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Old 12-22-02, 01:28 PM
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Silver Streak on DVD?

Anyone know if this Wilder/Pryor classic is out on DVD? I seem to recall some time ago that either it was out or just about to come out - but searching through the usual sources did not yeild results. Am I mad, or did I just miss something?
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Old 12-22-02, 03:28 PM
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I'm pretty sure it's not out. I definitely would pick this up if available.
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...this was a childhood favorite of mine. Another vote for an appearance on DVD!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-22-02, 08:56 PM
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Childhood fave of mine too. Hoping for a DVD sometime soon...
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Old 12-22-02, 09:16 PM
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I also would like to see this on DVD. I emailed [email protected] today to find out the status of this, and I'll post when I hear back from them.
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Old 12-23-02, 08:08 AM
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What a great film! This was actually one of my dad's first purchases when we got a VCR in the late 70's. If memory serves, it cost about 85 bucks then.
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The Silver Streak - why no DVD??

First Richard Pryor-Gene Wilder team up and probably the best one as well. Why has this never been released on DVD?
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Old 06-29-04, 01:20 PM
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I have been wondering this myself, for quite some time now. I would really like this on DVD. Really.
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Old 06-29-04, 02:14 PM
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I love this movie a must have!
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Old 06-29-04, 02:20 PM
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This is one of my top 3 not on DVD movies. I hope they release it soon. Keep that ish anthropromorphic too!
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Old 06-29-04, 02:40 PM
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We definately need this!

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Old 06-29-04, 03:00 PM
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My dad took me to see this.

I don't know why we don't have this on dvd... Gene Wilder in black-face, maybe??
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Old 06-29-04, 05:52 PM
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This is the one VHS tape I still own. I remember someone asking about it during the last WB HTF chat and them saying they hadn't thought about it. Cross your fingers.
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Old 06-29-04, 07:11 PM
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Re: The Silver Streak - why no DVD??

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The Silver Streak - why no DVD??
Because it was a hit film in it's day and it would only make sense to issue it out on dvd.

In other words, they stupid!
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Old 06-30-04, 01:55 AM
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When asked about the film during the January 2004 HTF talk with Fox, Peter Staddon was initially non-commital... along the lines of "Silver Streak would be a great title to put out..." Later on, he said "Jumpin Jack (Flash) would be a good title to put out with the Silver Streak in a budget line comedy promotion."

Jumpin' Jack Flash was released by Fox earlier this month as a $14.98 title; hopefully, Silver Streak won't be too far behind.
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When asked about the film during the January 2004 HTF talk with Fox, Peter Staddon was initially non-commital... along the lines of "Silver Streak would be a great title to put out...
Sounds like Fox has no interest for any release anytime soon. We'll probably have to wait years, if ever!
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Old 06-30-04, 10:51 AM
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One of the greatest movies ever made...
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Old 06-30-04, 01:36 PM
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Pryor was amazing in it.

Too bad the studios didnt let him play Black Bart in 'Blazing Saddles'.
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Was Gary Coleman in this movie?
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Old 06-30-04, 02:27 PM
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Silver Streak is a much better film than Jumpin Jack Flash. Oh well....
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Old 06-30-04, 04:47 PM
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One of the greater mysteries of life is Whoopi Goldberg's career.

She did a one woman show that was just ok and then the floodgates opened.

There should be a poll to avoid dreck like 'Flash' so that good stuff like 'Silver Streak' gets on dvd.
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Old 06-30-04, 05:10 PM
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A poll would be great. TCM and Warner lets fans vote for which classics they want Warner to release, why can't other studios do what they do best and copy a good idea? "Which 70s comedy would you like to see on DVD?"
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Old 07-01-04, 10:12 AM
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Another vote here for SILVER STREAK. Widescreen is essential for the final train crash!
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Old 08-31-04, 04:43 AM
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Finally We Get this Classic on DVD!!!

Silver Streak is scheduled to be released on dvd on 12/14/04. Finally will have this classic on dvd. Hopefully it will be a widescreen version. It certainly won't be a SE because it has a list price of $9.99.

It is already up for pre-order on Best Buy, Video Universe, and Amazon.
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Old 08-31-04, 08:33 AM
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it'll go on my shelf right next to "See No Evil, Hear No Evil"
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