- Feb 22, 2004
- Real Name
- R. Ray Rogers II
To start with, here are several titles which are finally being re-released as Special Editions or their various monikers. (Titles with an asterisk after the mumbo jumbo are the ones I'm planning on purchasing.)
Coming in 2007:
2001: A Space Odyssey - Special Edition (??/??)*
BLADE RUNNER - Ultimate Collector's Set (??/??)*
A Clockwork Orange - Special Edition (??/??)
L.A. Confidential - Two-Disc Special Edition (??/??)*
The Man Who Would be King - Special Edition (??/??)*
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior - Special Edition (??/??)*
Poltergeist - Silver Anniversary Special Edition (??/??)*
The Shining (1980) - Special Edition (??/??)
Coming in 2008:
Risky Business - Special Edition (??/??)
More to follow later.
Here are titles of which I am and others are still waiting for. (Titles with an asterisk after the title are films I've yet to see but will get around to eventually watching them.) (New note: Since I've finally gone multi-region, I'll list some details pertaining as to such for the thing dammit... Now I'm going to be hunting for the best NTSC versions out there and the occasional PAL one dealy.)
The 13th Warrior
1492: The Conquest of Paradise - Get Charlie de Lauzirika for this one.
1941* - Anamorphic I guess?
The Abyss - Current release is perfect and I highly prefer the 171m Special Edition cut over the 146m Theatrical. One major issue I have with this is that it's non-anamorphic. An anamorphic retransfer would be most pleased from me. I repurchased the first release Alphapak-case version and I believe it's the one I initially sold back in 2003.
The Addams Family
Addams Family Values
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - A Criterion calibre type of Special Edition would be nice. Hell, if Criterion were able to make a Special Edition of this title and even port over all their laserdisc material and make even more extras that'd be just fine.
Bram Stoker's Dracula - I'm rebuying the SuperBit and going to get ahold of the Criterion LD supplements and put them to DVD.
The Cable Guy
Days of Thunder*
Death Becomes Her
Dick Tracy - Was rumoured to be a Vista Series release but said rumour has since been quashed. By the way, could anyone confirm whether or not the current release is anamorphic? Figuring since the price is so low now and if they see sales for it it'd garner a Special Edition release.
Escape From Alcatraz
Escape from L.A. - Out of fairly much all of John Carpenter's films on DVD, this sequel to the original Escape from New York is bare bones and carries a non-anamorphic transfer.
FACE/OFF - There's a Region 3 NTSC Korean release which I believe has a DTS track and a featurette. Going to purchase as soon as I'm finished with my 1980's films on DVD buying spree.
Far and Away
The Fisher King - A Criterion calibre type of Special Edition would be nice. Hell, if Criterion were able to make a Special Edition of this title and even port over all their laserdisc material and make even more extras that'd be just fine.
Flash Gordon* - C'mon, this film should get far more features compared to the upcoming release.
THE FLY (1958)*
From Dusk Till Dawn - Just an anamorphic re-transfer is all I guess that's needed...
The Game - A Criterion calibre type of Special Edition would be nice. Hell, if Criterion were able to make a Special Edition of this title and even port over all their laserdisc material and make even more extras that'd be just fine.
GHOSTBUSTERS II - Doubtful due to the recently released Gift Set last year. Guess we'll have to wait for one of the HD formats, more than likely Blu-Ray.
The Golden Child
Hard Target - The Director's Cut would be nice to have for this John Woo film.
Hone Alone 2: Lost in New York
The Hudsucker Proxy
LadyHawke - Deserves a Two-Disc Special Edition from the illustrious Warner Brothers.
The Lawnmower Man
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome - No love for this sequel?
Mary Shelly's Frankenstein
The Mosquito Coast
The NeverEnding Story - This most deservedly deserves (quaint, ain't it? ) Warner's Two-Disc Special Edition treatment. A fully branching version with the American and the International (Perhaps the German cut?) fully remastered 16:9 transfer with commentaries and the second disc obviously devoted to the extras. The second disc should be dual-layered considering the source material is a book and there are alot of sites divulging on the making of the film. One of my must buys but alas am holding off for the dream version stated above. And I'm still waiting for a Two-Disc Special Edition announcement from Warners...
OUTLAND - Rumoured to be a Special Edition.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Return of the Fly (1959)*
Rising Sun - I'd love to see a full blown 2-Disc Collector's Edition from Fox. That's how much I have high regards for the Michael Crichton book and the movie.
The Rocketeer - I have all of The Rocketeer comic books so I guess you could say I'm a fan. A commentary track from the Director and creator Dave Stevens. Another commentary track from the Director and Bill Campbell. Documentaries and behind-the-scenes feauturettes would be excellent.
STARMAN - (Update: There's a R2 PAL Special Edition I'm going to purchase eventually.)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
They Live - (Update: There's a R2 PAL Special Edition I'm going to purchase eventually.)
True Lies - Supposedly rumoured to be a Five Star Collection release, but due to unforntunate "events", it remains unreleased as a Special Edition. Although, if it does happen to get released, it'd most likely be under the Collector's Edition banner. (There's an anamorphic release in both Japan and Korea.)
The Witches of Eastwick
I'll be refining this post again and again, soon and always.