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Living Deadpan
10-15-11, 11:36 PM
Searched the archives for this, didn't find anything, so...

Looks like Coonskin will finally be released on DVD on November 8th.

It's listed as Coming Soon at: http://xenonpictures.com/xenon.html

More evidence: http://www.dvdaf.com/price-one.html?dvd=0152984
http://www.google.com/search?q=000799817728&tbm=shop&hl=en&aq=f

Not listed on DVD Price Search yet.

http://ak.buy.com/PI/0/500/224140780.jpg

Mondo Kane
10-16-11, 01:29 AM
Bakshi has said that this is his favorite film he made. I doubt a commentary will appear (Check Xenon's track record for those) But we might get some interviews.

Giles
10-16-11, 08:55 PM
I'm surprised over the inclusion of the original title of the movie, and not the alternate one: 'Street Fight'

amazon has it up for pre-order

The Lizard King
10-28-11, 12:35 PM
I'm surprised over the inclusion of the original title of the movie, and not the alternate one: 'Street Fight'

amazon has it up for pre-order
It's not available from amazon until 6/5/2012, though. The Xenon website says that it will be available on 11/8/2011.

If it's released, then that's one more LaserDisc in my collection that will be only worth a buck (if that).

TLK :cool:

Living Deadpan
10-29-11, 03:05 AM
It's not available from amazon until 6/5/2012, though. The Xenon website says that it will be available on 11/8/2011.


So do all the other retailers. I have it pre-ordered from CD Universe where it's listed as available 11/8.

The Lizard King
11-01-11, 09:52 AM
So do all the other retailers. I have it pre-ordered from CD Universe where it's listed as available 11/8.
I never ordered from them before. Interestingly, they are selling the DVD under the alternative title of, "StreetFight."

I looked on dvdpricesearch.net, and there is no mention of either working title (Coonskin or StreetFight) in their database at the moment.

TLK :cool:

Living Deadpan
11-02-11, 01:41 AM
I never ordered from them before. Interestingly, they are selling the DVD under the alternative title of, "StreetFight."

I looked on dvdpricesearch.net, and there is no mention of either working title (Coonskin or StreetFight) in their database at the moment.


I noticed that. But it's listed on DVD Aficionado & Froogle. DVD Price Search gets most things right, but not everything. I recall they never added the 2nd pressing of the MST3K 20th Anniversary box set, they only list the OOP collector's edition at $162.

The Lizard King
11-02-11, 09:33 AM
I noticed that. But it's listed on DVD Aficionado & Froogle. DVD Price Search gets most things right, but not everything. I recall they never added the 2nd pressing of the MST3K 20th Anniversary box set, they only list the OOP collector's edition at $162.
If it, in fact, comes out next week, it will be the most-anticipated DVD release for me in over two years.

TLK :cool:

EDIT: So, if it has been, "Remastered in high definition," does that mean that it will come out on BD sometime soon?

g
11-07-11, 09:59 PM
Is this still coming out? I was just about to order at bn.com and they removed it from my cart and said it can't be ordered.

Living Deadpan
11-08-11, 08:37 AM
Hmph. Well it shows as backordered on my CD Universe pre-order, & it's also changed to "Not Yet Available" at DVD Empire. The Xenon Pictures site (http://xenonpictures.com/xenon.html) still shows it as "coming soon".

I dunno.

g
11-08-11, 06:55 PM
Buy.com now has a 12/31/2012 release date and amazon says June 2012. So it could be anytime.

wm lopez
11-08-11, 07:16 PM
It's boring. AMERICAN POP is a much better movie cartoon.

The Valeyard
11-09-11, 02:28 PM
I love American Pop! I think it's Bakshi's most "mature" film as a storyteller.

The Lizard King
11-10-11, 10:47 AM
It's boring. AMERICAN POP is a much better movie cartoon.
I pretty much appreciate ALL of Bakshi's films. Sadly, I only have Hey Good Lookin' on VHS tape!

TLK :cool:

The Lizard King
12-07-11, 10:42 AM
Any recent word on this release? It seems to have been delayed and no details are listed on the xenon site anymore. Amazon has it listed to be released in June.

TLK :cool:

Living Deadpan
12-07-11, 08:53 PM
Any recent word on this release? It seems to have been delayed and no details are listed on the xenon site anymore. Amazon has it listed to be released in June.

TLK :cool:

Yes, DVD Aficionado now has the street date at 6/5/12. Talk about advance planning.

Living Deadpan
12-24-11, 11:37 PM
Well that's strange... just got an email from CD Universe saying they shipped this DVD out to me on the 23rd.

Dr. Calamari
12-25-11, 12:56 AM
I remember seeing "Coonskin" in Detroit when it was originally released (1974? 1975?) and it was a really bizarre experience...plenty of the dialogue was lost to me because audience members were constantly shouting at the screen, and I recall there was a shooting outside the theater after the movie let out. Maybe I'll get it to see what I missed almost 40 years ago.

