Knock Knock! Who's There? Yetta. Yetta Who? Yetta 'Nother STEPFORD WIVES DVD

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  1. Claude North

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    I see that Paramount is releasing their own DVD of the original Stepford Wives next month. This will be the third DVD version of this film. Any word if a new transfer is being prepared for the release, or will this be the same as the Anchor Bay "Silver Anniversary Edition"?

    And how did Paramount wind up with the film, which was originally released by Columbia? I imagine that Paramount must be responsible for the remake, but do "remake rights" necessarily grant the distribution or video rights to the original version?
     
  2. Matthew Chmiel

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    Im guessing Anchor Bay lost the distrubution rights of the original and Paramount snatched them up to tie in with their remake.

    As of the specs that were announced, the disc looks exactly like the last Anchor Bay version of the flick.
     
  3. TheBat

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    I wonder if the tv sequel stepford husband will be released on dvd?

    JACOB
     
  4. Dorian Gray

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    I sure hope picture will be remastered, because the 2nd Anchor Bay release wasn't that great, despite being anamorphic...
     
  5. Jeff Ulmer

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    I would agree that there is still lots of room for improvement on the transfer for this one. The contrast was way off in the last release, and the grain was excessive.
     
  6. Steve Phillips

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    THE STEPFORD HUSBANDS was actually the THIRD TV sequel.

    REVENGE OF THE STEPFORD WIVES (1980) and THE STEPFORD CHILDREN (1987) with Barbara Eden are much better, but that isn't exactly high praise!
     
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    this movie any good? never seen it or heard of it before now. should I check out the original? or just relax and wait for the remake?
     
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    I believe Paramount arranged a distribution deal with Anchor Bay to release this version. That's why the extras will be the same as AB's 20th anniversary edition.
     
  9. Jeff_HR

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    Watch the original & definately forget the remake.
     
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    the stepford husband was okay. it plays on the lifetime movie channel from time to time. Its not the best movie in the world. however actress Sarah Douglas appears in the movie. I talk about it on my site: www.angelfire.com/ca4/sarahdouglas

    JACOB
     
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    Re: "..... should I check out the original? or just relax and wait for the remake?"

    Possibly both. The 2004 Frank Oz (Little Shop Of Horrors) remake is going into a far different direction than the 1975 Bryan Forbes directed original. The 1975 version played it as a straight forward thriller whereas the 2004 version is more a comedic satire.

    The 2004 version has a killer cast: Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Matthew Broderick and singer Faith Hill in her film debut. That cast alone is reason enough to check it out.
     
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    Any reviews yet on this release?
     
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    Any reviews yet on this release?
     
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    Has this version beens "sanitized?" After Joanna's first attempt to hold a rap session with the wives, the DV version has Paula Prentiss's character muttering "holy cow." I could SWEAR that in the original theatrical version I saw back in 1975, the line was "holy s**t."
     

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