Forbidden Planet - Is A Special Ed. In The Works?

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  1. Brent Avery

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    PERHAPS I AM NOT VERY GOOD AT EITHER REMEMBERING OR SEARCHING THIS SITE FOR PREVIOUS POSTS BUT I SEEM TO RECALL READING ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OR A S.E. OF THIS GREAT SCI FI MOVIE. OTHERWISE, SHOULD I JUST PURCHASE THE CURRENT VERSION IF I AM WRONG? ALSO, ANY THOUGHTS ON THE VIDEO QUALITY AND AUDIO WOULD BE NICE.
     
  2. Patrick McCart

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    NOTHING HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED YET! [​IMG]
     
  3. Jeffrey Gray

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    I asked about it in the 2001 WB/HTF chat, but I stupidly lumped it in with about a dozen other titles, thus leading to one of the most vague answers ever in an HTF set; the rep said they were considering some of the titles on my list, and thus we don't know any more than we did before the chat...
     
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    Hey guys, stop shouting! [​IMG]

    I seriously doubt there is much material on this film for an SE.
     
  5. oscar_merkx

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    what about a Leslie Nielsen commentary

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    I wished! Forbidden Planet is my favorite fifties SF movie, would love to see a special edition, well they did it with 'Day The Earth Stood Still', so it's not impossible.

    "Monsters John. Monsters from the Id!"
     
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    Just a decent remaster would satisfy me. As it is, the color is just not accurately rendered, and the separation of the stereo sound is almost non-existent (better on the laser).
     
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    Anne Francis has taped some rememberances that air on TCM about how the guy in the Robby the Robot suit was too drunk to perform in some scenes!
     
  12. Mark_TS

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    CINEFANTASTIQUE did a double issue devoted to FP, (V.8,#2/3) back when they had no ads, and used to devote the bulk of the mag to 1 or 2 films. THEY found tons of stuff to write about-script, deleted scenes, artwork, interviews, photos, blueprints, props etc, so the material is out there, thus, together with the Criterion extras, a deluxe SE shoudlnt be that hard to create, even though some of the principals are gone...
     
  13. Roger Rollins

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    A FORBIDDEN PLANET remake is in development at DREAMWORKS. Remakes always tend to bring attention to original versions, and when the new picture comes out, I'd bet that a deluxe FP DVD will arrive from WB.

    Aside from the many extras, a new transfer and sound remastering are definitely in order. The current DVD (and the Criterion LD) look like crap compared to the last MGM LD release.
     
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    Didn't know about the Criterion release. Marvin Miller, the voice of Robby, is no longer with us.
     
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    To each their own. Personally, I loved this movie as a kid, have the current version on DVD, would buy a special edition wihtout a thought, and if they do a decent job on a remake, I'll be first in line.
     
  17. DaViD Boulet

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    Would also love a new SE of this film with a new Hi-Def transfer.

    The current DVD is 16x9, but looks like a very dated film-tape transfer when you blow it up on a big screen.

    The colors in the MGM laser are far better as is the stereo PCM sound!

    -dave
     
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    Forbidden Planet, along with Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and The Day the Earth Stood Still, is one of the seminal 1950s SF movies, and has had lots written about it.

    Surely, if nothing else, someone could pay an impecunious film studies professor to do a commentary on the movie? I've always found audio commentaries by academics to be excellent, since there is an absence of 'X was brilliant to work with' BS that you get from cast/directors.
     
  20. Jack Briggs

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    Oh, how I wish this film were not under Warner's control.
     

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