STAR - Julie Andrews - new release date?

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  1. Joe Caps

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    The release of star with Julie Andrews was put off to add the features that were on the Laserdisc - anyone have a new date/
    Any date yet for the release of Call Me Madam? I hear that Miles Kreuger has recorded a commentary track for this. this should be a great release.
    Fox - how about releasing more of your musicals - April Love, the Best Things in Life Are Free, the 1962 State Fair, Can Can, all those Betty Grable and Alice Faye with the outtakes?. Where Doi We Go From Here, Dancing in the dark, that Lady in Ermine, Centennial Summer ( starring Jeanne crain who passed away last week).
     
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    Add to the wish list of Fox musicals: MARDI GRAS (a guilty pleasure of mine)
     
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    This sound like a good question for the FOX chat in January
     
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    DVD File states that Fox has slated STAR! for 4/20 along with CALL ME MADAM and two other films they consider musicals, I guess: GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROAD ST. (the Paul McCartney rock movie, not a musical in my book), and ROXIE HART (the non-musical film with Ginger Rogers based on the same source material that the musical CHICAGO was derived from).

    Many people will be thrilled that STAR! is finally coming out after being yanked from last August's release schedule. For me, it's great news that CALL ME MADAM is being liberated from legal limbo for its first-ever home video release, as it's a truly delightful film.
     
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    I think it was a number of us here at HTF and in other forums that reminded Fox of the LD supplements in Star! and why it made no sense to not include some of them (at least the Wise commentary) on DVD, so if we ultimately contributed to making that happen and only eight months delay resulted, I'd say that was worth it.

    It would be another nice case of Fox responding quickly to those kinds of concerns for which I salute them (recalling also their experience in fixing the missing Exit Music glitch on "Cleopatra").
     
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    it does say that Wise's commentary is included along with the "Star! THe Sound of a Legend" original 1968 featurette.

    Is the commentary good ?
     
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    DVD File states that Fox has slated STAR! for 4/20
    Thanks, my sister will be thrilled! [​IMG]
     
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    The Wise commentary is very good, although I've only heard about half of it from the laserdisc (it is kind of a long movie).

    Robert Wise is always someone worth listening to IMO. [​IMG]

    Rafael.
     
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    thanks for the info
     
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    The following are the dvd specifications for "Star" and "Roxie Hart" that Lasersedge has listed for these 4/20/04 releases:

    Star
    Roxie Hart
     
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    I don't even see any mention of supplements on those specs.
     
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    Shouldn't the aspect ratio of STAR! be 2.2:1 if it was taken from the 70mm roadshow edition? Or is a 35mm?

    Personally, I love the cover art for ROXIE HART!
     
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    The Foxstore is shipping STAR! now (nothing like a studio breaking it's own street date) If you use the coupon code in the Coupons and Bargains Forum (mp4a) you can get it for $6 and change shipped.

    Hold on to your laserdiscs, though, as it looks like only a few of the supplements have been ported over to the DVD. The DVD supplements are as follows: Full-length audio commentary by director Robert Wise; "STAR! The Sound of a Legend" Original Production Featurette; "Silver Star" 25th Anniversary Featurette; Julie Andrews and Daniel Massey Screen Test; Still Galleries, Trailers and TV Spots.
     
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    Is this one finally coming next week? Did anyone get it early yet? I'm really excited about this one.[​IMG]
     
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    Is this one finally coming next week? Did anyone get it early yet? I'm really excited about this one.
    I received my copy on March 30. Audio quality was very good but I was a little disappointed with the video transfer from Fox.
     

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