This is going to be a great year for DVD releases

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by CaptDS9E, May 18, 2002.

  1. CaptDS9E

    CaptDS9E Cinematographer

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    Just with Fellowship of the Rings, Spider-man and Attack of the clones this year is going to be huge for the DVD market. Look for all kinds of sale records to be broken. And the big movie season has just started . You still have a lot of big name movies coming out such as MIB 2, Austin Powers 3, Minority Report, XXX and so on which will probably make it out on DVD late in the year. Then you have BTTF trilogy coming out, a lot of tv product, Lion King and probably a lot of other stuff not even announced yet. There was a report in a paper the other day that 25% of households have DVD and it grows 1% each month. Later this year look for it to make a big jump. Then dont get me started of next years outlook :)

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  2. Craig_T

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    It is going to be a great year, but it's for different reasons for me. I'm more interested in increased output of classic TV shows (old and new) and deeper digging into studio catalogs. Plus some long-awaited re-releases like Pulp Fiction. Most of the big studio releases this summer seem like sequels to films that weren't very good to begin with. But whatever floats your boat. The rest of this year does have lots of great releases either announced or seriously rumored in practically every genre
     
  3. AdamW

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    Nope, no Lion King for you this year, Joey.[​IMG] Disney's platinum DVD is Beauty and the Beast this year.
     
  4. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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  5. Bruce Hedtke

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    I don't know, Jack. One of the great things about DVD becoming so accepted is that it led to many studios saving almost every shred of film supplementary so that it could be included on the future DVD release. While the issue of Pan N Scan is troubling, there is no doubt that todays Special Editions are much more loaded.

    As for the upcoming year, it's a tough call. There does seem to be alot of larger-than-life films coming out and coming up...but, I'm more keen to keeping my eyes on the foreign/independent front.

    Bruce
     
  6. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    I'm with Bruce. I'll be picking up Attack of the Clones and Spider-Man, but I'm much more interested in catalogue releases, both foreign and classic. As far as I'm concerned, one of the biggest releases this year is going to be Criterion's Monterey Pop. I can't wait to get my hands on that!
     
  7. Robert Holloway

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    Still no Hamlet from Ken Branagh

    Fortunately we got Freddy Got Fingered

    Which was a relief

    Rob
     
  8. CaptDS9E

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    LOL Adam yeah i knew it was Beauty and the Beast. My mistake. Before AOTC the clones i saw that Milo and Stitch Trailer with the lion king. it was on my mind :)

    ca[t
     
  9. Neil Joseph

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    All I can say is things are very different now compared to June 1997 when I got my first DVD player. Back then, titles were much more expensive, and there was no selection at all to choose from.
     
  10. Josh L

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    No Raiders though...[​IMG]
    And as far as BTTF heh I will believe it when I have it in my hands.
    Cheers
     
  11. KevinJ

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    the dvd i'm most looking forward to is monterey pop anyone know when it's coming out?
     
  12. JasonKrol

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    my calendar for June alone is getting full, with UHF, Men at Work, Liscense to Drive, Black hawn Down, et al.

    not to mention Legend and Strange Days coming next week. THen Harry Potter the week after (not that Im buying that, but Ill still rent it.)

    and my wife still continues to try the "ok, I understand your obsession, but seriously...will you ever watch these movies more than once....."

    who else has heard that comment?
     
  13. Jim_K

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    While I'll be picking up FOTR:LOTR SE, Attack of the Clones & Spider-Man I'm also more interested in catalog titles. So far this year it been OK but nothing that special. Highlights for me would be Criterion's Rashomon & Notorious, MASH 5-star & The Vikings.
    Warner seems to be loosening up though with the upcomingShe Wore a Yellow Ribbon, THEM & Clash of the Titans to name a few. The rumored Hammer titles Horror of Dracula & Curse of Frankenstein has me very excited along with the in the works King Kong & Adventures of Robin Hood. [​IMG]
    MGM has quite a few Special Editions that were promised or rumored for this year that seem to be MIA. Great Escape, Zulu, Man of the West, Raging Bull, Escape From New York & Dances with Wolves. Hopefully some of these will pan out.
    For Universal I'm looking forward to the next batch of classic Horror titles. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Island of Lost Souls & The Black Cat along with their Hammer titles such as Brides of Dracula & Curse of the Werewolf.
    Paramount would make me very happy with just one release: Once Upon A Time in the West.
    Columbia would make me happy if they stopped farting around and released the best Harryhausen film remaining to be released: Mysterious Island.
    Fox needs to delve more into their B&W classics. The rumored Day the Earth Stood Still is a step in the right direction.
    Criterion's Montery Pop is a nice release. Kurosawa's Throne of Blood & Powell/Pressburgers A Matter of Life and Death are my most wanted titles though.
    So if some of the above pans out for the rest of this year this would be a great year for DVD releases (for me at least). [​IMG]
     
  14. soop.spoon

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    Clash Of The Titans, Time After Time, 20 Million Miles To Earth, Silent Running and the Flint movies are enough to keep me happy. And that's just the beginning!
    More Simpsons, (lots) more Next Generation, more Hammer from Anchor Bay, the Tarentino special editions, Ed Wood, Blue Velvet, The Great Race, UHF, Legend, Brain Candy, and, of course, Caveman starring Ringo Starr and Shelley Long [​IMG]
    More awesome Vault Disney titles would be a great addition to an already great year.
    But I have to ask... where the heck is Kurosawa's Dreams (Yume)? So beautiful.
     
  15. Jeff_HR

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    [​IMG] I personally can not believe that films such as the Austin Powers series ever get made! I would not see one of them if someone paid me to. But that is just my taste in film.
     
  16. Duane Robinson

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    OK
     
  17. JonZ

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    So far for me[​IMG]From what Ive heard)
    Legend
    Vanilla Sky
    Pulp Fiction & Jackie Brown
    The Fog
    LOTR
    Spiderman
    Star Wars Ep2
    Ed Wood
    Amadeus Dir Cut
    Goodfellas Rerelease
    One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest Rerelease
    Simpsons
    Giant Robo (If they ever release this damn thing)
     
  18. Iain Jackson

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    There is of course also Panic Room to look forward too, and the Predator SE (if you live in Region 2 land that is...[​IMG]).
     

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