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Skatetown USA, Patrick Swayze's 1st feature role. Will Sony ever release it?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Kyrsten Brad, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Kyrsten Brad

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    A few notes here relating to the coming Blu-ray release:

    1. This release can be called A 40th Anniversary Release Special Edition coming 40 years after the film’s theatrical release (for the one week or so it was in theaters) on October 1st, 1979.
    (Blu-ray release date is set for September 24th, 2019).

    2. On a more somber note, it is also the ten year marker of Patrick Swayze’s passing (September 14, 2009).
    Patrick of course played bad boy skater Ace Johnson in his introductory feature role.

    3. This film was advertised as “The Greatest Story Ever Rolled” which of course lead to some people wondering what the suits at Rastar & Columbia were rolling (and smoking) when they green lighted this film.

    4. Disco as a phenomenon was still hitting the charts but clearly starting to go downhill and fade away which was a big contributor to the film’s failure at the box office. Some were hoping though that this movie, if a hit, would re-energize the disco phenomenon. That clearly did not happen.

    5. Of the three roller skating themed films of that time period (the other two being Roller Boogie (1979) and Xanadu (1980), Skatetown USA (1979) is generally considered to be the snazziest & most fun film of the three.
     
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    The preorder Amazon page for Skatetown USA has just gone live. But wait a bit until @Ronald Epstein posts a Amazon preorder thread.
    Ron, please get that preorder thread up so I can direct some of my online friends on FB and other places here to that thread.

    It’s finally happening folks!

    UPDATE: Ron already has it up threre. Thanks Ron.
     
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    Received my shipping notice this morning. I’ll have tomorrow evening. :dance::banana::rock::dancing-banana-04:
     
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    My Amazon account shows delivery by 11 PM after being set at 8PM for the past few weeks.

    Amazon is messing with my mind here.

    Checking around a bit, WalMart online and Best Buy online are also carrying the Skatetown USA Blu-ray.

    This title may be more popular than one would think.

    Frustrating thing about all this is I have to hit the road on business come Wednesday. Sure I could take a copy with me for playing on the laptop but I want to enjoy this on the big screen.
     
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    I’m really excited about getting this for I really haven’t seen it since I played it first run in the hardtops and 2nd feature at the ozoners.
     
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    Finally got my shipping notice earlier this evening. I’ll be watching the mail.

    Also been going thru all the old
    Skatetown USA info links (the ones still valid) to let the page originators know this film is now available on Blu. Somewhat surprising, I’m getting some happy responses.
     
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    BDC773C1-0108-43C9-B038-4250CCB1B0BE. It’s here!!

    I’ll write up a layman’s review a little later but while we wait for some reviews from @Robert Harris and Bill Hunt, some selected screen shots.
    (The color is fabulous)

    09267A3C-9412-4DD2-95D2-4AA03D58584E. FB74FE5A-54E3-4F6E-9E9C-A733F1410CAC. 680E0226-97B4-4B94-96B7-6B1209375FAE. B94450B6-5B16-465C-9974-87084277535F. 917DFDC7-8958-4B0A-A98F-8626542BF7BE. 04F650E5-349F-4522-B726-B2A9D63927C2. C20FB2E9-20FA-4693-8296-906A1DC53D9C. 305BE6E6-5BC6-42BA-A18F-0F3CA6B234D7. E5C016AF-2CF6-49B1-A940-CEBA439BC25A.
     

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    its in my sweaty hand now. I anticipate 3 watchings tonight. 41CDA788-D8D0-48FD-A7CE-DB65B74C50F4.
     
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    60E3C68C-6DCE-482F-8252-A588ACFF22DE.

    I’m very happy.
     
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    Hey Kryrsten Brad. I seen to hear all the correct music. But I know your more of a fan, so do you here any music replaced?
     
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    Been thru the Blu-ray about 5 times now, all the correct music seems to be there.
     
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    Thanks.
     

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