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15th January 2006 2:25  #1

Colton Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: Singapore Posts: 73
Remastered/Special Treatment?
Does anyone know if these movies will get a newly remastered or special edition treatment soon? Some of these were also previously released on fullscreen only and would love to own it on widescreen.

1. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
2. Leaving Las Vegas
3. Moonstruck
4. Death Becomes Her
5. Contact
6. True Lies
7. Eraser
8. Showdown in Little Tokyo
9. Bladerunner
10. Frantic
11. Mercury Rising
12. The Specialist
13. The Last Boy Scout
14. Striking Distance

15th January 2006 3:49  #2

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
A number of those titles are available pretty cheap in the discount bins at Walmart. A number of them seem doubtful to me... The only one I know for sure is getting a new release is "Bladerunner." The "True Lies" rumor has been around the net as well. I too would like to see a re-release of "Moonstruck" in anamorphic widescreen. I refuse to buy the existing version.

15th January 2006 9:42  #3

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
can you maybe give a link to any news about re-release of Bladeruner Aron ????

16th January 2006 0:44  #4

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492

16th January 2006 1:10  #5

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
I'm not holding my breath on a comprehensive Blade Runner SE.

16th January 2006 20:39  #6

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,482 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I keep almost buying the s**tty version available because it's so damn cheap, but the false hope of an SE keeps me waiting. That and that it is a pretty s**tty edition.

16th January 2006 21:01  #7

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Yeah, the DC currently available has a pretty bad video transfer, but in all fairness it's a pretty old one in terms of DVD. I'd actually be happy at this point with just a re-release of the DC with a new transfer, Ridley Scott commentary, an isolated Vangelis score, and a few featurettes. I've still got my Criterion LD with the international theatrical cut floating around the house, so I could do without a disc and version of the film that Warner doesn't have the rights to distribute for a while, I just wish they'd fix and add to what they do have the rights to.

16th January 2006 21:21  #8

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
Matt, there are tons of Bladerunner DVDs in the Walmart Discount bins for $5.50. So it looks like a re-release is coming. As you said, what form it takes is anyone's bet.

16th January 2006 23:32  #9

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,482 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
In a moment of weakness I almost bought it from Walmat this weekend. Then I realized I was in a Walmart and ran out before my soul was swallowed. Wink

17th January 2006 0:06  #10

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,123 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
You should have destroyed the heart. It's in the back near the big screen TVs.

17th January 2006 0:19  #11

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,482 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
There were too many people in there...they were watching me...

17th January 2006 1:47  #12

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
So, does that mean a stake needs to be driven through my heart for padding my DVD collection at Walmart? I have a serious DVD addiction and every dime I can save helps.

17th January 2006 3:46  #13

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Someone has to stop the evil from spreading, I just bought Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man from the $5.50 rack earlier today on my way to the checkout line.

But back to Blade Runner, I wouldn't necessarily connect it being in the cheap bins to a new edition coming out. It's been readily available for under $10 for a few years and besides, there are plenty of other movies in those bins that haven't been re-released...like Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man.

17th January 2006 4:25  #14

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
Remastered/Special Treatment?
Colton wrote: Does anyone know if these movies will get a newly remastered or special edition treatment soon? Some of these were also previously released on fullscreen only and would love to own it on widescreen.



I'd love to see Contact get some special treatment.  How about a sequel too.  But I don't have your answer.

8th March 2006 16:51  #15

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
The "Blade Runner" special Edition is in the works

8th March 2006 17:05  #16

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,123 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
He says without citing a source...

8th March 2006 17:16  #17

Donnie_Darko Banned Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 352
The Fisher King
The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen

NEEDS SEs

9th March 2006 12:57  #18

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
I'd like to see these two get SE. The first one was a surprise Romantic Comedy Hit!!

While You Were Sleeping (current edition no 5.1, or behind the scenes, etc)

Maid In Manhattan (Bare Bones too!)

10th March 2006 20:50  #19

Donnie_Darko Banned Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 352
BADLANDS!!!!! but extremely unlikely

12th March 2006 21:18  #20

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
"Excalibur" would be awesome as a special edition with the original poster art.

13th March 2006 14:39  #21

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Aaron Schneiderman wrote: "Excalibur" would be awesome as a special edition with the original poster art.

I have an original Excalibur poster in my home theater.  It's from the Cannes film festival, so it is in Italian, a little strange.

14th March 2006 23:34  #22

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I'd love an awful yet funny Michael Caine movie called Without A Clue to be released in at least anamorphic widescreen.

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