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Nils Luehrmann

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I realize a great deal of 'attention' is focused on certain DVD releases this September, but I thought some of you might like to plan ahead as there are some excellent releases scheduled for the last three months of the year:

(titles shown in red are older films that have not been available before on DVD)

OCTOBER

10/05/04
  • Aladdin (2-Disc Platinum Edition/Gift Set)
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber: Broadway Favorites (4-Disc Collection)
  • Dame Edna Experience: The Complete Collection (5-Disc Collection)
  • Deep Impact (Collector's Edition)
  • Fahrenheit 9/11
  • The Fearless Vampire Killers
  • Friday The 13th: From Crystal Lake to Manhattan (5-Disc Ultimate Edition Box Set)
  • The Hunger - and about time too!
  • North And South (The Complete Collection)
  • Saved!
  • The Shawshank Redemption (WB 2-Disc Special Edition/Deluxe Limited Edition)
  • Three Faces of Eve (Fox Studio Classic)
  • The Untouchables (Collector's Edition)
  • The War Room - a must for political minded viewers!
10/12/04
  • Betty Blue (Unrated Director's Cut)
  • Day After Tomorrow (Special Edition)
  • 5ive Days to Midnight (2-Disc Special Edition)
  • Gothika (2-Disc Special Edition)
  • The Nutty Professor (Collector's Edition)
  • Radio Flyer
  • Raising Helen
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (WB 2-Disc Special Edition)
  • Shall We Dance? (1996)
  • Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital
  • That's Entertainment! (Trilogy Box Set) - the 'other' Trilogy Box Set ;)
10/19/04
  • Born On The Fourth Of July (Special Edition)
  • Creature From the Black Lagoon (The Legacy Collection)
  • Ed Wood (Special Edition) - that is if it doesn't get delayed again?
  • Fire in the Sky
  • Hellboy (3-Disc Director's Cut)
  • Helter Skelter (Director's Cut)
  • The Hole (Special Edition)
  • The Invisible Man (The Legacy Collection)
  • The Mummy (The Legacy Collection)
  • Oliver Stone Collection (14-Disc Box Set)
  • Pee Wee's Playhouse: Christmas Special
  • Species (Special Edition)
  • Universal Soldier (Special Edition)
  • The UP Series: The Definitive Collection (5-Disc Collector's Edition Box Set)
  • Van Helsing (3-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition)
10/26/04
  • Breaker Morant (Masterworks Edition) - I'm really looking forward to this!
  • The China Syndrome (Special Edition)
  • Dawn of the Dead (Unrated Director's Cut)
  • Escaflowne: Perfect Collection
  • Forgotten Silver
  • Mark of the Devil (Special Edition)
  • Mulan (2-Disc Special Edition)
  • The Thing (Collector's Edition)
NOVEMBER

11/02/04
  • Animal Farm (50th Anniversary Special Collector's Edition)
  • Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
  • Dazed and Confused (Flashback Edition)
  • Dr. Strangelove (40th Anniversary 2-Disc Special Edition)
  • Facing Windows - Superb Italian Drama!
  • Fast Times At Ridgemont High ('Totally Awesome' Special Edition)
  • Festival Express (2-Disc Special Edition)
  • A Home at the End of the World
  • Looney Tunes - Golden Collection: Volume 2
  • NFL Films Super Bowl Collection: Super Bowl XXI-XXX
  • Philadelphia (2-Disc Anniversary Edition)
  • Pirates Of The Caribbean: COTBP (3-Disc Special Edition)
  • Proof
  • The Rapture
  • Three Coins in the Fountain (Fox Studio Classic)
  • Traffic: The Miniseries (Director's Cut)
  • Shrek: The Story So Far - Box Set (4-Disc Collection w/exclusive 'Shrek 2' Bonus Features Disc)
11/09/04
  • Before Sunset
  • Bridget Jones's Diary (Collector's Edition)
  • The Clearing (Special Edition)
  • Gone With The Wind (4-Disc Collector's Edition) - Can you say "DVD of the YEAR?"
  • Ju-On: The Grudge
  • The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection
  • The Stepford Wives (Special Edition)
  • W.C. Fields Comedy Collection (5-Disc Box Set)
  • Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman and Sonatine
11/16/04
  • 1492: Conquest of Paradise
  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
  • Bopha!
  • Chronicles Of Riddick (Unrated Director's Cut)
  • Elf (2-Disc Infinifilm Edition)
  • Fanny & Alexander (5-Disc Criterion Collection)
  • Foul Play
  • I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  • Iron Giant (Special Edition)
  • Ragtime - another would be classic finally on DVD!
11/23/04
  • The Cure
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2-Disc Special Edition)
  • Seinfeld (Season 1&2/3/Limited Collector's Set)
  • The Terminal (2-Disc Limited Edition)
11/30/04
  • Daredevil (Director's Cut)
  • Hero (R1 Spectial Edition) - let's hope BV doesn't dumb down this transfer!
  • Luther
  • Spider-Man 2 (Collector's Gift Set/2-Disc SE/Superbit)
DECEMBER

