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Will we ever see LOOKING FOR MR GOODBAR on blu?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Larry-Bender, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. MatthewA

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    That's because the stores overexpanded themselves and only offered a limited selection of titles. Best Buy doesn't offer a single solitary Criterion title. Luckily, Barnes and Noble does. What I'm suggesting is that the "death" of physical media is not exactly a natural one and that the demand is still there.
     
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    Not as much as you think. Times are a changing and if you haven't noticed then I don't know what else to say to you. Even the manufacturers of disc players have recognized the change in the market place by offering fewer models.
     
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    Best Buy may not have had Criterion DVDs or Blu-rays last time I checked, but they had vinyl. Vinyl. And this was a store that never even bothered with laserdisc. Don't count it out yet. Player manufacturers are likely moving their physical media resources to 4K, so players that have Blu-ray and DVD are what we will likely see less and less of in the years to come. Perhaps if Hollywood offered a more varied diet, then sales would be better.
     
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    Like I said, I don't know what else to tell you. You keep thinking that way. I'm out!
     
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    I was in my 20’s in 1977 and managing a 6-plex theatre and we played LFMG for 10 weeks with sellouts the first three weeks or so. I always placed myself at the Theatre door to say goodbye to the audience as they left. I can describe the reaction of the audience as they left as crying, staring at the ground, holding on to their dates, but not saying a word. Which I’m positive was the reaction to the ending.

    The film was absolutely a snapshot of the 70’s, and from what I remember it was a best selling book.

    I haven’t seen the film since it’s original release in theatres, but I can still remember scenes that are burned in my memory along with the beautiful Tuesday Weld. I do wish Paramount or especially Criterion would release a Blu-ray.
     
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    I was at a the Village theater in Westwood...sold out. When the film was over no one left their seats. Shocked and stunned... we all needed a few minutes to collect ourselves and then walked silently out of the theater.
     
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    I hope this means catalogue releases are forth coming in any capacity.

    Has anyone tried appealing to Robert Redford to help get Ordinary People released?
     
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    Great memories of people seeing LFMG on it's original release. I was too young to see the film back in '77, but do remember hearing about the film & it was obviously hugely popular at the time. I first read the novel circa 2008-2009 (before I saw the film), and it was very disturbing - even more so when I realized it was based on a true story:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roseann_Quinn
     
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