Paramount, thanks for 'TOP SECRET!'. How about a new 'THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER'?

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  1. Inspector Hammer!

    Inspector Hammer! Executive Producer

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    This is one of my favorite thrillers and it is in dire need of a new anamorphic transfer. I would also love to see some new special features such as a commentary by John McTiernan, and Alec Baldwin.
    You came through big time with one of my favorite comedies Top Secret!, so I feel comfortable asking you for just one more small favor. [​IMG]
    That, and Titanic, but you knew that one already. [​IMG]
     
  2. Mick Wright

    Mick Wright Second Unit

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    I'll be surprised if Paramount doesn't release a Jack Ryan box set (with each film getting a new transfer) when The Sum of All Fears hits dvd.
     
  3. Kyle McKnight

    Kyle McKnight Cinematographer

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    Using the SEARCH feature, I came up with this thread where David Lambert states "THERE IS NO NEW RELEASE FOR HUNT COMING! Martin Blythe has pretty much said that they aren't really revisiting titles already released to disc, except for the Star Trek films. Instead, they are concentrating on new product."
     
  4. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    And I'll bet you a pound of Oreos that nothing's changed since I posted that, either! [​IMG]
     
  5. Ned

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    The compression for Red October is so poor that you can see blockiness/dithering even on a smaller 27" set. This movie badly needs a re-release.
     
  6. Richard Harvey

    Richard Harvey Stunt Coordinator

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    It's inexcuseable what Paramount has done with HFRO. This is one of the premier action/drama titles in their catalog, and they've treated it like dirt. I haven't bought a single Jack Ryan DVD yet, and I refuse to until they address the quality of the discs.

    Rich
     
  7. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Producer

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    PARAMOUNT !!! THERE IS NO BETTER TIME !!!!

    Besides the success of SUM OF ALL FEARS, another Tom Clancy/Jack Ryan movie, you have the upcoming K-19 release.

    Just saw trailers for K-19. With this being released, a perfect time for an anamorphic re-release of a great submarine movie, The Hunt for Red October. Also would like to see the other studio do likewise for Crimson Tide. Those 2 plus my U-571 and K-19 DVD's and I'll be back in my old bubblehead days.
     
  8. Pete B.

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    One of my top-ten movies. Sean Connery is the man! Come on Paramount, give it the treatment it deserves!
     
  9. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    A brand new 1080p HD master using a PRISTINE and CLEAN negative with DTS sound, please!

    Dan
     
  10. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Producer

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    Any more news on this? Come on Paramount, give us a new anamorphic version of HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER!!!
     
  11. Rob T

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    I would definitely re-buy the HFRO, Patriot Games and Clear & Present Danger if they're done right. [​IMG]
     
  12. Rain

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    I'd buy a copy of The Hunt for Red October if they do a new anamorphic transfer for it.
     
  13. Neil Joseph

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    I do not own The Hunth For Red October because of the current poor quality but I would buy a new 16x9 remaster.
     
  14. Martin Blythe

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    You may get your wish middle of next year.
     
  15. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Producer

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    Martin, thanks, I sure hope so. Please keep pushing this release, I'll buy it for sure, hell I'll buy 2 just to show my appreciation, (I can always give one as a gift).
    Now if we could only convince the folks at BV to give us an anamorphic CRIMSON TIDE SE. [​IMG]
     
  16. Jeff_HR

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    Thanks Mr Blythe! That will most certainly be a must buy for me.
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  17. Peter Overduin

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    Martin; that is most interesting. As you no doubt have followed the not infrequent posts and threads about Hunt for Red October; you can be assured that a top notch re-release will be a real winner with both the consumer and the studio. I look forward to this one.
     
  18. Patrick McCart

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    Paramount didn't make a poor transfer.

    It's just that the transfer quality wasn't meant for DVD, but for VHS and LD.
     

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