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"Panic in Needle Park" being released on 5/3. (1 Viewer)

Jay E

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One of my favorite Al Pacino films, Panic in Needle Park is being released on DVD by FOX on 5/3. They are also releasing Author, Author on the same day.
 

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FOX is really kicking butt with catalogue titles lately. Also from FOX in May 2-Disc SE's of I, ROBOT, MAN ON FIRE, and DAY AFTER TOMORROW on the 24th.
 

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Nice to hear that Fox is releasing this title. ( Another one off of the wishlist. ) Thanks for the information, Jay.

- Walter.
 

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Anybody know what happened to this? It is not avaliable for pre-order anywhere, at least as far as I can tell.
 

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This is the film that convinced Coppolla to cast Pacino as Michael Corleone in those series of small time gangster movies. ;)
 

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I have the R2 PAL version which is Fullscreen. Will this be WS? Annie?? Whats the OAR??

:) D
 

Jay E

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These are up for pre-order at DVDSOON in Canada. Not sure what the story is yet on them.
 

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The news about 'Panic In Needle Park' being released is very welcome, but it also reminds me that we are still waiting for Warners to get around to releasing 'Scarecrow', which was Pacino's second collaboration with the same director (Jerry Schatzberg). 'Scarecrow' also starred Gene Hackman, and won the Palm d'Or award for the best film at the Cannes festival in the early 1970's (I think it was 1973). It's strange that Warners are still sitting on this one.
 

Jay E

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Yeah Bruce, Scarecrow is sorely missed on DVD, very surprising since it has 2 big name stars in it. I always group this with three other Warner films, Straight Time, Night Moves & Prince of the City because none of them are on DVD.

I just watched it again recently (I have the Laser) and it always surprises me how plain & ordinary Pacino's wife is in the film, something which you never see in a Hollywood studio film nowadays. I'm probably the only one who notices such things, but it really makes a strong impression on me, it brings the film that much closer to reality.
 

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Not only that, but she's actually within shouting distance of his age. ;) You're not the only one, Jay. This is one of the reasons I too am drawn to late 60s-70s films. In fact, I remember watching Serpico and then watching Carlito's Way and noting that Pacino was now a helluva lot older while his love interest (Penelope Ann Miller) was quite a bit younger and lovelier. Of course, the careers of his female co-stars from Serpico had long before fizzled out. Can't wait for this and the others you mentioned to see the light of day on our favorite format.
 

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Scarecrow, Straight Time, Night Moves & Prince of the City

Ditto all of the above for me. Hopefully they will be addressed at the Warner Bros. chat.

Still have not seen anything official on The Panic in Needle Park.

Also, sign me up for a special edition of Dog Day Afternoon.
 

Jay E

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Panic in Needle Park has been moved back to November 1st over at DVD SOON. I just hope it comes out at that time.
 

Dave Mack

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I was wondering what happened to this so I checked Amazon which said it was released in Feb. but they weren't selling it and they had one seller selling a new sealed copy for $124.95...!!!!!!!!!

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Jay E

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Dave, as far as I know this is being released on May 23rd, but this has been delayed so many times, I'm not placing any bets on that date.
 

Dave Mack

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Thanks, Jay!

I guess that Amazon seller is PRAYING that someone buys it from him before Amazon relists it with the correct release date.

:)
 

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