Last Action Hero SE?

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  1. Dale MA

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    Who else would love a SE of Last Action Hero? The original DVD is years old now & in desperate need of a SE.

    What are the chances of Last Action Hero getting the treatment it deserves?
     
  2. John CW

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    Probably not too high, I think we're the only two people in existence who enjoyed this movie (and I haven't seen it in years, I may not even like it anymore! [​IMG]).
     
  3. Dale MA

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    C'mon, the film was great fun [​IMG] I've noticed that my local ASDA have the current DVD in stock for £4.97 so I'm tempted to pick that up.

    I've read that whilst the current DVD had a grainy PQ the sound was superb but I think that a 2-disc SE could easily be made for this one [​IMG]
     
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    My region 2 copy has some extra features that I'm happy with. I also like the picture and sound quality on that release.
    2 disc SE, though? Not going to happen.
     
  5. Dale MA

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    Yeah, I'm dreaming when I say a 2-disc SE but they could easily do a new transfer & throw a couple of extras on there, maybe a commentary track.
     
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    I'd rather have no commentary track than having to listen to John McTiernan.

    I see your point though.

    Japan has released a Superbit edition of this movie. Maybe that is worth checking out? Or maybe wait for the Superbit to be released in the States?
     
  7. Steve Tannehill

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    Well, there are four fans of the movie so far in this thread...I wish that were enough to warrant a do-over from Columbia/Tri-Star/Sony.

    I was a little scared when I saw this in the theater and was one of two people in a sold-out house to understand the references to The Seventh Seal. It's just strange to be the only one laughing at something...

    - Steve
     
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    Make that 5. I never understood the huge negativity towards this film.

    Chris
     
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    I bought the R2 disc for £2.99 in a Blockbuster sale. Beat that! The disc still stands up today, despite the 4:3 menus. Transfer is great.

    If R1 gets an SE, then it'll lift over the extras from R2/4. The only extra is a 4:3 version, which is only needed if you want a headache.
     
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    May not be Arnold's best but overall it's a good and fun movie, I like it and would buy a new 2 disc edition or even 1 disc but with the image remastered.
     
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    This film used to be one of the favourite Arnold movies in our family. I often compare it with Mars Attacks!, because I think they may have sort of a 'European flavour'.

    Both certainly seem to be valued higher in Europe than in most of the US.


    Cees
     
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    Used to love watching this. Im game for a SE.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    I love this movie along with another so-called dud: "Waterworld".

    They're great fun popcorn movies. I have never seen "Hudson Hawk"- but I assume I'd enjoy that as well.

    I'm in for the SE!
     
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    I'll be happy to pick it up and can vouch for a few friends who loved the movie, too. Are we getting into double-digit fan base yet? [​IMG]
     
  16. Dale MA

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    Yes, I think we've made the double digit goal [​IMG]

    I'm picking up the R2 standard edition DVD of LAH today, so sods law should mean that a SE will be announced any day now [​IMG]
     
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    Since the current R1 DVD of this movie has been reduced to a 4:3 P&S travesty (this was one of the titles that were re-issued by Sony/CTS w/o the Widescreen transfer) anybody that has even a passing interest in this movie requires a new transfer!

    In all seriousness, since Sony re-issued this disc with a P&S transfer only on R1 DVD, I would suspect that the Widescreen iteration will probably be a Blu-ray exclusive in the not too distant future.
     
  18. Dale MA

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    I've just got my widescreen R2 copy, just skipped through a couple of scenes & I think the movie looks great, haven't got chance to check the sound out yet though. Extra features are a little skimpy but there is a couple of little bits.

    Here's a couple of screen grabs if you're interested:

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  19. John*D

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    I'd definitely pick up a SE. Although I'd expect a SUPERBIT is more likely to be released.

    I've been holding off on this movie b/c of the 4:3 only disc.

    Hopefully SONY will wise up and release something next year.
     
  20. Aaron Silverman

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    I loved this film! (I wasn't a fan of Mars Attacks, but I liked both Eraser and Hudson Hawk. [​IMG] )

    I'm guessing that this one won't see another release until Blu-Ray. Hopefully then it'll get the special edition it deserves.
     

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