WARNER: The Mission

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by MichaelH, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. MichaelH

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    18 months ago, in a chat with Home Theater Forum members, this movie was ask about by me. In attendance from Warner were: Paul Hemstreet, Jim Wuthrich, Mike Finnegan, & Mike Radiloff among others....
    quote: (MichaelH) The Mission (1986) with Robert DeNiro and Jeremy Irons was previously announced (or rumored?) as a June, 2000 release. I have now been told it has been delayed. Any definitive news?
    (Warner_Bros) It has now undergone remastering and will be scheduled during 2001. DONE [/quote]
    So whatever happened??? Is there a release date yet? This film won both Academy Awards for Cinemaphotography and Original Score if I recall correctly and would really shine in the DVD format... While I appreciate that there is a variety of tastes out there, I cannot believe the energy put into obscure horror film and the National Lampoon series and this one remains unanswered! Is the Warner Bros. marketing dept. aware of all the people importing the NTSC version from China?
    Can someone please do us the courtesy of responding?
    [Edited last by MichaelH on October 24, 2001 at 06:17 PM]
     
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    This title is listed for 2002 release in the "massive" release schedule for all studios posted a few days back at the Digital Bits.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up, I somehow missed that on DigitalBits. Unfortunately, it is only listed as "possible" for 2002 and falls under their blanket disclaimer of "should be considered tentative until officially announced."
    The thing that gets me on this one is that it had an official street date in June of 2000, and then was delayed. I was actually delighted when I heard they were going to remaster it as the only copies I've seen are suffering a bit, but 2 years now? I read somewhere else that the director, Roland Joffe, is a big fan of the DVD format, so no weird obstacles there.
    Oh well, I guess we all have that special title we really want to see on our home theaters - it's just harder when you get teased and then revoked!
     

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