The Lizard King
12-26-11, 11:06 AM
Well that's strange... just got an email from CD Universe saying they shipped this DVD out to me on the 23rd.
Please post back here if/when you receive it!

TLK :cool:

Living Deadpan
12-30-11, 10:28 PM
Please post back here if/when you receive it!

TLK :cool:

Haven't played it yet, but I did receive it and it is, indeed, the Xenon DVD!

UPC: 000799817728
Catalog #: XE8177DVD
Category: Animation, Crime Drama

Strange, everyplace I look still has it listed as "coming soon".

There have been a couple of other times I received pre-orders way ahead of schedule. A few years ago from CD Universe, a couple of Synapse/CasaNegra DVDs when they'd gone back in print. And I received Machete Maidens Unleashed nearly a month before the street date from DVD Planet.

Funny thing about Coonskin is I wasn't expecting to receive it, period. I'd pre-ordered it a couple of months ago, then when the street date got pushed back it remained in my account as a "backorder". I don't know what's going on, but I don't mind having it!

The Lizard King
12-31-11, 12:29 PM
Haven't played it yet, but I did receive it and it is, indeed, the Xenon DVD!

UPC: 000799817728
Catalog #: XE8177DVD
Category: Animation, Crime Drama

Strange, everyplace I look still has it listed as "coming soon".

There have been a couple of other times I received pre-orders way ahead of schedule. A few years ago from CD Universe, a couple of Synapse/CasaNegra DVDs when they'd gone back in print. And I received Machete Maidens Unleashed nearly a month before the street date from DVD Planet.

Funny thing about Coonskin is I wasn't expecting to receive it, period. I'd pre-ordered it a couple of months ago, then when the street date got pushed back it remained in my account as a "backorder". I don't know what's going on, but I don't mind having it!
Cool beans. I'm going to have to order one now. Thanks!

TLK :cool:

visitor Q
03-14-12, 07:22 PM
It has been listed in stock at Amazon since yesterday. Haven't received shipping confirmation on an order I placed last night for it.

Deadpan - how's the quality of the release? Have you dug in yet?

The Lizard King
03-14-12, 09:00 PM
It has been listed in stock at Amazon since yesterday. Haven't received shipping confirmation on an order I placed last night for it.
I ordered it from Best Buy online. $10.70 shipped!

TLK :cool:

visitor Q
03-15-12, 01:42 PM
They dropped it a dollar on Amazon but I can't argue over that price :(

Received shipping confirmation this morning at least :) It's been a long wait.

WaverBoy
03-17-12, 09:36 PM
I just picked up a copy of this at Scarecrow Video in Seattle. I had no idea a legit DVD was in the works until i saw it on the shelf there today, and a little voice told me I'd better grab one. All I can say is, WOW.

Well, maybe I'll say just a bit more. I have extremely fuzzy memories of this film from a viewing of the ancient VHS release 20 years ago, and the film didn't really resonate with me back then. So, I was quite unprepared for the masterpiece contained in this new DVD...sometimes a proper presentation can work wonders on a viewing experience.

Xenon's anamorphic widescreen DVD presents COONSKIN in all its gritty, colorful gory glory, with every bit of the original film grain intact, just as it should be. No DNR scrubbing, just good old-fashioned film textures, and animation cel lines too. Looks wonderful on my 55" Samsung LED LCD, like I'm watching a mint 35mm original print at my own private drive-in. After seeing it like this, I'm now convinced that it's one of the finest, most artistically brilliant and hard-hitting American satires in film history. Kudos to all who worked on getting this release of Bakshi's magnum opus to happen.

On the downside, if there's one film that needs extras to provide context and historical background, it's this one. And unfortunately, there are none to be found, unless you count the abominable quality non-anamorphic widescreen trailer for SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG that plays before the main menu appears. Oh well; the market for physical media being what it is these days, we're extremely lucky this appeared on actual pressed DVD at all. Looks great, sounds great, it's complete and uncensored, and the cover is based on the original poster art. As the chances of this hitting Blu are most likely nil, I'd encourage all you Bakshi fans to snap this up immediately, 'cause you're gonna LOVE it.

John Pannozzi
07-03-12, 12:59 PM
I'm very pleased that this was released, but I should note that there are about 3 or 4 different cuts of this movie out there on home video, so part of me wishes we could have all the different versions available in one place ala the Dawn of the Dead boxset, bit I'm content for the moment. Now if only Warner Archive would finally release Hey Good Lookin'.

mhg83
07-03-12, 05:45 PM
If this film can be re-released Disney needs to grow some balls and put out "Song Of The South" on DVD!