Warner 70s-era requests

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Jon Hertzberg, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. Jon Hertzberg

    Jon Hertzberg Screenwriter

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    Warner has been great about getting classics from its own vault as well as those of MGM and, to a lesser extent, RKO onto disc in luxurious, lovingly restored edtions. I hope the trend continues and the studio digs even deeper into the films of the Studio Era (especially 30s and 40s).

    I have not seen as much action from Warner on the 70s-early 80s front and wondered specifically about several titles that are not always mentioned. When will we see issues of, and no-frills OAR/16:9 presentations will be just fine,:

    Straight Time
    Personal Best
    Over the Edge
    Brewster McCloud
    Gumball Rally
    Carny
    Cruising
    Night Moves

    Jon
     
  2. Bruce Morrison

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    I'd also like to see a DVD of 'Night Moves' released. But I would say it's the 60's that Warner should be looking at for some classic titles that have yet to see the light of day on DVD. I'd like to see the following 60's titles released:

    Reflections In A Golden Eye
    Point Blank
    The Fearless Vampire Killers
    Far From The Madding Crowd
    Ride The High Country
     
  3. Jay E

    Jay E Cinematographer

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    I'd buy all the titles mentioned so far and add:

    Brewster McCloud
    The Devils
    Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The
    Performance
    Petulia
    Prince of the City
    Scarecrow
     
  4. Jon Hertzberg

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    If we are talking about the sixties...yes to all, especially:

    Petulia
    Point Blank

    And, Jay thanks for mentioning 1981's stellar and underrated Prince of the City. I forgot about that one. The early Orion titles (thru Warner Bros.) were nearly uniformally fine films.

    Jon
     
  5. larry bender

    larry bender Stunt Coordinator

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    SHOOT THE MOON
    GOODBYE MR CHIPS
    WHOS LIFE IS IT ANYWAY
    RICH IN LOVE
    PENNIES FROM HEAVEN I believe Warners owns the rights to most of these MGM titles.
    Also I would like to see WRESTLING ERNEST HEMINGWAY and UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE from Warners.
     
  6. Paul_Scott

    Paul_Scott Lead Actor

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    good choices so far.
    i would just add
    I Wanna Hold Your Hand


    even though we just missed the 40th ann.
     
  7. Dick

    Dick Producer
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    Larry, I'm with you on PENNIES FROM HEAVEN, SHOOT THE MOON and WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY. Three fine movies. I remember buying all three of these in late '82 or early '83 when they were released simultaneously on RCA SelectaVision CED discs! The first two eventually turned up on laser (PENNIES looked horrible, and both it and MOON were pan-and-scan only) and LIFE never showed up beyond VHS at all. Time to give these films their due. All are monumentally underrated/underseen.
     
  8. Paul_Scott

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    forgot about Demon Seed.
    would love to see that as well.
     
  9. Gordon McMurphy

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    Antonioni's, The Passenger (1975) - the recent DVD of Blow-Up has a superb transfer. It is great to finally have it on DVD. Antonioni's existential classic, Professione: Reporter aka The Passenger is a stunning film, long overdue on DVD. Being a Jack Nicholson film would help sales, too I'm sure.

    Speaking of Nicholson, Warner own The Fortune, don't they? It would be nice to see it on DVD, too.

    Point Blank
    Ride The High Country
    Brewster McCloud
    The Devils
    Performance
    Scarecrow
    The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
    O Lucky Man!
    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
    The Ballad of Cable Hogue


    And a thousand others...
     
  10. Bruce Morrison

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    Regarding 'Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore', I don't know whether Warners are still planning their long-rumoured Scorsese box, which would also include a first DVD release of 'After Hours'. Has anyone heard news about the status of this project? I'm a bit confused, because I've also seen other reports that a special edition of 'GoodFellas' is in the works, and I assume that this would be released separately from any box set.

    Also, if they are going to release a Scorsese box, I'm wondering whether MGM will be part of the project so that it could include a first DVD release of 'New York, New York' and a re-mastered anamorphic version of 'Raging Bull'. Has anyone heard what the planned release will contain?
     
  11. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Producer

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    Hi, Bruce. I recall that the boxed set was to contain:

    Who's That Knocking At My Door?
    Mean Streets
    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
    After Hours
    Goodfellas


    Who's That Knocking At My Door? was going to be a boxed set exclusive.

    Mean Streets has dropped of the radar also.

    Questions about this set should be asked at next months Warner chat.
     
  12. AlanBrom

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    I'd like to add:

    DRACULA A.D. 1972
    IT'S ALIVE
    IT LIVES AGAIN
    NIGHT OF THE LEPUS
    TROG
     

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