Now that the Flint movies are out and the new Austin Powers just opened .....

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  1. Thomas T

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    Isn't it about time that Columbia Tri Star home video cracked open their vaults and released those shagilicious Matt Helm movies? The Silencers, Murderers Row, The Ambushers and The Wrecking Crew. Dean Martin as the swinging spy with the cream of the 60's babes: Stella Stevens, Ann-Margret, Elke Sommer, Senta Berger, Nancy Kwan and Sharon Tate.
    Fox was smart enough to release the Flint movies (as well as Modesty Blaise) on DVD to coincide with the new Austin Powers flick. Perhaps Columbia Tri Star can get a move on and ready the Helm films in time for Goldmember's video debut.
     
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    I would love to see the Matt Helm movies!!!
    I loved Flint!
     
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    "I would love to see the Matt Helm movies!!!"


    I remember those movies.... i'd like to see them on dvd as well.
     
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    Just picked up Our Mn Flint tonight for 8 Sawbones Not bad at all !
     
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    Loved the Matt Helm movies. Martin was the man. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    I loved the Mayy Helm films. Wasn't it in one of those that they chased the hero up into the Danish Alps...(!)?

    (That's like chasing someone to the Nevada seashore...)
     
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    I would buy the Matt Helm films, for sure, as long as they were the original theatrical presentations.
     
  8. TonyD

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    i just saw yesterday the 2 flints and modessty blaise in a box set at FYE ......$59.99
    [​IMG]
     
  9. David Lambert

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    Wasn't Fathom inlcuded in that box set, Tony? 4 discs for ~$15 each sounds much more in-line than 3 discs for ~$20 each! [​IMG]
    And, IMO, Fathom was a much more enjoyable film than Blaise was...and not just for Raquel's assets, either! :wink:
     
  10. Thomas T

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    At my local Fry's electronics store, the Flint movies as well as Modesty and Fathom are all $9.99 each! Fox is smart for going the MGM and Warners route on their catalogue titles rather than the higher Disney/Paramount route.
     
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    Someone asked Dean Martin why he was always with beatiful young women. He said, "Because there are no beautiful women my age." I'd like to see the Helm series on DVD too.
     
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    I've been looking around the web since reading this, including on FYE's website, and noone has a listing for such a set (The 2 Flint's and a third "she-spy" film). It's just not on the map! Huh.
     
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    I started a thread for the Matt Helm movies over in the Studio and Manufacturer Feedback section a few weeks back, and it didn't get a single response.
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=80312
    I was beginning to think no one but I was interested in seeing the Matt Helm movies released on DVD.
    Let's hope Columbia TriStar gets around to them sometime soon.
     
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    I don't go to that section Studio & Manufacturer Feedback section that much. I am definitely a Matt Helm fan and thought about those movies when I was watching Our Man Flint. Dean Martin was very cool as Matt Helm and there was a bit of rivalry between him and Frank Sinatra during this time period.
     
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    I was surprised to see The Silencers recently at Tower Records, as I had no idea a release was announced. It looks to be anamorphic widescreen, according to the box.
    Of course, I've been waiting since '97-'98 for the Helm movies to be released on DVD and I picked it up immediately at $14.99. I can finally delete the letterbox version I've had stored on my DirecTivo for the last two years. Haven't watched it yet, though, perhaps this weekend.
    Does anyone know if the Matt Helm sequels will be released soon? If we could just get Murderer's Row, The Ambusher's, and The Wrecking Crew released on DVD, my swingin' 60's spy collection would be just about complete.
    Still waiting on Danger: Diabolik, and The Billion Dollar Brain, but have pretty much given up hope on those ever being released on DVD.
     
  18. Rob Gardiner

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    Now that Matt Helm is on DVD, when can we expect THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST?
    Or how about the original BEDAZZLED???
     
  19. Walter Kittel

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    I believe ( IIRC ) that Mr. Blythe indicated that The President's Analyst would be released in 2004.
    - Walter.
     
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    Thanks Walter for the great news!!!!!
     

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