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Xanadu (Re-release with CD Soundtrack)---> 6/24/08

Old 03-03-08, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Giles
well, then there should be no reason why Universal wouldn't release this on bluray - (please).
If Xanadu was released on BD, I'd buy it.
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Old 03-03-08, 12:50 PM
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someone needs to release Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979)
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Old 03-03-08, 01:14 PM
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I worked at one of the first Planet Hollywood's as a Audio/Video DJ, and I was the only DJ that would play clips from this...Total guilty pleasure...
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Old 03-03-08, 01:37 PM
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Believe it or not, I still have this soundtrack on VINYL. A must-have for anyone who grew up in the 80's.
Me too. Plus the laser disc. Yeah, the movie's a bit corny, but the music's pretty good and it's got a fair amount of eye candy, especially Olivia.
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After watching "Xanadu" you'll never look at a pair of roller skates in quit the same way you did as a kid...

For a fun threesome, try watching this with "Can't Stop the Music" and "Sgt. Pepper"

D'oh!
I'm more of a Xanadu, Grease 2, Pirate Movie person myself.

Hehe.
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Old 03-03-08, 03:27 PM
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I'm more of a Xanadu, Grease 2, Pirate Movie person myself.

Hehe.
Now that's a movie night I could go for.
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Old 03-03-08, 04:28 PM
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What was the name of the song Olivia sang while in her tiger-print mini-skirt? It isn't on the soundtrack cd that I have. Hope they can include it here.
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Old 03-03-08, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by SI78
I'm more of a Xanadu, Grease 2, Pirate Movie person myself.

Hehe.
I'd throw "Can't Stop the Music" and "the Wiz" in there.

And, yeah, Xanadu has been on UniHD, so for a BR release. However, the same could be said for "the Wiz", yet that wasn't released on BR.
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Old 03-03-08, 07:32 PM
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What was the name of the song Olivia sang while in her tiger-print mini-skirt? It isn't on the soundtrack cd that I have. Hope they can include it here.
It's called 'Fool Country'. It was released as a B-side. It recently became available on CD for the first time on the recent Olivia Gold collection.
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Old 03-03-08, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Rogue588
And, yeah, Xanadu has been on UniHD, so for a BR release. However, the same could be said for "the Wiz", yet that wasn't released on BR.
Yes, there isn't really a correlation between something showing on TV in HD and being released on disc. Sure, there are examples when things did get released, but there are other titles that did not get released. All it really tells you is that they have an HD master, just like they do for many other movies.
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Old 03-04-08, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by SI78
It's called 'Fool Country'. It was released as a B-side. It recently became available on CD for the first time on the recent Olivia Gold collection.
Is it a medley, like the way it played out in the movie with short parts of the other songs, or is each song fully realized?
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Old 03-05-08, 09:09 AM
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even the final song 'Xanadu' isn't the version that was mixed for the album release, I think the new Broadway cast recording retains the Country-Western segment.
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even the final song 'Xanadu' isn't the version that was mixed for the album release, I think the new Broadway cast recording retains the Country-Western segment.
Yep, just downloaded Fool Country, and half of the tune is the rock part, and the other half is the country part. I was hoping for a whole three minutes of the first half, but I guess it never existed in that state.
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Old 03-06-08, 01:37 AM
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How many songs does Kelly sing?
Not many people like his singing but I enjoyed his vocals.
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Unless I'm having a total brainfart, he only sings one, 'Whenever You're Away From Me'.
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Unless I'm having a total brainfart, he only sings one, 'Whenever You're Away From Me'.
that's the only song that I recall as well.
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Originally Posted by SI78
I'm more of a Xanadu, Grease 2, Pirate Movie person myself.

Hehe.

Pirate Movie? The musical or the XXX feature?

Oh, never mind, I just realized I have both...

The Pirate Movie has been sitting in my "get to" stack for over a year.

I'm I really missing anything?

Although those you think there is nothing more entertaining than a bad musical have not sat through "The Apple." Now THERE's an 80"s nightmare...
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Oh God yes. Pirate Movie is a majestic trainwreck. I adore it.
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Old 04-05-08, 10:19 PM
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Any image comparison reviews out there between the new edition and the old version?
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Old 04-06-08, 12:23 AM
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It was painful to sit through this movie. I couldn't sit through it. But I love ELO and Olivia's music.
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Old 04-06-08, 06:16 PM
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Any image comparison reviews out there between the new edition and the old version?
I doubt that there is one now, since the DVD is released in June. Probably by the beggining of the month, we'll see something at dvdbeaver.
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Old 04-06-08, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by SI78
Unless I'm having a total brainfart, he only sings one, 'Whenever You're Away From Me'.
That was Gene Kelly, in a duet with ONJ. It was also the final recorded dance of his great career. And, if memory serves, many of the steps were reproduced as an homage from his famous dance with Debbie Reynolds in Singin' In The Rain:

Enjoy:

Whenever You're Away From Me (Xanadu)


Singin' In The Rain (skip to 2:40 - 3:54 for the dance)
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Originally Posted by kenbuzz
Singin' In The Rain (skip to 2:40 - 3:54 for the dance)
and then skip to 7:26 for a terrific dance sequence with Donald O'Conner.
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