When is Carny be available on DVD?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Henry W, Jan 27, 2002.

  1. Henry W

    Henry W Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 31, 2001
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    When will Carny, easily a candidate for the best film of all time, be released on DVD? It is only available on videotape.

    In Robert Kaylor's Carny, the world of the carnival is an illusion manipulated by the carnies to fleece the suckers. The marks generally deserve what they get, because of their greed, corruption, or just plain stupidity. It's share and share alike for Frankie (Gary Busey) and Patch (Robbie Robertson), partners in a dunk-the-bozo act in a carnival travelling through the American South. At one of the small-town stops, Donna (Jodie Foster), an alienated teenager, dumps her obnoxious boyfriend and, with Frankie's encouragement, joins up and moves into their trailer (and Frankie's bed). Feeling displaced, Patch schemes to get Donna out of the carnival. However, the carnival's owner needs Donna to foil a loathsome pair of local officials who demand payoffs. She plays her part perfectly and is accepted by all, although she moves into another trailer.

    Release Year: 1980

    Cast: Gary Busey, Jodie Foster, Robbie Robertson, Elisha Cook, Jr., Meg Foster, Kenneth McMillan

    Director: Robert Kaylor

    Categories: Drama

    Rated: R (Nudity, Adult Situations, Not For Children, Explicit Language )

    Running Time: 102 minutes

    Best regards-Henry
  2. Jon Hertzberg

    Jon Hertzberg Screenwriter

    Mar 6, 2001
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    I agree that CARNY needs to be on DVD. It's one of those films that defines the term "sleeper." A great trio of performances from Gary Busey, Robbie Robertson, and Jodie Foster and a wonderful sense of atmosphere. Warners, VHS sales numbers be damned, this is one another one of your great unsung titles so let's see it on DVD.

  3. ScottCor

    ScottCor Stunt Coordinator

    Sep 3, 2004
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    Does FOX still own this??...Just came to mind today, and would love to see this released.
  4. Jeff Ulmer

    Jeff Ulmer Producer

    Aug 23, 1998
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    I can't argue with more Jodie Foster films being released, however I favor The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane being released first. That is one creepy flick, with great performances by Foster and Martin Sheen.

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