Jackie Gleason "GIGOT"

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  1. DEAN DE FURIA

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    Anyone remember this great 1962 movie with Jackie Gleason playing a lovable mute pauper? I've been trying to find a decent video copy of this for years. I taped it in EP on late night TV about 17 years ago and it just didn't weather the years well. Anyone?
     
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    My parents were just asking me if this was available on DVD. As it was directed by Gene Kelly, perhaps good sales on the upcoming GENE KELLY discs will encourage the release of this film. Does anyone know who owns the rights? IMDB says Warner Bros (1967-????) but that of course is not definitive.
     
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    >>Anyone remember this great 1962 movie...
     
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    I thought I would see if anyone had any news on this title.
     
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    Yes,

    i've seen it on TCM.

    Gleason's performance is great.

    i know it was a pet project of his,

    but panned at the time for being too schmaltzy.
     
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    directed by gene kelly.

    i have it on tape but havent watched all of it yet.

    seems to be a forgotten movie.
     
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    I wonder if there is any chance this will ever be released on dvd. None of the original Honeymooner episodes have made it to dvd. So maybe the studios feel there is lack of interest for Jackie Gleason vehicles. When i saw your thread I was hoping to read that Gigot was on the to be released list. This movie has a very nostalgic, foreign movie kind of feel to it. I especially love the cat.
     
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    Due to the success of the TV-movie reamke "The Wool Cap" (starring William H. Macy) is there any chance this fine film will appear on DVD?
     
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    One of my favorite films from the 60s. But I have to content myself with the excellent Jackie Gleason LP of the soundtrack. Wish I had it on Blu-Ray, or even DVD. Thanks for the memory.
     
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    GIGOT is on DVD now from Fox. Its for sale on Amazon. One of my favorites as well.
     
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    amazon lists it as 1.33, is that correct?
     
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    I saw GIGOT when it opened, at the Loew's State in Utica, NY. I remember the photography and production design (by Jean Bourgoin, Auguste Capelier & Alexandre Trauner, respectively)being really stunning. And it was shown in 1:85:1. If this is one of the Fox Cinema Archive MOD's, the visual quality of these releases are extremely erratic. And post 1952 films, Cinemascope as well as widescreen, are usually pan and scan. Still, if one loves the film, and hasn't seen it in 50 odd years........
     
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    It's letterboxed, but not anamorphic. Transfer's not the greatest. Not P&S, though.
     
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    Joe, thanks so much for the information! I have a feeling that this may be the same master used for the VHS release, which I recall also being letterboxed. I admit I'm dying to own this, but the beautiful quality of the image is what I remember most about the film, so I'm very hesitant. On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you rate the disc visually?
     
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    I'd rate it 2.5. It looks like an older analog transfer. Could be the same video master for that VHS release.
     
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    Thanks so much Joe for your quick response!
     
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    Turner Classic Movies is showing "GIGOT" on February 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm. Just noticed this on their schedule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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