MGM: Thanks!....+ a few requests

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Christina_V, Jan 5, 2002.

  1. Christina_V

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    The Mad Max SE is a must buy,since it includes both the orginal Australian track,as well as the English dub. + looks & sounds much better than the old Image dvd + the movie rules.
    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai...is a really awsome set(& movie!) & it's great when movies like these get SE treatment and are truly memorable + alot more fun/interesting than "mainstream" SE's.
    Now for another really important subject.....uncut/uncensored films........thank you for releasing The Dogs of War at it's full 119mn length,i'll definatly have to pick that up now.
    Please release The Burning uncensored next year on dvd. I'm sure it will be uncut,since the video at amazom.com,but just in case! This is an all time favorite of mine + one the best/creepiest slasher films to come out of the 80's.
    A comparison between the R & Unrated version like on the awsome Dressed To Kill dvd would be great as well,maybe even include both versions of the film?
    Also i ca'nt wait and am really looking forward to you're Last House on the Left dvd........did you really find a complete uncut print as reported? If so that is awsome and something fans were'nt sure if they'd ever be able to see since the movie was so heavily censored over the years & another great example of why censorship is wrong and can hurt films. + the films a classic as well.
    Keep up the good work & as always movies should all be in there OAR,we should'nt have to remind studios about that,it should be a no brainer.
    Now if only other studios were'nt so uptight/hesitant about releasing uncut films!(hint..paramount..hint)
     
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    There are still many more United Artists films left to release (EXODUS; GREAT ESCAPE special ed.) and American International/Orion titles (The rest of the Corman/Poe films, BURN WITCH BURN). Personally I'm just incredibly damn pleased to own such films as UNDER FIRE and DOGS OF WAR and WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, to say nothing of all those terrific Midnight Movies, etc. I think MGM is doing a great job. I would like to see them continue with their foreign "World Films" series, as I believe they own DAY FOR NIGHT (never on video in OAR or subtitled); NIGHT OF THE SHOOTING STARS and others).
     
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    My MGM wants for DVD release would include:

    The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes

    The Charge Of The Light Brigade (1968 version)

    Valmont

    The Long Goodbye

    Thieves Like Us

    New York, New York

    MGM do seem to be addressing their back catalog pretty well these days, so I hope we'll see some of these appearing during 2002.
     
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    How about Special Editions of the Pink Panther Films?? Is it too much to hope for a Special Edition Box set of these titles assuming you can buy back the rights to "Return of the Pink Panther" from Artisan?
     
  5. Christina_V

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    The Burning was on Showtime 2 last night.......i watched a few scenes & it was the uncut MGM version!!
    To make things even better.....the picture & sound quality was awsome and MUCH better than my crappy composite bootleg & the EMI vhs which i just rented & let me tell you......uncut is the only way to go with this film or you're truly missing out as the R version is heavily & sloppily censored!
    I can't wait for the dvd & will have to toss my composite print out as it's horrendous quality....especially at the uncut scenes spliced into the print,can't tell whats going on.......that seeing thoses scenes uncut in clear picture quality last night was eye opening.
    + they should keep the original poster artwork as it is awsome! Please do NOT slap Jason Alexander and others faces on the cover who are not even the main charecter's to begin with!!
     
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    Having never seen Buckaroo Bunzai before, I bought it due to the overwhelmenly good word. I was impressed that MGM did such a nice job on a little movie like this.
    I have a feeling UHF will be a GREAT Special Edition.
    Keep up the good DVD's MGM
     
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    Dances with wolves - The long version(240min)
     
  9. MatthewA

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    I have some requests:

    FANNY & ALEXANDER (complete 5-hour+ version)

    THE PRODUCERS (special edition)

    THE SECRET OF N.I.M.H. (SE in the OAR)

    TV series:

    GREEN ACRES

    CAGNEY & LACEY

    FAME (still owned by MGM as it was still in production at the time of the Turner raid)
     
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    Juggernaut -- one of the best of the 70's disaster flicks. And a great cast with Richard Harris, Ian Holm, Anthony Hopkins, etc.

    Rob
     
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    Here's a few more MGM-

    *SUMMER LOVERS (Orion/Filmways, 1982)

    *CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER/Head Over Heels (UA Classics, 1979/1982)--w/original ending included as extra.