12/07/04
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • Carnivale (Season 1)
  • D-Day To Berlin
  • Daddy's Dyin' Who's Got The Will? (1990)
  • Dodgeball
  • George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey
  • Gunga Din
  • Hell's Angels (1930)
  • Hi Mom! (1970)
  • How to Steal a Million (Fox Studio Classic)
  • I Remember Mama
  • Jack - great indy film from Showtime
  • King of Kings (1927) (Criterion Collection)
  • Maria Full of Grace
  • A Show of Force (1990)
  • Smooth Talk (1985)
  • Species 3 (Un-Rated Edition)
  • TCM Archives: The Buster Keaton Collection (2-Disc Set)
  • Testament (1983)
  • Ultimate Matrix Collection (10-Disc Gift Set)
  • Walt Disney Treasures: The Complete Pluto: Vol.1 (Limited Edition Tin)
  • Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse In B&W 2 (Limited Edition Tin)
  • Wild at Heart (Special Edition)
  • Young Doctors In Love (1982)
12/14/04
  • All Night Long (1981)
  • Blessed
  • Collateral (2-Disc Special Edition)
  • The Door in the Floor
  • Heat (WB 2-Disc Special Edition)
  • I, Robot
  • Kitchen Stories - terrific Norwegian film!
  • LOTR: Return of the King (4-Disc Extended Edition/Gift Set)
  • Mary Poppins (2-Disc 40th Anniversary Special Edition)
  • Meet the Parents (Ultimate Edition)
  • The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
  • Rocky Anthology (6-Disc Box Set)
  • This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs the Late Henry Moss - great documentary!
  • Top Gun (2-Disc Collector's Edition)
  • We Don't Live Here Anymore
12/21/04
  • Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid
  • Danny Deckchair - under appreciated indy family film
  • De-Lovely
  • Hype! (1996) - amazing documentray!
  • King Arthur (Unrated Director's Extended Edition)
  • The Lords Of Discipline (1983)
  • Manchurian Candidate (2004)
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Where The Red Fern Grows (2003)
12/28/04
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972)
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Unrated Extended Edition)
  • Charley Varrick (1973)
  • Code 46
  • Drunken Jackasses: The Quest (Un-Rated Edition)
  • Garden State
  • Gargoyles
  • Iceman (1984)
  • Once Around (1991)
  • Open Water
  • Raggedy Man (1981)
  • Tank - no need to pay the $$$ for the OOP edition any more
  • Wicker Park

TITLES EXPECTED TO ARRIVE BEFORE 2005
  • Alfred Hitchcock Collection (MGM's 9-Disc Box Set)
  • Dune (Collector's Edition)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Director's Cut)
  • 'M' (Criterion Collection)

RECENT THEATRICAL RELEASES THAT MAY ARRIVE ON DVD BEFORE 2005
  • The Notebook (June 25)
  • Two Brothers (June 25)
  • The Village (July 30) - possibly another Vista Series release sans commentary
  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (July 30)
  • Alien Vs. Predator (August 13)
  • Mean Creek (August 20)
  • Nicotina (August 20)
  • Suspect Zero (August 27)

TITLES THAT HAVE BEEN DELAYED UNTIL 2005
  • 1/4/05 Troy (2-Disc Special Edition) has been delayed until January 4th.
  • February The Martin Scorsese Film Collection (5-Disc Box Set)
  • February New York, New York (Special Edition)
  • February Raging Bull (2-Disc Collector's Edition)
 

soop.spoon

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there's also a little film called Return Of The King getting some sort of release in December :)
 

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:eek:

Thanks for compiling that rather comprehensive list, Nils. I think!?!?!?

