Marooned on November 18, 2003

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  1. Jeff_HR

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    One of my favorite "Space" flicks is coming soon. Details below from "DVD Times":

    Marooned

    They are trapped in a spaceship with no power. Outside there is no air and no heat. Earth spins 200 miles below. Three astronauts face a desperate situation in this spellbinding science fiction cliffhanger. After completing a daring mission in space, the three-man spaceship Ironman One orbits Earth preparing for re-entry. But a retro-rocket misfires, and the crew commander Jim Pruett (Richard Crenna), scientist/astronaut Clayton Stone (James Franciscus) and pilot Buzz Lloyd (Gene Hackman) are marooned in space. Back on Earth, Charles Keith (Gregory Peck), chief of the manned space program, and senior astronaut Ted Dougherty (David Janssen) plan an incredible rescue — while the whole world anxiously awaits.

    The details on this barebones release are final...

    * 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
    * English DD2.0 Surround
    * English, French and Japanese subtitles

    Retail is $24.95.
     
  2. Gordon McMurphy

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    Oh, yes! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    $24.95 is pretty steap, though. Who is distributing this?

    It will be great to finally see this film in it's orignal Panavision ratio.

    Thanks, Jeff!


    Gordy
     
  3. Jeff_HR

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    Columbia Gordon. I've had the WS Laserdisc for years. Check around, you should be able to find a deal online somewhwere.
     
  4. Steve Christou

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    Nice, to have it in full widescreen at last. And stereo sound.[​IMG]

    Marooned was released in 1969, a year later in the real world the Apollo 13 astronauts were also marooned in space, spooky!
    2001 A Space Odyssey was probably still in cinemas when Marooned was released, instantly dating the new movie's space effects, but Marooned still went on to win that years special effects Oscar, it was also nominated for sound and cinematography, jeez what a trivia freak I am...[​IMG]
     
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    This was the film that opened the Ziegfeld Theatre in Manhattan in December, 1969--the only remaining movie house in New York that remotely resembles the great Roadshow houses of old.
     
  6. William D Cavender

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    The LD was cut three scenes from its theatrical version. I do intend to get this, even though at its best it is terribley edited. Will post my thoughts on the completeness of the DVD version.
     
  7. Steve Tannehill

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    So will they include the MST3K version as a supplement? [​IMG]

    - Steve
     
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  9. Nelson Au

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    Cool, I have the WS laserdisc too and it looks terrible. Agree, it is dated, but not a bad flick.

    Nelson
     
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    "Now if you'll excuse me, I've got a widow to console"
     
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    Like MacKenna's Gold, Marooned was intended to be a roadshow presentation but I don't know if it was ever shown as such at least here in the USA. I do have the glossy souvenir program for it though.
     
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