Would they ever sell Oscar DVD's?

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  1. JohnS

    JohnS Producer

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    No, this isn't about the Sylvester Stallone movie.
    I'm talking about putting the Oscar's on DVD.
    Would this be a big seller?
    They only ones I would want are the David Lettermen hosting one, The Streaker one and the Jack Palance one.
    What about anyone else?
     
  2. David Lambert

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    Mmmm...I'd never buy one just of ONE year's shows. Perhaps a best-of retrospective with the best acceptance speeches and other highlights from over the years, and then if and only if it also had some good informative material and was cheap enough.

    But I'm still not certain I'd buy a DVD about awards for movies. I'd honestly rather buy a movie myself.

    Such a thing might be better as a give-away gimmick to support a good cause or otherwise as some sort of promotion. Done well, it's something people would go out of their way to hunt down a copy of. But I somehow doubt it would sell very well as an ordinary DVD on the shelf.

    It would probably be lost in the bigger shuffle of things.
     
  3. John Kilduff

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    I'd be on this like a pack of dogs on a 3-legged cat. I've read up on all the Oscar ceremonies, and I want to see the controversies, the comedy and the over-the-top musical numbers. Basically, I want on DVD every Academy Awards ceremony inclusive from 1967 (Best picture winner: "In The Heat Of The Night") to 1992 (Best picture winner: "Unforgiven"), plus the 1999 ceremony as well (I need it for Robin Williams' reindition of "Blame Canada"). I want all the odd fashions, odder song reinditions, oddest acceptance speeches...I want to see if the Allan Carr-produced Oscars of 1989 (for the 1988 movie year) were as bad as public opinion would put it. I even have an idea vis a vis the charity concept that David Lambert put forth:

    That perennial cause of charity, that will be around even after the money for the September 11th victims is fully distributed and even after we find a cure for cancer, is AIDS. If proceeds from an extras-loaded OAR box set of Academy Awards ceremonies divided up however you like it went to a charity like the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, we might have something big.

    Sincerely,

    John "There are people out there who'd buy it" Kilduff
     
  4. Marty Christion

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    There was a video and laserdisc of "Oscar's Greatest Moments" that came out 10 years ago.
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    It was a good retrospective, and had the "fake Indian" and streaker, as well as snippets from many cheesy dance numbers.
    Here's a review:
    http://home.earthlink.net/~elundegaa...arsmoments.htm
    It looks like several copies are available for
     
  5. Bill Balcziak

    Bill Balcziak Supporting Actor

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    Oscars on DVD?
    zzzzzzzzzzzz... [​IMG]
     
  6. John Kilduff

    John Kilduff Screenwriter

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    I know about that one. I own it on VHS as a matter of fact. Reading that review, all I can say is: I liked the James Bond tribute (I'm assuming the reviewer is talking about Sheena Easton's performance of "For Your Eyes Only" from 1982. That was like a mini-James Bond movie in itself, complete with Richard Kiel as Jaws).

    Sincerely,

    John "Not really a Bond fan, but can give credit where credit is due" Kilduff...
     
  7. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    The one Oscar moment I would truly like to see again is Charlie Chaplin's honorary Oscar in 1972 (part of the moment is recreated in the film Chaplin). I've never seen anything like it before or since. The ceremony ground to a halt for what seemed like 5 minutes while the entire auditorium stood and cheered.

    M.
     
  8. Sarah S

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    I'd buy dvd's of the Oscars...But I'd like the complete shows, from the Billy Crystal openings to the award for Best Picture. Best Of sets always seem to leave something out that I enjoy.
     
  9. Mark Pfeiffer

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    I wouldn't mind seeing the presentations and acceptance speeches on the corresponding DVD as extras.

    Sense & Sensibility has Emma Thompson's Golden Globes(?) speech, which was a nice addition. I'd go for something like that.
     
  10. Paul Chi

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    I would definately buy the Oscar awards presentation on dvd.
     
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  12. Lewis_W

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    I'm afraid that the Oscar's on DVD would be a guilty pleasure for me!
    Lewis
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  13. Butch C

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    Imagine...a 10 DVD box set of totally full of themselves, useless-in-the-grand-scheme-of-things Hollywood types sucking each others ass
    !

    Id rather buy a DVD that when you opened the box a gun jumped out and shoots me in the face....repeatedly.
     
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