Ok, Fans of goofy C. Heston Sci-Fi / disaster movies come forward!

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  1. DEAN DE FURIA

    DEAN DE FURIA Stunt Coordinator

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    Well, after almost two years of looking, I finally snagged a widescreen laserdisc copy of "Soylent Green". Looks pretty good. Who else likes this stuff? You know, "Omega Man", "Planet of the Apes", "earthquake" etc. Mr. Heston was creating his own genre back then. Anyone?
     
  2. Gunnar Syren

    Gunnar Syren Stunt Coordinator

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    Count me in. I like Chuck Hestons movies. I'm waiting patiently (well, sort of) for Omega Man to be released on DVD. Saw Soylent Green on Turner Classic Movies just the other day. First time in a real long time that I saw that one. Gray Lady Down is another of his movies that I like, but that hasn't received much attention.
     
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    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Love Soylent Green and Planet of the Apes.
    But Earthquake is a disaster [​IMG]
     
  4. ScottL

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    Count me in. Still waiting for Omega Man. Last year they played it on New Years Eve on AMC. Looks like they aren't this year.

    Scott
     
  5. Tim RH

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    Me too! I'm a big Chuck fan. Planet of the Apes especially; I also enjoy him in biblical epics like BEN-HUR.
     
  6. Steve Christou

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    I loved all those Chuck Heston 70's disaster films, Earthquake, Towering Inferno, Poseidon Adventure, The Swarm etc, pure fun they were, heroic Chuck was always saving people from burning buildings, sinking airplanes, monkeys or mutants, he was greet mon![​IMG]
    ps. Ok ok just messing, my favorite of Chuck's 70's output was 'The Omega Man', I love that film, based on one of my favorite novels 'I am Legend' by Richard Matheson, which they keep threatening to remake with Arnie or some flavor of the month, incidentally the mutants in the book were actually vampires.
     
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    Wow. I haven't watched em all, but Soylent Green Widescreen laser? Thats really cool. Right up there with THX 1138! Ok, different actors, but you know what I mean [​IMG]
     
  8. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I confess even though I own Ben-Hur ,Omega Man is my favorite Heston movie.
     
  10. Greg Z

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    Count me in. Heston RULES![​IMG]
     
  11. Scott Strang

    Scott Strang Screenwriter

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    I currently have POTA with Heston and will buy Soylent Green and Omega Man when they're released.

    Grey Lady Down only seems to be on Goodtimes DVD's and as P&S. Were it widescreen, I'd buy it.

    A week ago, I was bidding on a Soylent Green widescreen LD on Ebay. Missed out though and it sold for the not surprising price of almost $50.
     
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    The Omega Man is my Zardoz.

    Warner has announced and then cancelled this title more times then I can remember. The transfer is most likely done, as well as the documentary that was supposed to go along with the disc. I just really hope this is not being held up for political reasons.

    J
     
  13. DEAN DE FURIA

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    Yeah, it would be great to have all of these on DVD. I have "Omega Man" on widescreen laser I bought for $1.00(!) a year ago at a flea market! The lady selling it thought it was an LP. I evened out the cost of "Soylent Green" with that purchase!

    Merry Christmas to all!
     
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    Are you sure that Gray lady Down is P&S? I have a copy of The Warlord (another great Chuck Heston film by the way) from Goodtimes and while it was advertised as P&S it actually came out as widescreen. I thought that I heard the same about GLD, but may be wrong.
     
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    Count me in for Soylent Green and Omega Man, but I wouldn't describe these or POTA as goofy.
     
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    I love Soylent Green. I will definitely be in line for that bad boy if they ever release it on DVD.
    "It's made out of people! PEEEEOOOPLLLLLLLE!!!!"
     
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    Solyent green is .... :p)
    How about Chuck as Michaelangelo with Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II in "The Agony and The Ecstacy"? One of my all time favorite somewhat-campy films. Even the P&S VHS had to go to letterbox to show off the Sistine Chapel....
     
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    Not a "Disaster flick" but don't forget his outstanding western, Will Penny. This was Chuck's favorite film per his autobiography (great read BTW)...
     

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