Private School starring Phoebe Cates coming Nov 23rd

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  1. Harold Wazzu

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    I was poking around ebay searching for DVDs and found out Private School is finally being officially released on DVD on November 23rd. Looks like it'll being Widescreen (1.85:1) and have a DD2.0 sound track. For any fans of 80's movies, this is great news!

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...295440-6285524
     
  2. Jon Martin

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    Although the film had a lot of the music changed for video, including the theme song being removed. It has been playing on cable this past month.

    The edited TV print is the most complete, with the original music and extra scenes (which I would guess aren't on the DVD).
     
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    Universal cancelled the Private School DVD a few weeks back...
     
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    Really? Any reason? All the sites are still showing it as available to pre-order
     
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    Nope, no reason was given at the time. It was going to be part of the November Studio Selections I think but was pulled.
     
  6. John Kilduff

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    Maybe they're looking into getting extra features for the disc?

    Too bad...I was looking to pick this up. I can wait, though.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    And we all know that "Private School" has the only on-screen nudity by 80s babe Kathleen Wilhoite.

    EDIT: I spelled "nudity" wrong. DUH! I AM SO SMART, I AM, I AM! DUH!
     
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    what i've heard is, it was pulled and will be released in March, on a double feature disc with Fast Times... under the banner of the Phoebe Cates Kleenex Collection
     
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    I saw it on Encore recently, and it seemed like all the original music, including the theme song, was there.

    They need to release Mischief as well. That's the one movie in my collection that I would rather have in open matte than widescreen.[​IMG]
     
  9. Jon Martin

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    The song "Your daddy must have been a fool, to send you to a Priiiiiivate schooooool, for girls" wasn't on the recent Encore showing that I saw. It hasn't been on any showings since the edited versions shown on commercial TV. It was replaced with the song sung by Phoebe Cates.
     
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    I thought it was the same theme song I remember from the 1980's cable airings? I take it there was a different song originally or I'm just not remembering correctly from those days.

    I did hear the original songs in the Encore airings. Stray Cats, Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, Rick Springfield, Vanity, etc.
     
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    Yes, those songs are the same(and interesting trivia note, Paula Abdul choreographed the workout scene to the Rick Springfield song) but for some reason, the title theme song has been changed.
     
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    Maybe the title was delayed/cancelled because of music-rights issues?
     
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    Jon,

    Who's the artist on this tune? There is a song that plays in the dance scene and then as Jim and Chrissie approach the hotel, sung by Bill Wray, that goes something like, "Going to a private school, going to a private school..." Is this a different song? He also duets with Phoebe Cates on "Just One Touch" and sings "She Said No."

    I thought that Harry Nilsson's "You're Breaking My Heart" always played under the opening credits. Is this not the case?

    One song, listed on IMDb, which I cannot locate in the video version of the film is "Da Da Da". This title got some renewed notoriety when it was used in a VW ad--German car, German pop tune...makes for some nice symmetry.

    -Jon
     
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    I noticed this on the recent Encore airing, it plays toward the end in a scene in one of the dorm rooms.
     
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    Jon,

    I think I've figured out the issue..."Private School" was placed during the opening credits, for the tv version, because of the profanity-laced lyrics of the Nilsson tune. I would guess that the Encore showing is the original theatrical cut, with regards to music and content.

    What do the extra scenes of the tv version feature?

    -Jon
     
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    While I haven't seen it in a while, like many Universal 80's films (FAST TIMES, THE BREAKFAST CLUB) they used a lot of deleted scenes to fill up the run time.

    One sequence I do remember, the scene with Matthew Modine in drag in Betsy Russell's room is a couple minutes longer in the TV version. I always found that funny since the TV version has Russell dancing around in her underwear in front of Modine longer than the video version. You'd think that is something that would have been more explicit on the cable version, not the other way around.
     
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    The "Your daddy must've been a fool to send you to a Priiiiivate Schoooool" song was intact when I saw the movie on TNT early this year. I'm bummed that the DVD is being delayed, I was hoping I'd finally get to see the movie uncensored. [​IMG]
     
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    Is this the movie with Betsy Russell on horse back topless?

    Hmmm... I used to have this movie on VHS... I still might.
     
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    Yes, it is. Phoebe's nice, but Betsy's my fave. Too bad this was canceled.
     
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    I'd buy Private School on DVD in a snap. I still have the laserdisc. [​IMG]
     

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