Force of Evil, Johnny Guitar, Pursued from Paramount?

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  1. TimJS

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    I don't know how seriously to take this site, but eFilmcritic is reporting the following titles from Paramount on July 25th:

    Ask the Dust (Paramount)
    Bound (Paramount)
    Double Life, A (Paramount)
    Force of Evil (Paramount)
    Hype! (Paramount)
    Johnny Guitar (Paramount)
    Ladybugs (Paramount)
    Pursued (Paramount)

    With Thanks to the Criterion Forum,
    Tim
     
  2. Jon Hertzberg

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    Sure, some of these like Force of Evil, Johnny Guitar, and Pursued are titles acquired through Paramount's purchase of the Republic library. This looks like a very nice second wave coming on the heels of the titles announced about a month ago.
     
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    I just wish the first wave of Paramount Republic titles would show up at etailers; only Deepdiscountdvd seem to have 'em so far, and that's a little troubling.

    Other than that put me down for Force of Evil (providing Paramount improve on the Artisan transfer), A Double Life, Johnny Guitar and most definitely Pursued.
     
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    The big one for me here is obviously "Johnny Guitar" since "Pursued", "A Double Life" and "Force Of Evil" are already sitting on my shelves.
     
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    Wow, I'm looking forward to more details!
     
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    I haven't seen it, but is there anything wrong with the current DVD of FORCE OF EVIL? I have the old Republic laserdisc, which is pretty good, actually.
     
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    It's actually not that bad, not perfect, but pretty crisp and clean; my point was that should the Paramount version be superior (and it's possible), I'll take it (again).
     
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    By and large, no. It's not perfect but it is certainly more than acceptable. Paramount needs to start worrying about frying bigger fish rather than this recent parade of re-releases... As for the ones not yet released - very grateful and I will buy every single one of them.

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...=force+of+evil
     
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    I couldn't agree more. Paramount is sitting on oh so many classic films that have yet to see the light of the DVD-day. Let them make a dent in those before they tread down the re-issue route.
     
  10. John Hodson

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    To a point; Paramount holds the original or best elements for many titles that Artisan transferred to DVD not from the the negative, or the best restored elements thereof - anyone here rather not see Paramount have another crack at The Quiet Man for instance?
     
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    Yup. In that particular case absolutely. But I'd prefer to see them release some of their crown jewels as well;

    The African Queen (1951)
    Appointment With Danger (1951)
    The Big Carnival aka... Ace in The Hole (1951)
    The Conformist (1971)
    Dark City (1950)
    The File of Thelma Jordan (1950)
    The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
    Hell's Island (1955)
    Reds (1981)
    Turning Point, The (1952)
    Union Station (1950)
     
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    Scorcese did introductions for A DOUBLE LIFE, FORCE OF EVIL, and PURSUED in their VHS incarnations. He also did an intro for JOHNNY GUITAR, which has not been brought out on dvd previously.
    I am surprised that Amazon is not listing the first Paramount wave of their Artisan acquisitions: THE DARK MIRROR, SECRET BEYOND THE DOOR, LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN. And some of the Republic Wayne films e.g., WAR OF THE WILDCATS). "Tentative" marketing scares me.
     
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    The Scorsese intro is on the UK R2 DVD of Johnny Guitar; it's brief, and only of passing interest.
     
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    Unfortunately, it appears that some of these titles won't be coming out on May 16th. DDD has changed the release date on a couple of those titles while one title is missing in action.





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    I couldn't agree more with Herb's list, especially since three are on my top ten most wanted, and the rest are just below, especially "The Conformist" and "Union Station".
     

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