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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Micah Cohen, Jul 28, 2006.
NIGHT OF THE HUNTER. Where is it? Any restoration news? Any new DVD news? MC
I wish. Mediocre original transfer with no extras. Needs a good remaster... Sony? There, another breath wasted. Or does someone else now have the home video rights for United Artists titles? Can't keep up with these games of studio musical chairs.
I believe, and please, someone, correct me if I'm wrong, but Fox is now taking over the home video distribution of the MGM/UA product. It will no longer be handled by Sony. So that may bode well for this. And there is a WEALTH of behind the scenes footage that still exists which I saw screened at UCLA a few years ago. Fascinating to see Laughton directing the kids, Mitchum & Lillian Gish. Hopefully that could be included.
Remaster NIGHT OF THE HUNTER now now now now... NOW!!!!
Let me add my voice to the earnest requests here for a proper dvd release of this movie!
Figured I'd b-u-m-p this bad boy and see where it gets me. Any news, four years later? MC
One of my most wanted films....and one of my most important Blu-Ray upgrades. Hopefully we'll see the home video footage if this ever comes out. It's apparently lost in the abyss currently known as MGM.
If the scuttlebutt is to be believed, this will a Criterion release They've licensed several UA titles, the first of which THE FUGITIVE KIND is due this month.
That would be incredible!! This could easily be a 2-disc set or even more. There is reportedly hours and hours of home-video footage shot on set by Laughton's wife Elsa Lanchester. Much of this was edited in to a documentary that was shown a few years ago on the festival circuit. That documentary could easily make up a disc by itself. This film could easily support multiple commentary tracks also. I read a book on the making of the film a couple of years ago.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!
Here's a link about the documentary.