WINGS : 1st Academy Award Winner

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  1. Mark Walker

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    Hey, I was just looking over my "must own"
    titles on DVD, and realized that Wings,
    which was the first film to win the Academy Award for
    Best Picture is nowhere in sight.
    Has anyone heard any thing?
    -Mark
     
  2. Neil S. Bulk

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    I have not heard of any plans to release it on DVD, but Paramount really should. It's a great movie.
    Ironically, this was the first film on Laser Disc to have a digital soundtrack.
    Neil
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    I saw Wings on TV during a Christmas holiday. There was nothing else on and I thought "ah well, might as well watch this b&W rubbish". For the next hour and a half (I forget how long it actually lasted), I sat spellbound - Wings was one of the best films I've seen, certainly in my top twenty. Absolutely brilliant! I think it was the version that had the new musical score which really added to the onscreen action. Top Gun had nothing on this.
    I'd buy it today on DVD if I could!
    Regards,
    Paul
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    I'd like to build a complete collection of Best Picture winners but the studios aren't cooperating. Of the first 11 winners, only 2 (All Quiet On The Western Front (1930), and It Happened One Night (1934)) are currently available.
    So I'll chime in. Get Wings released! And then Broadway Melody, Cimarron, Grand Hotel, etc. etc...
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  5. Mark Zimmer

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    Unfortunately, Paramount has taken the position that silent films are worthless. They are, of course, not so worthless that they would consider actually licensing them to someone who would release them on DVD. Thus, the worst of both worlds. [​IMG]
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    Wings did come out on laserdisc. It would be nice to have it on DVD, as well as "Hell's Angels," an early sound film.
     

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