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Old 02-05-05, 08:22 PM
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The African Queen? 23 March 10

So I am wondering if anyone has any news or knows when The African Queen will be released on DVD. I figured they would have done a 2 disk special edition of this by now, like they did with Casablanca and Treasure. Thanks for any info guys

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Old 02-05-05, 08:27 PM
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I remember seeing THe African Queen DVD in a dollar store. It was in one of those cheap cardboard covers. Probably not the best quality copy though.
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Old 02-05-05, 08:34 PM
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Yep it will probably be in 2 disc form. I would bet later this year.
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Old 02-05-05, 08:41 PM
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use a question mark in your thread title

it is not out....it is not announced.....it will be out this year hopefully....you should not have seen it in a dollar store.....it is not in the public domain........again, please use a question mark....this will help you make friends
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Meanwhile, the R2/Pal release from the UK has an excellent commentary by cinematographer Jack Cardiff, which may not get carried over to an R1 release,
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Old 02-05-05, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by movieguru
I remember seeing THe African Queen DVD in a dollar store. It was in one of those cheap cardboard covers. Probably not the best quality copy though.
You're probably thinking of something else (African Screams maybe?)... The African Queen is not in the public domain, and would not be released by a budget label.
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Old 02-06-05, 01:25 AM
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Paramount's Martin Blythe said back in April 2003 at HTF
[The African Queen] at the moment is a candidate for a full-blown restoration so y'all just going to have to be patient.
I have not heard any updates on its status since then.
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Old 02-06-05, 12:15 PM
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I knew this thread was missing a "?"... but yeah, I clicked any way. Always hopeful.
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Old 12-03-08, 09:55 PM
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Strange to be bumping an almost four year old thread, but still no African Queen?

Has anyone heard anything new about this? I can't believe it's not out yet on R1.
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With a little luck, maybe the first release will also get a Blu Ray disc.
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I can't believe that Garbage Pail Kids: The Movie is available on DVD, but not African Queen.
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Old 12-03-08, 10:53 PM
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Well, according to the Rumor Mill at TheDigitalBits, Paramount is working on a high-def transfer (along with one for Wings), so we may see something next year...
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Old 12-04-08, 03:13 AM
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I can't believe that Garbage Pail Kids: The Movie is available on DVD, but not African Queen.
That's hilarious. Sad but true.
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Old 12-04-08, 09:01 AM
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Well, according to the Rumor Mill at TheDigitalBits, Paramount is working on a high-def transfer (along with one for Wings), so we may see something next year...
I read that too. I also read someplace that the print was heavily damaged and that's the reason they hadn't released it. Maybe it will become part of the Centennial Collection.
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re: The African Queen? October 13th!

The African Queen in October
Posted by: David Greenstreet 05/22/2009

No line on price or bonus features, but Paramount has scheduled an October 13th release date for The African Queen as part of their Paramount Centennial Collection series. Stay tuned for more details...
http://www.classicflix.com/african-q...ber-a-470.html

Finally!!!!!!!
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re: The African Queen? October 13th!

Coming October 13th!
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Old 05-22-09, 07:47 PM
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re: The African Queen? October 13th!

I was all excited at first read of the post then realized there was no news...sigh

EDIT: Thanks dx23 and Noirfan!
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re: The African Queen? October 13th!

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Didn't know you already posted the info in the other thread. Still this is too big of a news to keep in that thread since all those in the collection are re-releases while this one is one of the last big movies not available on DVD in Region 1.
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re: The African Queen? October 13th!

Looks like I made my post a couple of seconds after you did. This probably deserves a fresh thread with official release date in the thread title. If you want to create said thread, go for it.
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Old 05-22-09, 08:27 PM
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No need. The mods fixed the thread.
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Old 05-22-09, 08:30 PM
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re: The African Queen? 23 March 10

Cool, I thought maybe this movie was too damaged and would never come out.
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re: The African Queen? 23 March 10

Great news! Finally!!
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re: The African Queen? 23 March 10

It's about damn time. This is a must buy.
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re: The African Queen? 23 March 10

Wow, just wow. About freakin' time, may or may not buy it but not putting this out on STANDARD DVD in 2008 is just tragic given the leads and Bogart's Oscar win for the movie.
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re: The African Queen? 23 March 10

Originally posted on 02-05-05 05:34 PM:

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Yep it will probably be in 2 disc form. I would bet later this year.
Awesome.
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