How do you ask/get these movies re-released as Special Editions?

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  1. Matthew Prince

    Matthew Prince Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm new and this place is so amazing, I'd thought I better start a new thread!

    How do you ask or get these movies re-released as Special or Collector's Editions? (Or even proper versions)

    BATMAN (1989) - A 2-disc set with a new 16x9 transfer, 5.1 AND DTS (what IS it with Warner and DTS? Do they hate it?) sound, a Retrospective documentary, Audio commentary, set and costume design featurettes, Special effects featurettes, a featurette on the general film score and interviews with Prince and his music videos, deleted scenes with optional commentary, a look at the merchandising boom (!) around the movie and maybe Easter Eggs...

    BATMAN RETURNS (1992) - (Michelle Pfeiffer is the REAL Catwoman [​IMG]) Special features as above!

    FACE/OFF (1997) - How about 5.1 AND DTS sound, Audio commentary, a new 16x9 transfer, a general making of, individual Stunt & Special effect featurettes, the set & costume design featurettes, deleted scenes with optional commentary, featurette on the film score, some Easter Eggs and hopefully a Profile of John Woo's style and technique of filiming... [​IMG]

    POLTERGEIST 1 (1982) - A new 16x9 transfer, remixed 5.1 sound, Retrospective doc (if you want, you can mention the 'curse'), Audio commentary, Deleted scenes with audio commentary, Biographies and filmographies, Special effects and set design featurettes and Easter Eggs...? The same goes for POLTERGEIST 2 (1986) and 3 (1988)

    CASINO (1995) - Long overdue for a 2-disc set, new 16x9 transfer, 5.1 (& maybe DTS?) sound, Retrospective doc, costume and set design, Soundtrack featurette, Documentary or interviews with the REAL gangsters (!), Audio commentary (if possible), Deleted scenes with audio commentary, Biographies and filmographies

    GOODFELLAS: SE (1990) - I know this is coming... Does anyone have a Region 1 street date?

    TRUE LIES (1994) - Ignoring the state of World politics, this is still a damn fine movie! You know I want a proper 2-disc set - movie on one, extras on the other!

    I'm sure the "Governator" surely can take some time out of his 'hectic [​IMG]' schedule to contribute... I'm talking Disc 1 - 5.1 EX and 6.1 DTS sound, new 16x9 transfer, Audio commentary. Disc 2 - a general making of, individual Stunt & Special effect featurettes, a general making of, individual Stunt & Special effect featurettes, the set & costume design featurettes, deleted scenes with optional commentary, featurette on the film score, some Easter Eggs, deleted scenes with optional commentary, a featurette on the film score & some Easter Eggs...

    MALCOLM X (1992) - A magnificent movie like this deserves a 2-disc edition by now! Disc 1 - new 16x9 transfer, 5.1 sound, additional scenes (Director's Cut?). Disc 2 - An extensive Retrospective doc, a mini-doc on Malcolm X, one on the merchandising (!), deleted scenes with audio commentary, the sets and costume design featurettes...

    And to cut things short, a few more...

    LAST ACTION HERO (1993) - Very underrated... [​IMG]
    YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES (1985) - Paramount's vanilla DVD is rubbish! (And I BET Paramount hates DTS as well!) Even a featurette on the then-revolutionary Special effects (the plate-glass soldier was designed by a team led by John Lasseter before he joined Pixar!) would improve things!
    TIMECOP (1994)
    HARD TARGET (1993) - 2 Disc including John Woo's much bootlegged Director's Cut.
    SUDDEN DEATH (1995)
    AIRPLANE (1980) - Do it properly Paramount! Interview the cast and crew and find some deleted scenes!
    ADVENTURES OF BARON MUCHAUSEN (1988) - Hilarious! Long overdue for an SE. Monty Python and the... Holy Grail, The Meaning Of Life and Life Of Brian all have SEs. So why can't this similar movie have one?

    And just to be crazy...
    HOWARD THE DUCK (1986) - Pan N Scan/WS, I don't care! 5.1 sound! I'd love it even more if Universal persuaded/bribed the Director to do an Audio commentary and offered Deleted scenes with Audio commentary OR the Uncut version of the movie.

    BIGGLES: ADVENTURES IN TIME (1986) - A proper 16x9 transfer or at least a 1.78:1 trasnsfer and 5.1 sound in addition to the decent (Region 2 - Ha!) extras.

    Whew! that was exhaustive! [​IMG]
     
  2. Ronald Epstein

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    Many of the first few films you mentioned
    are already in the works or been announced
    for SE release.

    You can also trust the studios will revisit
    many other films as it is norm to resll the
    same title on DVD as many times as possible.

    Best bet is to post requests in our STUDIO
    FEEDBACK area.
     
  3. Zachary Cohen

    Zachary Cohen Stunt Coordinator

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    August 17th.
     
  4. Matt Czyz

    Matt Czyz Supporting Actor

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    Adventures of Baron Munchausen just got a Region 3 Superbit, but I have no idea how much better it looks and sounds than the current Columbia version.
     
  5. Mikel_Cooperman

    Mikel_Cooperman Producer

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    Poltergeist was announced a few years ago and then pulled before release, rumored to be by Spielberg.

    I want it!!!!
     
  6. Chip_HT

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    Don't forget The Shadow (1994 - Universal). I don't care what comes with it as long as it's widescreen in region 1.
     
  7. Ray_R

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    I'd also like The Shadow, preferrably as a Collector's Edition with all the works. The ONLY thing that's setting me off on purchasing it is because it's Pan & Scan and featureless. I'd love to see a retrospective on the comic series and radio drama it's been based on. Most interesting why Universal doesn't see the revenue for a proposed Collector's Edition which so many fans such as myself would like to see.
     
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    Two more classics to add to the list:

    Gone With the Wind- (though I've a suspicion Warner Bros. will probably have something out by December for the 65th Anniversary!) and

    Breakfast At Tiffany's- To this day I'm dismayed that there are no extras to the current DVD put out by Paramount. Where's Blake Edwards' commentary? Where is the documentary about the making of the film and the history of the hit song "Moon River"? How about original costume sketches by Givenchy?
     
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    Is there someplace we can e-mail/write requesting that some of these SEs be made? (Specifically, The Shadow.)
     
  10. EnricoE

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    hard target is available in europe and japan in the nc-17 version [​IMG] but only with non-anamorphic widescreen, atleast not that bad [​IMG]
     
  11. Brian W.

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    A special edition is already in the works. It should be out late in the year.
     
  12. Paul P

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    Just to revive this thread, I want to chime in on the shadow request. Feel like I've been waiting forever [​IMG]
     
  13. Qui-Gon John

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    ADD

    ARMAGEDDON

    CRIMSON TIDE (announced then delayed to unknown date)

    Enemy Of The State (announced then delayed to unknown date)

    Days Of Thunder

    Titanic

    American President

    Mrs. Doubtfire

    True Lies

    Some of these titles may already have "SE" but if so, they are still non-anamorphic.
     

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