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DVD Reissue of "The Idolmaker"

Old 03-08-08, 01:31 AM
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Reissue of "The Idolmaker"?

I was watching a DVD I bought a while back of "The Idolmaker," and it was pan-and-scan with a terrible transfer. According to information online, it was once on laserdisc in widescreen, with a Taylor Hackford commentary. I maybe understand why the commentary was deleted to save money, but why such a bad non-widescreen picture? This movie has something of a cult following after being shown for many years on cable stations. It has a brilliant performance by the late, great Ray Sharkey, fun production numbers with Peter Gallagher, and a small role by cult actor Joe Pantoliano. I think it could sell reasonably well with a rerelease, and the widescreen print must be out there somewhere. Is there any word if this will ever be reissued with a decent picture quality?

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Old 03-08-08, 06:58 AM
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Your final question mark should have been in the thread title since you are asking a question.
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Old 03-08-08, 10:36 AM
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Dammit. I got all excited for a second there.
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Old 03-08-08, 11:51 AM
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I added the question mark, sorry. I was so disappointed with the picture quality. It almost looks like a duplicate of a faded VHS tape. It deserves better.
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