Anamorphic rerelease would be nice but existing transfer is not too bad for non-anamorphic title
    Titanic Should have been done anamorphically the first time -- needs some SE treatment as well
    Joel
     
  17. Marc Colella

    Marc Colella Cinematographer

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    Titles that need better transfers (extra's are gravy)
    Fargo - coming in 2003, anamorphic but not as good as it should be
    Fearless - P&S! Needs a re-release big time
    Trainspotting - Currently non-anamorphic
    Shallow Grave - non-anamorphic
    Badlands - Anamorphic, but has too much compression due to single-layer
    Goodfellas - Needs a nice anamorphic transfer, non-flipper
    Last Night - P&S hell thanks to Alliance
    Exotica - non-anamorphic (once again, thanks Alliance!)
    New Waterford Girl - non-anamorphic
     
  18. Bob Graham

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    I'd like to see THE QUIET MAN get the technicolor picture restoration it deserves.
     
  19. Geo Gabor

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    For anamorphic releases, put me down for Jean de Florette, Manon of the Spring, Planet of the Apes, The Abyss, Andrei Rublev, The Longest Day, Charade, Psycho, Vertigo. For non-flippers, put me down for Das Boot.

    I will buy (or re-buy) all of these the day they are released appropriately.
     
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    True Lies
     

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