Sydney Lumet - Missing Movies...

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  1. Neil_Duffy

    Neil_Duffy Second Unit

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    Prince of The City is on TV tomorrow night, and I'm wondering... where is this classic on DVD? There's a lot of Lumet films crying out to be on the format... the only hope is that I recently read an interview wih Laurent Bouzereau claiming he is working on Lumet DVDs... anyone know anything?
     
  2. Michael Flynn

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    Yeah...definitely an underrated movie that I'd buy if released on DVD.

    Thankfully, Paramount answered my Sidney Lumet fix and call for a Serpico DVD...and it has lots of extras. Good stuff.
     
  3. Michael Flynn

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    Oh, an add:

    There are indeed Lumet SEs coming this year IIRC from the WB chat. Does that mean Dog Day Afternoon and Network too along with Prince of the City? Sadly, I got the current Network release for Christmas...such a soon double-dip if an SE is in the works... [​IMG]
     
  4. Paul_Scott

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    Network was seriously disappointing in regards to a/v quality.
    i would hope that gets a re-master eventually.
    i was ecstatic when i was able to ebay it (although i did enjoy the movie).
    you look at Fox/Fox news channel and the movie just looks so damn...close to what its like today.
    Vox Populi!
     
  5. Haggai

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    Yeah, I thought it was weird when Fox News recently announced the hiring of Sybil the Soothsayer. Or was it MSNBC that did that? [​IMG]
     
  6. Mark Edward Heuck

    Mark Edward Heuck Screenwriter

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    Some more Lumet movies missing from DVD:

    Paramount - CHILD'S PLAY, DANIEL, LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
    Warner Bros. - BYE BYE BRAVERMAN, THE SEAGULL, THE APPOINTMENT, LAST OF THE MOBILE HOT SHOTS (one of his few scope outings)
    MGM - THE GROUP, THE OFFENCE
    Columbia - THE DEADLY AFFAIR
     
  7. Dick

    Dick Producer
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    Michael, NETWORK belongs to MGM, so I doubt you'll be seeing an SE anytime soon.
     
  8. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    Dick, NETWORK is actually a Warner title now, I believe. Warner has the MGM library prior to 1985 (if it's a UA title, I'll hold my tongue).
     
  9. Jay E

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    I would love to see Prince of the City on DVD, it's one of the best films of the 80's and doesn't deserve to remain in obscurity.

    There are quite a few other Lumet films That I would love to see on DVD:

    Bye Bye Braverman
    Daniel
    Deadly Affair, The
    Fugitive Kind, The
    Group, The
    Hill, The
    Long Day's Journey into Night
    Murder on the Orient Express
    Offence, The
    View From the Bridge, A


    And a widescreen version of Running on Empty.
     
  10. Gabe D

    Gabe D Cinematographer

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    Long Day's Journey into Night was just released on DVD by Republic Pictures. I wouldn't have known except for a blurb about it in Entertainment Weekly. Anyway, I rushed to buy a copy only to discover that it is a 4:3 MAR version. Quite sad, as I'm dying to add this film to my collection.
     
  11. Roger Rollins

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    Actually NETWORK was an MGM and UA co-production..which means rights are split.

    Warner Brothers (as owner of Turner) has domestic rights and the current MGM (UA) has international.
     

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