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Paramount: Wings (1927)?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Patrick McCart, Jan 3, 2002.

  1. Patrick McCart

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    Any plans to release the silent classic, Wings on DVD?

    If Paramount released this, it would be the first silent released to DVD by a major studio (the Chaplins don't really count since Image handled them.)

    Also, a digitally recorded score was made, so it would be nice to have it in PCM stereo.
     
  2. Larry Sutliff

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    I would buy this. Paramount would also be doing fans of the silent cinema a favor by releasing the original 1925 version of BEN HUR, Von Stroheim's THE WEDDING MARCH(1927), and DeMille's original 1923 version of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
    Edit: Whoops, MGM owns the 1925 BEN HUR! Well, MGM should release that and Paramount should release these other titles.[​IMG]
     
  3. John Kilduff

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    One more edit, Larry:

    I think Warner owns the silent "Ben-Hur" as well. Don't quote me on that, I might be wrong.

    Sincerely,

    John "Yeah, release 'Wings'. I haven't seen it, but it's film history as the first movie to win the Academy Award for Best Picture" Kilduff
     
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    I believe WINGS is now part of the Universal library, as are many pre-1940 Paramount titles.
     
  6. Patrick McCart

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    Paramount, for some reason, kept their silents.

    The current VHS tapes for Wings and most of the other Paramount silents are on Paramount home video.

    Kino released "It" on DVD, but I think it's because it was in the public domain.

    Also...about Ben-Hur. WB just needs to re-transfer the film for DVD. The film was restored about 10 years ago (By Kevin Brownlow, even!) and already has a digitally recorded score by Carl Davis. It's sad they didn't release it at the same time as the 1959 version...unless they're planning to do a wave of silent film on DVD soon. (I'd gladly buy a box set of 8-10 MGM Silents!)
     
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    2002 would be the 75th birthday of this film...wouldn't it be nice to have it on DVD?

    Paramount?
     
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  9. Mark Zimmer

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    Yes, Paramount, we would very much like Wings (and A Kiss for Cinderella, while you're at it). PLEASE!
     

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