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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeremy Wadian, Mar 10, 2002.
It's one of my favorites, when will we ever see it on dvd? Any thoughts?
It's one of mine too, Jeremy! I'm constantly looking for some tidbit that indicates movement...but so far I've heard absolutely nothing. Maybe another memeber knows more?
I can't wait to see Paper Moon's beautiful cinematography and art direction brought to life on DVD!!!!
Btw....WELCOME to HTF!!!!
I hear it's on Paramount's docket for this year......
Let's hope they get Bogdanovich and O'Neal father and daughter for a commentary.
Hey there's a really good restaurant in Baltimore called the Paper Moon Diner.
I have the laser disc and it has a very nice WS transfer
for laser disc. It also has a short interview with
Bogdanovich where he talks about working with the O'Neals
and shooting in black & white. I hope the interview makes
it on the DVD, whenever the DVD comes out.
It is a real shame Tatum didn't develop into a great adult
actor. Until Haley Joel Osment, I never thought there would
be a better movie made with a child, than Tatum & Paper Moon.
Osment's work is GREAT and he was cheated on an Oscar bid for A.I. Tatum won the Oscar when she was 10 in 1974,
so an Oscar for Osment at his age is not unheard of.
I think Osment is the better child actor, but O'Neal's performance is still the best child performance IMO. I thought Osment was robbed too for A.I., great film.
As for Paper Moon, it is one of my favorites and I really hope Paramount can produce some great extras for the DVD. The O'Neal pairing would have so many interesting tidbits I am sure, I just hope they contribute. From what it sounds like, O'Neal is battling chronic leukemia, so this might be the last time to show him some respect and let him talk about what is arguably his best film.
Please Paramount, release this in the same vein as The Last Picture Show!
Given Paramount's history it will be movie only,
but should have a great transfer. They "might" bring
the interview over from the laser disc, but Paramount
is not into the Special Edition mode for many of if it's
old films, rather putting focus on a strong transfer
and good sound.
Also with the loss of Madeline Kahn, Paper Moon would
most likly only have a commentary track (if any) by Bogdanovich
like his track on Citizen Kane.
I just really hope that the film at least gets a commentary. So many things can be said about the leads, the photography, Kahn and Bogdanovich's John Ford inspirations. Please Paramount!
If you liked The Last Picture Show DVD, then you would
have loved the Criterion edition laser disc.
It has an audio commentary by director Bogdanovich
and the film's stars, sreen tests and location footage.
Also screenplay excerpts from The Last Picture Show
and its sequel, Texasville. The laser disc also runs
126 min. like the DVD. Texasville, an ok sequel is
only out on laser disc, both as a regular length film
at 123 min. and as a Pioneer Special Edition running
150 min. (director's cut).
Really Enrique? I never knew that, I will definitely have to check those out, thanks. How come the LD supplements were dropped for the Last Picture Show DVD?
Typical Criterion vs. Studio DVD rights issue.
Criterion will only transfer LD extras onto a DVD
if they issue the DVD. Criterion will not sell the
extras to a studio. Likewise, most studios no longer
let Criterion issue thier moives. They want the profits.
So many studios will issue a bare bones DVD or create
thier own extras.
The Graduate LD by Criterion has commentary track
by a film historian Howard Suber, analyzing the
film's structure, style, and techniques.
Production photos, publicity stills, and costume tests
Pieces of the producer's original notebook and excerpts from unused screenplay drafts
Interviews and reviews about the film
Comparison of the novel and the film
The Graduate DVD by MGM has
Exclusive Interview With Dustin Hoffman and
Behind-the-Scenes Making-Of Documentary
The Boogie Nights LD by Criterion extras was produced by
the director PT Anderson, so he kept the rights and
was able to have them put on the SE DVD.
The one item on the LD and not the DVD was the actual
film "Exhausted" the life of John Holms (editing out sex).
The 1981 film Exhausted was on the LD as a supplement
and PT Anderson gave a commentary on what he used as a
basis for Boogie Nights. New Line could not get the rights
for Exhausted to put it on the DVD of Boogie Nights.
Exhausted finally came out on DVD in the full version
(examples of sex films showing John Holms) by the original
director Julia St. Vincent with her own great commentary
track of how crazy live was with John Holms had her feelings
about the movie Boogie Nights.
The Monty Python Holy Grail LD extras by Criterion was
"traded" to Columbia for thier SE DVD, so Criterion could
issue a movie from Columbia in the future.
I picked up the Last Picture LD from Ebay not too long ago just to have the extra supplements.
The DVD is fine and has a really interesting making-of documentary, but I'm still surprised that Columbia didn't record a new commentary track with Bogdanovich. He seems to be readily available for commentaries, not only for his own films (Saint Jack) but for others (Lady from Shanghai, Citizen Kane. etc.)
I'm a huge Bogdanovich fan and I'd love to get Dvds for Paper Moon, Targets, Noises off, and all the rest of his films (even "flops" like Nickelodeon and At Long Last Love.)
Oh and I highly recommend teh DVd for Saint Jack. It's a great little-seen Bogdanovich film shot in Singapore in the late 70's with an amazing performance by Ben Gazarra. The transfer isn't the greatest but the film is steallr and the commentary by Bogdanovich is very informative.