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Simon says...The Runner Stumbles when it comes to releasing Melvin Simon library

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Louis Letizia, Jan 21, 2019.

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    Louis Letizia Supporting Actor

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    Quite a few goodies in Melvin Simon library. Who owns this?
     
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    They're really all over the place. Porky's is out from Fox. The Manitou is being released by Shout Factory soon, which also released Love at First Bite. Seven (from '79), Scavenger Hunt, Wolf Lake, My Bodyguard and the Porky's sequels are out from Kino. When a Stranger Calls is available from Mill Creek, and The Stunt Man from Severin.
     
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    Such an eclectic group of films. It seems that Kino got Love At First Bite and Seven through their MGM deal (both AIP) as well as Wolf Lake which is also MGM via being a Hemdale production. My Bodyguard and the Porky's sequels thru their Fox deal and When A Stranger Calls through Mill Creeks ongoing Columbia relationship(Id never thought Id see Shadow of the Hawk on DVD , and after never even reaching VHS , Mill Creek gives us this underappreciated gem on Bluray...with Nightwing as a double feature!-they also have some fun looking Blurays packaged as old school VHS packaging for Sheena and others). The Stunt Man seems to be the wild card release-first Anchor Bays beautifully packaged 2 dvd set and severins nice Bluray. Image had a DVD of The Man With Bogarts Face (shown here in NYC as Sam Marlowe, Private Eye in October 1980-a film geeks dream month that had nearly 30 major releases)as did Anchor Bay with Zorro The Gay Blade. But the nicely done The Runner Stumbles, the beautifully filmed Cloud Dancer, the truly atrocious Rabbit Test, Farrah Fawcetts first "S" Bomb-Somebody Killed Her Husband (with Saturn Three and equally elusive Sunburn to follow), the unwatchable but intriguingly cast Chu Chu and the Philly Flash, the obscure William Shatner snorefest The Third Walker , the euphoric UFOria that along with the intense, unforgettable When You Comin' Back Red Ryder? are THE 2 films on this list deserving of a Bluray release after being in VHS hell . Somebody and Red Ryder never even made it to U.S. VHS.
     

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