Paramount: Lindsay Anderson's IF... on DVD?

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  1. Michael R. Cantone

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    I set up a petition regarding the release of this film and am encouraging the signers to send letters. At any rate, is a DVD of this controversial groundbreaker coming anytime soon? Amy info will be most welcome.
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  2. Martin Blythe

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    Definitely on the long range schedule. Not any time soon though.
     
  3. Michael R. Cantone

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    Sorry to be a Nosy Norman, but will it be within the next two years? I'm asking because I'd like to see it happen while Malcolm McDowell is still with us (Lindsay Anderson, the director died in 1994). Whenever I watch VERTIGO, I can't help but think "if only they did the special edition only a year before". Oh well.
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  4. Jeff Ulmer

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    Thanks Martin. I too would urge you to consider securing a commentary track from Malcolm McDowell sooner than later, even if the release is some time off.
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    Indeed, many of the so-called marginal titles in Paramount's library would see increased DVD sales if they had commentary from the principals involved, but unfortunately for many of those people, the clock is ticking.
    Regardless of whether it is on the schedule or not, I would hire a couple scrappy college kids to take a DAT recorder to as many luminaries as possible and get their words on tape just in case. How much can this really cost? Most of the people I'm sure will do it for a pittance, just happy to be given a moment of respect again.
    So start talking to McDowell on IF..., get Franco Zefferelli to chime in on ROMEO AND JULIET and BROTHER SUN SISTER MOON, corral Charles Bronson and Claudia Cardinale for ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, and so on. Have their voices on the shelf ready to go for the big day.
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