The PARAMOUNT catalog title I would just about wet my pants to see on dvd...

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  1. Kevin Sharp

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    ...is THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE.
    This has to be one of Robert Mitchum's BEST movies/performances. Whenever it's on AMC, the bad language is "muted". Drag!
     
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    You might be surprised. It didn't get much interest when I started a thread about it a while back, but AMC played Paramount's An Officer and a Gentleman completely uncut late at night a few weeks back. It was certainly the first time I'd heard MF thrown around on regular broadcast TV, and that was only one of the expletives.
     
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    I wish Paramount would placate fans of LIL ABNER and release it on DVD. Julie Newmar's brief appearances alone justify the whole thing!
     
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    Yes, I agree. LI'L ABNER is an absolute DVD must, especially for Julie Newmar's moments as Stupefyin' Jones!
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    I would definitely buy "Li'l Abner" not just for Julie Newmar but for Stella Steven's "Appassionata Von Climax" and Leslie Parrish's stunning Daisy Mae. Plus there's Jerry Lewis. These colors need the stability of DVD and the film was never released on laserdisc.
    I'm guessing the title of this thread should be changed.
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    Yes, I really do think there's a decent enough audience for LIL ABNER (hint hint hint Paramount). Okay, maybe not as a special edition (I wish!), but a crisp, OAR no-frills edition would satisfy us no end. [​IMG]
     
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    I'll pass on Lil Abner, thanks, but I'm with Kevin as to The Friends of Eddie Coyle. I rented a boot of it from an L.A. video store that has a gray-market copy of it and was floored at how good it is-- it's "Donnie Brasco" writ 1973. The stunner is that it's NEVER legitimately been on home video, not on VHS, not on Beta, nothing.
    A release of this with Peter Yates commentary would be tantamount to Paramount releasing Seconds (another film that, until recently, had never been on video) with Frankenheimer commentary, as they did on the laserdisc back in 1996.
     
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    Check out Jeffrey Wells' latest column at Reel.com . He is also calling for Eddie Coyle on DVD. He even talked to Martin Blythe about it.
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    ...I was alarmed to see that Ridley Scotts THE DUELISTS was not on the PHV 2002 schedule....instead, a few gems hidden amongst the generic entertainment.
    Really, to capitalize on LEGEND and GLADIATOR publicity, you out to have this out post haste...
    alos would like to see POPEYE, and DANGER! DIABOLIK
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    THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE is a great choice, seeing as how it is not available on video IN ANY FORM. My own choice, now that most of my wish list from Paramount has been either fulfilled or announced, would have to be RAGTIME.
     
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    Yes, it'd be a shame for RAGTIME to be overlooked; Paramount already missed its 20th anniversary!
     
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    I would also love to see The Friends of Eddie Coyle on DVD. It's a real sleeper that should not be missed.
    I would also wet my pants over Phase IV, The Gambler, The Tenant, Lady in a Cage, Don't Look Now, The Conformist, The Out-of-Towners & Bang The Drum Slowly. I'm hoping the rumors are true on The Tenant & Don't Look Now as I don't want to wet my pants over nothing.
     
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    Jay,
    You best be picking up some Depends, as Ron's Paramount list included The Gambler, Don't Look Now and The Tenant for the first half of 2002.
     

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