MGM -- remaining Peter Sellers films

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mark Edward Heuck, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. Mark Edward Heuck

    Mark Edward Heuck Screenwriter

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    Perhaps it's early to surmise that Anchor Bay's Peter Sellers collection is a hit, but it certainly has a built-in audience of fans that are likely to buy either the box or selected titles. Moreover, you have already been good about releasing previous Sellers hits as the Pink Panther films and the cult faves like HENRY ORIENT and THE PARTY. As such, I think you should consider preparing the remaining Peter Sellers films in your library, many just recently inherited:

    UNDERCOVERS HERO (SOFT BEDS, HARD BODIES) {UA release}
    GHOST IN THE NOONDAY SUN {MCEG Virgin tape release}
    UP THE CREEK {Fries tape release}
    NEVER LET GO {Rank Organisation/Carlton deal with Orion}
    THE BLOCKHOUSE {Hemdale production, Cannon release}

    I don't know if any of these could be released in time with the upcoming Geoffrey Rush biopic on HBO, but interest in Sellers just keeps getting bigger, and that film will be a big boost, so you do have a marketing angle.
     
  2. Mark Edward Heuck

    Mark Edward Heuck Screenwriter

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    Aren't there any Sellers fans who'll back me on these requests?
     
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    Mark - I suspect most people haven't even heard of these titles. Personally, I find Sellers interesting in every one of his roles, even if the movies aren't so hot. The titles you list are pretty obscure, and might not all be good movies, but I do agree that anything with Sellers in it is at least worth a rental.
     
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    How could you forget


    What's New, Pussycat


    my most wanted Peter Sellers film not on DVD
     

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