Sling Blade discontinued - Is a special edition on the way?

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  1. Kipp Teague

    Kipp Teague Stunt Coordinator

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    A few weeks ago, Buena Vista discontinued Sling Blade. Any word on a forthcoming special edition?
     
  2. Kenny Goldin

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    we can only hope...it is long overdue.
     
  3. CraigF

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    I was wondering this but in a different context: the "Academy Awards Winning Movies" sets are coming out in a few weeks, and the only set I'm interested in is the one with Sling Blade in it. It also has Good Will Hunting, and I was wondering if it was a new version of Sling Blade (and a U.S. anamorphic GWH), or are they just getting rid of the same old versions in a package and for cheap(er).
     
  4. Nils Luehrmann

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    This is interesting news as BV re-released this DVD just a year ago, but it was the exact same DVD as the original release which came out six years ago (bare-bones, single-layer, letterbox).

    I would love to have a quality transfer of this excellent film and perhaps if they do a SE version maybe they can aquire the rights to BBT's original short 'Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade' and include it on a 2nd disc.

    I know Vanguard's DVD of 'Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade' has not sold well at all even though it includes some very nice special featuers, so they might be open to an arrangment with BV.

    Although I wont hold my breath, I'd also get very excited should BV talk BBT into recording a commentary track for 'Sling Blade'.
     
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    He did. It's on the Criterion laserdisc.
     
  6. Nils Luehrmann

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    Yes, but last I heard Criterion still owns the rights to that commentary and has no plans on leasing or selling those rights. Not only that, but as I recall BBT was quoted as saying he would not be recording a new commentary track for future Sling Blade releases.
     
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    I'm sure a deal similar to what CTHV did with Monty Python and the Holy Grail can be made between Buena Vista and Criterion.
     
  8. Jeff D Han

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    I bought a used Criterion laserdisc of
    Sling Blade last year, so I'm sure that
    there will be a better SE of this film
    coming out on DVD very soon. [​IMG]
     
  9. Paul Arnette

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    I'm breaking out some biscuits and mustard in anticipation of this excellent film, mmmhmmm. [​IMG]
     
  10. CharlesD

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    ...and some french fried taters mmmmm hmmm

    This movie definately deserves a SE treatment.
     
  11. MarcoBiscotti

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    Miramax is long overdue on many of their cheap first issue releases...

    Sling Blade
    Rounders
    Cop Land
    Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead
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    Etc...


    I'd also like to see a special box-set edition of Gangs Of New York, similair to the proposed French edition. I despise the current cover art more than any other DVD release to date!
     
  12. MikeEckman

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    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I just had the opportunity to see Sling Blade for the first time a couple days ago and immediatley went online to purchase it, only to find out that the only version in R1 is a non anamorphic first generation barebones disc.

    I certainly hope this movie gets a re-release soon!!
     
  13. Scott_J

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    I was just at DVDTalk, and someone there posted a link to VideoETA saying a Slingblade CE is due out June 7. No details available. I'm not familiar with VideoETA so I'm not sure how accurate they are so I'm taking the info with a grain of salt right now, but just a head's up.

    http://videoeta.com/movie.html?id=27034
     
  14. Peter Svensson

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    The R2 that was released about a week ago is anamorphic and it has Dolby surround.
     
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    It's already up for presale at Amazon.
     
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    Not only would it be nice to have a SE of Sling Blade theu should also include a salute to the Late Great John Ritter for the role he played in this film.

    I remember the first time I saw this and I had to watch it all over again when I realized it was him.
    Come to think of it TWO Awesome actors in this film has passed on John Ritter and J.T.Walsh
    ...both were very high caliber actors.

    Also I would love to hear a commentary from Dwight Yoakam. His performance was scary. Then there was the "cameo" of Robert Duvall which I didnt hardly recognize him.

    Truly this film deserves a Super Special Edition

    Take Care, Chris
     
  17. Kain_C

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    Count me as someone who really wants a special edition as well. I work with DVD sales and I get requests for that disc from customers. Many of them do not understand the concept of 'out of print'.
     
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    Sling Blade-Miramax Collectors Series due 6/7/05. No specs as of yet though some sites are listing it as unrated. I have the original but would have to wait until I see what is included before DDing. As far as the original being discontinued, there is still a handful of sites that still have it not including the usual used sites like half.com, ebay, amazon marketplace, etc...
     
  19. Dave H

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    Good. One more non-anamorphic DVD I can get rid of!
     
  20. Kain_C

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    Great news! Here's hoping for a Thornton commentary!
     

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