Torch Song Trilogy - anytime soon?

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  1. Eric Huffstutler

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    So not to get buried under a dozen layers of the topic "Gay Friendly DVD's", has anyone heard if Columbia is ever going to release Torch Song Trilogy? It is a bit dated now but still has an impact for anyone watching... Gay or Straight! It is a good introduction movie for those who don't really understand the gay way of life and the obsticles they are up against daily.
     
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    Me too - I am so waiting for this on DVD. Fantastic film. Thankfully Victor / Victoria is now on its way. Would also love the mid 1970's film "The Ritz" too!
     
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    I'd vote for Torch Song Trilogy. I can't bring myself to watch the p&s @&[email protected](!! VHS version I have. It needs to be on DVD / OAR. How about posting this on the Studio Feedback forum?
     
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    I'd love to see a nice 16x9 "Beautiful thing" (also columbia). I keep seeing the R0 hong-kong disc but don't want a 4x3 transfer with english subtitles and spoken french!

    -dave
     
  5. Michael Allred

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    Doesn't Columbia own "Torch Song..."?
     
  6. Eric Huffstutler

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    Yes Columbia does which adds to the confusion why they haven't released it yet?
     
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    I just want to love this DVD, is that so wrong?
     
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    I saw it on LD when LD was at the height of it's popularity but didn't buy it. Now I feel like kicking myself for not buying it.

    Come on release it on DVD already whoever owns the right to it.
     
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    BTW, Columbia? I know this movie is a "catalog" title and all but um....when it does come to DVD, make sure you include a widescreen version please. Your history dealing with catalog titles makes a lot of us worry since you (for whatever reason) have issued several of them full screen only.
     
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    I would also love to see this film released on DVD. I also wish we could get "Jeffrey" released in the US! (widescreen, 16x9 enhanced please!!)

    JimmyK
     
  12. Michael Allred

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    Wait, are we *sure* Columbia owns it? The amazon.com listing for the VHS release says it's New Line........
     
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    Damn, Michael, you're good! [​IMG]
    I have the VHS box sitting right here, and it
    says it is "New Line Cinema" along with
    "Turner Home Entertainment."
    So, it looks like this might be a Warner Bros.
    owned title since New Line Cinema is their company,
    as is, I believe is Turner Home Entertainment.
    (I miss you posting in a certain thread, Mr. Allred;
    You're so damn smart, funny and opinionated!)
    [​IMG]
    Regards,
    Mark
     
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    I would also snap up Torch Song Trilogy and Beautiful Thing --two of my fave gay-themed films (along with Priscilla , Edge of Seventeen , and Hedwig (hmmm . . I just noticed that 3 of the 5 have drag or transgendered themes).

    I always cry at the end of Torch Song, & watching Matthew Broderick kiss Brian Kerwin is still a thrill.
     
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    Welcome to the HTF!
    [​IMG]
    Mark
     
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    Mark, which "certain thread" are you refering to?
     
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    New Line announced "Torch Song Trilogy" for a May 4th release!
     
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    Hmmm.. a screen-specific commentary from Harvey Fierstein! I'm sold! [​IMG]
     

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