Is "Cold Turkey" w Dick Van Dyke coming?

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  1. Everett S.

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    It's a very funny comedy about a small town trying to give up smoking for a month to get a million dollar prize. Directed by Carl Reiner. With a lot of stars. Like Jean Stapleton And Edward Everett Horton! Have not seen this on tv in a long time, would love to see it on DVD.
     
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    Taped it uninterrupted off cable, but haven't gotten around to watching it yet.

    The unavailable Van Dyke film I REALLY want is the telefilm THE MORNING AFTER, in which he plays an alcoholic. Anyone seen this?
     
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    Yes, indeed. There are TONS of superb TV movies that beg to be released on DVD. This was one of them. Probably the first (and maybe best to date) example of Van Dyke's tremendous talent as a dramatic actor.
     
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    I have another one for you that I'll bet few have heard of: "The Comic", from 1969, in which he brilliantly played a silent movie comedian. I'd love to see that one on DVD.
     
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    Back to COLD TURKEY...

    I wish Hollywood would get off their butts and release this.
     
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    I remember seeing a COLD TURKEY LD and that was fullscreen, and since MGM owns the rights, you can bet the dVD will be fullscreen, as they seme to release their comedy titles that way.

    BY the way, I thought Dick Van dyke was superb in a little seen drama RUNNER STUMBLES.
     
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    This was in theatres in the late 60's or early 70's.I worked at theatre that showed it.
     
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    Not only have I seen it, not only do I love it, but I also OWN it in the form of the Image laserdisc. Great stuff, and one of the two times you get to see what he'd be like as a silent comedian, thanks to director Carl Reiner's skillful re-creations. "Dr. Jerk & Mr. Hyde" is one of the finest bits of spoofery I've ever seen, at the expense of one John Barrymore. Does anyone know what the other occurence of silent Van Dyke comedy is? The clock is ticking...
     

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