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MGM oozes with goodness on 12/3!!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Scott Weinberg, Oct 5, 2002.

  1. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

    Oct 3, 2000
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    I was just taking a look through TDB's Upcoming Cover Art, and I was amazed by the 'hidden classics' being offered by MGM on 12/3.
    Where's Poppa? - Beloved cult comedy with Ruth Gordon and George Segal. I haven't seen it in years, so this will be a great opportunity for a re-visit.
    State of Grace - Before hanging out at HTF, I thought I was the only one who loved this overlooked Phil Joanou (Three O'Clock High, U2: Rattle and Hum) flick. Gary Oldman, Ed Harris, Sean Penn, Robin Wright, John Turturro, and John C. Reilly star in a VERY cool modern mob flick that takes place in Hell's Kitchen, NY. Plus it's got Burgess Meredith.
    Miami Blues - George Armitage's (Grosse Pointe Blank) refreshingly cool and off-kilter cop flick. Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Fred Ward star. Nasty violence, dark humor, slick dialogue.
    Dead of Winter - Mary Steenburgen and Roddy McDowall star in this basically forgotten mystery from 1987. Astutely directed by the celebrated Arthur Penn (Bonnie & Clyde, Little Big Man) and featuring more than a few crazy twists, this is one for the Agatha Christie crowd. (Personally I can't wait to see this one again!)
    Rush - Jason Patric and Jennifer Jason Leigh star in this stark and intense cop flick. The pair play undercover narcotics agents who end up a bit too reliant on the hardcore drugs that surround them. Sam Elliot, Bill Sadler, and Greg Allman fill the background nicely.
    I realize that MGM is known for shoveling out LOTS of product, but I for one am thrilled to see this latest batch!
    I'm not saying that these are necessarily obscure movies, but they're 'off the beaten path' titles that I'm looking forward to.
    MGM folks, good job on your title choices this time around!
  2. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

    Jun 6, 1999
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    You left out the stunning "Blue Steel."

    Also, is MGM releasing "24 Hour Party People" on 12/03? That's what I heard about a month ago, but no updates since.
  3. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

    Aug 3, 2001
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    Complete list of 12/3 MGM releases, courtesy of Image:

    Product Name Release Date Format
    Alphabet City 12/03/2002 DVD
    Bad Influence 12/03/2002 DVD
    Blue Steel (1990) 12/03/2002 DVD
    Body Of Evidence 12/03/2002 DVD
    Children's Hour 12/03/2002 DVD
    Company Business 12/03/2002 DVD
    Dead Of Winter 12/03/2002 DVD
    Kiss Before Dying 12/03/2002 DVD
    Legend Of The Lost 12/03/2002 DVD
    Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song 12/03/2002 DVD
    Miami Blues 12/03/2002 DVD
    Producers (Special Edition) 12/03/2002 DVD
    Road To Hong Kong 12/03/2002 DVD
    Rush (Special Edition) 12/03/2002 DVD
    State Of Grace 12/03/2002 DVD
    Thief Of Bagdad (1940) 12/03/2002 DVD
    Where's Poppa? 12/03/2002 DVD
    Whistle Blower 12/03/2002 DVD
  4. Mark Zimmer

    Mark Zimmer Producer

    Jun 30, 1997
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    Hm, the only one there that gets me excited is the Korda Thief of Bagdad.

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