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Old 01-11-04, 11:39 AM
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any word on Colossus: The Forbin Project?

I thought I read somehwere that this great sci fi suspenser was coming to DVD....now it's off the map again....wha happened?
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Old 01-11-04, 06:17 PM
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I was just thinking about this movie and wish it was released. Infact, this movie should probably be remade with the state of modern technology and all.
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Old 01-11-04, 08:15 PM
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Amen! What's taking so long to get this one onto a disc?
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Old 01-11-04, 09:04 PM
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it's on my "37 most wanted on dvd list".
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Old 01-11-04, 09:48 PM
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Awesome movie of the "cerebral sci-fi" variety. Wish more of these type got made nowadays... the trend is not encouraging.

Release it as a double-feature with DEMON SEED! How cool would that be?

C'mon let's get this classic out on DVD already!!

*holding onto my laserdisc copy tightly*
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Old 01-11-04, 10:03 PM
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For those who DON'T know about this movie, it was based on a novel of the same name which was the first part of a trilogy of books (which I read as a kid).

More details about the movie can be found here:

http://members.fortunecity.com/roogu...f/colossus.htm

One of my favorites.
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Old 01-11-04, 11:26 PM
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This would make a very good candidate for a remake but alas the studios are to wrapped up in putting out classic remakes like "bring it on again" to think about stuff like "Colossus: The Forbin Project"!
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Old 01-12-04, 08:20 AM
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Why remake it? The original was great! I would rather a studio spent their resources making a new "cerebral sci-fi" movie than remake an old one.

Add me to the list of people who'd snag a copy.
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Old 01-12-04, 10:35 AM
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I finally broke down last month and picked up the widescreen laserdisc (double feature with Silent Running). I just couldn't wait any longer. One of my favorite all-time movies. The books are a lot of fun, though like the movie, long out of print.
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I have all three books. The last one gets kinda corny, but all are still a good read. Look for them at used book stores; they should be cheap enough.
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Old 01-12-04, 12:14 PM
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What's taking so long to get this one onto a disc?
One word: Universal.
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Old 01-12-04, 06:08 PM
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I second the nix on a remake. The original was good enough. Lathe of Heaven has proved that, at least to me.
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Old 01-14-04, 08:32 AM
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I finally broke down last month and picked up the widescreen laserdisc (double feature with Silent Running). I just couldn't wait any longer. One of my favorite all-time movies. The books are a lot of fun, though like the movie, long out of print.
The third book was a bit over the top, no? The second, on the other hand, would make a seriously good sequel.

Can you buy it on VCD anywhere?
 
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I second the nix on a remake. The original was good enough. Lathe of Heaven has proved that, at least to me.
I love the new 'Lathe of Heaven'. I'm always interested in remakes just to see what the studio will do.
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Old 01-15-04, 05:35 AM
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Originally posted by colossus
The third book was a bit over the top, no? The second, on the other hand, would make a seriously good sequel.
Yeah, "over the top" is a good way to put it!

Still a better read than most, though. I just think he was looking for a way out, but at the same time something that was "a bigger story that topped the previous ones", and couldn't think of where else to go. At the time, that sort of direction was popular enough in sci-fi circles. Heck, at the time it perhaps wasn't over-the-top at all. Perhaps it was "great science fiction"!
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Old 01-16-04, 02:21 AM
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Just saw this on tv a few months ago. Enjoyed it, but the film has one of the most blatant "Austin Powers naughty bits" scenes I've ever seen. A guy stands up and the sugar bowl is place just so, and then he hands her a wine glass which is perfectly placed...

It turned a serious moment into rolling on the floor comedy for me.
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Old 01-16-04, 06:17 PM
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I believe that this is where Austin Powers stole it from. I don't recall any earlier efforts that did that sort of cover-up.

And, at the time, there was nothing funny in it. It was just a gesture at indicating nudity without jinxing the rating of the film.
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Old 09-07-04, 01:16 PM
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This same link was posted for the Cloak & Dagger release, but I thought I would give this thread a bump for the Forbin Project news:

http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?...4810&n=1&burl=

Universal has set an official date for the first time releases of Cloak & Dagger, Colossus: The Forbin Project, Commandments, The Cure, Little Miss Marker (1980), Missing, Private School, Splitting Heirs and Sweet Liberty. Each of the titles will form part of Universal's November 2004 Studio Selections, and each of them will be available to own from the 23rd November this year. The retail prices should be set at around $9.99 a piece. I'm afraid we have no further details on these titles yet, although it's safe to say that these will mostly be barebones releases. We'll bring you the official artwork very shortly. Stay tuned.
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Old 09-07-04, 01:22 PM
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As if I need any more titles from my wish list in November .......
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Old 09-07-04, 03:08 PM
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Here's a link for a trailer from the movie:

http://videodetective.com/home.asp?PublishedID=3587
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Old 09-08-04, 11:05 AM
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Universal sucks balls. F'ing 4:3 release.

Click here to remind them that we don't want to buy 66% of a movie.

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Colossus: The Forbin Project
Release Date: 11/23/2004
Packaging: Snap Case
Disc 1
Run Time: 1 Hour 41 Minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Technical Information
Audio
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Picture: Full Frame (1.33:1)
Color

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I'll believe it (1.33) when I see it, and won't buy it if it's true.
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Old 09-08-04, 01:06 PM
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Originally posted by PrivateJoker
Universal sucks balls. F'ing 4:3 release.

Click here to remind them that we don't want to buy 66% of a movie.

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Colossus: The Forbin Project
Release Date: 11/23/2004
Packaging: Snap Case
Disc 1
Run Time: 1 Hour 41 Minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Technical Information
Audio
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Picture: Full Frame (1.33:1)
Color
The full frame information is probably an error in the press release. Davis DVD notes:

http://www.davisdvd.com/news/daily_news.html

All these Universal titles come with new anamorphic or appropriate fullscreen transfers and retail $9.99 apiece.
However, I do not have a definitive answer. We will have to wait and see.
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Old 09-08-04, 04:10 PM
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Too much good stuff is coming out in November and I am going to be forced to pass some wanted titles up. The aspect ratio on this one will be the ultimate deciding factor if I pass this one up or not.
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Old 09-08-04, 04:17 PM
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I gotta think that's a typo. Universal has done a lot of stupid things with their DVD releases, but that would be too much.

(And, before anyone asks, this is a Panavision 2.35:1 film.)
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