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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Charles Maesschalck, Aug 25, 2002.

  1. Charles Maesschalck

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    Mr Blyth,

    Are we getting nearer to any re-issues of Paramount DVD's?

    In particular any of the following (which include some suggestions) as to content.....

    Escape From L.A: SE
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    Anamorphic 5.1
    With Director and Actor Commentary
    Deleted/Behind the Scenes Footage

    This is the only Russell/Carpenter film which doesn't have a comentary track so i'm sure they would be willing to do one.

    Face Off: SE
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    New Anamorphic Transfer 5.1
    With John Woo Commentary
    Deleted/Extended Scenes

    Come on its his best American film!!!!


    Event Horizon: Directors Cut
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    Anamorphic 5.1
    With a new extended cut
    Behind the Scenes Material
    Commentary

    The director wants to do this but Paramount doesn't seemingly.


    Mission Impossibe: SE
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    New Anamorphic Transfer 5.1
    Laurent Bouzereau Documentary (im sure he would jump at the
    chance of this since,he's a
    fan of the director)
    Deleted Scenes (such as the one glimpsed in the trailer)


    This could be done to coincide with MI:3's theatrical release.


    Snake Eyes: SE
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    New Anamorphic Transfer 5.1
    Laurent Bouzereau Documentary (im sure he would jump at the
    chance of this,since he's a
    fan of the director)
    Alternate Ending





    Are any of these possible for 2003 or 2004? Im sure you would get thousands of sales of any of these titles, and i suspect im not the only person who would like you to start double dipping on high profile titles like these which were not done as well as they could 1st time round.

    Anyone else have suggstions?????
     
  2. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    I'm shocked you didn't bring up the Tom Clancy films... [​IMG]
     
  3. Charles Maesschalck

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    Ah knew id forgotten something....

    Yes the following would be nice Mr Blyth......

    Hunt For Red October
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    Anamorphic
    5.1
    Tom Clancy Commentary
    Director Commentary
    Behind The Scenes Doc
    Deleted Footage

    Patriot Games
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    Anamorphic
    5.1
    Tom Clancy Commentary
    Director Commentary
    Behind the Scenes Doc
    Deleted Scenes


    Clear And Present Danger
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    Anamorphic
    5.1
    Tom Clancy Commentary
    Director Commentary
    Behind The Scenes Doc
    Deleted Footage
     
  4. Adam_WM

    Adam_WM Screenwriter

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    I would also like Escape from LA and FACE-OFF especially!
     
  5. Andy_MT

    Andy_MT Second Unit

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    and what about titanic ? only the world's highest grossing film and yet paramount treat it like a third class box office flop - extraless; non 16x9 (still).
    and most of the old non 16x9 titles and many new plain vanilla catalogue titles are still too expensive. the recent price reductions only seemed to span a few titles.
    given that paramount only have an 8% market share, you'd think they'd want to exploit their back catalogue a little more effectively to bring in more cash. MGM have the right idea, but paramount are as always playing catch up. as the saying goes, you can't teach an old dog new tricks. [​IMG]
     
  6. Richard Harvey

    Richard Harvey Stunt Coordinator

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    They want to milk half-baked releases as long as they can. I wouldn't be surprised if when HD-DVD took off, we finally get non-HD anamorphic releases, then have to wait another 3-5 years on top of that to get HD releases.
    Fine with me -- I spent about $250 this month on DVD's. The amount that went to Paramount? $0. Keep up the good work Paramount!
    Rich
     
  7. Brian McHale

    Brian McHale Supporting Actor

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    I thought we were trying to keep criticism of studios to a certain level of politeness and respectfulness. Martin Blythe has been very good about responding to inquiries from this forum, even though he doesn't always say what we want to hear. A sure-fire way to get studios to start ignoring us is to fling blind insults at them.
     
  8. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    Brian
    I am in complete agreement with you that this will get us nowhere. Mr Blythe does answer actually some of our questions which he doesn't have to do.
    [​IMG]
    I would also say bring on the Jack Ryan trilogy, this time with special features like that has been done with The Sum of All Fear. Also bring on Wings from 1927
    Cheers
    [​IMG]
     
  9. TheBat

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    I would like to see an se of planes, trains and automobiles with commentary and deleted scenes.

    JACOB
     
  10. Randy A Salas

    Randy A Salas Screenwriter

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    I wish they would revisit Deep Impact. A Nice 16x9, dts, 2 disk would be nice. Tie it in with the dinosaur extinction, real life and current near misses, and the impending E.L.E. that will be coming in the near future and what position we will be in as a species to handle such a catostrophy - Of course the making of docs and all of that should be in there too.
     
  12. Andy_MT

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    i hope my post wasn't interpreted as insulting. i was just venting my frustration. paramount are a great studio and have an impressive catalogue from both past and present. i just don't think they're representing themselves on DVD as well as they could. i want them to be successful and make a mint from this format ... more films, better DVDs ... can't say no to that [​IMG]
    as for re-issues, i want all non 16x9+ discs re-issued. i don't ask for much do i ? [​IMG]
     
  13. Bob Graham

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    The Paramount title that I would most like to see re-mastered is 48 HOURS. A commentary track from the principals (Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Walter Hill) would be nice, as would some deleted scenes, but I'd settle for a new anamorphic transfer.
     
  14. TheBat

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    I forgot about deep impact. I agree that they are a good studio.. after the work that fox, dreamworks, and new line cinema... paramount seems very tame.. I don;t want a special edition of mission impossible 2.. I rather have planes, or deep impact and the star trek movies.

    JACOB
     
  15. Ray H

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    I wouldn't mind an SE of the Untouchables.
     
  16. Patrick McCart

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    Just a word of wisdom...

    Paramount will most likely revisit their non-anamorphic DVD's first and their most popular ones at that.

    IMO, the ones they're most likely to SE are Titanic, Hunt For Red October, 48 Hrs., Top Gun, and Patriot Games.

    I wouldn't expect any DVD's with an anamorphic transfer to be SE-ized within the next 3 years.
     
  17. LukeB

    LukeB Cinematographer

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    Well, I know it's not going to happen, but I'd love for them to re-visit Scrooged, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (the commentary is nice, but any other studio would have given it a full blown CE with deleted scenes, and the trailer for crying out loud), The Truman Show, and Major League for that matter (even though it doesn't come out for another month, I'm disappointed with the lack of extras).

    These are all from an extras standpoint, though. The video/audio is adequate on all of these, but it's disappointing that some of the movies I'd most like to have interesting extras on are barebones (or close to it).

    Like I said, I know it's not going to happen...
     
  18. DanR

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    Well, lack of re-releases of earlier Paramount efforts is but one of my issues with Paramount DVD. Mr. Blythe, if you're out there, the time has come and the natives in DVD land are getting restless. Cmon, Top gun, Hunt For Red October, Titanic...among others. For God's sake, even Lucasfilm is listening to us these days (with Episode I and II), but Paramount seems to not be listening.

    Regards,
    Dan
     
  19. Rich Romero

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    Surprised nobody's mentioned The Truman Show. An excellent film deserving of a much better release.
     

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