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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Peter Mazur, Jul 25, 2003.
I thought RCOM was already available on DVD. I quick search on eBay turns up myriad auctions for it. Is it available in another region? Are they all bootlegs, or what?
Yes, the are all bootlegs; the Criterion transfer was stunning, btw.
Paramount made clear years ago that while the film is "fun" there currently is "no interest" in releasing it on DVD. Despite, of course, serious interest in it over here at HTF. Whatever.
ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS CRACK IN THE WORLD & Saul Bass' PHASE IV 3 great films that sadly may never see the light of day on DVD-unless from another region..
The chapter break at the end of side three is called "Out of the Ashes" on the Criterion LD. It is true when Chapter 27 ends and 28 picks up, it is seamless. The scene cuts from medium shot of Friday and Draper in the ashes to long shot, the music continues uninterrupted. Here are the chapter breaks for those interested as Criterion has it broken out: 1. Main Titles 2. Mars Gravity Probe 1-1 3. The wreck of Elinor M 4. Alien landscape 5. The cave 6. The Omnicom transceiver 7. I have 60 or so hours of life left 8. A hand in the dust 9. Mona 10. “That’s all there is baby.” 11. “Scratch signature!” 12. The sand clock 13. “2763 paces-survival information” 14. 31-Mar 15. “Water is where you find it.” 16. Kit drops in on Mona 17. A day at the beach 18. “Mr. Echo, go to hell!” 19. “The hairiest problem of all…” 20. “The back of the skull was charred.” 21. “They’ve come to get us!” 22. Thank God, it’s Friday 23. “You’re an escaped slave!” 24. Sands of time 25. “You’re going to learn English.” 26. “Your friends were expendable.” 27. The fireball 28. Out of the ashes 29. “Friday talk, A-OK.” 30. The attack 31. Beneath the Martian surface 32. Underground highway 33. “We’ll have to go up!” 34. “We’re sticking together, buddy!” 35. “You said there were 12 left!” 36. The ice cap 37. Avalanche 38. Space Rescue Group 3 39. End credits
Right on Curt_B! I've been putting "Crack in the World" on my wanted list for years! Unfortunately, I guess few people remember it. I DO remember and owned the Criterion "Robinson Crusoe on Mars." Yes, that was a great transfer! The extras were really unexpected and excellent as well. My only complaint was with the hideous packaging. The sleeve artwork was very poor with one of the worst color schemes I've ever seen. Yes, we know its Mars, the red/brown/dun colored whatever planet. One needn't extend it to the artwork. A minor but irritating flaw in my estimation. However, as I sold my LD collection to go DVD some years ago, all would be forgiven if Criterion would see their way towards releasing that title again. Heck, I'd be happy if anyone would put it out, though I would hope with that great print Crit. used.
crack in the world. when i first saw this. http://imdb.com/title/tt0298814/posters i thought a remake was coming.
The bootleggers will be happy that Paramount is pretty much out of business.
Amen Dick!! I guess there is a reason why I own less Paramount titles than those of any other major Studio.
Hypothetically, I would think that if Paramount is not interested in releasing RCOM, then if someone like Criterion where to do it, they'd need to renegotiate an agreement with Paramount to issue it as a DVD. Also, since Criterion owns the suppliments created for the LD, then they could easily re-use all that great stuff. That's also assuming the rights to those materials are still Criterion's. What would it take to get Criterion to become interested? Perhaps the sales of the original LD were not good enough to interest them? I doubt that, I bet the sales were similar for Criterion's Blade Runner and Forbidden Planet and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. (Wonderful audio commentary on that last disc too)
when? 2007 http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/...d.php?t=247774
http://www.criterion.com/asp/release.asp?id=404 Coming in September! An anamorphic transfer from a 4K-definition restoration with the supplements from Criterion's laserdisc plus a few more. Good times!