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FOX: The Innocents (tie in for The Others and The Haunting))!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dan Hitchman, Oct 3, 2001.

  1. Dan Hitchman

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    1963's chilling masterpiece co-scripted by Truman Capote. Starring Deborah Kerr and two wonderful child actors. Based upon the novel The Turn of the Screw, and seemingly the underlying basis for the newly released The Others. As good or better than Robert Wise's equally stunning The Haunting.
    Panavision scope 2.35:1 ratio (16x9 enhanced from a true 1080p HD master) with fully restored archival negatives (uncut length), then further digitally restored for video, and restored sound stems.
    Commentary and/or interviews with the surviving cast and crew members (an interesting side note: the little girl in The Innocents went on to star in The Legend of Hell House). The original The Turn of The Screw novel on a DVD-ROM section (it's a short story).
    A must have and it would tie in wonderfully with The Others and/or The Haunting (1963)!
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  2. Bruce Morrison

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    I'd definitely buy this - just a good transfer of the film would be fine for me actually.
     
  3. Robert Crawford

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    Sounds like somebody else besides me caught this film on FMC last night. [​IMG]
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  4. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    Exactly so. Please do as Dan suggests, Fox. By the way, thanks much for releasing THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE on DVD.
     
  5. SteveGon

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    Sounds good - I love a good chiller!
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  6. Dick

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    I'll certainly kick in on this one. Outstanding film, one of the few made by director Jack Clayton. CinemaScope photography is moody and unnerving - only somewhat captured on the middling widescreen laser disc. Godawful trailer, though.
     
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    One of the greatest horror films of all time.
    Fox you have to release this!
     
  8. Dan Hitchman

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    anyone else???
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  9. Jeff_A

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    Because of this thread, I watched this film for the first time (on VHS) last night. I found it to be a very enjoyable ghost story. I would also welcome a nice release of this title.
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  10. Jay E

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    With the Others DVD release coming soon, I thought I would resurrect this thread. This great Haunted House film deserves to be on DVD.
     
  11. David Lawrence

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    This would be a must-buy for me, and I agree with Jay's earlier post that it's one of the greatest horror movies of all time. Sadly not many people I know seem to have seen it.
     
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    I'd like to see a release of the Turn of the Screw (1992 version) directed by Rusty Lemorande. It was a hip version of the film, and didn't get very good reviews, but I loved it. It is owned by Lee Lighting Ltd. (UK) - who are currently producing the Dinotopia miniseries (2002) - who who would own the rights in Region 1?
     
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    I would certainly snap up a stellar Fox transfer of The Innocents to DVD in a heartbeat.
     
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    I would purchase THE INNOCENTS the day it was released if released in it's OAR.
     
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    Although I have never watched this horror film, I have read enough about it (here and elsewhere) to know that it would be a definite purchase for me when it is released. Also, I totally agree with Dan’s suggestions for possible supplementary features for the eventual DVD version.

    And while we’re on the subject, who owns the DVD rights to Michael Winner’s THE NIGHTCOMERS (1972), a steamy prequel of sorts to THE INNOCENTS, with Marlon Brando, Stephanie Beacham and Harry Andrews. Not a great film, by all accounts, but I would still like to see it and I bet Michael Winner would not be averse to recording an Audio Commentary for it, in which he recalls his experiences of working with the legendary Brando.
     
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    I have the Laser of the Nightcomers put out by Image Entertainment, but I would love to have an OAR of it on DVD. I don't know who has the rights to it now, for some reason I think it may be MGM, but that's just a guess.
     
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    I'd still rather have "The Haunting"!
     
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    I would purchase this classic in an instant! Bring it on Fox, and please include some extras unlike your LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE DVD which had no extras!
     
  19. Henry V

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    I'd love to own this film in OAR on DVD,I've only seen the cropped Pan&Scam version on TV.The Haunting and this are two of the most chilling ghost stories ever filmed,bar none.[​IMG]
     
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    Rusty Lemorande's remake of THE TURN OF THE SCREW was released in America (on tape, anyway) by Cannon, I believe. If so, then MGM would have the rights to it.

    Michael Winner's THE NIGHTCOMERS is an Embassy picture owned by StudioCanal. Thus entreaties should be sent to Anchor Bay.

    Yes, these two, along with THE INNOCENTS and the original THE HAUNTING need to be on DVD!
     

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