Universal re-releasing Image licensed titles in April.

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  1. Jay E

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    Just in case some people may have missed it, DVDTalk has listed Universal's releases for April and it includes a few titles they were once licensed to Image:
    Always
    American Graffiti
    Andromeda Strain, The
    *batteries not included
    Brazil
    Breakfast Club, The
    Continental Divide
    Fahrenheit 451
    Last Starfighter, The
    Legal Eagles
    Sixteen Candles
    Weird Science
    Glad to see Andromeda Strain, Fahrenheit 451, Breakfast Club & 16 Candles being re-released. My fingers are crossed in hope that these will have some nice extras.
     
  2. LukeB

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    The time to eBay the OOP titles fetching high prices is NOW! [​IMG]
    I'll hold off on eBaying Midnight Run, though, as it's not listed.
     
  3. Craig Beam

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    Is it safe to assume that all of these will feature new anamorphic transfers, or will they simply be rehashes of the earlier Image discs? That's a pretty big batch of OOP titles to all hit at once. I'd love to upgrade my copies of F451 (an isolated Bernard Herrmann score would be marvellous, since the original soundtrack has never been released outside of bootlegs), SIXTEEN CANDLES and THE BREAKFAST CLUB.
     
  4. Ralph Summa

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    Was Midnight Run part of this as well? I saw a copy in a local store for $19.99 and was going to scoop it up today.

    Ralph
     
  5. Brajesh Upadhyay

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    Yes, "Midnight Run" please! Terrific movie that deserves a good anamorphic transfer.
     
  6. Rob Lutter

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    Yeah but, WHERE IS MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE MOVIE?! [​IMG]
     
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  8. Eric Peterson

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    Where's "Double Indemnity"??
     
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    Fahrenheit 451 and the missing Slaughterhouse Five were two of the better nonanamorphic releases. If these same sources were upgraded to anamorphic, it would be excellent.
     
  10. Todd Hostettler

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    And what about the most important of them all... The Marx Brothers films?
    I'm surprised these have sat in limbo for as long as they have. Hopefully, it's because they're getting some much needed restoration work.
     
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    this would be great for F51 to be released in a better version
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  12. Jack Briggs

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    Very happy about Fahrenheit 451, assuming it's 16:9-encoded. My OoP disc looks good, all things considered. Good to hear about The Andromeda Strain, too.
     
  13. Eric Peterson

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    Great Question! I still have my Image Boxset, but am more & more tempted to cash it in for what it's drawing on Ebay. The picture is so bad on most of these discs, that I could take the cash and replace them with VHS & see virtually no difference & have and extra $150 in my pocket. I hope they are working on restoring them and hopefully even recovering some of the deleted stuff especially in "Horse Feathers".
     
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    When Universal re-released Cat People and Silent Running, both had upgraded transfers and some nice extras. Hopefully they'll continue this trend with this batch.
    They also upgraded from Snappers to Keepcases, but I guess we don't need to open that can of worms here [​IMG]
    still waiting for new versions of:
    Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun
    Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
    Amazon Women On The Moon
    This Island Earth
    and, of course,
    Flash Gordon
     
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    A 16x9 Brazil wouldn't hurt anybody...
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    what a lovely b day present some of those will be with, my b day being 3 days after they are released. Will totally be asking for Sixteen Candles and Wierd Science [​IMG] Glad they are finally being rereleased on dvd.
     
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    Andromeda Strain!
    Andromeda Strain!
    Andromeda Strain!
    Andromeda Strain!
    Sorry, I got carried away. :b
     
  19. Jeff Ulmer

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    American Grafitti was already a Universal release, and an CE to boot. I doubt that's coming out again, especially not as an Image rerelease, since Image never handled it in the first place.
     
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    I really hope The Breakfast Club will have the deleted scenes included. I saw them on TV runs a couple of times and they were pretty good, about 4 IIRC.
     

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