The Keep?

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  1. Mike Peveler

    Mike Peveler Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anyone have any info on the dvd release of this 1983 cult classic. Directed by Michael Mann, starring Gabriel Byrne, Ian McKellen and Jurgen Prochnow, and music by Tangerine Dream?
     
  2. John Hodson

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    Only that dvdsoon.com, a Canadian e-tailer, had it listed from Paramount, for an October release if I remember rightly, until quite recently. Then it - and Once Upon a Time in the West - was withdrawn. They told me that they had jumped the gun, that Paramount had announced them internally, but didn't want the dates publicly announced.

    Of course, how true that it, only Paramount, and dvdsoon, know!

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    So many films, so little time...
     
  3. Darren Gross

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    Well, if it's not too far in the production stage, I hope they make sure to include the expanded ending (at least as a bonus item) as shown in certain TV versions.

    It's much more satisfying and must have been approved by Mann already, as they could have chosen any number of trims and outs to pad out the running time for TV, minus the cuts.
     
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    I am really looking forward to seeing this movie again! Lots of friends looking for it too!! [​IMG]
     
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    I've been waiting a long time for this one to be released. I had it on laserdisk and watched it many times. Great music score by Tangerine Dream.
     
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    I saw a movie years ago called the Keep staring Scott Glen.
    He was a drifter with a special gun under his bed.
    When somebody opened the Keep and the monster or ultimate evil was to be released he got a sense about it and took his gun and headed for the Keep.
    Curious here. Is this the same film?
    I have been looking for this and can't locate it anywhere. Excelent film by the way. One that leaves an impression that last.[​IMG]
     
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    Yes, same movie.
     
  8. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    Hopefully, Michael Mann will do a director's cut.

    Dan
     
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    This is the main reason why I look at this form-it tells me
    about movies that I dont know about...michael Mann is one
    of the best director's around, I wait and get the DVD rather
    than see it on crapey tape for a first look. Manhunter and
    heat are my two favorites...thanks for the tip-you might want to try brazil(criterion collection),1984, and the fog
    as some new titles to try on DVD.:b
     
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    one of the most bizarre releases from a major studio in the last 20 years. can't wait for this dvd.
     
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    I doubt they could pull off a director's cut. Mann is notoriously difficult to deal with and even get to communicate with.

    I would like to see the cobbled together TV ending, even if it was a bit rough. It's the difference between a must buy and a wait and see.
     
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    Has THE KEEP fallen off of Paramount's release schedule again? I thought I read that it was coming out in October 2003.
     
  15. Rex Bachmann

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    robert galasek wrote (post #14):

     
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    So I take it that means 2004 or later?!?!? [​IMG]
     
  17. Craig: Mclaren

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    I don't think Michael Mann is difficult to deal with. He offered to supervise the new Manhunter DVD and that worked out fine. I heard the problem with THe Keep was that Paramount and Tangerine Dream had been arguing about royalties for years and that held up any new release. [​IMG]
     
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    That was the recent Manhunter release.

    Back in 2001 when they were doing the first Manhunter release, dealing with him and his office was a major difficulty and communications were strained.

    He was supposed to do a commentary track at that time and the session was booked, scheduled and agreed to...except on the day of the recording he just didn't show up, no word, no nothing.

    I was working at Anchor Bay at the time and this is what was told to me. The disc producer was furious!
     
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  20. Rex Bachmann

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    John Co wrote (post #16):

     

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