There's at least 15 definites for me (including ROTK)! And I've been cutting back my purchases! Ouch! :D

And that's on top of the Star Wars Trilogy at the end of September....
 

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Eight Crazy Nights... The Adam Sandler animated movie?

Why is this getting a two disc special edition? That's an odd move, I didn't think anybody seriously liked it.

The same with Gothika... Didn't think there was that many fans of it to warrant a two disc se. Oh well. :)
 

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off that list I'm getting 24. of course, there are tons between now and then. should help in getting me a little closer to 2,000 titles by new years.

still no The Other or They All Laughed. my most wanted titles are still MIA. sob.
 

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I don't think it's that movie, because it was released as a 2-disc set last year IIRC. Amazon doesn't list any release called "Eight Crazy Nights" coming out 10/5. I'm thinking it may just be getting a price drop that day, and Nils thought it was a new release.
 

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There's a great chance that Criterion will announce a November release date for Bergman's Fanny & Alexander.

Pretty big title, and I'm very excited about it finally getting released.
 

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Is that true? That's great news. Excellent movie, and splendid series. Do you think they'll release the movie version or the TV series?

Besides, I remember a wonderful "making of doc" I taped from TV (back in the day) which was as great as the movie itself. Unfortunately I erased it by accident and since then I'm desperate to get it on DVD. Criterion has heard my prayer.
 

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still hoping(expecting) to see announced:

Over The Edge ('79)
The Libled Lady
Errol Flynn Collection
( Sea Hawk , Captain Blood , among others)

looking forward to Foul Play also.
been on my most wanted list for a while
 

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Where did the director's cut of Harry Potter come from? First I've heard of it...

..Not to mention you havent scratched the surface without mentioning all TV on DVD boxsets!

Thanks for reminding my wallet:)
 

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This one's new to me. Is this the version that played on ABC a few months ago "with never before seen footate"?

And I am shocked (shocked!) to see that Invader Zim Vol. 3 (Oct 12) is nowhere on that list. :) That's (sadly) my most awaited purchase that month.
 

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Why "Ragtime - finally available on DVD"? I have had this on DVD for years from Paramount. Is this an SE or something?
 

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Some others on my radar at least (I'm including tv, since you included Seinfeld):

10/12:
The Wackiest Ship in the Army

11/9:
It's A Gift

11/16:
Andy Griffith Show Season 1
Taxi Season 1

12/14:
Everybody Loves Raymond Season 2
 

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Hmm... I wasn't aware there was even a region 2 DVD of this available. What can you tell us, Arthur?
 

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Dune: Collector's Edition? I've been trying to confirm this one forever. Where did you hear about that one? Any details? :D
 

Nils Luehrmann

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There has never been an R1 release, but there was an R2 UK release. Unfortunately it was a pan&scam transfer from the 1982 EMI video master - the PQ is, let's just say... not good. :)

There was also a German version that was released that was at least letterboxed in OAR 2.35:1 and with removable German subtitles, but the PQ was still not very good.

Unfortunately all of these DVDs and the upcoming R1 release are the Theatrical release, and not the highly regarded 3-hour Director's Cut.

Hopefully someday Paramount will realize that there is enough interest in it to justify the cost of bringing it out on DVD.

In the meantime, I am very excited to have this fine film get an R1 release, and will undoubtedly be the best quality of all the non R1 releases - or at least we can hope that is the case.
 

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I don't know what I was thinking of - I have the region 2. For some reason, I could have sworn it was region 1 and from Paramount. Go know.
 

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