Pennies From Heaven (Bing Crosby) on 1/28

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  1. David Lambert

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    Also on that date, Columbia will also bring out something from 1986 called "Band of the Hand", with Lauren Holly in it.
    No idea if the latter is OAR. Considering that the Crosby title is from the 30's, I suspect it will be OAR. [​IMG]
     
  2. John Kilduff

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    1986...Columbia/TriStar DVD...

    Putting the pieces of the puzzle together, I'll take a wild guess and say that "Band Of The Hand" will be panned-and-scanned.

    It'll be a real shame if it is...Michael Mann (of "Heat", "Last Of The Mohicans" and of course, "Miami Vice") worked on this movie.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    Here's to hoping that it's OAR!
     
  3. Louis C

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    The critics panned the remake of "Pennies" with Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters, but I for one would eagerly buy it if issued on DVD.

    I preferred it to the original, which is also a fine film.
     
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    Awesome! I'm a huge Bing Crosby fan, though more of his singing than of his movies. You know, he and "Ahnold" are the only two actors to ever be the #1 box office star five years in a row, though for Bing this was much later than Pennies From Heaven, in the 1940s.
     
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    David, where did you get this info? Can you provide a link? Thanks.
     
  6. David Lambert

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    Brian, the simple answer is: No, I can't provide a link. I hope this is good enough to establish trust, though:
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    Also that day: Dana Carvey's Master of Diguise, as well as The Foreigner and Blood Crime.
     
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    DVDfile has the announcement today.


    On January 28th, Columbia will debut the 1932 Bing Crosby version of Pennies From Heaven, presented in its original 1.33:1 aspect ratio and English mono. Extras are slim, with only bonus trailers included.
     
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    I can't wait for Pennies from Heaven. I never was able to see this before. I hope this might mean more Bing movies in the future. Ever since his kids all said he was a bad dad after he died the studios have stopped releasing his stuff. Bring on the Bing!
     
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    Great news, now if only Universal would start releasing some of Crosby's pre 50's Paramount titles.

    Bing Crosby's best work was for Paramount.

    The original Crosby "Pennies" and the Steve Martin movie have nothing whatsoever to do with one another, other than the Movie title and song of the same name.

    The Steve Martin movie was based on a very popular British TV Series.
     
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    I too prefer the Steve Martin/Bernadette Peters remake. Hopefully it will be released soon, in enhanced widescreen. And maybe, if it's not too much, an alternate 5.1 audio track? One of Herbert Ross' better directorial efforts, IMHO (sorry all you Footloose fans).
     
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    As mentioned previously the Steve Martin movie is not a remake.

    As two completely unrelated and different films, I also enjoy the Steve Martin Movie which is in need of a restored Widescreen release, considering the Laserdisc is Pan and Scan only.

    But as a push over for any old Musical, I also welcome the Bing Crosby DVD with open arms and with credit card in hand.
     
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    I have a rumor from someone on a non-home-theater site, someone I'm guessing is a very reliable source -- I strongly suspect this person works for one of the studios. They must at least work in the industry to be able to post things like this about Bing's Pararmount films:

     
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