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Old 05-20-03, 05:28 AM
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Question about class of 1984

does anybody now whether this movie is going to be released on dvd.

i hope so, cause it's one of my favo. movies of the '80s.
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It's an underrated classic. One of the few serious critics to give it its due was Ebert: ***1/2.

Just a few weeks ago there was news that a DVD was in the works, but I have no further details.
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Count me as a fan too. I remember Ebert's *** review.

It was owned by Vestron which went belly-up a long time ago. I have a VHS of this film on that label.

Most former Vestron properties are owned by MGM with some being owned by Artisan and possibly some by Universal.
According to this page:

http://www.fast-rewind.com/

Artisan has the rights to it now.

This is one of my very favorite "B" movies and I'd call it a guilty pleasure except I don't feel guilty for liking it.

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According to this site, a French R2 disc is being released on the 22nd. Once again, multi-region PAL capability proves essential:

http://devildead.com/indexdbtop.php3...0&FilmsID=2406
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Originally posted by movielib
This is one of my very favorite "B" movies and I'd call it a guilty pleasure except I don't feel guilty for liking it.
I know what you mean, but I hate that term "guilty pleasure". One should not feel guilty about liking something.

It's actually a very good movie, at least until the climactic series of cliched, gratuitous killings. I wish the movie had come to a more realistic conclusion. Perry King and Tim Van Patten are outstanding; in fact, they give two of my all-time fave performances. Al Waxman is solid as usual, and McDowall is amusingly hammy.
Mark Lester's direction is never more than workmanlike, but the sophisticated script and top-notch acting rise to heights unexpected for what many people consider to be just an "exploitation" film.

Back to the original question: I'm certain there were murmurs of a R1 DVD release recently. Perhaps at Fangoria.
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