Universal Signature Collection (LD related)

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  1. BooneG

    BooneG Stunt Coordinator

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    I was wondering if anybody could tell me what all of the Universal Signature Collection LDs are. I am a purist and am trying to get them all. I looked on ebay and they only have a few. Please help.
     
  2. Rob Lutter

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    The Frighteners and Vertigo are two that come to mind.
     
  3. YANG

    YANG Second Unit

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    UNIVERSAL's SIGNATURE COLLECTIONS are quite expensive during that time.Let me see...

    WS2.35-DANTES PEAK
    WS2.35-THE JACKAL
    WS2.35-THE MUMMY
    WS1.85-SCHINDLER'S LIST
    WS1.85-DAYLIGHT
    WS1.85-LIAR LIAR

    These are the few that i can remember...
     
  4. Matt Stone

    Matt Stone Lead Actor

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    I'm new the the LD game too...and trying to get my hands on all kinds of stuff, but I can't find a good repository out there (except for maybe the Criterion titles)...anybody know any good places.
     
  5. Matt Stone

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    BTW, there's also Soderbergh's Out of Sight: Signature. I know becuase I just bought it [​IMG]
     
  6. MattHR

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    I believe these complete the list:

    Jaws (CAV or CLV)
    For Richer or For Poorer
    Street Fighter
    Psycho (1960)
    Field of Dreams
    12 Monkeys
    E.T. (not in typical grey packaging)
    Tremors
    The Thing
    The Blues Brothers
    1941
    Scarface
    Dragonheart
    American Graffiti
    Animal House
    The Apostle
    Blues Brothers 2000
    The Boxer
    Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
    EdTV
    Fried Green Tomatoes
    The Last Starfighter
    Psycho (1998)
    Out of Sight
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    Patch Adams
     
  7. Derek Miner

    Derek Miner Screenwriter

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  8. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

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    Matt: If by "a good repository" you mean a neat site that tells everything about all laser discs ever released, and maybe, hopefully, includes imports as well - all LD'ers have dreamt of such a thing but there ain't no such animal (but I'd sure like to be proven wrong!). The closest is the IMDB, which is far from complete and is often inaccurate. If you're willing to spend some bucks, however, The DVD Register may be what you're looking for. They have a CD-ROM containing 16,800 domestically released LD titles to go along with their cataloging software (I am not affiliated with this site in any way).
     
  9. Matt Stone

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    Does it list specs? I agree that IMDB is pretty good, but a few titles aren't listed...and I'd like to find out if they are OAR, or pan and scan.
     
  10. alan halvorson

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    Matt: I don't know - I suggest browsing the site and e-mailing the company (individual, I think). I just might invest .....
     
  11. Matt Stone

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    Okay...will do.

    Thx
     
  12. Aaron Reynolds

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    That Signature Series Out of Sight was the last new LD I bought (aside from clearance Ken Cranes discs). I do have some later ones, but they were all bought used.

    What a great disc. I miss new LDs. The PCM track on Out of Sight is tremendous!
     
  13. Aaron Reynolds

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    I just checked that Signature Series website...
    There was a Signature Series LD of The Last Starfighter??? Where the hell was I?
    Okay, who wants to sell one to me? [​IMG]
     
  14. Matt Stone

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    I can't wait until my Out of Sight LD arrives in the mail...only paying 7 bucks shipped, I now feel like I got a hell of a deal!
     
  15. Aaron Reynolds

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    Well, the featurette is pretty unenlightening (despite being made by the same guy who made that brilliant three hour Jaws documentary), but the deleted scenes are fun, and the commentary is pretty entertaining, especially when Scott Frank points out his favourite shot in the whole movie:
    Jennifer's Lopez, her back to the camera, leaning into the trunk to get her shotgun.

    [​IMG]
    Anyhow, for $7, you're getting a great transfer of a great movie, and man does David Holmes' music sound good on that PCM track.
     

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