Ridley Scott's BLACK RAIN - SE DVD soon?

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  1. Martin_KA

    Martin_KA Agent

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    I'm a huge fan of Black Rain
    I already have the first DVD release of it, even though the transfer is really bad.
    Does anyone know if Paramount is planning on releasing a SE of this movie, or at least a new transfer?

    thanks
     
  2. Mark E J

    Mark E J Second Unit

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    I heard a while back that a 2 disc SE along the lines of Ridley Scott's other work was in production but not planed for release until late 2003 or 2004.
     
  3. Kenneth Lee

    Kenneth Lee Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Folks,

    Just checking in to see if there's any news on the possibility of Ridley Scott doing a brand-new transfer / "Special Edition" DVD for his, IMHO, underrated film "BLACK RAIN"?

    I remember reading on... Digital Bits(?) a few years back about an interview w/ Ridley Scott & his production company, and they mentioned that they wanted to revisit this film on DVD and give it the full treatment. (versus the horrible job Paramount did the 1st time [​IMG])

    So any news on that? [​IMG]
     
  4. Ed Francisco

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    This would be a great, great movie to re-do as an SE. One of my favorite Michael Douglas movies.
     
  5. Zak Hepburn

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    I would love a new version of this film.
     
  6. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Producer

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    I believe Charlie was working on several Ridley Scott discs(IIRC) maybe he will chime in with an answer. I personally would love an SE or just the disc remastered in anamorphic.
     
  7. PaulP

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    Yes, Black Rain is a very underrated film. I love this movie and a new transfer is well deserved. Although we are so close to hd-dvd, I would love to see it on that.
     
  9. Charles de Lauzirika

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    I would love to see a "Black Rain" Special Edition happen. Personally, I think it's Ridley's most underrated film. A new transfer was done a while back for HD broadcast and its beautiful. A significant improvement over the previous transfer that was released on DVD, and with better framing too.

    Hopefully, someday...
     
  10. Shane Martin

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    Ok so I guess its up to Paramount(which isn't too keen it seems on releasing SE's after the fact). I guess we can only hope.
     
  11. Craig: Mclaren

    Craig: Mclaren Second Unit

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    I'd buy it. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  12. Kenneth Lee

    Kenneth Lee Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Charlie,

    Thanks for the update. Sigh. That new HD transfer sounds wonderful! [​IMG]

    Can you elaborate a bit further on whether the "Black Rain" SE DVD is held up because of Paramount/studio wishes, or if it's just Ridley is too busy and can't do it right now? (or both?)

    Thanks!
     
  13. Michael Bailey

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    I love to see that one too.
     
  14. JasonTil

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    I remember reading something about a special edition of this visually stunning film about 6 months ago. Anyone heard anything new lately
     
  15. Ray_R

    Ray_R Screenwriter

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    Are you talking about the 1989 Ridley Scott helmed, starring Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura and Kate Capshaw film?
     
  16. CraigL

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    Yes he is. There were rumors that Ridley Scott was working on his typical special editions but nothing yet. I would LOVE to see this movie in a special edition. The current anamorphic release is pretty barebones and has one of the typical crappy Paramount 5.1 remixes. I remember the laserdisc and *gasp* VHS sounding so much better in the surrounds. I hate those remixes.
     
  17. JasonTil

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    I didn't think that the current release was anamorphic.
     
  18. Jason Hughes

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    The current release is not anamorphic and looks pretty terrible.
     
  19. CraigL

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    Ooops! I meant NON-anamorphic! I knew that but typed the wrong thing.

    Sorry guys.

    Any deleted scenes on this one of note? Anyone ever read the script? I know there were a few hinted at in the trailer.
     
  20. David_Blackwell

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    A Black rain SE would be sweet. I like that movie. It is one of my favorite three Ridley Scott movies (the other two are Blade Runner and Alien).

    Be Seeing You,
    David Blackwell
     

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