Who owns the DVD rights for Peter's Friends?

 
Old 01-18-04, 06:37 AM
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Who owns the DVD rights for Peter's Friends?

IMDB entry: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105130/

HBO Video did the laser disc

IMDB company credits http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105130/companycredits lists Samuel Goldwyn Company as the US distributor. And the following as the production companies:
BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) [gb]
Channel Four Films [gb]
Renaissance Films
Samuel Goldwyn Company [us]

Anyone know who has the rights to put this out on DVD?

Thanks!
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Good question for a very good film. I am not 100% certain but most of the Samuel Goldwyn titles appear to show up under the MGM Distribution system. Hopefully this terrific film will see DVD soon.

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I hope they release this on R1 DVD soon, it a great movie. For some reason, I find British comedies better than US ones, they seem to develop their characters a lot better.
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Originally posted by skipnet
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Good question for a very good film. I am not 100% certain but most of the Samuel Goldwyn titles appear to show up under the MGM Distribution system. Hopefully this terrific film will see DVD soon.

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That would be nice. MGM sometimes does some really nice stuff with these smaller catalog titles.
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Bump for more info or a confirmation of skipnet's post.
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This is one of the movies on my wanted, short list. I check about once a month to see if a release has been scheduled. No joy yet.

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I fondly remember this film and its killer 80's soundtrack. And it had one of this funniest lines of all time. Delivered by Peter to Emma Thompson (who's trying to seduce him):

"I'm not in the vagina business"
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Originally posted by westerbergrules
I fondly remember this film and its killer 80's soundtrack. And it had one of this funniest lines of all time. Delivered by Peter to Emma Thompson (who's trying to seduce him):

"I'm not in the vagina business"
Yes, the music was a lot of fun. I hope that's not keeping it tied up in music rights issues.

I think it's actually out in other regions (UK).

My favorite song, though, was the version of The Way You Look Tonight that the jingle couple did. And what sucks is that it's not on the soundtrack. Just so beautifully sung.
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"I'm not in the vagina business"
That's not my favorite line in the movie. Mine is "Now that is an extremely long dick."

Isn't the R2 disc out of print?
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Re: Who owns the DVD rights for Peter's Friends?

Originally posted by Blade
IMDB entry: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105130/

HBO Video did the laser disc

IMDB company credits http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105130/companycredits lists Samuel Goldwyn Company as the US distributor. And the following as the production companies:
BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) [gb]
Channel Four Films [gb]
Renaissance Films
Samuel Goldwyn Company [us]

Anyone know who has the rights to put this out on DVD?

Thanks!
This is obscure. So, which are you, an Emma Thompson completist or a Kenneth Branagh completist?
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Re: Re: Who owns the DVD rights for Peter's Friends?

Originally posted by EPKJ
This is obscure. So, which are you, an Emma Thompson completist or a Kenneth Branagh completist?
While a fan of both, I am a completist of neither.

We just rented this for some reason several years ago and really liked it. Especially the idea of old friends getting back together, as well as a look at how time has changed them, and yet kept them the same. Then, when we were deciding on wedding music back in 1995, we wanted to use "the Way You Looked Tonight" and remembered that the version sung in this movie was one of our favorites, but found out it wasn't on the soundtrack.

Now, I've been collecting DVDs since Dec. 98 and still haven't heard anyone mention this sucker, so I'd figure I'd see if I could find out who had the rights. That way, I can bring it up if they ever have a chat with one of the DVD websites.
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It's out in Europe... albeit fullscreen and possibly out-of-print...

The following is one of my favorite funny bits.

(Carol is looking for artificial sweetener)
Carol: Peter, do you have any Equal?
Peter: I'm sorry, I'm famous for having no equal.
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