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To All Studios: A request for more 80's comedies and why....

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by todd s, Aug 29, 2001.

  1. todd s

    todd s Lead Actor

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    I am asking that you start releasing more 80's comedies(ie-Better off Dead, Real Genius, etc.) The reason I think that these movies would sell well. Is that now that I am in my 30's I have been feeling very nostolgic for things from when I was in High School and College, which happened to be in the 80's. I have spoken to a lot of my friends who feel the same way. For example Major League was a favorite of my Fraternity brothers and I. We once charted a bus for a party and a few of us started quoting the movie over the bus's p.a. Now, every time I see the movie it reminds me of the goods time I had.
    Another reason aimed more at the bottomline is getting new younger viewers. My nephew and his friend(both 15) came to stay with us. Of course he wanted to watch some of the newer comedies I had. But, I conviced them to watch Meatballs and Weird Science. Neither of them had even heard of these movies. But, after watching them my nephew is always asking me to bring one of them when I visit. By releasing more older movies. You gain the ability to pick up new buyers them. My nephew also is asking what other movies from the 80's he should get. I told him of a few. But, their are so many that are not out.
    Please, consider my words when looking at some titles that may not be on the top of the list. But, will always be on the top of mine and many others.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Ricky f

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    Todd, You said it Buddy. I am desperate for more 80's comedy's to be released ( Better Off Dead the most )
    Some great movies come out these days but I would choose classic 80's movies like Weird Science over any movie made today.
    If any studio is reading this and you own some classic 80's movies I.E : Better Off Dead, Todd said it all, They need a DVD release.
    Please make something happen in the future.
    Regards,
    Ricky
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    [Edited last by Ricky f on August 29, 2001 at 09:43 AM]
     
  3. Tom Boucher

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    Let's see...
    Better Off Dead, Real Genius, Some Kind of Wonderful, Pretty in Pink, Say Anything, (really, can't go wrong with anything John Cusack was in), and others that I've forgotten because THEY'RE NOT ON DVD!
    Tom Boucher
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  4. Nate Anderson

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    Hey, you guys have forgotten The Sure Thing! Oh, wait, isn't that coming out?
    And why exactly isn't the rest of the John Hughes movies out? Hello? Paramount, I'm talking to you...
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  5. Ricky f

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    Yes nate I NEED THE REST OF MY FAVOURITE FILM MAKER
    John Hughes movies on DVD.
    Pretty in pink
    Some kind of wonderful
    and the rest if any...
    Regards,
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  6. Glennica

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    I'm still waiting for Valley Girl!
     
  7. Brian Harnish

    Brian Harnish Screenwriter

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    You can actually get Weird Science on DVD on eBay...
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  8. John Stone

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    Todd, I'm 32 and I couldn't agree with you more. All the titles mentioned in this thread so far would be "must buy" titles for me (and many of my friends).
    Most of my "30-something" friends own DVD players, and they frequently ask me if there has been any new information regarding the 80s "teen" movies we grew up with.
    These 80s movies on DVD are an untapped gold mine, assuming they are done right (minimum of OAR and 16x9 enhanced). Extra features, like retrospective documentaries and commentary tracks, would really make them hot-sellers! "Better Off Dead" with a John Cusack commentary is my #1 DVD want.
    Here are few of my most wanted DVDs from the 80s:
    Better Off Dead
    Weird Science
    One Crazy Summer
    Real Genius
    Sixteen Candles
    Say Anything
    The Breakfast Club
    License To Drive
    European Vacation (and the rest of the Vacation series in OAR--PLEASE WARNER!)
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  9. Dave H

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    What's the deal with Weird Science being discontinued? Are they releasing a new version of this?
     
  10. Matthew H

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    I totally agree. I grew up seeing cheesy 80s flicks at the movies. We need classics like:
    UHF
    The Vacations (In OAR)
    Police Academy 2 - 7
    Stoogemania
    Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
    Major League
    Porky's Revenge
    A new version of Weird Science is supposed to come out sometime next year, I believe.
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  11. rhett

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    I'd buy every single title listed above in a second! 80's was the hayday of classic comedy, and the nostalgic factor alone should have the 18-30 age demographic snatching all these films off the shelves. Come on studios, there are more people interested than you might think!
     
  12. ErikG

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    My two most wanted unreleased dvds are Valley Girl and Last American Virgin. I would buy all the ones listed above in a heartbeat as well...I just love those early 80's teen comedies!! GREAT to hear Fraternity Vacation is going to be released by Anchor Bay!
    [Edited last by ErikG on September 01, 2001 at 06:24 PM]
     
  13. Mikel_Cooperman

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    I want Breakfast club and 16 Candles Special Editions.
    Real Genius would be cool as well as Cant Buy Me Love and Just One of the Guys.
    Really cant wait for Say Anything as well.
    Whats happend to that release??
     
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    I miss the Eighties. Things seemed simpler then. Video games were more about skill that flashy graphics and movies were more about the plot than cool special effects - although there were some real dogs - does anyone remember Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone? Anyhow, I digress. Bring me Better Off Dead and I can die happy. =)
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    [Edited last by ShaneP on September 07, 2001 at 11:38 PM]
     
  16. Tom Boucher

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    I just wanted to post a repl to this letting the studios that released/is releasing all the DVDs I listed that I've purchased everyone of them.

    Thanks!
     
  17. Eugene Esterly

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    Student Bodies needs to be on DVD in its original OAR.
     
  18. MichaelAW

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    I can't believe it's taken 18 posts in this thread to mention Summer School!
     
  19. John Kilduff

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    I'm 19 years old, and I'm screaming for mercy on this one:

    Cut out the multiple editions of "American Pie" and give us the Universal John Hughes movies...the titles that laid down the framework for what's out there today. OAR, 16X9, extras please...John Hughes needs more of a presence on DVD. Columbia's "Not Another Teen Movie", despite being a guilty pleasure for me, just won't cut it. I want the originals in OAR and given good treatment. I want to see Molly Ringwald smoking a joint in a pink sweater in OAR...I want to see Anthony Michael Hall presenting Ringwald's panties to an audience of geeks in OAR...I want Hall and Ilan-Michael Smith (that's his name, right) creating a skimpy-dressed Kelly LeBrock on their computer in OAR...

    While we're on the subject...Artisan, if you still have the rights, how about a 16X9 OAR presentation of "Pass The Ammo" on DVD?

    20th Century Fox, how about "The Pick-Up Artist"?

    Touchstone, if "Ruthless People" continues to sell well, can we look forward to an SE re-release?

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    I guess I'm a Molly Ringwald fan...
     
  20. Frank Sadler

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    I would love to see Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and weird Science SE's get released soon !

    Please Universal.
     

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