Monster Squad on 10/28

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  1. Ryan_Walsh

    Ryan_Walsh Stunt Coordinator

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    According to The Digital Bits, The Monster Squad will be released on 10/28. Just in time for Halloween [​IMG]
     
  2. Jeremy Allin

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    YAAAAY! [​IMG]

    EDIT: Heh, in my excitement I forgot to add that it damn well better be OAR/anamorphic! [​IMG]
     
  3. todd stone

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    awesome!
     
  4. Chad R

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    "Wolfman's got nards!"

    Edit: Woops, temper enthusiasm. Pacific Family Entertainment is releasing it, the same folks behind "The Final Countdown." [​IMG]
     
  5. Steve Phillips

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    Don't celebrate until we confirm that the disc will be in the correct widescreen 2;35 to 1 ratio! Let's hope that is the case, because the pan and scanned version is awful.
     
  6. alan halvorson

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    And right next to Monster Squad, The Digital Bits lists Night of the Comet, also to be released on 10/28. This was never released to laser disc, so this will be it's first respectable (hopefully) release ever.
     
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    Who is the distributor? The Digital Bits lists Pacific Family/Triumph. I've never heard of them.
     
  8. Adam Tyner

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    Adam: PFE is the company behind the exceptionally disliked "The Final Countdown". Doesn't bode well.
     
  9. Joshua_Y

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    Oh yeah...I dont care whose releasing it...I'm buyin it! I've been waiting A LONG time for this one...
     
  10. Mark Cappelletty

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    You better care-- unless something dramatic has happened over there, you're going to get a cruddy, horribly compressed image and no extras. That sucks.
     
  11. Adam_WM

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    Aw, crap.
     
  12. Walt Riarson

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    Monster Squad is 2:35:1. It better be anamorphic widescreen. Or at the very least non-anamorphic OAR widescreen. [​IMG]
     
  13. Jeffrey Gray

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    How can PFE own Night of the Comet? Since it's Atlantic/Island, wouldn't MGM own it?
     
  14. Eugene Esterly

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    This is excellent news but the movie must be released in Widescreen (either letterboxed or Anamorphic). It the disc is not released in Widescreen then I will not purchase the DVD.
     
  15. Walt Riarson

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    Hey everyone, I found the e-mail address for the distributor. E-mail them (be polite) and tell them we want it to be released WIDESCREEN!

    [email protected]

    Hey, Ron...would it be possible to keep this thread up top, much like the Remo Williams thread was a little while ago. Monster Squad is a similarly highly-requested title from members around here, and we need this e-mail address to gain exposure. Maybe alter the thread's subject line accordingly. Just thought I'd ask. Thanks.
     
  16. Brandon Conway

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    WOAH! Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park! Sweet. And since it was made for TV in 1978, OAR is likely 1.33:1, so no worries there.
     
  17. Dome Vongvises

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    Hmmm.....
     
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    Great news ! I never thought this would be on dvd, hopefully itll be oar.
     
  19. Michael Allred

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    Well so much for some people adamantly claiming "The Monster Squad" was a Paramount title....

    Some rinky dink company....I'm not hopeful...
     
  20. Mark Edward Heuck

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    Hey, I resemble that remark. [​IMG]

    Look, we've been burned by these folks before. This could be an instance of rights-squatting; using obscure legalese to release a movie they don't actually own. Often major studios like Paramount don't bother prosecuting because it's too much time and hassle.

    Of course, Mr. Blythe could help settle this with a simple "Yes, it will be ours soon, don't buy it," or "Sorry, guys, that will have to do."
     

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