    *THE LONG GOODBYE (UA, 1973)

    *THIEVES LIKE US (UA, 1974)

    *GABRIELA (UA Classics, 1983)

    *SPLIT IMAGE (Orion/Filmways, 1982)

    *THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN (Cannon, 1982)

    *THOSE LIPS, THOSE EYES (UA, 1980)

    *JEREMY (UA, 1973)

    *RICH KIDS (UA, 1979)

    *CALIFORNIA DREAMING (Orion/Filmways/AIP, 1979)--w/orig. music

    *MELANIE (Avco Embassy, 1982)

    Thanks for all the great titles so far.
     
  12. Jon Hertzberg

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    Here's one more:

    *NIGHT GAMES (Avco Embassy, 1980)--A latter day Roger Vadim camp classic.

    Jon
     
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    The new and old version of the tv show "Outer Limits".
     
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    Keep up the good work on the Midnite Movies series!

    More Vincent Price-Poe, please, with Corman commentary.

    Dual versions of Conquerer Worm/Witchfinder General would be super.

    Looking forward to Last House very much.

    The Burning Uncut would be terrific.

    Green Acres in season sets would make my day for a long, long time. THE best TV comedy, ever.
     
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    Just relaying a huge thank you to MGM for Mad Max : SE and Buckaroo Banzai : SE. Thank you for listening to the fans and including the Australian track. Thank you for the cult film extravaganza and the wonderful edition.

    Thank You MGM
     
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    The Belly of an Architect (Greenaway)

    Blue Steel

    Miami Blues

    State of Grace

    52 Pick-Up (Cannon-- I think MGM owns the rights)

    Miracle Mile (Hemdale--I think MGM owns the rights)

    Vampire's Kiss (same as Miracle Mile)
     
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    Thanks much for releasing the excellent special editions of THE TERMINATOR, MAD MAX, the terrific "Midnite Movies" line, and classics like TOPKAPI and WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION.
    As for requests, first, you could help us complete both our "Quatermass" and "Harry Palmer" DVD trilogies with the following United Artists titles:
    THE QUATERMASS EXPERIMENT (1956, aka THE CREEPING UNKNOWN) --1st film in the "Quatermass" series
    BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN (1967) --last film in the "Harry Palmer" series
    Also, the following would be much appreciated if released soon on MGM DVD:
    Classics
    PRIDE OF THE YANKEES (1942)
    THE WESTERNER (1940)
    THE FOUR FEATHERS (1939)
    THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1940)
    THE GHOST GOES WEST (1936)
    Hollywood Westerns
    MAN OF THE WEST (1958)
    DAY OF THE OUTLAW (1959)
    THE BADLANDERS (1958)
    THE SCALPHUNTERS (1968)
    Spaghetti Westerns
    A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE (1971, aka DUCK YOU SUCKER)
    DEATH RIDES A HORSE (1968)
    THE MERCENARY (1968)
    SABATA (1969)
    RETURN OF SABATA (1971)
    ADIOS, SABATA (1970)
    War Films
    PLAY DIRTY (1968)
    BEACH RED (1967)
    ATTACK! (1956)
    THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN (1969)
    Suspense
    RUN FOR THE SUN (1956)
    THE LAST VOYAGE (1960)
    JUGGERNAUT (1974)
    Film Noir/Crime Thrillers
    THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW (1944)
    CANON CITY (1948)
    KANASAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL (1952)
    99 RIVER STREET (1953)
    ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW (1959)
    HE RAN ALL THE WAY (1951)
    Satirical Comedy
    ONE, TWO, THREE (1961)
    VIVA MARIA! (1965)
    WILD IN THE STREETS (1968)
    THREE IN THE CELLAR (1970, aka UP IN THE CELLAR)
    Super Spies
    CASINO ROYALE (1967)
    MASQUERADE (1965)
    OPERATION: KID BROTHER (1967)
    THE MAN FROM HONG KONG (1975, aka THE DRAGON FLIES)
    Childhood Favorites (all properly letterboxed)
    ALAKAZAM THE GREAT (1961)
    THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO! (1966)
    THUNDERBIRD SIX (1968)
    JACK THE GIANT KILLER (1962)
    Classic TV
    THE OUTER LIMITS (the original 1963-64 series)
    --Keep up the good work!
     
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    Great list Peter. A big second for HE RAN ALL THE WAY, the last hurrah for the late, great John Garfield.

    Some of your titles I noticed are not MGM's though, like:

    THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW (1944)--RKO (belongs to Warner)

    CASINO ROYALE (1967)--Columbia

    Those were ones off the top of my head. Not sure if there other non-MGMs on the list.

    Jon
     

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